7 quick takes: the cold, snowy Wednesday edition


Pretty snow

(This week last year:)



2. Audrey had another round of xrays on her foot on Friday. She did awesome, especially considering I had to leave her in the xray room with the tech and step out while they did them. She’s come a long way from last spring where if a dr or nurse or even the lunch tray lady at the hospital knocked on the door, she would SCREAM AND WAIL. On Friday, she chatted with everyone she saw, charmed them all (duh), and lounged on the exam table.

Less than a year ago, she screamed bloody murder if a dr even looked at her. Now she lounges on the table.

The good news is that her foot is looking great, but they still want her to stay in the boot for another two weeks. This is fine with me now that she’s walking on it. As long as we keep a shoe on the other foot, she’s running around like it’s nobody’s business. So! More xrays next Friday and hopefully we’ll be done with this particular medical drama. Although last week we got an incident report from daycare that she somehow got her hand (and also her foot? or something? Even the poor TEACHERS seemed confused by how she did it) stuck in the lock on their diaper cabinet. She was totally fine, just had a red mark on her arm. But still. THIS KID. A day before that I had to catch her from tumbling head-first off of our bed.

She’s just… going to be That Kid in our family, isn’t she? The Middle Child. Geez, I love her.

3. There are many clean baby boy clothes in drawers in the baby’s room now. Also: these shoes. COULD YOU JUST DIE?

Okay, I may have to amend my previous statement about the cute girl shoes. Because these ARE pretty ridiculously adorable.

4. Less than seven weeks till this little dude is due to make his arrival and… we don’t have a name. People keep asking me and I’m like OH. RIGHT. Um… no. No name yet. I guess we should… think about that? And stuff? I mean, we’ve talked about it here and there, and made a list, and then crossed almost ALL of them off the list. The remaining few names are perfectly nice! And would totally work! But none of them are names that scream to us THIS IS HIS NAME! Which I guess is okay. We’ll figure out his name. Maggie suggested Cutie Pants. So, we’ll keep that one in mind. heh.

5. The girls are sleeping over at my parents’ house this weekend and we’re going out to dinner and I’m going to eat all the foods. I’ve been craving hibachi rice and steak and chicken and that ridiculous sauce they give you and I’m gonna eat it with a spoon. YUM.

6. Dan’s been traveling a little bit recently for work. While this is No Big Deal for most people, it’s a bit unusual for us! Normally it would be relatively easy for me- the mornings and days would be the same, just the evenings are different, really. And the girls overall are pretty easy to deal with (they’re good kids, even with the Attitudes) But I’m not gonna lie: I was exhausted last Thursday night when he finally got home after just three days away. That extra pair of hands when you’re as big as a house and have two kids and a job? KINDA NICE TO HAVE AROUND. One more trip next week and then he’s banned from traveling because I’m too paranoid I’ll go into labor early while he’s away. ha (Side story: He got home last night from another short trip and said his plane DROPPED during landing. Like, they were WEIGHTLESS. It was super windy and the plane was all wobbly and they kept circling and then they dropped then came back up… I could have flipped out. GAH.) (GAAAAH!)

7. (This is me where I would normally write specifics about How I’m Feeling At Thirty-Three Weeks Pregnant but you don’t want to hear whining, I’m sure. Basically I still have a LONG way to go and I’m kinda getting crabby about it. I was actually JEALOUS of Lady Mary when she gave birth during Downton Abbey the other night because she could SLEEP ON HER BACK NOW NO FAIR! but then of course that Next Part Happened and I wasn’t so jealous anymore. But that gives you an indication of my mental state these days.)

So instead, here’s a picture of Maggie with corn in her ears.

Giggling while she asked why they're called "ears of corn"

And one of Audrey with a bandaid on her nose (Hey. YOU TRY ARGUING WITH A TWO YEAR OLD.)

I argued with her for 5 minutes over the fact that a bandaid on her nose probably wouldn't work well. I lost.


  1. Tracy

    February 20, 2013 5:29 pm

    Since the girls were both over a week early, I am going to say you only have 6 weeks left lady! Make you feel any better?!

    I am so with you on ready for spring. Charlie had to wear a spring outfit to school today because it was green day and she has zippo green that didn’t have a Santa on it. So she went with tulips on her shirt. Mom of the YEAR! ha

    • Jen

      February 21, 2013 2:11 pm

      ha slightly! I’m trying hard not to count on an early arrival though. Because if he IS late (or even just on time!) I’ll be ONE CRANKY LADY!!! ;)

  2. K

    February 20, 2013 6:14 pm


    • Jen

      February 21, 2013 2:12 pm

      I cannot wait to never have a pillow mountain AGAIN. (though I did upgrade it this time with a giant pillow wedge I bought and it has improved things. Slightly.)

  3. Susie

    February 21, 2013 12:30 pm

    Bandaid nose! And I swear, y’all have the BEST dresses.

    • Jen

      February 21, 2013 2:13 pm

      So many of them are hand-me-downs from generous friends and family! The one Maggie is wearing is actually an old dance recital costume from my cousin’s daughter. Maggie’s had it since she was three! It’s so cute.

  4. Jesabes

    February 21, 2013 9:02 pm

    Boy names are haaaaard. I don’t think we had one yet by 33 weeks. I can’t remember when we decided.

  5. Mel

    February 22, 2013 1:01 pm

    Need a baby boy name inspiration? Since we’re having a girl, our boy name is up for grabs. :) James. I’m actually slightly sad we don’t get to use it!!

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