If you remember, Matt and I don’t think marriage is any less of a religious life than being a priest, nun, or brother. Daily routines run the heart of these monastic lifestyles, and while it would be nice to have a consistent routine in married life – the fact is, things change. It seems that once a consistency IS established, something happens (or likely will happen) which shifts it and that’s okay.
Since we are a growing family, I thought it may be fun to document (maaaaybe once a month) what our lives currently look like. Is there a daily routine? Are we flying be the seat of our pants? At least I’ll enjoy being able to remember how our lives changed from just the two of us to the little family we are to become.
So, recently… waiting. That’s what the days feel like.
We’re currently 39 and a half-ish weeks pregnant, and my nannying gig is over. I HAVE TOO MUCH TIME for my like-to-do-things self.
At this point, I usually let myself sleep as long as I am able. This tends to be until 8:30/9. On the bad sleep nights (the ones where I spend most of it tossing and turning), I’ve slept until 10. Everyone keeps telling me to get my sleep in now, so that’s what I do!
When I do wake up, if I don’t immediately need to pee, I try to say some kind prayer from bed. I’ll sit up and face myself towards our prayer corner – from bed – because getting down on the floor when you’re largely pregnant and just woke isn’t too fun.
Then bathroom. Then vitamins. And then I chug a glass of water (or else I probably wouldn’t drink enough during the day).
Matt has decided to move his studying to the kitchen (still not entirely sure why…) and by the time I walk in, he’s already been going at it for a couple of hours – good for him. I distract him for a few minutes, then immediately begin brewing myself some coffee. I breakfast.
With the no job thing, days seriously feel like I’m waiting around for a stork to drop a baby off at my door. Matt has his masters qualifying exams on April 4th (our technical due date!), so the past few weeks he’s been studying like crazy for that. I try to not be distracting because I want him to pass these dang things and never have to think about them again! (!!!)
The rest of the day I’ll Netflix, read, knit, casually do laundry, go to the store, talk to my sisters/friends. I did a bunch of preparing freezer meals. I still even go swim (woo!). Sometimes I’ll go to a coffee shop for a few hours to read just to get a change in atmosphere. Today, I saw a movie and walked around the mall with my prego self. Mass happens during the week occasionally. And, Matt and I will go for walks when he needs a break.
The evenings. Matt and I dinner. Maybe we’ll watch a ridiculous republican debate while I chug raspberry leaf tea. Or, just talk/read. We’ll debate baby names for a while. Prayers. Then I’m usually out by 10.
I do feel like Lent helped calm my heart about the changes we’ll be seeing in our lives here shortly. Whether or not I’m actually equipped to handle the changes is another story. Until then, it looks like we’ll just be waiting. Maybe I should start taking naps.
And, by the way, happy Easter! May you be blessed this Easter season! Here’s a pretty picture Matt took of our table Sunday…