My ‘Chair’

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A few weeks ago, I showed you where I blog.

Mama Kat asks this week where we plant our backside and why.

Much has changed in 6 weeks.

Toy lion using laptop

New laptop (I love this MacBook Air!) because someone screwed up my Dell’s keyboard. I’m not naming names but he’s about 3 feet tall….

Same sofa, different spot. Now I’m nearly 7 months pregnant, I need a more comfortable spot with better back support.

Yes, I’m hairier. Like my new look? (The husband set this shot up while I was putting the toddler to bed. Yes, we’re a fun household!)

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Alison Lee is a former PR and marketing professional turned work-at-home mother. After a 10-year career in various PR agencies, and of the world’s biggest sports brands, Alison traded in product launches and world travel, for sippy cups, diapers, and breastfeeding. Alison's writing has been featured on Mamalode, On Parenting at The Washington Post, The Huffington Post, Everyday Family, Scary Mommy, and She is one of 35 essayists in the anthology, My Other Ex: Women’s True Stories of Leaving and Losing Friends. In 2012, she founded Little Love Media, a social media consultancy specializing in blog book tours, and because she doesn’t sleep, is an editor at BonBon Break, an online magazine. Alison lives in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia with her husband and four children (two boys and boy/ girl twins).

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  • March 1, 2012 Leighann

    That’s hilarious!
    You look gorgeous by the way!
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    • March 1, 2012 Alison

      Hee! Thank you!

  • March 1, 2012 Stephanie

    Well, I know pregnancy hormones made my grow a bit more hair but yours are a little out of control 😉

    Congrats on the new computer, seeing as it is a significant step up from a Dell maybe you should thank the un-named 3 foot tall person who beat up the Dell 🙂
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    • March 1, 2012 Alison

      Haha! My sister accused me of setting the whole “let’s splash water on Mama’s laptop so Papa will get her a new one” incident!

      I know, the hair is a little er, all over the place 🙂

  • March 1, 2012 Kristin

    Your blogging spot (from the previous post) looks so comfy! I recently re-arranged my family room to include a desk where I could do my blogging. It’s all pretty and Pottery Barn-like and is set against a window with a beautiful view of the field behind our house, but the chair I’m using is just so damn uncomfortable! It’s one of my dining room chairs and I’m just using it until I can afford to buy a new one. But I’ve quickly learned that comfort (and seating) can make or break even the most serene writing spots.
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    • March 1, 2012 Alison

      Oh yes, comfort is key. I loved my previous spot (also because it was easy for me to get on and off) but my back was killing me. Hence the new spot! I hope you get an awesome new chair soon.

  • March 1, 2012 Not a Perfect Mom

    I just got a new Macbook too! the hubs surprised me for Valentines Day…
    and oh, I remember being a hairy beast when preggers too! ha!
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    • March 1, 2012 Alison

      I bet you weren’t as hairy as me!!

      Congrats on the new Mac!

  • March 1, 2012 Bruna

    Looks like a cozy spot and NO, you don’t look hairy at all!
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    • March 1, 2012 Alison

      It is cozy! And you’re too kind 🙂

  • March 1, 2012 Jenners

    Ooooohhh…Mac Book Air. Me wants!!

    How do you type without opposable thumbs though? : )

    Visiting from Mama Kats.

    • March 1, 2012 Alison

      Heh. It takes talent and time 🙂

  • March 1, 2012 Kara

    I have comfy spot envy right now. I blog/play on the computer/waste time at the dining room table – which can cause problems.

    • March 1, 2012 Alison

      I used to sit at the dining table at our old place – we don’t even have a dining set right now! 🙂

  • March 1, 2012 RoryBore

    wow…I knew hair could get more lustrous and full during pregnancy, but you’ve really outdone yourself! LOL

    still, I am coveting the laptop more.
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    • March 1, 2012 Alison

      Heh, I’m an overachiever 🙂

      The Mac Air is pretty snazzy!

  • March 1, 2012 Robin

    Nice spot! Mine is on the couch too.

    And love the computer. Sweet! And you’re a Mac convert – yay!
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    • March 1, 2012 Alison

      The couch is the best spot, isn’t it?

      I wouldn’t go so far as to say I’m a ‘convert’ though I’m kinda in love with the Mac Air right now. I can still use a PC though (I keep saying that to my husband who teases me about being “one of those Mac snobs”)!

  • March 1, 2012 Anjie

    Ugh, my Dell recently bit the dust too! I would desperately love to upgrade to a Mac Book, but that just won’t happen. Congratulations!

    Also, I think you’re super cute! Can I give you a hug?? 😉
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    • March 1, 2012 Alison

      Thank you! I was lucky – the husband had the Macbook Air lying around unused. He had bought it for work, but found that he wasn’t really using it.

      And yes, hugs are accepted!

  • March 1, 2012 Pop

    it’s winter – you can be forgiven for not shaving.

    And this daddy needs a new laptop. Now where’s my daughter to screw up my keyboard when I need her?
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    • March 2, 2012 Alison

      Haha, you can always splash some water on the keyboard and blame your daughter.

      Oops did I say that out loud?

  • March 2, 2012 Arnebya

    I’m giggling b/c my husband does this, sit random dolls in places that’ll give me start upon entering a room. Some of them are already possessed anyway, singing or talking when we walk by. Um, look here voodoo dolls, I’ma need y’all to take the crazy someplace else; I’ve got enough already.

    My Dell is about to die. I feel it telling me as it moves slower and slower that our time together is short. Thing is — I can’t afford to buy a new one anytime soon so I need laptop life support.

    • March 2, 2012 Alison

      Ack, sorry about the dying laptop. Mine was dying for a while before the keyboard conked out and the husband finally said, here, use the MacBook that’s been lying around unused (yee haw).

      My husband and I are now putting the lion in various positions around the house – next stop, his truck. Muahahaha.

  • March 2, 2012 Jessica

    L is very excited about this picture. She loves your new look.
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    • March 2, 2012 Alison

      Hahaha!! Yay, L approves!

  • March 2, 2012 Kimberly

    Oh girl, you’re gorgeous!
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    • March 2, 2012 Alison

      I know!! 😉

  • March 2, 2012 Natalie

    My pregnancy sure has changed your look 🙂
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    • March 2, 2012 Alison

      Right?? Just you wait 😉

  • March 2, 2012 Jessica

    I want your laptop! Can we share?? lol.
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    • March 2, 2012 Alison

      Hee!! Ok, if you can make it here by Monday 🙂

  • March 2, 2012 Carolyn

    Oh I want a Mac.
    Did you find the transition from Windows to Mac easy?
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    • March 2, 2012 Alison

      It’s easy for me because I’ve been using Macs off and on for the past few years!

  • March 2, 2012 Ann

    Adorable! You look adorable, too! I’m glad you like your MAC Book air. I still have the clunky lap top, but it’s loaded up and souped up to the gills! However, I do so much photo editing, that next year, I’m gonna have to get a big screen (we won’t mention my poor, tired, OLD eyes!)
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    • March 2, 2012 Alison

      Oh yes, a big screen is awesome! And what tired, old eyes?? You? No way!

  • March 2, 2012 Sweaty

    Ooh aah-ing over the Macbook Air!! How’re you liking it? I’ve been thinking of makin’ the big switch from the good ole PC to Mac… Of course I’m intimidated, sorta like moving from blogger to WP 😉

    Has it been 7 month ALREADY?!?! It seemed only yesterday when you announced you were expecting your second! I know it probably feels like forever for you who’re going through it, but honestly, for me, gosh, time flies!!!
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    • March 2, 2012 Alison

      I love it! It’s an easy transition for me as I’ve been using Macs and Apple products off and on over the past few years. Plus, there are some tricks you can learn that will make using a Mac ALMOST similar to a PC. You’ll get used to it very quickly!

      And yes, it does feel like a long time since I found out about pregnancy #2! But I know the last few weeks will just rush by.

  • March 2, 2012 jlweinberg/jen

    You are the cutest little lion ever. Just don’t get fur stuck between the keys of that gorgeous Mac!

    Congrats on 7 mos! That is so exciting. I hope you are feeling good.
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    • March 2, 2012 Alison

      This pesky fur is hard to manage 😉

      And thank you! I’m starting to feel the aches and pains, but that just means we’re close to the end, woohoo!

  • March 2, 2012 Tonya

    Looks like a cozy spot and I like your friend. 🙂
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    • March 2, 2012 Alison

      It is cozy and my furry buddy is soft and cuddly 🙂

  • March 2, 2012 Shell

    What a cute shot!

    7 months already? Wow!
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    • March 2, 2012 Alison

      Not long now! (eek!)

  • March 2, 2012 Stasha

    I never realized you look so serious when you work!
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    • March 2, 2012 Alison

      Dude, blogging IS serious business 🙂

  • March 2, 2012 Mirjam

    Bwahaha! I laughed all the way down from the: yes, I’m hairier, to all the comments on your new look and the maintenance of your fur. I don’t think I have anything to add 🙂
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    • March 2, 2012 Alison

      Hee hee!! Just tell me you love me, hair and all 🙂

  • March 2, 2012 Lola

    You look ADORABLE! Of course I’m referring to the 30 weeks pic and not the lion. You are single handedly giving me the “itch” to have another baby! It’s dangerous for me over here…very, very dangerous! Of course, since my hubby’s had a vasectomy I guess I have my pick? I’ve always wanted a beautiful interracial baby…
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    • March 3, 2012 Alison

      Haha! Somehow I think your husband won’t be too keen on that idea, Lola 😉

  • March 2, 2012 Galit Breen

    Hee! Love the shot and the fun and, of course, all that hair! xo
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    • March 3, 2012 Alison

      I know, hairy = sexy 😉

  • Because ‘someone’ did not think that getting WIFI would be a good investment, a decision ‘someone’ now regrets very much since his wife started blogging since she is always hogging the internet under the pretext that ‘this post will not come up right’ but is actually browsing ‘Cakewrecks’, I have to blog at the dining room table. Which is not comfortable.
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    • March 3, 2012 Alison

      I used to blog using the dining table. Until we moved. We have no dining set now, hah!

  • March 3, 2012 Kimberly

    I have the most ridiculously awesome hair waxer person.
    I can hook it up.
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    • March 3, 2012 Alison

      Oh you would? Love your face.

  • March 3, 2012 Runnermom-jen

    Hahahaha!!! That is awesome!! I love it…and I love that your husband set up the shot 🙂
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    • March 3, 2012 Alison

      He has since moved the lion into various positions in the house 🙂

  • March 3, 2012 Kelley

    I want to sit right there right now. It looks so comfortable!
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    • March 3, 2012 Alison

      It is pretty awesome!

  • March 3, 2012 Carri

    I have a Dell laptop… Can you send Monkey over here to “take care of” the keyboard? I’d really love a new MacBook. 🙂 Cute pic, BTW. Your husband is funny!
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    • March 3, 2012 Alison

      Give Blake a bucket of water and hand your Dell over, I’m pretty sure he’ll wreck it just as Monkey did mine 😉

      Yes, the husband is pretty hilarious! I found the lion on my side of the bed wearing my t-shirt, underwear and socks the following night. Hah!

  • March 3, 2012 Dwija {House Unseen}

    You are so cute and furry, Alison!
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    • March 3, 2012 Alison

      So huggable, am I not? 🙂

  • March 3, 2012 Natalie

    So perfect! I’m sitting in my spot like that right now. With my Mac….
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    • March 3, 2012 Alison

      I bet you’re less hairy though 🙂

  • March 3, 2012 Leslie

    Love the new ‘do! I’m longing for a MacBook Air, but the Husband has been promised his uber-expensive computer set-up first!
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    • March 3, 2012 Alison

      Bah!! Wives come first, always!

  • March 3, 2012 angela

    My keyboard is starting to stick. My husband is not convinced 🙁
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    • March 4, 2012 Alison

      Try er, accidentally spilling coffee on it. Or something. 🙂

  • March 4, 2012 Elena

    What an awesome sitting spot & new MacBook Air! Hope you’re loving it. 🙂
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  • March 4, 2012 My Inner Chick

    Mama, A,

    You are such a gorgeous pregnant woman.

    I gained about 50 pounds w/ both kids…

    and you look like you could be a damn model!!



    • March 5, 2012 Alison

      Aw, you’re too damn sweet!

  • March 5, 2012 Kiran (Masala Chica)

    I DO love the new look. And I love my Macbook Pro. My little 3 footers are trying very hard to find ways to sabotage it so just be wary. They are a wily bunch.

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    • March 5, 2012 Alison

      Oh believe me when I say I will be so careful with this one!!

  • March 5, 2012 Greta

    That is so stinking cute. Just like our own side of the bed, we all have our favorite spots!

    • March 5, 2012 Alison

      I go insane if anyone dares sit on my spot 🙂

  • March 5, 2012 Rivki

    Oh, does that look comfy! We recently got a (lightly) padded swivel office-y chair from Ikea, which is a major upgrade from the hard and uncomfortable wooden chair we had been using as our desk chair.

    The Air looks great! I’m looking forward to the summer, when I’m getting a MacBook Pro. Oh yeah, talk about anticipation!!
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    • March 5, 2012 Alison

      I used to sit on a swivel Ikea chair too! Until I stopped hanging out at the desk in the study. Much prefer to be in the living room 🙂 Oh you’ll love the Mac!

  • March 7, 2012 Lady Jennie

    Cute!! I like you in all that hair. ha ha
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