Showing posts from March, 2008

Sweet Lyrics

It’s nice to finally hear great music on the radio. There are two songs that recently came out that I absolutely love - John Mayer’s “Say” and Jewel’s “Stronger Woman”. I love the lyrics. The words are quite powerful…

“Say” ~ John Mayer

Have no fear for giving in
Have no fear for giving over
You'd better know that in the end
Its better to say too much
Then never to say what you need to say again

Even if your hands are shaking
And your faith is broken
Even as the eyes are closing
Do it with a heart wide open

Say what you need to say

“Stronger Woman” ~ Jewel

I’m gonna love myself
More than anyone else
Believe in me
Even if someone can’t see
The stronger woman in me

I’m gonna be my own best friend
Stick with me till the end
Won’t lose myself again
never, no
Cause there’s a stronger woman
a stronger woman in me

I’ve been feeling the need to nest and I enjoy listening to music at the same time. Last weekend Dave and I pulled the house apart to prepare for the arrival of our little bundle. Not sure if anyone e…

"and if i could i would go here…" ~ pia jane bijkerk

Image fromL'Internaute by Jacques Derosier

I typically do not write about politics or what is happening in the world outside of my own, but I had to comment/share the link to this inspiring blog post. I love the fact that my Google Reader provides me with a consolidation of all the blogs I enjoy reading each day. In the past week I’ve notice a trend of bloggers writing about Tibet. I read the entries and filed it away. This one came across and it was one I couldn’t just read and file. I had to share…it’s about the blogger’s passion and love for a friend and his country. It’s the words that are read the entry and you see the sights, sounds, colors and the depth of emotion. I hope you get as much out of it as I did reading it. I even had to read again and again…Pia Jane Bijkerk - and if i could i would go here

Week 27

week 27 ~ Wednesday~ 03.12.08

I reached week 27 on Wednesday...which started with my monthly doctor's appointment and the glucose test. My glucose level came back normal, but the blood test showed I have an iron deficiency. I'll start taking an iron supplement and I'll have to start eating more meat to my diet. Before my pregnancy I loved meat (!), but since coming pregnant it has less appeal. For the first three months I could hardly stand the sight or smell of it. In my second trimester it got better, but I definitely ate less of it. I thought I was doing a good job by supplement my diet with more fruits and vegetables (my new favorite is avocado with baby spinach and mixed greens). I’ll change it up again…

I can hardly believe I only have three more months (90 days!). Dave and I got a lot out of our child birthing class last Sunday. There were 10 couples in the class. We had to introduce ourselves and tell everyone when the baby was due, what hospital we we…


I’ve started to seriously think about daycare for our child for the August/September time frame (after my maternity leave) and it just amazes me the time it takes and all the things you have to consist. Not only do you have to consider the facility and staff, but you need to think about private or public care.

Questions for the facility and staff I am asking:Are there individual cribs for each infant?Are toys sanitized daily?Are care, meals and nap personalized for each infant?Are play and daily routine used as time for nurturing and learning?I found Massachusetts’s Department of Early Education and Carevery helpful in getting a list of licensed child care provider in my town. There was one care provider who gave me insight into picking a daycare provider. The Framingham Centre Nursery School didn’t provide infant care, but the director was very helpful in that she gave me a list of care providers both public and private based parent’s recommendations (parents who have children attendi…

Nursery ++

Here are pictures of the nursery. It's turned out so's amazing how much time and effort was put into this room. We put the crib together on Friday night and I made the curtains today. The mobile was put up and Dave had to clear the room all the cardboard and foam before the furniture was arranged.