- ‘The Wiggles’ is Joshua’s new favorite show.
Step aside Daniel the Tiger. My dancing, singing toddler is ALL about the Wiggles right now. Not to mention mom & dad are pretty into it too… the songs are so darn catchy.
- The Hydroflask water bottle is absolutely worth it.
I finally caved and bought the highly rated & excessively talked about HYDROFLASK. It keeps my water cold all day long. That’s actually not an exaggeration… I filled up my water bottle with ice & water before bed and in the morning, the ice had still not melted. That’s pretty incredible.
- Joshua & I love playing tourists in L.A.
The past couple weeks have been filled with fun visits: exploring the venice canals, beverly hills, new parks & libraries… On my days off, I typically take josh to daycare (because we’re already paying for it and because it gives me a chance to rest & get work done). But last week, I decided to skip daycare and spend more time with him. It’s been more refreshing than I imagined 🙂
- Our family has a lot of transition coming up.
New baby. New apartment. I still even consider my job new… There are a lotttt of changes about to take place! Very excited 🙂
- This pregnancy is taking a much bigger toll on me than I anticipated.
I’m cranky. I’m unendingly tired… and the fatigue keeps me from doing the things I normally do (exercise, write, read). My body is seriously spent. I recently caved and had a much-needed cup of coffee (with approval from the OB). Being pregnant with a toddler & a job is so much harder than women get credit for.
- Zootopia. is. everything.
So I feel as though I cannot put into words the way I feel about this movie. It was so SO good. I was blown away at how well it reflected the systemic racial injustice of our society in a not-so-subtle way. I even think they were making a statement about the upcoming election… but Nick says that’s a stretch.
- I’m nervous about going from 1 kid to 2 kids.
I am so grateful to be pregnant and that God is blessing us with a fourth family member. But I am also pretty nervous about all the changes about to ensue… many, many of our friends have said that the transition from 1 kid to 2 kids was harder than any other transition (harder than 0-to-1 or 2-to-3). I would love to hear suggestions from parents on how to best prepare for becoming a family of 4.
- My heart is filled when I do ministry.
I’ve come to the realization that one of the reasons I don’t want to work full-time as an OT is because my heart is also in so many other places… with the limited free time I have, I want to be spending time with my son (obviously) and also a portion of it doing something else I love- ministry. Not that OT can’t be a form of ministry… but since the start of college, I’ve always served & led within the church and I’m not sure I could do with less of it. It’s been an internal struggle for me the past few years wondering if I for sure want to go into healthcare or if I want to be doing ministry full-time. I landed on healthcare for various reasons (& I’m glad I did), but I know that I don’t want to do it full-time because I adore the time I give to ministry and know that I wouldn’t have energy for it if I was working full-time. I hope & believe that one day I’ll go into ministry as a vocation… but that’ll be way down the line.
- I’ve taken a break from reading (apparently).
I’m normally a very avid reader, but I haven’t picked up a book since January… and it’s April. On the contrary, Nick finished a 750-page book (Harry Potter 7) in a month… which is CRAZY for Nick! I haven’t been reading, but I definitely got my husband into it 🙂 if anyone has good book suggestions that will get me back in the books, please send ’em my way!
- I want to try calligraphy.
I’ve always wanted to… thinking about picking it up. Anyone have any recommendations for how to get started?