Halloween Trivia from Our House

1. I took  the kids to Cammy’s Halloween party at school. I was determined to not be That Mom, and I remembered to bring treats for all the kids.

2. I forgot to bring extra treat bags for all the siblings that would be there.

3. Gabby stepped on my hand during Story Time, […]

    Good Lord.....

    I stepped on the scale this morning, because I haven’t been on the scale in a few weeks and I was curious to see what it would have to say.

    According to my scale, I have already put on 3 pounds!!!!!!! WTF?!?!? I’m not even eating any more than I was– in fact, I’m […]

      So, I have finally scheduled an appointment.

      Yesterday I was feeling really, really ill. As I was reclining my seat even further in the car on the way home, I realized that it had become kind of silly for me to continue to ignore things. So I pulled out my cell phone and made a doctor’s appointment. It’s next Wednesday morning– […]

        It's Sunday night and I am wondering....

        My pregnancy symptoms seem to be increasing.  Is this encouraging? Neutral? Does it matter? If I’m destined to lose this pregnancy, how long will I have to suffer through increasing symptoms? I wish it was a few weeks from now, when a heartbeat would be visible or clearly not there, and I would know […]

          2 things:

          First, I have not yet miscarried. Whether the pregnancy is still viable I do not know, but my symptoms continue to increase. Dave thought my violent gag reflex this morning was just hilarious.

          Secondly, I told Cameron yesterday that he had a cold. Evidently, this is like telling him that he is a big […]

            Take this at face value, but...

            I am still pregnant. For now, anyway.

            What I experienced Tuesday night, for reasons that are TMI to go into, seemed to fit the pattern of my previous miscarriages. My doctor agreed over the phone, and because he is so understanding, agreed that I should just stay home yesterday and wait for the actual event […]

              That's the end of that.

              I lost the pregnancy last night, in the middle of the night. I’m a little disappointed but not really surprised– it’s my history to miscarry once or twice for each successful pregnancy. Dave is disappointed and I think he would try again immediately, but I say, this was such an unplanned shock, and we […]

                Well, Dave and I came to a decision.

                We had a long talk on our anniversary about this 3rd child thing, and we agreed that now isn’t a very good time for it; Dave’s in school still, and we feel like we have a handle on our life as it is right now. I have been thinking, maybe in a year or […]

                  The turtle

                  There is a saying at my office: “Lack of preparation on your part does not constitute an emergency on my part.” About a year ago, I distilled that into something more concise: “This is a YP.” (YP = Your Problem) Granted, that phrase actually came from my brother Jeff, but it’s a good phrase […]


                    Your cousin is marrying his Baby Momma next summer. All of the cousins in your family are very close, so you are all surprised that no female cousins are in the bridal party.  Baby Momma has chosen no less than 15 attendants, none of whom are related to the groom. Instead, she asks you […]

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