Monday, June 28, 2010

Miscellany Monday {1}

My blog friend Carissa has been hosting this party for weeks now, and I am finally getting my act together in time to join in! 

Miscellany Monday @ lowercase letters

1.  I still have phantom baby kicks.  In the exact same place I first started feeling Luke.  I know they’re phantom because I’ve had them off and on for the past 6 months, and I’ve taken two ridiculously expensive ClearBlue tests because nothing but a clear  “Pregnant” or “Not Pregnant” will do when you have an extremely high-maintenance 6 month old and your doctor has expressly ordered you not to get pregnant before a year since it could be very dangerous for your incision.  It freaked me out in the beginning, but now it’s normal life.  Does this happen to anyone else???!!

2.  I was eating salad the other day and I thought about how vinegar is salty without being salty and then I thought about Psalty the big blue singing book thing from the 80s (this is how my brain works all the time).  Remember him?  We would totally listen to all of the tapes as kids.  I even had a Psalty Bible.  I was preeeeetty awesome.  “I caaaast all my caaaares upon Youuuuuu……” :)

3.  I am ridiculously excited that summer is here.  I feel like I kinda got gypped out of my summer last year since I worked til June 10th, was hot and uncomfortable, then had a pre-birth overnight hospital scare (long story!), then had Luke 12 days early, then spent the rest of the summer trying to recover from my c-section, suffer through failed breastfeeding and pumping, and take care of a baby who had days and nights all mixed up.  But you already knew all of that. :)  This summer, I say BRING IT ON! :)

4.  Something very exciting happened in our lives this past week and I can’t wait to share it with all of you soon! (Although my FB friends will find out sooner…. :)

Happy Monday!  It’s my grocery shopping and CVS day – off to get those deals! :)


  1. Hi! Thanks for heading over to Shes.No.Martha! Good luck with those phantom kicks...I sometimes still hear the phantom newborn cries...almost 4 years later.


  2. I still get phantom baby kicks too, it is crazy! I had to laugh when i read your #2, that is how my brain works too. So often i ask my husband a random question and then say "okay this is how i got to thinking about that" and then give him the line of thoughts that lead to it.

    Can't wait to hear what your exciting news is!

  3. O.K. I totally just laughed right out loud at your #2! That is awesome, totally how my brain works :0)

    New follower, loved this post and your blog
    Summer :0)

  4. Oh, our family loved Psalty and I so wish that we could find CD's of those sweet songs today for our two Grandchildren. Our family knew every word of every song. What sweet memories! Enjoy your week and blessings to you!

  5. I'm so glad to hear that someone else experiences those kicks! My son is 9 months now and I've had that "I need to take a pregnancy test" panic twice now!

  6. I get those weird kicks 2 years after the fact. I didn't realize what they were till you mentioned it. So thank you! I am not going crazy:P

    Thanks for sharing your randomness. Enjoy your summer!


  7. Oh---those phantom kicks---I've had those. And you'd think, having been pregnant seven times, I would know if they are real or not. Nope. :)

    Love the memories of Psalty!



  8. Hi,

    I came over from Carissa's! Thank you for joining the randomness :) I am really happy that summer is here, as well. Last year I was so busy working that I had no time to get out into the sun at all. I am really glad that I have had time to be outside this year.

    Have a wonderful day,

  9. Oh my goodness... My mind works the same way! I remember Psalty, too!

  10. I LOVE that song!!! I used to listen to it every night when I was a kid :)

  11. New follower here :)

    Ha! I don't get the kicks but every time one of my kids gets hurt or I see them about to get hurt my c-section incision throbs...weird, I know!

    Have fun @ CVS! That's one of my favorite stores when I have time to do the deals :) I used to be way more into it but I did rack up quite a few ECBs with the Huggies deal last week!

  12. yay! thanks for joining in! i love to have you!!! okay, the phantom kicks are crazy. i think i've heard of that before. i am having one of those summers this year... i'm looking forward to next summer! : ) i used to love psalty. i can't wait to hear about the excitement!

  13. Loved number 2...Great list...Such a fun hop


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