In 20 years I expect to receive…

October 26, 2009

a bill from a psychologist.

Mom, it rides up in the back!


He had just taken his bath and was running around naked with his grocery cart. I said all he needed was a Walmart bag and he could be on People of  A Walmart bag just happened to appear. He was much happier naked so the bag stayed on long enough for three pictures.

Pregnancy Brain

October 19, 2009

All of you who have been there know what I’m talking about. You ladies who have had to deal with people with pregnancy brain get it to. Well, it’s settling in fast and hard this time. Gee, four weeks in and I can barely speak or spell. So, this is my disclaimer for the next 9 months…

WARNING:  This blog is under the operation of someone who is carrying a rapidly growing internal parasite which causes a shortage of blood to the brain. Common resulting symptoms from this affliction include:  typos, hearing something completely different than what was said, thinking you have said/typed one thing, only to find out later that you said/typed something completely (and usually ridiculously crazy) different, i/e typing dogs when  you meant to type doc’s. Please feel free to laugh out loud at such instances, although attempting to correct me may result in violent behaviour, tears, uncontrollable laughter, or all three at once. There is no known cure for this affliction, but it is only temporary, usually lasting from between 40-42 weeks. Unfortunately, it is soon after replaced by “Mommy Brain”.

I’m hungry…

October 19, 2009

Apparently nursing AND building a baby require some serious calories because all of a sudden I am really, really hungry. As in, eat a full meal and then an hour later feel as though I haven’t eaten anything. So far, I have been making good choices as to what I am eating, trying to get lots of protein and I’ve been craving dark leafy greens. So, I am making a pot of rhappini today with lots of garlic, mmmm.

On the knitting front, I feel awful for apparently not knitting a whole lot for Finn so I am doing what any expecting knitting mother would do. Knitting for the baby that’s alreayd here. I have been perusing Ravelry for the perfect little v neck sweater vest and the perfect split neck pullover.

Also, my feet are always cold so I have taken it upon myself to do something about it. I am knitting socks for me. And berets too, I am on a beret kick. Pictures will follow when I am not so tired. I have also decided I am taking this Christmas off, I am not knitting any Christmas presents this year. It always ends badly. I say that now, please remind me of that in November.

Do you ever feel…

October 17, 2009

Do you ever feel overwhelmed when there isn’t anything immediately distressing going on? I’m feeling a bit like that these days. I wish life would just calm down for a few minutes so I could catch my breath. Is anyone dying from a terminal disease? No. My husband still has a good job. Check. My teenager is a good kid, mildly obnoxious at times, but a good kid. I just feel a little like I’m being bowled over by the little things lately, like I can’t get it together. Hmmm, perhaps this is why…

Yep, that is a positive alright.

Yep, that is a positive alright.

Finnigan is going to be a big brother, and Big Izzy is going to be a big sister again,  sometime late next June. We are excited, well, we pretend we are, it’s so early and so new that it hasn’t really sunk in yet. I don’t even feel pregnant yet…well, except the near  comatose exhaustion. It’s funny, I have to keep reminding myself, “Hey, you’re pregnant!” “No second cup of coffee, you’re pregnant.” Hee, I’m sure once my crazy pregnancy hormones are in full swing it will hit me like a brick wall and I will be giddy as all get out. Until then…I just want a nap.

In other news, I got to attend a homebirth last weekend. I am feeling as though God is calling me into midwifery, this is something that has been tugging at my heart for sometime now and He keeps making that path clearer and clearer to me. A very dear friend let me attend one of her clients births and let me tell you. It’s a whole other ball game on this end. It was just beyond amazing watching the mother laboring and incredible watching my friend do what she does best. It is a memory I will treasure forever.