Wednesday, March 21, 2012

I Recommend This Blog

I like to read some blogs and there are a few that I read regularly.  Today I read a really great post at 71 Toes that I wanted to share because it inspired me and helped me feel good.  I hope you like it too!  This blog is so great and so is the lady who writes it!  In case the link doesn't take you directly to the post I'm talking about, it's titled "being enough".  I just love what she wrote because I'm always trying to do better and sometimes it's hard when it doesn't seem like I'm doing enough.

Thursday, March 15, 2012


Yesterday, I went to see someone I hadn't seen in over four years: my obstetrician.  She did an ultrasound to determine my due date and printed out some images.  I was surprised at how far along she said I was - 12 weeks 4 days.  Because I'll be 35 soon, I have to decide if I want to have all those tests done to determine if baby has any problems.  Bah!  I really don't want to have go through with all that stuff but I guess it's good to be prepared mentally & emotionally.  Not that I think there should be any problems.

Baby is about 6 cm from head to bottom.  In the second image, you can see a hand.

I've had a lot more nausea than with the first two but otherwise I feel pretty good.  This will be my healthiest pregnancy yet since I've been eating healthier and exercising more regularly than during my previous pregnancies.  Yesterday morning, I did 32 laps at the pool.  I hope I can keep being physically active all the way until September 22nd!

Friday, March 2, 2012


Man, I'm terrible at this blogging thing!  I've been getting major insomnia now that Ellie likes to wake up at odd hours wanting to use the potty.  I don't know why I have such a bad time trying to fall back to sleep.  Part of the problem is I always end up thinking - one thought leads to another and before I realize it I've let my mind wander for two hours.

One of the things I usually end up thinking about is how I could write about this or that on my blog but do I ever actually do it?  No, because I always forget.  But, I do always think I would like to write more than just once or twice a month.  I'm not sure why I want to write more seeing as how my audience is tiny but I guess maybe if I did write more I might get more people interested in reading it.

Tonight my husband and I are going on a date!  We really try to go on them more often but it usually ends up being once a month (maybe twice if we're lucky).  It's really nice that we have a few baby-sitters to call on and the kids get excited about having a baby-sitter.  :-)

Our standard is going out to dinner and then seeing a movie.  It's pretty much the only thing to do around here, especially when it's cold and windy.  There are a couple of restaurants we really like - one is more upscale and pricey and the other one is cheaper and faster but still good.  The nice place was one we just went to on Monday night as a family (paid for by a work-related vendor!) so tonight we're going to the second one.  Yummy!  I can't wait to spend some one-on-one time with my honey!

If anyone has some fun date ideas, I'd love to hear about them!