Quick Takes #32: Sick Babies, Book Reviews, and a Pregnant Belly

1.
Well, the Humidifier has been running constantly all week.

 Whatever this bug is, it seems to last about 3 days of coughing, snotting noses, and running a fever. Ms Drama is getting over it now, but Ms Action had a terrible day yesterday, and Ms Pooky is just starting to run a fever herself. So far, my husband and I have seemed OK, which is good because we are taking care of 3 sad snugly sick little people. The picture below pretty much sums up the week. (Minus the loads of dirty laundry and dishes that is, I decided to spare you a picture of that.)


2.
Since we were trapped in the house all week, and I spent alot of time on the couch with sick children piled around me, I knitted. 
3.
I actually read 2 whole novels. And when I needed something a little different I read a bit more of “Patience with God”.

Both novels were pretty good for light fiction. “Forget about it” is the story of a girl in her 20′s that hates her life so much that when she is in an accident she comes up with the brilliant idea to fake amnesia, with interesting results. “Twenties Girl” is a novel by my favorite chick lit author Sophie Kinsella, and she was great as usual. The characters are well thought out, and you never really reach a place in the book where you feel as though you can take a break, the story sucks you in. Plus it’s an easy light read, which is nice sometimes. I haven’t found a book yet by her that I didn’t enjoy. ”Patience with God” is still awesome. I  love Frank’s sarcastic sense of humour, and he is always well researched. Like I’ve said before, he gives me hope in this whole Christian thing.
4.
Besides watching numerous cartoons, we read library books.
The Alligator and Monarch books are a huge hit over here, we’ve read each one easily 50 times each. They love the pictures, and so far we have learned that Alligators have nests and carry their babies around in their mouths, and that Butterflies have a “proboscis” that they use to drink nectar out of flowers.
“My Crayons Talk” is a rhyming book that describes each color and a silly thing that it “says”. “Froggy gets Dressed” is about a frog that tries to get dressed and go out in the snow, except he has trouble remembering to put on all of his clothes (my kids find this hysterical). The Binoo book is pretty basic, but with each of these books we get to the end and they ask me to start over again, so they are all quite popular.

5.
I’ been told more than once that I am HUGE this pregnancy. I didn’t feel that big, so I decided to take a picture to ask all of you what you thought. After my first picture (which I hastily deleted) I was starting to doubt that I was as small as I feel, but I decided to blame it on the fact that I was wearing my husband’s T-shirt, so that was what was making me look like a Trucker right?

I changed into a nice shirt, and I have come to the conclusion that at 25 weeks, I am officially huge.

Even changing my shirt didn’t help.
6.
This weeks Quick Takes have been brought to you by:
Chocolate.
7.
This week has also been brought to you by Ms Pooky’s “Monkey”. Actually according to his tag his name is “Vines”, but over here is just “Monkey”. This bedraggled beanie baby must be with her for each and every nap time or bedtime or sleeping simply will not happen. He badly needs a bath, but I am still trying to figure out how to fit that in between sleeping times.
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  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/08135229596877003069 Michelle

    I think I was a lot bigger with #3, then even bigger with #4 and now, at 17 weeks, I feel like I'm way bigger with #5 than I ever was with the other at this point in the pregnancy. *sigh* But you look great! YOu're growing a healthy little one there!

    My kids LOVE Froggy books. They make them laugh out loud every time.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/08553760391176072177 Joy

    Great bump shot, hope everyone is on the mend,

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/13674332089949439989 Young Mom

    I didn't feel that big, until I took the pictures! And those are the pics where I look the best!

    I didn't realize there was more than one froggy book, I'll have to look into that!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05354424704358588553 lissla lissar

    Do you know the Frog and Toad books? They're great. Very funny and loveable.

    I think our littlest one has the same bug. Day three and he doesn't seem much better, has a horrible barking cough, and doesn't sleep much at night. All typos are becasue of the sleep.

    I love President's Choice chocolate. I ate one of those bars in two days while I was pregnant. By myself.

  • Sarah Z

    Sorry your little ones have been sick :( I don't think you look that big. Besides with this many kids in so few years I'm pretty sure your body just goes ahead and gets as big as its going to by the middle of the pregnancy. It's like your tummy says, "oh yeah I remember how this goes…bam! All done". At least thats how this one and the one before it have gone for me.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04738076740941616678 Rebecca

    There are lots of Froggy books – he does all kinds of fun stuff :).

    Hope you are all feeling better soon.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06628206579067878095 Sarah

    My siblings and I LOVED the Froggy books when we were kids. Ok we actually still do. His Mom yelling at him out the door never fails to crack me up. "The Snowy Day" by Ezra Jack Keats is another great snow story book.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/13674332089949439989 Young Mom

    Lissla- I remember Frog and Toad from childhood, I bet my kids would love them too. Lack of sleep is getting to me too, in the form of sluggishness. Bleeeaahhh And yeah, President's choice chocolate is awesome! I've been eating way to much of it!

    Sarah Z- Hahaha! Something like that, my belly button is already popped out, so if this is as big as I get I'll be happy. :)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07363886412589745900 That Married Couple

    I'm impressed with how productive you've been through their illness!

    5. Beautiful.

    6. Love it!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09971244496160164955 Muttering Mother

    Oh what lovely Quick Takes! Thank you for sharing, even though you've been taking care of sick girls. Just wondering – are you bothered by the size of your bump, or annoyed by others' comments, neither/both? I was so paranoid about people's comments about my small bump by 20 wks last time around that I asked the sonographer, who said I was small-ish for dates but not concerned enough to rescan. I spent the rest of the pregnancy slightly anxious about it. Rebecca was 7lb 3 oz. Will I never learn?!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/13674332089949439989 Young Mom

    Muttering Mother- I'm not worried, I've always measured a few weeks ahead with every baby so far, and they are all between 8 and 9 pounds, so nothing to worry about. But it does get kind of tiresome being "the big one" all the time. :)


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