DFS: Week 10 and Do We Want a Boy or a Girl?

That all-important question is answered in this video.  Do we want a boy or girl?

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Closing Up Shop (Temporarily)

If you have read my blog for any amount of time, you would know that my life is pretty much all about dogs.  I volunteer with the SPCA, have two dogs of my own, and I pet-sit.  It’s that last one that I want to talk about today.

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I am the luckiest girl in the world to have the clients that I do.  These humans and their canine counterparts are some of the greatest friends.  They have prayed for us, hugged our necks, and cared for us through all of our pregnancy losses.

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The holiday season is a busy season for the pet-sitting world, and I’m sad to say that I won’t be participating this year, even though it’s for the best reason ever.  This was a really hard decision to make, even harder than the one to step down from volunteering at the SPCA.  But I’m really thankful that my clients understand.

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Of course, I fully plan to start pet-sitting again after the baby is born and we get all settled in, but that won’t be until next year.  So, until then, I will miss all my canine friends and hope they all have a wonderful and safe holiday season!

September Favorites

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This month has been so crazy.  The first half was filled with anxiety, and the second half was filled with nausea.  My productivity levels have been low, but I did manage to find a few favorites to share with you.

Over the last year, I have tried a lot of ovulation tests, but the Easy@Home Ovulation Test Kit seems to be the easiest and clearest test of them all.  And they are cheaper than any of the ones I bought in the stores.  Bonus!  This comes with 50 ovulation strips and 20 pregnancy test strips.  The only drawback is that the pregnancy test strips are not early testers.  So they don’t show up as pregnant until after your period has started.  I did have to buy some of those to get the early results.I mentioned this journal in one of my weekly check-in videos, but I really have been impressed with the quality of this Rifle Paper Company Journal.  One of the issues I have with a lot of journals is that the pages will stick together or I will skip over a page layout without knowing. But the pages in this journal are not thin, so it’s easy to see right where you need to be. They are a little more expensive – about 15-20 dollars, but the quality is worth it.

Other than that, the only other things that seem to be favorites this month are the few foods that I am willing to eat and keep down.  Clementines, peanut butter banana smoothies, oatmeal, and eggs are my basic regiment lately.  I have been eating a lot of carbs and fruit, but I know from past experience that this only lasts a little while, about 5-7 more weeks (but who’s counting 😉 ) and then my appetite will be back and I’ll be ready to indulge a little more.

I do have some food aversions, but I think I will save that for this Friday’s vlog!

Do you have any favorites this month?  Any advice on morning sickness?

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Week 6 Update and Doctor’s Visit

Forgive me for not getting this up at the usual time.  The morning sickness this week has been unreal.  I finally got some meds into my system last night, and they are working just a little bit today, enough to get this up and out to you!  I’m very thankful for nausea, though.  It is a reminder that there is a baby growing and developing!  In this week’s update, I went to the doctor and got to see something pretty amazing!