It’s 6:13 AM on 11/18 and I’m recapping my Tuesday for you! I’m following in Kathryn Whitakers example, looks like she had a fun party yesterday!
Third trimester fatigue has hit me like a brick wall. Long gone are the days of my second trimester boost of energy where I could sleep on 3 hours a night, clean the house, organize my closets and go for hour long walks with my toddler. Now, I can barely manage 20 minutes outside with her. Something strange happened as soon as I hit 28 weeks pregnant, these trimesters really mean something?!
Regardless, our Monday was relaxing so I could save up energy for THE ZOO on Tuesday! A full two hours at the zoo, mind you!
My little girl woke up at 8:00 am, what a blessing, and we relaxed and had breakfast as I packed us snacks and got ready for our fantastic field trip. We would meet 4 other mommies there, with a total of 12 kiddos! What a blessing to be a part of such an active Catholic group!
We saw the lions, the elephants, the very smelly warthogs, and the zebras, but we spent most of our time on the playground with the slide.
I happily spent all of my energy running after her on the playground. Up and down the stairs, up and down the slide, on the spider web, off the spider web. By lunch time I was exhausted and I was convinced she was exhausted too! Just look at that big yawn between all the running and chasing!
But I didn’t see this coming, oh no! We drove home happy and tired, and I knew she would fall right asleep when I placed her down to nap. But she did not. She drank her bottle of milk and played in her crib. And then she played a bit more. And after a while I figured she is skipping her nap today, so I spent the rest of the afternoon letting her play while I tried to get a few things done.
She was an angel even though she did not nap. She quietly kept herself busy ‘reading’ books and opening and closing tupperware containers. Is she done with naps at 17 months? Mommies, please comment, or is this just a phase?
Daddy came home and we had a delicious dinner of meatballs and spaghetti. We put Sue down at 7:00 pm and she fell right asleep, poor little peanut was finally tired. Then off to his CRHP meeting he went. I spent the rest of the night trying to make a splash screen for our new niche idea. How fun!
It was a great day, full of joy and laughter. I am a blessed woman to have such great Catholic friends, the ability to go to the zoo for a fun morning, and a loving husband that cuddles me every night even though it’s getting harder and harder for him to put his arms around my growing belly.