My Vincent has developed a bad habit. He wakes up around 12:30 or 1:00 a.m. And he ends up in my bed for the rest of the night. I know I coddle this habit by bringing him in the bed, but I’m so darn tired, I’m at a loss for what I can do about it now. He thrashes around and claims the bed as his own, which doesn’t necessarily mean I get the best sleep. I guess I should start hanging with him on the couch and get him back in his bed…
Any of the other kids, I’d have let them “cry it out” a bit until they figured stuff out. But Vincent is so loud he will wake the neighborhood! And he knows by now that he need only be really loud really quick and I come running to fetch him. *sigh*
Whoa, I am 16 weeks pregnant today! yowsers! I don’t go back to the doctor until a week from Monday and I haven’t felt consistent movement yet. When I spent Monday cleaning bathrooms and such, I felt a bit of movement from the little one, but other than that, not much. I know it will come, but I’m getting anxious to feel all those kicks!! I guess I need to start the paperwork for my maternity leave. I decided I would take just 10 weeks this time and save my PTO time for days I need off for other stuff through the year. But being 16 weeks means I’m that much closer to my ultrasound. I probably will get to schedule it after my next appointment. Yay, I can’t wait!!
Here were my reasons:
- July 25 is a Thursday this year – people have a hard time coming to a extra Mass on evenings during the summer – especially if they don’t understand why it’s unique (It’s not like we have the advantage of everyone knowing about the Feast of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel or anything)
- The audience we attract in middle of the week is the “already on board” crowd. It’s good for us to hear no matter how we can (which is why so many of us sacrifice to get there in the middle of the week in the middle of the summer), but I, for one, would rather make sure the message was spreading, not just there to pat us on the back
- USCCB already promotes through an established “NFP Awareness Week” that week that we could “kick off” with a particular Sunday Mass or with all of the Sunday Masses (I’m not that picky…I’d be happy with just one of the Sunday Masses, but would be ecstatic if all of them “kicked” it off)
I closed off with, “Doing the Mass on the anniversary of Humanae Vitae is great…but very few lay people, in general, have an inkling of what it is, let alone why it’s important.”
I got a positive response from two members of the committee and then late last night a positive response from our pastor. Mainly he wanted to ensure moving the Mass to the Sunday didn’t interfere with the established Liturgical calendar and he’d research that. Since I mentioned the USCCB and NFP Awareness week in one of my reasons, perhaps we will be in the clear!?! I’ll keep you posted!!
Have a fabulous weekend and be sure to visit Jen at Conversion Diary for more 7 Quick Takes!