Friday, August 22, 2008

Mother in Waiting

Well, I can't believe that my second child is almost (finally!) here. I'm going to be induced next Thursday at 6:00am. So many people have commented to me that the second pregnancy goes a lot faster because you're so preoccupied with taking care of a toddler. Not so. This has felt like the longest year of my life. I've almost completely forgotten what it feels like to feel normal. And while I have little to complain about since my pregnancy has been fairly healthy, I still can't help but feel that this has been really, really hard. I'm also starting to get nervous about how James is going to adjust to having a new baby around. Any helpful tips from you fellow bloggers out there? At least James is potty trained. He's finally starting to get the pooping part down, so that's good.

Wednesday, August 6, 2008


I just wanted to say that I'm sorry for bailing out on our trip at the last minute. I'm really grateful that you were willing to host a fun little get-together. I wish I could've seen you all last weekend without having to take my little son. I love him, of course, but he tends to make any outing nearly a living hell. I just wasn't in the mood to chase him around. I'm also feeling overwhelmed physically with this pregnancy and I can't wait until this is all over.
On a lighter note, James and I went to the Twin Falls temple open house. This also ended up being a hellish day but James was really excited to see the temple so I guess that made all of the misery worth it. He's still talking about how he got to go inside the temple. Let's just say, there was a close call with the baptismal font and James trying to get in the water. Thankfully, the assistant tour guide carried him a lot of the way and we got cookies afterward. I would've posted some pictures but it was too blasted hot to try to get a picture and I just didn't care anymore by the time we got out. I'm kind of regretting that now. Oh well. I'm glad we went even though James was hard to manage. I'm not sure how much sinks into their little brains at the age of two but every time he sees a picture of the temple he points and says, "Jesus' house." Maybe I'm doing something right after all.