Archive for October, 2008

Wine before birth= Better Behaved Kids?

What do we think of this article,

Oct. 31 (Bloomberg) — Expecting mothers who have an alcoholic drink or two a week do no harm to their unborn children and may have sons who are better behaved, a study said.”


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Halloween and pregnant

Celebrate! Its Halloween,  its Friday, and its payday!

So this is my first Halloween pregnant. I celebrated by hitting up Goodwill. After dodging college kids picking out their costumes I was able to find a couple of cute things for the baby. ( organic muslin colored sweater with an owl on it, yellow sleep sac and a cute towely hooded thing with tags still attached! All for 5$!!!! )

Ugh, okay I know, I said I would not turn this into a pregnancy blog, but its the biggest most interesting thing in my life right now, so oh well… read on if you like, skip it if you want… I will be sure to prompt each pregnancy post with a pregnancy header.

Wanted to welcome a new blog, Informed Parents, Happy Babies that I have added to my blogroll.  Had the pleasure of taking a cloth diapering class at MoCo and loved it. Jesse and I will be taking an infant care class there as well as some birthing classes. Wonderful enviroment with supportive people, beautiful place! Very excited that I found this place to guide us through this crazy time.

When you become pregnant its like this foreign thing that happens- hard to explain- everyone has something to say and advice to give. I have never been pregnant before, so what do I know? But I have to say,  I have heard it all:

Enjoy your pregnancy, pregnancy sucks, are you having an epidural, what are you naming him, is your baby going to eat meat and drink milk, does it feel like an alien, motherhood is wonderful, use cloth diapers, cloth diapers are messy, you shouldn’t feel so tired, are you taking your viatmins,  is the nursery done, what on earth are you going to do with the dogs.’

WOW, is all I can say, when did something so personal become SO public? And I don’t mean the, ‘ how are you feeling questions,’ as its nice to know people care, but, every pregnancy is different, everyone has their own experiences and it may not be the same as what you felt or what you have heard.

I think that its important to take control of your own pregancy allow who you want in and keep the rest to yourself and family. I spent the first couple months trying to do that, but its hard, because it is such a monumental thing that is happening and everyone wants all the details.

In any case, moving on… can I just say, Jesse is SO excited about the baby he can hardly contain himself.He has been puttering around the house fixing things, cleaning, laundry etc like a mad man. I LOVE it.

This weekend my goal is buying a crib. Stay tuned for that adventure…

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Money and the holidays fast approaching…

Today, I looked at the calendar and we are almost done with October. Can you believe it ? Neither can I.

If my wallet could speak it would actually scream profanities about how everything is going up but the amount being inserted in remains the same. Groceries have gone up and our husband is now limited to meat twice a week and  me fish once every two. Designer coffee daily is off limits and we now return every can and bottle we come in contact with.

We will survive, my grandmothers both remind me of times that were worse. We live in a society where consumption is king and it is difficult to  not make that weekly trip to Target to peruse the shiny shelves and gather up items that will collect clutter or end up in a pile on the bottom of our closets. My new shopping fix is Goodwill, my kid is going to be a snappy dresser. I found a Hanna Andersen coat for 1.99$!

With the holidays fast approaching- apparently Newbury Street has hung their holiday lights- I am pondering what I will make for gifts this year. Last year I made nifty plants in mason jars, big hit so this year I feel like I have to top it. My husband and I are thinking homemade salad dressings as well as a few wreathes. For the kiddies I am making crayon wraps with coloring books.

How are you gift giving this year? Money saving tips ?I am all ears!

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Apple Picking

I love apple picking. Two weeks ago my husband, aunt and uncle traveled to an amazing orchard and we came home with 20lbs of apples. Check mygoodhouse for apple recipes.

Here are some photos from the trip!

My monkey man

A cat enjoying some grass



honey crisp apples

honey crisp apples

A lone squash in the apple orchard.
A lone squash in the apple orchard.

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Fake Babies & Potato Peelers

What? Wishing I had BBCAmerica to watch this! Reborn babies.

And this guy, wow.

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The Eco Pros and Cons of Obama

I know I said that I wasn’t going to get political, but hey its kinda fun and I am not too up on the Red Sox stuff. ( except for my cool kid hat.)

Found this article yesterday, The Eco Sins and Virtues of Obama. Did you know that Obama used to be a big time smoker? Now he only has a few. Interesting…

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The final debate

I think this pretty much sums up the final debate last night. McCain looking crazy and Obama just walking away thinking, ” I still got it.”

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