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January 9, 2017

Although the blog has come to an end I wanted to share my birth experience and introduce the newest member of our family. My due date was December 23rd and at our doctor's appointment on the 27th we decided to go in to be induced the next morning. I was nervous at the thought of being induced but ready to have this baby.


Hello, Goodbye!

December 27, 2016

My due date has came and gone. Although I am glad to not have a Christmas baby I am more than ready to get this show on the road. Currently I am three days overdue, I have another appointment tomorrow and I am guessing at which point we will schedule an induction.


Waiting Game

December 16, 2016

I have to admit that pregnancy has been pretty easy for me. I didn't have much morning sickness and what I did have was in the evening so it did not interfere with work. Over all I have felt pretty good and considering what some others have to go through I feel I have no room to complain. What I am finding the most difficult, besides picking a name, is the wait.


Big Brother and Sister

December 13, 2016

In our family our pets are considered just as much part of the family as everyone else. We currently have one cat named squirrel and our dog, Dallas. Squirrel is more half cat half dog. She has that independent personality of a cat, yet we are fairly certain she thinks she is a dog. She is at the door waiting for you when you get home, loves to go outside, and even fetches. Dallas is the baby of the family, spoiled and always wanting attention.



October 26, 2016

Fall is here! What this means to most people is going to see the leaves, pumpkin spice everything, sweatshirt weather, and maybe some tailgating. What it means to me is Harvest. Harvest in my world is the end game, it's what I have worked all year long for and I get to see how I did. It is a giant report card. It is also a non-stop, run er to the ground time of year.


The Name Conundrum

September 26, 2016

I have had a list of names started for over a decade, as time would go on I would cross some off while adding new ones. As friends and family started having kids names had to be crossed off if they were used, while others got cut for becoming too trendy. Needless to say more names have been cut than added. Our list is short, and the ones we agree on shorter yet.