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"Put me in, coach - I’m ready to play today! Look at me, I can be centerfield..."

PJ enjoyed his first Phillie's game last night...and no doubt learned some new words from his Daddy! Thankfully, the Phillie's won, it was a gorgeous (if a bit chilly!) night, and all parties involved had a great time!

"Purpose, it's a little flame that lights a fire under your ass..."

The past week has been a slow one for me...brain wise! Which is why I wasn't blogging very much last week! I have loads on my mind, per usual, but have also been feeling the low energy of the third trimester. The lack of energy has been winning out, so my thoughts have stayed put in my brain.

Personally, I think that sometimes, the fewer of my thoughts that are out in the world, the better. But hey, you could totally be on E-bay or or even this page, instead of reading this blog (although I fully recommend the last one for a good laugh!)

That said, I am always glad you are here!

So, to set about the daunting task of unloading my brain, I'll start with the fact that I am 30 weeks pregnant today! That's 3/4 of this pregnancy down, and 10 weeks to go! I can't wait to meet this boy!!

The arrival of the boy, however, does not come without its anxieties, despite the fact that this is the happiest I have ever felt (despite the heartburn!). My working part time h…

"When I wonder what could make the needle jump the groove..."

In a weird change of events, I am so happy that it's Sunday! It's the start of a new week, all fresh and shiny!

Not that last week was truly horrible, it had it's up and down moments for sure. And I know that some people I love had an even worse week, with things ranging from asthma attacks to the death of a parent. Since I hate seeing the people I love go through tough times, all I could do was pray for them.

Comparatively, my week of relative blah-ness was not as bad. It was more the nebbishy effects of pregnancy making me feel tired/crabby/huge/uncomfortable, and thus, taking some of the bounce out of my step. Thankfully, I had a quiet, restful weekend, spent some quality time with both sets of parents today, and feel like tomorrow, I will feel a little more in touch with the world!

Tomorrow, I will be 30 weeks along- almost there! This little man has been squirming and kicking and pretty much making his presence known! PJ's kicks keep me going, and always make me s…

"Whisper in my ear a wish..."

Woo! I am tired!

Today ended up being a fantastic day! While Pete is off at the Firefighters Convention in Wildwood, I figured I would spend my weekend home, missing him, feeling fat! However, the day ended up being a great time- although I still missed Pete!

Pete's cousin Christine got married today to her longtime boyfriend Wayne. It was a beautiful day for a wedding! Since Pete is gone, Shelly was my date, and even though we got a little lost on the way to the ceremony, we got there in plenty of time to see Christine and Wayne be married! Wayne even wrote the song that Christine walked down the aisle to! It was a gorgeous song, but even if it hadn't been, how romantic is that?

After that, we enjoyed the reception, at what was by far the most fun table at the wedding- Shelly and I, Pete's cousin Greg and his sweet fiance Julie, and more cousins, Stacy, Heather, and Heather's husband John. Stacy and Heather, if their current careers ever run out, could be those people …

"Baby boy not a day goes by...I see you in my dreams..."

Oy. Today was one of those days.

Thankfully, I managed to stay calm and get through the things that kept insisting on tripping me up. That's a good feeling, even if the day was crappy!

I did not get a chance to get to the computer yesterday, but it was a much better day! I had my 28 week checkup- 28 weeks!! I am to the point where I go in for a checkup every other week! It's hard to believe I only have 11 1/2 weeks to go before I meet this little man.

Of course, I say "little man" euphamistically- I am measuring at 30 weeks, and although it's not cause for alarm yet, it could mean I won't have a 5lb,4oz baby like I was! That said, I felt the first slip of the ladder for my dreams of a natural childbirth! At our 20 week ultrasound, he was in the 91st percentile for weight!


But, big or small, he will get out of me somehow, and I just pray that he's healthy and wonderful when he makes his debut! And, you know. That my girl bits live to squeeze out anot…

"I'm still a rock star, I got my rock moves..."

A quickie tonight- sobbing over "The Biggest Loser" season premiere has left me spent! Well, the sobbing, and the continued cultivation of my girl-crush on Jillian!

Today was a pretty good day- the gals got off to school without a hitch, the weather was warm and breezy and lovely, and I enjoyed the afternoon with my husband along with an absolutely delicious 40 minute nap! It was a beautiful day, and thank goodness, since it's supposed to rain all week!

Rain works for me though, because it's been pouring for almost all of my pre-natal appointments, and they have all, thus far, been good! So I am hoping the rain will bring continued good luck for my appointment tomorrow, since I am going to do my glucose test, and get a RhoGam shot to combat my stupid negative blood type! So, loads of fun on tap for tomorrow,but it will all be worth it if PJ continues to be healthy!!

Keep my sister-in-law Shelly in your thoughts- she goes back to work tomorrow after the summer off, an…

"Frozen by the hands of time into a permanent Monday..."

This blog that I have been following posts a little web-get-together or sorts every Monday, and since I get to have a leisurely Monday morning today, and since the sun is shining and a cool breeze is blowing through my living room, I thought I would indulge in a little audience participation today! Why not?!?!?

So,here we go...

Since I am only the most dedicated of nannies, and a devoted work-a-holic, who has had a full-time job and, until very recently, a full- and part-time job, I am not finding my new status as someone who works part-time to be...well, amazing. All of this sudden attention I am able to give to my own life- i.e., keeping our apartment neat, completing my baby registry, not spending money on take-out because I am too tired to cook- should bring deep shame to the work-a-holic I spent so many years cultivating!!

Should, but kind of doesn't!

I also did not incur the wrath of my husband by scooping out the kitty litter box in my pregnant state. Despite the fact that Gor…

"I love you like a fat kid loves cake..."

Today was truly a perfect Sunday! I got to spend time with Pete, the weather was absolutely gorgeous, I got a few things around the house done, ran some errands, finally managed to get my sister-in-law Ann Marie's birthday present to her, and rounded out my day with a visit to Randi and Greg's to celebrate their daughter Natalie's 4th birthday!

Randi sweetened the invite by letting me know they were having a Sweet Eats's cake, but I would have gone over anyway!

Really! :-)

With all of the talk about change that I have been doing, tonight made me happy in the realization that I have had, have now, and will continue to have such amazing friends in my life, to share fun milestones like our children's birthdays, and even to share the times when life is hard. If you're lucky, your friends are the constant in a lifetime of changes, and the best you can do is to hold them to you as tightly as possible!

And now? Back to the VMA's! :-)

"I probably should mention the 7 things that I like..."

A few points to make:

1. Working part-time for the first time in years is making my days blur together a bit! It was amazing only having a two-hour workday yesterday, but now I feel like today is Sunday instead of Saturday!

2. I am entering a sort-of nesting phase, I think. I suddenly feel motivated to clean the kitchen! Start to organize PJ's room! Keep a well-stocked fridge! The problem is, the OCD freak in me wants it all done nownowNOW! But the pregnant lady can only handle one thing at a time. Today, it was the kitchen and a bonus trip to Target!

3. If I really am going to be home more, the quality of what's on television is going to have to increase exponentially!

4. If I can't see my bikini line anymore, can I just pretend it's not there? Or do I need to send a crew in?

5. Why is there loud music blasting through Collingswood at 10:37pm?

6. Pete and I need alot of things to come together for us this month, and it's already the 12th! So keep your fingers crosse…

"Feel it on my fingertips, hear it on my windowpane..."

Ah, a cool, rainy Friday afternoon!

Of course, the rain would not be quite as attractive had I not had a surprise afternoon off, as I did today! With that surprise came the luxury of not having to go back out into the wet when it was time to pick up my girls, so I am enjoying it!

My first week of part-time work turned out to be busier then I thought it would be! Having less time to be at work allowed me to run errands and do things around the house! The last time I had a part-time job was when I was 18, but I seem to be falling into the routine with relative ease!

One thing I managed to do was go back and complete our baby registry! With the exception of a few minor items, I think we are pretty much set with a complete list of things we are wishing for! I had no idea how overwhelming it would be- I have worked with babies for years,and yet somehow, walked into the store and became a complete retard! But, for my second go-round, I made sure I was well-fed and took my time looking aroun…

"That was quite a show, very entertaining, but it's over now- go on and take a bow..."

Does it make me a bad person to launch into a huge bitch session, despite all of my blessings? I feel like sometimes, I have no room to complain.I have people I love, friends and family I adore, a healthy boy growing away in my belly, and the income to afford a roof over my head and a phone that allows me to check Facebook. So, if I were about to heave a big sigh and start ranting, would that make a horrible, ungrateful person?

Well, if it does, tough taco's. It's my blog! ;-)

Aren't I sweet?

Ahem. was just one of those days I felt like I was off of my game, even though most of the circumstances surrounding the day were completely out of my control. Feeling like I am not 100% frustrates me, so this day may not have had a chance from the get-go! It started off with Ellie's bus never showing up! Another mom at the bus stop was nice enough to drive her to school,but that left poor Anna, resplendent in her new pink and silver dress, to be late for her first day…

"'Cause we are living in a material world..."


Pete and I made our way to Babies 'r Us today to set up our registry for PJ!

Turns out, Babies 'r Us is a pretty big store.

Despite all of my research, list-making, question-asking, and general lusting aftr all things baby, I quickly found myself overwhelmed.

Then I got hungry, and that was the end of that.

We'll try again tomorow.

"...I"m getting close, closer to the prize at the end of the rope"

In a rare turn of events, I am sad to see that it's Friday.

This week, I had a much-needed vacation from work, and what a sweet week it has been! I still have three more days off, but the end of this week feels like the white flag being waved at the end of a NASCAR race! It's time to pull the car over.

We began the week in Margate, since Pete was taking his NCLEX-RN Exam on Tuesday in Atlantic City. It made more sense for Pete to be in Margate, which is only 15 minutes from AC and allowed him to relax the day of the test, instead of having an hour drive there and back. Not that I can say he relaxed- he spent most of his time walking around the house, picking things up and putting them down again! But, he left to take his test and was gone for the afternoon,and I went to the beach, as you can see from my last post! :-)

Once he got back, all we could do was wait for the results, so Marla and Steve came down to meet us and we went to Maynard's for somefood, and stayed to play …

"We spotted the ocean..."