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GEE I DON’T KNOW WHY I’M EXHAUSTED ALL THE TIME.

GEE I DON’T KNOW WHY I’M EXHAUSTED ALL THE TIME.

When I say this baby is a busy baby, I’m not kidding. (excuse the crappy quality of my BlackBerry video.) (Also, I can’t figure out what exactly it is that she’s doing at the end- that weird, pulsating movement. I don’t know if she’s tapping her foot or sucking her thumb or dancing to some… KEEP READING »


Little Miss Attitude

Little Miss Attitude

Sometimes it’s subtle, but it’s always there.


getting ready to get ready

getting ready to get ready

If you follow me on Twitter or read yesterday’s blog post, you know that the past few days involved a lot of UM, AM I IN LABOR?-type panic around our house. The good news is: not in labor. The bad news: after 2 days of time-able but never-closer-than-10-minutes-apart contractions, a doctor’s exam this morning confirmed… KEEP READING »


cheap entertainment

cheap entertainment

When you’re up with Maybe It’s Labor/Maybe It’s Not contractions every 10 minutes from 3am until 7am (pretty sure it’s not real… yet.) and then you have to keep a 3 year old occupied and entertained until dinnertime by yourself while you also make sure you have clean underpants, just in case you have to… KEEP READING »


hockey puck rattlesnake monkey monkey underpants

hockey puck rattlesnake monkey monkey underpants

So I made it through the weekend with Dan out of town without going into labor! Not that there was a real danger of it, but when your husband announces he’ll be a 5-hour drive away for 2 days when you’re 35 weeks pregnant? Crazy scenarios start running through your head. Scenarios involving birthing my… KEEP READING »


let’s all celebrate and have a GOOD TIME!

Maggie snippets

Maggie snippets

We were getting ready to go to Dan’s grandma’s house for an afternoon visit. Maggie asked, “Will the boy be there?” “The boy?” I asked. “The boy. David? Who lives downstairs?” She was referring to Dan’s uncle Dave, in his 40s, who has Down Syndrome. He lives in his own apartment, but nearly every time… KEEP READING »


celebrating our talents

celebrating our talents

A friend of mine on Facebook recently posted this question: “If you ask kindergartners who is a good singer, or good at anything, every hand in the class goes up. Why do we devalue ourselves so much when we grow up? C’mon–what are you good at?” HOW TRUE IS THAT. It reminded me of another… KEEP READING »


so I guess this means we’re… ready? maybe? kinda sorta?

so I guess this means we’re… ready? maybe? kinda sorta?

The room is nearly, officially, almost done. Done enough for pictures at least :) The furniture is all re-used from Maggie’s room- the crib and both dressers. We weren’t able to fit a glider in her room at our old house, so that’s a new purchase- SO EXCITED to have one this time! We didn’t… KEEP READING »


You Capture: everyday things

You Capture: everyday things

I had fun with this You Capture assignment- mostly because at any given moment, I can look around my house and there is just STUFF EVERYWHERE. Welcome to life with a 3 year old! it’s getting old, but it’s hanging in there riding in Princess style! I’ve been addicted lately. all the rage our poor… KEEP READING »


sometimes you gotta improvise

sometimes you gotta improvise

Today is Dan’s 31st birthday. We had plans to meet after work for dinner at the restaurant of his choice. Of course, there was a major snafu in the plans when Dan had to work a little later than normal and a tanker truck spilled some kind of substance on the highway, leading to house… KEEP READING »


favortweets, round #19

favortweets, round #19

burghbaby (blog) I am on my third wardrobe change of the day. I’m just like Cher, except without all the sparkles and butt cheeks hanging out. 12:01 PM Jul 3rd lanakila (blog) just put neosporin and a bandaid on andrew for the 39th time this week. how do boys make it to adulthood with any… KEEP READING »


thar she blows (up her own house. with her belly.)

thar she blows (up her own house. with her belly.)

We were pretty spoiled with Maggie when she was just starting to toddle about the house. (toddle? that’s a word, right? the verb form of toddler?) Anyway. She’s always been a curious kid, but she’s also been cautious and careful (one of her first words: “CEEEAH-FOO!”) And she listened to us pretty well when we… KEEP READING »


You Capture: Summer!

You Capture: Summer!

When I was a kid, the biggest thing I looked forward to each summer was our trip to Kennywood. My mom mentioned over the weekend that it was probably because it was the only thing we ever did (not a lot of money available for ‘real’ vacations) and maybe she’s a little bit right. But… KEEP READING »


mission: LAZY ENTERTAINMENT

mission: LAZY ENTERTAINMENT

Having a three-year-old can be a challenge. Having a three-year-old who wants you to play games and ‘store’ and dress-up and house and go outside in the hot summer weather and be fun 24/7 while you’re 8 months pregnant? Exhausting. For the past 3 or 4 weeks, Maggie has been… not herself. It started with… KEEP READING »


I was going.

I was going.

Last year around this time, I bought a ticket to BlogHer. I had never gone before- never had the guts, or the timing wasn’t right, or it was too expensive. The fact that I’ve never been to The Big Blogging Conference is kind of crazy considering I’ve been blogging since the beginning of time. But!… KEEP READING »


I believe the word you are looking for is: WHOA.

I believe the word you are looking for is: WHOA.

This is what 32 weeks pregnant looks like: Do I look tired? Last week at my appointment, the first thing the doctor said when he walked in was “You look tired!” Um. Well. Do you SEE that three-year-old over there in the corner playing with that sticker book? Have you stepped outside lately into the… KEEP READING »