Here is a joke from Prim this morning:
P: Knock knock
Me: Who’s there?
Me: Sad, who?
I woke up this morning thinking we were leaving THIS Sunday and immediately got sick to my stomach and then remembered we still have another week. Guys, please pray for my anxiety to let up! It’s totally inhibiting me from getting super excited. I think it’s pretty much anxiety over leaving the kids for that long and anticipating how much I’ll miss them (and tbh, how much they will miss me). Rational me knows that we all will be fine, but still. I can’t help but feel silly over feeling this way when we are about to take a trip we’ve been dreaming of for years and years. Also can’t help thinking that something will happen that will delay our return flight which will make us indeed miss Ollie’s evening kinder graduation. Prayers, pleaseeeee please please.
2. Name this Baby
Did you see Kate from Sancta Nomina’s name consultation for this babe?? She is AMAZING. So many great ideas and really helped show us some of our naming patterns. As of now, we haven’t settled on a name so keep those suggestions coming my way!
3. Volunteer Mom
Oliver’s school requires 50 service hours for the school year and as the end of the year is approaching, me and Daniel realized we had less than 10 hours done… and if you don’t meet the 50 hours you have to pay $10/hour soooooo when they said if you volunteered to run a booth at the annual fiesta you would get 30 hours we jumped on it. We ran the milk jug booth for a few hours (and thankfully Daniel’s parents helped out, too, THANK YOU!) but I’m pretty sure it led to my back being thrown out a couple days later…
Yes, same fiesta where my kids got 2 goldfish that died the next day. RIP Silver “Gold Touch” and Goldie “Gold Touch”.
And then last week I went with his class to the Santa Barbara Zoo and that was the day before take 4…so basically to me: I volunteer=I get sick/injured. (Love my half transitioned glasses, OKAY!?)
4. Sick sick sick
Guys, it’s been non stop over here. Threw out my back and then got worked on by a chiropractor where I couldn’t walk without wincing the next day. Luckily that’s better. And then last week I finally dragged myself to the doctors (haven’t seen a non-OB in YEARS) and got diagnosed with “worse than bronchitis”. Nebulizer, antibiotics, inhaler. This poor babe got the full on chemical treatment but I can breathe again which is a plus, but still forever have a stuffy nose.
5. Highlights + Not Highlight
Highlight: Took the boys to their annual check ups and Lil’O is 42″ (5%) and 38.5lbs (11%) and average Atlas is 40.5 (50%) and 35lbs (50%).
Highlight: We finally got Prim a toddler bed!
Highlight: We also rearranged our bedroom to make room for a baby corner! Excuse the unedited, underwhelming photo -___-
Highlight: Met Jenny in real life! (No photo)
Highlight: An older man at Mass asking Daniel if these are really all his kids because he looks so young and Daniel responding, “I’m actually the oldest brother.”.
Highlight: Got our cousins aged 0,1,2,3,4,5,6 photo in before the 5 year old turned 6 today! Happy Birthday Maple! Happy Birthday to my Dad!
Highlight: Ollie holding his cousin, Ferris. If there is a baby, Oliver will be right there trying to hold it.
Not highlight: Poppy. But she’s cute.
6. Books + Shows
Still can’t get into Anne of Green Gables… am I kicked out of every Catholic women’s circle?? I also am not giving myself a chance to fully get into it seeing as I’m only a handful of chapters in. I really want to read Haley’s post about the new netflix series which honestly is my biggest motivation to jump back in.
Going to bring The Nightingale with me on our trip. Hoping I won’t look too touristy reading a book with a picture of the Eiffel Tower on the cover.
I’m really enjoying The Handmaid’s Tale. Am I not supposed to say I enjoy it but am deeply troubled by it instead??? Nothing will disturb me more than the finale of Outlander Season 1. F U Captain Jack Randal. Also Outlander season 3 comes back in September aka when baby is due which I think God planned just for postpartum me.
Daniel and I started season 2 of Masters of None and we are also enjoying it. Silicon Valley on the other hand has been kind of blah.
Also, can you say a prayer for sweet baby Regina and her family?