Jan 16, 2010 | The Joys of Pregnancy | 15 comments

Can you believe, it’s a word my kids don’t even know???
(Nothing irritates me as much as a kid whining, “I’m bored.”)
Friends and family are “forbidden” to say it around us lest they pick it up and incorporate it into their vernacular.
But, since they can’t read…


I never liked to be ready too early for Prom…I hated sitting around waiting for the evening…I never wrote a speech for speech class…I would rather wing it…I am not a total last minute person to the point where I inconvenience other people…cause that is just plain irrigating and rude…but, I hate too much “spare” time.

And yet, here I am.
Just about everything on my massive to-do list that I wrote back in September is done. And here I am.
Nary a Braxton Hicks,
nary a cramp…
right now what I would take is a good old fashioned,

“Clean up in aisle four!”

Like a typical soap opera-esque water breaking all over the place!!!
I guess it’s my own fault for having expectations. Number one was on his due date, number two was two days early, so, silly me, since I am due on Monday (or Tuesday says the Midwife) I thought for sure by yesterday…

I hate the mall but I would sure love to go walk around Nordstrom right now.
Target isn’t going to cut it and the girls at our little Sephora are so obnoxious.
(They just can’t stand it that I walk in there with no makeup and try everything myself.)
They always want to do my makeup and I want to say,

“Have you seen YOURS? Get away from me!”

This blog has turned into more of a journal as all I do is blog about ME and that is bugging me too,
but I am afraid I don’t have the energy to go after Obama this week or…even more fun, that dork Robert Gibbs.

I’ve have massages, I’ve had ankle rubs, girlfriend nurses 3 times in a 24 period,
I eat killer spicy food,
I’ve watched some of the funniest movies I’ve seen in a long time and YouTube clips of Conan O’Brian dogging NBC and laughed til I thought my water would break, yesterday we went on a big family walk outside…

The baby goes from so still for hours to full blown spastic freak outs and I “yell” at “him”,
“Well, if you would just COME OUT you would have more room!!!”

Obviously I need to trust God and his timing but that is easier said than done when you feel like a walking land monster who can’t sleep and has worked herself out of a job. Never mind that if this baby would join us my brother and his wife could actually come for a visit this weekend. Today is Joel’s day off…there are a million reasons why

Are you sick of me yet? I am sick of myself.
The only thing I have to do is blog (I think I have done 6 posts in the last 6 days!)
so try to keep up with me if you dare…
The naming game is still open for boys…scroll down to previous posts…


  1. Mary

    My soap arrived yesterday, and it is so beautiful I almost don’t want to use it! Thank you for the samples, they are lovely as well! I forsee many purchases from your store in the future!

  2. Bonjour Madame

    Your comment about the Sephora store is hilarious! I was approached by a sales girl with hot pink hair last time I was in there.

    Now I feel bad for my mom. I was two whole weeks late being born!

  3. Joannah

    I’m sorry, friend! Soon, very soon. Hang in there.

  4. Josephinerose

    You could always try the castor oil trick!!!:) Enjoy this sweet time — you’ll look back and wish you had it when you’re overwhelmed by all you need to do and can’t catch up!!

  5. Josephinerose

    P.S. I’m lovin’ the almost daily posts!! I know once the baby comes we’ll have long dry spells between posts!!:)

  6. Jen R.

    I hope baby comes soon! Believe me the third one is a stinker~!

  7. annie

    I SO remember that feeling…..
    But I also remember years later, wishing I could shove that kid back…
    annie g.
    (I’m praying for you)

  8. Cathy

    I just had to pop in to see if #3 had arrived.

    I really enjoy your rants, especially about the pres. 🙂

  9. Jenn@Spejory

    I’m enjoying your posts while they last…soon enough you’ll be forgetting all about us as you attend to your new little one. That waiting is tough though.

  10. FrenchGardenHouse

    So thrilled for you, sweetie. Praying for a most darling baby, and soon. xoxo Lidy

  11. Vivianne Leclaire

    Well, one thing is for sure. He’s got to come out SOMEtime.
    I hope it happens soon for you.

    And good for you for not letting your children learn the “b” word.

  12. Raymonde

    Have been enjoying your almost daily post. Vous êtes delicieuse à lire! J’ai bien ri avec vos vendeuses et leur maquillage, moi aussi je refuse leur aide!
    Je vous souhaite un accouchement calme. A bientôt.
    ps: Mon deuxième prénom est Mathilde, je crois que vous êtes une des rares personnes à aimer ce nom. Merci.

  13. Jen Chandler

    We don’t mind your almost daily posts at all! I only wish I’d been able to read them as they came 🙂

    I understand about the makeup counter. People always look at me and proclaim, “Ah you’re a summer!” and then attempt to put ghastly blues and pinks all over me.

    I may be a summer baby but I’m a fall at heart 🙂

    Here’s to a speedy (and safe) delivery!


  14. Katie

    I HAVE A MOST BRILLIANT GUESS FOR YOUR BOY NAME!! Is it? Could it be? I’m sure it’s french, yes: sure of it! Wait. It’s Barack. Right? Am I right? Thank you, I know. The guess was nothing short of inspired! And the name for a girl is Michelle? (Sorry, I just couldn’t resist a really, really, really BAD joke. You ARE bored, aren’t you?) Hmmm… okay. I’ll go wash my mouth out with soap now and (ouch!) bite my tongue!


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