To Dwell

(yesterday afternoon)
Me: Can we hang out together tonight?
Hubster: What do you want to do?
Me: Nothing really.  I’d just like to dwell in the same room with you when we’re not asleep.

You know your spouse has been super busy lately when your idea of hanging out together is simply to dwell in the same room!

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Guess Who Was Playing With My Shoes Again?

A little something to make you smile today – C was playing with my shoes again!

Eating Right for PCOS

I’ve been doing a lot of Google searching about PCOS and the type of diet that is best for people with it.  By diet, I don’t necessarily mean a temporary way to eat to lose weight; I’m talking about diet as the lifestyle necessary for optimum health with this condition.  My goal is not only weight loss (though I am motivated by my doctor saying it’s “nearly impossible” for women with PCOS to lose weight), but optimum health because I want to give myself every advantage against the fertility difficulties that can result from this condition.  I want more babies, yo! ;)

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“Pregnant and I Know It” Music Video

I thought this was hilarious and had to share it with you all!  Enjoy!

Guest Post: DIY Baby Wipes by SupermomInTheMaking

Today, we have another guest post from my friend Rachel, from Supermom In The Making.  She blogs about the adventures of making it work with two hands and three babies.  Rachel is a mom to three children under the age of two, including 1-year-old twin girls.  Below, she teaches us how to save money by making our own baby wipes.  Enjoy!
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Finding Baby Clothes on Consignment

The midwest is experiencing an unseasonably warm spring (as in, temperatures 30 degrees higher than normal), and I realized that all of the shorts I have for C are a size too big.  ARGH.  Um, weather, didn’t you know that I don’t want to spend money buying C more clothes that he’ll only wear for a short period of time??!!

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BluePay Giveaway Winner

Congratulations to Heather Kelly!  You were selected via random.org as the winner of a $50 gift card of your choice courtesy of BluePay, your go-to resource for mobile credit card processing!

Thank you to all who participated in the contest.  Have a wonderful weekend!

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Our Week in Pictures

“Look, Mama!  Now I can pull myself up whenever I want, even when you’re not watching!”

“I also like to leave behind a path of destruction.”

On my shopping spree to find new clothes to flatter the new body shape that C left me with, I found what I think will become my favorite dress of the summer season!  Please excuse the awkward self-portrait-in-the-bathroom. ;)

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Another Scary Step in the Right Direction

C and I had the best morning together yesterday.  We went to our newly remodeled Target (don’t even get me started on how excited I am about it!), had a lot of fun playing and laughing together and then I enjoyed a vanilla latte and he took a 2.5-hour nap.

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Review: Boogie Wipes

Disclosure: An Amazon affiliate link is included below.

Ever struggle to get the crusty boogers off your sick child’s nose?  I certainly did.  C would get so angry with us when we tried to wipe his nose.  He’d flail, kick, cry and shake his head wildly.  Then I remembered hearing about how great Boogie Wipes are.  My practical side was skeptical – wouldn’t a wet washcloth work just as well?  After fighting C for two days during his latest cold, I decided to give the Boogie Wipes a try.

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Non-Slimy Finger Foods?

Do you know of any healthy finger foods for a 10-month-old that do not have a slimy texture?  I’ve been brainstorming for days, but haven’t come up with any fruits or vegetables that wouldn’t be slimy!

C is very particular about texture.  He doesn’t like to have anything sticky or slimy on his hands.  I gave him some bananas last night and he angrily flailed his arms and gave me the stink face.

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$50 Gift Card Giveaway Courtesy of BluePay!

Are you a business owner?  Whether you have a small or large business, are in retail or the restaurant business, BluePay is your financial gateway.  With BluePay’s wide variety of merchant services, secure payment processing and very competitive rates, you can’t afford not to check them out.

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My Son, The Investigator

C, investigating the red dot that our dishwasher projects onto the floor when it’s in use.  He is always trying to figure out how everything works!

A Struggle With Body Image

I’m kind of nervous to put this “out there,” because I’ve always kept my struggles with body image and weight very quiet.  But I realize that I’m not the only woman with this inner battle, so I’ve decided to just own it.

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C Loved Seeing His Cousins!

C was able to spend time with his cousins, ages 2 and 4, last week while we were visiting family.  I’m excited that C has cousins so close in age!  I think they’re going to have so much fun together growing up. :)

You should check out my sister-in-law’s blog, On The Night You Were Born.  She’s talented, and her writing is so real.  Love her!

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March Living On Love Challenge: My Mantra

Lacy at Living on Love announced her monthly challenge for March: create a monthly mantra!  I found mine in the “Fitness” category of Pinterest, but it really applies to more than one area of my life right now.

Courtesy of http://wanttobehealthynhappy.tumblr.com/

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I’m Considering Clean Eating…

Pinterest has introduced me to many things, one being clean eating.  I had never heard of it before, but basically it’s about putting only natural, nutrient-rich foods into your body.  You eat lots of fruits, vegetables, lean meats and grains and rid artificial ingredients (including anything genetically altered) from your diet.  This article from the Huffington Post provides a great intro to what clean eating is.  The Gracious Pantry is a great blog resource as well.

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C’s Favorite Toy

The kid loves doors.  He can spend 10 minutes at a time just opening and closing a door.  What a little weirdo. ;)

What is your child’s favorite household toy?

Uh-Oh, My Son’s as Anal as I am…

Hubster has always enjoyed playing games to annoy me, such as putting one pen out of order in my line of pens or tilting a folder so that it is no longer at a 90-degree angle.  Yes, these things do bug me.  It’s true – I’m very anal about my things.  I like everything to be orderly, in a straight line/angle/pattern.  So it was pretty hilarious when I came out of the bedroom to find that my 10-month-old son arranged my shoes like this:

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Mucous Man and His Trusty Sidekick, Coughing Kristin!

We went to visit out-of-state family this week, so what does that mean?  It means that we got sick as soon as we got home, of course!  Here’s C, the Mucous Man, and his trusty sidekick, Coughing Kristin:

25 Before 25: Read a John Grisham Novel That I Haven’t Read Before

I adore John Grisham novels and can devour one of them in a few days’ time.  Since C was born, I lost the free time and the concentration to do so.  I’m so happy to say that I’ve completed #1 on my 25 Before 25 list and just read “The Litigators” over the weekend!

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Sensory Bottles

DIY Sensory Bottles

My Pinterest addiction has introduced me to several new ideas for fun things to do with C, including making sensory bottles for him.  I had a lot of fun browsing the aisles of my local craft store for fun items to put inside of these.

Sensory Bottle Items

I came up with some glitter, confetti, pom poms, dice, beads, and ribbon.  Did you notice the awesome “C” ribbon?  I couldn’t resist!

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Skyping With C

Here’s a picture my mom took of C skyping with Hubster and me.  I love that we get to see his face even though we’re miles away from him right now.  Isn’t technology awesome?!

 

You’re Doing Okay, Mom

One of my Facebook friends posted this video, and I loved it so much that I wanted to share it with you all. Enjoy. :)