A Bump and a Blood Test

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Time for some preggo updates people! First off, I have a bummer of a new symptom going on, nerve and back pain. ¬†ūüôĀ ¬†This is really bad because the pain i’m feeling is eerily reminiscent of the pain I felt before my back surgery for a herniated disc in 2011. ¬†Read that story HERE if you are so inclined. During my last pregnancy I had very little issues with back pain and the discomfort I did experience was much later on. This time around it started shortly after the midway mark of 20 weeks Read more […]

Dirty Diapers, Delicious Dinner, and Doorbuster Deals

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We had such a nice four-day holiday weekend that going back to regularly scheduled life programming¬†has been¬†a little tough for me. A Monday that started off normally was made worse by an epic toddler tantrum post-nap. ¬†The Wee One’s meltdowns are completely typical behavior for his age but it’s still frustrating. ¬†It must be so difficult for him to want something but be unable to communicate what that is, and now that we’ve taught him “please” and “thank you” in sign language I’m pretty sure Read more […]


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Hello lovely readers and Happy Thanksgiving to those folks in the USA!   Guys, I’ve become such a holiday junkie in my (relatively) “old” age. ¬†I love it more and more each year! ¬†I can’t get enough of holiday music and I usually start baking cookies as soon as Halloween is over. ¬†I love family get togethers, holiday parties,¬†and browsing the holiday section in every store I go into to. ¬†The cold weather seems appropriate now and joy is in the air. Speaking of joy, I’m so happy Read more […]

DramaLite: Pregnant Lady Down

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Does anyone remember the DramaLite series I started many moons ago? ¬† I know, I barely do too, but it was a series of posts that all shared something embarrassing about me. I find it’s¬†really important to be able to laugh at yourself, and being a klutz, I have many opportunities to do so. Let me set the scene. ¬†I’m out to lunch with a fellow mama friend and her¬†daughter. ¬†We are at a restaurant in the Mall of America. ¬†We are sitting in a booth. ¬†The kiddos have booster seats on the inside Read more […]

A Bump and a Blue Cupcake

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I have a new pregnancy symptom and it’s a weird one!! ¬†I cannot handle anything remotely spicy or my tongue feels like it’s on fire. ¬†Seriously, it’s like this awful burning and it becomes so distracting I can’t even finish my meal many times. ¬†Sure, pregnancy can affect¬†your taste buds and you may have cravings or aversions to things but this tongue on fire thing is totally new for me. Granted, I’ve never been a fan of spicy foods, I grew up on my mother’s cooking and she didn’t season a Read more […]

Our Nerdy Halloween

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The Wee One sported two different looks this year for two reasons, 1) it’s fun and 2) he needed a costume to wear to his party with his fellow toddler friends¬†because his other one didn’t make sense without The Cuz Man. First up, introducing Dr. Wee One. I was able to snap a few photos of him before he headed into post-op to meet with a patient. ¬†He’s a very busy man you know. The Wee One loved wearing his stethoscope, which we all thought he would get annoyed with but no, he he wore Read more […]

A Bump and a Birthday

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Guys, I’m running out of awkward plays on words using “bump” for blog post titles. ¬†Remember Bumpyland or Bumptastic? ¬†So last year, right? ¬†Haha. ¬†For this pregnancy each bump post will be A Bump and a something starting with the letter B. ¬†(The first one was A Bump and a Boy, the boy because I started taking bump photos with The Wee One each week.) Sooo I feel like I should share a pregnancy symptom update like I used to do. ¬†The thing is it all feels normal, and similar, and I’m not sure Read more […]

First and Last Vacation as a Family of Three

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For most people up here in da freezin’ north, a vacation means going somewhere warm, like Florida or Hawaii and sitting on the beach. ¬†For the classic, die-hard Minnesotans it means going to the cabin and fishing, hunting, or just plain relaxing. ¬†For¬†those with extra funds,¬†a vacation is usually¬†somewhere far away like Japan, Italy,¬†or Dubai to experience new cultures. For me, a vacation means leaving my house overnight and eating out as much as possible. ¬†The criteria being simple, and Read more […]

Repeat, Not Again, and Try New for Baby #2

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So I’ve heard two major themes about having a second child. ¬†One is that your life is complete chaos at the beginning and two, that it’s actually not that bad. ¬†Or rather, its not as tough as going from zero children to one. ¬†It makes sense because zero to one kid is a bigger life change than one to two kids but I guess I will have to wait and find out. When your second (or third, or fourth) child enters the world, you are a more confident parent, and you have figured out what works for you Read more […]

The Wee Two is a…

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BOY!!! ¬†Yep, we’re having another sweet baby boy and we’re¬†so very happy. ¬†It’s the first time we’ll have brothers in many generations on my side and brothers aren’t very common on The Scottish’s side either. I have to admit I thought I was having a girl (silly pregnancy dreams and obviously¬†wrong instincts) and I was looking forward to buying girly clothes and experiencing something new, but really, every child is so different, it’s ALWAYS new. ¬†When I look at The Wee One, I know Read more […]