Oct 26, 2012

Fragments for Friday: October 26

Sometimes things happen throughout the week that are interesting and blog-worthy, but they just aren't a full post. Fragments for Friday to the rescue! All of those random thoughts collected over the week can go in one place: Fragments for Friday. Not a Myrtle and I are so excited so offer you the chance to link up and share your Fragments for Friday. So jot your notes and link up!
  • I obviously know it is October and know that it is Breast Cancer Awareness month, but I totally forgot that means it is Panera Pink Ribbon Bagel month. The cranberry, cherry, white chocolate goodness is a favorite and I almost missed it! Don't worry - I corrected that mistake this week!
  • What is up with Breast Cancer Awareness month? Is there anyone out there who is still not aware of how deadly and treatable breast cancer can be?! Early detection is key. Do self exams monthly. We (should) all know this message by now. So instead of covering the world in pink for a month for awareness, why aren't we hosting Breast Cancer Cure month? Or bringing attention to a lesser known disease?
  • I keep seeing my UK friends tweeting about Downton Abbey Season 3 and getting really jealous. I can't wait until January to watch it! I'm ready now! Is it available online anywhere?
  • On Saturday I went to Market in the Meadow, a holiday bazaar put on by the middle school down the street. It was so disappointing! Most of the items for sale were clothing and knick knacks being resold (in other words, branded items) or people with direct sales businesses (scentsy, thirty-one, etc). I was hoping for fun, homemade items like I have found in years past. Not so much. Even the few booths that had cute baby things didn't excite me. It was all for girls! Where were the cute, smocked john-johns? Any suggestions on where to get these for little boys?
  • Choosing paint samples is hard work! Choosing carpet for all of the bedrooms is even harder.
  • I posted a full blog on this so it really isn't a fragment,but my head still isn't comprehending that at 21w5d I was already carrying around 2.5lbs of baby. Add in placenta (1-2 lbs each), amniotic fluid (roughly 2lbs per baby), extra blood volume (up 50% for a singleton is 3-4 lbs, but volume increases even more for twins), enlarged uterus (over 2lbs), and enlarged breasts (1-2lbs) (source): I'm not sure how this math works since I'm only up 13lbs. Maybe I'm shedding some excess pounds and trading them in on baby necessities? Hey, a girl can dream. And then go back to drinking her high protein, high calorie, high everything Choolate Protein Monster.
  • Speaking of, Odwalla Chocolate Protein Monsters are this pregnant woman's crack. I get really sad when we run out (which explains the four GIANT bottles in our fridge). They are a delicious chocolatey milk flavor that isn't too sweet, or too thick, or too anything. They are just right!
  • I spent Thursday in bed with a stomach bug. Started throwing up around midnight and lasted on and off all day. I blame Casey. His stomach has been upset all week, but no fever and no vomit. He shared and I got it even worse! Thank goodness I didn't have to report for jury duty while sick!
  • My prayer list lately has gotten really long. I truly believe in the power of prayer and know that God listens and responds. He is all-powerful, all-wonderful, and all-capable. He is capable of infinitely more than infinitesimally more than we can even imagine. On my heart:
    • Jenny's Dad who suffered a heart attack yesterday and is in the ICU.
    • The wife of a friend of Casey's who is dealing with severe OHSS following IVF.
    • A friend (my best friend's SIL) who has her first beta today and will find out if IVF worked.
    • Jen has been on hospitalized bed rest since 32w (3 weeks). They have taken her off labor preventing meds and so Ethan should arrive any day now!
    • Drake and Kennedy Gilstrap. Kennedy heads home this weekend! Drake will stay at the hospital fighting and preparing for surgery.
    • Casey's cousin, Jill, delivered a healthy baby girl yesterday. Parker will be just a little bit older than the Ps and I can't wait to see them all grow up together.
    • Randi, a friend from college, is now cancer free! If you have some time to spend on her blog, do it. Her journey with The Lord is absolutely inspirational. It takes an amazing amount of faith and strength to turn a breast cancer diagnosis into a positive, God-affirming experience and Randi does.
    • Numerous twitter friends going through infertility treatments, pregnancy complications, bed rest, waiting for adoption or surrogacy, and the struggles of raising kids. In particular I want to raise up:
      • @EndoJourney and her son, MB, who was born at 25w and is fighting in the NICU.
      • @GritsandPatience who gave birth to a beautiful son this week.
      • @Waiting4aBaby who is being induced today.

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  1. I love that you included your prayer list.

    That dinosaur fabric is adorable. I can't wait to see what color paints you pick.

    Glad you're feeling better today and didn't have to report for duty!

  2. Downton Abbey Series 3 at http://www.simplyjune.org/p/blog-page.html