Planning For Baby {35 Week Bump Update}

Life with four kids is busy, fun, and a little crazy at times. The homework and activities that come as they get older keeps us constantly on the go and active. I can remember a time when Ande and Owen were really little that I would've given anything to be this busy. Back then, I didn't really know how to fill my days, and the afternoons especially, would drag on!

So while I welcome the constant flow of activity around here, it's pretty exhausting at 35 weeks pregnant! This has been the hardest pregnancy so far, both physically and mentally. I feel so blessed to have a healthy baby and a body that can carry that baby, but man is it uncomfortable at times! The hardest part right now, is just keeping up the energy levels to get everything done! If I could bottle up the energy from these four kids, I'd be golden! 

As we excitedly look forward to Christmas, which is around the time the baby will arrive, it is more important than ever for me to stay organized. I used to remember anything and everything. Although with all the chaos lately, if I don't write something down it probably won't happen! I'm also a bit old fashioned in that I love having a physical calendar to write in. Throughout the year, my planner becomes more than just a calendar, but a record. It becomes like a journal full of memories. I tend to write more than just doctor appointments and karate classes. I use it to record our five year plans and all of the activities we hope to do together as a family.

I love this Mom Planner I recently received from Purple Trail! I've already started filling in family birthdays, family visits, and of course baby's due date! I'm using it to schedule all of our holiday fun, write down Christmas shopping lists, and all the baby names that we still can't decide on!

I love the cover design that I got to customize, and the simple design with so much space for writing and recording! Having a planner helps me get all the information swirling around my head at night onto paper, helping me feel a little less crazy and a little more ready to welcome baby number five in just a few short weeks!

Life lately, with four active kiddos, is pretty crazy and busy. But as we woke up to all the giggles and pitter-patter of feet yesterday, on Thanksgiving, I couldn't help but feel so grateful! I'm so lucky to be surrounded by almost five little bundles of joy every single day! And I am basically bursting at the seams to meet the newest member of our family while being surrounded by family this Christmas!

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