On slowing down and needing (even more) naps

The hobby/free time question is always an interesting one. And, I realize I don’t answer it very accurately. Sure, when I’m not growing a not-so-wee-anymore person in my belly, I definitely love to run, swim, bike, read, craft, sew, cook, hike, watch football, banter with Justin, snuggle the cat and buy too many veggies at the farmers market.

But I’ve never listed my most favorite activity of all: Napping.

Sundays were made for naps. Days that end in Y were made for naps. Naps are good in the morning, after lunch, before dinner, instead of folding the laundry. I’m like a hobbit, only I’d rather have naps than six meals a day.

I’m 37.5 weeks along in growing this baby, and I need more naps.

Just over two weeks ago, Mom and Dad were up for a baby shower. So, Mom and I headed to north Georgia Saturday morning to buy some apples. On Sunday, we did a quick hike at Sandy Creek Nature Center. It seems that hiking and sleeping are some of the only two activities were I don’t feel like a giant hippo – even if I still looked like one on the trails. Evidence below:

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I actually really love this photo. After our adventure, I think I went home and took a nap.

I’m not sure how I’m going to survive a shattered sleep schedule. But at least I don’t have to go to work for lots of weeks after Paden arrives. I’m also not sure how I’m going to survive until then. All of me is slowing down, right when I need to finish projects and get work done (don’t people at work know I’m only really able to use my brain right now to stand upright and keep from tripping on my feet?). It’s gotten so bad that it took me about an hour to roll socks last night. Socks!

Mom and I. Yes, we like the woods. Trees are pretty! I really just want to spend the next two weeks staring at them. That’s one thing I could handle.

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