Monday, September 24, 2012

Catching up.

We made some serious progress in deep cleaning the house this weekend, which is awesome and amazing, because the next FOUR Saturdays are booked up...which is crazy and surreal. We still have a huge amount to do pre-baby, but getting a good check of the general deep-cleaning out of the way is a huge relief. And it's kind of nice that I could actually invite people over to our house again--it really was so bad, that it was out of the question!

I have a dermatologist appointment this morning, I think to check on how the place where I had stitches on my stomach is holding up, and also to monitor a mole. Even though I don't think it's going to be a big deal, I have a hard time not getting super anxious any time I have a dermatologist appointment. I freaked most of the night last night about the appointment.

I did some housekeeping to the blog over the weekend--I cleaned up the sidebar a bit, and also revamped the pages in the header. Now, you can find all baby and infant related posts itemized in one central location, and also a master list of all book reviews. I'm also trying something new and opening up a limited number of sidebar ads via Passionfruit-- check it out if you're so inclined (and I promise you won't hear much more from me on the subject).

We went to a wedding over the weekend for a young couple that used to help with childcare for Mom's Group. Justin and I were cracking up because both the father/daughter dance and the mother/son dance were the exact same songs we used for our wedding. I don't think I've heard them at ANY wedding since then, so it was pretty funny to hear both in one wedding. We kept joking that we guessed we were supposed to be remembering our wedding that day ;)

I get to start Beth Moore's study of James with some of the ladies from Mom's Group this week, and I am so excited. SO. EXCITED. I have absolutely zero doubt that it'll be really good for me to really dig in to the Word in these last few weeks before having a baby...because I don't know about anyone else, but it is so easy for me to fall out of the habit of daily quiet time, and when I do, nothing good comes of it. Also? Totally crazy to think that I most likely won't finish the study with the group because I'll be off having a baby.

Last night, I had a conversation with Lizzy about dinner that went like this:
Me: Lizzy, would you like a cheeseburger for dinner?
Lizzy: No mom!! I want a hang-a-burger with cheese, please.

If I would have told her that a hang-a-burger with cheese is the same thing as a cheeseburger, it would have resulted in a 37 minute tantrum. Sometimes, it's just easier to call it a hang-a-burger with cheese.
I'm in a book slump. I haven't picked up a book that I was really, really excited about reading in too long. This is compounded by the fact that what I read before bed has recently been directly influencing some absolutely crazy pregnancy dreams, so I'm trying to limit myself to happy, inspirational fluff. But yeah...not excited about anything I've read lately. Any suggestions?


  1. I want to have a "deep cleaning" weekend too, but with my hubby working weekends right now it feels like it will never happen. :( Good for you!!

    I hope your Derm appt goes well, keep us updated. And the convo with Lizzy made me laugh... I agree, so much easier to just give in sometimes. :)

  2. Congratulations for having time to clean! I did that last week because my mother is coming this week and I knew I wouldn't have time this week. I don't have any children nor am I pregnant, so I have no excuse for my place to be messy. I saw your Instagram photos of your 30 minutes of tidying, and got motivated!

    That's a really long-winded way to say thank you!

    And, I like who you are. I don't know if I've ever said that, but I love how genuine of a person you are. It's inspiring! <3

  3. I desperately need to deep clean and organize my house! I just started BSF (Bible study fellowship) at a local church and I'm SO excited. The study this year is Genesis. It's been too long since I've studied the Bible. There's about 300 women total who divide into small groups, and then come together at the end for a lecture. It's nice because there's also structured childcare for children, who learn Bible stories according to what the adults are studying.

  4. I'm doing the James study right now with a group of friends from church and it is GREAT! I'm excited that you'll be doing the study, and I pray that you'll get exactly what you need from it. :)

  5. Getting your home tidied up is such an amazing feeling. Before I went to bed last night I took an extra two minutes to clear our glasses from the living room and straighten the pillows on the couch. It looked ten times better when I came down the stairs today. Funny how big the little things can be!

  6. And I can't think of any book recommendations that will not induce crazy dreams. (I just realized I like slightly twisted books)...

  7. Hooray for a good Bible study. I just started one on "What's it like to be Married to Me?" My house needs a good deep cleaning too - luckily my mom is coming to stay next weekend - I am looking forward to the extra hands!

  8. I need a deep cleaning weekend! :) That always feels SO good when it's done.


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