So here is a little run down of our life these days:
Megan is just as cute as ever (okay, much cuter. Let’s be honest.) She is HILARIOUS and she is hitting a big stride as far as comprehension goes. She is also becoming quite the little parrot. She likes to mimic EVERYTHING we say. She has also recently decided that she has to be touching one of us or climbing on us or hugging us or kissing us…pretty much every chance she gets. Here she has climbed up on daddy’s shoulders.
I try to get out of the house and do something fun with her everyday (the key word being “try”. There are many days we go nowhere.) I feel bad on the days we are stuck in doors all day, but Megan is a great sport about it.
She loves to play on her “computer”, play with her “ABC Books”, play with play-doh, and watch game shows: among other things. Naps are a thing of the past for Megan, but she still takes a “rest” in her room for 2 hours during the day. Basically she reads books and sings songs at the top of her lungs.
In pregnancy news, I am 35 weeks along. I have 5 weeks left, but was ready to be done…let’s see…about 23 weeks ago! 23 weeks of pain = not so fun (if I count the morning sickness, which seems like a cakewalk now, then I was ready to be done 29 weeks ago). Pretty much I am in pain every minute of every day and the worst pain comes when trying to lay down. The ONLY comfortable/pain free position is on my back; which is a “no-no” during pregnancy, so I don’t get much sleep at night. During the day I just try to ignore it the best I can. Seriously, only 5 more weeks.
I think I can…I think I can…
School is going good for Adam. He is really enjoying his research, and it looks like we are definitely on schedule to be done by August at the latest. I don’t know how he does it. There are so many days when he spends more time at home then he should and yet he is still getting things done. The other day I was making my way home after grocery shopping with Megan. I had a trunk full of groceries and I was actually getting teary eyed as I wondered how on earth I was going to survive all the trips it was going to take me to get the groceries up to our apartment. I turned down our street and saw Adam (I had dropped him off at school only an hour and half before) making his way to our apartment. When I caught up to him I asked him what he was doing and he said he felt like he was needed at home. He said that while at school Elder Holland’s talk from the most recent conference came to mind. The talk mentioned being an “angel” for someone else and he felt like he needed to be an angel for me that day.
And he was.
I guess that’s it for now. Oh, one more thing. It’s cold here in Iowa. This is what I woke up to the other day:
Oh, and one more thing (again). Gas is $2.34 here.
Now that’s what I’m talking about!