turns out blogging at Dear Poppy is way more fun.
i think it could be partly, or mostly, because i like the header way better over there.
and "dear poppy" is a blog title with a purpose.
and because i have to restrain myself from talking at exhausting length about Poppy in my actual life.
basically, pregnancy has been a train that i have to ride in order to get to the promised land of Poppy World
it has been a great pregnancy, fairly easy, altogether fine and dandy. i don't think i have that inner shining glow that so many women have told me they feel when they are pregnant. i feel more like, "buzz, your girlfriend. woof."
but that is okay!
because she is coming, and she is healthy and she will change everything, and then i will understand.
i also feel so "over" the internet lately.
i deactivated facebook and breathed a huge sigh of relief.
i unsubscribed from tons of blogs that i wasn't even reading any more, and now when i click over to google reader, i have maybe 5 new posts to read, or if it's been a few days, 10ish, from people whose opinions are edifying and helpful, or whose pictures truly inspire...
i do still love pinterest - it is like a big file folder box full of magazine clippings for me, and i don't really get sucked into it for any longer than 10 minutes. pin a few things, save them for later, or pop in to look at my nursery & children board for inspiration on things to make/do for Poppy or to my food board to get ideas for dinner, bing bang boom.
i read the sentence, "inactivity is an epidemic among women in the church these days" the other day, and it keeps resonating with me. i would say inactivity is an epidemic among people these days, women, men, kids... the lure of the internet must play a huge part in that. in the name of connection, and just keeping up with friends and family, maybe we are really just being inactive. maybe it's an inactive connection, as opposed to a real-life, actual letters in the mail, actual phone calls, actual visits connection. i don't want to be inactive in any realm of life, when i could be active instead. suddenly, i just wanted out, and i know that for me it has been the right decision.
we've been having so much fun with our new camera. it takes incredible pictures, and we're slowly learning how to shoot in manual mode to get the results we want. Nat has gotten really into it, which is so fun. we both thought of the new camera as kind of my thing for the baby, but then, this is how we are. when there is a new, exciting hobby on the horizon for one of us, the other really jumps in there too. yoga, beer making, rock climbing, running, even sewing diapers... Nat manned the snap press, which he bought for me, and it was great. He googled how to wind a ball of yarn for my knitting so the string pulls out of the middle easily. i am pretty decent at clamping beer bottle tops now, and i go completely FAN GIRL on him when he is training for a race or studying for a test or selling something on ebay for 200% more than he paid for it. our best-friendship is the greatest part of our marriage, and i love that.
well, we have my 30 week appointment today. i am more or less in love with all of the midwives, so appointments are always fun. we're going to combine it with a trip to Buy Buy Baby to test out putting different car seats in our car. Nat will be in charge of that, and i will be in charge of holding, bouncing and generally "practicing" on the weighted and very life-like baby that they have. oh my goodness, we are going to be somebody's parents!