So I haven’t been writing as much as I was hoping to, the holidays were busy, and I have been dealing with all the lovely pregnancy things.
As most of you probably know, this is a rainbow baby for me. I found out I was pregnant exactly five months to the day after I found out I was pregnant…a pregnancy that would end in miscarriage.
I have gone through feelings and emotional episodes that put the feelings and emotional episodes of my other pregnancies to shame, made them look like pure child’s play. I thought I would feel better when I passed the point at which I miscarried in April…and I did, but then I was like “Okay, I need to get to 12 weeks. Surely I’ll feel better then.”
Nope. I wasn’t prepared for this at all. No article, all of which were well written and very helpful, prepared me for this, though they all seemed to be along the line of “It’s normal to be afraid during a rainbow pregnancy.” Continue reading
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ABMF is now in dotcom form! Please visit us at: http://www.babymakesfive.com!
I will no longer post on this site, but will keep it up for now until I am sure that I’ve successfully migrated everything from here over to the new site. Please make sure to update your bookmarks!
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Hi, I’m Sephiroth. I have a big sword and even bigger mommy issues.
(I really want to give a shout to anyone who’s come here from the Addicted 2 Final Fantasy Facebook page…it was honestly reading through all the community interaction that inspired me to branch out from ‘mom posts’ and write about something I like to do that has nothing to do with being a mommy or a domestic diva. I know I’m not the only mom who likes to play video games, so if you weren’t referred to this post by them, you should definitely go check them out.)
Um, Merry? You’re a mommy blogger, yeah? So what’s up with this post?
While most of my blogs have focused on life as a mom, I also have hobbies, and among them is a love of the Final Fantasy series. Final Fantasy 7 was the first one I played, and since then, I have played nearly every title in the series, and loved most of them.
Final Fantasy 7 is one of the most widely-recognized titles in the series. Each game has a plot, and of course, a bad guy. Kefka Palazzo from Final Fantasy 6 is arguably one of the most insane, yet successful villains, as he manages to royally mess up the world before he is eliminated. Yet in countless polls, forums, etc, it is Sephiroth who nabs the majority of the ‘bad guy crowns’…people hate him. People love him. Why? Continue reading
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Yes. You ARE.
No, I am not pregnant. Maybe you are, and maybe this just might be your first baby…congratulations!! Becoming a mom for the first time (and second, third, etc.) is an amazing, life-changing experience! I know, I know…everyone says that. If you had a dollar for every time someone said it to you, amirite? Continue reading
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Rest in Peace, Robin Williams
Robin Williams was found dead in his home yesterday, of an apparent suicide. It’s well-known that he struggled through his life with severe depression. There are very few celebrities that I have felt sorrow as if I almost knew them, but Robin is one of them. I grew up on his movies, and when I’d become an adult, I appreciated his dramatic roles and his very ‘grown-up’ stand-up comedy. I was shocked and saddened to read of his passing. Continue reading
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In exactly that order. I am a mommy first and a blogger second.
I hope you have all been enjoying your summer. I have been spending lots of time with my kids, preparing for the very real possibility that all three will be in school in the fall.
ToddlerBoy might be accepted into our school district’s preschool program. This would be an enormous benefit for him, so please keep your fingers crossed for us on that. KinderGirl is going into first grade, and SchoolGirl is entering fourth grade.
July was a rather…eventful…month, in which I was bitten by a brown recluse, lost a friend, and spent lots of time playing with the kids. August is gearing up to be just as busy.
If you are contacting me about product reviews, please keep in mind that turnaround times might be a little longer than usual unless there is a firm deadline.
I will be back to regular blogging in a fairly short amount of time. Until then, be safe and stay cool.
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My stepdad’s enlistment picture, he was 17 years old.
I hope you all had a safe and fun Memorial Day weekend. Memorial Day means a lot of things here in the US. If you were to stop people on the street and ask them what Memorial Day makes them think of, you’ll probably hear the following: Continue reading
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