Building My Case

Building My Case

Well, I am slowly approaching week 14 of my pregnancy and I FINALLY think the glowing, happy, energetic, non-crying phase has begun.   Gone are the hysterics, the morning sickness, the 4-hour naps after work.   I’m able to keep food down and I’m wearing stretchy pants.   What more can a girl ask for? I’m feeling so much better and I can’t remember ever laughing so easily in my life.   I have always loved a good joke, but lately I seem to have a constant case of the…

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We Came, We Ate, We Conquored

We Came, We Ate, We Conquored

Well, we survived Thanksgiving.   The turkey was moist, the stuffing was spicy, the mac ‘n cheese was to die for.   There were no fires in the kitchen, nothing burned on the stove, and we were all still speaking to eachother when we finally sat down for dinner.   All in all, it was a great Thanksgiving. One of the things I was the most thankful for this year was the outpouring of support, prayers, kind thoughts, and encouragement from you.   I must have read your comments 1,000…

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HAPPY THANKSGIVING!

HAPPY THANKSGIVING!

Happy Thanksgiving from my crazy family to yours.   My (beautiful) sister, Ginny, is guest blogging with me today in honor of this family holiday.   Her (fabulous) comments are in ( ). Here we are in my basement being turkeys.   (Don’t you spell turkeys t-u-r-k-i-e-s?) And here is one with our mom.   We’re being Indians in this one.   (My mom is the Chief). So, wherever you are, whoever you’re with, I hope you are happy and healthy and thankful.   (Yeah.)

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The 24th Hour

The 24th Hour

“Could you hold this textbook up for me?” “What do you think I should do about this?” “What the…???” These are all things that you never want to hear your doctor say to you.   But wanna hear the scariest? “Katie, you have a genetic disorder that could result in mental retardation in your baby.”   Yep.   That’s definitely the scariest.   Pretty much doesn’t get much scarier than that.   And yet this is what my doctor said when she called me at my office on Friday. I…

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I’ll Kill Him.

I’ll Kill Him.

I’ve always wondered how crimes of passion happen.   How does someone who once loved someone else get to the point where they feel the need to take that person’s life?   And then I got pregnant and I understood.   Clearly, they at one time had to name a child together and then register said child for essential baby items. And then they killed the other one. As easy of a relationship as Chris and I have now, you would probably be shocked to know that it hasn’t always…

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The Family is Coming! The Family is Coming!

The Family is Coming!  The Family is Coming!

Hold on to your hats, people.   My family is coming to town.   That’s right.   My mom, dad, grandma, and sister are all spending Thanksgiving at MY house this year.   My mom, dad, and grandma get into town on Saturday morning, and my sister will get in on Wednesday night. To say I’m excited it kind of like calling the Titanic a canoe.   I’m so freaking excited that I just about can’t stand it!   Not ONLY are they going to get to see me and…

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The Downs That Picks Me Up

The Downs That Picks Me Up

First of all, I’m sorry for the delayed posting.   I try to be pretty regular, but this week I haven’t been feeling too hot and I’ve taken it easy in the evenings.   But I think I’m feeling better, so we’ll see how today goes… This morning I have to have a first trimester Downs screening.   Its a blood test and an ultrasound where they examine your baby for Downs Syndrome.   I’m sure to many moms, this is a really stressful test to have.   Everyone wants…

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How My Womb is Changing Me

How My Womb is Changing Me

Everyone told me when I became pregnant that I would go through some crazy changes.   But mostly, they talked about the crazy physical changes.   I was ready for those.   It seems obvious that with a human being growing inside of you that your body would really need to make some room, so I haven’t been really freaked out about that part.   But there are some crazy changes going on with me that are effecting my personality, and that has me a wee bit scared. First of…

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The Name Game

The Name Game

Everyone wants to know if this bambino in the belly is a boy or a girl.   We won’t know until around Christmas.   What a bummer.   But I have my thoughts on the subject, with or without an ultrasound. I have never had very good intuition and I’m not very “in tune” with my body, so I seriously doubted that I would be one of those people who just knew the sex of the baby.   But I think I might.   Since I have been pregnant, whenever…

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