I just sat down to do a little updating and realized that this is a milestone!
In honor of my 200th post on my totally random blog, I think it would be totally appropriate for me to share several random things with you.
First: I had another ultrasound today.
Isn’t she cute? Well, yes, I realize this isn’t the best picture. But if you could have been there you would know how cute she is! She loves to suck on her fingers and toes, and she is a total show-off when on camera. When we push her she pushes back and makes us laugh. I really feel like I’m getting to know her already.
I also had an OB appointment today. Because I am at 36 weeks I got my first cervical check, which wasn’t as horrible as everyone told me it would be. Evelyn has already descended and is at -3 station, and my cervix is soft but not dilated. Very good news! According to the ultrasound (which can be totally wrong, just ask my dear friend Leslie), she is just a tiny bit small for her due date, so no worries yet about delivering a 10 lb baby. Phew!
P.S. I haven’t taken any belly pictures since 33 weeks because I stopped gaining weight and don’t look any different, but I’ll try and remember to do so at some point in the near future.
Second: Speaking of my dear friend Leslie, several days ago she was my 500th commenter!!!
500 comments seems so huge to me, here on my little blog. Now I owe her some cookies or something. I also need to use her idea and safety pin Steve’s quilt. Good thing her birthday is coming up, now I have a double excuse to put something in the mail.
I am, however, just thinking about attempting to deliver my baby on her birthday as her prize/present. That may make it awkward for her son, though. It would be hard if grown-up Harvey had to worry about his wife sharing a birthday with his mom.
Anywho, thanks to all of you for each of your MUCH APPRECIATED comments.
Third: My sister and I completed an awesome project and she has yet to send me a picture of the finished product. This is a public reminder for her to do so. Send me a picture or two, Liz!
Fourth: I won a $30 gift certificate from Fashionable Fabrics on Everything Etsy this week. Thanks again, Kim! I’m super excited and have already placed my order. Just you wait, they’re gorgeous!! I’ll show you a sneak peek at one of them:
Fifth: I have hope today, and I just want to share that with all of you.
As you may know, Steve and I are in a fairly desperate search for somewhere to live. Our lease is up at the end of the month, and the owners won’t let us do anything month to month. We can’t afford to stay here another year, as I won’t be working after Evelyn is born. We were put on a waiting list for some cheaper housing way back in February and told it would be about 6 months. We recently found out it is most likely going to be another 4 months before they have a place for us.
It seems to be impossible to find anywhere in the area that will do anything less than a year-long lease. We have found one place, but it is out of our price range. We’re still praying about that one, but it doesn’t look like a possibility at this point.
Today we were put in contact with a lady (who happens to be in our ward!) who gave us a sliver of hope that she may be able to find something for us. We should know a little more about that on Monday.
Please keep us in your prayers!
Sixth: I’ve discovered this week that although I find it excruciating to use a pen, my hands do just fine with a needle and thread!
What that means is this: To those of you whom I owe a thank-you card, I have not forgotten you. It just may take me awhile to embroider one.
But I am excited to be able to participate in Checkout Girl’s Embroidereading contest! Once I figure out how to make my house light enough to take pictures in without making it 40 degrees warmer I’ll share with you what I made. I’m grateful that she gave me an excuse to work on something I’ve been wanting to make for a very long time now.
Seventh: My littlest brother is coming to visit this weekend. I’m very excited. Here are some random pictures of him that I’ve scanned recently. I hope they make you laugh like they do me.
Eighth: Did you know my favorite number is 8? It really is. I also prefer numbers that are multiples and divisibles of 8. Its kinda weird.
But that isn’t really my 8th random thing to share with you this evening, its more of an extra.
What I want to say is this: I have been given an excuse to bake this week. I know I’ve only been considered diabetic for about 2 weeks now, but can I just tell you that it feels like forever since I baked?
So, while I’m baking (for my work party) I’m going to whip up a few extras. And I’m not allowed to eat those extras.
Would you like to eat them?
Please help me celebrate my 200th post by sending me a comment, and I’ll send one lovely random commenter some extra yummy chocolate-chip cookies, even though they are my husband’s favorite. Comment before August 12, 2010 to qualify.
And for another chance to win cookies, there is still time to Vote for my Mom!!
Thanks everyone for supporting me through my 200 posts, and here is to 200 more!!
*The random cookie winner was #2 Emily. Congratulations, I’ll get some cookies to you ASAP!!!