Pedaling Fast Just To Stay Ahead!

I’m staying ahead on all my work in anticipation of the baby’s arrival. In fact, I’m writing this on Saturday. I usually put the issues together on Mondays. Last week, we learned our breech baby had done another flip and is now once again in the heads-down position. We’re praying he stays that way! Also, I had two hours of false labor last Wednesday night. That was VERY exciting! You can read what’s happening today with my huge belly by clicking here:

Richard called his mom last week and was discussing the baby and our last doctor appointment. She asked him if the baby needs anything. Since we’ve already purchased everything, from cloth diapers to burping rags to a new car seat and even a new cradle, he’s pretty much all set. So, Richard replied, “Well, since the baby’s eyesight isn’t very good yet, he needs a big-screen TV.”

This week’s Maxisms:
This week, Max (age 4) turned to me in the bathroom and asked, “Mommy, are socks flushable?”

Also this week, Max asked me if we could buy him a tank online. I told him we were going to Target so we’d buy him one while we were there, if he’s a good boy. He ran to me and threw his arms around me, saying over and over again, “Thank you, Mommy! Thank you SO MUCH!”

He then ran over to the window, looked at the driveway, and said, “Zach and Daddy need to move their cars so I’ll have a place to park my tank.”


We’re receiving numerous inquiries from readers who want to send Mason a gift. While we are so happy that so many people want to welcome Mason into the world, please know that this kiddo has everything he needs, and then some! 🙂

If you want to send something to celebrate Mason’s arrival, please send a monetary donation or book(s) in his name to one of the following. Your gift will truly make someone smile!


New Orleans Public Library
219 Loyola Ave.
New Orleans, LA 70112
They have several locations that lost books due to flooding during Hurricana Katrina. Donate funds, or send them some books!

Louisiana Library Association
421 South 4th St.
Eunice, LA 70535
Please make checks payable to the LLA Disaster Relief Fund.

Mississippi Library Commission
3881 Eastwood Drive
Jackson, MS 39211
Click on the link that says: Hurricane Katrina Damage to Mississippi Libraries

Accepting monetary donations:
ALA Hurricane Katrina Library Relief Fund
Make checks payable to ‘ALA’ and marking the funds for the