Monday, December 18, 2017

It's been a while.

Hey there,

It's been a while. And while I may have many excuses, it ultimately comes down to the fact that I have had other priorities. My absence is confirmation that said priorities are in the correct order. I'm a full time mom and a full time worker bee working from the hive I call home. It's challenging, as most things in life are, but I have another life I need to provide for. And I provide for her willingly, not begrudgingly. She is my everything. I love her more than words.

So, until I can find the time, you will continue to experience radio silence.


Thursday, April 13, 2017

Pregnancy Recaptured

There are many, many old wives' tales about pregnancy. Some of them I deemed semi-valid, while others were so far out there, well, they might as well have been coming from the aliens of Pluto. I didn't pay much attention to the majority of them, but I did decide to have a little fun with just one. For no particular reason, I had a strong sense that I was having a girl well before the reveal of the 20 week ultrasound. In an attempt to validate my feeling, I decided to try just one of the many gender tests that litter the internet. The Drain-O test was tempting, but I honestly didn't want to waste the money on something I didn't really need, so I went with The String Test.

The String Test
Take a sewing needle and thread it. Then, hold the string with the needle hovering over the middle of your baby bump and see if it sways side to side or moves in a circular motion. Side to side equals boy, circle equals girl. 

There was no denying it - there was a she creature inside of me. Ultimately, the ultrasound confirmed my feeling and informal test result, so the planning for a baby girl began.