Last week was vacation time with Bryan’s side of the family. We had a great time, but again, I didn’t get to the blog.

Call me slow but I finally realized something… I think I need to take a break from the blog, at least until after the baby’s born.

It doesn’t seem like much, I know, but right now it’s just one more thing off my plate. One less “to do” on my list.

Thankfully, both the baby and I are doing well. I am 36 weeks (today actually). The baby is head down and in the right position. Things are just beginning to show signs of getting ready for labor… We are all getting anxious to meet this little one and have him be an actual part of the family.

But again, with everything getting so close my anxiety/fear rises and I do still dread the thought of labor. If you think of it, pray for us, for me. A healthy baby is all I want at this moment, but ohhhhh, if there was any other way to do it other than labor that would be wonderful.

I’m not due till August 17th but I’m praying this little one comes at least a little early. We already have birthday’s on Aug 18th, 22nd, 25th, and 28th in our family not to mention a couple other dates at the end of the month from extended family. We could use an earlier August birthday.

These days are going fast but I am definitely moving slower. My poor kids, I look forward to the days when I can get up and go again. When walking up a flight of stairs doesn’t make breathe hard!

We are also trying to get ready for school to begin in the fall. The more I can do now, the easier the days are at the beginning while we’re still trying to figure out routines. I look forward to the idea of a “new normal” but it’s a bit overwhelming.

So… have a great summer! Enjoy the days, the sun, and the warmth. And until I blog again I’ll just say this:

The Lord your God bless you and keep you
The Lord make His face shine upon you and be gracious to you
The Lord turn His face toward you and grant you peace.