Friday, June 24, 2011

- And then I woke up with stretch marks.

- And then I just pulled up my shirt at my work desk and no longer see said stretch marks.

- My brain is severely addled right now. I swear there were stretch marks this morning.

- My projects are officially complete, I think. I attempted to sketch out the shirt I wanted to do for Isaac and it seems incredibly daunting and time consuming, so I passed. I did however finish my quilt last night and I made one piece of personalized clothing for Baby Love. It bears his initial, should his name stick, and I felt an amazing peace finishing it.

- I was totally hit by a 2x4 across the head ala Tommy Boy through this quote in an article that my friend Megan posted.

"Motherhood provides you with an opportunity to lay down the things that you cannot keep on behalf of the people that you cannot lose. They are eternal souls, they are your children, they are your mission field." Rachel Jankovic

- We have plans for a bonfire on Saturday night and to go to my Dad's on Sunday. I'm sorry I'm not sorry, but I won't feel bad for canceling if I'm having a baby. :)

- I alluded to it several weeks back now, but my brother is dating someone. We still haven't met her. When we do though, I want to just throw my arms around her and give her the biggest awkward hug, because I have never seen my brother so ridiculously happy as he is now. He seems to be in a constant state of good humor. Like the person who won't stop smiling and even though you love that they're smiling, you almost find yourself getting annoyed that they're so completely happy. Honestly though, it'll probably be awkward, because I love this girl already for shaking up his world so much.

- The weather has been terrible this week and I haven't taken my camera out once. I really want to take some decent pictures of Isaac this weekend.

- My feet have been swollen the last two days and the weather hasn't even been warm. I can't imagine how miserable I'd be if we were having normal summer weather. I've been extremely blessed by this cool spring and summer, even if the rest of Minnesota is over it.

- I keep looking up ways to induce labor and haven't taken any action on any of them.

- From my blog traffic it appears people have started the daily stalk for Baby Love. I know I do the same thing with my pregnant friend's blogs, it just seems funny to actually see the numbers reflect it. I hope to give the update soon!


Noe said...

AH LEAH ! You can always make me smile!
L-O-V-E-D what you said abt your Brother.. OH GOODNESS! I can't remember the last time I've felt like that. I MISS IT SO MUCH!

claire @ a peachtree city life said...

we're all thinking about you! when the time does come, i hope it goes very smoothly and peacefully!

Jeannie said...

Congrats to your brother! How sweet it is to be so smitten :)

Jen | Our Life Accounts said...

Awww how sweet that your brother has met someone! I've been praying for you and your family that everything goes smoothly with the baby and delivery/recovery!

Bethany said...

Pineapple did it for me. Just sayin' :) Hope you have an eventful weekend - I will be thinking of you!!

Meredith said...

A Butterfinger Blizard from DQ did it for me! ;)

AJ said...

Since we're sharing, orange pop, a brownie, and bouncing on an exercise ball did it for me:)

I'm so excited for your brother. I know the feeling. I've never hugged any of my brother's previous gfs, but I have hugged Mandy. And bro is so pleasant and funny these days.

Unknown said...

A long, agonizing walk got my labor going. But I'm sure Tony would prefer another recommended suggestion ;)

Bekah said...

Yeah I totally got excited when I saw there was a new post from you in my reader..I thought MAYBE?!

Also, the phantom stretch marks...I thought I had suddenly gotten several on my side, but then they went away, I think they may have been pressure marks from my clothing or the way I was laying down. Maybe thats what yours were?

jen @ homeinthecountry said...

I've heard: walking uphill, spicy food, and meatloaf. I've tried two of the three (repeatedly) to no avail.

I was hoping yoga this morning would do it (the ladies in my class were very happy that I did NOT go into labor in the middle of class).

Please let me know if you figure out some way to get this show going! :)

Although, orange pop & brownies sounds like a suggestion worth trying... and a DQ blizzard? Why not!?!

Anonymous said...

Thinking of you this weekend and hoping for baby news!

Melissa said...

I will be thinking of you this weekend! Also, that's great news about your brother!!! I know you have been trying to find a gf for him :).

DianeTaylor said...

Hi Leah, how nice for your brother, love is the best medicine for sure. Yeah I'm stalking your blog, ha ha. Actually I'm on my first real vacation in 2 years, sitting on a balcony looking at the ocean, drinking a good strong cup of coffee, and going thru my google reader. Thank god I brought my iPad. I wish you all the best with baby love.

Jill said...

I'm sad that I got stretch marks is my last two weeks, but they were so worth it! Now I just have to work at getting them to fade!


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