This is rather timely considering my last post. My midwife mentioned at my last appointment that she had recently ordered this book – “The Biggest Bed in the World” – and today when we went for my 32 week visit, she had it in and let us take it home for Ava to borrow. :) It’s a super cute book about a co-sleeping family that keeps growing, and so does their need for a bigger bed. The daddy can’t seem to get a good night’s sleep with all the kids in the bed and ends up building the world’s biggest bed so the whole familyRead More →

This past weekend was a big one for Ava. We got her her own bed (off Craigslist) and her first big girl underwear! She hasn’t really started wearing the undies yet, but, in typical girl fashion, had to try on each and every pair when we first got them home. ;) She has, however, continued to use the potty regularly (when having naked time), and (TMI) I’ve only had to change one poopy diaper in the past 10 days or so because all of the rest has gone into the potty! Yay!!! Now that the weather is cooling off, I don’t feel as good aboutRead More →

Sorry for another article post today, but this information is definitely worth sharing, especially considering the number of pregnant women who read my blog. :) I hope to write a “real” entry again soon, but have just been busy (and tired) lately. ++++++++================================= Most Women Unaware of Key Nutrient Needed for Babies’ Development During Pregnancy Newswise — Most women are aware of only two of the “Big 3” nutrients considered essential during pregnancy and breastfeeding, according to a Kelton Research survey(1) sponsored by the Society for Women’s Health Research, a Washington, D.C.- based national advocacy organization. The majority of women surveyed know the importance ofRead More →

What a long, long, LONG week. Jody has been out of town (working at the “Googleplex” in CA) all week – left at 4 a.m. Monday morning and won’t be home until tonight. In the past this hasn’t been too much of an issue. Sure, I’d prefer he’s at home with us, but I’ve managed without him OK. This week, however, I think due to the fact that I’m getting towards the end of my pregnancy and am more tired, it was really hard being a single parent. Caring for a toddler, coupled with the fact that I’m trying to work on a newsletter forRead More →

My friend’s father was hit by a car on his way to get a newspaper in Indiana Wednesday morning. He suffered multiple injuries and passed away this (Thursday) morning. :( Thankfully, my friend was able to fly out from CO yesterday evening with her 4-month-old daughter (her almost 2-year-old son and husband stayed behind while he finished up some work) and I so hope she was able to talk to him/say goodbye before he died. This whole mortality thing is hitting me pretty hard. We think that our parents will be around forever, and when something so sudden and unexpected happens, it certainly can rockRead More →