Monday, August 08, 2011


I already feel better.

I took time to wake up this morning. Set my alarm pretty early and then just woke up slowly. I sipped on the water by my bed, didn't talk, and let Dave shower in peace. I didn't look at my phone and I slowly stretched out my hugely pregnant body. Ahhhhhh.

I've noticed that it's taking me longer to get my head on in the mornings lately. I wake up quite foggy and more than a little grumpy. That's not usual for me, so I've been unsure how to proceed. All I know is that waiting until the kids wake me up at full speed is NOT the way to go. And I learned this morning that waking up at an exact time doesn't really matter, so long as I can take my time and shake off the funk before the day begins.

I shuffled slowly into the kitchen and turned on the coffee (God Bless You, Keurig). While it heated up I opened all the curtains and got a low light going. Sip by sip, I start waking up. I read some from Mere Christianity, planned meals and chores for the day. All at a snails pace. Sip, sip, sip.

Finally, my eyes are open. The kids start getting up one by one.

Well timed.

Sunday, August 07, 2011


From an old English parsonage down by the sea
There came in the twilight a message to me;
Its quaint Saxon legend, deeply engraven,
Hath, it seems to me, teaching from Heaven.
And on through the doors the quiet words ring
Like a low inspiration: “Do the next thing.”

Many a questioning, many a fear,
Many a doubt, hath its quieting here.
Moment by moment, let down from Heaven,
Time, opportunity, and guidance are given.
Fear not tomorrows, child of the King,
Trust them with Jesus, do the next thing.

Do it immediately, do it with prayer;
Do it reliantly, casting all care;
Do it with reverence, tracing His hand
Who placed it before thee with earnest command.
Stayed on Omnipotence, safe ‘neath His wing,
Leave all results, do the next thing.

Looking for Jesus, ever serener,
Working or suffering, be thy demeanor;
In His dear presence, the rest of His calm,
The light of His countenance be thy psalm,
Strong in His faithfulness, praise and sing.
Then, as He beckons thee, do the next thing.

Tuesday, August 02, 2011

The Wall Has Been Hit.

I am so tired. Not so much physically, although I certainly am that as well, but more mentally. The waiting is starting to get to me. I can feel my patience slipping away, my default attitude becoming cranky, and my general demeanor being negative. I don't like it one bit.

I know that this is completely and totally normal in the last few weeks of pregnancy, so I'm not worried about it. But neither do I want to just sit here and be miserable for 7 weeks. No one needs that around.

So like I do with everything, I've made a plan. A plan to get ready for my little man. And what rhymes with man? Jam. Not really, but I have made a plan.

I need to have something to look forward to that isn't 7 weeks away. So, I've made each day a mini-event. It will give me something small to look forward to each day so I will myself into a better general mood :)

Monday - Date Night! Dave and I order out and we watch Eureka and Warehouse 13. Perfection.

Tuesday - Bath & Wine Night. Hot bath with good smelling bubbles, a small glass of wine, and a magazine for me to browse. Pure relaxation.

Wednesday - Baby Day. This is not so much a "Day" I made up because things already happen on Wednesdays. This is the day my week changes, the day that What I Wore Wednesday happens, and the day I usually have Dr Appts. I already look forward to Wednesdays :)

Thursday - Big Fat Dessert Night. On this night, I will have a ridiculously huge dessert and it will be legendary.

Friday - Buy Something Cute Day! The title is pretty self explanatory. I will buy something cute on this day only for me. It might be a candle, another magazine, a scarf, a necklace, shoes, make up, etc. Just something that will make me smile and get me through the day.

Saturday - Family Day. Again, I already look forward to Saturdays. Donuts, co-op, getting the house back in shape, and lots of family time. I love Saturdays.

Sunday - Rest & Plan Day. I take a big fat nap and then I get ready for the week ahead. You know, this day still needs some work....

So there you go - my strategy for making it until Nolan gets here while having a smile on my face :)