I’m admittedly not much of a Weird Al fan, but Chuck said I should watch this video and I’ll admit, I found it funny and laughed quite a few times. If you get upset with grammar misuse, you will definitely appreciate this video.
First, I will start by saying that I’m a bit of a freak. I knew that one day I would want at least three kids. So when I made a Twitter account for Maddie (@microhays) I knew that I should make one for possible subsequent children. Not knowing what the future would hold, I created two more accounts….One for “Maybe Baby #2”, AKA, Dannie (@nanohays) and one for “Maybe Baby #3”, AKA, Baby #3 (@picohays).
All this to say I added a link on the right hand side to the new baby’s Twitter feed and it will show the most recent post there as well, just like the other Twitter accounts.
So there you have it. I’m a nerd. The next name in the list of metric prefixes is “femto”. Not nearly as cute as the others, which is why I haven’t created another account. We will see how 3 goes. Then I can assess the possibility of any other Twitter accounts.
Yep! This is happening at our house! We are really excited!
And note that I cannot take any credit for the above photo. I slept on the couch while Chuck made this beauty!
I went to my doctor appointment yesterday. We had an ultrasound and confirmed that yes indeed, there is a baby in there (I never believe it until I see an ultrasound!). The due date I was thinking was November 30th. Since I have c-sections (here’s why), I was planning for a birthday the week of Thanksgiving. Maybe not ideal, but you don’t get to pick when you’ll have another baby.
Well, I went to the appointment and my doctor decided to move my due date up by 6 days (to November 24th), which would have a surgery date of the 18th (because that’s the day she does surgeries). Which means that we will have a very busy November….My birthday and our 10 year anniversary is on November 6th, Dannie’s birthday is November 13th and this one will be born the following week, then there’s Thanksgiving the week after. Phew!
So I’m now 13 weeks instead of 12. Nice little bonus there! There’s a small chance my doctor will call and adjust that date again, but she was pretty confident of the change due to the measurement of the baby.
Speaking of baby….what a little cutie! It is quite the little mover in there and I am still astounded that I can’t feel something that 3 inches long moving inside me! The baby had its hands snuggled right up by its face.
So there you have it. A third baby is going to be added to our brood. We will be finding out if it’s a girl or boy the second week of July. We will probably do something fun again like we did for Dannie.
I’ll do what I can to keep some updates coming!
There’s a new link to the right —>. It’s a link to my YouTube page where I upload all the videos of the girls. I can’t believe I didn’t already have a link there. Someone was asking me recently where they could find all my videos, so this reminded me to add it here.
Happy video watching! Do you get lost for hours watching YouTube videos, too?
A number of friends started doing the 100 Happy Days Challenge. I thought this was such a fun idea and fitting to some of the changes I have already been making in my life this year. I saw it earlier in the year, but like most trends, I am a little slow on the uptake. So here were are, almost mid April, and I’m jumping on the bandwagon.
You can read more about it on the link above, but basically, the challenge is to find something that makes you happy each day and document it.
I am going to put all 100 on Instagram, but sometimes they will be worthy of crossing over to Facebook, too.
Why would I do this? Well, one, I like annoying people with pictures on Instagram/Facebook/Twitter. Also, because why not? What can it hurt to try to be happier or find little things that make you happy each day?
So are you going to try it with me??
Anyone else already doing this? Have you been doing it longer than the two days I’ve been doing it? Have you noticed any major differences in your happiness yet?
Since it is almost the end of March, I decided to look back on my 2014 resolutions and see how I was doing.
1. Do :: I have been going to the gym a lot recently and I forgot how much I really enjoy that time. I go there to take classes, but once in a while I’ll get a little extra time there and get to walk on the treadmill and read for a bit, too. It has been great for my body, mind and soul to have this outlet. And I always feel better after lifting weights to loud music or taking a relaxing class of Tai Chi/Yoga/Pilates!
I have also started to learn some programming on the side. It’s been a fun challenge. My biggest challenge is trying to find time to do it. And making myself feel smart enough to do it. I have doubts if I can do this or not, and embarrassed if I don’t get the correct answer the first time around. I am working on that. I have a wonderful teacher at home! I stepped out of my comfort zone and went to a women in technology event and I am so glad that I went. I met some wonderful people and even asked some questions. I would really love to do something in technology one day, I just need to keep figuring out what that something is that would be a good fit for me.
2. Happy :: This one has been a little harder for me. I have struggled with some people recently and I have had to step away from some things that have caused stress and unhappiness in my life. It wasn’t an easy choice, but as the weeks go on, I am more confident that it was the right choice for me at this time. I have taken more time for myself and spent more quality time with my girls. That has made a big difference in my happiness. I still have moments where I get frustrated, but I am really trying to see the big picture and not worry and stress about things as much. So I am getting there.
3. Thanks :: I have really been trying to tell people “thank you” more. And I have really been leaning on some of my long time friends recently. They have meant the world to me and I am really thankful for them and what they have taught me and reminded me about myself. I have some really wonderful people in my life. Every time I see them I am reminded what amazing people they are and how lucky I am to call them friends. So, thank you from the bottom of my heart!
There you have it. A little run down. Maybe in a couple more months, I will look back on this again and make sure I am sticking to it.
Are you sticking to your resolutions? Have you ditched them completely? Have you had to change or modify them since the year started?
I’ve been struggling to find the right balance in my life. I am a pleaser. I do things that I think others need/want/expect me to do over things that make me happy. I found this image and have it on my phone as a reminder to myself:
It has been quite useful. I was stressed last week and upset over a multitude of different things. None of the things bothering me were a big deal in and of themselves, but put together, I exploded. I apologize if I was rude/mean/short/distant/grumpy/etc. to you last week. And thankfully, for now, my grumpy mood has passed.
But my passing grumpy mood may mean that you won’t be seeing as much of me for a while. I am taking some time to go to the gym, spend more time at home, cross things off my to-do list and do the things that make me happy (see: Do What Matters, Forget The Rest). I need to reboot myself and my attitude.
And thank you to those who listened to my whining last week and I am thankful for you listening ears, kind words and hugs.