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October 12, 2015

I came up with that word as I got dressed this morning. In between having to lay down on the bed to rest before putting on the other half of my clothes while gasping for air. So.much.pregnant. It takes me literally an hour to get completely ready because I get so exhausted.

This is the most pregnant I’ve ever been. 38 weeks.

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I’ve been able to tell people, “Any moment,” when they ask when I’m due, and mean it. Because I’ve said that since around 33 weeks just to avoid the, “Wow – only 33 weeks?” comments. Yes, I am huge. Thank you.

Any moment seems to catch people a bit off. One man backed up a few steps from me, as if Charlotte might just come exploding out and he’d have to catch her. 😉 Sigh, nope. It’s going to take a lot more than that buddy.

I finished reading The Martian last night. I read it in a day. I’m a really fast reader and it’s more of a curse than a blessing when you love reading as much as I do. Just as I get into a really good book it’s over. That makes me sad. I often reread books several times down the road because otherwise I’d cause us to go into debt.

I’ve made some freezer meals. We have a little dresser in our room with some clothes, diapers, etc. We bought a carseat but still no bassinet or sleeper – I just don’t know what to get her. We want a swing for the living room too, but that can wait. Around 35/36 weeks I felt this sense of urgency to get things together. Now I feel like – meh. What’s one more day? If it all happens suddenly we’ll grab stuff on the way home.

The high risk clinic I have to be at is closed this week (which is odd since if I wasn’t high risk I’d be able to be seen) so no Dr. appt. I’m relieved, the past two times have led to me sitting in triage for temporarily high BP rates and I’m over that. I want to tell them, “It’s just you people. You made me nervous.” lol (but they do)

So a usual week for us. Girl Scouts, homeschool co-op, hanging out at home, watching episodes of Survivor, stalking Facebook for no reason at all, reading random Buzzfeed posts, starting up The Walking Dead again, waiting for The Good Wife, knitting, thinking that anything and everything is labor – the same old.

If you’ve got some really good book recommendations, send them my way.


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  • Skye

    October 20, 2015 at 1:25 pm

    Do you have an e-reader? I have a Kindle and I have downloaded a ton of books from Project Gutenberg (gutenberg.org) – they’re all in the public domain so they’re free! It’s a great way to read classics. I also signed up for a free account on overdrive.com and registered my public library card and now I can check out e-books through my library system without even having to go to the library. (This is not an weird ad spiel, haha, I’m just obsessed because it’s helping me read so much more for free!)

    I am also loving the Miss Marple mystery series by Agatha Christie (my roommate owns them all).

    I keep checking on you and Charlotte – glad she’s hung in there so long but hope she’s ready to come out and meet her family soon! 🙂

  • Joyce Novacek

    October 13, 2015 at 6:49 pm

    Have you read Tiny, Beautiful Things or Wild by Cheryl Strayed? I can't get enough of those two!

    1. Skye

      October 20, 2015 at 1:10 pm

      Oh my gosh, Tiny Beautiful Things is amazing! Highly recommend.

  • Katie VanGrootheest

    October 13, 2015 at 6:11 pm

    All The Light we Cannot See, A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, Call the Midwife (the books) – Ah so many great books!!

  • Mitzi

    October 13, 2015 at 7:37 am

    Have you read Outlander by Diana Gabaldon? I can’t begin to tell you how good that series is. The books are very long so you could really sink your teeth into it.

  • Jess Bosgra

    October 12, 2015 at 10:42 pm

    Outlander, by Diana Gabaldon!! They're big books, and there's 8 of them so fast readers like us have something to read for a while! And they're so good you'll want to start over again when you're done! xx Hang in there. I had my youngest daughter at exactly 42 weeks – it felt like I was pregnant for two years!!

  • sabrey murphy

    October 12, 2015 at 3:49 pm

    Just read dreamers pool by juliet marillier, no idea if thats your kind of thing but i loved it! I check out ebooks through our local library and download to my tablet, its an awesome way to save $ as im also a fast reader!

  • Kelly Moore Bollman

    October 12, 2015 at 8:48 pm

    Have you read The Nightingale? Soooo good!

  • Claire Barton Brock

    October 12, 2015 at 8:18 pm

    The Last Original Wife by Dorothea Benton Frank

  • Diana Stone, Writer

    October 12, 2015 at 6:24 pm

    My friend just sent me the link for this! I signed up, sounds like a great idea!

  • Diana Stone, Writer

    October 12, 2015 at 6:24 pm

    Yes! It's like 36 weeks became my 40 week mark – you know? I planned everything around that, all my writing, my school, it all ended just because I knew I couldn't make it much further. Now I'm like – soooooo 😉

  • Diana Stone, Writer

    October 12, 2015 at 6:22 pm

    I know you're never supposed to judge a book by it's cover but that cover is gorgeous. I want to read it just for that.

  • Diana Stone, Writer

    October 12, 2015 at 6:07 pm

    I felt the same exact way – Orphan Train and The Book Thief too. Like it ended apruptly and I was left thinking, "Was there a part I missed here?" Loved them both, just wanted it to keep going.

  • Diana Stone, Writer

    October 12, 2015 at 6:06 pm

    Adding it now – thank you!

  • Diana Stone, Writer

    October 12, 2015 at 6:06 pm

    How sad I forgot TPB was a book first! I don't think I ever read it and now I need to.

    1. megan w

      October 12, 2015 at 12:32 pm

      Is there a movie?!?

  • Diana Stone, Writer

    October 12, 2015 at 6:05 pm

    I'm off to add those to my list!

    1. Sara

      October 12, 2015 at 1:45 pm

      Yes, free Kindle books! I usually check the free top 100 list. It can be hit and miss, but I’ve read some really good ones that way! It’s saved me probably over $1,000 by now.

  • Barbara Markey

    October 12, 2015 at 6:04 pm

    Do you subscribe to Christian Fiction for my Kindle? I have the kindle app so every day the site sends an email for discounted books plus every day they have free books. They have fiction as well as non-fiction. I haven't had to buy a book for a long time!

  • Sandy Glines

    October 12, 2015 at 5:48 pm

    I second The Rosie Project. If you like it, it has a sequel (though I've not gotten around to reading the sequel yet). Also, for a classic: The Princess Bride. I love that book!!

  • megan w

    October 12, 2015 at 10:40 am

    I highly recommend anything written by Barbara Kingsolver. Poisonwood Bible is my favorite is hers.

  • Moireen Schmidt

    October 12, 2015 at 4:39 pm

    The Rosie Project: A Novel. You will read it in a day (I did!)… but it is so, so amazing. The book is written from such a unique perspective. I just loved it.

  • Jenny

    October 12, 2015 at 10:33 am

    Wow! A pumpkin! I was never that pregnant either. Mine came at 35.2 and 37.2 so I never got to “the end”. I’m kind of glad because, well, a pumpkin sounds rough!

  • Your Upside Down Life

    October 12, 2015 at 4:19 pm

    Good to know I am not the only one that is sad when a book is over and I reread them as well since I read so fast I miss some things. I read the Orphan Train at the beach in the spring on my Nook and had no clue it was going to end ( because of the Nook) and I litterally yelled. WHAT IT'S OVER..what the??? Not a HUGE fan of e-readers except when traveling.
    Next time I get ready to off load some books I'll let you know..better to send them to you and know they will be read!! 🙂 Hang in there..you WON'T be pregnant forever..lol although it seems like it. Praying for you every night!! Thanks for keeping us updated!!

  • Melissa Lynn Benham

    October 12, 2015 at 4:19 pm

    Have you read any of Dee Henderson's books? I'm just getting back into them now – they keep you on the dge of your seat. I've also been reading a lot of Harlan Coben. I like mystery/suspense and these are some of my new favourites.

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