Hello and Thank You

I wish I had something profound to say but I don’t. I wish I had something sparkly to dazzle your eyes but I’m afraid I have not that either.

Please do forgive if my posts are here or there or no where to be found for a bit. If baby doesn’t come this weekend then he is for sure coming on Tuesday as I am being induced Monday night. So, I’ll have good reason to be MIA for awhile, you see. And after he arrives, well, my posts might be a little more mommish and wordy then stylish and pretty. But we will try to stay interesting!
Next week is Thanksgiving. Are you thankful? I should be far more thankful than I am. I can tend to focus, sometimes, on what is wrong instead of what is right. Ok, more times than just sometimes. And so much more is right than it is wrong. When I focus on those types of uglies and my heart steers away from gratitude I find life to be so much more difficult. It is kind of sad that it is taking turkeys and pumpkins and all that to remind me this. But whatever it takes, I suppose. Being grateful and thankful and recognizing your many blessings is a choice. And maybe for some it comes a little more naturally but today I am choosing to have a grateful heart and a thankful soul. I suppose that is a little “Thing to think on.”

Now a few random things should this be my last post for a bit…..
1. Dear childbearing friends… have any of you tried the Belly Bandit? Should I be admitting that I ordered this? Have you tried this? Does it work?
2. Do you know about the Sweeterie and The T Ruffle Girls? I’m a little obsessed. A daily fix.
3. Is this not the sweetest idea? Clever ….clever!
4. If you have recently e-mailed me, saying such nice and sweet things about my little blog, and asking to exchange links or for me to feature your very creative work, please forgive me that I haven’t been able to respond to you personally. I still have your e-mails. I just haven’t been able to get back to each and every one of you. I plan to. It just might take awhile. Probably quite awhile if I’m honest
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  • cats
    Commented on November 22nd, 2009 at 1:12am

    please post your thoughts on the belly bandit after you use it! a friend who works in a plastic surgeon's office swears by what she calls "compression garments." she ordered this one, since they also make post-surgical garments.


    i was also looking into this one.


  • benson
    Commented on November 22nd, 2009 at 1:14am

    best wishes for the big day! how exciting. I'm there with you on the gratitude. We are trying to sell our house and here I am complaining that it hasn't sold when I should be rejoicing that I have such a wonderful home to enjoy for however much longer (unlike a pregnancy- no time frame!)

  • A-M
    Commented on November 22nd, 2009 at 1:14am

    OMG your little bubby is going to be here next week. How wonderful. Good luck, grit your teeth and stay strong! I wish you a wonderful labour. A-M xx

  • The Little Red Shop
    Commented on November 22nd, 2009 at 4:23am

    What an exciting week for you!!!

    : )

    Julie M. (new to your lovely blog : )

  • karey m.
    Commented on November 22nd, 2009 at 8:55am

    i keep checking because i know that babe is coming soon…and here are your sweet words.

    a nice treat with my morning latte.

    thank you {as always!} and xoxo {as always!}…

  • Susan
    Commented on November 22nd, 2009 at 5:19pm

    I used the belly thingy after I had my 2 girls (not sure it was the "bandit" version, but very similar)… loved it… and it seemed to work. I was back into my regular jeans within a week or two of having my 1st! I started wearing it immediately having my c-section. After a couple weeks, I would have my husband pull it as tight as possible around me(LOL!). I also drank lots of raspberry LEAF tea during my pregnancy and recovery because it's suppose to strengthen the uterus.

  • la la Lovely
    Commented on November 22nd, 2009 at 5:52pm

    Thank you dear ones!!!!

    CAT – thanks for those sites.. I like the looks of the cinch… I've already ordered the belly bandit but I'll def let you all know how it works out.


  • Amanda
    Commented on November 22nd, 2009 at 6:30pm

    How exciting! Good luck with it all. I still remember that feeling of knowing you have an induction date but still willing your baby to arrive sooner :)

  • Miz.November
    Commented on November 22nd, 2009 at 7:21pm

    Good luck! I hope everything goes well. I will be thinking of you and keep you and the babe in my prayers.

  • Maggie May
    Commented on November 23rd, 2009 at 1:19am

    I love it! A new baby round Thanksgiving- what could be more perfect. Good luck for a wonderful labor :))

  • vicki archer
    Commented on November 23rd, 2009 at 5:56am

    Thinking of you…xv

  • belinda graham
    Commented on November 24th, 2009 at 6:29am

    oooh next week?! excitement! enjoy getting to know your new addition and we'll see you back here when you're ready. all the best xxxxx


  • Beach Vintage
    Commented on November 24th, 2009 at 11:19pm

    Wow, just realised you are probably holding your little bundle right now….all the best and how very exciting!

  • meg duerksen
    Commented on November 25th, 2009 at 5:33pm

    i just can't wait to see your sweet new baby. :) eat a bunch of pumpkin pie…for the baby.

  • Cassandra Marie
    Commented on November 27th, 2009 at 2:29pm

    Hey there!

    I'm having another giveaway on Moon Face, and thought you might want to enter! :)



  • Emma
    Commented on November 27th, 2009 at 10:01pm

    Just stumbled upon your blog! Super cute, excited to be following :) XOXO

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