Hello from sweet, sweet home Alabama! My dad, brother, Hadley, and I hit the road around 5:30 Wednesday morning and drove straight through until we pulled into my parent’s driveway around 6 that night. I’m so happy to have the trip behind us!
My dad and brother David got to my house late Sunday night after their weekend road trip and got right to work Monday morning with a short list of things I needed help with around the house. My dad had his work cut out for him with hanging up Sadie’s new light fixture thanks to a complicated mess of wires we discovered, but having an engineer for a dad comes in handy. 🙂 If you missed my post earlier this week with Sadie’s full nursery reveal, click here.
My brother was a huge help simply by playing with Hadley all day long while Dad worked around the house and I cleaned and packed. He also pulled my swing out of the basement and put it together for me, so that was a huge help too! I wanted to make sure this was put together because when we get back to Kansas I’ll have my newborn!
She loved watching movies with him in between their rough housing!
I got into major nesting mode and scrubbed my house from top to bottom on Monday and Tuesday. I usually like to leave the house clean before we go out of town because I love coming home to a clean house, but being 33 weeks pregnant forced me to take my cleaning to a whole new level! It’s funny how the desire to “nest” is such a real thing! Even the bath toys were bleached, scrubbed, and organized! As I write this post I’m pretty empty on energy, so I’m thankful that that burst of energy to clean earlier this week happened at just the right time.
The road trip went really well. Hadley watched Inside Out and The Little Mermaid three times each on her Kindle Fire and was happy as could be until the last couple of hours when she decided that she was completely over being in the car (me too, girl). I did my best to keep her entertained, but needless to say we were all relieved when the trip was over.
This was Hadley’s first road trip potty trained, so I was anxious to see how that would go. I only gave her a couple sippy cups of liquids throughout the day so that she wouldn’t have to go to the bathroom more than necessary, and thankfully she never asked for any additional drinks. We stopped every three hours to go to the bathroom, grab food to eat in the car, gas up, and walk Teddy, and Hadley did great with that. Being able to watch movies and read her books all day is basically her dream come true!
Love my super kiddos. 😉
As usual, Teddy did a superb job of being a lazy chug and snoozing the whole way.
It feels good to be settled into the house and turning my focus to delivery. I met my doctor yesterday morning and really liked him. He gave me a good scare when he measured me and gasped that Sadie is measuring way ahead, so he quickly sent me to get an ultrasound to do some growth measurements. Thankfully she’s just tall and sitting quite high but is measuring right on my exact due date.
This weekend we’re headed out of town again to cheer on my dad and brother in a marathon – my dad’s first (!!!!) and my brother’s one millionth. 😉 Should be a fun time! Feel free to follow along on Snapchat (@WhimsicalSept) or Instagram to check out what we’re up to. Hope you have a beautiful weekend!
Hi! I’m Erica, and I absolutely adore sharing my life on this website with you! I come here almost daily to blab about all of the things related to being a regular wife and mother in today’s ever-evolving society. I share about our new home, what’s on our kitchen table, what we’re hanging in our closets, where we’re traveling to next, my crazy 5 a.m. work outs, how I make time for girlfriends, our faith, and much more. We always have a lot of balls in the air and somewhat thrive on the chaos. I believe in the power of story-telling as a form of inspiration and entertainment, so I’m here to do both! I was born and raised in north Alabama and recently re-planted roots here again after my husband transitioned out of the Army (he is now in the Reserve and it’s going so well!) I’m a super proud mom to two little girls (ages 5 and 2) who seem to be the stars of the show around here (for good reason – they’re pretty great!) I’m so glad you found me and are here reading! I hope we can get to know each other here on the blog as well as Facebook and/or Instagram. xoxo