Monday, June 30, 2014

Me blog good someday

But today is not that day.

This is an "off" week at la Casa Borobia, meaning that there are no camps or trips scheduled.  So: recover from last week (VBS, Dwija & Lizzy birthday), prep for this weekend (baby's baptism! 4th of July! open house for friends who are moving!), and plan for "on" week next week (2 big girls working at horse camp at the barn down the street.  Monday thru Friday, 8-4 p.m.  Help me Jesus.  Seriously Imma need your help).

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Third Week Redux (with pics!)

So.  It's Tuesday?  I...

Here's the thing.  I really was like "wow, that Friday post was so negative and if people come back to check for new posts and just keep seeing that over and over again, it's gonna be such a downer man." Complete with put-out surfer dude accent and everything.  So I vowed to come and replace it with something new.  Something happy! And fresh!  And interesting!

Friday, June 20, 2014

The ugh and gah and the eek of the last week (7QT)

I'm gonna open with this, so'n I don't skeer y'all away.

Can you see that enormous cranium?

Almost TWO whole inches bigger than any of my other kids' heads.

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Baby, accessories, and other good stuff {phfr} {FF}

This weeks has  When a new baby is born, I always know it's going to happen and then it always happens but then when it happens I'm like "gah!  what is happening?!?!?" But I'm not good at sharing things while I'm in the middle of them, so I will emotion-dump on you in retrospect on some other day, okey doke?

Let's keep it lite 'n' lively for now (trademarking lite 'n' lively rightthissecond.  It could be a low calorie chili recipe or something. Oh my gosh, so just kidding.  Even the idea of that sort of makes me gag).


Sunday, June 15, 2014

About my husband on Father's Day

I don't know if anyone reads other people's Father's Day posts.  It's okay if they don't.  Because see, I was just about to put something in my facebook status update and I decided that I wanted to say too much.

My husband isn't like any person I've ever met before.  Somehow he manages to be weird and quirky and unpredictable and conservative and steady and serious and funny and somber all at the same time.  We somehow always know exactly what he's going to think about things but never have any idea what he's going to do next.

Friday, June 13, 2014

More baby photos? Inconceivable! (7QT)

So I felt super proud of myself for getting a 5 Favorites posted on Wednesday and had totally planned on including a bonus 6th favorite which was, of course, going to be a picture of our little Chombat the Wombat (a million nicknames, all of 'em).  But post-partum brain completely forgot and THEN I got straight called out in the combox.  Gah!  World's worst mother!  So.  7 photos for your enjoyment, which will make this the quickest quick takes I ever took.

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

5 Favorites (thing, stuff, hair, book, song)

 Paper Plates

Y'all, I do usually care about the Earth and stuff.  I mean we gots the composting and the gardening and the recycling and all the INGs, but dang- when a new baby comes, you buy yourself the super jumbo package of paper plates.  I mean, put that ish on your baby registry if you have to.  Because you know the only thing more awesome than when friends bring you meals?  You know it: not having any dishes to wash when you're done.

Monday, June 09, 2014

Mary and Charlie's first fight

I'm so glad you guys have been enjoying JC's birth story.  Several people have pointed out that what the heck, this is not the end of the story is it?  Make with the further details, devil woman!  So I'll try to be quicky quick about sharing part two, swearsies.  But until then, enjoy this photo series that I will treasure for all time...

Sunday, June 08, 2014

The 1 hour homebirth of John Charles

Little Juanito (I know I said we're calling him Charlie, but every baby of ours has seventeen thousand nicknames so roll with me) is snoozing on the boppy next to me on the sofa, Cecilia is watching Spongebob (so holy.  Happy Pentacost Sunday!) and the rest of the family is at Mass (actually holy.  Hoping the latter makes up for the former) and I gotta just get this birth story tappy tapped out before someone decides he's actually a colicky baby or someone else goes back to work and I'm expected to cook and clean again and my brain goes back to mush mode and I can't remember where my other shoe is, what to speak of being able to retell our exciting tale of excitement.

Let's start with this: Even if we hadn't been planning a homebirth, this baby would have been born at home.  So it's a darn good thing we had a bunch of supplies around and a midwife who showed up to take care of everything as opposed to, you know, being in an even bigger panic because THIS BABY IS COMING RIGHT THIS SECOND AND CLEARLY THE WORLD WILL COME TO AN END.  Yes, I think things like that.

Friday, June 06, 2014

The Little Oratory book bundle giveaway

I promised you  a super quick giveaway of Leila's new book The Little Oratory bundled together with Father of the Family for Father's Day, and I'm gonna deliver (hah!  deliver!  I had a baby!  Get it????  Okay.  Done. Promise.) because I'm still riding high on those baby birthin' hormones and it's still acceptable for me to sit here and not cook or clean or get dressed.

Also Tommy is playing his new baby games on the sofa with JC and the big girls are cracking up.  My fave.  What better time to hot bliggity blog?

Happy birthday to youuuuuuuuuuuu.....!

Enough with the grainy ipod pics!  Can you believe I went into labor on a not-Friday?  And also he was born that same day?  A one hour birth (literally ONE hour) deserves it's very own birth story for sure, but these photos I cannot not share while they're all still letting me do nothing.

Thursday, June 05, 2014

41(!) week belly

Later I'm going to be posting a super quick giveaway of Leila's new book The Little Oratory bundled together with Father of the Family for Father's Day (it'll close on the 10th so there will be time for it to get to you) but first lemme get the not-so-important bizniss of the prominent potentially 41 week belleh out of the way, especially for any of you wishing/hoping/praying that he has already made his exit after Tuesday night's adventure of badness.

(hint: no)

Wednesday, June 04, 2014

Could it be?

June 4th

1:29 a.m.
I'm wondering if this is really finally it.  A few minutes ago I dowloaded the Pandora and Spotify apps onto my ipod because what fun is it to be in labor if you don't troll other people's carefully crafted l&d playlists?

Sunday, June 01, 2014

Prayers for a special family

A few days ago, I decided that I wouldn't post anything until something exciting was happening with baby and his pending arrival.  I just couldn't get myself out of that when-will-I-be-in-labor-for-real headspace and force myself to talk about other things.  And see a long time ago I decided that if I had to force myself to talk about something, then I wasn't doing the work of the Holy Spirit and this blog can be nothing if it's not that.

Well, now I have something that I don't have to force myself to talk about.  In fact, I can't not talk about it, so I know I must.
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