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6 Weeks – Gender Testing with Chromosome Testing without Amnio

Now we’re past the 6 week mark. I’m not sure if the morning sickness (which for me is evening, not morning) is getting worse or if I’m just wearing down. It’s not violent or frequently vomitting, just a worn down sick feeling that makes me not really want to do anything other than rest. At ..
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5 1/2 Weeks – Perimenopause vs Pregnancy

There is a lot going through my head every day. We went to Babies R Us and looked at furniture and started our registry. I know it’s a very early but it was a cheerful thing to do. One thing that eased my worries about¬†perimenopause false positives (which are rare as I discussed in the ..
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At 5 Weeks – Ghost Cramps and Odds of Miscarriage in Early First Trimester

Today I am at officially 5 weeks. The baby is about 4-5 millimeters which is about .16 of an inch, or about the size of a sesame seed (though I also like the comparison of a donut sprinkle.) It will be a while before I need to shop for maternity clothes. As you have probably ..
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Well…. Guess What – Pregnancy or Perimenopause?

Here we are, 8 months after my last post on this subject. I’ve pretty much stuck to my plan of low effort and just making healthy changes in my lifestyle that needed to happen anyway. I’ve been in the midst of planning a wedding and honeymoon. I was a bit concerned¬†over the close proximity of ..
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Free Disney Castle Graphics

Here are a few free graphics that I made while I was working on our wedding invitations. These are free to use for non-commerical purposes.     Save

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Disney Pressed Pennies

If you have visited many blogs, you’ve probably seen the many posts about Disney Pressed Pennies as one of the best valued souveniers.   Most recommend using the M&Ms mini containers as holders for the pennies, This is pre-pressing, though a few will fit inside afterward, they certainly won’t fit as many as they do ..
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Pretty Abandoned Places – Mountain Home in Paw Paw

This beautiful old two story home is located on in Paw Paw, West Virginia on a mountainous stretch of Bloomery Pike. There’s evidence of a couple small outbuildings and it is across the road from another, similar abandoned home that is mostly fallen down with a barn that sits directly at the foot of the ..
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Will a Quad Fit in the Back of a Mini Van?

The short answer is: It depends on the mini van. We’ve put this Yamaha Raptor 700R in a 2015 Dodge Caravan.   You will need to check your interior dimensions before attempting and you may need to remove the handlebars to make it fit. You’ll definitely needs something that has seats that fold into the ..
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The Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival in Winchester, VA

I’ve been to a lot of town festivals, but I have to say that Winchester knows how to do it right. The Apple Blossom Festival is a two week ordeal held in the city of historic Winchester, VA. The festival is packed full of tons of activities and gatherings, including ladies and stag luncheons, parades, ..
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George Washington Hotel in Winchester, VA

I’m really not much one for wanting a wedding in a hotel, simply because most event rooms feel like a business meeting. However, the George Washington is anything but ordinary.   With a swimming pool and hot tub like this, you can definitely see that you have stumbled onto something very special.   Gorgeous touches ..
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