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Dr. Who Challenge - #doctorwho20daychallenge

I originally found this on Instagram and thought it was a terrific idea…but I’m horrible about posting things each day so I decided to just write it up in a blog post instead. I should note that my answers are about the new doctors (Nine - Eleven) because they are the ones I have seen every episode of. I've seen quite a few of the older doctors but not all of them. I think ALL the Doctors are important and good, I'm just clarifying that the ones I'm talking about here are the newbies...a little disclaimer for the purists who may stop by. ;) And also obviously these are just my opinions and thoughts, you don't have to agree. So anyway, read on to listen to me pontificate, rant, and rave. I also included some fun Doctor Who gifs and pictures to illustrate my points. Enjoy! :)

1. Favorite Doctor – Eeeek. This is hard. It’s a toss up between Ten (David Tennant) and Eleven (Matt Smith). I am a David Tennant fangirl and always will be. Not just because he’s cute with his sticky up hair and pensive looks...where was I? Ah yes. I also like him for non-physical reasons. For the emotions he brought to light as the Doctor, his relationships with other people, his passion and intensity. He has always been my favorite. But I also love the zany silliness that Matt brought to the character, the way he floats along without a plan at times but still always comes out on top. His relationships with the Ponds, River, and Clara were also funny, sad, and heartwarming. And he's cute too. Heh. I loved seeing Matt & David interact together during the 50th. But if I absolutely HAD to choose...I guess it would be Ten for my favorite with Eleven as a very, very close second.

2. Favorite Companion – This is also a hard one. There are so many things I like about the different companions, different facets that I feel were very important and brought out different things in The Doctor. However, Rose has always been my favorite companion. (Don't even start with me if you're a Rose hater. Just...go away. Rose was my first companion and I like her.) I feel like she and Ten were good for one another - he helped her to see herself as someone important, who could be something more and she helped him to learn to care for someone again. I was so happy to see them finally reunite in the end, albeit a different iteration of Ten. I also loved that she was back for the 50th.

3. Favorite Season - Probably Season/Series Seven. I've loved seeing how Eleven's story has progressed and it has had all of the things I feel are important for it to be a great season - simply hilarious moments ("Dinosaurs on a Spaceship"), tearjerker stories ("The Angels Take Manhattan") and cliffhangers ("The Name of the Doctor").

4. Least Favorite Companion - Martha. I hate saying that because Martha had a lot of potential and background, and I did enjoy her...but I feel like she was kind of just left to be filler between Rose and Donna. I don't feel like the writers really gave her as much interesting "stuff" as some of the others. However, I do like that she was so headstrong, that she left of her own volition, and then went on to find happiness.

5. Favorite Monster - Daleks are first with Cybermen being a close second. Both are creatures without emotion, pity, or compassion...but I still like them. And you've gotta admit, the verbal repartee between them during "Doomsday" is HILARIOUS.

6. Favorite Episode - How can I choose *just* one?! Ok, fine. Hmmph. If I had to would be "Closing Time." I really liked Craig Owens character when we met him in "The Lodger." I wish we'd seen more of him. As a parent, all the talk of parenting and difficulties Craig mentions in the episode is so true to life. And him defeating the Cybermen with love, breaking out of that cyber suit to save his crying baby? I get teary-eyed every. dang. time.

7. Favorite Quote -  

"The good things don’t always soften the bad, but vice-versa, the bad things don’t necessarily spoil the good things and make them unimportant.” - The Eleventh Doctor, Vincent and the Doctor

8. Funniest Episode - "Dinosaurs on a Spaceship."

9. Least Favorite Monster - I don't know if this qualifies as a monster...but on "The Waters of Mars" when the people go all zombie-like with black teeth and have water pouring out of their mouths? That freaked me out. Yuck. Eeek.

10. Favorite Doctor Catchphrase - "ALLONS-Y!"

11. Favorite Actor - Arthur frakking Darvill. Rory Williams is an incredible character - "A Good Man Goes to War" anyone?! - and Arthur plays him brilliantly. He's funny and so matter of fact about everything. So loyal and committed to the ones he loves.

12. Favorite Actress - Catherine Tate (Donna) with Alex Kingston (River Song) as a close second. I love Donna. She is probably my second favorite companion and mainly just because she's so darn sassy. She always tells the Doctor exactly what's on her mind, just as it is. I think that's also why I like River so much. She's another take charge kinda gal who isn't afraid to speak her mind.

(I know there are Donna haters out there too and to you I also say, go away.)

13. Favorite Special Episode - "The Day of the Doctor" is definitely my favorite special. I LOVED The War Doctor and just the whole dang story in this episode. I also loved the interactions between Ten & Eleven and the incorporation of the older doctors. However, "The Next Doctor" is also very high up on my list. David Morrissey AND David Tennant? Mmmmmm. Need I say more? Ok, fine...I'll say more. It was a really intriguing and interesting episode - the beginning hooks you right off the bat as you wonder if this is some other iteration of the Doctor that we haven't seen.

14. Least Favorite Special Episode - The Waters of Mars. I mentioned it above briefly but this special is my least favorite because it scared the bajeezus out of me. I still have a hard time watching it and seeing the water pouring out the people's faces. And I know that doesn't SOUND scary...but neither do angel statues, amirite?! The only thing I really do like from this episode is this interaction:

Adelaide: State your name, rank, and intention!
The Doctor: The Doctor. Doctor. Fun.
15. Scariest Episode - BLINK. Waters of Mars is scary but Blink is much scarier, in my opinion. Especially since my oldest son and I watched this episode together, at night, after the other kids were sleeping. Not a wise idea. I asked him multiple times, "Are you okay? Want me to turn it off?" and he kept saying no, he was fine. However, I myself found it hard to sleep that night and I noticed his light stayed on too.

16. Favorite Couple - Outside of the Doctor? Companion couples? I'm confused so I'll just name several that were my favorite. Ten & Rose, OBVIOUSLY. River & Eleven. Rory and Amy. Pete & Jackie Tyler. (Jackie was another character that I thought was really funny. She may have been flighty at times but she had some great lines - "How rich? How very?")

17. Least Favorite Character - Hmmm. I can't really think of anyone I haven't liked.

18. Favorite Friendship - Bernard Cribbins (a.k.a. Wilfred Mott) and Ten. Wilfred was always such a friendly old fellow and cheery. He was so much fun. (I'm obviously getting tired...will have to add more to this later.)

19. Least Favorite Season - I don't think I have one.

20. Saddest Episode - Okay, so I give up and am cheating. It's a two way tie between:

~ "DOOMSDAY." Hands down. I bawl like a baby every frigging time.

~ "The Time of the Doctor." His speech at the end. I just...can't. SO MANY TEARS.

Day 5: Beyond

Today is Day 5 of my "5 Days of Birth and Babies" as part of the Review Crew's "5 Days Of..." Blog Hop. My topic today is...beyond! What does that entail exactly? I'm talking about the postpartum period after you have a baby. Here are just a few things to check out and think about.

- This is a wonderful post on The Fourth Trimester that explains why newborn babies do the things they do and how to best soothe them as they adapt to "life on the outside." I think this should be a must-read for every new parent.

- Many moms deal with postpartum depression or anxiety but aren't sure how to deal with it, how to seek help, or even figure out if they have it or not. It's worth looking into even if you don't think you are depressed, so you can know the signs and symptoms for yourself and others. Check out the symptoms of Postpartum Depression & Anxiety from Postpartum Progress.

- I also highly suggest checking out the Fourth Trimester Bodies Project. Many new moms are surprised and shocked by the ways their body has changed (or continues to change) after having a baby. Nobody tells you when you get pregnant that you may end up with a lumpy tummy, some extra rolls, or a raft of stretch marks. It's nice to see pictures of totally normal mommas of all shapes and sizes - you're bound to see someone similar to you on there.

Day 1 - A Week of B's!
Day 2 - Bumps
Day 3 - Birth
Day 4 - Babies
Day 5 - Beyond

Also, please check out some of my fellow bloggers & the subjects they're talking about!
 Kathy @ Kathys Cluttered Mind ~ Fieldtripping Fun
Leah @ As We Walk Along the Road ~ Great Kids Reads
Lisa Marie @ The Canadian Homeschooler ~ Canadian Teachers Pay Teachers Stores
Kemi @ Homemaking Organized ~ Homekeeping for Girls and Boys
Heather @ Only Passionate Curiosity ~ Planning Your Homeschool Year
Nikki @ Angels of Heart ~ Easter: The Cross for Preschoolers
Jenn @ Treasuring Life's Blessings ~ Family Friendly Finger Food
Lisa @ Golden Grasses ~ The Working Woman's Guide to Homeschooling

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I'm a stay at home mom to my preschool-aged boy and baby girl. I also have a elementary school aged step-daughter. I'm married to a wonderful man and we live in the cornfields of Indiana. When I'm not blogging or parenting, I enjoy reading, scrapbooking, graphic design, art, shopping and photography.
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2004 (on and off)

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(Auguries of Innocence was my old blog and all my old posts can still be seen there.)
My blog is called Wonderfully Chaotic and in it I write about parenting, childbirth, my kids & husband, our extended family, my new adventures in homeschooling and pretty much just life in general. :) I also post occasional reviews, giveaways & recipes.

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At 10:01am on July 12, 2013, Lea said…

Work At Home Mom, WAHM, Mom Blogger

I am stopping by to say "hello" :)
I haven't been here in a while.
I welcome your friendship :)

Lea @ Mother Baby Child & Weight Loss Help

At 5:03pm on July 14, 2011, the third boob said…
we (chach + nellie) started a blog & would love for you to check us out and hopefully get a giggle & some answers to "why is this blog called the third boob"?! (
if you find the story amusing enough to follow us or tell people about we would be forever grateful.
At 4:07pm on November 10, 2010, Robyn said…
Thanks for the friendship... I just check out your blog & I love it. I'm a follower now, hope you'll check out mine as well. Have a fabulous day! :)
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At 12:41am on August 21, 2010, Cynthia ~ The Girlz Korner said…
Hi there from The Girlz Korner in upstate New York where you'll find light, witty and rather entertaining articles on every topic imaginable from The Little Black Dress to Making Whoopie. So if you get a chance to kick back and exhale, if only for a brief moment ... come on over and see me some time.
At 3:58pm on July 26, 2010, Mommy Dearest said…
Thanks for the friendship! May God bless you and yours! When you get a free moment, please bless my site with a visit and be blessed in return!

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At 1:46pm on May 24, 2010, Danielle Shellhorn said…
Hey Shay! I am Danielle and wanted to let you know I also living in Terre Haute!! I am now following your blog and following you on Twitter. Please visit
At 11:01pm on March 9, 2010, Scarlet Paolicchi said…
Cool that you are into natural childbirth. I had both my kids at home with a midwife. It was perfect for me!
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At 4:44pm on March 8, 2010, Surviving Little People said…
I love the name of your blog. My blog name is Surviving Little People but I sign my comments and posts as Fabulously Chaotic. So when I saw the name of your blog I just had to check it out.

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I found this quote on an article from FAMEBaby (Baby Center's Celebrity blog) today:

“I will tell you what I can’t abide - and I think the Internet has really created a space for it - women criticizing other women and mothers criticizing other mothers. It just makes me crazy, whether it’s between staying at home, going to work, how long you breast-feed, if you use formula. I feel like we should just assume everyone is doing the best they can. Women should take care of each other,… Continue

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