Me: "Who has the best seat in the house, me or daddy?"

Adam: "Well, Daddy's is nice, but yours is best. Your's is squishier."

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

40


How I spent the day called "40 weeks":
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snuggling a croupy Tessa on the couch
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touching elbows with my sweetie as he pays bills while I email pregnant women who need support
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eggs and cantaloupe with homemade vanilla yogurt
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pulling weeds
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battling with crabby kids who don't want to pull weeds
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Addy stepping barefoot on rose thorns
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Addy then saying he hated me (for the first time in his little life)... (out loud, anyway)
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hiding my tears from him
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finding where all the snails sleep
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lectures about being kind to each other
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not going to see Shrek with crabby kids after all
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going to Walmart instead
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finding a fabulous nursing bra at Walmart
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finding they didn't have it in my size
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buying a million school supplies
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buying a monkey lunchbox for Tessa and promising outings while kids are in school
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answering "the question" five times while in Walmart ("Actually, I'm due today. Yes, really.")
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meeting a mama due in 8 days, and laughing at our matching waddles
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looking (with no luck) for curtains that will keep the boogie man out of the girls room
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giving up and riding one of those old-lady motorized scooters at Office Depot while Guy teases "Hover-round!"
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crashing into 3 displays
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catching the boys making fun of the "uni-ball" pen display (my ears perking up when I heard the word testicle, with a giggle, coming from Ethan)
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hugging little old Helen, a plump lady who walks down my street, and comparing bellies with a laugh
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listening to Stephanie singing on my answering machine (so funny!) "happy due-date-day!"
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managing to scold children to bed while still having a heart to heart visit on the phone with my sweet friend, Robin
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contracting my brains (but not my baby) out as I sit side by side with my honey, smelling his hands and feeling grateful he is here
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watching this, and being even more grateful for all of my blessings, for the gospel, and for the love of my Savior.

2 comments:

Jen said...

Beautiful post! What a full day - I am tired just reading it!

julean said...

Wow, Laine, I'm glad you're keeping so busy... not sure just how you are managing being that busy but it's good. Hopefully your brains will stop contracting out (yikes) and that sweet babe will make his/ her appearance soon!!

Hover-round, that's funny, Guy. That made me laugh so hard! I can just see it and hear your great laugh all the way over here! (Wish I could have seen those crashes, too!)