quick takes

November 7, 2013

Posting my quick takes a day early because tomorrow we’ll be headed to the hill country for our anniversary mini-trip!


This will be my first time away from Meredith overnight, and although that may seem like a long time I am glad I waited. I don’t know if she and I would have been ready before this, but now I know we are. When she is picked up by her grandparents from daycare and we come to take her home she usually throws a fit. She has also fallen asleep at their houses during babysitting so I really think she’ll be fine and happy. As for me, I KNOW that I could really use the break, especially with this baby coming. And my husband and I could benefit in a huge way with some more togetherness, so our marriage and family will be all the better for it.


I’ve made a lot of progress on my niece’s stocking, but it’s all been on preparing the pieces so I don’t have any pictures to show. But really I am to the point where I can basically just start appliquéing the pieces down and I plan to work lots on this during our trip (mostly the drive, but probably some while we’re there too). I am excited to see it come together and although I have loved working on it, I will be glad to finish so that I can get back to my cross stitch and maybe even some other holiday crafts.


My second trimester of pregnancy seriously flew by but now that I’ve hit the third, time has seemed to come to a screeching halt and so has any semblance of comfort. I’ve been having Braxton-Hicks contractions for a couple of weeks now, my energy level has dropped a lot (which is probably mostly because of work being crazy + toddler), I get short of breath, and the latest fun development is a pinched nerve in my upper back. I got an emergency massage yesterday which felt good but now today my muscles are just sore in addition to the shooting pain still being there. Plus my mouth sores have returned after being gone for six months which is almost worse than anything else. I am wondering how I’m going to make it three more months at this rate.


Follow me on Instagram to keep up with my “from where I stand” photo a day project during November. So far it’s been fun!

from where i stand week 1


The other night Meredith was in the shower with me. She soaped up her hands and then rubbed them on my belly. “I washin baby brudder!”


I’m going to just end this now on a high note before I start back on the complaining again.

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Comments on quick takes

  1. 1

    From Nora:

    The soap/shower thing makes me melt! that’s so sweet. Enjoy the country weekend; you guys deserve it! xo

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    From Sarah @ Beauty School Dropout:

    have a great time on your trip!!! I waited 18 months before I spent a night away, too, and even though I know a lot of people do it sooner, it was right for us. I hope you’re able to get some much-needed sleep!

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