Wil Wheatons response to a little girl on how to deal with being called a nerd – YouTube

This clip (link below) is awesome. Our little girl will most likely be a “nerd” (considering who her parents are) — so this is something I want to hang on to and show her when she gets older… it’s just such a great response. Thanks @wilw


Wil Wheatons response to a little girl on how to deal with being called a nerd – YouTube.




It’s A Girl!!!

The early ultrasound was pretty clear — and confirmed all of our early suspicions. It’s definitely a girl!! And since I’m ridiculous and have been extremely anxiously awaiting the all-clear to go buy cute outfits… we promptly made our way over to Babies R Us for their clearance sale. Now our little girl has some seriously cute things to wear when she makes her appearance 🙂

All my DH wants to buy is a gun 🙂


Thoughts on a recent article about the “Mrs. Degree”

I first want to say I do not agree with most of this woman’s points/ideals, however, one thing she said stuck with me and I felt the need to comment. (quoting “Princeton Mom” Susan Patton)

However, feminism has taken a turn to the dark side. Feminists have become antagonistic. They’ve become bullying of women who aspire to traditional roles, women who want anything for themselves different from what the feminists, the very strident feminists’ doctrine, is directing them towards.

via Should Women Go to College for Mrs. Degree? ‘Princeton Mom’ Weig – ABC 8NEWS – WRIC | Richmond, Virginia News & Weather.

I agree with her on this point, as I’ve been on the other side of this antagonizing my whole life. Whenever someone asked what I wanted to do or wanted to be, my answer was always “wife and mother,” because that is the only thing I have ever wanted to do. And I’ve been looked down on for years for that answer. People were taken aback and gave me “that look” every time I told them my aspirations.

There is absolutely nothing wrong with wanting to be a housewife and mother. There is also nothing wrong with being a career woman. My point is, just because I didn’t ever want a “career” or strive to be big in business or science or anything else, that doesn’t make me any less smart. And I wish people would understand and respect that.

That is all.


Graco : Harness Buckle Recall

It’s been getting plenty of press, so this probably doesn’t come as news, but just in case you’d been living under a rock — Graco has recalled many harness buckles on various car seats. Check the link below to see if your car seat model is listed, and if so, you are able to file a claim for a new buckle.

Graco :: Harness Buckle Recall.

We lucked out — just bought our travel system last month and luckily it’s not included in the list.


First Trimester = No Blogging

So I created this blog fully intending to contribute to it at least a few times a week, documenting my journey into becoming a first time mommy. However, what I did not know, is that the first trimester might as well be a coma. I feel as though I got absolutely nothing accomplished for 3 whole months.

Now, I am blissfully in my second trimester. The mind-numbing exhaustion and constant nausea has finally passed. Sure, I still have days where I do one load of laundry and feel like I can’t possibly do another thing (I hope that’s not just me), but overall I feel worlds better and have so much more energy. So now I feel like I can finally take this blog on the way I had intended to. Forgive me for not documenting any of my first trimester, but any of you going through it, or those of you that have been through it before, need no reminders.

I’m currently at 14 weeks now – we are due Sept 9th. My darling husband and I are dying to know whether we’re having a boy or girl, so we will definitely be finding out as soon as we can. Of course everyone – friends, family and us parents included – think it’s a girl. So I guess we’ll have to wait 6 weeks and find out.

My neighbor across the street is 5 months ahead of me, meaning that she’s about to pop and is scheduled for induction in two weeks. She keeps telling me that this whole time will fly by so quickly, but I’ve yet to see that. For me it’s going entirely too slowly. Not that I’m complaining about being pregnant, I actually love it. But I’m just excited to meet our little peanut! Based on our ultrasound below — anyone want to venture a guess as to what we are having?

Our LP (little peanut!) at 12 weeks

Our LP (little peanut!) at 12 weeks