Thursday, July 22, 2010

My Small Successes XXVIII

I have had a week of finishing lots of little things, so these really are my Small Successes.

1. Kansas Dad and I had a pre-baby date. Grammy watched the kids for a whole afternoon while we ran errands and went out for a lovely dinner without any kids at all. Since I don't like to leave a nursing baby, it'll be a long time before we have an adults-only outing again. (Other than laboring at the hospital, but I'm not sure that counts in quite the same way.) We looked at cribs and did end up ordering one, too. It may not be necessary, but it will ease my mind a little. We also picked up a few things I needed to finish up the last two big Montessori activities I wanted to make...Maybe I'll get to that before baby arrives.

2. Yesterday, Kansas Dad dug out the baby swing and I washed the cover yesterday. Hooray! The girls have been playing with it almost constantly. Hopefully they'll get it out of their system before we want to use it for baby.

3. We pulled out the pool and let the kids play! Twice! And I have a picture to prove it! (Kansas Dad found it, blew it up, and filled it, both times. I sat on the porch and watched, from the shade.)

I love the girls' swimsuits! They're two pieces so First Daughter can use the restroom by herself (unlike the one-piece we have) and the shirts are so bright they were incredibly easy to find in the crowd at the zoo.

4. I also put all those pictures from last week in albums, including an extra two pictures I decided to add to Second Daughter's baby book.

5. And (last one, I promise) my doctor is back from his vacation this morning. He's also on call this weekend, so there is now a very good chance he's actually going to be around to deliver the baby. I would have preferred to already be delivered, but we must look at the bright side, right? Baby and I are 40 weeks tomorrow, so the end really is coming (or rather, the beginning).

Head over to Faith and Family to read more Small Successes!


  1. I'm SOOOO excited for this baby!! I love all your successes!! Fantastic!!!!! I need to get on my kid's baby books....

    BLESSINGS and can't WAIT!!!!!!!!!!

  2. What a great week!

    I look forward to hearing about the new baby soon! (And seeing pictures, of course!)

  3. Those swimsuits are great. Where did you get them? I have found it is not easy to find ones to my taste when it comes to modesty. I'm fairly happy with this year's, but I'm curious about those. Gemma normally doesn't wear sleeveless anyways, and the bathroom aspect on those sounds very appealing. Tell me more...

  4. Love the swimsuits. They are so sweet! I pray that your labor and delivery are quick and safe and that baby is healthy and perfect in every way. Blessings and Grace to you and yours...

  5. LOL, I love baby swings!

    Here's praying for a quick and easy delivery :). Congrats on a great week!

  6. Thanks for all the prayers, ladies! I'm sure baby and I can use all the prayer support we can get!

    Monica, the swimsuits are from JCPenny's. My mom bought them early this spring. I was worried they would show too much hip or that there'd be a gap between the shirt and the bottoms, but they cover everything wonderfully! I'm pretty sure they are a Pennys brand, but I can check them if you want to know what they're called.

  7. Just whenever you have a chance, that would be fabulous. I may have to look for them. Penney's was one place I didn't look.

  8. You must have all stormed heaven with prayers! Second Son was born the very day after I posted these small successes! If you haven't already, stop by the blog to see some pictures.

    Hopefully I can keep track of my days well enough to post my big success on Thursday!


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