Monday, November 11, 2013

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Dorothy at Mass

Since I'm halfway there, I'm easing Dorothy into care from others during Mass. She spent about 20 minutes not in my lap, quiet and happy. A good start!

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Ramona Quimby redux

It was so quiet. I've been a mother long enough to know that that is often bad and sure enough...

This little girl ate one bite out of each of these apples.

 She's not actually sorry though, see?

Little scamp!

Park day

We went to the park today with friends. I am exhausted. I think it was too much sun more than activity. I need a nap.

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Halfway there!

I am in my 20th week of pregnancy 8! I am still so surprised by this baby that it doesn't seem real. But as you see, she's real!

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Baby blanket and names

I'm knitting a little garter stitch blanket for the new baby. This isn't the best photo on this gray fall day but I am making progress.

This is the third such blanket I have knit. The first was for Tabitha's third child, Toly, and the second was for Gloria.

I will know next Wednesday whether I am knitting for a daughter or a son. I am having a hard time with the wait and I wonder how I went without knowing until the birth three times! (Gilbert, Trixie, Gloria)

We have finalized names to call the baby for either sex. We toyed with some names earlier but these are The Names:

Boy: Duncan
Girl: Clementine

I can't go to the ultrasound without knowing the baby's name. I know some people say to wait and then you'll have 50% fewer names to consider but I want to say right then "It's Clementine! Hi baby!"

We decide on the name the child is called together, but Sean picks middle names and I don't know what he's currently thinking over. He sometimes doesn't know himself until the baby is baptized, or when we register the birth with the state, whichever comes first. He teases me about it too, coming up with ridiculous names, and since he fills out the paperwork I don't know until it's final.

He keeps me on my toes.

Monday, November 4, 2013


Dorothy the Fierce! Only she can't say rrr, so her growl is more like "Yie!"

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Such short posts

Since we moved this summer, we have had extremely limited internet. It means that we get 60 GB per month, which gives each of us a bit more than 200 megabytes of data per day.

That is not much data.

It means that I use my phone and the kids use a single computer. We have no Minecraft, no Netflix, no YouTube. (Well, maybe a little YouTube. But with only 200 MB, not much!)

This is both good and bad, but mostly bad. I have friends with similar bandwidth diets who have no trouble with it, but they have much smaller and younger families. It simply will not work for us but we have essentially no alternatives - the only other option is a T1 line at around $660 per month.

Since I don't use the computer much, most of my typing is done on this phone. It's certainly better than nothing but it is not ideal. I guess my point is this: have pity on me and my autocorrect typos, and also don't judge me by my brevity.

I guess that's it for now.

Saturday, November 2, 2013

Friday, November 1, 2013

Halloween pics

We had a nice Halloween. Faith was 41, from Return of the Dapper Men, Abby was an airship pilot, Bede was Timmy Turner from the Fairly Odd Parents, Gilbert was Mario, Trixie was the Great and Powerful Trixie from My Little Pony, Gloria was Pinkie Pie from My Little Pony and Dorothy was a fox kit.