25 weeks! Supposedly our little girl is still growing, growing, growing. She should be roughly 9 inches long and weigh about 1 1/2 pounds. However, I feel like we are in a rut. I haven’t gained weight in the last two weeks. Plus I have at least 6 customers this past week when I mentioned I was pregnant say, “Oh congratulations! You must not be that far along. Did you just find out?” I know not gaining a ton will make getting back to regular size super, super easy. I just want a healthy kid, and I hope she’s getting as big as she’s supposed to be getting.
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- 3 weeks ago
The Hubby and I had our first adventure registering for baby stuff yesterday. Oh my goodness. Can you say “overwhelming”? I swear they should give first time parents a tour guide when they give you the price gun. I am so, so thankful we were able to take an early trip, so we can go again closer to baby shower time and fine tune what we need/don’t need, and want/don’t want.
22 weeks! Our baby girl is now about 8 inches long and weighs about 3/4 pound. Oh, she’s growing up so fast!
Nothing like a nice bath for some peaceful reading. Now for some pre - lunch yoga, and fingers crossed Mom’s massage gets cancelled so I can take her out for birthday pedicures instead.
If all works out my body may love me again by the end of the day.
Book #3 of 2014:
Someone by Alice McDermott
"One life: its devastating pains and unexpected joys; its bursts of clarity and moments or profound confusion. This is the subject of Someone, Alice McDermott’s extraordinary new novel, her first in seven years. Scattered recollections-of a curious childhood, of adolescent sexual awakenings, of motherhood, and finally, of old age-come together in this resonant story of an unremarkable woman’s unforgettable life.
We first glimpse Marie Commeford as a child: a girl in thick glasses, observing her pre-Depression world from a Brooklyn stoop. An innocuous encounter with a homely young neighbor named Pegeen Chahob establishes the bittersweet refrain of this sometimes darkly humorous novel. Pegeen calls herself an “amadan,” a fool; indeed, soon after her chat with Marie, she tumbles down her own basement stairs. The magic of McDermott’s story lies in how the events that follow reveal us all to be fools, dreamers, blinded in one way or another by hope or loss or the exigencies of life and love.
In Marie’s precise retelling of her own history, everything is connected: her first heartbreak leads to her career as a funeral director’s “consoling angel”; her delicate brother’s brief time as a Catholic priest occasions her happy marriage and the birth of her children; the urban blight that destroys the Irish American enclave of her childhood parallels the deterioration of her immigrant mother’s health and her beloved brother’s sanity; the gestures of her young life reverberate in the griefs and the triumphs of her old age. This is a wholly original novel that speaks truthfully of life as it is daily lived, a crowning achievement by one of the finest American writers at work today.”
This is my Christmas present from The Hubby. I hope I enjoy it more than Two Graves my birthday present last year. I feel so guilty when I don’t enjoy the books he picks for me.
I finished Sharp Objects. It was a good read. Definitely interesting. It wasn’t quite as twisted as Gone Girl, which I read by her last year, but there were a few shockers here and there. I have to agree with my mom, you basically know who did it by the middle of the book, and are just waiting for them to figure it out. And just when they figure it out, plot twist! Gillian Flynn is kind of dark and twisted with her writing. But if that’s okay with you, then I recommend this book!