I can confirm that after months of constant requests from the media, I decided to share pictures of myself and Sophia with Hello! Magazine. Both Sophia and I were compensated for the photographs, and will donate a portion of the compensation to the Ronald McDonald House to assist with the completion of their new facility in Pensacola, FL. The majority of the compensation, paid to Sophia, will be placed in trust for her secondary education and well-being. I’m thrilled with the pictures of Sophia and pleased to announce that she is healthy, happy and deeply loved.
If you would also like to help Ronald McDonald House Charities complete their new project in Pensacola, you can make donations of time and money via their website at www.rmhpensacola.org/supportrmh.html or call (850)-477-CARE.
Opened in 1984, over 16,000 adults and children have found refuge in the Pensacola Ronald McDonald “Home”. Originally only 6 bedrooms, the House has been through 2 expansions to 9 bedrooms and a capital campaign is currently under way to build a 26-bedroom House so that no family has to be turned away. The $5 million dollar campaign will allow Ronald McDonald House to build the 20,500 sf home in Pensacola near our largest hospitals. The new House will offer expanded services to 26 families and will give us the capability to serve 551 more families a year.
Please support this important cause. Visit www.rmhpensacola.org/supportrmh.html or call (850)-477-CARE.
Signing Off – For Now!
Only a month to go until I welcome Sophia into this world. I’m excited, of course, but a little anxious too. There is still so much to do to get ready.
With all that I have left to do, I’m going to sign off from this blog for now. Be sure to check back with me after Sophia arrives. I can’t wait!
Overwhelmed – Thanks!
That’s what was constantly on my mind as I sat in my house surrounded by baby shower gifts last night. I figured friends would buy just one or two things each but apparently girls are fun to shop for! Sophia’s already spoiled and she’s not even here yet. I’m blessed to have such amazing people in my life and happy to see them all under the same roof yesterday at the beautiful baby shower.
Music Saves Me
If I’m having a tough day I always turn to music to change my mood. Yes, there are days when crying is all I’d rather do so I may listen to sad love songs but what girl hasn’t done that? But most of the time I just turn on music that makes me smile. Lately I’ve noticed that the Black Eyed Peas get me in a goofy dancing mood. Yes, I dance around my house like I’m actually good at it. I’m just happy that this is one act that hasn’t been published on the internet!! Now, that would be embarrassing.
Its funny how a baby’s kick is so comforting. I won’t forget the first time I felt more than butterflies. It was her first full-on kung-fu kick! I was home alone and it was about 11pm so I couldn’t exactly call anyone to share the news with. I cried with joy, then cried some more when it hit me that I had nobody to share that moment with. But its funny how anytime I felt alone she would suddenly kick me really hard like she was reminding me, “Hello, you’re not alone silly, I’m right here!” It never took long for a cry to turn into a laugh thanks to little Sophia.