Thank God it’s Saturday.

Today ends my work week and I think that I finally got enough rest to finish strong.  After enduring yesterday (a day in which every speck of energy felt drained before I even began), I collapsed on the couch that evening with a strong resolve not to lift a finger before morning.

Well, I might have lifted a finger to help Esther onto the bed for a few minutes.  My defense?  I’m pregnant and she makes me feel calm.

Fortunately, I don’t think Esther will be begging to get back onto the bed anytime soon as she abandoned me after only 20 or so minutes due to my annoying clingyness.

When I realized that I was laying there awake for some time, I grabbed Pilgrim’s Progress and made it a few more pages before conking out again.  I really don’t have an explanation for how I’ve gotten to the age of 28 without ever having read this book.  But better late than never.  So far, so good.

Last night’s dinner was the same as yesterday’s breakfast: cottage cheese and applesauce.  I’m sensing a pattern here.  Every craving deserves two full meals.  Then that craving usually turns into an aversion (especially if I overdid it).

Last night Brian and I googled more baby stuff.  A friend has offered us her old crib.  We wondered if everyone goes straight to a crib or instead to a bassinet, then crib.  Answer: everyone does it differently.  Of course.  Oh, how I wish there was one concise answer for every question!  I just wanna do it right!

New developments: Our microwave seems to be turning on when we open the door.  This clearly is a terrible glitch.  Being that we’ll need a new one ASAP, we’re looking at the kind that can install over the stove.  If that works out for us, then we’ll have more counter space (yippee!) and could potentially fit a new, bigger, division-free sink into our kitchen (think baby baths).

Slow and steady wins the race.

(Btw, yesterday was Donovan’s birthday!  He’s fifteen now and I’m having a hard time wrapping my brain around that.  Happy birthday!)


  1. April 14, 2012

    Having a hard time wrapping MY brain around his 15th!!!!

    If you “wanna do it right” then do what that still small voice tells you to do. Every Mom, Dad and child is unique in needs, wants and desires. It doesn’t matter whether the child has a bassinet, crib or sleeps in a hotel dresser drawer (you did when we went to Sandy’s wedding) … just love that baby with everything in you and you’ll be just fine. What works for one Mom doesn’t always work for another … we’re not “cookie cutter” families, Suzy … you will bring your own uniqueness to raising children that will make your family … YOUR … family.

    • April 14, 2012

      Momma is a smart person!!!!

  2. April 14, 2012
    charles armstrong

    I am 59 1/2, and have not read ” Pilgrims Progress ” either.What does that tell you about me?

  3. April 14, 2012
    Abbie Lycans

    Your momma is so right about the cookie cutters, I gotta be reminded of that all the time, throughout this pregnancy. I’m so indecisive that I rely heavily on the advice of other moms who are more than happy to give it. Sometimes its really helpful advice I couldn’t do without, sometimes its presented in such a way that if I don’t do things the way they did for their baby, then my baby will live a horribly deprived life with no brain cells and an inferiority complex…. I think having a baby for me, makes me make decisions on my own and its been really good for me, though at times overwhelming. But yeah, brace yourself for the world of moms with opinions. May God give you discernment and wisdom as you sort through all of them.

  4. April 14, 2012

    I’ve never met you. I’m friends with Mandy and Rachael. Mandy got me into your blogs and I have to say that after reading them day after day, you and Brian will be the most amazing parents. Don’t worry about what is or has to be right. You will know. It’s a mommy thing.

  5. April 14, 2012

    Your momma is right! Do what your heart tells you to do. Rose slept with me for 2 years. I always vowed I would never do that but nothing else seemed to work for us so that is what I did and I felt good about it too!

  6. I definitely agree that there is no one right way to do anything regarding parenting! My advice to you and Brian is to start thinking about your longer-term parenting goals–and then start considering what actions you want to take to get there. Don’t just fall into decisions because well, it seemed like that was wha everyone else was doing. The Lord does lead everyone differently, and your personalities are also something to take into consideration, esp. when it comes to sleep habits for babies! : )

  7. April 17, 2012

    Oh, how I wish there was one concise answer for every question! I just wanna do it right!

    Amazing we all picked out the same sentence to write about today. There are as many answers as there are questions. You will do it right because there is no ‘right way’. You will definitely not pick the ‘wrong way’, I assure you. Never gonna happen!

    Love, M

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