Still no baby yet! I thought for sure it would be last night, as I had a lot of contractions and the baby felt really low. But since we're planning a home birth, there was no need for me to get up and "get ready to go" so I just stayed in bed, and I think that might've made the contractions diminish. It's all OK, I don't mind holding on a few more days at least! And with a possible Nov. 1st due date (ultrasound's date) maybe I'm not really overdue after all.
Mom and dad have been FANTASTIC here and we are having a lot of fun getting projects done and hanging out. They have taken over the kitchen for breakfast and lunch, allowing me to sleep in (ahhh, heaven!) and move slowly. God has a plan for the timing of this baby, and so far I love it!!!
Grandma took the kids to RE for me last night (and also ran errands!). Here's a little tribute to our RE teachers:
A big shout-out to these saints on earth--our St. Matthew Religious Ed teachers!!
Since we cover religion in our homeschool, you might think there isn't a need to attend the group classes at St. Matts on Wednesday nights. After all, these classes are geared towards public-schooled kids who get no religious studies at school…and most of whom probably don't get much at home, either.
BUT my kids get SO MUCH out of these classes, that we make it a priority every year! They love the social aspect--feeling part of a community is important. It's fun for them, too, to sit in a real classroom with a group of other kids (such a novelty). :o) But most of all, the RE at St. Matthew touches their hearts in a way that my catechism studies just don't quite cover.
HATS OFF to this year's great batch of teachers: