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Wordless Wednesday: Baby 5

October 31, 2012 By · 4 Comments

In case you missed my “Announcement” yesterday…..we tested positive on some home pregnancy tests and went to the doctor to confirm it. Our baby (don’t know the sex just yet) will be here May 1st. Woo hoo! We’ve got an ongoing joke right now we have Johnny 5, for those that may wonder think Short Circuit (if you are old enough to know the movie. I wanted to share with family and friends immediately without announcing it but no one caught on why I would post pictures of Johnny 5 is ALIVE! :) Happy WW! Feel free to post your WW.   Happy Halloween!

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A Surprise Announcement!

October 30, 2012 By · 5 Comments

I’m still a bit surprised but most of it has worn off a bit. I can’t believe it was just a few months ago I was super stressed over graduating college, trying to find that perfect job and saying goodbye to my youngest child as he entered kindergarten and wondering what I’d do with my time. Time has quickly passed, he loves school, I am working part time and still love being at home during the day…after all ya never know when a child will be sick and need to stay home and be loved on. You never could have told me that while I’m preparing myself for my oldest to graduate in just a few years, he’s a Sophomore, that I would be welcoming a child.

Oh whoops, did you see what I just said? Is my secret out? Well, let me begin with I thought I was sick, I couldn’t get rid of that bad tummy that kept making me sick every day, my fever kept rising and dropping and nothing settled. My husband figured it out before I did. My cycle got messed up due to all the changes and while we are normally safe someone decided to give us a gift. I went to the doctor after taking three tests that all tested positive, I still wanted confirmation. Doctor came back with …”Yes, you are pregnant and expecting in May!” Soooooo….we are expecting our 5th child in May. :)

Here’s the funny thing….I’ve actually lost weight since the beginning of this pregnancy due to all the morning sickness. But thanks to those little Morning Sickness pills hopefully I won’t be losing anymore. Doctors says I’m not allowed to lose anymore, I am just happy I can eat a bit again. :) We will be finding out the sex in December but for now this is what our little baby looks like.

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USA Gymnastic Tour Comes to Indianapolis

October 23, 2012 By · 1 Comment

The USA Gymnastic Tour is coming to Indianapolis for a few days and one lucky reader is going to walk away with two tickets to the event.  This awesome group will be coming to Bankers Life Fieldhouse this November in downtownIndianapolis. All five gold medalists of the 2012 U.S. Women’s Olympic Gymnastics team will be performing at Bankers Life Fieldhouse on Friday, November 2 at 7:00 p.m. in the Kellogg’s® Tour of Gymnastics Champions. I was lucky enough to be given two tickets for myself, which means I’ll be taking BabyGirl with me. She loves to watch all things gymnastic and figure skating so I think she’ll get a kick out of this.

The following Olympians are scheduled to perform on Friday, November 2:

·        Gabby Douglas, 2012 Olympic All-Around Gold Medalist, 2012 Olympic Team Gold Medalist

·        Aly Raisman, 2012 Olympic Team Gold Medalist, 2012 Olympic Gold Medalist on Floor Exercise, 2012 Olympic Bronze Medalist on Balance Beam

·        Jordyn Wieber, 2012 Olympic Team Gold Medalist

·        Kyla Ross, 2012 Olympic Team Gold Medalist

·        McKayla Maroney, 2012 Olympic Team Gold Medalist, 2012 Olympic Silver Medalist on Vault

·        Nastia Liukin, 2008 Olympic All-Around Gold Medalist, 2008 Olympic Team Silver Medalist, 2008 Olympic Silver Medalist on Balance Beam, 2008 Olympic Silver Medalist on Uneven Bars, 2008 Olympic Bronze Medalist on Floor Exercise

·        John Orozco, 2012 Olympian

·        Jonathan Horton, 2012 Olympian, 2008 Olympic Silver Medalist on Horizontal Bar, 2008 Olympic Bronze Medalist Team

·        Jake Dalton, 2012 Olympian

If you want to make sure you don’t miss this event you can order your tickets through Ticketmaster by visiting www.bankerslifefieldhouse.com or  www.ticketmaster.com, or by calling 800-745-3000. Tickets run between $24-$70.

GIVEAWAY

1 lucky reader will get 2 tickets for the Nov 2 showing.

Rules:

Who was your favorite Summer Olympian for 2012?

Deadline: Ends Saturday,  Oct 27 at noon. The winner will have 24 hours to respond to my email.

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Halloween Dog Photo Costume Contest

October 12, 2012 By · 3 Comments

It’s time for another contest and this one will be a ton of spooky fun for those of you that have dogs. Don’t have a dog, well feel free to take a peek at all the adorable or scary costumes we have for you. The Life of a Home Mom are participating in the Dog Halloween contest 2012 edition hosted by the Dog Fence Experts. Time to get a little creative or time to pull out those old photos of your little dogs (or big ones) in a Halloween costume. One lucky winner from this blog will get a $25 Target Gift card. Sounds great right? Think of the little goodies you can get your pet with that. Halloween is my favorite time of year and I love seeing costumes, it doesn’t matter if it is children, adults or pets, they are all neat and so many can get really creative. Can’t wait to see what you have stirring up!

Participation Requirements:
Get your dog dolled up in their Halloween costume and snap a photo.Photo entries don’t have to be current, but they do have to be yours.

Once you have your prize winning photo – you may enter by:

1. email me the picture at homemom3@gmail.com with the subject line “Halloween Dog Photo Contest” before November 1st.

OR

2. post your participating photo on your own blog then drop your link in the comment section of this post.

It’s that easy! A panel of judges will select the winner. That winner and their prize winning entry will be announced on this blog, November 2 for all to see.

But Wait! There’s More!

All participants in this, and other blog hosted photo contests will advance to The Big Event Halloween Dog Photo Contest hosted by www.dogfencediy.com where one lucky winner and their pooch will win a $500 Target Gift Card.

All participating photos will be featured in a special Halloween gallery where viewers may comment and vote for their favorite hound. Participants may promote their own dog or their favorite dog by sharing links on their Facebook, Twitter or wherever they need to do to get people to vote for their hound.

The participant with the most votes by 8pm EST on November 12, 2012 will be declared the winner!!

Sounds like fun, no? I can’t wait to see your entries!!

Entries:

Disclosure: The Life of a Home Mom one of many host blogs in the Dog Fence DIY 2012 Halloween Dog Photo Contest. I received a $25 Target card as a hostess gift for participation.

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