Friday, March 27, 2009

22 1/2 weeks pregnant


I cannot believe I am already 22 1/2 weeks pregnant. Time is flying by. I forget all the time that I am pregnant actually. It helps that I stay busy with 2 little kids and a preschool to run :) Here's my first belly pic. I am trying so hard this time round to not gain a lot of weight. With Cambree I gained close to 50 pounds and of course with Ridge I didn't have enough time to take it off before I started to gain even more, so I am hoping to really keep my weight gain to a minimum. I am still attending my aerobics class and working out as often as I can but we'll see how much longer I can keep that up. Running is getting harder, but I must say I feel great still.




That said, I have had one of those weeks. Its been really hard to stay upbeat and positive. I know I am not the most perfect wife, mother but I am trying. I hate to cook but consistently make the effort of cooking things, just to have my kids not even want to take a bite or for the food to turn out just plain disgusting. I work hard on our fence, just to have the stink'n wind pick up enough to not allow us to finish. This house, as much as I appreciate it, is small so the tiniest of messes make this house feel like a wreck and is just overwhelming. I feel like I am always cleaning. Then to top it all off, I feel much pressure as I am trying to get my preschool ready for next semester. I posted posters all over the valley this week and hope to get my registration filled soon, but its hard to keep my hopes up when there are so many other great people doing preschools as well. My goal is to be 100% planned and set for the first 5 months of preschool due to the fact that I am due 3 weeks prior to school starting. Anyways, so I have been feeling overwhelmed and stressed to say the least. Well Curtis had to go on a scout camp out this weekend, but he could tell I was discouraged, so before he left, he had 1/2 dozed roses delivered to me. For those that know Curtis, know this is a huge deal. I really appreciate the gesture and it really helps me feel better. I just need to relax and let things happen as they will and not stress so much (easier said than done for me :) Anyways, just had to get some of this out. 

6 comments:

Bon said...

I'm VERY impressed with Curtis-you've trained him well ;) Sorry you've had a rough week. Give me a call to chat sometime soon!

Jabers & Jeni Hall said...

Chantel, I really do love you! I completely understand how overwhelming being a mom can be, especially the cleaning! A mother's work is never done. Your belly pic is so cute! Good luck with preschool and everything else. ;)

Hezstone said...

Hey Girl! So glad to catch up with you and your family! I can't believe how big the kiddos are getting..and more on the way. Did you get your fence done?

Nicole Hunter said...

It's at times like that when you have to remember that you're only one person and it's okay to not get everything done! I know what you mean though! It definitely helps when your hubby does something sweet like that! :)

T and Jackie Isom said...

You have the cutest little baby bump. I'm sure it helps that you're adorable!

peachytiffers said...

Really? Curtis? He did that? That is soooo sweet! You are looking great! I'm sorry it's one of those weeks, I hate that! I wish I was close to help out. Maybe me and the boys could come visit sometime in the summer. I think that you are AMAZING and I have always and still do look up to you in many aspects of my life. Why cook when it's so easy to buy premade meals that are so tasty? Love you! - Tiff