Currently – October 2016

Don’t worry, I’m still pregnant. Since baby girl is making no signs of showing up anytime soon, I thought I’d do a quick little currently post on what we’ve been up to lately – I haven’t done one of these in a long time, so what better time than when we’re waiting for baby, right? So here’s what I’m up to currently…

38 Weeks, 4 Days

Reading… Emily Giffin’s First Comes Love. I put a lot of things on hold at the library a while back and of course, they all came in at once. I’m thankful to have one I find interesting again. I tried Liane Moriarity’s new book, Truly Madly Guilty, but I couldn’t get into it after getting a third of the way through. Anyone else feel that way about it? I just didn’t care about the story and had to stop.

Watching… This is Us, and loving it! I also recently started watching The Good Place (because I adore Kristin Bell) and that’s pretty good so far too. Chris and I are watching Designated Survivor together, and it’s nice to have a show we can both watch since it happens so rarely. We’ll see if that continues. That and Abbie’s obsession with Peppa Pig continues.

Listening… to nothing really at the moment. I feel like there’s nothing I love on the radio and they’re all playing the same songs, all the time. I’m hoping a few months of maternity leave will make it all fresh again since I won’t be in the car nearly as much.

Making… a person? Other than that, I’ve made brownies 3 or 4 times in the past 2-3 weeks. I also found a recipe for easy breakfast kolaches that I’m obsessed with – ever since I had them on my trip to Texas, I’ve been wishing we had them here in Virginia. Abbie and I have also been spending a ton of time blowing bubbles on the front steps, since it’s one of the few outside activities I can still do with her.


Wishing… that baby would decide to come out! Other than that, that I could get comfortable. I’ve reached the point in my pregnancy that it takes forever to get comfortable at night, and by the time I do, I have to pee. So fun.

Looking forward to… baby’s arrival, and my birthday this weekend! I’m hoping this baby either decides to come this week or after my birthday on Saturday, just because I don’t particularly want to spend my birthday in the hospital.

Hoping… that I don’t have to spend my birthday in the hospital. Before or after, little girl, got it?

Eating… whatever happens to be around. I have no cravings, very little room in my stomach at a time, and nothing tastes particularly good. I’m really hoping my tastebuds go back to normal once baby girl arrives!

Drinking… so much water, all the time – I’m so thirsty! It also has to be ice cold, so thank goodness we have an ice machine at work. It’s the little things.

Going… nowhere far. We went to my parents’ house over the weekend but that’s as far as we can really venture until baby comes. Oh, and I took Abbie to Toys R’ Us over the weekend to buy a birthday present for a friend… and she found the Barbie aisle and loved it. It’s like my childhood is coming back to me and I love it.


Spending… time with Abbie. Her time as our only child will be over before we know it, and I’m really hoping she adjusts well to her little sister being here. She’ll say things like “I can’t wait to be a big sister!” but I’m not sure if she really gets it. Only time will tell.

Wondering… if this baby is going to pick her birthday or if I’ll have to be induced again.

Wanting… more naps, and possibly going more than 2 hours of sleep without having to pee.

Missing… my stamina. I get winded really easily nowadays and am so looking forward to being able to go up a flight of stairs easily.

Feeling… thankful. I know I’ve done a lot of complaining about baby not being here yet, but I know just how lucky I am that she’s been healthy at all my checkups. I have a few friends who have struggled with loss lately (including a friend who lost twins) and I can’t even imagine what they’re feeling.

Loving… October, even if we are in the midst of a random heat wave. October has always been my favorite month!

What are you up to currently?

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  1. Truly Madly Guilty was horrible IMO. I read maybe 60 pages. I just couldn’t get into it. If you need a new author to love give Colleen Hoover. Start with “It Ends With Us”.

    1. Okay good – I’m glad it wasn’t just me. I was like, why am I still reading this crap?!? And I’ll add that title to my maternity leave reading list!

  2. I enjoyed First Comes Love. I’ve wanted to read Truly Madly Deeply, but numerous people in blogland have said it was awful, so I haven’t grabbed it. Can’t wait to here that baby girl is here, but hopefully not on your birthday. 😉

  3. We’ve been in the midst of a random heat wave too. I mean, come on! I am loving This Is Us. Except I forgot to watch it yesterday! And you just reminded me that I forgot to watch it at naptime too! dang it! lol!

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