Category Archives: Pregnancy/Labor/Birth


“Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a merchant in search of fine pearls; on finding one pearl of great value, he went and sold all that he had and bought it.” ~ Matthew 13:45-46 Literal meaning: Ninth Pearl The … Continue reading

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Stocking up

So… I wanted to make some freezer meals for after baby is born and decided to go to the grocery store one last time to gather all my ingredients and make sure we had plenty of easy meals, etc. Of … Continue reading

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Seven on the First – July 2014 (New House Edition)

Living Room Kitchen Dining Room School Room My room Girls Room Boys Room   I’m due at the end of this month so this is either the last Seven on the First, or the penultimate one, God willing! Here’s my latest belly … Continue reading

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Lessons from the year

We had a wonderful year, maybe our best yet, because of – not despite – the many difficult lessons with which we were faced. In 2013 my family had some health related lessons, including a more difficult than usual post … Continue reading

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Introducing… Seven on the Seventh

Welcome to the world, Baruch Linus, born November 6 at 7:16 pm, weighing 9 lb 1 oz.   Didn’t want to wait for the first to start a new series, so now we have seven on the seventh!  

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Six on the First – November 2012

Well, the seventh baby has yet to show his face around here, so we get another six on the first shot! Lord willing, though, this is definitely the last! There’s the little goober now. Still hanging in there. 🙂

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Second Trimester

My first trimester I wasn’t being lazy. I was very, very busy incubating a human. Still, I love second trimester. The energy is unmatched. Just to give you an example, 2 weeks ago I would never have had the day … Continue reading

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Pickles, a reprise

It is starting to seem like the posts about pickles are taking over this blog. Maybe I should have picked “Pickles in the Kitchen” instead of “Socks on the Line” as my blog title. Nevertheless, I just HAD to do … Continue reading

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Moon up above, and a thing called love

There comes a time in every child’s life, I suppose, when the very basic question of our existence cannot be avoided any longer: Where do babies come from? When Soren asked this question a year or so ago, it was … Continue reading

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Top Ten Reasons to be Overdue

10. You still have a really good excuse for the beer gut. 9. You haven’t made any plans for this week, so your schedule is totally free. 8. You’ve been baby-ready since your due date and there’s nothing to do … Continue reading

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