Thursday, March 10, 2011


33 weeks...lil' dude will be here before we know it.  Is it weird that I VERY often go stand in the nursery, look at the clothes, peek in his crib, etc...?  Okay, if that is not weird, is it weird that I have already packed his diaper bag because I couldn't wait?  I am very excited because he has finally got himself some really good Michigan Gear.  One of my graduated teens and her family got him a jersey (Robinson) and a bib that says, 'on my way to the Big House'.  I am not sure if everyone is aware, but my son will play football for Michigan!  I am already planning ways to mold him like Tiger Wood's daddy did, except football rather than golf.  I'll keep you updated.  We also got some awesome Michigan onesies that he can wear right away.  Go Blue baby boy!

In other news, some teens blew me away with their kindness at our annual lock-in.  There were several parishes there and one girl was really not connecting with anyone (she was from a different Church).  She started crying and insisting that she wanted to go home (lock-ins are REALLY hard to be at if you don't know anyone).  Several teens from my parish embraced her, encouraged her and then hung out with her all night.  I don't know why it moved me so much.  Maybe because we always hear reports about teen bullying, teens being unkind to each other, etc...my teens didn't even know this girl and changed her whole night by kindness.  It reminds me of something another one of my teens said last night, 'maybe during Lent, we can commit to just loving each other a bit more'.  Pretty impressive right?

I have tried to be less than psychotic to my husband the past week or so...to remember that he is a wonderful man/blessing to me.  Sometimes it is difficult because when you physically feel pretty miserable and emotionally feel like a seesaw, sometimes the people closest get it from you the worst.  Poor husband, hopefully post-baby, when I go down to part time and feel less sick all the time, I will return to the sweet, loving girl he married:)  Seven more weeks dear! :)

I am excited about Lent.  I know that a lot of people dread it, but that doesn't even make sense to me.  I always grow closer to God during this season.  Yes, giving up celebrity gossip will be a challenge (oh, how will I survive without constant updates of strangers I have never met), but I am excited to bring back the Liturgy of the Hours in my life.  It has been a long time and praying with them yesterday brought my soul much comfort.  It's good.  PLUS- I will be able to celebrate the Easter Season when it gets here  (it coincides with baby boy's birthday)...and bring back good ol' bud light and coffee!!!!  SO excited. 

Anyway, those were just some things for the day because I realized I had not updated in quite sometime. 

Happy Thursday, Almost Friday, Almost Saturday which is FINALLY PAJAMA DAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


  1. It is not weird. Totally normal, in fact!

  2. You make me smile! I am proud of your teens; you do such a great job with them. The only baby prep I've done is wash and pack my baby bag with outfits for coming home from the hospital (for bth a boy or girl, but we both know which one will be wrn ;] ) and other cute stuff. I'm such a dork. I don't have anything pulled together for myself!