Every year I’ve taken not-back-to-school photos of the kids. It’s so neat to see how they’ve grown and their personalities shine through. I’m a little late this year but here they are!
And here are our past photos:
Yep, another book review! I usually try not to do too many close together but I thought this one would make a great buy for people taking car trips or to have on hand for rainy days while camping.
My son (he’s 7.5) really is enjoying this book. He loves jokes and we’re glad he’s learning some new ones that we haven’t heard 10 times already. Even though this is the “for boys” edition, my daughter likes it too. Laugh Out Loud Pocket Doodles for Boys is packed with pages of jokes and doodle prompts to keep kids busy for hours. It’s small enough to fit into a purse or diaper bag, so it’s perfect to grab on the go. There is also a Laugh Out Loud Pocked Doodles for Girls if you would rather that, though.
Do you have a young boy who loves jokes? Who would you pick this up for?
Disclaimer: I received a free copy of this book for review. I was not obligated to write a positive review; my opinions are honest and my own. Affiliate links are included in this post.
Yep, 29 weeks already. Actually, tomorrow I will be 30 weeks! How in the world did that happen? This pregnancy is flying by!
Overall, I’m feeling well. Sleeping it getting to be a bit trickier as I’m usually a belly-sleeper. But I’m not too tired (until the end of the day) and no major aches or pains. I’m feeling bigger than I remember being other times but Louis says he doesn’t think so. Baby is moving around tons, which is always reassuring. Really, I have nothing to complain about!
I just had a midwife appointment and all went well. I had my glucose test a few weeks ago and that came back fine. My hemoglobin was on the low-ish side so the midwife recommended I start taking some extra iron. I prefer to get Floradix iron supplement over iron pills. It’s a natural, vegetable-based drink that actually tastes pretty good. Because it’s natural, you don’t encounter the bowel issues that someones accompany regular iron pills.
When I came home from my appointment yesterday, my 4 year old came running, “Mommy’s home! Mommy’s home! Mommy, is the baby here now?!”
Cutie..I guess when I explained to him that the midwife was like a special baby doctor, he thought she was just going to give us the baby, hehe.
Really, that’s all there is to update! I’m still praying that the rest of the pregnancy goes smoothly and safely, and that the delivery will be safe as well. I’ll confess, I still do have random fearful moments of thinking something will go wrong, either now or during delivery.
Is anyone else here expecting? When are you due? I’d love to hear about it!
If a Mama wants a warm relaxing shower,
She’ll wait until the kids are all happy and then she’ll put on a cartoon. After all, 22 minutes is plenty of time for a 10 minute shower.
She’ll hurry to the bathroom and not bother locking the door because the children are all distracted.
She’ll hop in as soon as the water is warm, not wasting a minute, and wash her hair.
Before she rinses it out, the preschooler will come in the unlocked door, peek behind the curtain, and when he is told to leave will obey. He’ll also leave the bathroom door open so that the Mama freezes.
While she’s debating whether she wants to get out and shut the door, the baby will waddle in and start yanking at his clothes because he wants in the tub. He’ll also be crying.
It will have been a few days since the baby has had a bath so the Mama will think, “why not?”
She’ll undress him while trying not to expose herself to the cold bathroom air beyond the curtain. She’ll take off the diaper and while she’s wrapping it up, the baby will pee on the floor.
The Mama will drop the diaper and pull the baby into the tub but it’s too late. Oh well.
The baby will realize that he much prefers a bath to a shower. He’ll make this known by crying.
The Mama will struggle to move the shower head so the water isn’t spraying directly on the baby and while doing so, will spray the bathroom floor a bit. At least it’s the same place where the baby peed though.
Then she’ll wash quickly, having given up on a leisurely 10 minute shower. She’ll also wash the crying baby.
The Daddy will come searching for the prodigal baby just in time to wrap him in a towel and carry him off to be dried and dressed.
Then Mama will dress herself in the cold bathroom and wipe up the mess on the floor, carry the laundry to the basement.
She will be tired out and cold.
And if a Mama is tired and cold, chances are, she’ll want to take a warm relaxing shower….
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