Category: everyday | October 23rd, 2012

i borrowed a copy of Ina May Gaskin’s Guide to Child Birth and am loving it. this book is not only educational but it’s helping me get my mind set and focus straight. i have been meaning to work on that and so i am thankful for this book and it’s ability to get me prepped for this baby! i highly recommend this book to expecting mamas…whether you are choosing to go natural or not. lots of great information. i’m pretty sure my midwife could write a book like this. she has just as much years of experience and births as Gaskin too. ;) (thanks noelle/sarah for letting me borrow this!)
eating: trying to eat more iron rich foods. at my last midwife appt i found out i was anemic. :( so along with lots of fun supplements and vitamins to help with that i am trying to eat better too. sigh. this baby is sucking all the iron out of me so i need to step things up pronto! any yummy suggestions??
watching: we watched Baby Mama last night. definitely one of my all time favorite movies. even the mister likes it. he even randomly quoted it the other day. yes! i love him. :) did you know Tina Fey has a daughter named Penelope too! (and no that’s not why we named miss P that). ;) i’m slowly but surely catching up on all the new episodes that have started this season. since we don’t have tv i just watch them on hulu..usually right before bed. i’m tempted to start some new series that have come out this year….but i’m pretty sure i don’t need another show to get addicted to! what are you favorites??
creating: i have finally started miss P’s halloween costume. we have a couple of things this weekend she can wear it to so i need to finish it pretty soon. i’m pretty much just making the skirt and dyeing a couple of things so it shouldn’t hopefully won’t take me too long. ;) she’s going to be a peacock! (and yes i found the tutorial on pinterest..thank you!)
anticipating: setting up all the baby stuff around the house. :) this baby is one day closer to making his/her entrance into this world. eeek! thrilled. we are still working on getting organized too. one day at a time! there’s still some little things that haven’t been fully determined but those things can wait and aren’t worth stressing over. :)
thankful for: my sweet MIL and friends who have been willing to watch miss P while we go to our birthing classes, doctor visits, hair appts, etc…everything i’m trying to fit in that’s not kid friendly before the newest baby comes. i am very blessed with such sweet friends and family!
happy about: things that i can check off on my massive before baby comes to do list! i feel like i am adding new things everyday. and not fun stuff. like oil changes, car inspections, loads of laundry, lots of cleaning/sterilizing around the house (since this will be a home birth)….the list goes on. and again, one thing at a time. so yes i am happy about checking those things off my list! (ummm ellenor, when are you coming into town again?? haha jk) ;)

so what about you guys?? i’d love to hear what y’all are up to currently. leave a link in the comments so everyone can check it out! :)

  • Brittany C.

    Love the peacock costume!!!

    • Kristen McAshan

      isn’t it such a cute and easy idea! it’s coming along nicely. :)

  • Courtney

    Here’s my link up:

    And a recommendation for iron would be to add kale to breakfast smoothies, soups, pastas, lasagnas, etc. It’s HIGH in iron and lots of other vitamins and minerals that are excellent for you. It’s a staple in our home.

    • kristen

      ooh great recommendation. thanks courtney! and thanks for linking your “currently!” i love learning about my readers! :)