Tales From the Nursery

Tales From the Nursery: The Toddler Years

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Scrumptious Snacking Tip #1

Yummy apple slices with peanut butter! It’s a great snack (and healthy too!) for adults and children alike.  It’s definitely a good pregnancy snack (especially if you have gestational diabetes – this satisfies your carb/protein


No Fairs :(

It’s no fair that I’m not going to the fair. See, this weekend is our County Fair, which we usually go to each year.  Admission is free, so we can wander around and grab carny


Coping With Gestational Diabetes: The Beginning

I have got to stop procrastinating and write about this already.  Heck, dealing with gestational diabetes (aka GD) is one of the reasons I wanted to blog about my pregnancy.  It seems like there


Baby’s First Wardrobe, Part 2

Back to see the dresses, huh?  I’m finding it waaaay too much fun to shop for a little girl.  Brian is also starting to find shopping for her to be quite fun.  It is


Baby’s First Wardrobe, Part 1

So, we (well, mostly I) started to buy a few outfits here and there before we knew we were having a girl.  Now that we know we’re having a girl, we’ve purchased fewer gender


The Amazing Bouncing Belly

This morning I was able to experience something amazing.  For several minutes I could actually see my belly bounce and move as babygirl kicked and punched. I’ve thought I’ve seen my belly jump a few


Things I’m Fearful Of As A First Time Mom

It’s normal to have worries and fears throughout pregnancy.  Especially as a first time mom, there’s a lot of unknowns out there.  I do know that some of the things I’m fearful of or


You Know You’re A First Time Mom When…

… at your OB appointment the doctor asks if you’ve started having contractions yet and your response is “I don’t think so…” … I was asked that this morning.  And … yes, that was my answer. Well,


To All The Pregnant Ladies (Video)

I saw this mentioned over at Babycenter.com yesterday and got a kick out of it.  I’m impressed with her moves… she’s 38 weeks pregnant in this video.  I was like, damn, I could barely


More Nursery Decorating!

This morning I decided to tackle a little more decorating.  Last weekend, Brian hung the wooden letters for babygirl’s initials.  Yesterday we went to Babies R Us to update some registry items (the stroller


Anatomy Ultrasound, Round 2

This morning we went in to finish the anatomy ultrasound.  I asked babygirl nicely to cooperate with positioning while we were driving to the appointment.  Thankfully, she listened. This time she was head down (I


Nursery Progress!

The holiday weekend was quite productive.  We did some good housecleaning (not just surface-get-rid-of-clutter-cleaning).  With the help of some friends, the nursery is now painted!  Brian also put together my glider, so it’s starting