More For 39!

It’s my birthday you guys! Today I’m 39 and am a little startled that I’m beginning the last year of this decade. I just don’t know how the last years have gone so quickly. I want to make sure I make the most of the year before I begin a new decade. I want more this year. More.

More Words. I want to write more words this year. In the last year, I’ve barely written here (did you notice?), and I’ve missed it. I want to read more words this year. I want to read good books and good online writing. Tell me what you read and what you think I should read.

More Movement. I am going to move every day. Walking, dancing, prancing (heh), every day will have some kind of movement. How do you move?

More Touching. We’re already a touchy family, but I’m going to make sure it happens. More snuggles with the kids, more kisses with my husband, and a self breast exam every month.

More Music. I love music, but I don’t listen to it as much as I’d like. I’m going to listen to stuff I already love and look for new-to-me music. And I’m going to share it with the kids. Tell me your favorite music.

More Watching. I want more movies and good television. I love being told a story and movies are one of my favorite ways for that to happen. What should I watch?

More Eating. I want more good food and food that makes me feel good. What good food do you indulge in and what food makes you feel good?

More Happy. All of the “mores” will, undoubtedly, help with this one. But! I’m going to search for happy. I’m going to facilitate it. If I’m not feeling happy, I’m going to figure out why and change it, or fix it, or live with it and move on. I want to know, what makes you happy?

If I can get more into my 39th year, I will be kicking off my 40s in a bad-ass place. I’d love for you to share what you want more of, and tell me what you think I should read, listen to, watch, eat, and do.

Pregnancy Update: Grow, Baby, Grow!

You may remember that I’ve been taking it easy because there has been some restriction in the umbilical cord to the baby. This can lead to growth restriction which could lead to having to take the baby early if she weren’t getting enough blood/oxygen.

We found this out four weeks ago, so William took over even more than he already does at home, I don’t walk any more than I have to, and I either sit down or lie down as soon as I get home from work. It hasn’t been the most natural thing for me to do, but we’re trying to avoid bed rest in the short term and a premature birth in the longer term.

We had a sonogram today, and the baby is looking great! Not only is she not growth restricted, but she’s measuring about a week ahead! She’s practicing breathing, really active, and her kidneys are still in the normal range. Even the restriction in the umbilical cord has improved. On a side note, she’s also got broad shoulders and a big tummy, so it’s good we’re already scheduled for a c-section!

Right now, we’re going to keep doing what we’re doing and we’ll see all the doctors every two weeks (and then every week in the near future). Thanks to everyone who has been keeping us and the baby in their thoughts, prayers, good vibes, etc. Keep it up!

 

 

 

 

Pregnancy Update: Keeping Us On Our Toes

This baby? She’s keeping us on our toes, y’all. When I was pregnant with N and T, I worried about normal things like birth defects, pre-term labor, whether they’d have two heads, you know the normal stuff. I also worried about the effects of gestational diabetes since I had the condition with both boys. I […]

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Cinnamon Brooms and Comas

Cinnamon brooms in the grocery store are how I know it’s time. The smell hits me like a wall every year. It’s so strong and it’s supposed to be pleasant, but it’s not, not any more. It used to be, I used to be excited when the cinnamon brooms were in the grocery store because […]

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Pregnancy: Halfway There!

There's a real baby in there!

I am completely convinced that you hit a time warp the second you find out you are pregnant and your life stays on fast forward forever after that. With that in mind I know I shouldn’t be surprised, but I can’t believe this pregnancy is halfway done! I’m 23 weeks on Wednesday and everything is […]

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Craftiness: Painted Frames for Photos and Art

Crafty Supplies

Like everyone with young kids (especially if they’re in daycare), we get a lot of artwork home from the boys. And I want to display it, at least for a little while. I’ve been looking around for inexpensive ways to do it (I’ve found a lot of great ways to display, but most of them […]

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Party Fun: Brown and Pink Baby Shower

Best Cupcakes Ever

My sweet niece, Michelle, had a beautiful little girl a few months ago; but, before that I got to do a few things to help make her baby shower pretty! Michelle wanted a shower that had some pink, but didn’t want it to look like a giant pile of cotton candy had exploded in the […]

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Are You Having A Boy or A Girl?

When I wasn’t being a crazy person worrying during the first trimester, I managed to perform several of the old wives’ tales for finding out the baby’s gender. Here are the results: The Ring Test: The ring made a very distinct circle over my belly, indicating a girl (although this one says the opposite gender […]

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One Trimester Down, Two To Go!

First Trimester Sherry

We weren’t exactly trying to get pregnant, but as my OB/GYN says, if you aren’t preventing, you’re trying. Why I Checked While we were in California in June, my skin was really good. Not a pimple in sight. I just wrote it off as the lovely water and relaxing. But, when we were packing up […]

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Happy, Happy, Joy, Joy!

Baby T Announcement Aug 2013

So, this is happening…

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