Tuesday, June 26, 2012


Dear Jesus,

Please give me the patience that I need while learning how to get our little Peanut to latch on and feed. Help me to understand that he will catch on when you feel it is the right time for him to do so.


Make Good Art

An awesome inspirational commencement speech by Neil Gaiman.

Monday, June 25, 2012

Stretch Marks

Every time I look at myself in the mirror, I get sad and sometimes a little grossed out about how my body has transformed after pregnancy. Then I saw this picture online and it put everything into perspective for me. Now I make a point to remind myself that my body is beautiful because it carried my little Peanut.

"A mark for every breath you took, every blink, every sleepy yawn. One for every time you sucked your thumb, waved hello, closed your eyes and slept in the most perfect darkness. One for every time you had the hiccups. One for every dream you dreamed within me. It isn't very pretty anymore. Some may even think it ugly. That's OK. It was your home. It held you until my arms could, and for that I will always find something beautiful in it."

Sunday, June 24, 2012


Hmmm...what habit do I want to change?

Saturday, June 23, 2012


I heard about this website from a blog. This is such a fabulous idea. Budge will help you meet a goal of yours by sending you reminders each day. The site is free while it's still in beta. I've decided to test out the Plank Animal and Flossing games. We'll see how it goes.

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Being Pregnant

I loved being pregnant. Watching your body go through so many changes so fast was fascinating. Not only does your body change, but the way people treat you drastically changes as well. They all mean well, but it's interesting to find out what begins to irritate you and what you love. Here is just a small list of what I began to observe during my 34 weeks of pregnancy.

  • People will automatically state the obvious. "Oh my goodness, you're getting bigger!" Really? I didn't notice. I had no idea that's what happens when you're pregnant. 
  • Everyone will all of a sudden know everything about what you should and shouldn't do while you're pregnant, and they'll vocalize it. "You shouldn't be drinking caffeine." "Deli meat is bad for you." "Should you be eating that? It has feta in it." I know that they mean well, but after awhile, it does get on your nerves a little. I truly believe that moderation is key. Have a cup of coffee if you really want to. Go ahead and eat that salad with feta in it. As long as you're not having a ton of caffeine everyday, I think you'll be fine. You know your body best. Listen to it. 
  • Almost everyone will ask you, "How are you feeling?"I would always answer that I'm feeling fine, but it seemed as if the person would be waiting for more details or they think I'm sugar coating how I really feel. Were they hoping I'd go into too much information and tell them that my feet are swelling, my sciatica is acting up, it's getting harder to walk around? I know the people mean well, but it was always a question that I felt awkward answering sometimes.
  • Becoming pregnant automatically enters you into this "Motherhood Sorority". All of a sudden every mother will talk to you about what it's like to be pregnant, the actual labor, and raising a child. I'm a pretty open person, so all the conversations that had a little too much information didn't phase me. You're about to embark on such a wonderful and huge change in your life. It's great to know that once you're pregnant, every other mother around you feels some sort of bond with you.

Overall, I loved being pregnant. If you're currently pregnant with your first child, enjoy the ride. It's wonderful.

Thursday, June 7, 2012

The Walk - Mayer Hawthorne

For the past few weeks, this song has been on repeat for me. I love it. Plus, when I play this song, it somehow puts baby Dylan to sleep. He must love the song too.

When I first heard the song on the radio, I thought that the group was a 60's group only to find out I was so wrong, once I used shazaam on the song. I must get their CD.