Tuesday, October 9, 2012


Because I loved Julia's post so much and feel like a walking zombie who can't manage anything else this morning...

I poured myself a cup of coffee this morning to find a dead earwig floating in my cup. I do not feel like this bodes well for the day.

At 1am yesterday/this morning, Lizzy loudly yelled, "I'M READY TO GET UP NOW!" I finally got her to come lay in our bed instead. Which meant that of an entire king sized bed, I had about six inches of sleeping space all night.

I'm not sure if this is largely influenced by how pregnant I am, but Lizzy is exhausting lately. I feel like she asks 685 questions per minute...usually the same one over and over again no matter how many times I've answered it.

Sometimes, being related to the pastor is funny. Justin's parents won't be in town this Sunday, so his dad sent out an email about who all would be covering services, Bible Study, etc. I was reading through the email, and then came to "Justin & Meredith will be leading Sunday morning Bible Study." Um, we are? Because I'm pretty sure that after being one of the organizers of the Harvest Fest/Carnival that's happening all day Saturday and late into the evening, this pregnant lady is going to be exhausted, and the only studying I'll be doing is of sleep ;)

When I was pregnant with Lizzy, I had an anterior placenta. I never felt big alien baby movements with her. This one is apparently different because HOLY COW. And sometimes it hurts, like take-your-breath-away style! This is new. And kinda fun...you know, when I'm not doubled over from a kidney shot.

One wall of the nursery has one coat of paint. Our next free weekend is the 27th. The thought of beginning the nursery at 38 weeks pregnant stresses me out a little. Even though the kiddo will likely spend several months in our room anyway.

Speaking of which...I also need to clean out our room to make space for the pack and play.

My mom did finish the baby quilt for #2 though, and I am SO STINKING EXCITED about it. It is adorable. And also a totally borrowed idea from Julia. Julia, I hope you don't mind me basically ripping off your life ;)  You are pretty awesome.

There's this teenager who has sort of landed in our lives lately, and I'm praying for wisdom about how to be an appropriate support system for them while still maintaining appropriate boundaries...both for them and for our family. I totally don't have the answers. I feel a little like I'm muddling through it, and I hope I do it right.

Still loving the awesome encouragement that has come from unexpected places this week. Most recently, an email from the lady we're working on refinancing our house with, who has no idea how/whether/if the hospital collections thing will affect our house refinance either. She closed her email with encouragement to "remember who is in charge", and it was just perfectly timed, perfectly said. So grateful for those little moments.

As I'm typing this, I'm realizing that Lizzy has somehow figured out how to turn on the TV, navigate to the DVR, select Dora, and play the show. She just did it right now. WHAT THE HECK?! How can she do that already?!

I'm knitting a cowl/infinity scarf. I hope (a) it turns out and (b) that I actually wear it. I feel very accomplished, because I'm knitting it in the round, which is something I totally suck at.

Happy Tuesday everyone! I'm off to enjoy my (hopefully) earwig-less coffee.


  1. Lizzie loves her Dora. Eva did that on the computer the other day - PBS kids and started watching. Hard to imagine that had never used a computer at their age. (Jeez, I sound old.)

  2. I am SO WITH YOU about the 2nd baby and not having an anterior placenta thing--I started to think OMG SOMETHING IS WRONG, my fluid must be low! Because I felt SO MUCH, such crazy strong kicks all the time, NON STOP...OUUUUUCCCHHH. And then I realized that's just normal. I kind of missed my anterior placenta, just sayin.

  3. I remember the first time I heard a sound like someone was peeing, and realized it was Jaxon. He had pulled his pants down and went to the bathroom on his own... it was amazing but I was so shocked on how it made me feel too!

  4. Can't wait to see the quilt! And thanks for the love:)

  5. Oh, I'm really excited to see the quilt! I just finished Nell's nursery today - and she's 4 months tomorrow. You're ahead of me!

  6. I just tried making fruit leather...epic fail!

    I did one pan with parchment and one with plastic wrap. Used peaches..I put the oven at 150 and after 6 hours it was still totally mush. Turned it up to 200 and after a few hours it was mostly done, but still had some random gooey spots.

    It was overdone I guess. It shattered and crumbled when I tried to take it off the pan. the plastic wrap half melted and stuck to the pan, I had to throw the plastic wrap pan in the garbage.

    Any idea what I did wrong?

  7. I can't wait to see the quilt and the scarf and I'd like to remind you that we just barely had walls up when I was pregnant with Isaac, so . . . you know, you'll be alright. ;)

    Big old squeezing Fontaine hug for you.


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