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Knoxville Life

What’s Going On?

So much! So much is going on right now!  There are a number of reasons why there isn’t a whole lot going on with the blog! First, I started my own company.  This is time consuming, overwhelming, exciting, terrifying, fun, and just about any other adjective you can think of.  It’s called Smarter Searches and...
Meet Baxter

Meet Baxter

Big news, everyone. We got a dog.  As if we weren’t already the suburban poster-children with our brick house, 2 kids, 2 cats, and an SUV, we decided to get a dog.  We always planned on getting one, it was just a question of timing and the right dog at the right time.  We’d seen...
A Few More Pictures

A Few More Pictures

Here we have a few new photos from the summer – trips to the pool, the splash pad at the zoo, and hanging out around the house.  Enjoy.
A Few Pictures

A Few Pictures

Here are a few pictures that I don’t have time to create individual posts for, but they’re all off my iPhone, so it’s pretty much just pictures of the kids from the last two months.

Endless Waiting

Full term – here I am.  Technically, full term is anything over 37 weeks, though, and  I’m sitting here at 39 and I am so ready to be done.  Everywhere I go, people are telling me how I’m glowing, how I am “all belly,” how comfortable and happy I look.  People are shocked when they...
9 Months and Counting

9 Months and Counting

Here I am, 37.5 weeks pregnant.  2.5 weeks to go, give or take.  We have set a rule that Leah can’t come earlier than Monday though since my doctor is out of town until then.  After Monday, it’s up to her. How far along? Almost 38 weeks. Total weight gain: 28 lbs. I am thrilled I’ve...

Pregnancy Update for March

How far along? 33 weeks Total weight gain: I haven’t weighed myself since before we went to San Francisco.  Maybe I ought to do that now.  ::walks into the bathroom and gets on the scale:: The scale says 23 pounds. Not too bad after a week of pasta carbonara and gnocchi from Nob Hill Cafe, filet mignon...
Life in the Last Six or So Months

Life in the Last Six or So Months

Exhausting, chaotic, busy, joyful, stressful, and every other emotion you could possibly imagine has characterized the last half year or so of our lives around here.  I haven’t blogged much, mostly because I haven’t felt like it.  It seems like there isn’t a lot to say these days, though there obviously is.  Normal, everyday life...
Updated: The Kids' Rooms

Updated: The Kids’ Rooms

Since we decided to do separate rooms for Riley and Leah, we have spent much of our available time in the last month or so (which has really only amounted to about two days) getting the house ready for her arrival.  Riley upgraded to a REAL big boy bed, got some new toy storage, and...
Christmas Photos

Christmas Photos

At Christmas, we had a full house of family gathered.  It was the first time Riley understood how to unwrap presents, even if he didn’t understand a whole lot besides that.  He learned who Santa is (and now anyone with a beard and dressed in red is Santa) and received more Thomas the Tank Engine...
Preggo Update: Starting the 3rd Trimester

Preggo Update: Starting the 3rd Trimester

How far along? 29 weeks Total weight gain: 18-20 pounds.  I’m actually pretty happy with that considering that I know I’ve gained muscle from personal training over the last seven months and also (without getting too graphic) how enormous my boobs are.  You know they can weigh up to 10 pounds each when milk comes in? That’s...

The Verdict Is…

The kids will have separate rooms.  I was surprised by the responses – they were overwhelmingly in favor of separate rooms for Leah and Riley (almost unanimous except for one “wait and see”).  Once we made that decision, everything sort of fell into place into my mind about rearranging furniture and that led to an...