Wednesday, October 27, 2010

24 Weeks

 I have a folder full of pictures and blogs to write...however, these days it obviously just isn't a top priority.  Here is a picture of me...on my birthday (which was wonderful by the way)
at 24 weeks pregnant with a BOY! 

Baker won out.  I wanted to wait until the baby was born to find out the gender.  Baker...he didn't want to wait.  He had legit reasons and he saw during the ultrasound.  I however, did not see during the ultrasound.  Baker took me to breakfast and gave me the envelope with our ultrasound pictures in it.  I opened it and started bawling like a baby.  STUPID HORMONES.
I wasn't sad because it was a boy...we have talked about wanting another boy forever it seems.  I was sad because this is probably our last baby.  We have talked about 3, wanted three and now...we will have three.  But...there's this part of me that doesn't want it to be over.  And sitting there at breakfast, for the first time ever, Baker admitted that maybe we weren't done with three either.  That made it even more confusing for this hormonal preggo woman. 
We don't know what the future holds, but that's okay. 
That is part of what makes life stressful interesting!

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

My Birthday Wishlist

My birthday is later this month...and I always love to go shopping for fall clothes and shoes to refresh my fall and winter wardrobe.  However, this year being six months pregnant it's a little hard to go shopping for cute jeans.  I mean really...who wants to spend a lot of money on jeans that won't fit in 4 more months???  Not me!  And honestly, there's not many stores close by that carry cute maternity clothes.  So...I've been keeping my eyes open for gift ideas other than clothing. 

Our current camera we bought the weekend before Luke was born...almost 4 years ago!  It's taken a beating and I'm concerned it's gonna go out on me when I need it the most.  Meaning...right when the baby is born.  Ha ha!  So I've had my eyes on this updated version of our current camera.  On sale @ Costco this month! 
I've decided that watches are a great accessory.  And I luv the Fossil chunky watches...and I luv HOT PINK!  How cute is this???

 And of course a new purse always helps a girl feel cute and trendy!  This bag from Fossil comes in various colors.  I love the metalic silver.  And the purple.  And the red.  Go figure!

I use to have two of these Starbucks cups.  A venti cup and a grande cup.  I used them ALL THE TIME!  My kids loved using them too!  Unfortunately, both of them busted within a week or two of each other and I had to throw them out.  I was sooooo bummed.  I can't wait to get my hands on another Venti cold cup.  And seriously people...I know there are TONS of other companies making these cold cups in cute prints.  But it's not the same as the real deal.  Just so we are clear. 
PS - I have visions of taking this cup with me to the hospital.  Big plans for this cup.  HUGE!
About a year ago my MIL introduced me to Philosophy skin care.  Up until that point I was a very faithful Mary Kay skin care follower.  I saw a big difference in my skin.  I the philosophy skin care!  This is the skin care set I tried and loved.
 This particular vitamin C serum is awesome!  It reduced the redness in my face, evened out my skin tones and softend my skin.  This stuff rocks!
 Smallest, but certainly not least is my most favorite chapstick EVER!  I love mint and I love how it feels on my lips.  One chapstick seriously last me a year or more.  I gave this to Baker in his Christmas stocking one year...found it a year later unopened and took it back for myself.  He totally missed out.  Oh can find it @ Bath and Body :) could I forget this awesome fragrance by Philosophy?!  This fragrance is light and smells like a mixture of vanilla and yummy!  I love the fruitier fragrances and I've had my eyes on this one for almost a year now.

There 'ya have it.  Whether you wanted to know or not...those are some of my birthday wish list ideas. 

Sunday, October 10, 2010


Be sure to visit my SIL's blog ...and hurry!  She is giving away a purse!  Not only that, she's doing giveaways all during the month of October, so be sure to check back often!

This might be a great time to start thinking ahead for Christmas gift...heh???!!!

Check out this great giveaway by a long time ago friend of mine from junior high! Win custom made notecards for yourself AND a friend!

nesting instincts: no more chemo - let's celebrate with a giveaway!!!...: "beautiful Audrey, age six Our sweet little friend Audrey is now six years old and is in the first grade. Sounds pretty normal, until I ..."


Monday, October 4, 2010

What Kind of Mother Are You?

I was blog hopping the other night...when I ran across Steady Mom's Blog and her post on being an Introverted Mom. 
She included a link to a little quiz you can take, so I thought to myself...why not?
Here's THE LINK if you're interested and want to take the quiz yourself.
And for your enjoyment - these are my results (as provided by

Your type is: INTJ —The “Individual Integrity” Mother

“My kids are better off arguing their own point of view than telling me, ‘But everyone else is doing it.’”

Individualistic and independent, the INTJ mother is both a role model and teacher of how to be an individual and live life with integrity. She is introspective, defining her own success from within, and generally confident in her decisions. She is unlikely to be persuaded by her children saying, “But all the other mothers are doing it.”

The INTJ is competent in providing for her children’s basic needs, but she is likely more focused on developing their self-esteem and confidence. Observant and insightful, she puts great importance on independent thinking and self-sufficiency, yet she is comfortable providing protection and boundaries.

Self-motivated and intense, the INTJ works hard and takes life seriously. As a mother, she lives for those moments when she can impart knowledge and offer her children perspectives on life and important issues.

If you take the test, let me know what your mothering style is.  It made me look at myself a little more realistically and realize that the strengths I see in other moms don't necessarily mean that I'm lacking in the motherhood department.  God made us each unique and knew just what type of mothering our children would need.  Isn't that awesome?  I definitely need to be reminded of that from time to time...and I bet you do too.
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