I am allowed to do the dishes, sweep the floor, do the washing, mow the yard on the ride on, and cook dinner. How boring. I know, I should be resting. I am trying - but it is so hard going from busy busy busy to doing nothing. The other change is in my husband. He is a typical male - cannot make up his mind - and normally tells me I do to much ect, then, when I am relaxing he tells me I should be doing something.....but now, wow, what a change! He wants me to rest, put my feet up, take a break, and most of all, not do anything. I complained about not being able to do anything and feeling useless to him the other night. He shocked me with his response -
"Well babe, it's not about you anymore, it's about those babies."
Anyone who knows Daniel will be just as shocked as I was!
The last 6 days have been anything but restful though. I have had the busiest week since finding out I was pregnant, and my body has certainly been telling me to slow down. At least I know from this early stage what I can and can't do to my body.
The boys - Daniel and Kerry (my step dad) have started the renovations and they are off in full swing. After the office was gutted last week we bought a window to replace the yucky sliding door, and they (mostly Kerry) installed it the other day. It is so nice to see things being prepared - even if I can't help. I am REALLY good at going to Bunnings though. I swear we only seem to renovate when I'm pregnant. I wonder if it's a ploy to keep my brilliant renovating mind out of the action?
It still needs a lot of work, but you get the general idea. Daniel also did a great job on the prep for Amali's room. He did a bit of painting, including the roof, but sorry honey, it really isn't your forte. Kerry soon took over, with the help of Mum too and they got the room looking beautiful. I haven't a picture to show yet as she is asleep now and Jordan's bed is in there too as we have now started prepping his room.
On a super cute note though - look what started hatching on Wednesday!! This little guy is a cross between our (now deceased) Aracana rooster and a big Sussex hen. She has another two to hopefully crack open, and one of our Reds is sitting on about 10, so we'll see what happens over the next few days....
I got to get all dressed up on Wednesday night for the annual Prep Mums Dinner for school. This is another of my Coles clothes purchases, I think I'll go back and get the blue one too. Super comfy, made of a wool type materiel and very, very stretchy. You'll be seeing this a lot more often!
So today I hit 10 weeks - yay for me! Still feeling excellent, so many people comment on how good and happy I look, which is so nice. I have days here and there where I feel a bit off, but eating small and often all day helps that heaps. I am far more tired than with the other two, to be expected though. I can feel my boobs growing again (yay says Daniel), and cannot wait to feel the babies start moving. (I'm sure I'll get over it though when they are bigger and playing soccer with my intestines)
When I'm standing I do look like I am pregnant, but most of that is 'left overs' and not really hard yet, like a real baby bump should be.
It was such a nice moment, and one that I think I will cherish always.