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Archive for February, 2011

There’s nothing like a list

Thoughtfully penned on February 25th, 2011 and generally concerning E, J, Life with littles, Pregnancy, S

So, after writing about not being sure if I want to write, here I am again. However, I’m making a list because this is a bunch of random stuff.

1. I’m tired of the kids “blog names”. I have several reasons: Little isn’t so much my “little bit of girl” anymore and I’m realizing it more and more as we approach Kindergarten in the Fall. Boo – the boy received his name in utero before we knew whether he was a boy or a girl. We’ve never called him Boo; however, Boo (or Boo-Boo) is Baby Girl’s real-life nickname. Sometimes it gets confusing (to me) who I’m writing about. And then there’s Baby Girl…since we don’t know the gender of baby number 4 yet, Baby Girl may or may not be the “baby girl” anymore.

So, what am I going to do about it? Instead of changing their nicknames I’m going to go with single letter designations. Henceforth, Little will be known as “E”, Boo will be known as “J”, and Baby Girl will be known as “S”. And, for now, baby number four will be known as number four.

2. S is walking now! She decided about 3 weeks ago to let go and take a few steps. She’s been building up her “endurance” since then and is on her feet most of the time now. She looks so cute as her tiny little body toddles around.

3. S goes to the doctor again this morning to discuss her weight gain “issues”. At 13 months she weighed 16 lbs. 14 oz. and the doc was really wanting her to be at 17 pounds by then. We’ll see what we find out this morning.

4. I’ve turned that 16 week corner in this pregnancy and am feeling much better. Today is doc appointment day, and I am really looking forward to hearing baby’s heartbeat. I’m hoping we’ll have the big ultrasound 4 weeks from today and find out whether this tiny one is a boy or girl.

5. E and J are doing great. They are constantly making us laugh, making us smile, and making us question our ability to parent. Just as it should be with little ones, I suppose.

I think that’s all for now.

In an effort to get back to writing, I’d love to know if there is anything that you guys would like me to write about. Any questions for me, any ideas, anything you’d like to read about?

Blogging slump brain dump

Thoughtfully penned on February 24th, 2011 and generally concerning Uncategorized

It’s been over a month since my last real post. What have we been up to? A little of this, a little of that, a little of nothing very exciting.

There have been numerous post swirling through my head these last few weeks, but I haven’t had the energy or the desire to type them up. I thought I might be around here more once the craziness of the Fall months settled down, but, obviously, I was wrong. :-)

Maybe it has to do with the fact that I’ve been blogging for 5 years (4 here and about one on my pregnancy blog before Little was born). Maybe it has to do with being pregnant with baby number 4 and keeping up with the other 3 and all of our regularly scheduled activities. Maybe it’s just that I haven’t really had much to say.

I’ve been thinking through a bit of a blog identity crisis as well. I have three kids doing and saying cute things and another on the way, but as Matt said one day, after a while all the cute runs together; I just haven’t been inspired to record any of that lately. While I’m not really concerned about “readership”, I would like to write things that my (few) readers enjoy reading. And I feel like I write in several different styles and I’m not sure which direction I really want to go.

Anyway, all of that to say that I might be around more often, or I might not. We’ll see what happens. But know that we’re alive and well. It’s just me trying to decide whether or not I want to write.