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Mission 2015. Use It. Love It. Or Lose It.

We drank nothing … except a mug of hot tea.  The meal was, of course, Chicken n’ Dumplings.  We rang in the new year in front of the television.  It was rather pathetic, especially since I fell asleep at roughly

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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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Somewhere Between This and That.

The Internet is a double-edged sword. Especially if you are compulsively creative. Some days I read all of the blogs and websites I love and I feel invincible.  There is so much energy pulsing through my veins I can hardly

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Dear Dumplings — Week 20: Words Of Wisdom

Dear Dumplings: We’re half way there, can you believe it? Your Mama is getting quite the bump.  I can’t believe how much you have grown since last week.  It’s amazing, actually.  This week they tell me you are as long

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Things I Learned At ASCO … Again.

I’m sitting on the plane coming home from Chicago, listening to Brad Paisley sing Letter To Me, as tears stream down my cheeks.  Not because I am trying to remember all the of the things I wish I could tell

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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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Dear Dumplings — 18 Weeks: Remember, We Can Do This

Dear Dumplings: Today you have been doing back handsprings in my belly … at least that is what it feels like.  I posted my weekly pregnancy pic yesterday.  I am really starting to look and feel extremely pregnant.  We are

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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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Dear Dumplings — 17 Weeks: HEADSTANDS in yoga!!!!!

Dear Dumplings, Week 17.  We saw you in Dr. D’s office on Tuesday and he said you looked perfect.  I still think you look like aliens, but cute aliens!  Very cute aliens.  Harlow, I think you have your Daddy’s nose.

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Dear Dumplings — Week 16: Boys Will Be Boys

Dear Dumplings: Well, it’s official.  You are baby boy dumplings!  I guess you both knew that already.  I actually had a feeling you were going to be two boys.  I don’t know why.  Call it a mother’s intuition. Your Daddy

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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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Dear Dumplings — Week 14: What Do I Want? What Do You Need?

Dear Dumplings: I only have one day left in week 14 to write you a week 14 letter.  Somehow this week just got away from me.  Tomorrow you will be 15 weeks along! I can hardly believe it. As I

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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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Dear Dumplings: Week 13 — Meet Raylan the Cat

Dear Dumplings, Well, today you are 13 weeks and 3 days old.  How about that?  I hear you’re about the size of a peach.  That’s a pretty good size, I think. Daddy and I went to see Dr. S. this

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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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Dear Dumplings — 12 Weeks: Baby Bucket List

Dear Dumplings, We saw you this week on Mon­day.  I have an entire 35-minute video of the scan.  I have decided not to post it because, well, in all hon­esty you both look like space aliens.  Please don’t hold this

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Dear Dumplings — 11 Weeks: Your First OB Appointment

Dear Dumplings, This is your 11 week, 3 days picture.  We went to see the new doctor today, Dr. S.  She was very nice and so thrilled to see both of you on the screen.  I miss Dr. K, it’s

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Week 11 — Tri-One: You’re Gonna Miss This, We All Do

This is the official 11 week photo.  I am starting to show.  I actually like that I am starting to show, but right now I am in that awkward stage where if people do not know you are pregnant, they

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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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Dear Dumplings — 9 weeks: Goodbye, Dr. K

Dear Dumplings, Today we saw you wiggle around like little babies.  It was so beautiful.  Harlow, I think you were waving at us.  Harper, I think you were asleep, but we heard your little heart beating.  We heard both your

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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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Dear Dumplings — 8 weeks: For the Love Of Pets

Dear Dumplings, This week, I do not get to see you.  I am not worried about that, as I have no reason to think you are not growing like little weeds in there given the fact that my pants are

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Dear Dumplings — 6 Weeks: Yes, I Can Call You DumplingS

Dear Dumplings: Oh, how blessed we are. I woke up this morning after only being able to sleep for six hours.  I was so excited to see you I could barely rest my eyes last night.  I also think it’s

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