From the monthly archives:

November 2010

I’ve never been a big fan of Black Friday. I don’t like crowds, and I don’t particularly like to shop. I do love saving money, but I can usually find pretty good deals throughout the year if I look hard enough. Maybe I could save a little more on some things on Black Friday, but […]

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Waiting

by Karen on November 23, 2010

So I bet when I didn’t post yesterday, some of you wondered if my next post would be an adorable picture of my baby. Especially since Sunday night was the full moon. HA. Nope. Still pregnant! Despite my wishing, hoping, and guessing that he’d come yesterday sometime. We had a lovely weekend that included an […]

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So close yet so far away

by Karen on November 18, 2010

Today I’m 37 weeks pregnant. That means I’m medically considered “full term.” At this point, baby is pretty much done with all of his major development. For the next few weeks, he’ll just be gaining weight. Since big babies run in both of our families and rough estimates from my midwives have already determined he’s […]

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I think I might be nesting

by Karen on November 17, 2010

One of the most noticeable pregnancy symptoms I’ve faced (one of them) is extreme fatigue. I was told myths about a burst of energy at some point in the second trimester. I never experienced it. As my due date rapidly approaches (21 days!), I’ve been wondering if I’d experience the pre-labor burst of energy accompanied […]

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With baby due in the next month, I finally decided to stop living in denial and start dealing with the issue of health insurance for him. Unfortunately, it’s not a simple situation. Because I’m currently covered through my former employer’s insurance on COBRA and my husband is covered by a private insurance policy, we’re trying […]

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One of the funniest things I’ve noticed throughout my pregnancy is how little people know about midwives — especially young people who haven’t yet considered having children and older people who gave birth during a time when hospital births and obstetricians were pretty much the only option in the United States. Midwives are still much […]

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Are you familiar with your car’s warranty?

by Karen on November 8, 2010

A little over three years ago when Tony and I moved from Indiana to North Carolina, we had to make a tough decision about our cars. At the time, we were both driving old cars with 100,000+ miles on them. Both cars had recently had some issues. My car needed about $600 in work that […]

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Self portrait at 35 weeks pregnant

by Karen on November 4, 2010

I figure I’ve been complaining enough about how HUGE I look, I might as well provide photographic evidence. Happy Thursday!

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Making the holidays as simple as possible

by Karen on November 3, 2010

I hardly ever do stuff like this, so bear with me, okay? Unless this is the very first time you’re reading my blog, then you know I’m having a baby very soon. Literally, sometime between Thanksgiving and Christmas, we’ll be welcoming an adorable, pooping, crying, time-consuming bundle of joy into our home. Some of my […]

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