The Big Lock Down

There is something I have been leery to write about because it’s one of those controversial topics that are oh so fun to write about because who doesn’t like hate mail? Not this girl!

A couple of weeks ago we moved the Little Dictator from her crib to the toddler bed and while it was all unicorns and marshmallows in the begging it got very bad after a bit.

Run along over to Mummy Knows Reviews to read all about how and why I decided to put a lock on Audrey’s bedroom.

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Dear Big Round Gassy Pregnant Me….

Do you remember those days when you were pregnant with your first child? Of course you do, those were the glory days.  Do you ever wish you could go back in time and give your self a little pep talk? Well today I am over at doing just that.

I remember those days to fondly. Sleeping for hours in the middle of the day, hot showers that were completely un-scheduled, eating a cookie without the need to hide in the laundry room.

Ahh, those were the days…

Just yesterday I was talking to Rutherford and I mentioned that I don’t even recognize the people we were before the Little Dictator moved in. As much as I hate to admit it we were each selfish in our own ways, impatient and immature. Then suddenly there is someone else there who needs and deserves more and better than that and you either step up or get out-of-the-way.

I am proud of my husband and I for a lot of things but none more than for the people and the parents we have become. And neither one of us could have done it without the other and we both fully recognize this and tell each other often.

When was the last time you told your husband you were proud of him? It’s such a small thing that means too much to the person hearing it. With Valentine’s Day coming up this week there no better time to tell someone you love and appreciate them than now. (Hallmark should have me on payroll right?)

What would you add to my letter to a pregnant me? What do you wish some one would have told you in those days?

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