I know there are quite a few of you regularly checking in, so this is just a quick post to say no baby. ;) I did get a lot done today though and am feeling good. Ava and I baked oatmeal/chocolate chip cookies and a pumpkin pie (to freeze) for Thanksgiving. I did some laundry and cleaned a bathroom. And then my sister watched Ava for a bit so I could go get my haircut. :) I hadn’t had it cut since July – eep! – and it was definitely in need. It’s nothing fancy – a chin-length bob – but it feels good toRead More →

Things I’ve found to do while waiting for baby: 1. Paint my toenails. It had the added bonus of being like a little workout with all of that stretching trying to work around my big belly. ;) 2. Cook, bake and then cook some more. I’ve never had so many frozen casseroles in my freezer in my life. 3. Clean. I keep wondering how many times I’m going to have to clean the bathrooms, sweep the kitchen and vacuum the livingroom before the birth. 4. Enlist Jody’s help in cleaning out the closets. He managed to fill a large garbage bag full of his clothesRead More →

Every time I head out to the grocery stores (Safeway or Vitamin Cottage) the past few weeks, I wonder if it’s going to be my last trip before baby. And because I’m in major nesting mode, I end up stocking up on more and more things each trip. If I end up going to 42 weeks before having this child, our house is going to be seriously bursting with food! Today I decided to pick up an organic cake and frosting mix (never tried one of those before) to make while I’m in labor so we have a birthday cake for baby boy. Ava immediatelyRead More →

LAST BIG HURRAH I went out with a bunch of mommy friends tonight for what will probably be my last big hurrah (i.e. night out alone) before baby boy arrives. It wasn’t anything fancy – just a get-together at a local pizza place – but it was nice to be out alone, among other women. :) Three of them brought me frozen meals for our family for after baby comes (yay!!), so I have more to add to my stash now. I don’t think I mentioned it, but we bought a deep freezer a couple weekends ago and I’ve been slowly filling it up. InRead More →

It’s amazing the number of things you never have to consider before becoming a parent – breastfeed or formula feed; cloth diapers or disposables; vaccinations; when to start solids; organic vs. conventional foods; public school, private school or homeschool; and, of course, if you are having a boy – whether or not to circumcise. I hope to write about my feelings, opinions and choices regarding circumcision and my son, knowing full well that everyone who reads this blog will not agree with me. I think that anyone who has a son will have their list of reasons for why they decided for or against circumcision.Read More →