*To support this blog, this post contains affiliate links and I will be compensated if you make a purchase after clicking through my links. Today, I’m putting up a special post for those crafters and scrapbookers out there who have been waiting to get their hands on some cool Cricut stuff. As an affiliate, I get a special notice of all… Read more →
*This post contains affiliate links to CreateForLess.com I’ve been in my studio again, working away. This time, on some new Travel-themed handmade cards for Project Life. Summer gives us so many opportunities for new adventures and if you are a documenter of life, you know you’ll have more than just a couple of layouts to fill for the season. I absolutely… Read more →
I was slow to join Instagram. For whatever reason, I just thought adding one more social network to my life was too much to handle. But I was looking at it all wrong. When I did start using it, it was because it offered an outlet for my obsession with taking photos of (I’m just gonna say it) … flowers.… Read more →
Please forgive our lack of content while we are regrouping. This is just one example of what happens to your brain when you have babies: you forget a LOT of stuff, including but in no way limited to renewing your hosting account. Then one day, when you’re finally ready to unleash all of your stories and wisdom onto your readership, you wake up… Read more →
Baby falls asleep and I enthusiastically march into the shower. As the warm water hits my tired body, I feel as if I stepped into some forbidden exotic waterfall. I dab Pantene onto my hair and revel in this delicious opportunity to wash myself clean of all the baby puke that’s been spewed onto various parts of my body over the past … um, who needs to count how many days.
As I slather conditioner onto my strands, I hear a cry. Am I hallucinating? I always seem to hear baby cries whenever I’m more than a few feet away from him. I stand still, trying to tune out the noise of the water, intently listening for signs of Baby’s distress.
Nope, not hallucinating. Baby woke up and is now screaming his head off in his bassinet.
Ok, I reason with myself, maybe he will self-soothe and fall right back to sleep (yeah, right, dream on, lady). I proceed with rinsing conditioner out of my hair, quite frantically. Every second is precious commodity. I finish the rest of my shower routine in record time (yay), run out of the bathroom and head in the direction of the screaming child.
At the bassinet, my towel decides to slide off to the floor. As I pick it up and wrap it around myself again, I realize that one of my armpits is still unshaven.
Oh well, maybe next time. I get my screaming child, hold him close and kiss his head.
And in that moment, nothing else matters.
After my one-hour glucose screen test showed I was borderline with a result of 132 (the limit is 129), I got a call from my OB telling me I needed further testing. My initial reaction was natural, I believe: I was upset, a bit scared and worried about the consequences of developing diabetes. I read everything I could google on… Read more →