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33 Weeks Pregnant

on Jul 23, 2011

Best Moment of the week: Well, the week started out ok! My friend Amanda came over on Sunday with her sweet 7 month old, Ethan. Carter loved “baby Efan” and not only doted on him, but also didn’t freak out when Mama held him. This is the third baby we’ve successfully avoided a meltdown with, phew! Let’s just hope he does this well with his brother! We had a fun day on Tuesday, going to the aquarium with the Wesley Chapel Moms’ Group, then having the Hansard family over to our/their house for a trip to the pool and pizza dinner. But then…. Epiphany of the week: I am officially not Superwoman. I think it was a combination of a lot of variables, but Wednesday my body rebelled against me, and as much as I’ve tried not to let my pregnancy slow me down, it turns out that I really need to slow down. From lifting Carter up and down a million...

31/32 Weeks Pregnant

on Jul 16, 2011

Best Moment of the week: 31: We had a fun trip up to Brooksville to “Clare’s house” (which Carter repeated all the way up there!) where my friend (and soon-to-be-tenant) Jen’s family is currently staying. Her daughter Clare and Carter have already gotten to be good buddies, and we also played with her son Jackson and the other Jen and her kiddos Noah and Jack. We also had a fun trip down to Bradenton to see my friends Lisa and Kori and the gaggle of kids between them, Celine, Donovan, Brendan, Charlotte and Holden. Carter, Brendan and Holden are within a few weeks of each other, and they’re finally at the point that they can all play “together,” kind of, at least! Best of all was Thursday, when we had our sonogram! When we first got there, Collin was flipped around backwards and we couldn’t get a good look at his face (though the reason...

30 Weeks Pregnant

on Jul 3, 2011

Best Moment of the week: We had a great week! We made more new friends on Monday with a “Jen and Kids” get together on Monday (there were three of us!), had a great time at the aquarium with Meg and Hunter on Wednesday, got to hang out with Auntie LeShayne and Carter’s “cousins” Tori and Tristan on Friday, then met the adorable Baby Fischer afterward…what a cutie pie, great job, Auntie Erin!! I think the best moment, and quite possibly the most scary one, was deciding to rent our house out yesterday. I think I mentioned Jen from California in my last post…she and her family decided after looking at some other places to rent ours instead. We had to take a bit of a “pay cut” to make it work, but I think it will be worth it to avoid dealing with a property manager and to have nice, normal (and really, wonderful!) people living in our...

29 Weeks Pregnant

on Jun 26, 2011

Best Moment of the Week: We made some new friends! I unofficially met Jen through one of my moms’ groups…she was moving here from California and had some questions about the area, and I answered them for her, and we’ve been emailing back and forth ever since. Now it’s a few months later, and her family has arrived in the Sunshine State, so she and her sweet kiddos came over for a playdate. Jackson is 3.5 and was perfectly content watching “Myna Mo” on TV while the little ones played, and Clare is 22 months old so she and Carter had a blast! We always love making new friends. Epiphany of the week: My friend Sasha from one of my playgroups is pregnant, too, and she’s due in November with her second son. She just announced that she’s naming him Collin! We both got a good laugh out of our similar taste in names, so there will be TWO cute new...

28 Weeks Pregnant

on Jun 18, 2011

Best Moment of the week: A fun day out at the Aquarium with my moms’ group. I tried out Carter’s “leash” for the first time since he’s been so active lately and I was nervous about having to chase him around when I’m so pregnant. (I swore I would never be one of those parents who put a leash on their child, but there are a lot of things I said I would never do as a parent that I totally do now…those of you who don’t have kids yet will understand this concept much more when you have kids…it’s totally a survival mechanism…for me, and for Carter, too!) Not only did he tolerate the leash well (it’s actually a little tiger backpack he can wear and a strap clips on and lets me hang on to him) but he didn’t run away from me, either. He held my hand most of the time and I just kept the leash as a backup plan that I...

27 Weeks Pregnant

on Jun 11, 2011

Best Moment of the week: Fun playdate at Carter’s girlfriend Abby’s house with my Mommy friends on Wednesday, and lunch with my ex-coworkers yesterday…always nice to spend good times with friends! Epiphany of the week: By golly, I think I must have passed my glucose test! I should have had a call by Tuesday if there was anything amiss, so even if they took their time, I think I would have heard something by now. I thought about calling to ask, but nah, I’m just going to be happy about the lack of news! Entertaining question/comment/story of the week: All courtesy of the Munchkin… Carter had his first really good swear word this week, courtesy of Mama. I don’t even remember what inspired it now, but Glenn and Carter were going upstairs, and I was closing up downstairs for the night. I think I dropped something on my toe, or stubbed my toe, or...