These past few weeks have been very busy and I’m not sure that’s going to change for a while. Today is my family baby shower, so I’m on my way home (a few hours south) to celebrate with the women who have known me all my life, lots of them have known me since my Mom’s baby shower! Anyway, I’m looking forward to the girl time before the men all come out and join us for a barbecue. A long, good day ahead.
You all know I am a reader, but I consciously made the decision to not read pregnancy books. I have the What to Expect book and read it as I progress through the stages, but I know so many friends who have become obsessed with books that tell them how to have the best pregnancy. I’m all for a great pregnancy, I’ve been following the doctor’s orders (ok, ok, except for the weight part :)) and have felt pretty good. And the best part for a worrier like me? By not reading all of the ways that I could ruin the baby before he or she draws a breath or all the things that could go wrong I have had a relatively stress-free pregnancy so far. I mean women have been doing this for quite a while and somehow the human race has flourished so I think my body knows what to do.
So, I haven’t really been seeking out baby reading yet, but I found Constance Marie’s blog by accident and have fallen in love. She is an actress, most recently known as George Lopez’s wife on his sitcom. She has a 15 month old daughter and posts candidly on her difficulties in conceiving to Mom groups to getting your body back. The post I found most helpful was greening your nursery. Did you know that all cribs in major department stores come from China and are sprayed with pesticide? The baby does put that wood in his or mouth! Anyway, the information is good and her writing style is engaging and full of personality. If you are pregnant or have a baby I think you’ll love her perspective. Here’s the link.
On to a non-baby related topic, I want to thank Trisha (Eclectic/Eccentric) for this cheery award. I’m supposed to write 10 things that make me happy, and then pass the award on to ten other bloggers. Here goes…
1. Eating for two 2. Books 3. Friends 4. Family 5. Autumn 6. Walks 7. Keeping busy 8. Ohio State football (first game Thursday) 9. My hubby and daddy-to-be 10. Blogger friends who take the time to read my posts, especially the ones I know by name because they leave comments or send sweet emails.
I’m not passing this on to 10 people, but I’ll encourage you all to check out Constance’s blog and see if you find it refreshing too.