A *huge* apology to all those who regularly ready my blog…I realise that it has been over three weeks since my last post… big ooops! All I can say is that life has kept me extremely busy and pre-occupied, preventing me from the regular updates you are all used to. First, we had new carpet installed upstairs, and amid the chaos that entailed, my former computer was un-hooked for a week. Then the business of preparing baby’s room ensued. After that fiasco, I had a few scary days worrying baby was going to come early, and was in and out of the hospital many times. Regular Braxton Hicks contractions accompanied by cervical dilation (too much information?) had my doctor and midwife quite concerned. I am taking things easy now, relaxing as much as being the mother of a toddler permits, and hoping our little one stays in there for a while longer…

Did I mention that due to a late ultrasound during one of my hospital visits, we are about 85% sure that we’re having a girl? Let the name game begin! We couldn’t be happier!

So, that about sums up my life over the past few weeks. I’ve been reading tons, e-mailing some, watching far too much t.v. for my own good, and trying to find comfortable positions to sleep in in these last few months of pregnancy.

One of the books I am currently reading has been quite enjoyable. Written from the perspective of a pregnant woman, “Bear With Me” by Diane Flacks has been an enjoyable and humorous read this week. Her writing style reminds me somewhat of my favorite author of pregnancy/child-rearing literature, Kaz Cooke. An honest account of pregnancy few authors seem to be able to accurately capture.

In the days and weeks to come, I hope to be “back in the saddle” and writing again. I’ve missed writing as much as my friends tell me they’ve missed reading!