Well, it has arrived, the very last day that we are a family of 5, 3 kids 4 and under. Tomorrow bright and early, my husband and I will be heading to the hospital for my planned c-section and somewhere after 9:00 a.m. our 4th and final little bundle will arrive! It's all bittersweet. I'm so ready to be done being pregnant and miserable, but at the same time, I keep telling myself this is the last time I get to experience any of this. Not to mention, this is the last time I can count our 4th child inside of me, and it be the easiest to care for!
As it stand, today is chocked full of cleaning the house, and then tonight we are going to do Christmas with my parents. My mom and sister will be staying the rest of the week to help with the kids while I recover. The following week, my husband is taking off work and then after that I'll be on my own! I have to do some pre-op testing and what not today, all that good stuff to get ready for the big day tomorrow. I'm not sure it's totally all hit me, but it will for sure tomorrow!
We did have our last outing as a family of 5 yesterday. A trip to Sam's to stock up on a few things, because when you have this many kids, grocery shopping is best done at Sam's! Then we went out to lunch at our favorite place as a family, O'Charley's. You have to love that the kids eat free there, well 2 free kids meals with the purchase of an adult meal. And really, they are a very family friendly restaurant! We've had nothing but great things to say about this place since we first started going there. I was hoping to get to spend a little bit of time with the kids today, cuddling each, since I'll be in the hospital for 2 nights, and I'm sure I won't see them tomorrow morning before we are off, but I also have a growing list in my head of everything I want to get done. I think Jacob can sense something is going on, because he woke up crabby and clingy today. It got so bad, I put him back in his bed for a few mins to get over it and try to get a fresh start on the day, which he did. I felt so bad being "mean" to my baby boy on my last day with him, but really I could not stand to be around him otherwise. I also feel bad I'm going to have to crack the whip on the girls and get them to pick up some of the little junk all around the house today. Granted I don't expect it to be spotless since Christmas just hit, but I do want all the stuff they've dragged out of their room put back and the room itself has to be cleaned so we can put the extra bed in there!
And yet, here I sit as I think of all the things I need to get done. Really, I do have a reason, I'm hurting and not feeling good. This is just a little break, I did get some stuff done already. But I guess I should crack the whip on myself and just get this stuff done! Besides, hubby will be home in about an hour, and I don't want it to look like I didn't do anything today!