chatting with his papa (my dad) about the yankees being in the world series.
were moving things about. the majority of the toys (think tiny lego pieces and matchbox cars) went upstairs and were arranged into the spare room next to the boys newly shared room. not picking up toys every evening has been a blessing, now i just close the playroom door...it's heavenly.
in between the nesting, i have been experiencing my most difficult pregnancy, which includes major lack of iron. my body just can't keep up and/or is just not absorbing it properly, which leaves me exhausted and irritable. i mean i get extremely tired from just pushing the shopping trolly/cart at the grocery. my naturopath and i are working on it, i've been drinking my nettle tea religiously and every meal includes a side of beans or lentils. then there is my lower back pain, painful muscle spasms. my chiro and i are working on that, and i have recently started with a myotherapist who has been cupping my back and that has helped to relax my muscles more then anything else. i am certain it is all a result of my mental and emotional wellbeing not being 100%.
i think many of you already know this space we live in now was originally meant to be temporary until we found something more comfortable, which never really happened, mainly due to us thinking we wouldn't be living in australia as long as we have. i find it difficult to furnish a place when you know eventually you have to leave it all behind, because shipping furniture half way around the world is completely silly. even though we only have until april (fingers crossed) when our four year visa is up (i do get reminded all the time that it can easily be renewed by michael's company), i am still finding it may be essential to my wellbeing to create a calm nook for when the baby comes. every few weeks i breakdown about bringing my last baby home to a space that has never felt much like a home (hello to living a temporary life abroad). feeling this way has me framing our family photos and preparing a new space...were looking into shelfing, possiablily a new lounge, some freshly potted green plants, and a soft rug fit for a wee one. i envision a quiet calm space for a sleeping baby and a nursing mother. a space away from the larger living room were the paper and crayons multiply, train tracks only lengthen, television plays random videos, and my boys along with the neighbor kids just seem to take over.
as for the fagus cranes, wooden blocks, and picture books...well i quite enjoy looking at them and the little boys who move them about. i refer to them as calming toys, so i plan on keeping those right were they are.
ps. i have read that the third year of living abroad is the most difficult, plus i am bit hormonal, so please forgive me if i seem to be complaining more often then not. it's all part of me working through this "third year".