Where is Mary Poppins When You Need Her?

Tomorrow I will be the proud momma of a 9 month old! LucyKate is growing and changing and getting cuter, smarter and more alert by the minute!  I can tell such a huge difference in just the last week.  She is totally out of that “infant” stage and headed full-speed into the world of the…

Cooking With Love

Have you ever heard someone say a meal was “made with love”?  Some food just tastes better when its made by someone who loves you, someone who enjoys cooking and painstakingly prepares meals for their loved ones. I feel this happens most often when you eat a delicious meal prepared by someone who as been…

Val Gal

For Valentines Day we did a little photo shoot 🙂 LK’s three grandmommas got these pics yesterday but they were too cute not to share with the world! And of course, we had to get a little Cupid shot And this is when I knew the photo shoot was over! Hope you had a lovely…

Experienced Not Required

Before I had my own baby, I didn’t have any experience with babies.  I am an only child and I never really baby sat growing up.  One time in high school I baby sat for two kids who were just about 5 years younger than me… we played Super Mario Bros while their parents went…

Secrets Pondered and Treasured

A year ago today, I found out I was pregnant. But before I took my pregnancy test(s), I already knew I was pregnant.  I had been tracking my basal body temperature each morning and, when I saw my temp was 94, I knew. Still, I waited until Brian left the house and then took a…

Four Months of Baby Bliss

Taking a break from all the discipline talk, I want to celebrate my baby girl’s 4 month birthday! I can’t believe how fast time has passed by us these last four months.  LK is the sweetest and has been a really good baby.  The Lord knows my limits and has blessed me with a happy,…

Catching Up

I guess you could say alot has happened since my last real post! Lets see… We had a baby I quit my job We moved I got shingles We ended 2011 Yep. Thats alot. No wonder I got shingles! So the long and short of it is this: On October 12, 2011 we welcomed Lucia…

How To Name A Baby (How We Did At Least)

I wrote a post earlier this year about baby names. At the time, we didn’t yet know if we were team PINK or team BLUE.  Since then we have learned and confirmed that we are having a precious baby girl due in exactly two months!  Of course we were tickled pink (haha) to learn that…

Gestational Diabetes: How I Stay Within Healthy Levels

I think that staying within your range is not a cookie cutter solution for all moms to be with high blood sugar.  Our bodies all handle and process carbs differently, and your level of physical activity plays into your results as well.  However, here are some things that are working for me.  Posting this to…

Diabetes and Pregnancy: What I Have Learned

My name is AnnieLaurie and I have Gestational Diabetes. Before you say I am making a big deal out of something a lot of people get (18% of pregnant women), let me just say that it *IS* a big deal and can cause serious complications for mom and baby. What isn’t a big deal, honestly,…