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29 year-old female from Roseville, MI
Born and raised in Pittsburgh, but my heart belongs in Toronto.

The question, O me! so sad, recurring, What good amid these, O me, O life?


That you are here, that life exists, and identity;
That the powerful play goes on, and you will contribute a verse.
~Walt Whitman

Do not believe that he who seeks to comfort you lives untroubled among the simple and quiet words that sometimes do you good. His life has much difficulty... Were it otherwise he would never have been able to find those words.
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Insomnia Pregnancy: 32 weeks, 5 days

Sleeping has never come easily to me. Actually I should correct that statement. Sleeping at NIGHT has never come easily to me. 3 o'clock on a bright and beautiful afternoon? No problem, I'll be snoring before I know it. 1am on a weekday? Wide eyed and bushy tailed.

Since having Tanner, my night sleeping schedule has slowly changed more towards the normal end. I still stay up much later than I should each night, but I am at least tired at normal times and often had no problem falling asleep when it was dark out. All of that has changed with pregnancy.

The first and most of the second trimester I was tired all the time. Every chance I got I would sleep. It was equal parts wonderful and annoying. As soon as I entered the third trimester, my sleep came to a screeching halt. Much of this was mostly a physical thing. It takes me almost 25 minutes each night trying to arrange all my pillows perfectly around my body so each section is properly supported. I have my 2 head pillows, my belly pillow, my back pillow to lean against, my pillow for between my knees to support my legs and hips, and then I sometimes have a pillow under my feet if I happen to be swelling that night. Each one is perfectly arranged, and if I have to get up to pee (I should say when, not if) or I roll over then the process gets started all over again.

I think last night was probably the worst yet. On top of everything else I have been battling what I'm assuming is a chest and head cold. Pregnancy already swells the sinus cavities which can make breathing a bit more difficult than normal, but throw in a head cold and I can forget about breathing thru my nose. Between that, the pillow rearrange, the heat, having to mouth breathe, and the sudden and spastic coughing fits I would say that I got maybe an hour or two of sleep last night.

I think the most frustrating part of this all is I know it's one of the few things that won't go away after giving birt...
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Birthday January 22nd, 1986
Interests Muffins rock climbing horseback riding bread moving books slighty to the left reading ice hockey anything outdoors like camping BK lounge squirls
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Music Music is my life I love all types of music. If it makes me feel alive and I can feel it flowing through my body then I love it. I'll try to include some of my favourites but it's really hard to narrow it down. Mustard Plug Catch 22 Mad Caddies One Man Army Anti-Flag NOFX Eminem 50 cent Rancid Dropkick Murphys ACDC Aerosmith Lynyrd Skynyrd Alan Jackson Garth Brooks Toby Keith Dixie Chicks Charlie Daniels Band The Who The Doors Alice in Chains Beethoven Mozart Corelli The Beastie Boys The Beatles Ben Folds Five Black Flag Glass Hammer Goldfinger Marilyn Manson Maynard Ferguson Múm Sigur Rós Op Ivy Pink Floyd Sleater-Kinney Snow Patrol Third Day Tom Petty U2 Everlast Fiona Apple Jeff Buckley Counting Crows Muddy Waters Nora Jones Pine Top Smith Etta James Miles Davis Bob Dylan Eric Clapton Jefferson Airplane Kansas Led Zeppelin Queen Simon and Garfunkle Steppewolf Styx Van Morrison ZZ Top Chopin Haydn Musorgsky Rammstein Frank Sinatra
Movies The Boondock Staints; Hitchhikers Guide To The Galaxy; LOTR; Star Wars; Goodmorning Vietnam; Now and Then; Full Metal Jacket; Saving Private Ryan; A League of Their Own; The Sandlot; Chitty Chitty Bang Bang; Aladdin; Lion King; American History X; Life Is Beautiful; Amelie; Grave Of The Fireflies....I could go on for a very long time. I'm a film nut.
TV Shows FAMILY GUY!!! CSI(all of them); Futurama; Charmed; Without A Trace; Simpsons; Roseanne; I Love Lucy
Books Green Rider Tuesdaysa With Morrie 5 People You Meet In Heaven First Rider's Call Bitter Is The New Black The Grrrl Genius Guide To Sex ( With Other People A Self Help Novel) The Devil Wears Prada How To Be Lost Sister's Keeper The Enchanted Forrest Series The Mage Winds Trilogy A Long Way Down The Notebook A Walk To Remember The Wedding At First Sight True Believer Flight of Eagles Everyone Worth Knowing