1 - Do any of you use music to combat pain in labor? I thought I might try it this time around (strangely enough, I never have before) and am looking for feedback. Would you stop by my post at Faith and Family Live if you have any recommendations to share with me? Thanks, girls!
Oh, and how cool is this? Maggie has been blogging about this very same thing over at her blog! She’s received some excellent advice. I do believe I’ll be adding the Rocky theme song to my own playlist. Brilliant!
2 – I don’t know why I convince myself at the end of every single pregnancy that I will want to be surrounded by sweet aromas, flickering candles and whatnot during labor but yes, I’m doing it again. The truth is that I will probably have absolutely no awareness of my surroundings at all and shouldn’t waste my precious resources on such frivolous things but indulge me. What is your must-have item for labor?
3 - Speaking of labor (yes, I know that’s pretty much all I talk about these days–my apologies)…I’m due on Labor Day! Cool, huh? What’s not so cool is that it took me this long to realize it. I’m a little slow on the uptake these days. I know for most people the odds are that they won’t actually deliver on their due date but three out of my four little ones have actually managed to accomplish that very difficult feat. We shall see what this little one has in mind. If she must come early, I won’t try to talk her out of it. But, on the other hand, if she must come late…no. Just no.
4 - Well, what do you know? I’ve been tagged! Aw, I feel so loved! Simcha tagged me to participate in the My 5 Favorite Catholic Devotions thingy that’s been making its way around the blogosphere. I know I must have at least five favorite devotions but my lame pregnant brain doesn’t want to access those memories right now. As I told Simcha, the only devotion I am regularly practicing these days is the one where I lay my gigantic pregnant body on the cold kitchen tile and moan, “Lord, have mercy. Christ, have mercy. Lord, have mercy.” All in all not a bad prayer, but that’s about all I’ve got for you right now. Am I still allowed to tag others if I didn’t complete my list? Maybe these girls will pick up the mantle for me:
Abigail of Abigail’s Alcove
Sarah of This Heavenly Life
Rachel of Testosterhome
Arwen of ABC Family
Jordana of Curmudgeonry
Colleen of Footprints on the Fridge
Caitie of Lady Caitie in the Pretty City
Elisa of Elisa Loves
So, girls…what are your five favorite devotions?
5 - So, um…y’all have met my husband. He’s terrible, isn’t he? ;)
Thanks for giving him such a warm welcome. I do believe I’ll have to him back one of these days. Of course, that is if he has time for little ol’ me. Rumor has it he’s starting up his very own blog which promises to be far more entertaining than my own
. I’ll keep you posted!
6 - Oh, and just a reminder…the Shabby Apple Giveaway ends Monday at noon! Don’t forget to enter! I’ll announce the winner Monday evening.
7 - Ice cream makes me happy. That is all.
Stroll on over to Conversion Diary to check out more of these fun *7 Quick Takes* entries. Thank you, Jen! You’re the hostess with the mostest!