Sunday, March 17, 2013

WIWS

Happy St. Patrick's Day/Fifth Sunday of Lent! Sister Stinky was not dressed yet when I took my pictures this morning, so just me and the littlest girl will be featured. (Who is wearing nothing, but worry-not...she is very modest. We had a prolonged ultrasound session with her not wanting to show anything to prove her modesty.)

Almost 21 weeks here (as of this Tuesday)! Really low on the weight gain but still looking about how I did last pregnancy at this time (i.e. actually looking pregnant), so all's good ;-)


We went to a later Mass than usual today, which meant we all got to cuddle in bed a little longer. I think Sister Stinky is pumped for Palm Sunday because the last few Sundays that we've asked her to guess what color the priest is going to be wearing at Mass she's guessed "red." Next Sunday's Mass is guaranteed to blow her mind.

Btw, have I mentioned how much she loves our pastor? He's a monsignor (and an all round awesome down to earth guy - super reverent in the liturgy but totally smiles at toddlers who end up in aisles during Mass because he's just so happy they're there!) so she calls him "mon-sin-or" and she'll do anything if we ask her to do it for Monsignor or tell her that if she's not obedient she won't get to see Monsignor. It's pretty awesome. I don't know what we're going to do when we have to switch parishes whenever we move next.

Say a little prayer for the Abbot, too - his birthday is tomorrow and he's stressed and preparing like mad for his comprehensive exams in a couple weeks. He could definitely use your prayers! In celebration of his wonderful self/the gift of his existence we went out to eat as a family after Mass and got some corned beef and cabbage. Even I enjoyed it :-)

Linking up with the lovely ladies at Fine Linen and Purple!

10 comments:

  1. You look great in green! And your daughter's respect for your parish pastor is so sweet.

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    1. Haha...I think it's a combination of respect and "loving like a papa." We've been so blessed in our last two pastors, who both have been the kind of guys who really see their role of pastor as a "father" to their flocks, and totally can adjust that to whatever age they're talking to. He's so good at making her laugh...and us, too! Earlier in this pregnancy, when the hyperemesis was much worse (and I was having Communion brought home to me) my pastor actually gave me the Anointing of the Sick (which was a total turning point for me, as it coincided with the start of my taking medication for the nausea...the Holy Spirit gave me lots of graces in that waiting period before the severity of the nausea lessened!) and I'll always remember how he cheered her up by playing peek-a-boo around the corner of our Christmas tree with her. Such a good pastor...plays peek-a-boo with the 2 year old and reverently and beautifully administers Sacraments all in one visit to our home :-)

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  2. wow. I wish I had looked that great at 21 weeks -- or ever when I was pregnant!!

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    1. Haha...ok, guilty blog stalker confession...I totally looked back in your blog to see how you looked at this point with Theo...and you looked wayyy better! Haha. Isn't is so true that you always think other pregnant women look better than yourself? ;-)

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  3. You look SO cute! Love the green...

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    1. Thanks! Am I the only one who is sooo ready for spring colors???

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  4. You look great!! The baby bump is growing. Yay! The green is a great color for you.

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  5. You look wonderful! I love that sweet spot around 20 weeks when the bump starts making an appearance past the one-too-many-burgers point! Congrats on another girl! Eeek! How exciting!

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    1. Thanks, friend! We're excited to have these two little sisters fairly close in age. They're going to have fun together!

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