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This is a public service announcement...

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I am pregnant. I am grumpy. And I'm just plain not in the mood.

If you email me and I don't email you back one of a few things happened...

*either I didn't get the email.
*I didn't feel I had anything intelligent to say in response. (That's not me saying your email wasn't intelligent. That's me saying I couldn't come up with a response that didn't sound completely lame so I just didn't respond.)
*I'm just not in the mood to respond right now.
If you call me and I don't call you back one of a few things happened...

*I forgot to call you back. (Sorry, it happens. I'm only human.)
*I'm just not in the mood to call anyone right now.
If you have called, emailed or otherwise sent me smoke signals and I haven't not responded...
*It is not personal.
*I'm not trying to hurt your feelings.
*I'm not avoiding you personally.
*Odds are I'm avoiding life in general and that just so happens to include you..."life in general" is a rather broad scope afterall.
If you send me a care package, watch my children, make/bring me food or otherwise do some random act of kindness for me...please know that...

*I appreciate each and everything that has been done for me.
*I'm trying to send thank you cards but I prefer to make them myself and that takes more energy than I have at the moment.
*I don't expect you to do anything for me, however, I'm very grateful that you have.

If you are eyeing my cheesecake...

*I assure you that the calories are good for Tiny and myself. (The more I eat the more Tiny gains and a fat Tiny is a healthier Tiny should a premature birth take place.)
*I can also assure you that I am doing my best to balance the cheesecake with healthy foods like fruit and veggies.
*Unless you are my mommy, go eye someone else's Junior's cheesecake. :P

Hopefully this public service announcement will help to clear up any misconceptions out there.

Goodies, goodies everywhere!

10:18:00 AM Posted In , , , , Edit This 2 Comments »
The mailman is probably trying to figure out why and how I became so popular virtually overnight! lol But I don't care what the mailman thinks because I've GOT GOODIES! :)

I received another care package from my Due Date Buddy Merrilee. (I have a few due date buddies for those who are confused by frequent referral to them all. :) lol)

Here's the first bunch of goodies: strawberry sour punch straws, a pretty green bag filled with different chocolates, Nicholas Sparks - "A Bend in the Road", and the white rectangle is a battery powered fire engine toothbrush. Elliott Richard was very happy to take the toothbrush off my hands. lol Now he's obsessed with brushing his teeth! If we let him, he would allow us to brush them all day long. lol

More goodies! :)

We've got the books (I need to go take a better inventory.) which includes Lipstick Jungle, Trading Up, With This Ring and a few others I can't read/don't remember at the moment (Sorry.). In front we've got the candy - Reisens, the Sour Punch Straws, a Hershey's Cookies and Cream candybar and my little bag of chocolates. (You guys should have seen the look on Rob's face when he saw the Reisens! lol) You can also see Elliott's prized toothbrush next to the strawberry sour punch straws. :) Next to the toothbrush are some perfume samples. :)

And here we have the last of the goodies that Merrilee sent me. Yum. Yum. Yummy. Luckily she sent two packs of Riesens because Rob ate one pack himself. lol He was excited to see the Mamba's too. I've never had them before but they're really good. Kind of like softer starburst. :)

Thank you, Merrilee!

Are they precious?

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Aren't they sweet? I caught them napping in the "man cave" the other afternoon. Just wanted to share. :)

24 weeks

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What Tiny is busy doing this week: This is another big week for your magical growing baby! Just take a look at the checklist for this week: 1) ears: done; 2) fingernails: done; 3) (if you have a boy) testicles: taking their 3-4 day trip from the abdominal wall to the scrotum; and 4) lungs walls: secreting “surfactant”. What’s that? Well, surfactant is sort of what it sounds like: a surface-activated fat whose main purpose is to assist the your baby's little lungs during inflation (as in, filling with air, not getting more expensive). Just in case you’re curious, your submerged baby is still breathing in amniotic fluid, preparing and rehearsing the lungs an oxygen-filled life outside the womb. By the end of this week, your child will be weighing around 2 lbs and 14 inches long. Your cutie-patootie may even be a little more plump, but isn't anywhere near their full baby-fatted cute-self. Most of the “filling out” is coming up in that long awaited (and slightly dreaded?) third trimester. Woo-hoo! Get ready!

Well aside from the usual daytime hobbies of kicking mom, sucking thumbs, kicking mom some more and napping. lol We're almost in the third trimester now...Now we just bake, bake, bake and pack on the pounds. That's why the cheesecake (that my mother so graciously keep trying to save me from) is so important. It keeps me happy, sure. But it will also help me to pack on some pounds to Tiny. The bigger Tiny is at birth the best chances Tiny has at life outside of the "kiddie pool". It shouldn't be too difficult to get Tiny to pack on the pounds. Gavin weighed 8 lb 15 oz at birth - 4 days overdue. Elliott Richard weighed 7 lb 8 oz at birth - 4 weeks early. So I only make big babies. Hopefully this will hold true for Tiny as well.

I'm having a lot of contractions and cramping today. So I'm going to go watch some "mommy TV" and count the contractions to see if I should be calling Dr. D or not. Luckily Elliott Richard loves the baby shows I record because I can only take so many Noggin shows before I start to feel my sanity quickly draining away. lol

Bed Rest ~ Day 25

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Another day, another...well, day. lol

Rob let me sleep in for a little bit again today. Then I had two pieces of cherry crumb cheesecake for breakfast. That's right, I said 2 pieces! :) At this rate, Tiny is going to be huge by the time it's all said and done. lol

Now I'm just hanging out. Watching television. Getting ready to work on pregnancy journals and whatnot. Which is so much easier now that I have my lap desk. It also makes life with my incredibly hot laptop much easier.

I'm just in a grumpy mood today. Something just and funky. I hate days like this. I can't very well call Dr. D and say, "Hey, guys. I'm contracting but no more than usual but I just feel funky and off." There's nothing that can be done about funky and off. *sigh* I think today is just going to be one of those grumpy, hormonal, pregnant kind of days.

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