Sunday, August 28, 2011

To Do List

The following is a list that has been clogging up my synapses for the last week and has caused me to occasionally hyperventilate in a corner.  I'm hoping if I write it down, my ulcer will cease and desist.


(the abridged version)

1. Paint bathroom
2. Remove remaining wallpaper backing in said bathroom prior to painting
3. Hang items in Eli's room
4. Arrange/Organize Scout's room
5. Wash Scout's bedding, blankets and clothing
6. Buy Dreft
7. Hang frames in living room
8. Finish painting Scout's dresser
9. Line Scout's dresser drawers
10. Go to Ikea/Michaels to buy finishing nursery touches
11. Clean the bathroom
12. Paint my toenails (or bribe someone else to do it, as I find it increasingly difficult to see my toes)
13. Cut my hair (or whatever you would call the current hot mess atop my head)
14. Get Eli over his fear of church nursery, clapping and loud noises (which will be detailed in another post)
15. Get Eli's hair cut
16. Buy a big brother gift for Eli
17. Continue to pray that this child will be easier to breastfeed than Eli was
18. Sterilize breast pump accessories and bottles
19. Buy bottles
20. ...

Okay, never mind, this list is making it worse.  I think my blood pressure is dangerously high.

Monday, August 8, 2011

Eight is Great

 All kings, and all their favourites,
All glory of honours, beauties, wits, 
The Sun itself, which makes times, as they pass,
Is elder by a year, now, than it was 
When thou and I first one another saw:
All other things to their destruction draw,
Only our love hath no decay;
This, no tomorrow hath, nor yesterday,
Running it never runs from us away,
But truly keeps his first, last, everlasting day.
                 -John Donne

Happy 8 Years, Benji...I love you.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Wide Load

12 weeks
  • still wearing non-elastic waste pants
  • looks like I have a food baby
  • nauseous all the time
  • bathroom not cleaned

22 Weeks
  • Found out we're having a Pheobe (vs. Pheobo)!!!
  • Have adopted a no-do-hair-ever attitude
  • Elastic pants for sure
  • Sweating all the time
  • Bathroom still not cleaned

 25 Weeks
  • Somehow, belly looks smaller in this picture -- must be the non-tent shirt I'm wearing.
  • Baby is kicking her way out of the womb
  • Escaped up north to in-laws' for a week for sweet, air-conditioned relief.
  • Heartburn in full effect...threw up on the side of 127 on way up to in-laws' due to acids of fury clawing their way out of my esophagus

 28 Weeks
  •  3rd trimester
  •  Sweating more than is natural for any large mammal
  • Pretty sure I'll test positive for gestational diabetes due to all the chocolate I've been consuming
  • Scout has hiccups every morning and night at the same time
  • We're not naming her Scout despite my pleadings
  • Thankful for Hostess cupcakes (see picture)
  • Reconsidering stripes for my next picture
  • Had a mini-panic attack in the baby aisles of Toys R Us
  •  When I tell people I'm due Oct. 23 they ask if I'm having twins 

Now, I know you're all jealous of a.) my sweet photography skills, b.) the raccoon-like freckle clusters under my eyes, c.) my personal grooming, but with great awesomeness comes great apathy.