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I’m a mish-mash of thoughts right now and I have some random pictures to share (most that I took yesterday).

Yesterday I hit the 25 week mark with this pregnancy. I’ve mentioned to a few friends how weird it was to hit 24 weeks and not be consumed with thoughts of impending bed rest or the fact that baby would now be viable if I was to go into pre-term labor (both things I thought about when pregnant with the boys).

Yesterday morning I had a doctor’s appointment and got to hear baby girl’s heartbeat. I love that sound 🙂 I then spent time during “quiet time” researching infant carriers and strollers. Holy cow, I feel like a first time mom with all this uncharted territory!

I tried taking video of the boys trying to feel their sister kicking and the boys were more interested in making funny faces for the camera. I’m thinking trying to tape it may not work so well!

Last week I had a photography first. A friend of mine asked me if I wouldn’t mind snapping some pictures of her family, for use on a Christmas card! I said sure, scouted out a fun place to shoot and we set a date and time. I was nervous we were going to get rained out, but the rain stopped long enough for me to capture some shots of this sweet family.

I’m already starting to dread next week, which isn’t a good thing! The week will include Nick being away at a staff retreat for a couple of days, surgery to get ear tubes for all three boys (next Thursday) and then Nick working on his normal day off. Did I mention I’ll likely miss my triplet mom dinner (again) because of all this insanity? I promise, I’ll try to stay positive!

I wish I could figure out why there are several of you who see an overlap of the ads and my pictures! I’m truly stumped here. I’ve even tried shrinking my pictures more to help remedy it.

I never used to be a workshop or conference kinda girl (unless I was tagging along with Nick when his conference was at Disney World), but there are now two types of conferences/workshops I desperately want to attend… a blog conference and a photographers workshop. I wish one would be held in Kansas City! That would make my life so much easier. One of these days I’ll figure out a way to scrimp and save so I can go to one.

I paid dearly last night for eating pizza at 8:30pm. At 2:30am I woke up with heartburn. Curse you heartburn! I guess I’ve now reached the point in my pregnancy where I’ll have to watch what I eat and when.

I’m tired. Even though it’s only 9:15am, I am strongly considering a nap.

Random enough for ya?

  • October 28, 2010 - 9:50 am

    pam - If someone is looking at your blog on a narrow window, the pictures will be blocked by the ads. I’d move to a two-column format (put the ads in a widget above the “grab our button” one, and you should be fine.)ReplyCancel

  • October 28, 2010 - 10:10 am

    Nanette - This woman is a wonderful photographer – took my daughter’s senior pics when she was just starting out. They were beautiful and she has improved a lot since then. Anyway, she is now offering workshops in the KC area. There is one this Saturday but I am not sure if it is full or not. Check her out. http://www.allisoncarenza.comReplyCancel

  • October 28, 2010 - 10:42 am

    Andrea - I’m not sure if you have been thru the ear tube surgery before or not, but one of my twins has had it done twice, the whole procedure from start to finish is about 25 minutes. Its over before you even realize it. Or it was for us anyway! Good luck with your busy week!ReplyCancel

    • October 28, 2010 - 10:47 am

      Helen - We actually have not gone through it. The only surgery we’ve done was to have a hernia repaired on Chase last March. The only thing I’m really dreading are the hours leading up where I can’t feed them! LOL!ReplyCancel

      • October 28, 2010 - 4:29 pm

        Andrea - thats the tough part for sure! For us, Nathan had his surgery both times first thing in the morning, but he still wanted a drink, and he couldnt have one. It took him a few minutes in recovery to want anything, but he bounced back really fast! good luck to you and the boys!ReplyCancel

  • October 28, 2010 - 2:56 pm

    Emily - We loved our Graco snugride 35 and kept our youngest in it until he was about 13 months. I also have a becco Butterfly that I loved for my youngest as a newborn and still use it on my back for both my kids. We have a small fleet of strollers, none of which I love so if you find something great, please let me know.ReplyCancel

    • October 28, 2010 - 3:53 pm

      Helen - I’ve never heard of a becco butterfly! I’ll have to look that one up.ReplyCancel

  • October 28, 2010 - 3:43 pm

    Stephanie - Litlw Happys - Have you thought of any baby names that you like?

    No problems with the ads, but was wondering what happened to the super-cute background that your blog had before moving to wordpress.

    Great pics! the family pics turned out fantastic. Wish you were closer to me so we could have a photo shoot! 🙂ReplyCancel

    • October 28, 2010 - 3:53 pm

      Helen - No baby name discussions yet, but when we do decide we’ll likely keep it a secret (like we did for the boyS)!

      The background I had before was designed for blogger and couldn’t transfer over here. I’d love to cute this one up, but it’s going to cost me some money first (thus the ads on the blog)!ReplyCancel

  • October 28, 2010 - 10:35 pm

    Andrea - I have absolutely loved my Zooper Z-Street stroller. They no longer sell the model I have, but it has been a fabulous stroller. In fact, if you are at all interested, I’ll give you mine. My kids have out grown it, but I have loved it so much I’ve had trouble getting rid of it. (Darn emotional attachments to things!) It does show a bit of wear, but is still in good condition. I have a rain fly and a winter cover for it too. Send me a note if you’re interested. (My husband works with your husband, so handing it off should be easy.)

    I also love the family photos you took!ReplyCancel

  • October 29, 2010 - 8:31 am

    pop pop - beautiful pictures as usual Helen ! I am so glad that you can really enjoy this pregnancy ! I also wish we could be there to help you through next week 🙁ReplyCancel

  • October 29, 2010 - 3:07 pm

    Angela - Holy Cow those pics are amazing! You did a great job! And it must be weird this time around not having to stress about all the things we did with triplets! Very happy for you!ReplyCancel

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