Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Family Circle Magazine

Family Circle magazine is a pretty good magazine. Full of recipes and tips on life. The clincher is that it only cost $1.99 (US dollars). Cheap entertainment and advice. Most issues have a health section that includes a "How I Lost It" story. It is filled with people like us. It is a small blurb with pictures - an interesting read. I used to go through tons of magazines looking for inspirational stories to provide motivation before I found you all. I wanted to pay it forward a little. I am going to be one of the "How I Lost It" blurbs. I just got the email this week that my issue went to print. It will be in the August issue so if you are in the grocery store check out, trying to avoid looking at the candy, pick up an issue and check it out (well, you will have to wait til August if you want to see MY blurb). It is a great magazine - totally worth the $1.99. By the way - I did the initial interview for this little article at the beginning of January. That is how long the process is.

Funny story of the day - My class (1st grade) heard that I was going to find out the sex of the baby this week. They are so excited. We took a poll to see what they thought it would be. I told them they did not have to vote for what they were. Girls could think it was a boy and vice versa. It came back at 14 to 7 favoring a girl. Then the comments started.

Boy #1 said - "You can handle a boy." Why is that, I ask. "Because you don't have to do hair and stuff."

Later in the day, while working at my table next to two girls, boy #2 said - "I hope you have a girl." (Now this is THE biggest trouble-maker I have and he has 2 brothers) Why is that, I ask. "Well (and in a low voice he says), they are so cute. Just look at (and says the name of a little girl sitting at my table with a shy smile)." To this I answer - you are right the girls in this class are quite cute but I am also fond of the boys.

So the general opinion of most (class, co-workers, gym folks) is that it is a girl. I have never asked them what they think, they just offer it. However, those I do ask - mother, best bud, hubby - we are stumped. Can't really say one way or another. I thought once I was pregnant I would have a feeling one way or another. Nope. Just confusion. Even on-line tests tell me it is inconclusive. Too close to tell. Let's just hope the baby cooperates on Thursday so I can know and start decorating.

Enough of my chatter. Hope you all have a great week. 6 more days of class!!! YAHOO!!!!


Deb said...

Congrats on the magazine!

I was dead wrong the only time I thought I knew the gender of my child. I was SURE it was a girl, and was surprised to find out boy. I'm glad I found out ahead of time.

Good luck with the ultrasound. Hopefully the little one cooperates!

CJ said...

Good luck with ultrasound! Its so exciting isn't it?

Corletta said...

Girl...what if you have 2 babies a cookin!!! Then you could have a boy and a girl!!! It's my guess that that is why the tests are inconclusive :) Just sayin!

Jenn said...

Wow, that's awesome! Congrats on the write-up!!
Can't wait to hear about the ultrasound!!!
I was convinced my 2nd was a boy - nope.
I'm now convinced that THIS one is a boy - I'll find out on 6/11.

Katie J said...

My vote is for a girl too! (just kidding)

That is SO cool about the Family Circle magazine. I will be checking it out for sure.

Cassie said...

Congrats on the blurb in the magazine. I will have to keep a look out. I thought for sure and everyone else around me, minus my mom thought it was a girl.... well we were wrong. Having a boy...lol. I am really excited to see what you are having. Good luck :)

Laura said...

well....??? It's thursday, what is it?!?!

Jessica @ Food for Thought said...

Family Circle mag.? That's pretty awesome! Way to go! I will keep my eyes open for it.

Good luck at the Dr.'s, too. It's so exciting to FINALLY know the sex. Then, the name chosing really gets fun!

Laura said...

HA! I am such an idiot! I thought it was thursday yesterday! But it is today, so hopefully you were able to find out the sex and come tell us soon!!

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