I’ve been having weird dreams lately. Last night I dreamed that my brother had a traumatic brain injury that left him looking normal but mentally not there. It was terrifying. I woke up crying. I’ve heard that pregnant women often have vivid dreams so I’m not surprised, but I hope I don’t have too many like this.
If laypeople don’t love their Catholic faith enough to struggle for it in the public square, nothing the bishops do will finally matter.
-Archbishop Charles Chaput
So true. We have to stand up. The bishops are leaders, but they are also servants, and they are also such a small segment of the Church. We have seen that what they say doesn’t always sway even Catholics (for example, Church teaching on birth control). If we believe, we can’t expect someone else to change the world.
Here’s a breakfast idea that I swear, sounds gross, but was yummy even when I wasn’t pregnant: scrambled eggs with rice. I whisk two eggs, stir in leftover rice until the eggs are pretty much full of rice, and fry them up in a pan with a little butter. That’s what I had for breakfast today.
Thank you to my girlfriends here on my blog, and at Living the Sacrament for suggesting some increases in iron and protein in my diet. I have started feeling better already. Someone recommended the Brewer Pregnancy Diet, which I found does have a protocol for twins. I can’t imagine being able to eat everything on the twins plan in one day, but at least approaching it has been helpful this week.
I heard my husband say something I’ve never heard from him last night: “For some reason, I’m really craving pizza.” I know he likes pizza, but I’ve never heard him say he has a craving. I accused him of having pregnancy cravings. He didn’t think it was too funny, but I did. Now I’m craving pizza too. I’m pretty easily suggestible when it comes to food.
I can’t believe this year is almost half over. And my pregnancy is almost half over too! My doctor told me with twins he’d like to see me get to 36 weeks. On Monday, not only will it be the first day of the second half of the year, but I will also reach 18 weeks. It’s amazing. I would like to get further than 36 weeks, but still, I’ll be halfway to that.
I’ve been very busy at work this week, so I’m really looking forward to the weekend. It’s going to be something of a busy weekend, but I get to sleep in on Sunday. I hardly ever get to sleep in.
I hope you enjoy your weekend too! God bless you!
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