Wednesday, April 30, 2014

In which I do an amazing impression of Jennifer Fulwiler

The talk around the virtual water cooler today is aaaaaaaaaaaaall about Jen's book being released yesterday and the trailer for said book being shared today.  So I started watching the trailer and I was like "Wow.  This is incredible. Everyone is so poised and collected and well spoken. Oh my gosh, am I starting to cry??? (I was).  I'm so grateful she thought to include me in this proj....."

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

The summertime plan he CAN'T not agree to

I think most of you are aware of my "What if we..." disease, but just in case you're new or you've forgotten, it goes something like this.

"Hey honey?"


"I have an idea."

"Uh oh..."

"What if we insert-thing-that-makes-my-husband-want-to-puncture-his-own-eyeballs-to-avoid-doing?"

Sunday, April 27, 2014

What I Wore : Divine Mercy Sunday (wiws)

You know how sometimes you think you're looking pretty okay, especially considering the extra redacted pounds that you're carrying around?  And then you ask your daughter to take some photos of you so that not every picture will be a selfie taken in the non-full-length mirror in your living room?


Saturday, April 26, 2014

Connected in Hope giveaway and promo code

The other day I was contacted by a Catholic homeschooling mom who is also the co-founder of Connected in Hope Foundation, "a non-profit, social enterprise empowering women and families in Ethiopia to rise above poverty through sustainable income development, improved educational opportunities and increased access to basic health care" asking me if I would host a giveaway to help raise awareness about their organization.  Triplequadruplequintuple yes I will, I says to her!

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Not knowing your due date is weird (33/35 week belly pic)

To anyone who has demanded to know where my "pregnancy face" is or why my arms aren't pregnant along with the rest of me, and other very sweet but invalid things, I present to you: Dweej Pregnant from Head to Toe...

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

5 Favorite things for kids and pregnancy

It's you babe prenatal cradle

A few days ago, I mentioned that my midwife had suggested I purchase and voluntarily wear a sort of elastic torture device so that I could maybe take more than three steps without ye olde irritable uterus causing scary-ish contractions, sending me to the sofa way too often for this far away from delivery.

As much as I objected (and really, I did vehemently object), I also needed a solution.  So I didn't get the Nacho Libre style wrestling suit and instead opted for this bad boy:

Monday, April 21, 2014

Easter photo dump and some words

(1) What did you and your family wear to Mass on Easter Sunday?

Here are the chil'rens first.  Well, mostly, because I hate making them stop to pose for a photo, so they're not very good "photojournalistic."

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Don't pray for me

Yesterday I freaked out a little lot over on the blog's fb page because my midwife came and recommended, based on something she felt which has yet to be identified, that I go in for that second ultrasound after all.

I got all selfishy and demanded that people pray for a the scheduling office to call rightthisverysecond and guess what?  It worked.  They DID call rightthatverysecond, which has never happened in the past.  I was so grateful.  So, so grateful.  And then I got to thinking about all the struggles that people have endured this Lent.  All the real, awful, heartbreaking struggles that make your heart race just to think about, and I felt really very petty.

Monday, April 14, 2014

Splurge vs. Steal : skin care

I like to tell myself that despite the fact that majority of the girly products (not to be confused with feminine products, because ew) I use on the regular are purchased from the grocery store, that I'm still an excellent real world judge of goodosity vs. badosity because I'm allergic to wasting money.  But the truth is probably that I just have too many opinions and my own blog that lets me talk about whatever I want.  Proceed with those delusions of grandeur, dweej.

Let's do some more splurge vs. steal then, shall we?  We shall.

Friday, April 11, 2014

Dishwasher, belly device, a winner and more (7qt)

So I was feeling proud of myself (can you hear the ominous music playing in the background?) a few minutes ago.  We'd just wrapped up a surprisingly successful catfish nugget dinner (which Cecilia announced was "so much better than LAST night's gross food..."  Um, thanks?), the non-outside toys had been brought in from outside AND the dishwasher was loaded and ready to go.

So I happily skipped over to this here computer (when I say "skipped", I of course mean "waddle" because ginormous, gravity defying belly) and was like "I can do my quick takes and continue being productive and it'll be great!"

Thursday, April 10, 2014

A Day in the Life in 10 Pictures

A day in the life in 10 pictures on the 10th of the month.

Shhhhhh....pretend you see protein in this breakfast #coffee #bagels

Wednesday, April 09, 2014

A Little Book about Confession review and giveaway

It's been a few weeks since I got Kendra's book A Little Book about Confession for Children in the mail.

And finally!  Here I am!  Not shirking in my duties!  Chances are you've already read a review of this handy little book, but....well, you should read another one.  Because I gots stuff to say!

Monday, April 07, 2014

A spring break daybook

outside my window

It's raining right now.  We've finished dinner and Tommy has instructed me to enjoy a little quiet while he plays a video game with Paul gets the little ones ready for bed.  It's taken me a long time to even start this post though because I could watch the water drip from the bottom of the downspouts for hours.  If there is anything more calming for me, I'm not sure what it is.  So maybe I will.  Just sit, with my feet up, and watch.

Friday, April 04, 2014

No news is good news!

My midwife was able to squeeze me in after all today. Oh happy day!

I called her in a little bit of a tizzy this morning because of course I was scouring the internet last night discovering all the horrible things that can be associated with polyhydramnios.  Big baby I can handle, malpositioned baby I can handle, multiple babies I can handle, but a problem with baby...well, God and doctors will have to handle that.  And STAT.

Wednesday, April 02, 2014

Wherein you discover how truly crazy I am

What I'm supposed to be writing about is this sweet little book by Kendra and then posting a giveaway so one of you lucky people can get your hot little manos on it for free ninety-free.  And I will, eventually.  Hopefully tomorrow.  But I just can't right now because uuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuugh.

When I tell you what I'm about to tell you, you will know the depths of my lunacy.  I will stop being "charmingly quirky" (I like to pretend that's how you all think of me) and start immediately being "just a leeeetle too off her rocker."  For weeks I've been not telling you all of this, in fact, because INSANE.
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