Thursday, July 16, 2009


I'm not even going to say it. If you're looking for a baby report, go back and read the first paragraph of yesterday's post. Ditto for today.

So, to keep myself busy and take my mind off this baby (who is obviously way too comfortable in my womb and has decided to stay for a while!), these are some things that I did today:

~ completely organized everything in my bedroom...finished the job of unpacking regular non-maternity clothes...put my remaining maternity clothes (that I deemed possibly useful in the coming weeks) into two neat piles in my closet and packed the rest away...made sure all the storage boxes under the bed that hold wrapping paper were in order...checked to see if the flashlight I keep in my nightstand still worked (it did)...found 20 items that could be donated to Gift & Thrift and put them in the back of the van already...straightened the shoes on the floor of Jeff's closet...let David and Tobin play in that closet and mess up the shoes...straightened the shoes again after the boys were done playing

~ washed some laundry...dried some laundry...folded some laundry...put some laundry away

~ took the sheets off my bed...washed and dried them...remade the bed

~ read a magazine about the first year of baby's development, month by month...remembered why I despise such magazines because my boys NEVER meet those milestones "on time"

~ carefully planned the schedules of all three boys so that I could coordinate Tobin's nap with Josiah and David's quiet time so I could take a nap

~ was too wide awake and energetic to take a nap

~ let Josiah and David have homemade grape popsicles outside this afternoon, bare-chested so that the juice wouldn't drip onto their shirts and stain them...didn't even complain when they got the juice all over their shorts instead

~ looked through my picture archives to find some photos of the boys to get printed to hang in some new frames in a corner of my room

~ played "guess who this baby is?" with my boys as we looked through the archives...the answer to the identity of the picture below surprised them (who do you think it is?)

~ took pictures of random things, like bowls...yes, bowls...bowls that nest...aren't they pretty?

~ took pictures of David, then experimented with photo editing using Picasa...I have so much to learn, but it was fun

~ couldn't resist taking a picture of this curious boy who scooted over to me and wanted to press all the buttons on the camera--or maybe he just wanted to eat the camera

~ went to a church softball game and managed to see a few plays, in between having a pleasant chat with the coordinator of the homeschool co-op we were a part of last year...and making sure all my boys were safe and happy and didn't wander off or get snatched or fall off the rock wall or stick their fingers in the outdoor electrical outlets or eat gravel

~ had a yummy dinner at Traditions, eating one-handed so I could hold a cup with a straw in it for Tobin to entertain himself by putting the straw in and out of the lid a few hundred times and only occasionally drinking from it...yay for nights when I don't have to cook!

~ smiled as I remembered Jeff's retort the latest time somebody gave us the "it doesn't matter if it's a boy or girl as long as it's healthy, right?" line...he calmly said, "We've pretty much decided, even if it has nine fingers and eleven toes, we'll take it anyway," and that got the point across quite well

~ noticed that some of the local Old Order Mennonites were having a social at one of the farms I passed on the way home...the sight of the buggies lined up together, the young trees encircling a pond on that farm, and the young folks playing softball in the field yonder was like something out of a dream or a storybook, beautiful and quaint beyond I continued on my way, I passed several buggies still on their way to the social; and in one, a girl drove while a young man (probably her brother) leaned out the side to smoke a much for beautiful and quaint!

~ watched the lightning bugs appear as I walked down to my parents' shed to get another gallon of milk as darkness gathered

It's been a good day. :)

Tomorrow's diversions, provided I don't go into labor between now and then, include a trip to Sherando Lake with some friends...and maybe, an official 39 Weeks post.


Anonymous said...

I know who that boy is with the knit cap is. I have a similar picture in my wallet. I won't divulge his name, but I have had that in my wallet for about 5 or 6 years.


Emily Joy said...

Sorry about the lake! I was really disappointing, but I also don't want to get struck by lightning :) I think I know who that boy is too :)

Misty said...

Oh Davene! I can only imagine what you are feeling right now! Hang in there, you won't be pregnant forever!

Bonnie said...

Ditto on the boy ( though I'm 99.99% sure I'm right, he looks exactly like you), and Jeff's comment cracked me up. I'll have to use that if the Lord blesses us with another baby one day.

Margie said...

What a great day! Loved the description of the one-handed eating b/c of the straw in the cup. And wanted to tell you that Elizabeth was 17 days late. Even now I remain glad that she was; she seemed to sleep better, eat better, and be just an all-around less fussy baby because of the extra growing time. Hope this encourages you! (Although I'm not at home if you happen to find yourself at my house and going into labor!:))

Sarah-Anne said...

I think that little cutie looks like Josiah, but from all the info I gathered in the comments, it's...dare I say his name? For the sake of people who haven't read the post, I think I won't! I hate when other people spoil the suprise. Never thought *I* just might be that person!!
No news is good news, I guess! Baby, we're ready for you anytime now...just so you know, of course.

Sarah-Anne said...

Now I've actually read the comments, I think it might be the other way around!! I've never been good at guessing games...Just look at the birthday contest for Baby Fisher. Although, I don't think anyone thought he/she would be in there this long...