Tuesday, January 06, 2009

In Which I Compare Cereal to Fajitas

Confession: I've been avoiding the blog because I've been feeling a little melancholy. Chalk it up to post-holiday letdown or to hormones. I don't know which it is, but it's there. I don't really have anything worthwhile to say at the moment, but here's a rundown of the past couple of days.

Jackson is doing great in his new bedroom. Praise God for that. I finally got some groceries today, despite the rain which tempted me to stay in my house and do nothing. I also joined my co-workers for lunch at Lupe Tortilla for Curt's birthday celebration. We laughed really hard and it was great. Curtis cleaned out the garage last month so that I can park my Jeep in it. Today I pulled in a little too far and bumped into our old fridge. Nice. No harm was done though. Jackson went back to MDO today. Thank You, Jesus. I got to be alone for the first time in two weeks. Our bedroom is a little more organized but the suitcases are still there. The chaos in the nursery hasn't been touched. That's Thursday's project. I got the call that Baby's new crib has finally arrived. No word yet on the pink glider. I had an OB appointment yesterday that went very well. I am seeing a different doctor from here on out because I found out he is the one who will most likely be delivering my little princess anyway. I like him a lot. He told me to eat some more - whatever I wanted - and enjoy the end of my pregnancy. Not gonna do that, but that was really nice of him! People are asking me how I'm feeling. I'm not sure what the right response is. So I say that I feel very, very pregnant. I generally don't say that my pelvic girdle aches, my stomach is in a tight knot half the time, and I feel tired and a little cranky. I save that bit of gold for my gentle blog readers. Thank you for listening.

On a lighter and more random note, a box of Crispix cereal called out to me from the shelves today and I had to take it home with me. I must say that with a teaspoon of sugar, Crispix is quite delightful. I think VPG enjoyed it just as much as her fajitas at Lupe. So either I need my head examined or y'all need to go get you some!

54 comments:

lavonda said...

I say indulge yourself in Sophie's chocolate gravy recipe she posted today! With some biscuits, or hey, just a spoon. Chocolate is historically good for the horomones and emotions.

I have the same post-Christmas drudgies without being pregnant... and my man is leaving town tomorrow morning til Monday, so I'll be home all weekend with no reason to keep it all clean.

Great.

Bring me on some chocolate gravy.

(I did just cave to joining facebook though, at a friends' insistence. So I'm quite sure that about sums up my weekend in advance, catching up with old friends I haven't seen in forever!)

RosyRose said...

Let me just say...i feel your pain! Oh those last few weeks...what a lifetime! Everything hurts and when you have a little one prancing around its just so Hard to keep a great tude!
Thinking of ya, praying for a safe delivery and that each day would bring you something to smile about:)

Heather said...

I am relieved to hear about your meloncholy b/c I am the same way and just don't know what to do about it. I made it a point to re-commit to the quiet time (before anything else) thinking that might snap me out of it...but so far not yet.
"This too shall pass" will be a new mantra....

debra said...

Amanda. I am so sorry that you are feeling a little melancholy. I want you to know that I love reading your words even about cereal. You are fun, my friend.

3girlsmom said...

It's almost over.
It's almost over.
It's almost over.
Then Princess will be here and it will have all been worth it.
Pregnancy's different the 2nd time around, isn't it?
And yes, Crispex is awesome. Especially if you pour some melted chocolate & peanut butter over it and toss it in powdered sugar. But I don't think that's what you meant. ;) I'm sure it's good your way, too.

Robyn

Holly said...

As I quietlt took down the Christmas tree in the basement (all the family was upstairs watching The Clone Wars), I prayed for you, for your baby and even prayed for your health. I remember the last month and that stuffy nose and those hard to sleep nights.

Praying for you, Mama and Daddy...for the coming weeks and the anticipation and that little girl and her big brother.

You are so very loved, Amanda.

Rachel said...

Hang in there! I don't know what it is about pregnancy, but I also ran into some things while pregnant. A mailbox with my first, and knicked my hubby's car during the second. Maybe the hormones do something with depth perception?

Bethany said...

You live in my old stomping grounds and I would give anything for some Lupe Tortillas (I live in MN)! Even give up Crispix.

Barclay 5 said...

Hi, Amanda.

I have so enjoyed reading your blog.

I am a big fan of your mom, and just today began Esther. The dedication page was such a beautiful tribute to you and your sister. Thanks to my blog-stalking I feel like I know you girls, so my heart swelled a bit with pride - as if I knew the dedicatees.

Anyway, just wanted to pop a hello and thanks for the way the Moore women have pointed me to a better walk!

Love, Tracy Barclay

annalee said...

i'm not pregnant right now but crispix sounds better to me than fajitas at this moment. now that is really weird. but there is something so perfect about the way crispix crunches and how it's not really sweet, but it's not really tart. you just can't explain it, you just have to embrace it!

Deedra said...

Hang in there! The second pregnancy was so much harder for me! Having a 2 yr old to wrangle made a huge difference. Savor these last weeks though, before long you'll have to share her with the world.......from now on! That thought helped me through the last month or so. Now my little princess just turned 9 months old. Time flies.

Praying for you during these last weeks of pregnancy!

zum the mum said...

You gotta love a doctor that tells you to eat more! :)

This has been so fun to read about your pregnancy, because I was due at the same time last year. Our sweet princess #2 was born 3 weeks early on February 6th. I can't believe she'll be a year old in a month...Anyway, I remember feeling the exact same way after the holidays. I think it's all of the emotions and hormones!

Hang in there!

Fran said...

I like the words "pelvic girdle!" HA! Just makes me laugh. And, now I feel bad because that flash of pain came right back to me.

Anyhoo....I'm going to say a little pray for our VPG as I hit the hay.

Hugs,
Fran

Wooten's World said...

Oh, YES! Crispix was my third trimester favorite BOTH times! It's really good with banana slices.

Erica said...

You never cease to make me laugh.
Do you need help working on the nursery? I come with 2 little girls, but I am willing to help if you need it. Take care and enjoy these last few days.

R said...

oh my goodness! what IS it with the melancholy?! i've got it bad, too. it doesn't help that our girls are very, um, shall i say "challenging" this week?!

Jackie said...

hang in there...and eat it while you have TIME too! :)
I too ran into my garage fridge the other day...the fridge got a minor dent..hubby got a laugh (glad it was a LAUGH!) :)
think the mood is due to this crazy Houston weather..it's definately put me in a funk.
at least there's Tuesday Bible study starting next week to look forward to. Hopefully you can join us for a few weeks before sweet girl arrives!

Michele Helms said...

I think that God lets the end be SOOO uncomfortable so that we are so anxious for the baby to come and we don't even mind being up nursing and rocking! Your mama is going to be at my church at the end of the month....FBC Woodstock and my thought s were....what if that baby comes???

Mc Allen said...

yummmm cereal sounds good!!! And a few us us I think are feeling the bluesw. I'm glad your back and I hope you have a wondwerful rest of your week!! LA

Allison said...

cereal was my craving when I was preggers. YUM-O...be cranky...its ok...you are a VPG

Kelli said...

Since I am not pregnant and craving cereal (mine of choice during those last few weeks was Lucky Charms - I ate a disgustingly amount) I am going to have to go for the beef fajitas from Lupe's... mmmm melts in your mouth!

All those aches and pains are almost gone! :)

Jonathan and Kendra said...

Your blog always makes me giggle. And I must say...almost everything tastes better with a teaspoon of sugar. :o)

Krista said...

Mmm, Crispix are yummy! And so are Corn Chex! ;)

Sunni at The Flying Mum said...

Funny, I bumped into our garage freezer on Sunday, and now it's off kilter.

Maybe the PGs are off on our depth perception?

Christine said...

You lost me at the words "Lupe" and "Tortilla" all thrown together at the top of the post! The rest of it was blahblahblah nursery blahblahblah cereal and so forth. (nothing personal!) ;) I have been to Houston once in my life for a long weekend with a dear friend. We went to LT for dinner one night. It was beyond outstanding. I still fantasize about those fajitas. And I live in SoCal... we are known to have some pretty fantastic Mexican food out here. But Lupe Tortilla? Hands down the BEST fajitas ever. It's a good thing I don't live in Houston. I'd weigh 900 pounds, 700 of which alone could be attributed to Lupe herself!

Seriously though, praying for you in these last few weeks. I know it's a challenge, in a blessed sort of way!

Cheri-Beri said...

Nothing on earth like the last few weeks of pregnancy. Nothing at all. Thank you sweet Jesus for that!

Marc and Charity said...

I hear ya about the pregnancy pains- pelvic, major braxton hicks, etc. We are almost done!!! 4.5 weeks till my due date.

I'll say a prayer for you today, I'm feeling rather cranky and other things myself.

Deidre said...

I think telling me to eat whatever I wanted would be music to my ears. Maybe you could just this week and bring that mood up ... what do you think? Ha!

I always feel a little blue after Christmas. I don't know why - all the hype is over and it's winter and no vacation scheduled yet.

Hang in there, Amanda!

Gabby said...

No lie, I ate grape popsicles, Orange juice, and pickles like crazy at the end of my first pregnancy (not all at once, but really close),
In my second I craved fresh watermelon. Once I stopped at a grocery store and ate it in my car in the parking lot. It was crazy how much I craved that melon.
I am with the enjoy yourself school of thought.

Julianne said...

amanda,

bless your heart for letting it all hang out - even on those melancholy days! i love that you always keep the LORD in your focus, at least on your blog, anyway! we all know how hard it can be do to 24/7 in real life.

hang in there for a few weeks and all this will just be a blog memory! and crispix is the bomb.com (as my 17 year old son would say!)

Rose said...

Amanda, I love you sharing all this randon things. It bring me back to my own pregnancies, all 3 of them and bring back great memories, see I will never again be pregnant with child so I love reading your stories :) Thanks!

ncmama said...

Hang in there Amanda, this too shall pass! Thanks for being so real, just like your mom. I appreciate how you just get your emotions out there instead of hiding them and love how you asked Curtis to pray over you the other morning. You are a great encouragement to me. Praying for you in Ohio.

Yolanda said...

Amanda,

I'm a cereal gal and I have a new fav!!! I am on to and all over.....LIFE.

Crispix runs a close second both are awesome dry or with milk. Also, I use Crispix when I make my Party Mix instead of all those Chex variations. Just plain Crispix and how about that People's Puppy Chow. When they made Crispix they came up with some fine cereal didn't they?

:-)

Lovingly,
Yolanda

Cheryl said...

Girl, I so feel your pain. I'm only 6 months along but last night was the first (of many) time I couldn't get comfortable in bed. I almodt got up and went to the recliner!
My hips were aching something awful, this is #4 for me and I'm a wee bit older than you but I know how you're feeling!
Hang in there!!!

Karen said...

Try to relax a little girl! Your mind is in a million places right now, everything will fall into place. I still have my pregnancy brain (or lack of a brain) and my LO is almost eight months. My favorite during pregnancy especially at the end was CornPops. Don't know why, I am not a sugar cereal eater at all, but I do love Crispix. yummmm
Blessings!

HisGeorgiaPeach said...

Just wanted you tell you that you have someone in GA praying for your and the baby's health. I hope everythign goes ok and God truly does rain down blessings on your family. :)

Also, I agree with the chocolate gravy comment. We use it down here with pancakes. Heavenly when my granny makes it!

God Bless,
~Sarah

Dionna said...

Oh Amanda - you do endear yourself to me! You are so precious. I only wish I could have blogged when I was pregnant to go back and read someday!
You are so close - so very close to holding that beautiful little girl. Hang in there. (As if you have a choice.) But just remember - the JOY of the Lord is your strength...even if your pelvic region aches. :)

Tara G. said...

Oh, the well-meaning people who don't think before they speak to a pregnant lady in her final weeks!

And what a great doctor! I firmly told the midwife at the army hospital that her scales were WRONG when she commented about my weight at 39 weeks; I went into labor the next day.

Melene said...

We have these embarassing plastic ping pong balls hanging from the ceiling in our garage. When the windshield hits the ball, it's time to stop. Yes, that' because of me not pulling in far enough once and the garage door scraping the back of the van.

Cereal is awesome comfort food. I'm not pregnant but my husband is at the beginning of a 4 and a half month deployment. I had a bowl of Peanut Butter Captain Crunch last night!

I'll keep you and your pregnancy and your baby girl in my prayers.

wetherell said...

you are just as cute as ever. I cant wait to see the nursery and Jackson's Big boy room!!!!

doo-dah said...

Amanda--
I have a tennis ball hanging from a string that hits my windshield so I know just how far to park my car in the garage. Otherwise I would probably do major damage.

I have read your blog for quite some time and thought it was time for me to "de-lurk".

Marla Taviano said...

You're an adorable sort of melancholy. It's not as cute when you're not preggo (me).

I can't see how Crispix compares to fajitas in any way. Unless you make Puppy Chow out of it.

Hugs!!

Mommy Dot Com said...

My youngest will be five in March and I am beginning to freak out a wee bit about it. How? Reading your VPG stories makes me feel it even more. I was just you yesterday feeling everything you describe, feeling so big and so much pressure that I was longing for painful contractions to start - the stronger the better so things could get moving.

I know moms talk about these things all the time, time flying by. Maybe there is something more to it than time flying by. Maybe the ability to absorb these moments, as opposed to just get thru them, is one of God's greatest gifts of grace.

I am praying that grace for you, and for me as I homschool my six, and for every momma out there.

Mindy said...

I thought I would just tell you that while I was pregnant this past time, I craved cereal....

The weird thing is -- I don't even like cereal usually and I'm allergic to milk.

And don't worry you can complain to me about being pregnant anytime. I've been there --4 times! I will be praying for you in the next weeks as your body prepares to deliver your sweet baby girl.

The Barfuss Family said...

Praying for you today! And adding Crispix to my grocery list. :)

Jody said...

I can so relate to the cereal calling your name. When I was pregnant with our first, I had morning sickness (well, all day and night sickness) for the first four months. It was awful. I was working in the daycare center at the church where my husband was serving. He would drive us to work and as soon as he would hit the brakes in the parking lot, I would run in to throw up. I finally asked my ob for some medicine. The morning after I started that medicine, I arrived at the daycare in time to help serve the kids breakfast. Cornflakes were part of the menu that morning. I had to have some too. I remember it tasting so good. You would have thought it was filet mignon the way I enjoyed it.

Also after my first ultrasound, I was craving a baloney and cheese sandwich so bad I thought I would kill someone if I didn't get it. I probably hadn't had baloney since I was a kid at my grandma's house. My husband was nice enough to stop by the store on the way home to get me some baloney.

Enjoy a few of those cravings now.

Lynn said...

One of the sisters here make a deadly caramel Crispix mix with cashews... its crack.

Hang in there - I'm praying for you!

Sister Lynn

kr said...

you are not alone Amanda . Your honesty helps this hormonal Momma feel better. You sense the change coming and it makes sense to be a bit melancholy. Doesn't mean you don't have joy. God is in the midst of both. The crux of the cross

twinkle said...

Melancholy? Did I spell that right?
Anyway, Amanda, you might be feeling a deep longing...rather than melancholy. Your family is about to change. You have been such a good mommy to Little Mister. You really have! And a longing to get this pregnancy OVER could be what's going on. I know I would be longing for that little angel to be in my arms while I held her in a sweet, pink rocking chair!
You are about to experience a miracle. You are growing a baby girl inside you right now. Your blood has flown into her cells and nourished her for all her life. Her cells and blood are a bit of you! And when she is born...living outside your body...I want you to just look at the miracle of her! Your blood giving her life! And she will hopefully pass that on to the next girl born in your future generations! Just like you did for your mom. And she did for her mom. All the way back in time. This is only true for girls. I find that to be so rich in creation. God is the creator. We are the vessel He has chosen to grow His creation. And girls carry the bloodline.
Now that's worth longing for that little girl. She'll be a miracle that will simply take your breath away.

katiegfromtennessee said...

I understand, Pequena Madre:)...Yay, alone time can be good sometimes...Yay, good OB appointment! Sorry you feel bad,pequena madre,it's only temporary:):),double smiles for you:):)I'm looking forward to the baby furniture pics:)

Love in CHRIST,

katiegfromtennessee

Erin said...

Today, I spent a good twenty minutes describing the beauty that is Lupe Tortilla to my Montana friends...words don't do those fajitas justice...especially when you live 2000 miles away from them!

melanie said...

hey i saw your hubs today at the mall . he was on a mission to return something. i was trying desperately to walk this baby out. anyway, i am with you on the cereal kick. crispix is good stuff. cereal almost always sounds good when nothing else does. hope to see you soon!

Ashley said...

So glad to hear that your feeling well and that your Dr.'s appointment was a great report! That's always good news when the Dr. says you can eat more... I never quite got that advice! :) The pink glider sounds super cute; can't wait to see nursery pics, better yet with a sweet little girl in the pictures too!

Missy @ It's Almost Naptime said...

There is nothing harder than being pregnant when you have little one(s) to take care of. Really. Even waking up every couple hours to feed a newborn with a toddler is preferable to being pregnant with a toddler.

The end is nigh, sister. The end is nigh.