This Week at the Brennans’

Our entire family is re-entered back into the real world after our vacation to Maine and man was it a hard, boring week. Can’t wait until school starts again.

Here’s what happened this past week:

When we got back from Maine, we had the mini crib waiting for us! So we got that all set up and ready. Just missing the baby now! I also got sheets, a diaper bag, a few different kinds of pacifiers (because you just never know which one will be preferred) and a white blessing outfit. All the clothes are folded and organized and I even have a coming home outfit for the little guy too! 5 more weeks! Eek!

I’m doing weekly doctors appointments now and have them all scheduled until baby’s arrival.

Like I mentioned last week, I’ve had some pretty severe pain with pregnancy that I’m trying to live with. It is not easy!! My doctor says its totally normal and it will go away after I deliver the baby, so there’s that saving grace, but I hate that I’m uncomfortable with every movement I have. I wish I could enjoy these last few weeks as much as I enjoyed the first six months, but it is so challenging. I don’t know how people can live with chronic pain in their lives. So, I am counting the days, basically. But it’s been really fun to go back and read the baby updates I wrote when I was pregnant with Blake and Eddie. I’ve had this blog for a long time and am so grateful I have these little glimpses.

On Sunday, we went picnicking with friends in Central Park. We almost didn’t go because walking makes me really sore, but I decided to just bite the bullet and go. So glad we did! We ended up staying 3 hours talking, playing and exploring. Gordon worked the whole weekend, so it was just me and the kids, but glad there was a decent turn out to keep my little ones occupied.

I posted some pretty tasty recipes this week! Amazing Cherry Pie, super delicious chicken salad and bakery-style blueberry muffins. I’ve also instituted a recipe of the day on instagram! I like going into my archives and finding old recipes that you never knew existed 🙂 I have 1400 recipes!! Bringing a few back from the dead is always a good thing!

Since being enormously pregnant in August isn’t torturous enough, we’ve decided to do a no technology rule until school starts. Our kids are so much happier without screens in front of their faces. The first few days are rough, but beyond that, things get better and their minds and imaginations start working again. It’s been hard for me to compartmentalize my work so that I’m not staring at my phone during the day as frequently, but I’m getting used to it.

Gordon is back to shift work! For a good long stretch, he had a consistent schedule, but we knew it wouldn’t last forever and here we are again, back to shift work. I think this will be super helpful once the baby arrives but until then I’m a bit annoyed with it. There are definitely pros and cons to both schedules and I can complain about both for sure (haha!) but am mostly just so grateful that he still loves his job.

Brooke got her hair cut a few days ago! I love being able to braid her hair, but she wanted it short for school, so we chopped it. She loves it right at her shoulders, so there it will stay. One more thing off my to do list!

And finally, we are dog sitting this week! Our little pal, Brady, showed up a few days ago and the kids are in heaven. Certainly makes the no technology rule more bearable for my kids. The first night, he was barking and whining a bunch which was terrible but things have gotten significantly better since then and this little dog is over the moon happy to have kids wake up and play with him ALL.DAY.LONG. Brooke is especially pushing for a dog of her own, but I keep reminding her that she’s getting another brother instead 😉 Haha! Poor girl doesn’t like that answer.

Since Gordon is doing some shift work, we were all able to go to HomeGoods and pick up a few things for the apartment and baby’s room. Gordon wanted to get this shark outfit for Eddie but he refused to wear it, but Blake certainly tried it on! These boys are so fun. So glad we’re getting another one in our family soon.

Catching a ride on our way home from grocery shopping. Notice his big smile!
Our little pal, Brady.

Here’s what is coming up this next week:

Another doctors appointment for the little nugget. Assuming all will be well 🙂 Still in pain, but apparently that’s all normal. Down to weekly appointments now!

More dog sitting 🙂

Hopefully doing a little painting in the baby’s room/office…still transitioning things over. 5 weeks left!

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