Yesterday was April 15. This is what my front yard looked like at about 1:30 in the afternoon. When we got home from town at about 6, that little bit of snow was gone. My front yard was grass. It was great. I was looking forward to being able to start playing in the yard with the kids. On their slide, with the new soccer nets the Easter Bunny is bringing them. Sidewalk chalk. I couldn’t help thinking to myself, yes it’s the middle of April and it’s finally starting to look and feel like it too! The kids and I were able to wear runners (sandals in my case) and sweaters. No coats and boots and snow pants when we went out. It was great. I felt great.
I took the kids for a walk yesterday afternoon before we went into town for my Dr’s appointment and they all slept great last night. All they could talk about was getting to go for another walk today. When they came into my room this morning the first thing Alex asked was if we could go for a walk. I told him we would have to have breakfast first and check the weather before we could decide if we were going to go for a walk. But if it was nice outside and not rainy we could definitely go for a walk. (It was raining when I went to bed last night, so I wanted to make sure it had stopped before I agreed to anything.
Well. It had stopped when we opened the curtains after breakfast to have a look outside. Not that this is any better then rain. In fact… I think I would prefer rain… Yep. That’s snow. The weather forecast on TV tells me it’s supposed to stop by lunch time and be sunny this afternoon. But I guess we will see. As long as the wind dies down I plan to take the kids out for at least a short walk. But this morning there were gusting winds and walking in that is no fun, so instead we are going to stay in the house and do some Easter and Spring crafts. Spring is coming to our house, one way or another.
On another note. I went to my Dr’s yesterday to get the results of my blood work and early gestational diabetes screen. My blood work was within the normal range, but just barely. So I am on a modified GD diet to try and control it and stop the dizzy spells, light headed feeling and headaches. I also need to stay active (not hard with 3 little ones) and try and get more rest (a little harder to accomplish) Yesterday I went to bed 1 hr after the kids did. And I actually fell asleep pretty quick and feel pretty good this morning so I am thinking that even just that extra hour at night is going to be helpful. I am also going to lie down in the afternoon when Nick and Zoey nap and leave the cleaning for when I have time while the kids are up and playing, or when Hubs is home. I am relieved it’s nothing too serious and I should be able to control it 100% with some simple lifestyle changes. I also got to hear Bean’s heartbeat. I love hearing that sound. Best sound ever! I can’t wait for my ultrasound next month. I am so excited to find out if Bean is a boy or girl!
Love, hugs and more to come later!