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Week 35: The Home Stretch

Yes.  I am wearing Oscar the Grouch pajamas.  I have always loved him. One of the first songs I sang was I Love Trash.  What better way to acknowledge my Muppet love than with pajamas? I wish I had something

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Dear Dumplings — Week 33: I’m a Princess Of THIS Prairie

Dear Dumplings: Well, here we are at 33 weeks and 2 days.  I can hardly believe it.  It seems like just a short time ago I found out I was officially pregnant and now they tell me you could come

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Week 32: Surrender

Today marks the beginning of the week 32 in my pregnancy. I. Am. Exhausted. One of the things I am really having to learn is how to surrender.  Not just say it, but actually do it.  My body gives me

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Week 24: Yes, I Am Your Mama.

This is the longest I have gone without writing since I started writing regularly last November. There are several reasons for it (work, nausea, extreme fatigue) — I won’t bore you with the details.  I am going to post a

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Dear Dumplings — Week 23: Texas Our Texas, Your First Trip

Dear Dumplings: I have to start with some rather sad news.  Unfortunately, Depot the bird passed away during the night on the first and only night he spent with us.  The bird sanctuary thinks he had internal bleeding from running

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Dear Dumplings — Week 22: Your Daddy, St. Francis Of Woodland Hills

Dear Dumplings: I am not even sure where to begin.  I had a letter written in my head and suddenly there is an entirely different sort of letter to write.  Sometimes life happens like that.  You think it’s all going

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Dear Dumplings — Week 21: Mediocrity. Don’t Embrace It.

Dear Dumplings, Here I am again, at the height of mediocrity.  I am getting to your weekly letter on the last day.  21 Weeks today … 22 Weeks tomorrow.  I’ll try to keep it short since on Tuesday we get

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Dear Dumplings — Week 19: What Is Happening To Me?

Dear Dumplings: Here it is the very last hour of your 19th week of gestation.  This is your Mama’s busiest week of the year.  We are in Chicago at a conference called ASCO, which stands for the American Society of

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Week 18 — Tri-Two: Where Is My Community?

Wow, look how big that woman who looks like me has gotten!?!  The belly has definitely popped out this week and it’s pushing up on me. Jonathan just looks at me and says, “That’s amazing.  Beautiful.” I look at me

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Week 17 — Tri-Two: Happy Mother’s Day, Your Uterus Is Perfect

Your uterus is perfect.  Your cervix is great.  I think you can carry these babies to 39 nine weeks if you keep doing what you’re doing.  The way they’re growing you could have 14 pounds of baby in there!  Strong!

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Week 16 – Tri-Two: Interested. Always Stay Interested.

At the moment I feel like a complete failure as a mother.  Last week I did not write a Week 15 Dear Dumplings letter and there is really no way to go back and write one, since I will soon

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Week 15 — Tri-Two: Happy Birthday, Willie!

Willie Nelson has been on a loop in my house today.  It is, after all, his 80th birthday.  Right now I’m listening to Funny How Time Slips Away.  Ain’t that the truth? I’m also listening to the new Kenny Chesney

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Week 14 — Tri-Two: Are You There, God? It’s Me, Terry.

It’s funny.  I think back to when I read, Are You There, God? It’s Me, Margaret.  I remember it as the book about the girl who gets her period and is excited about growing breasts to fit into her new

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Week 13 — Tri-One: An Amalgam of Sorts

It’s official.  I am 13-weeks along and just when I thought I was feeling better, today happened.  I won’t bore you with the details, but it wasn’t pretty.  In all honesty, it would bore even me if it weren’t making

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Week 12 — Tri-One: My Husband Is a Saint

So here it is, the official 12 week photo.  Suddenly my tummy popped out like a small melon and I can no longer suck it back in.   I am nearing the end of the first trimester.  As of Sunday,

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Week 10 — Tri-One: Sometimes There’s a Bee in Your Bonnet

My official ten-week photo was taken on Sunday, March 24th.  We traveled to Phoenix all day Monday and I was unable to post, so here I am — typing from Phoenix. This past week has been full of ups and

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Week 9 — Tri-One: I’m Grateful, I’m Really, Really Grateful

This is my official week nine picture. I’m sure I haven’t fooled you — I really don’t feel well. The Dumplings are now the size of grapes.  They sure are wreaking a lot of havoc on my system for a

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Week 8 — Tri-One: Mourning With Gratitude

Here it is.  The official 8 week picture.  I am not eating too much more than I was before I became pregnant, but I feel as if I am doubling in size every hour.  My whole body feels heavier.  The

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Week 6 — Tri-One: An Unexpected Reaction

This is the longest period between blog entries since I started writing at the end of November, so I might be a little rusty.  Yesterday was the official six week mark for the dumplings.  They are now the size of

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