Today, I have a 19 month old son.

Today, I am 19 weeks and 5 days pregnant with a little girl.

Today, I have decided that it wont make me a bad mother, wife or woman to hire someone to help me clean my house.

Today, I will watch Glee while I get things done.

Today, I cuddled with my son for several blissful minutes, and was thankful.

Today, I will take pictures.

Today, I washed my new Flip cloth diapers several times in preparation for wearing.

Today, I will drive to the bank and deposit checks, and use it as an excuse to have lunch with my husband.

Today, I decided that sleep was less important than love at 1 am, and do not regret it.

Today, I will drink more than 50 ounces of water.

Today, I lost track of how many contractions I’d had before breakfast.

Today, I asked Ronan to kiss me a hundred times, and he did.  Each! Time!

Today, my allergies are beyond belief, and I’m ready for ragweed season to be over.

Today, I cried for a moment when I remembered and regretted weaning my son from nursing.

Today, I made my first purchase from

Today, a picture of my beautiful nieces made me cry… and terribly excited for a daughter.

Today, I can see my child kick from outside of my belly.

Today is a good day.  And it’s not even noon yet.

  • Cate

    I love seeing baby kicks from the outside! That was one of my favorite things about being pregnant.
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    • Mandy

      I keep trying to film it and never catch her doing it!

  • Janus

    Today, how many times will you have to pee? :)

    See, as I’ve told you more than a few times, All Will Be Well. (Now, why does this blue ring keep following me around?)
    Janus´s last blog post ..Ahoy- There!

  • Lisa

    I’m just curious…why haven’t you posted any belly pictures? :) I know when you were pregnant with Ronan you posted tons. Lol, just wondering :)

    • Mandy

      To be honest, I simply haven’t taken the time! I have some pictures on my phone, but they are terrible quality. I’ll try to fix that today 😀