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Monday, August 1, 2011

16 Weeks and Counting...

So yesterday was the beginning of week 16. I'm beginning to relax a bit though I think there will always be a bit of that nervous worry in the back of my mind until January. All in all I'm feeling good and am enjoying every day as it comes. Starting to think a bit more about the registry (and yes, believe it or not it kind of scares me) and how much stuff there is out there for babies. Gear from strollers to pack 'n' plays to bath time stuff to clothes...how is one supposed to decipher the needed from the luxury as well as the useful from the pointless...I'm definitely picking some brains. The other part that's making me really think is that with the exception of 2 babies, all of the other babies I know have been born in Spring or Summer...and we all know how January can be so I want to make sure we have appropriate attire to bring him/her home in.

J is having a blast. Last night he put his ear to my belly and tried to hear something going on inside. He said it sounds like water wooshing or constantly moving...Nugget already has Daddy wrapped...And I love it. :)

So, August is upon us already - where the heck did July go? What does August have in store for us? Well August is known as....

Admit You're Happy Month       Family Fun Month
National Catfish Month              National Eye Exam Month
National Golf Month                  Peach Month
Romance Awareness Month       Water Quality Month
National Picnic Month

And some of the weeks are.....

Week 1 (Aug 1st -Aug 7th) National Simplify your Life Week


Week 2 (Aug 8th - Aug 14th) National Smile Week

Week 3 (Aug 15th - Aug 21th) Friendship Week

Week 4 (Aug 22nd - Aug 28th) Be Kind to Humankind Week

And for the daily holidays....
1 National Raspberry Cream Pie Day
2 National Ice Cream Sandwich Day
3 National Watermelon Day
4 U.S. Coast Guard Day
5 Work Like a Dog Day
6 Chinese Valentine's Day/Daughter's Day (7th day of 7th Lunar Month)
   National Mustard Day (first Saturday)
  Wiggle Your Toes Day
7 Friendship Day (First Sunday in August)
   International Forgiveness Day (First Sunday in August)
   National Lighthouse Day
   Sisters Day (First Sunday in August)
8 Sneak Some Zucchini onto Your Neighbor's Porch Day
9 Book Lover's Day
10 Lazy Day
     National S'mores Day
11 Presidential Joke Day
     Son and Daughter Day
12 Middle Child's Day
13 Left Hander's Day
14 National Creamsicle Day
14/15 V-J Day - which date do you mark the end of WWII?
15 Relaxation Day
16 National Tell a Joke Day
17 National Thriftshop Day
18 Bad Poetry Day
19 Aviation Day
20 National Radio Day
21 Senior Citizen's Day
22 Be an Angel Day
     National Tooth Fairy Day  (May also be observed February 28)
23 Ride the Wind Day
24 Vesuvius Day
25 Kiss and Make Up Day
26 National Dog Day
    Women's Equality Day
27 Global Forgiveness Day
     Just Because Day
28 Race Your Mouse Day
29 More Herbs, Less Salt Day
30 Frankenstein Day
    Toasted Marshmallow Day
31 National Trail Mix Day


Random Fact: 16 pennies stacked up equals one inch, and 16 pennies in a line is one foot.

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