It's been a week since my grandfather's funeral and my parents are sorting through the "aftermath" of getting the properties sold. It is truly apparent that God's hand is in all of this. One week after the rental property went on the market they had three offers in one day. Depressed market..what? And get this: The first offer was a full price, cash offer. Done! Well almost.
The house my grandparents lived in isn't even on the market yet but they have already showed it to some interested buyers. My Grandmother took pride in her home and kept it in great condition all these years so I have a feeling it will be an easy sell too! They've had a lot to get done since last week and I think we are all still grieving but not sure how to process it with so much going on. My grandmother is really quiet and not as talkative which is to be expected but otherwise seems to be doing okay. It's a hard thought to process of trying to get back to normal because I don't think you can. All you can do is create a new normal.
On another note, I have five days left until Myla arrives unless she has other plans and decides to make her entrance earlier. After the wicked contractions I had last night I thought that might happen, but of course, they went away so I am still just waiting uncomfortably but patiently.
Here's one last pregnancy update:
How far along? 39 weeks and some change.
Total weight gain/loss: Do people really lose weight in pregnancy? Let's just say "enough". I've done better this time than the last and that's an accomplishment in my book.
Maternity clothes? I have one pair of jeans left that fit and those are on the fence.
Stretch marks? Would a zebra notice if he got a couple of new stripes? I doubt it.
Sleep: With one week to go, I am still sleeping okay as long as contractions don't wake me. It's hard to get comfortable and fall asleep though.
Movement: She's not very active since she's totally out of room but I still feel her in there pushing and trying to claw her way out.
Food cravings: Juice.
Labor Signs: Contractions, head down, barely dilated, I can feel my hips moving and stretching, swelling.
Belly button in or out? Way out. I'm just learning to deal with it.
What I miss: Clothes that don't cut off my circulation.
What I am looking forward to: Meeting my baby girl, getting to see Mason meet her for the first time, losing 5lbs overnight from sweating out hormones, working out, having a corona with two limes.
What I am NOT looking forward to:C-section pain and the 13 year cicadas. Is anyone else freaked out by this? At least I plan to be inside quite a bit during the month of May.