The last few weeks have been very busy. Like, multiple things happening every day, up late, up early kind of busy. And while I’ve done my best to follow Dr. Risky’s orders and limit my activity (and use a wheelchair when necessary), I know I have pushed myself to the brink. So from now until whenever The Acrobat arrives, the Spohrs are slowing down. Other than a few important dates already on our calendar, I’m saying no to everything.
Part of saying no is, of course, to keep myself and The Acrobat safe. I’ve been having more contractions, more pain, and just more…pregnancy ickiness. I’m seeing Dr. Risky tomorrow and I would rather tell her that I am preemptively planning on laying on my side than have her basically order me to.
The other part of saying no is to soak up these last few weeks with Annabel. I’ve never been someone who lamented her child’s bygone babyhood, because that meant she was alive. But, the video Mike posted last week really slammed me in the gut. I’m not sad she isn’t a baby anymore, but I’m definitely going to miss our current situation. As uncomfortable as I am right now, I don’t want these last few weeks of Annie being my youngest to fly by. I need my time with my baby before she officially becomes the Big One.
This past weekend, the mountains that surround my hometown were on fire. While I knew my parents and friends would be okay, it was still terrifying to see the pictures they sent:
Our house was in zero danger, but was still close enough to have horrible ash-and-smoke-filled-air. We were lucky that part of our busy weekend plan was an hour away from home, where the sky was clear and the beach was close.
The amazing firefighters did a fantastic job of saving homes, but the beautiful hills and hikes of my childhood will be scarred for years. Just another reminder of how quickly things can change. And a reminder to enjoy life as it is right now…
…which I will be doing, from my couch, for the rest of this month (I promise, Dr. Risky).
That first picture is especially scary!
I’m glad to hear you and your family were safe.
I have that same picture of my little one walking down that hallway from last summer! Hope you all enjoyed your stay!
Goodness, the smoke — definitely scary. Glad to hear everyone is safe, and thinking of y’all in the time before The Acrobat’s arrival!
I love that Annie’s tote bag (beach toys?) is almost as big as she is! Cute!
I had been wondering how close you all were to the fires. Stay safe!
Ashley S says:
In 2003, I lived in the city of Kelowna, B.C Canada. It was year of intense fire and literally half the hills surrounding the city were ablaze for 2 weeks. Many of my co-workers lost their homes, and my landlord head of the fire department put his life on the line daily to fight them. Never again will I take for granted the work firemen do, nor will I doubt the power of a flame.
Enjoy your time with Annie, changes will happen and you’ll be surprised how fast you adapt but you’ll never be sorry for extra time taken with any of your kids.
Thanks for the reminder to enjoy life as it is right now. And oh my, those pictures are terrifying! Enjoy your Annie as your baby now, because i bet she will look like such a BIG girl when the Acrobta gets here. Wishing you much rest.
I love her bag, as I have the same one. It’s my pool bag too.
Those fire pictures are scary!!!
And, yes, please, say NO as much as you can!!!!!!!!!!!!!