Thursday, November 20, 2008

Baby Mia

So this post has to be very short and to the point because as an overly sensitive pregnant woman, I break down into tears very easily and it takes me hours to recover.

In short, my friends from college recently had a beautiful baby girl named Mia who has a severe congenital heart defect. I found this on their blog, it explains it all...

Baby Mia was born with a severe congenital heart defect and is in need of a new heart. The McDonalds have a job and insurance but after heart operations, and then a heart transplant, additional operations plus all the doctors and medicine and hospital time that this will require... it would financially destroy the best of us. Imagine the emotional rollercoaster that this would put any family on. These are the kind of people that would never ask for help like this. In fact, Mimi has done charity fund raisers for others in the past with nothing to gain for herself. That is why we are stepping in to ask on their behalf. This is what we propose: Donate a few dollars. Donate ONE dollar. It doesn't seem like much, but if you give one and then forward this on to others who donate one; well, one turns into a miracle. If you can afford to give more, please give what you can. Then, send this link to everyone you know and encourage them to make a donation and send it on to people they know. Ask yourself, "What is a heart worth, what is a life worth?"

There is a pink button on the top right of my page. If you click on it, you can go to their blog, read more about their story, and I'm hoping you will donate what you can. I know this is not a great time of year to be shelling out extra money to people you don't know, but if you can find a dollar to give, it could make all the difference for this little family and their Christmas this year.

Well, mission failed. I am bawling like a baby.

Sunday, November 16, 2008


Better late than never.

Here we have Tinkerbell and Peter Pan frolicking in the Autumn leaves. I am especially proud of the Peter Pan costume as I made it with my own two swollen pregnant hands. I couldn't resist the green tights. This is probably one of the last years I will be able to put my darling, skinny, little Henry's legs in tights for Halloween. I will think I will cry the year he becomes "too cool" for such things.

Monday, November 10, 2008

5 Things I am Trying to Have More Patience For...

in other words, 5 things that drive me CRAZY!!

1. People who think you have to wait until after Thanksgiving to decorate for Christmas
2. Limited strength and energy during pregnancy
3. Gravity's cruel affects on the female anatomy (nursing doesn't help in this area either!)
4. Hair in the bath tub
5. How stinking fast my children are growing up