Thursday, May 13, 2010


Its not that I am too tired or too busy to blog right now....its just that our new computer is on the fritz again and we're having to do backups and all kinds of stuff to it so that we can re---blah blah blah blah....I can't put pictures on this old computer until we delete more stuff off of it.

So, you get a wordy post today.

I feel good. Tomorrow I will be 39 weeks and have most everything checked off of my to do list. Wanna see it?

-Paint baby room
-Shop for carseat, bedding, mattress, etc
-Convince husband that the bedding and the paint color will look fabulous once its all up
-Set up crib and put on bedding
-Add curtain rod in room, hem curtain
-Listen to husband proclaim his great idea of the paint color and bedding and how it turned out
-Wash baby clothes and put away
-Make sure carseat fits in the middle seat in the car with room enough for kids on either side too
-Make blanket for carseat (the one that goes behind the baby and doesn't get removed)
-Bring over rocking chair from Gma's, repair rocking chair a little so it doesn't squeak
-Bring over changing table from Gma's
-Buy nursing bras and pads (sorry....TMI?)
-Locate all the old baby gadgets and clean them
-Pack hospital bag

Still to do:
-Make burp cloths (got them cut out today!)
-Make Big Brother/Big Sister shirts (got them purchased..just need to assemble)
-Put changing table upstairs and clean it / organize it
-Find "Cleaning and Scrubbing" frame in attic and hang in Michael's room
-Deep clean my house

It doesn't seem like a huge feat, that list...... but I seem to run out of energy so quickly that I only get to do one or so of those things every few days. Lately (nesting) I've been getting more done than the last 4 or 5 weeks which feels really good! I just have to remind myself not to tire myself out and go into labor already pooped.

Being pregnant at 30 is way different for me than being pregnant at 22. I feel the pains more easily...get tired more easily....can't move as easily....all while still having to attend to 2 other amazing spirits. I love it though. Every second of it. I love being pregnant (despite my eye rolls and "can't wait for it to be over" comments)......I love being pregnant. I have a healthy body that, I think, was meant to have 15-20 children. We shall see, but I think 4 or 5 will be our magic number.

We had family pictures taken last week by my friend Gloria who has moved away but was back in town for a few days. I cannot WAIT to see them, they should be really good. I asked Sean if he wanted to have pictures taken now (while I'm pregnant) or later when Michael was here to which he replied, "I would love to have some great pictures of my beautiful wife when she's pregnant. Absolutely." Had it not been for that comment, I don't think I would have. I love him.

Penny is becoming more and more antsy. Asking each day when Michael is going to "pop out," and making comments to him about how when he "pops out" he can sleep in his bed, play with his toys, sit in his carseat etc. Dominic today asked how long we had to wait again to which I replied that he was due next week....his response? "Really? That's it? Oh, I can't wait." I love that my kids love each member in our family so much.

Michael Jarom Matteson, we're ready for you when you're ready for us!


Julia Harps said...

can't wait for you to have your baby. you're amazing.

momhirt said...

nest, nest, nest. what a list! coming soon to a theater near you... michael jarom!

The Mattesons said...

Wish I could help you out on your list or take care of your kiddos! You are a beautiful preggo mama!!! Rest as much as you can and don't feel guilty about have a little guy growing inside you! Can't wait to see pics of the little guy. And your kiddos seem like such sweet kids.

Jenna said...

Katie, you are AMAZING!!! My list the last week of pregnancy was:
1) Go for a walk every day
2) Try and keep up with Jacob
3) Watch 7th Heaven re-runs

I wasn't nearly as ambitious as you are! I can't wait to see pictures of little the name, by the way. Good luck!