Weekend Wind-Down Party #46

Welcome to our Weekend Wind-Down Party!

We are a group of 8 bloggers joined together to bring you a fantastic link party each weekend! We will begin on Friday nights as you wind down into your weekend and we anticipate your creative and amazing posts!

Please link up your diy, craft, foodie, inspirational, techie, frugal, homemaking posts! Please no giveaways or advertisements. We will each choose several features from the link up each week to highlight the following week! We will be pinning features to Pinterest and as well as social media shout-outs! So link up, visit others and have fun!

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Every week, each of us hosts will choose our favorite post from the previous week’s party to be featured. In order to be featured you MUST follow the rules and link back to us (whether that be directly in the post you linked up with, on your sidebar, or in another place on your blog – you can find the graphic with html code to the right on my blog!).

The good thing about getting your blog post FEATURED is that we share on social media, give shout outs to those bloggers, and you get that blog post FEATURED at the top of the link party posts! This is how we show our appreciation for you linking up! So check out the FEATURES!

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NOW! It’s link up time!

(If you choose to link up, you can find the link up button on the sidebar to the right!)

And also, PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE read the rules…. they are just below what you are reading now. If you do not follow the rules we WILL delete your linked posts. Thank you kindly!

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These ladies are AWESOME, I’m so excited to team up with them for this fun link up party! Don’t forget to check out their blogs and social media sites!

Snippets of Inspiration

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What Mommy Does

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Coupon Girls LA

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Maryandering Creatively

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A Living Sacrifice

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Mustard Seed Mommy

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Adoption Mama

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Moms Who Save

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Link up begins tomorrow, November 28th, at 6pm EST!

Happy 2nd Birthday Bubby!

Exactly two years ago today I had just finished at my 40 week (+1 day) appointment with my midwife and my contractions started picking up. I didn’t know at the time, but this little boy of mine was going to come into this world like a whirlwind and NEVER EVER slow down!

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We made it to the hospital around 2-2:30pm, the staff took FOREVER in triage to check my dilation and admit me… I think they were a little shocked when they discovered I was 7cm! Apparently I didn’t “act” like I was in transition… yet.

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We got to our room around 3:30 and Bubby was born at 4:07pm, 7 pounds 10 ounces, 19.3 inches long.

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This little boy has brought so much joy to our lives… and let me tell you… boys are definitely an adventure!

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I have and am still learning patience… because this child has tested it more than his big sister EVER has.

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I have discovered that even at the tender age of 2 that boys find potty talk astronomically hilarious.

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I’m also realizing that even as close as these two are (they are almost exactly 23 months apart) that they bicker like cats and dogs… who knew a 2 year old could drive his almost 4 year old sister so crazy?

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Bumps, bruises, scratches, boo-boo’s, and blood don’t surprise or shock me anymore… and I’m learning to panic a little less.

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I’ve learned that those baby blues (which have slowly turned to hazel) melt me… more than they should probably!

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The bigger he gets (and the bigger Boogie gets) I find myself cherishing those “I luh you mommy” moments.

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I’m cherishing his chubby fingers reaching out to hold my hand, his little chunky feet pitter pattering into my bedroom early in the morning, and his sweet little voice saying, “Daddy… mommy… I want ceweal!”

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I catch myself savoring the sweet smell of his skin, no longer baby but still precious… I catch myself nuzzling him when he sleeps, those rare moments when he falls asleep resting against me.

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This messy, dirty, silly boy keeps me on my toes, there is never time for rest or relaxation when it comes to him…

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He is wild, destructive and ornery.

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He is tender hearted and full of the most amazing smiles.

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He is all boy… sports, superheroes, big trucks… this kid loves them all.

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Days of nursing him are long gone, hours of naps in my arms are long gone, gummy smiles are long gone…

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My baby boy is becoming a big boy before my eyes… and he reminds me often… “Mommy! I am a BIG boy!”

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I can’t wait to see what the Lord does in this little man’s life, to see what He uses his life for… I have a feeling that whatever it is, it will be a grand adventure.

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Bubby, mommy loves you to the moon and back… and back again. As CRAZY as you drive me sometimes, I thank God EVERY. SINGLE. DAY that he allowed me to be your mommy. Every day I am blessed because I’m allowed to witness your silly laughter, smiles, and joy. Daddy, Boogie and I wouldn’t be the same without you, and I’m sure Baby Bird is going to adore having you as her big bubby. “I luh you” sweet boy, happy birthday!

Baby Bird – 38 Weeks

This is a few days late… we celebrated Bubby’s birthday on Saturday (he turns 2 on Wednesday!) so things got a little busy around here :)

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How far along? 38 weeks (while this post is late… this picture WAS taken on Saturday at 38 weeks!)

Total weight gain/loss: About 8lbs

Maternity clothes? Yes, although the sweater I am wearing is not.

Stretch marks? Same old ones I’ve had since Boogie!

Sleep: Sleep… what is this sleep you speak of?

Best moment this week: Last week of “early-term”! 39 weeks (which I will update on as well since these are the last few weeks!) is considered full term and 41-42 weeks are considered post-term.

Movement: This baby girl is a soccer player… I’m sure of it.

Food cravings: Apples, peanut butter, and french fries.

Gender: Girl!

Labor signs: Just Braxton Hicks, some minor cramping and the normal aches and pains of 3rd trimester.

Belly button in or out? It’s pushed out.. this is the furthest it has pushed out of all of my pregnancies… it’s so weird looking!

Wedding rings on or off? Depends on the day… some days they are super loose so I leave them off, other days they fit fine and I wear them!

What I miss: Getting out of the bed without rolling...

What am I looking forward too: Meeting my sweet girl! She’ll be here so soon!

Weekly Wisdom: Thank goodness I’m not an elephant…. do you know how LONG those poor momma’s have to be pregnant?! 21 months…. almost 2 years… that’s an Asher y’all.

Milestones: Last week of early term!

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