These past several days have been rough. I so miss my boys! Well, I do actually have one of them with me, my 2 year-old, but only relying on phone calls and texts with my older two kiddos has been ruuuu-ough!
Although I've been enjoying this time with my family, I miss seeing my boys play, romp, and run around together. But, I know that this time will pass quickly and very soon, they'll all be down in Texas here with me greeting their newest cousin.
It has been so exciting for me to spend so much time with my sister as she prepares for her first born -- just 10 days shy of her due date. We just had her baby shower last weekend, too. She's planning a very natural homebirth and I was able to go with her earlier this week to her midwife appointment. She is working with a lovely team of women whom I know have her and the baby's best interest at heart. I can't wait to get this show on the road!
It's also been cool to spend some time with my mom in her new home. She and my stepdad just moved into a beautiful brand new home a couple of weeks ago so it's been nice to help them unload and unpack just a bit. Just yesterday my stepdad picked up the two twin mattresses for one of the spare bedrooms (which will likely be my boys' guest rooms when they visit) so we are starting to put that room together.
On Tuesday my sister and I had lunch out together followed by pedicures and shopping time at one of her fave spots. I am enjoying getting to spend time with her before this motherhood thing rocks her world! Oh, she has NO idea! He, he, he!
But back to my boys.....just last night my oldest told me on the phone just before bed, "I just wish you could come home already." It made me cringe and feel sad just a little but I know that I have an amazing husband who is undoubtedly taking very good care of them and keeping them busy with their activities like baseball tournaments, piano, playdates, swimming, etc. Part of me wishes they weren't so busy so they could sneak away and get down here for a few days, but the other part of me loves that they are busy-bodies just like their mama!
So for now I will focus my time on getting rest and relaxation, too since I will be helping as part of the team to deliver my beautiful niece any day now. I so cannot wait! I am so insanely jealous of her wardrobe already!