Just Another Day in this Mama’s Life

We only have 2 months left before another member of our family is here.  Since this is already my third trimester, I have been feeling very sluggish lately and cannot seem to get myself off the couch.  I feel bad for Jakub because this is the time when he is most active and really wants some interaction.  But who can blame me, with a burgeoning belly like mine, laziness is an expected side effect.  All I can do now is do some educational things with him as we are stuck at home.

For now, this is the book that Jakub and I are currently reading.  It’s a great introductory book about the existence of different ethnicities.  This early on, I intend to make him realize that the world is full of different people, and it’s ok to be different.  In our area, we are the only multi-cultural household, so I think it is best for him to understand this at the onset.


One of the challenges of living in CZ is finding a good English book.  Of course, most bookstores do sell English books but the selection is very limited.  There could be a wider selection in the bookstores in Prague, but since it is 45mins away from us, travelling all the way there is such a hassle in my present condition.  Luckily, I found this great website with the widest selection of books even offering free shipping.  The items are reasonably priced and delivered on time.

If you live in an area where high quality english books are hard to find, it is worth checking out.  To go to their website, please click here.

Anyway, to keep myself occupied, I recently busied myself with “nesting.”  We have finished cleaning up our new arrival’s future room and I did some minor decorations.  I’ll post some pictures as soon as it is finished.  I also organized some of our picture albums and was surprised to realize how well I’ve documented the growth of my children from conception to birth.  As an example, here are 2 ultrasound pics of both my children at the same stages.

Jakub at 21 weeks
Jakub at 21 weeks
Jakub's sister at 21 weeks
Jakub’s sister at 21 weeks


Based on these ultrasound pics, it looks like both of them will have similar features.  They all look like me.  The excitement is mounting.  We’ll see.

Have a great week!


18 thoughts on “Just Another Day in this Mama’s Life

  1. Daisy August 6, 2013 / 3:55 pm

    aha! two months to go! that answers my question. 🙂 i’m excited for youuu!


  2. crazytraintotinkytown August 6, 2013 / 5:05 pm

    Congrats Grace; could have done with one of those books for my nieces when they were younger


  3. 68ghia August 7, 2013 / 6:24 pm

    Getting closer Grace – you must be getting ready to not have the belly anymore!! I can remember how that felt and I have not had a turn in more than 20 years!!
    Reading is always a good past time 🙂


    • Grace August 8, 2013 / 8:25 am

      Oh yeah! I already have a lot of plans on what to do, how to reinvent myself, etc….But first, I have to deal with the challenges of parenting an infant and a toddler. 🙂


  4. The Rider August 8, 2013 / 10:06 am

    Thanks for the follow! A beautiful baby!


  5. kukolina August 10, 2013 / 12:20 pm

    I wonder if they ship this book to Thailand… 😉


    • Grace August 12, 2013 / 1:51 pm

      Hi Kukolina! Yes, they do! They can almost ship to any country that’s why I love them. Best part is that shipping is free!


      • kukolina August 12, 2013 / 4:51 pm

        Sounds great! Just what I need! Thank you!!!


      • kukolina August 13, 2013 / 3:58 am

        I just ordered Whoever You Are thanks to you Grace!
        I am so happy! I cannot wait to read it to Zoárd! 🙂


      • Grace August 13, 2013 / 2:51 pm

        You’re welcome. I hope he likes it. 🙂


  6. itsangelaalice August 14, 2013 / 12:40 am

    Congratulations on the baby! Do you know what you’re going to name her? I love kids, and I’m so glad there’s a lot of them in my family!


    • Grace August 14, 2013 / 6:54 am

      Thank you! Yes, we already picked out a name for her. 🙂


      • itsangelaalice August 14, 2013 / 6:55 am

        I’m so excited for you and I can’t wait for you to share that moment with us! (:


  7. 9agz3 August 20, 2013 / 5:45 pm

    God bless you and your family! How exciting for you!


  8. LindaMcCormick August 30, 2013 / 1:31 am

    As my children have grown, I always would say, “Oh, THIS is my favorite developmental stage!”
    They all are so wonderful.


    • Grace August 30, 2013 / 9:24 am

      That’s true. I long for the day when mine will. But for now, I’m enjoying each moment. 🙂


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