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I look forward to Fridays because Friday is my NEW WEEK mark in my pregnancy. It means we're one week closer to meeting our little nugget ... and one more of developments are happening inside of me. It's crazy cool. I'm 20 weeks today ... and since I'm being induced around 39 weeks, I'm more than halfway there! Baby is the length of a banana and mom is finally feeling flutters! 

We still don't know if baby is a he or a she ... which is starting to drive me nuts because I'm so excited to start planning the nursery. We'll know soon enough. Everyone says it's a girl because I'm girly - that makes lots of sense, doesn't it? Not so much. We'll just have to wait and see! 

Hope you have a great weekend! I'll come back and post some pics next week! XO 
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Being someone who overshares EVERYTHING ... this was the hardest secret to keep over the past 14 weeks. John & I are expecting our first baby! We're due in January and our little nugget is currently the size of a lemon or beet. (The different apps use different fruits and vegetables to compare the size of the baby to!)

We are beyond thrilled and so excited not to have to hold this secret in any longer! It was really hard to keep this a surprise for Jeff too ... I just told him I was pregnant YESTERDAY on the air ... and let's just say, I GOT HIM. He didn't see it coming ... which is weird because he's been asking me when we were going to try and start a family for a while now. Either way, I mislead him and told him I lied to him about something and wanted to come clean about it ... then "dropped the bomb" on him as he likes to put it.

We're so excited to finally share this news with everyone! Baby has a strong heartbeat and I'm feeling pretty good. I think the worst of the exhaustion phase is over (thank god) ... other than that, I get nauseous at night once in a while, but no extreme morning sickness. Now I just can't wait to go back to the doctor now ... the wait between appointments is the worst! All I'm looking for is a little reassurance that everything is going ok and the weeks and weeks in between appointments is ROUGH! It's pretty amazing how INSTANTLY I felt protective over this little person.

I read WHAT TO EXPECT WHEN YOU'RE EXPECTING before I was even pregnant (can you tell I'm a planner to the extreme?) because I like to be armed with everyone ounce of information possible. So now I think I might re-read it now that it actually applies to me and I can relate to all of the week by week information.

I hear we're in for one wild ride ... of a life! Can't wait! :) Thank you for all of the love and support!

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Whip Nae Nae

You know those silly moments when you're driving with other people in the car and it just turns into a really strange mobile party? That's exactly what happened over the weekend, but it was one of those times I almost wish we were recording it because it was just that BAD.

I'm obsessed with Youtube videos of little kids doing the Watch Me Whip/Nae Nae dance. Seeing little kids do it makes me so happy because it's just adorable ...

I was describing this dance to my husband, John. At first he was acting like he wasn't really sure what I was talking about ... and next thing I knew JOHN BUSTS OUT THE DANCE!!! LOL Then it hit me, HE'S OBSESSED WITH WATCHING PEOPLE DO THIS DANCE TOO! Oh that husband of mine. I think my new favorite thing is watching HIM do it!

If you have videos of your kids doing the dance - send it to me! I love it!

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One Jurassic World Observation I Couldn't Get Over ...

I can barely WALK in high heels, forget RUN in them. While watching Jurassic World in 3D over the weekend with my husband, I couldn't help but laugh at the main female character as she RAN FOR HER LIFE  from dinosaurs in 5inch heels ... throughout MOST of the movie. Rather than focus on the plot of the movie itself ... I found myself thinking about what kind of footwear I would choose to wear if I was running all over the place in charge of an amusement park. 5inch heels ... NEVER. I'm one of those people that gets SO hung up on little details in a movie that I'm distracted from what's actually going on. 

This is all coming for the girl who is sitting here at a computer with Birkenstocks on. Clearly I'm a fashion icon! Ha! 


Awwwww Skinnamarinky Sad!

Sharon, Lois, and Bram and their song "Skinnamarink" were my JAM as a kid. Sad news today... Lois passed away. As I get older and my brain gets filled with useless information, this is one of those songs that will never be forgotten. I can't remember much from being a really small child, but this song and The Elephant Show will never be forgotten. I love you in the morning and in the afternoon I love you in the evening underneath the moon! Awwwwwww, such awesome memories!
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OMG - This video is PAINFUL to watch!

Jeff showed me this video and we both instantly felt queasy. This guy rips his quads! If you're going to the gym tonight to do LEGS, our thoughts and prayers are with.
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Local Pop Duo Needs Your Vote!

NEPA pop duo Kohn need your VOTE to help them get national exposure! Click here and VOTE for Kohn in the ‪#‎RisingStar‬ contest -!

Let's help them represent NEPA and get them the votes they need to win this contest!

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My boss thinks it's hilarious that every weekend I'm either at a wedding or a baby shower ... but that's just the typical life of women in their late 20's! Love is in the air ... over the weekend, my husband John's Best Man, Ryan and his fiance, (who we adore!) Linda got married in New Jersey! They are such a sweet and loving couple ... and I married into an AWESOME group of friends because John's friends know how to have a good time! The wedding was beautiful, full of love, everyone was beaming with joy ... but I just had to share this adorable idea! These were the table numbers!

The table numbers were photos of the bride and groom at the age of the table number. So these were photos of them when they are 7, for table 7! How sweet is that??? An awesome idea for any brides-to-be!

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Things to FEEL Good About in NEPA ... The Wackobs Make HUGE Donation!

Lots of exciting things are happening and I'm trying to be better about sharing the good news! I speak often about Candy's Place in Forty Fort and the wonderful services they offer to local cancer patients throughout their treatments, but for those who don't know, I am also a member of the Board of Directors at Candy's Place. It is a great honor and priveledge to be a part of such an incredible organization. Candy's Place is a home-like setting in Forty Fort, providing FREE wellness services to local cancer patients. Excercise classes, massages, Reiki, Yoga ... there is always something new going on and all of the services are provided free of charge to cancer patients ... thanks to annual fundraising and donations. Candy's Place survives on donations ... which is why I wanted to take a moment to thank EACH AND EVERY ONE OF YOU who purchased Jeff's most recent Wackjobs cd, Radio Clowns. Jeff donated 100% of the proceeds from the cd to Candy's Place ... and just presented the check for $9,049! Pictured with Jeff and the oversized check is Chris Ostroski, the director of Candy's Place. How AWESOME is that?! So cool.

If you want to support Candy's Place while having a good time with friends, please join us at our next fundraiser at Susquehanna Brewing Company - Happy Hour - Thursday, March 12 from 6-8! More info here! Admission includes beer and wine tastings, brewery, tours, beverages, and food courtesy of area restaurants!

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#Oscars: Love for Lady Gaga!

One thing I love about awards shows is live-tweeting and facebooking with all of you while watching! It's so fun to have thousands of friends at your fingertips to chat with during the lulls & exciting times. Overall, the #Oscars were good. As with most awards shows, it went on WAY too long and by the end, I lost steam ... and gave up after Lady Gaga's performance. About that - girlfriend NAILED it! We always see her in elaborate costumes ... so it was really refreshing to just see her BELT IT OUT in a beautiful gown, no gimmicks. Another really nice moment happened earlier on the red carpet when an interviewer asked where her fiance Taylor was. She said he was watching from home because he had to work in the morning. What a wonderfully refreshing answer. How normal. Like they're just like the rest of us ... with obligations and can't always go party out on the town. Loved this side of Lady Gaga, hope there's more where that came from!

... kind of sad that award season is winding down ... especially because The Bachelor has almost picked his wifey too. What the heck is a girl to do on Sunday/Monday nights anymore?! Oh yeah, hit the gym. That's probably a good idea. ;) -A
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