Wednesday, July 31, 2013


the doctor checking Charlie's heartbeat this morning- I love that sound so much.

Reading: After finishing up Orange is the New Black on Netflix, I was curious about the memoir it was based off of, and picked it up. I'm almost done with it and definitely enjoying it. I do, however, wish I had read the book first. Although the two are pretty different I think the book isn't as fun to read because I know too much, but at the same time, reading it first would have made the show even more fun, if that makes sense. I also recently downloaded a few of this woman's books to my Kindle. Have you read anything by her? Any suggestions on where to begin?

Eating: Maybe I should have called this section, "Dreaming of Eating," because that's exactly what I've been doing, thinking about the delicious sandwiches and sushi I'll be eating once I deliver this baby! Some women don't follow the whole "no lunch meat" thing, but I do, and even though I know I can heat up the lunch meat before I consume it, it's not the same as getting a big, cold sub sandwich from the deli. And ugh, how I love sandwiches! That's the very first thing I'm looking forward to eating. Turkey, provolone cheese, veggies, and a ton of oil and vinegar.

Thinking about: Oh, my mind has been such a hazy place lately. Ever hear of baby brain? It's definitely a thing, and in these last two weeks of pregnancy I'm definitely experiencing it. It's kind of like a fog is hanging over my thoughts. Cloudy. I've been thinking about so much though- about what life will be like in just a couple of weeks, how it will feel to hold Charlie, if time will seem to go faster or slower in those first few precious weeks, now that I know just how fast it can really go. I've been lost in thoughts at times, thinking a lot about past things for some reason- having weird memories pop up here and there, reminded of old friends and old places. I've also been thinking back to right after Henry was born, and then of how long it took for me to really get back to feeling like me. I remember even at the end of my pregnancy I felt very unlike myself, but this time I don't really feel that way. I think I wrote a post about it too, something about getting my groove back. Outside of just looking forward to being a non-pregnant person, I don't really feel those same things, and I hope once he's here it's different than last time, as far as getting back to feeling like "me." But we'll see! All of the unknown is so scary, but so exciting too.

Enjoying: So I was really sad when Google Reader closed its doors, and felt frustrated because I was so used to that program. As much as I love the next new thing, I often feel annoyed when I'm forced to switch or even try it out unless I am the one who makes the decision, so the whole Google Reader thing was an annoyance. In the span of things, not so important, but in my little online microcosm it was. Ha. But anyway, I ended up trying Bloglovin' and I really, really love it. I like it even more than GR and I especially love how easy their app is to navigate. So, yay!

Watching: Okay so can we talk about this past Monday's episode of The Bachelorette? I for one have never seen anything so...I don't even know how to describe what that was. Painful? Awkward? Way too much? 30+ minutes of crying, then silence, then more crying. I know the show is totally fabricated and thrives off of people like myself who want to believe it's real, but that felt awfully real to me. Did any of you watch it? I haven't tuned into much of the season this time around, but that episode got me re-engaged, and next week's finale should be interesting, to say the least.

Loving: This weather and how excited for Fall I'm getting, dreaming of little matching outfits for the boys (you know I have to), planning our last two weekends as a family of three, finishing up Charlie's nursery, Henry and the fake laugh he was doing tonight, spending extra time with Veronica and Max this week, seeing Halloween stuff popping up in stores, another cousin sleepover with Lucy this weekend, Pink Lady apples and peanut butter, protein pancakes, and a whole lot of citrus!

So, how about you? What are you up to today? Feel free to do your own "currently" post on your blog and link back in the comments for everyone to check out. And thanks again to my dear friend Megan for providing the original inspiration for these posts.


  1. Dani I had to watch this weeks The Bachelorette in three different segments. I kept thinking I can only take so much crying I'll continue watching it later. Then find more crying and try again later. It was all CRYING!!!! Ugh

    This The Bachelorette has been very very painful to watch. I adore Des. But for some reason its so painful to watch.

  2. I just finished watching Orange is the New Black too, and totally wish I would have read the book first!


  3. I really enjoy Brene's work. She has a couple of TED talks that are really interesting, too. I read The Gifts of Imperfection a few years ago, and then Daring Greatly when it came out. I think Daring Greatly is an easy read, and probably a great place to start. I don't think you can go wrong wherever you start, though.

  4. Tuned into The Bachelorette and I'm right there with you- awkward and sad. Totally felt for Des and honestly thought Brooks handled it well. What do you do? It's a tough situation but if he didn't feel it with the extravagant trips and uber romantic dates how he ever going to feel it? So sad for Des, I'm anxiously waiting for Monday's finale!

  5. Reading the memoir right now, too! I'm about 80 pages in and devouring it like a delicious burrito. Let us discuss over tea :)

  6. I can't wait to meet Charlie!!!

    I also published my own Currently today...

    El blog de lauritapurple

  7. I just did a 'recently' post which I guess is kinda the same?

    All the best with Charlie's birth, how different it would be to know when it was all happening!

  8. We must be on the same wavelength because after publishing my first "currently" post in a long while I browsed my favorites on Bloglovin' and realized you posted one as well. :) Can't wait to see pictures of baby Charlie. I missed eating sandwiches when I was pregnant as well, but here in Tanzania we can't get decent lunchmeat at all, so I miss them now too. Sucks!

  9. How exciting to know you're only a few weeks away from meeting your baby boy. I've only ever used Bloglovin and I think it's wonderful!
    Rosie x | Every Word Handwritten

  10. Haha, I love that you are dreaming of a cold deli sandwich. I use Bloglovin and it seems to keep my pretty organized.

  11. I loved Orange in the new Black and I was thinking of reading her memoir. Maybe I'll download it.

    I don't watch the bachelorette but saw clips of this episode. I think that the whole premise is kind of slutty. She seemed very very upset in the clip that I watched. Like, "get this girl a therapist" upset.

  12. Love the photo!! So cute and can't wait to see baby Charlie pics when he comes!!
    I love watching The Bachelor/Bachelorette (guilty pleasure for sure) but wow this past Monday's was rough to watch. You said it perfectly- it was awkward and painful and soooo much crying. But hopefully next week's will be better since it's the finale.

  13. The season of The Bachelorette has been my least favorite. It's just awkward, overall. Ali had some awkward guys on her season, but between the horrible poetry and awkward singing-to-Des moments, this season has been cringe-worthy to say the least!

    What just killed me about Des's conversation with Brooks was how after ten minutes of telling her she wasn't the one for him and never would be, he actually had an emotional response when she said he was the one she was in love with the whole time. He acted like knowing that beforehand would've changed everything. And Des actually said "I couldn't tell you" during their whispered conversation. As a long-time viewer, I always wondered if they were "allowed" to tell the person "I love you" before the final episode. She answered that question, finally! [rant complete]

  14. Omg.. The Bachelorette. I agree with some other comments, this was my least favourite season!! And yes, I thought that it WAS a little heartbreaking for both parties (I choose to ignore the fact that its made for tv haha) and I felt bad for both.. BUT IT WENT ON FOREVER!!!!! I got soooooo bored. And my husband was yelling at the tv because it was made obvious that Brooks would have been the chosen one, so now that he left, there shouldn't be a runner up!! Hahaha. Oy... But still, i can't wait for the final finale :P

  15. i have been looking for a new show to watch on netflix and i will def have to check out "orange..." thanks for the rec! and so excited for you, momma - baby will be here so soon! :)

  16. I love this series of "Currently"!
    x Natalie

  17. The Gifts of Imperfection is one of my fave reads :)

  18. Currently...

  19. The Bachelorette was very painful + awkward. I kept saying please, one of you just get up and go. I would have been out of there asap ;)

    I love the Fall just like you do. I was thinking about dressing up my soon to be born baby boy in a pumpkin onesie last night :)

    I posted mine :)

  20. I'm with you on the no deli meats rule, therefore I'm also missing sandwiches pretty badly! Hang in there! You're almost done! I still have more than halfway to go :(



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