Friday, January 28, 2011

Quick Takes Friday #4

1.  I'm feeling good except for being tired and short-of-breath often!  I think that is due to my low-iron issue, and even taking my iron supplements does not seem to be helping all that much.  I will be 31 weeks on Sunday!

2.  Okay, so actually I guess it's not technically Sunday that I turn 31 weeks...back when we had our anatomy ultrasound, my OB decided to bump my due date back 3 days to April 6th.  So when people ask, I now tell them "April 6th" but I keep "updating" my week as if my due date were April 3rd (and have not changed my ticker at all)!  I happen to like the "date" of April 6th, because it is also St. Gerard's birthday!!!  Amazing!  If you forgot, here is the post about my "run-in" with St. Gerard during this pregnancy.

3.  I just saw that an article I wrote for Catholic Online back in July 2010 was linked on this blog!  It's funny because I follow Simone's blog, but somehow missed this post, and only found it by googling "Mary Grace Holmes" and "St. Gerard" to try to find the name of my own St. Gerard post!  LOL! 

4.  I'm currently reading three different books *blush*....  Father Elijah:  An Apocalypse by Michael D. O'Brien, Catholic Education: Homeward Bound:  A Useful Guide to Catholic Homeschooling by Kimberly Hahn and Mary Hasson, and Rediscovering Catholicism by Matthew Kelly.  Yeah, it's quite a handful of reading material...not sure how I ended up reading all three of them at the same time, but that's what's going on!

5.  My next doctor's appointment is Tuesday!  I really look forward to just gets us closer and closer to the Big Day!

6.  Tonight we are going to see Cinderella performed by the local Christian Youth Theater group.  I'm pretty excited about it!  They take a story and put a spiritual twist on it, so I'm interested to see how they do it.  We are taking Isabel...I'm hoping she will stay awake since it starts at her bedtime!

7.  I am taking recommendations for a baby swing!  We have this Fisher Price Aquarium swing from 5 years ago, but since it has been up in our attic, I guess the heat has done something (very bad) to the motor...and it is now useless.  DH even took it apart to try to fix it, but it is done for!  I really don't want to buy a brand new swing...we are looking around on craigslist for a deal, so if you have/had a swing that you bought within the last couple of years, leave me a comment with the type!  Then I'll go and try to find the good ones on craigslist!  Thanks :)


Meredith said...

Get the Papsan Swing by Fisher Price...its awesome and it cuddles the tiniest of newborns! and girl, buy that precious baby boy a brand new swing, he's your miracle baby!! ;)

My Heart Exults... said...

A miracle baby is right! And I think the doc is wrong. April 6th is when this baby is coming! St. Gerard said so!

Lauren @ Magnify the Lord with Me said...

I agree 120%- teh Papsan swing by fisher price-. We have the cradle and swing "My Little Lamb" and it's the ONLY way she'll sleep without me!!!! I love love love!!! I tell you I would pay 3 times the asking price- and I am a total cheapskate!!!

I'd love to hear your reviews on the books. I recently "discovered" Michael O'Brien and loved the book I read (Strangers and Sojourners). I've had Hahn's book on my wish list for a while now- but don't generally like her writing style and get bored with her books. Matthew Kelly's book- great content, but another writing style that was too skatter brained for me!

Sarah said...

I enjoyed Fr. Elijah! It gave me a perspective on the book of Revelation that was... well, fascinating. I also really liked Strangers and Sojourners. And that is so neat you are due near St. Gerard's feast day. :-D

Simone said...

I search the internet all the time for pro napro articles and I just found yours recently. I guess it depends on exactly what terms you search for I really liked your article and it was even better since I follow your blog. How did you get involved in that? Did you just submit it or did they ask you to write it? Glad to hear that your pregnancy is going well.

Nicole C said...

So glad to know I'm not the only one who takes on multiple books at a time!

Tracey said...

Angela...we got this swing for Colton and it is AWESOME!!!! It's called by Graco and it's called "Sweetpeace Soother Swing"

And, I cannot believe how close it is before your sweet and precious little boy is finally here!!! God Bless!


Ann G. said...

Just finished Father Elijah for the second or third time-I've lost count. Feels like reading something that's happening right now. Coincidentally, I am also in the middle of reading Rediscovering Catholicism. Our dear bishop gave them to our whole diocese as a Christmas present. That book speaks to our times also. Another awesome Kimberly Hahn book that I give as a wedding gift all the time is: Life Giving Love. It deals with women embracing the gift of life. It includes being open to life, infertility, miscarriage, stillbirth. Every married woman should own this book-beautiful!