A wife of noble character who can find?...She speaks with wisdom and faithful instruction is on her tongue...Her children arise and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praises her. Proverbs 31:10, 26 & 28

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Due date has come and is it going?

Well today's the day the baby's due. We thought that she might be here about 3 weeks ago but nothing eventuated from that. It was really strange, I've never had braxton hicks contractions that made me think I was in labour before, but I've been having them regularly for the last 3 weeks. I'm kind of hoping that the baby won't come for another couple of days because I have had a bit of a cold and now have coughing fits. The last thing I want is for the baby to come now and get sick from me. Everything is pretty much ready, though, and it's just a matter of waiting.

I've really been struggling with the housework, lately (no surprises there). The kids have been doing their fair share but it just seems to be getting out of hand. I was reading another blog last week and this lady gets her children to clean up and vacuum every morning so I've been trying that over the last week and it's made a big difference. It only takes a minute if all of them get involved and, especially as Tim's been having clients come into the house, it's been really nice having a clean loungeroom and family room. Now I just need to work out a roster for the dishes so that we have clean dishes at dinner time, but I won't really worry about that at the moment. We'll deal with one habit at a time.

Rose has been a bit of a sooky la la lately, I think she can tell that something's up. Mummy can't give her cuddles the way she likes them and she's started getting up from bed with her dummy and blanket. Last night she was so cute. I told her it was time for bed and she got her dummy and blanket and layed on the couch. I didn't have the heart to put her to bed straight away so she ended up falling asleep there. She's such a good girl.

Christian is turning into a tormenter. As Rose is being so sooky and bossy he's starting to try and push her limits. When she throws a temper tantrum she jumps up and down on the spot, it's so funny.

Josiah is now enrolled in TAFE and will be doing his VCE (year 11). He's a little nervous about it, I think he's been spoiled at home for the last 3 years. I'm definitely going to miss him being around all the time, he's a great helper.