Mayhem Monday: The Bad, The Ugly and some Great

I am so done, done, done, DONE being pregnant. D-O-N-E. Finished. Finito. La Fin. Gah!!!

Ok, so I didn’t have the greatest week. Two days last week, I got zero (and I mean…zero) sleep. My legs were so bad that I had to constantly move around. It was awful and after several meltdowns, I declared myself done with this pregnancy and ready to birth this child. Of course the only problem is that I still have 5 more weeks and I don’t go into labour on my own (hence two failed inductions and 2 c-sections) so I have to wait for my surgery date before any of this can happen.

There have been several times in the last week that I’ve questioned whether or not I’m going to make it. Physically, the exhaustion is overwhelming. Mentally, I’m starting to get resentful and depressed. I know it’s just a short time left and after months of this nonsense, it actually is a comfort to me to know that I really am almost “there”. I just need to hang on. It’s all worth it in the end.

The week wasn’t a total waste so now that I’ve lamented about my problems, let’s switch gears to something happy.

Morning coffee in the sunroom on a beautiful day.
Morning coffee in the sunroom on a beautiful day.

We had ourselves a heat wave this week. Sunny and hot every day. Not great for running (only managed 1 run with the boys in the Thule Chariot to and from the park), but fabulous for just about everything else. I met up with some friends and their kids at the beach on Wednesday and the boys had a blast. They played so nicely together and spent most of the day playing in the sand by the shore. They were exhausted. It was glorious.

Summer runnin' with my little men.
Summer runnin’ with my little men.

This weekend, I did my last photo shoot (I do some photography part time on the side) before officially going on maternity leave from that until next year. It was a great morning and a beautiful family. It always makes my heart smile when I get to do something I have a passion for and photography definitely ranks up there. After that, we took the boys to the kids amusement park just outside of town. Hubby’s work does a few family days throughout the year where they provide free admission somewhere, lunch and so forth for the staff. His company is huge so this is a big deal. Last year, Mr. O. was too small to go on anything other than the merry-go-round (not a fan) and the little train that chugs around the perimeter of the park. Fit Boy was not into rides so we basically went on a couple of things, I watched them eat lunch (no veggie options) and we went home. Not a bad time but we were definitely happy it didn’t cost us anything.

If you're going to feel like a beached whale, might as well go to the beach.
If you’re going to feel like a beached whale, might as well go to the beach.

This year, whoa!! What a difference! The boys were all over that park and on all kinds of rides. It was awesome! I only wish I could have gone on some of the rides with them. They had so much fun and I think my heart just about exploded from watching them have so much fun together. What a huge difference a year can make. We’re already looking forward to next year!

Another great thing about this year’s event was that they provided veggie dogs for us as an option. This was huge for me. I don’t go to these types of events expecting my diet to be catered too. I’ll usually bring a snack for myself and not worry too much about it. I’m more thankful that they do this, free of charge for us, so that my family can enjoy a special day out together without worrying about the cost at the end of the day. I was so happy that they’re starting to incorporate vegetarian options into their events. Times are changing!

All in all, a fabulous day. So much fun that I didn’t take my phone out to take a picture once in our time there. I was too busy running after my kids and waving to them on the rides to even think about that. Signs of a good, good day.

Have a great week everyone!

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Stephanie is a Canadian Mom of 3, Runner, Certified Functional Strength Coach (CFSC), Christ-follower and all around reeker of awesomeness. When she's not chasing after her kids, you can find her dreaming big dreams and bringing them to life.

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