Guess who decided to arrive early…

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Hi everybody!  Sorry for the abrupt absence this week.  A few of you lovely regular readers commented your suspicions that the wee one had made his appearance and you would be correct!!! Our sweet baby boy was born on July 22nd, 2014 at 3:45 AM!  Unfortunately, I started laboring Sunday night which means it took over 24 hours to deliver our bundle of joy but of course it was all worth it in the end and I have one hell of a birth story to share with you guys. Here are a few teaser pics: I’ll Read more […]

38 Weeks and The Last Time For Everything

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OR so I thought!  It’s looking more and more like baby boy is going to go to his due date or past his due date.  For week 38, I had this mentality that everything we did was for the last time, like our Saturday date night.  We actually had a really lovely meal and because they lost our dinner ticket and must have felt sorry about starving a pregnant lady, we got free appetizers and free dessert!  After dinner we took a walk, it was lovely. There’s also the last time I’ll do l laundry Read more […]

Regarding Clocks and Bunting

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OH MY WORD, is that the worst post title ever?  I think it must be.  Still, it stays.  (My creative title pool is low on water these days.)  And that reflection post I was working on?  Still not ready to share. Exciting and rare news, I have two projects to show you guys that were SO easy, really anyone can do them. Well except for me. I didn’t do either of them!  I was the brains the boss behind both projects instead. Remember when I shared my idea for putting up bunting in our nursery Read more […]

The Best and the Worst of Pregnancy

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To be perfectly honest, my mind is elsewhere friends.  I’m having trouble focusing on content for the blog because I’m so focused on becoming a mother, I mean, my due date is in 9 days!!  But I refuse to throw in the towel early.  I’m in the process of writing a deep reflection type post for Friday but I’m not sure when I’ll get back to editing it.  For now, please give me some wiggle room. And for those of you who like posts that aren’t super text heavy, this is for you.   What Read more […]

37 Weeks and Waddling

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As I write this post I am now less than two weeks away from my due date, how unbelievably exciting and terrifying at the same time!  But let’s back track to last week.  Week 37.  Up until recently, this meant I was full term but in 2013 new research changed the way we categorize those final weeks of pregnancy.  Now I’m technically considered early term. The new break-up is as follows (and this info can be found in many locations online): • Early term: Between 37 weeks 0 days and 38 weeks, Read more […]

Survey Results or “Let’s hear from our readers!”

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Happy Friday everybody!  Let’s go over some of the survey results.  In case you didn’t get a chance to fill it out, you can always go back to this post and do it now.  Responses always welcome! I had a decent amount of entries but definitely not as many entries as I have regular hits (readers) on my blog.  And that’s OK, I don’t fault anyone for not wanting to fill it out and to those of you who did, thank you so much! Sorry but I won’t be sharing numbers or percentages, mostly because Read more […]

This One Year

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It’s July.  Sometimes I can’t believe it’s already July and sometimes I can’t believe it’s only July.  We have done so much in such a calculated manner (moving will do that to you) that it feels like one year flew and crawled by at the same time. Since so much has happened since July 2013 I knew I wanted to record it for posterity’s sake. The Mother has heard that you should only do one major life change or event per year.  Sounds ideal but umm, I think we failed that a million times over. Read more […]

36 Weeks and Whining

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A bump update so soon?  Yep.  Remember when I said they’d be weekly from now on? This is the HOME STRETCH folks.  I’m now in the final month, the longest month, the most uncomfortable month.  As a blogger friend of mine put it, the last four weeks are the longest stretch of pregnancy but once your child is born, you blink, and they’re already six months old. I believe it! Since I want these last few updates to be as close to real-time as possible, I will count everything that happened in Read more […]

Nursery Reveal!

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And happy 4th of July to my fellow Americans!!  I’m actually hosting a small gathering at my house today for my family and the neighborhood families I grew up with, so I will probably have some pics of that to share next week.  After our pre-parade lunch party we’re all heading to the neighbor’s pool/grill-out party and I can’t wait for a chance to get in the water.  For some reason I have been craving a relaxing swim for weeks now (thank you pregnancy and warm weather). The Scottish and Read more […]

July Blogging Challenge

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So happy July everybody!  This is the month I’m supposed to have my baby!!  WHOO-HOO!!  Let’s hope that is the case.  For some reason I would feel so odd having an August baby after looking forward to July for such a long time, but we can’t really predict the future now can we? For now I’m trying to stay out of the heat, spend lots of time cuddling McKenna and The Scottish, and rest as much as possible.  It’s the calm before the storm, although I’m SUPER excited about the storm.  🙂 For Read more […]