Tuesday, July 17, 2012

A Little of Everything

This is the post where you get a little of everything.  I like reading these bulleted lists when other bloggers do them.  It is sort of stream of consciousness mixed with life and humor, running, kids, and other bits and pieces.  So here's mine for today.
  • I'm 37 weeks pregnant tomorrow!  My next doctor's appointment is Thursday and they are doing an ultrasound because I "measured small" last Thursday, meaning that my weight and belly size hadn't changed from the week before.  My doc assured me Eloise was healthy with all the wiggling and the good heartbeat, so I'm not sure what the ultrasound is supposed to tell us, but I guess we will see what we can see.  Maybe a cute foot or a tiny hand?
  • Is it completely nerdy that I'm excited about going to the library today and seeing if my library card is still good and then checking out lots of books?  I haven't been to the library in about 7 years, but now that I'm a stay at home wife/soon to be mom, I'm trying to be thrifty and buying books at Barnes & Noble whenever I want one (which is always) no longer falls under that category.  And I'm SO EXCITED at the prospect of bringing home free books!  You'd think it was Disney World or something.
  • I'm also going to go to Target today to get a few baby items with my gift cards, which is also extremely exciting.  It is a free shopping spree for cuteness! Not sure what to get a first time mom?  Never underestimate the fun and usefulness of a gift card! 
  • There is nothing on TV at 3:30 in the morning.  I tried to watch Laverne and Shirley but it was too annoying because they yell when they talk.  Did people yell when they talked back then?  Jason and I have decided to cancel our Direct TV subscription as soon as the Olympics are over because there isn't much else on during the day either.  We will rely on Netflix and Hulu for our entertainment.  And Eloise.
  • Yesterday I spent two hours in Eloise's bedroom.  Grinning, arranging, planning, thinking, imagining.  I can't wait to read to her and hopefully instill in her my love of the written word.  Jason is a big reader as well, so she will have two good examples to follow.  
  • This is one of the things I did in that two hour time frame.  It isn't totally finished, and I have a few beloved board books I want to add to her collection, but for now this is how it looks (and her stroller won't live in her room, it is just in there for now).  I tried to make it so when she is toddling around, she can safely play with everything on her bookcase.  All the books are board books and all the toys are sturdy.  The bookends are my only concern so we may have to do something about that when the time comes. 
  •  I'm going to need some more Eloise books as well.  
  •  Ever notice those surveys they sometimes put on receipts at certain stores like Babies R Us, Wal-mart and Target?  If you take them, you could when a shopping spree at that store so I've started taking them.  One day I'm going to win and won't that be thrifty of me!
So nothing special really, just a little bit of everything going on these days as the waiting for Eloise continues!  I could possibly come up with something else, but the library opens in 5 minutes. 


  1. LOVE the bookshelf and all the sweet things on it! do you have the "time for bed" book? that and the itsy bitsy spider book that you gave one of my babies are our two favorite board books. so excited for you. :)

  2. I think I have "Time for Bed" but not the Itsy Bitsy Spider book... I will add that one to my list!

  3. I pretty much stopped buying books a long time ago (after our 10th move with tons of books!). The library is the best!

  4. I love the bookshelf and that you have a book with her name on it, actually a whole series of books I think? It must be a book-lover kind of thing to do. I have books with both of my kids' names in the title too. They are at the sage where finding their names in a book is a big deal!

  5. I must be a total nerd, too. I love the library! My girls and I go at least once a week. I have read to them since they were infants and they have both grown to be very strong, independent readers. They are 11 and 14 now.