End of October Daybook

Thinking: Of what to name our baby BOY!


Sara came up with the name Norvis and is dead set on it. Luckily we have 20 more weeks to really figure it out. 😉

Reading: Just finished All the Light We Cannot See for my Well Read Mom’s book club.  It was as good as everyone says it is! And since I’m a Fountains of Carrots groupie, The Awakening of Miss Prim is waiting for me at the library.  I also picked up Four Seasons in Rome, Anthony Doerr’s memoir of the year he spent in Rome.  Christy said it’s really good and I always listen to her.  🙂

Watching: Dave and I are watching Veep and it’s really helping our election depression.  It’s an HBO show so the language is like, woah.  But! No scenes, if you know what I mean.  I’m also itching to watch the PBS Hamilton special, probably all on my own because Dave has exactly zero interest.  And! Less than a week till The Crown!

Praying: For the election. For my Grandma. For my oldest, bestest friend’s brother who is battling cancer for the second time in his young (15 years) life.  He’s undergoing surgery on Monday; will you please say a prayer for him too?

Eating: Making Alton Brown’s shepherd’s pie recipe tonight! Thanks for the recommendation, Bonnie!

Trying not to eat the mini Snickers on top of the fridge… and failing.

Wearing: My fall/winter maternity uniform: leggings, sweatshirt tunic, cozy socks and slippers.  I ordered these using some super cash earlier in the week and I’m DYING to get my hands on them and up my cozy leggings game!


Action shot of my gestating perch and daily uniform.

Thankful: For the extremely kind and loving comments I received on my last post about my miscarriage.  As I mentioned in the comments, I’ve been feeling the hole in my family more, probably because it’s October and both of these littlest babies of mine’s stories are intertwined. As my pregnancy becomes more obvious (especially this week when we found out we are having a little boy) I feel the need to talk about the baby I lost because if I hadn’t lost that baby, I wouldn’t be pregnant with this little guy right now.  Anyway, thank you again, everyone.

Looking Forward To: Halloween! All Saint’s Day! Thanksgiving!  All the pounds gained!

8 thoughts on “End of October Daybook

  1. I juuuuust picked up All the Light We Cannot See from the library. It's sitting on the kitchen counter calling to me as I do all the other important things.

    I read Miss Prim specifically because Haley and Christy mentioned it in a podcast. It was fun to listen to them discuss it and know what was going on. 🙂

    And, Norvis is certainly a unique name!

  2. Ellen! I've been meaning to congratulate you because I'm so happy for your pregnancy, but also still so sad for your loss. It must be such an emotional roller coaster for you.

    And I promise you'll love Miss Prim. I put money on that book now! And I can't wait for The Queen! I'm finishing up the last season of The Good Wife so I can jump right into The Queen. And Paul doesn't like Hamilton but the documentary that he watched out of the corner of his eye from across the house sold him on it. That documentary is that good.

    • Thanks, Christy. 🙂 I watched the Hamilton documentary by myself and I was so impressed! I think Dave would have liked it, I should've made him watch it with me. I definitely want to read the Ron Chernow book. Did you read it?

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