Get your hands off me!

Why do people think that a pregnant lady's belly is public property? I have complete strangers and/or people whom I don't know very well touching my belly all the time. I am seriously making a t-shirt or two discouraging this behavior. I just saw a cute one on Etsy that said "I am not a genie bottle" but that's a little too subtle for me.

My shirts are going to say things like

"Just because I'm pregnant doesn't mean you can touch my belly"


"If you touch my belly, I'll touch yours"

or the big red circle with a slash through it (is there a name for that?) with the word "TOUCHING" under it.

Seriously, strangers, it really bugs me!

A Fine Line

I was washing the dishes the other night and had a thought--where do you draw the line between catering to picky children and doing nice things for them?  read more »


I didn't get into wearing my baby until number 4 was born, but it's a great thing! We still use the sling on occasions. I have been wanting to try the Ergo carrier for the next baby, and this morning, I found a contest via Erika's blog to win a free Ergo! Win a Free Ergo Baby Carrier from Along for the Ride Thanks Erika!

Out of the bag!

The cat, that is.

I told my husband first, my girlfriends next, and then my immediate and extended family. I still haven't made the news public at church, but I imagine I will only have to tell one person before everyone else knows.

Yep, I'm expecting number 5!

I'm due in October and I think I'm finally getting out of the first trimester nausea/fatigue/blahs.

Between the broken ankle and the pregnancy, I haven't felt much motivation to do much these last couple months. The spring weather will help with that, I'm sure!

Ouf of the mouths of babes

One of the responsibilities that the bigger kids have taken on since I broke my foot is making their lunches to take to school. Their school declares itself to be "peanut-free" to accommodate the allergic kids. They are allowed to take peanut butter sandwiches but can't sit at a "peanut-free" table and all classroom snacks have to be nut-free as well. Tuesday morning Frugalgirl1 was making herself a sandwich and I asked her if she really wanted creamy peanut butter instead of crunchy. She was quite distressed that I would ask her such a question, because in her mind, she was supposed to take peanut butter without nuts.

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