7 Quick Takes

16 November 2012

Joining Jen for another round of giving this week. Have you seen the trailer for her reality show? I can't wait. I can't do it. If you watch it, you'll probably notice that she has the most perfectly shaped eyebrows. She shouldn't feel weird that I noticed. 

1. Earlier this evening I asked Julia what we should name the baby. She generously gave me a few options. For a girl her first choice is "Cookie" and her second choice is "Dora". For a boy she likes "Dora Boy" and "Diego".

2. My mom came for a brief visit this week and very kindly watched the kids while Simon and I went out last night. I never ever ever worry about Sebastian's behavior or emotional health when I leave the kids with sitters but always check in to see how Julia is behaving/coping/dealing in my absence.
  Don't ask me why.

I texted Grandma Bettina asking about Julia ~40 minutes into our date while Simon successfully resisted the urge to roll his eyes. She responded simply that Julia was fine but that "Bash is a crazy destroyer and is throwing everything away."
Yep. If he gains a few more pounds on little J - I have no doubt that he'll be chucking her bottom into the trash when he tires of pulling her hair for a giggle.

3. Odds seem to be good that I'm going to have to take the kids to my next OB appointment that will involve an ultrasound because my usual sitter seems to think her nursing classes trump my peace of mind and tranquility. The staff assured me it wouldn't be a problem to bring them but know that visions of Sebastian biting the nurse when he gets bored (12 seconds in), Julia refusing to dismount from my person, Sebastian dismantling and emptying the the sharps disposal container, and Julia talking about Sebastian's most recent pungent diaper feat are all dancing in my head. It should be a scream.

4. Yes, I'm still typing about the pregnancy. Worse or equal to droning on about that c!r!a!z!y! dream I had that was SO c!r!a!z!y! and SO weird last night? Worse. With Julia's pregnancy all I wanted to eat was ice cream and peanut butter (and I did) while with Sebastian's gestational period I couldn't inhale enough grocery store sushi but with this baby I can't stop thinking and dreaming about Naked Juice ... specifically the Green Machine variety. You know, the one that makes you think you're drinking broccoli and health but the first six ingredients listed are a fruity puree of some sort? I think/know there are 50+ grams of sugar in each bottle. I'm averaging two bottles a day right now. Stopping. Unless you'd like to hear all about ...

5. my favorite maternity top ever ever ever? No? Fine.

6. I'm trying really hard not to dread Thanksgiving this year since Simon will leave for work WAY before we wake up and won't get back until Friday morning WAY after we've risen for the day. I'm failing. At least the kids don't even kind of get it and you better believe I'll not be lifting a single finger in the kitchen in lieu of testing out the hospital cafeteria's holiday fare -- whether Simon is available to join us or not. Is that a hint of sunshiney optimism I'm smelling? Never.

7. It seems like everyone has written a post on NFP this year and I'm hesitant to write one myself because everyone's already typed about it and typed about it well. Camp Patton always loses a few followers following a post on NFP which absolutely does not/will not stop me from forging ahead but I don't want to offend anyone. I've had terrible insomnia lately and these are the things my exciting mind mulls over.

Off to refill my wine glass with odorless garlic, spirulina, and refined poison.

(I feel like these are all so serious ... I promise I'm smiling right this second. Wink.)


Go see Jen for all the betters.

23 comments:

  1. #3 - Right? CRAZY pregnancy dreams - where is THAT warning when everyone is telling you fifteen thousand things to worry about during your first trimester? I'm telling you, 82% of any mild stress relating to this pregnancy has been because of dreams involving: Godzilla/the dinosaurs from Jurassic Park (really), Bill Paxton (male lead from Twister) breaking a date with me, and other things too shuddery to mention. Anyway, I think there needs to be a PSA. And YAYYYY NFP!!!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. HAH by #3 I obvi mean #4. Baby Brain applies 6 months before the baby comes, right? Right.

      Delete
  2. Oh my goodness, multiple kids at doctors appointments are my worst nightmare- gives me anxiety for days. I would sooooo babysit for you if I could!!!

    ReplyDelete
  3. Oh man, I would totally try to convince you to come here for T-giving, but you just came. and you're pregnant. with 2 kids. and i am sure there are many other places you could travel (like with family) if you were going to. but still, come to south bend.

    kidding?

    ReplyDelete
  4. Doesn't Gap have the best maternity clothes ever? For this 6th little one I really need to overhaul my maternity wardrobe and almost all of my new pieces came from there. So so cute.

    ReplyDelete
  5. Definitely keep posting about NFP. We all have to keep talking and talking about it, regardless of whether or not people want to hear! Sorry about your Thanksgiving!! Glad you are not even attempting to cook for two people who have NO idea what Thanksgiving even is! Enjoy your hospital fare and be done with it.

    ReplyDelete
  6. Does it make me so evil that I read the words "usual sitter" and say "She has a usual sitter?!?!? Unfair!". Do you know how many sitters I have used in 11.5 years of parenting? NADA de ZERO. Am I just that paranoid? Am I that much of a control freak? Are my kids that hard to take care of? Yes to all three. Oi! #sendhelp

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. You gotta just do it! The longer you wait the harder it is...after the first couple of total anxiety inducing times you'll be in date night heaven! (And yes if this comment was not about babysitters would sound totally r- rated- yikes!)
      Nora

      Delete
    2. Seriously though- without a good babysitter I don't know that I'd still be sane. And if kids misbehave? Pay sitter more amd take it out if their money ;)

      Delete
  7. Please say you have another resident's wife that you can hang out with or at least eat pizza with on Thanksgiving? It makes me sad to think of you and the kiddos being alone...you're a trooper. I'd make you come to my (parents') house if you could!!

    ReplyDelete
  8. That sucks with Thanksgiving. One Thanksgiving when Chris was working for the Eagles, there was a home game the same day. I was so bummed and angry. If anyone tried to call out for that day, they'd be fired on the spot. Do you have any family you can eat with or order a prepared Thanksgiving?

    I'd really like to hear your post about NFP. I've been debating doing one myself about how hard it is. I get really discouraged. I can see why a lot of "Catholic" couples just use birth control. BTW- Could you share some of the blogs that post about it? It's nice not to feel like we are the only ones in the world using it. lol

    ReplyDelete
  9. Our thanksgiving is postponed this year too- unless you count his 2 hours of awake time between sleeping off the previous night and heading In for another evening of night float torture...on a more pleasant note I think you should do the nfp post too :)

    ReplyDelete
  10. Please, please write about NFP. Someone needs to bring some serious humor to the subject!

    ReplyDelete
  11. Do write about NFP! I'm pretty sure I just lost a potential boyfriend for saying I wanted 4 kids, so you can lose a couple followers for me ;)

    ReplyDelete
  12. As a non-Catholic reader who loves your blog, I'd say don't hesitate to write about NFP. Its *your*blog about *your* life, and NFP is a huge part of that! If anyone chooses to get offended, it's a reflection of them, not you. As a lutheran who chooses to let God have complete control of our family size and spacing, people can be rather offensive about our choices- but really, in the end it's nothing to do with anyone else. So I say ignore the naysayers and write on.
    Nora

    ReplyDelete
  13. Why were we not warned that toddlers throw away EVERYTHING? I took the recycles out last week and the bag started singing the alphabet.. I had to sort through the grossness to find one of Ryder's toys.. and now I'm paranoid so I have to check every bag before it goes outside.
    And about NFP? Write your heart out.. I was raised/am pentocostal and had never heard of it, but love the idea. Forget political correctness- you can't please all the people all the time, but you'll please me if you write what makes your heart happy!
    Off to finish the last minute deets of Ryder's first birthday extravaganza... looking forward to my Bacardi after tomorrow afternoon!!!
    P.S. come hang out with us for Thanksgiving :) Ryder and Bash can spend the day throwing out all the clutter around my house!

    ReplyDelete
  14. I am so thrilled that you noticed my eyebrows! Evidently God cares about these things, because I could not afford to have my eyebrows done professionally, though it's something I always wanted. And then an aesthetician moved in across the street! And we've become friends! And she waxes my eyebrows for free! (though I usually just so happen to come over with a bottle of wine with her name on it). It's really life-changing.

    ReplyDelete
  15. Sorry to hear about your challenging Thanksgiving! Make sure you do something to treat yourself on Thursday!!!
    And please write about NFP--always love to hear other perspectives!!! It makes me feel not so alone in the struggles/joys!

    ReplyDelete
  16. You should come here for Thanksgiving. We are making all of the normal things and nothing fancy for children to snub noses at. It's probably only a really long drive away!

    Also, NFP away, Grace!

    ReplyDelete
  17. NFP is such a gift to be shared, plus you have a unique perspective with your hubby's job... keep it up.

    ReplyDelete
  18. #4 - I love hearing what people crave while their pregnant. It's always such (seemingly) random stuff.

    #7 - Write the NFP post! Those are some of my favorite to read.

    ReplyDelete
  19. Why would you lose followers for writing about NFP? Are people only following you for the giveaways? The nerve!

    ReplyDelete

 

Camp Patton © All rights reserved · Theme by Blog Milk · Blogger