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2. Speaking of Catholics, I got to talk to Coffeemom yesterday on the phone! We talked a lot about post-adoption grief and loss, and some behaviors I am seeing with Anna. I may post about this more in depth, but let me just say that Michele is awesome. And very vibrant and young sounding on the phone. Although obviously very mature and wise. I get the feeling she could run circles around me in real life (and not just because I have a fractured sternum.) She is another woman whose (Catholic) faith has inspired me, and she has certainly played a big role in my understanding of the traditions of the Catholic Church.
3. Michele recently posted a link to this site as a resource for all things Lenten. I really learned a lot about Lent, and the practices surrounding Lent. I think the most important thing that I took away from my reading there yesterday was this: "" I think that is where most of the Protestant criticism of the Catholic church stems from.... the idea that there are too many rules and mandates done with the goal of guaranteeing salvation, but they are flesh works, not done from the heart or with the goal of a spiritual effect. Well, that and purgatory. But I am no theologian. So what do I know?
4. Since the accident, I have had a lot of pain in my chest (see above reference to sternal fracture.) I have been nursing the baby laying down in bed, since this is the most comfortable position for me. This means increased traffic in my bed, and let me tell ya- my sheets have taken a lickin'. Currently, I have spots of spit up, wet diaper leak (small), melted chocolate ice cream (the diet is on pause!), drool, water, coffee, and at least one boogie from Anna on my sheets. This is pretty gross, but not enough motivation to add to the piles of laundry I need to do. #Lazy
5. The baby has been on a sleep strike. Yesterday he decided he was going to sleep, but only if he was naked, wrapped in the blanket Mimi made him, and laying on Daddy's pillow.
I was totally okay with that. I am thinking that the sleep strike is related to the accident. Not sure if it's physical, emotional, or a combination of the two, but it is definitely related. We gave him some Tylenol yesterday, and it really helped, so I am guessing he does have some aches and pains, if nothing else. He also likes to sleep with his hands up above his head.
Sometimes, when he is stirring in his sleep- maybe a bit gassy or otherwise disturbed during his sleep, I will see him reach over and rub the side of his head, just the way I rub his head when he is falling asleep. Awww.
6. Speaking of things that hurt after the accident... My glasses went flying during the accident, although I later found them lying on the seat between the kids. I have been having headaches since the accident. At first, I attributed it to hitting my head, but now I am thinking it might be due to my glasses. They work, but they don't fit the same way, and I wonder if that change in how they fit could be giving me headaches. I really need to get new glasses, so I guess there is no harm in asking if my insurance claim will cover them:)
7. This was on my front porch this morning.
Consider yourself warned. Also, that is after my birthday, so I will still expect birthday greetings. And you might as well go ahead and get me some great big gift. Because you won't be around to feel the effects on your pocketbook. Just sayin'.
So, that is my very first Seven Quick Takes Friday. This is really fun. You should do it and link up over at Betty Beguiles (normally over at Conversation Diary.)