Vol. XXIX for Me
(The “What I’m Doing while I Wait” Edition)
What am I doing while I wait? I’m blogging, that’s what! How obvious.
I’m also, obviously, struggling with sarcasm. Okay. How’s this for some humility? I am praying asmuchaspossible for the grace that I need to go epidural-free. Pray for me too, okay? I’ll need it! One source of encouragement is that, for the first time ever, I will be delivering at a hospital that offers the option of a water birth, provided you don’t have any health-related impediments like Hepatitis-C or Group B Strep.
Hey, guess what? I don’t! Granted, testing negative for Hepatitus-C did not come as a big surprise, but I have tested positive for Group B Strep in the past and have needed an IV throughout the labor.
It’s intriguing, the thought of a water birth…and yet…I don’t know.
When push comes to shove, (quite literally), I may not want to be at sea.
My doctor is very supportive of my going natural this time, despite her having joined me on the Caribbean cruise that was George’s birth. She recommended that I prepare a list of prayer intentions and with each contraction, offer it up. I like this idea and better get cracking on that list. Goodness knows I’ve got lots of intentions!
(Feel free to add some to my list.)
(I would be happy to pray for yours too.)
In other news, having finally mailed off my fifth and final iBook review, I received this email confirmation: “The iPad is officially yours!”
I’m sorry, but speaking as the wife of an anti-Apple guy…
It’s so cool!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
My favorite (free) apps so far include Flipboard, Kindle, and Netflix. My kids’ favorite apps include (but are not limited) to Marble Math, Stack the States, Presidents vs. Aliens, and Hay Day.
My husband’s favorite app is Pocket Frogs. He plays it (and plays it and plays it and plays it) while snacking on a generous slice of humble pie.
I mustn’t tease him too much, however. To his credit, he tolerates his wife’s watching movies in bed—at 2:00 a.m., no less, during her countless late-night fits of insomnia. Heck, he’ll even watch them with me!
We’ve recently discovered Foyle’s War and find it most enjoyable, the bonus being that, at 90-minutes length, the episodes are meaty enough to put me back to sleep.
(Provided I’m not sipping a French Roast as I watch.)
What else am I doing, besides playing games on my iPad and watching movies? Well, I’m reading Charles Dickens, if that counts for much—A Christmas Carol as well as A Tale of Two Cities.
Impressed? Don’t be. It’s only because my two sons are, too, and also (here’s the real reason) because Desmond from LOST has read all of Dickens’s books.
(I’m fairly fond of Desmond from LOST.)
(It’s a Scottish accent thing, and the way that he calls all the other guys “Brother.”)
What else? There’s no more else. Only waiting and watching and wondering and waiting…and buying the occasional Christmas gift online, if only to distract myself. I’m thinking board games this year, and lots of them. Feel free to share your family’s favorites, and I would love you for it.
And that’s really and truly all I have for you!
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