Following Camp Patton‘s lead with a little survey because I am short on the ability to articulate complete thoughts. 38 weeks pregnant. Worked the weekend. Le tired.
Making: I should be making Simon’s lunch for tomorrow. But I am not. I am making a nice dent in the couch. With my arse.
Cooking : not tonight. I worked today and Kids Eat Free on Sundays at Old Bag of Nails, where we walked for dinner.
Drinking : Water.
Reading : I’m disappointed to not have a book right now. I was patiently waiting for Five Days at Memorial by Sheri Fink, but I don’t know if I’ll get it from the library in time before I go on maternity leave. And who am I kidding I’ll probably be reading this again.
Wanting : the baby to come this week. Please. Please?
Looking: forward to sleeping on my stomach, the scale numbers moving down instead of up, more than one glass of wine.
Playing: Lately we’ve been playing a lot of Polar Express pretending. It involves Gabe and I sitting on a train and being yelled at to produce tickets we don’t have.
Wasting: leftovers. I don’t know how much more of the Thanksgiving leftovers we can handle. It’s getting to be a bit much.
Wishing: the baby would come soon. Did I say that already?
Enjoying: my friends got me the Sleep bath bubbles from Bath and Body Works. I’ve been enjoying nightly baths in our clawfoot tub, soaking in the bubbles and almost drowning myself by falling asleep.
Waiting: for my next day off work….which is Wednesday. And I scheduled a PRENATAL MASSAGE.
Liking: my new car with seat warmers and Satellite radio. Did you know that the Coffee House channel has about 200 songs sung by Shawn Colvin? I thought she only sang Sonny Came Home. Not so.
Wondering: how our neighbors are going to handle one more kid, when the two they already have scream ALL THE TIME.
Loving: Simon kissing my belly and being incredibly sweet lately.
Hoping: for safe and healthy delivery and holidays.
Marveling: at how my brain has changed within the last few weeks of this pregnancy. I can barely punctuate a sentence correctly.
Needing: To work out. As in, I need to feel that rush of endorphins without also feeling like I may fall over, pass out or otherwise injure myself or my unborn. I need to have some me time with an ipod and a treadmill.
Smelling: a candle I lit- I’ve been in a candle lighting mood lately. I’ve purchased two pine scented ones at Target in the clearance section. I”m not usually a pine person but I am right now for some reason.
Wearing: 1 of the 2 pairs of pajama pants that fit me currently. Both are Gilligan O’Malley from Target. And Maternity tank. No bra. I’m a mess. Also- I purchased “One Size Fits All” fleece lined leggings at a local store in town and I LOVE THEM. And they BARELY fit me but I wore them today shamelessly with a long maternity sweater and tall boots and I DARE someone to tell me they look bad. I was too comfortable to care. When you’re down to one pair of boots that fit…it’s all just very sad.
Following: started getting The Daily Skimm email to keep up on current events. http://www.theskimm.com/ I don’t hate it. But I do feel a little stupid when I’m reading it, as if I only ever read US Weekly prior to receiving these emails.
Noticing: Every piece of dirt, crumb, dust bunny, etc. on our floors. Every. single. piece.
Knowing: I will wake up between 4 and 5am tonight either coughing on my own stomach acid, unable to breathe through my nose holes, having to pee, or needing to change positions and unable to do so without physically lifting my stomach off the bed with my arms.
Thinking: about the next two long days I work until 9pm. I don’t want to think about it, but it’s happening.
Feeling: like I have too much to do, and nothing at all to do before the baby gets here- at the same time. It’s very bizarre.
Bookmarking: I’ve been adding stuff to a wish list on amazon and I”m loving that. I think we have half our of family christmas shopping done. Done!
Opening: junk mail – a lot of it these days.
Giggling: at Gabe a lot lately. He’s been doing a good job of keeping me amused and entertained in my large and uncomfortable state.
Feeling: really lucky to have my little family, and excited to add another variable to it. Now come on young man- get here!