At 39 weeks pregnant, I’m not going to lie friends. I’m not feeling like doing a whole lot. This is definitely more tired than I have been at the end of either of my other two pregnancies, I’m sure largely attributed to the fact that this is my third pregnancy in as many years. In fact, I did some math. In the last 44 months, I have been pregnant for 28 and nursing for 15. That’s 43/44 months that my body hasn’t been my own. And that will continue for at least 6 months post this baby, making it 49/50 months that I’ve been on a semi-permanent loaner status. No wonder I’m so tired! Plus, you know, two toddlers.
But hey- lots of moms have it a lot harder than me. I’m often reminded of my own grandmother, who had 11 children in 20 years. I can’t even begin to fathom. My own mom was the 7th child… I don’t know how my grandmother was pregnant with her while having 6 other kids under the age of 10. My brain can’t even comprehend. My body DEFINITELY can’t.
All this to say… I wasn’t feeling up for doing too much for the 4th of July yesterday. I definitely wasn’t up for being around large crowds of people or waiting to watch fireworks. But, I have two babes that like to do things, so we decided to beat the crowds and head down to Point State Park in Pittsburgh to visit the intersection of the three rivers and the big fountain. It’s amazing the things that kids find amusing- running water apparently does it for my crew!
We had an even better surprise when we rounded the corner of Point State Park and discovered my mom had flown in from Charlotte to check in (everyone’s on standby for Baby Watch 2019!) and see the kids.
Point State Park, for those of you not familiar, is a 36 acre park at the intersection of the Monongahela, Allegheny and Ohio rivers. It is the location of many Pittsburgh cultural events, including the Pittsburgh Regatta, Arts Fest, and of course, the 4th of July celebration. Striking views of the city can be had from the “point,” as it is commonly referred, including PNC Park and Heinz Field, Station Square, the Duquesne and Monongahela inclines, and other iconic Pittsburgh spots. With free parking downtown due to the holiday, we were able to pop in and out of the city in about 90 minutes, which is the perfect amount of time for toddlers to run around and a very pregnant momma to get in a little exercise.
Much to our surprise, later in the evening I received a bunch of texts stating we were on the nightly news! Thanks for featuring us walking KDKA! You can find us on the below video about 1:10 in!