Seven Quick Takes – Lots To Cover

March 5, 2010 at 9:23 am 19 comments

Friday is here again! Isn’t that great? No matter how long, short, wonderful, crappy, exciting, or mundane your week may be, Friday always comes.

Confession: I was out of town Saturday through Tuesday. Through the magic of Wifi and auto-posts, you never knew! Stephen’s uncle was promoted to Colonel in the Air Force and we were invited to attend his pinning ceremony in Pennsylvania. We had a fantastic time with the family. On Sunday we split into groups- half went to Gettysburg and half went to Hershey. I’ll give you one guess where I went! It’s a good thing too, because I later learned that all the bathrooms were closed at Gettysburg. That would have been a disaster. A very messy disaster.

I have raved about Target’s maternity clothes even before I was pregnant. I’m no longer in love with them. Their jeans don’t come in long lengths. That’s just not okay. I have never ever owned a pair of jeans that weren’t longs. It would look ridiculous on my 6 foot body. My next stop will be Motherhood and Old Navy Maternity. I hear there are some trendy maternity shops out there with great jeans but I just can’t bring myself to spend a lot on money on maternity jeans. I shop at Old Navy for my normal body clothes, I don’t need designer stuff for my pregnant body clothes.

Tonight marks the beginning of college baseball season for me. It’s actually already started (which you should know) but tonight will be my first chance to go to a game. I’ll be attending three game this weekend. My lovely niece will be at at least one of those games wearing her Rice Owls onesie that Taryn (<- that’s a link) made her.

Earlier this week I was seeking advice on Twitter from some of my fellow preggers or used-to-be-preggers. Incase you aren’t on Twitter or aren’t following me (follow me here!) I’m going to address it here. Do you have a pregnancy pillow that you recommend? So far it sounds like the Snoogle will be the best fit. I normally sleep on my back so I need something that will cradle me and keep me on my side.

Did y’all like the guest post yesterday? I just love her! I’ve talked about her before, long long ago. She was my journalism teacher in high school but quit my senior year to be a mommy and a writer. She has some young adult Christian fiction books out. They are near and dear to my heart because I was one of her “testers” as she was writing them. You can see her books on Amazon by clicking here.

I hope everyone has received their books for the Swap. There is no deadline to read your book. Just whenever you finish it, write a paragraph or two reviewing it. If you’re a blogger, post it on your blog and send me the link. If you’re not a blogger, email it to me. I’m anxious to read reviews. I wonder if people will say “This wasn’t my style but I loved it!” or if it’ll be more like “This wasn’t my style and I wouldn’t even recommend it to my worst enemy.” I’m almost done with mine, remember I had a flight last weekend. I’ll review soon.

In other Swap news, my blog-friend Pippy is co-hosting an Easter Swap. It’s called the Bunny Hop Swap, which I think it a pretty stinking cute name! So head on over to her blog by clicking here and sign up if you’re interested. I’ll be participating! (If you draw my name, you better buy me some Robin’s Eggs! Which, by the way, are made by the Hershey company.)

On to the weekend!!! Whoo hoo!


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19 Comments Add your own

  • 1. John  |  March 5, 2010 at 9:50 am

    If you didn’t ridethe “factory tour” ride at Hershey’s then you really missed out. They even give free samples at the end.

  • 2. Karen  |  March 5, 2010 at 10:34 am

    Bathroom’s closed, I bet there were a lot of wet bushes and trees that day.

    Have a great weekend. It will be sunny and warm on both days here, I am so excited. YaY

  • 3. Clare  |  March 5, 2010 at 10:35 am

    I love the bunny hop swap idea! I just signed up. I haven’t checked my mail this week – I’m a little scared to get my book because I have a feeling that if I do I will spend all weekend reading it instead of doing homework. I need to find a good balance.

  • 4. Kathleen  |  March 5, 2010 at 10:50 am

    I don’t know firsthand, but I’ve heard that if there is one thing to invest in clothes-wise when you’re pregnant, you should make it a good pair of jeans. You’ll wear them all the time, and there will be future babies too, right?

    Also, the book I got in the book swap is one I already own and have read. I loved it, so it was a great choice–but I don’t have time to re-read!

  • 5. Vanessa  |  March 5, 2010 at 11:28 am

    I hope you went to Chocolate World while you were in Hershey!!

  • 6. Erin  |  March 5, 2010 at 11:28 am

    Old Navy definitely has long jeans. Personlly, I don’t need them except that I have a pair of boots with a really high heel that I can’t give up, pregnant or no. Anyhow, warning on ON maternity stuff – it’s all about 2 sizes too big, so keep that in mind when you’re shopping!

  • 7. Tabaitha Kaye  |  March 5, 2010 at 11:30 am

    This is my thoughts on maternity clothes. It seems that I can never find the maternity clothes I like, when I’m actually pregnant. Cuter things always seem to come out when I’m not pregnant. I agree with you about Target Maternity Jeans. I have very long legs and they just didn’t cut it for me. Motherhood has a little more to offer. Unfortunately, you might have to spend more to get the longer fit. Almost all of my maternity clothes are from Old Navy Maternity. Loft has a maternity line as well that I really liked and found helpful when I was first pregnant with Mason and working. I never used a pregnancy pillow. I found that a body pillow did the trick for me. Unfortunately, towards the end of the pregnancy, it is so hard to get comfortable at night that I hardly slept. Not to mention all the times I got up to use the bathroom and then my babies decided to wake up and get the hiccups. Good luck with your search for pillows and maternity clothes.

  • 8. mom (Nana) Alice Rosenhagen  |  March 5, 2010 at 12:29 pm

    I have not received my book for the book swap…. Yea Baseball,
    Go Owls!

  • 9. Joy  |  March 5, 2010 at 12:55 pm

    Second (or maybe third) the recommendation to check out Old Navy Maternity, I had great luck finding jeans there during my pregnancy with E.

    Have fun at the games!

  • 10. HoustonGurly  |  March 5, 2010 at 1:16 pm

    I went over and signed up for the swap. How fun! I can’t wait until you do another book swap. I’m definitely going to keep an eye out for that. 🙂

  • 11. Amber from Girl with the Red Hair  |  March 5, 2010 at 2:34 pm

    I want to see pics of your belly!!! That is all 🙂

  • 12. Sarah @ This Heavenly Life  |  March 5, 2010 at 3:14 pm

    I love robin’s eggs. Passionately.

    I love body pillows. Desperately.

    I love maternity clothes. Not at all.

  • 13. Stephany  |  March 5, 2010 at 3:18 pm

    Ooh, I’m nervous about your review. I’ll feel horrible if you hated it.

    I have always wanted to go to Hershey Park! I think we need a blog post on it, yes?

  • 14. Taryn E  |  March 5, 2010 at 3:22 pm

    Another body pillow to look at: The Preggle Comfort Air-Flow Body Pillow. It’s shaped like a candy cane, and it has adjustments bands to determine what size/shape pillow you want. I think they have it at Babies R Us.

  • 15. Jill  |  March 5, 2010 at 7:37 pm

    Loved your guest post. Unfortunately I am no help with the pillows or clothes stuff, but hey. I’m enjoying reading the posts 😉

  • 16. Pippy  |  March 5, 2010 at 9:38 pm

    Don’t waste your money on motherhood maternity jeans. They will give you the worst saggy butt ever. Old navy’s aren’t great but they are a lot better than the others.

  • 17. Faith  |  March 7, 2010 at 9:21 pm

    I saved this post because I have a fear of one day becoming a pregnant lady in high waters.

  • 18. Lindsay Miller  |  March 8, 2010 at 10:43 am

    Check out this body pillow. It’s what I had in all 3 of my pregnancies and it is a LIFE SAVER. Be warned. It is BIG. (My husband actually gave it a name because he said it was like we had another person sleeping in our bed in between us. His name was Larry.) But it works the best at supporting your back, can be put in between your legs, and also supports your tummy. The bigger it gets, the heavier it is and you’ll need something propped under it to be able to sleep on your side. Now it is about twice as much as the snoogle, but when we’re talking about your ability to get good sleep when it becomes nearly impossible as you grow, I think it is well worth the money. Not to mention, for someone as tall as you it will definitely be big enough. Hope this helps!

  • 19. Taryn M. Peine  |  March 8, 2010 at 11:00 am

    Yay! I can’t believe she’s HERE to wear the little shirt! I bet she was precious in it!

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