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Friday, March 18, 2011

I won...What???

So, in my last blog I wrote about how stoked I was to enter all sorts of giveaways. If I knew how lucrative this hobby was, I would have begun years ago! Granted, I've had time on my hands to actually take the time to enter several different giveaway, and the more entries, obviously the bigger chances of winning. Here's just a list of items I've won in the last two weeks. I'm not bragging, I am just still in shock and super excited!

1. Glow Crazy- glow in the dark marker set for the walls. I'm setting it aside to re-gift for one of Charlie's bdays.
2. Chalkboard Tee- A t-shirt with actual chalkboard material so a bored child can doodle on her clothing.
3. Butt Paste- Seriously the only thing that works on CR's chapped bottom.
4. Ribbon Necklace- I wish I had a picture. I set it aside as jewelry for  CR one day.
5. EIO Kids Cup- Kind of like a sippy but without the spout. Supposed to be better for teeth.
6. $25 giftcard to
7. Children's Book- My Name Is Not Alexander
8. Home-sewn potholders- Very pretty with a Scandinavian design.

I realize that when baby #2 comes, I won't have time for this, but for now, it's what I like to do to relax. And as I told my hubby, if we actually use all these things as gifts and such we are saving money:)

My Growing Belly

16 weeks and kicking! Seriously, I can feel him already. Well, I guess you could call it more like "tapping" as they're not hard enough to feel like actual kicks yet. Not mush for craving or food aversions. Still have most of my energy. The only thing that makes me feel kind of queasy isn't even pregnancy related! Last week I discovered a lump under my arm that quickly grew, and another one popped up next to it. My husband told me to get it checked out, and apparently I have swollen lymph nodes due to some sort of infection. So the doc put me on an antibiotics, and I've been nauseated ever since. Well, it's only for a few hours a day, but still! Just when I was feeling better! Oh well.

How your baby's growing:

Get ready for a growth spurt. In the next few weeks, your baby will double his weight and add inches to his length. Right now, he's about the size of an avocado: 4 1/2 inches long (head to rump) and 3 1/2 ounces. His legs are much more developed, his head is more erect than it has been, and his eyes have moved closer to the front of his head. His ears are close to their final position, too. The patterning of his scalp has begun, though his locks aren't recognizable yet. He's even started growing toenails. And there's a lot happening inside as well. For example, his heart is now pumping about 25 quarts of blood each day, and this amount will continue to increase as your baby continues to develop.
And CR just woke up from her nap, so I will write more next week!


  1. That is great! Add one more you just one the Mr. Bo book from my site as well!!