Mamas … REJOICE! The Big Littles are finally back in school! Go get a pedicure, take a nap, and take a breath before fall sports, school plays, class parties, teacher conferences, and the like start back up.
I do realize that some of y’all in different parts of the country started school a few weeks ago, but here in Texas, school started over the past three weeks for the majority of districts.
If you’ve kept up with my blog, you’ll know that I have a precious 8-year-old stepson. He is officially a big, giant, grown-up and has started the third grade. This seems absolutely bananas to me! I started dating his dad when he was 2. TWO! Now he’s in third grade! Where does the time go?!
My “treat” to myself for surviving summer was a pedicure and floor loom weaving classes. I’ll dive more into detail with that next week!
In other, less positive Texas news, we’ve been dealing with Hurricane Harvey. My family is located near Dallas, so we’re about 400 miles away from the destruction. I have many friends that have loaded up their kids, puppies, horses and personal belongings in search of higher ground. It’s heartbreaking.
My best friend from our college years lives directly in the path of Harvey, just a few miles from shore. She was 40 weeks and ready to be a momma on August 19th. On August 24th, her doctor brought her in to be induced ahead of the hurricane. She welcomed her perfect little boy earthside just under 24 hours before Harvey hit. The three of them were safely locked down in the hospital until August 29th due to flooding, but now have officially made it home for the first time with their new baby. He’s the epitome of gorgeous, and I can’t wait to snuggle my new son’s first best friend.
In our Bradley Method class last week we discussed reasons for an unplanned induction or a C-section. We spoke in depth about cord prolapse, maternal exhaustion, amniotic fluid, and others… but who would have thought “hurricane”?
My PSA for the week, the Texas disaster relief agents do NOT provide diapers for families in need. Please consider donating to the Texas Diaper Bank, so that families affected by Harvey have one less thing to worry about.