7QT #35: nursing, INFP, and names

Another busy week gone by, another chance to link up my quick takes with Kelly. How about it?

My and Kate's nursing relationship is slowly coming to a close. I can't pretend it doesn't come with mixed feelings - I'm sometimes amazed at how much free time I feel like I have during the day now, because we're down to just nursing twice a day at this point (when she wakes up and right before bed). 

But I'd be lying if I said that I don't miss how much she used to need me, all day every day, and now she's just this little independent squeaker who loves chomping on real food and can't be bothered with boring old mom.

I'm going to miss this view, nursing her in our rocking chair right next to our bed, but I'm definitely enjoying the newfound freedom. (Babysitters! who don't have to worry about our baby not taking a bottle! and date nights, and long excursions without needing to breastfeed, and and and...)

I promise, sometimes we make the bed...
I got a new iPhone - the 6! It was a very exciting and also frustrating experience at the Verizon store. As usual, it took forever - I think we waited 45 minutes before someone actually talked to us (grrr) but the newness of the phone and the fact that it doesn't strangely shut down every 3-4 hours for no reason was worth the wait.

David and I took a selfie to celebrate that the whole ordeal was done. Don't we look happy?

Haley at Carrots for Michaelmas wrote the piece that has stuck on my heart like crazy this week:

If you're one of the 3 people on the internet who don't read her yet, please please go read it - especially if you're a mom! I was in tears by the end because, HELLO, so real. So true. So everything right on point. 

Excuse me while I go reread it quick and then I'll be back. sniff sniff

This widget has been the most fun thing on the Internet this week - find out what your name would be right now (and for many decades in the past) based on Social Security data/popularity/math things.

Hannah was the 29th most popular name for babies in 1991 (if you do quick math you can figure out how old I am! yikes!), so therefore...
If I were named today, my name would be: Layla.
David's name would be: Ethan.
Other fun ones for me were 1960's name: Ann (my mom's name!), 1930's: Gladys (gosh, I think I'm adding that one to our ongoing babyname list, I just can't help it), and 1900's: Cora (always been one of my favorite names). 

If we had named Kate her given name (Kateri) in 1991, it would have been the 808th most popular name at the time, and today we should have named her Imogen. I also put in our two top choices for boys names (nope, not gonna reveal them sorry!) and the results were crazy! Super fun to play around with, though - I highly recommend wasting some of your Friday playing with it.

This link was also pretty fun - the definition of hell for each Myers-Briggs personality type.

I'm an ambivert INT/FP, but more towards the F side. And it was scarily accurate.

(Also, this comic came up when I googled "INFP comic." #truth)

I'm looking for some more nonfiction books to read - got any recommendations? I love fiction, don't get me wrong, but now that I'm not in school I like to occasionally pretend I'm doing something scholarly by reading nonfiction works.

Problem is, I have zero experience finding them for myself, and the internet hasn't helped much by the way of recommendations. I loved all of Malcolm Gladwell's works, and have already read Freakonomics, so anything in that vein would work - but heck, I'm up for anything, really. Hit me up in the comments!

This weekend we have a wedding (tonight), a state soccer game and bridal shower (Saturday), a high school graduation (my baby sister, WHAT), and a graduation party (Sunday). Oh and I'm going to try and get some crafting done for Kate's party, because it is next weekend. EEEEK.

Hope y'all have a lovely weekend.
Linking up with Kelly & the gang - head here to check out more!


  1. Simcha Fisher's "The Sinner's Guide to NFP" is funny. I love her writing style.
    I'm also reading "Then Comes Baby: The Catholic Guide to Surviving and Thriving in the First Three Years of Parenthood" by Gregory Popcak. It's pretty good.

    This isn't reading... but I got a "coloring book for adults" for my birthday... and it's AWESOME: Enchanted Forest by Joanna Basford

  2. Have you read "Animal, Vegetable, Miracle" by Barbara Kingsolver? That was an excellent nonfiction. It's taken me a while to read but I really enjoyed it. Also, since you're a blogger you may like this but maybe not. I've been reading "On Writing Well" and its pretty good considering its a book on how to write. hah!

  3. "Stiff" by Mary Roach! It's such a weirdo nonfiction book, all about cadavers and morticians but it is so so so interesting. Also it's pretty gross. But so interesting.

    Also please read "The Beekeeper's Apprentice" because I've plowed through book 1 and 2 in that series and I need someone to talk to about it.


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