Saturday, October 31, 2009

Lazy Saturday ramblings

Last night while we were out running errands for our hopefully soon move, I had the bright idea that we should stop by the store and run in real quick (and by "we", I mean David ran in while I stayed in the warm car) and buy some bacon, hash browns, and eggs so we could have ourselves a hearty breakfast when we woke up this morning.

Nothing like a protein packed breakfast to grow some babies!

So when I got up this morning, I got started on this delicious feast I had planned.

Have I mentioned lately that I am pregnant?? Well, in case I hadn't yet, I am. (And very, very, very, VERY excited about it!!) But one noted side effect of pregnancy is a new onset of scatter-brainess (is that a word?) or rather, the inability to focus.

I will admit, I have never exactly been great with this when it comes to cooking pre-pregnancy, but it's multiplied by like 1000 now.

I enjoy cooking, I really do. It's just I don't enjoy the standing there...just watching it. Not doing anything, just WAITING for the next step. I don't do that part well. I have a tendency to get distracted easily.

This morning I had the bacon going, and had just put the measured amount of oil in the pan to heat up for the hash browns. Realizing this was going to take a few minutes to heat up, and given my inability to just stand there and wait (see above paragraph), I decided to sit down real quick and write an overdue thank you note.

Well, I got so into my card that I didn't really remember breakfast and the aforementioned oil until the smoke alarm started blaring.


It was bad, people. Bad. Bad enough to send my asthmatic husband upstairs for a bit while we attempted to air out the entire bottom floor of our house.

Ok, Kendra, you gotta focus here...I told myself. Once the pan stopped smoking, I added the hash browns to it and made a mental note of the clock to flip them in 4 minutes.

I did real good and stayed right there by the stove the entire 4 minutes.

Monkeys can learn.

I continued to make bacon, got the eggs going, and then finally it was time to flip the hash browns. I did so. Perfectly cooked! Hooray for focus!!

I made a mental note of the clock again in order to remove them from the pan in 4 more minutes.

Well, apparently I was feeling a little arrogant about my so-far-hash-brown success, and I decided I could fold a quick load of laundry. I mean, who can't fold a load of towels in 4 minutes?

Me. I can't.

Black hash browns.

Curse words begin to fly out of my mouth.

I decide I will do nothing further but devote myself to what's left of breakfast at this point. I dutifully stand over the stove and literally watch bacon and eggs fry.

A few minutes later, I take stock of my breakfast project: Bacon... browning nicely. Eggs...just sitting there. Hmm...what's wrong with the eggs? I turn the burner up a bit.

I am ashamed to admit that it wasn't until 3 more pieces of bacon had completed the entire cooking process before I realized that I had in fact turned on the wrong burner for the eggs.


By the time the eggs were finally done, the bacon and charred hash browns were cold.

So...yes, in answer to the obvious question plaguing all of your minds right now, yes I will only be answering to the name "Suzy Homemaker" from now on.

On a different note, all weekend my mind has been preoccupied with the knowledge that our ultrasound is on Monday.

Am I nervous? Not so much, but I always get a little nervous before our doctor's appointments.

Old habits die hard.

But it's not nerves that's on my mind. It's the realization that in less than 48 hours from now, we will have seen our beautiful miracles again, we will have (hopefully, God-willing) gotten a great report about their progress, AND we will most likely have found out their sexes.

Monday I will learn if I have daughters, sons, or both a daughter and a son growing inside of me.

I can hardly believe it.

There are still many, many moments during the day that this doesn't feel real to me. I can't help but think that knowing more about my children will help this whole miracle sink in all the more. Being able to refer to them by name...oh how I look forward to that.

I get asked a lot if I have a preference. The honest answer is no. David and I are so overjoyed with this pregnancy and our two children, we can not imagine being disappointed at all. Each of the combination options sounds exciting and wonderful to us. What we really want, from the bottom of our hearts, is healthy children. Hand to God. If for some reason they are not able to tell us the sexes on Monday, that is ok with me. What my heart truly desires is a good report, that both babies have all the parts and organs they are supposed to, and that everything is working as it should.

I can not imagine asking for anything more, and I can not imagine finding any more contentment in my heart than knowing my babies are healthy.

Two more days.

Happy Halloween to all!!!


Lori said...

I loved to hear about your breakfast experience. I truly could not believe it when I was reading that, because I burn everything for the exact same reason that you just described to me!! Then I end up not even being hungry for the meal that I have made (once its finally made lol). I guess patience is the key to our problem! I'm sure your breakfast turned out great though. Your post made me hungry for breakfast!!

I am so excited for you about your Monday appointment. I cannot imagine how anxious and excited you must be. I will pray for a great report on your little miracles. I cannot wait to hear more about your babies!!!

The Writer Chic said...

ugh. Your poor stove. The abuse you put it through. ;)

And I'm so eager to hear of your good report Monday. Maybe it'll ease my own fears, for us both. (I have my own on Tuesday, 9 am.)

I'm praying daily for you, and thankful for each day that God continues to honor the desire of my heart, all those months ago.


Heather said...

I am SOOOOO excited I can hardly stand it!!! Please post immediately! Praying for those babies and their sweet momma!
And I laughed at your kitchen fiasco....boy can I relate!!!

Heather said...

Praying for a happy, healthy ultrasound for you guys! I CAN'T WAIT to hear your news Monday... you will share, no?!?

Oh, and pregnancy brain is the worst! Um, I still have it, and my youngest is going on 15 months. Yeah.

Risa said...

You are funny...and I admire your ability to turn your seemingly tragic situation (?) into a funny story for us readers to enjoy! That is a talent. ;) Also, I always sense your sensitivity towards women who are waiting to get pregnant in your writing. It's very graceful.

I'm praying you have a great report on Monday and that you'll continue to have peace this weekend!

Lauren Kelly said...

Oh, girl.... just stay off of breakfast duty for awhile, haha!!!!! :)

Too funny!!!

I so cannot wait to find out what you're having :) :)

Becky said...

Oh I hear you! I have complete scatter brain episodes every day and it isn't getting any better! We should start a club or something...I know your ultrasound is going to go great, can't wait to hear how the babies are doing and what they are :)

Lianna Knight said...

This post REALLY got me tickled this morning :)

Looking forward to great news on Monday!

the name's emily. said...


And I would have eaten your delicious breakfast anyways. I'm sure it wasn't too bad.

P.S. they have biscuits and gravy here on sundays, and I tried them once, thinking, "Oh, Kendra made those for me once and they were SO YUMMY! I'll have to try them again!"
They didn't even come CLOSE to your biscuits and gravy :) In fact, I stopped eating them after the second bite!

Mary said...

I hear ya about standing there. But now that I have my iphone, I can stand there AND cook. lol

Can't wait to hear the news of 2 healthy growing babies--and if you find the sexes, YAY!

Amanda said...

I agree with Risa and Lianna. Your tragic morning was just what I needed this afternoon. I desparately needed a good laugh and I was laughing out loud as I picture your morning in your little one butt kitchen with your visions of a wonderful hearty breakfast falling apart right in front of you. This morning I was so frazzled I went to Wal Mart to get just a few things (mind you I had already been to Wal Mart AND Target this morning once!) while the big kids were with their mom. Cadence was acting up so much in the checkout line and I was late that it wasn't until we were back on the other side of town that I realized I had left the bread and mac & cheese in the carasuel at the checkout. Three trips to the store and not a single loaf of bread for lunch. Sigh. Hate to break it to you, but sanity and memory do not always return after birth.

Looking forward to a text message tomorrow after the ultrasound. The whole family is excited about your pregnancy- even the newest members you haven't met yet. :)

I love you Little Sister!

Vanessa's Dad said...

OK, Suzy Homemaker, you did not burn the house down, and we all appreciate that.

It's a beautiful Sunday, and I believe that will lead to a beautiful Monday. Enjoy.