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Pregnancy Tips & Advice ~ A Pregnant Woman Should Know Before Expecting Your First Baby

November 27, 2011 By: Lynn Category: Feelings, My Daughter, My Son, New Beginnings, Pregnancy

I can’t say that I am as season as some, but I do have two children of different sex’s and I would like to go over tips and advice a pregnant woman should know before having their first baby.

  • There’s going to be a crazy amount of horror stories that you will hear from other mothers.  DON’T think that it will happen to you.  Every woman is different.  Every experience is different.  Don’t let one mother’s story get into your head and determine what your birthing story will be.
  • Being emotional is COMPLETELY normal.  It’s mostly in the third trimester, that you are a walking crazy lady, but it’s normal just the same.
  • Not every women enjoys being pregnant!  We do not ALL glow.  I personally hated every minute of being pregnant with my daughter.  I felt like death crap ALL the time.  With my son, I enjoyed everything about it!   Our bodies are their own mind.  You will just have to go with it!!
  • Pickles are not everybody’s thing!  It’s funny, as soon as someone hears that you are pregnant, they automatically think that you want a jar of dill pickles with ice cream.  Give me a break we don’t all have cravings and we don’t all crave the same thing!! 
  • Some woman have the perfect basketball bellies, some do not…that’s all I will say about that.
  • Just because there are two of you now…doesn’t not mean you can eat for two….their is only you trying to loose the weight.  Be healthy.
  • Reading all the books out there does not make you a perfect mother.  It’s all about trial and error.  We all make mistakes.  All of our children have fallen off of a bed or two.
  • Don’t stress over every feeling that you body gives you.  Enjoy what you can, and if you can’t then don’t over analyze, take a nap and then revisit the situation.
  • You will have to pee all the time!  It will take more time to pull down your pants, dribble and wipe yourself then what will actually come out of you!  This will get very annoying, but not as annoying as still ”dribbling” yourself after you have the baby
  • Enjoy taking bath or shower.  It won’t happen very often when you have your new baby.
  • It’s over rated to get brand new things for the baby, example, crib, highchair, exersaucer…….they grow out if it in a heart beat.  If you can get the same things for second hand, you are smok’in with gas.

Being pregnant can be one of the most wonderful experiences.  Go with it, enjoy all the firsts, enjoy people rubbing your belly and guessing what you are going to have.  Basque in the glory that you are creating an amazing member to our society and your family. 

These are just a few thoughts do you have any advice for an expecting mom?  Did you experience any of the listed above?  What would you add to your own personal list?

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Life Is Like A Game Of Monopoly

November 16, 2011 By: Lynn Category: Feelings


At this time every year, I find that my husband and I are struggling financially.  It’s always a tough go.  We are trying to make ends meet and it is hard, it’s really hard.  We are like the majority or the world, living pay to pay and sometimes I feel like hand to mouth.  Everything is going up in price; food, gas, everything.  I find that sometimes the world is taking a hold of my neck to see how much I can take.  I know that my husband feels the pressure as well.  We try really hard not to let the feelings of stress subside to our children.  It’s the last thing that a young person should feel, is adult stresses.

I had heard a great example on a radio talk show and he was comparing the everyday financial stresses that people are facing to a monopoly game.  And it’s true.  Each property symbolizes a necessity, BUT once you run out of money then your game is over.  You can’t borrow money, you can’t share your properties, and only the rich can afford to put hotels and houses on the properties.  It truly does seem like the rich get richer and the poor get poorer.

It’s hard to be real about this topic.  It is an uncomfortable situation that everyone kind of buries.  You don’t want to tell anyone that you are broke because you don’t want to be judged and yet people don’t want to hear it because alot of the time they don’t want to or can’t help.  Circular stress.  Money make the world go round.

Are you and your family financially comfortable or do you find that everyday is a struggle as well lately?  Do you find that with the cost of EVERYTHING going up that you find yourself cutting back?

Leggings Are NOT Pants

September 14, 2011 By: Lynn Category: Feelings, My Daughter, Pet Peeves

For all of you ladies out there, that wear leggings, let me share with you….what the rest of us are thinking.  Leggings are NOT pants.

My daughter came home from school last year and informed me that there was a new fella starting in her class.  Yay for her!  I picked her up everyday at 1:30 (she was in Kindergarten at the time) parked there waiting for my daughter to come out,  I see the Ontario licence plate.  The mother gets out of her car parked behind me to go into the school.  I didn’t think much of it, she was a larger woman (not that I care) and considering how much work moving is I didn’t judge think anything about her right away.  She was wearing an a pair of leggings sneakers and a tight T.  So as the weeks went by, the EVERYDAY occurrence of this mother picking up her son up in her leggings was starting to get old.  I was mildly baffled that this woman was going out in public dressed like this.  But not only was she wearing leggings as an everyday occurrence she was trying to make them stylish.  Let me break it down for you.

DAY 1 (Monday) – First day of the week, she doesn’t want to try too hard, grey tights with a sneakers and a hoody.

DAY 2 (Tuesday) – Wants everyone to know that she exists a little, white, that’s right, white tights with a tight T and sandals.

DAY3 (Wednesday) – You’ll love this………tiger pattern tights with embroidery and black hooker boots that go above her knees!  Blouse and short leather jacket.

DAY 4 (Thursday) – Black tights with the double tank top look and thong sandals.

DAY 5 (Friday) – Dress up day, light pink tights with blouse, necklace and ankle boots.

On all occasions this mother is going into the school with all of these choices on and NO UNDERWEAR.  Not even a thong!

What I want to know is who told her that wearing leggings in public was OK!!!!  Doesn’t she have any friends that have her back so that she wouldn’t be laughed at. But really not even laughed at, people looking at her are astonished.  They shrug their head back with the disbelief that she could possibly allow herself to be humiliated like that.  Now I understand that people that are overweight feel as though they have less options, or clothing choices, but really she is about a size 18, that isn’t unusual with what our society weighs nowadays.  Where are the fashion police.  I feel sad that they haven’t been told that they are doing an injustice to their body.  To their class.

Just because they are the color black does not mean that they make you look smaller!  You do not look smaller, I just happen to see you cellulite easier now.

Do you personally know somebody that needs to be spoken to by the fashion police?  Do you know someone that wears leggings and it doesn’t flatter their body?

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