Another appointment this morning, not much new. About the same progress as last week. I keep telling this baby to hurry up, because as soon as it starts coming, I get reinforcements with my other kids!! Caring for my kids, husband, and home was interesting enough just dealing with the physical effects of being very, very, very pregnant, but then I got a monster cold over the weekend, just to make things a bit more fun. My doctor gave me a prescription this morning, so hopefully that will help. I finally had to give up on the Olympics the past two nights and go to bed early. I should be back to just being pregnant in a day or so. It’s crazy to think that no matter what, in three weeks I’ll have four kids. I’m actually kind of scared, not of childbirth or the physical aspects; been there, done that. But I’m scared of having four kids. I feel like I barely have things under control now, so what’s going to happen when there is another one. That’s when I remind myself, or my husband does the reminding, that God’s grace is sufficient for the day. I don’t have the grace today to handle a homeschooling kindergartner, a non-potty-trained three year old, an extremely rambunctious 18-month old, and a nursing newborn–because I don’t need that grace today. Today I just need the grace for three kids. And somehow, no matter how badly I’ve been feeling, we’ve made it through the day without disaster, by God’s grace. And His grace for parenting four kids age five and under will be there abundantly when it is needed. Thank you, Lord, for your grace that is always enough.
So, my due date is fifteen days away, and I could go as much as 8 days over, meaning that in 23 days, one way or another, the Hall family will be 6. If you haven’t left your “baby day” pick, you better hurry up!