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Week In Review

It’s been a while, I know.  Things have been quiet for me on the blog front this week but in case you’ve been wondering, this is what I’ve been up to:

Growing a Baby.  My belly has officially reached “Bottom Gut Hanging Out And No Maternity Shirt Can Contain It” status.  It kind of already looks like the baby has dropped, so low does my belly hang over my stretched-out elastic skirts, but I am pretty sure she’s going to be there for a while yet.  I have been having quite a few Braxton-Hicks contractions too, which I barely had any of while pregnant with Avelyn.  Each time I have one I think, “Maybe the baby will come early!” but I know that I will most  likely give birth to a slightly over-baked, wrinkly-skinned peanut.

Debating With Steve About Names For the Baby.  We are still stumped.  There are a few potentials that we both kind of agree on, but nothing that really grabs us and shouts, “Bestow me upon your child!  I shall serve her well!”  We still have seven weeks to deliberate, but I know that we’ll soon be blankly staring into her hours-old face and shrug our shoulders and say, “We got nuthin’, kid.  You name is going to be Baby.”

Nesting.  I finished the bumper pads for the nursery and I love them!  They are funky and chic and vintage-inspired.  Just don’t look too closely at the seams; I can’t sew a straight line to save my life.  I also made a little quilt while Avelyn slept in this morning.  It is lumpy, but it will do.  The nursery is nearly ready.  We just need to hang the pictures on the wall.  And by “we”, I mean Steve.

Moping.  Christy moved on Saturday and I had a pretty emotional weekend as a result of her departure.  I felt lonely and blue but am feeling better now, realizing that we will be able to keep in great touch with her and I am beyond blessed to have an amazing circle of girlfriends left here in Summerland to grieve with.  Just a note to them all:  if you leave me, I will cut of my big toe and mail it to you so that while you’re in your new house, provinces away, getting unpacked in your snazzy new house far away from me, you’ll have a bloody reminder of how devastated I am to have been left behind.  I can’t handle another loss.

 Not Taking Photos.  I think that’s part of why I haven’t been posting as often lately.  We are at the park or the beach most every day and by the time I have loaded up the bathing suits and towels and sippy cups and chairs and floaties and sand toys and goldfish crackers and fruit snacks and swim diapers, the last thing I feel like grabbing is my huge camera.  So.  Sorry.  I need a caddy.

Wishing I Were On A Plane to BlogHer.  Remember how I was planning to go to the conference and meet all my cool friends (for the first time)?  But then I found out I couldn’t get medical coverage and in the off-chance I went into labour while in the U.S. of A, it would have ended up costing me hundreds of thousands of dollars?  Yeah.  That sucked.  So, I bade farewell to Angella yesterday and told her to give you all a warm and hearty belly-bump from me.  I’ll see you in ’09.

That’s about it.  Now you know.

Dana - Um, I’m taking the photos you aren’t. I took 1,675 pictures on my 2-week vacation to Glacier National Park! Your post totally cracked me up, especially with the big toe thing. If you do that, I wanna see pictures. ok, maybe not.

Sorry you can’t go to Blogher, but I think a baby is a much better option.

Tamara - I can totally hear your voice in my head saying “Sorry kid, Your name is going to be baby”. Hahaha! I just realized that when I read your blog I totally read it in your voice – weird, huh?

Anyways, I feel the same way about the moving thing. Seriously – don’t ever move. I feel pretty confident that you are not going anywhere considering the whole farmer for a husband thing but don’t prove me wrong….

Laurie - Awesome post. Gave me the giggles. May I suggest Juanhilda for a girls name? None of my friends have taken my suggestion, as of yet…you could be honored to be the first ;)
If you have your baby when I had Reid, you have less than 3 weeks. Good luck!

Emily - You know, I’ll need a roommate in ’09…

joyce - can’t wait to see pictures of Baby’s nursery. love vintage-inspired fabric.

how about Romy for your baby girl’s name? it’s my niece’s name…and i’ve loved it ever since…

Pam - Oooh, I would love to see what you’ve sewn for the nursery!

andrea - I can’t wait to see what you’ve done with the nursery. I’ve got bags full of baby stuff waiting for a home, but I fear her room won’t be cleaned out until after she makes her grand entrance into the world. So alas it will sit in our room for another three months.

Head a little south and I’ll head a little north and we can have our own BlogHer this weekend. If I can get my butt back into blogging gear I definitely want to go in ’09 as well.

angie - Sitting over here, blissfully not pregnant any more, your pregnancy seems to be flying by. I know it doesn’t feel like it though. And I feel you on the name. My last 4 babies have been born nameless, and most have had to wait at least a week to get a name. I’m sure it will be fabulous. Avelyn certainly is.

ikate - So glad you are doing fine. Sometimes boring is okay. But I must admit that I was starting to get panicy that one of my favorite bloggers wasn’t posting for so long. I was urolling tramatic early-labor and bed-rest storys in my head.

Heather - What about Charlotte?

Simon - Don’t worry. I’m here with them, and you’re not missing anything. Lots of fighting and crying, with long, awkward silences between. Heather and Angella have already drawn blood.

I’m sure the rest of the weekend will be just as miserable. Enjoy not being present at this veritable hell on earth.

-Simon

Kiki - Awesome that you got your bedding finished. I still haven’t found the fabric I want for mine. I know exactly what I want. I just haven’t found it.

My husband and I can’t agree on a middle name. I love the name Charis. Sounds like Paris. or ( CARE-IS ) Good luck with that.

MyKidsMom - We were in the Okanagan for 2 weeks at the end of June/beginning of July… and I miss it sooooo much. I am very jealous of your beach excursions, and fully forgive you for taking no pictures. In our 2 weeks I probably took 5 pictures. Pathetic, I know. I was just too busy enjoying it!!!

Michele - You’ve been busy! You’ll have to post pictures of the bedding, I’m sure it’s awesome!

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