Anticipating: Above all else, baby girl’s arrival. I woke up around midnight last night and thought to myself, “Well, we know she’ll have an August birthday!” There are roughly three weeks left until we meet her and I’m getting more and more excited each day. I can’t wait to hold you in my arms, baby girl.
Listening: to various podcasts. I really enjoyed the Rachel Hollis Rise episode where she interviewed Ed Mylett. Ed does most of the talking in this one, and he’s someone you need to know if you don’t already. (Thanks for introducing me to him, Matt.) It’s impossible to walk away from hearing Ed speak and not be fired up. I also listened to my first BobbyCast, Bobby Bones Show host podcast. He interviewed Thomas Rhett in this episode, and I’ve been a big Thomas Rhett fan since seeing him at the Jones County Fair two years ago.
Shopping: for house inspiration. We bought a house in Wisconsin. Wahoo! Now that we have an address, we can start to envision the home as our own and think about how we’ll utilize the space to best fit our family’s needs. What am I most excited about in the house? It’s bright. There are so many windows and the white kitchen makes me excited about being in that space.
Watching: Big Little Lies Season Two. The first season was based off of the book, and the second season takes off where the book left off. There are only seven episodes, so I find myself saving the show for times when I need a total escape. I also watched The Bachelorette. At two hours an episode, that show takes over your life. I typically enjoy The Bachelorette better than The Bachelor because it includes less female drama but that was NOT the case this season. “Most dramatic season yet.”
Reading: I just started This is How it Always Is by Laurie Frankel. This book has received high reviews on Goodreads. I almost purchased it multiple times since the library waiting list was so long, but the library loan came though. Now I just need to make sure I create time to read it before it’s due back in two weeks.
Eating: Ice cream. Being pregnant in the summer is the perfect reason to frequent the local ice cream shop that is only open a few months of the year. My order: Hot fudge sundae.
Organizing: My new laptop. I needed to turn in my school MacBook Pro and iPad, so I purchased a MacBook Air. I’ve been busy organizing files and making sure I have everything I want from the old computer. The only thing that really stresses me out is photos. Files are one thing but favorite photos are another. We use an external MyCloud to automatically back up our iPhone photos, which is fantastic when it works. It had a glitch this winter where it wasn’t working, so I’m hopeful we’re in the clear now.
Planning: Baby’s baptism. We considered waiting until our move to join a church and have our daughter baptized, but my school’s priest suggested to welcome her to the church asap. We pray everything goes according to plan with her delivery and bringing her home so that we can use a September weekend before we move to baptize her. She’ll live in two different states before she’s a month old!
What are you anticipating, listening to, shopping for, watching, reading, eating, organizing, and/or planning?