Mother's Day

If you had asked me at 1 in the morning what I was going to get for mother’s day, I would have told you that I was going to get another baby (and as a result, get out of my talk in Sacrament meeting).  I was woken up by no less than six times last night with extremely painful pre-labor contractions.  So painful that I woke up thinking “SCHEDULED C-SECTION!  THAT’S WHAT I WANT! NO LABOR EVER AGAIN!”  I’ve never had SO much pre-labor before.  This boy better just slide out in my sleep.

Obviously Speck has decided to wait at least another day.  I know I’m only 36 weeks.  I know it.  I know it would be better for him to stay in.  But it would also be nice for him to contribute a little bit to the family and let Matt have his paternity leave this week and next so that he can avoid another week and a half of 12 hour days.

No worries, I’m actually just musing and not complaining.  I’m uncomfortable as all women are this far along, but I haven’t been having daily meltdowns and I don’t feel like I’m going to die if he isn’t born today.  Once I get to that point, I’ll know I have three or four weeks to go… So I imagine I’ll start posting things like that in about a week ๐Ÿ™‚  12 hour work days = LOTS of ordered pizza, so I’m mostly ok with it.

As I mentioned before, Matt and I both were to speak in Sacrament meeting today.  I gave a shorter and slightly less violently passionate version of my blog post about fulfilling your dreams.  I was able to include several quotes from this last General Conference as well as some from the BYU Women’s Conference that Megan posted about.  I was nervous but it was a good opportunity to introduce myself to the ward.  I must say it was quite well received.  I even made a joke that people actually laughed at!  Usually when I make jokes the crickets in the walls decide to serenade us.  You’re dying to know my joke aren’t you?

I said that I used to be the perfect mom.  But that evidently hypothetical children are different from actual children so it all came to a screeching halt when Lucy was born.

Go ahead, laugh about it…. not that much, it wasn’t THAT funny.

I think Matt is going to make me brownies later.  And Lucy made me a card that said:

Dear Mom, Happe mathr’s day.  evre day you make it the best day evre.  I love you.

Translation: Dear Mom, Happy Mother’s Day.  Every day you make it the best day ever.  I love you.

Did you know that last week Emma told me that I was the best mom that any kid has ever had?  Talk about job satisfaction!

And Spencer came and gave me a hug and said “I gnwuv you, Mommy.”

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