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Boo...I am terrible

The last time I made a post on my regular blog was a month ago when I announced we were preggo! I know....Iam sooooo terrible. I have been keeping up more with my pregnancy blog since I am trying to turn that into a pregnancy journal book after the baby is born. I just have some major blog "block" on what to post here. What do I blog about???? I don't want to blog about baby stuff since I have a separate blog about that. I will figure something out this weekend. I think my creative juices will be coming in once I have a good nights rest. :-)

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