Thursday, April 19, 2012

Pre baby ritual

Reading. Apparently when I have days left before having a baby I go into crazy reading mode. I love to read. I always have and I'm sure always will. Most days I would much rather read a GOOD book than watch TV/movie. In fact, when I get a new book, chances are nothing will get done around the house until it's done. So it's a good thing I read quickly! 

Back to the ritual. A few days before Jasper was born, the new and final Harry Potter book came out. I wanted it BADLY but I didn't think I could justify spending $30 something on a book when I was saving every penny for having a baby at 21. Luckily I had like 4 friends who were quickly reading it and all offered that as soon as they were done it was all mine. It ended up being Drew's friend (who I worked with at the elementary school that summer) who was done first then it was all mine! It's a 700 something page book- and I read it in 3 days. I actually saved the last 50 pages or so do read at the hospital the night I went in to be induced (which led to the Harry Potter hallucination after the crazy med reaction I had.)

Obviously I didn't know it was a ritual then since it was my first babe. But then this time around I kept hearing about 50 Shades of Grey- and I've been so incredibly sore and tired that I don't want to do anything but lay in bed as soon as Jasper is in bed for the night, so with out knowing Anything about the book, I ordered the first one of the trilogy on my kindle Monday night. And ooooh boy was I sucked in. I stayed up till 2 AM reading (bad bad idea I know, but I've pretty much got insomnia at this point anyway)  and finished it the next day. So onto book 2. And then yesterday, started the final book of the trilogy. I read this one slower, taking more breaks because I didn't want it to be over. Sadly, today the trilogy came to an end for me. Sigh.

Now what am I going to do for the next three days? HA like I don't have plenty to do, laundry, scrub the house from top to bottom, finish packing my hospital bag, pack Jasper's bags for his sleepovers he will be having while we are in the hospital, figure out what we are doing with our dog while we are gone for 3-4 days, go grocery shopping so we actually have FOOD when we get home from the hospital..and the list goes on. So yes you see I have plenty to do, but all I really want to do is curl up in bed, or outside on the couch while Jasper plays out in the sun, and read a GOOD book and wait for this baby to make her appearance. 

 Sitting out in the sun, drinking ice water with frozen berries while reading a steamy novel- perfect afternoon while Jasper naps. 
 Ooh Mr Grey.... 
Have you read Fifty Shades of Grey? Are you as obsessed with Mr. Christian Grey as I am? Let's discuss! 


  1. I just downloaded it tonight, after hearing so much about it, I just have to read it now.

  2. Obsessed? yes. I seriously cant even stop thinking about him! LOL

  3. also my husband has no clue why i've been jumping him so much lately ;) I cant believe you managed to read the whole series without having that baby just from sex LOL

    1. very ironic since this is the last post before I went into labor :)