Posts made in March, 2007

Fewer and Farther Between

Posted by on Mar 29, 2007 in Uncategorized | 2 comments

You poor neglected blog. I used to spend so much time with you, lovingly composing prose that would bring you readers. I would sit for hours to work on your template and think of ways to improve your appearance. Then I would add pictures and make sure you looked nice for the day. Sigh. Those days are gone.

Now I have replaced you with a swelling belly, making meals for events, designing things graphically and working at the office. These are wonderful things but they have slowly edged you out. I’m sorry, little guy. Maybe one day soon, you will once again be the apple of my eye…but I wouldn’t hold my breath. There is too much of a chance that “one day soon” will be months and months away. In the meantime, I will give you snippets of all that has happened.

Jud turned the big two five last week and we had a little party that I forgot to take pictures of because I am totally forgetful of the photo-taking when there are friends around. I did make two cakes – one made of cheese and topped with cherries and the other made of spices and topped with mocha frosting. I loved them both. The spice cake is still sort of with us, but I’m making quick work of saying goodbye to it. Jud got a few presents and some cards and a lot of emails and phone calls, all of which are such nice ways for people to remember you and that is the nicest thing for your birthday, to be remembered.

We had a potluck with our neighbors last week and it went really well…lots of talking and plenty of advice for me from the L&D nurses who live next door (and from the one mama who lives here too). The best part was that the super pretty neighbor, who I believe bears a striking resemblance to that girl on Lost, only prettier, was talking about needing a new job and I was all, ‘how about you come temp for me while I am gone?’ And she said ‘yes!’ And I said ‘Send your resume!’ And then she did and now she is all but hired. Hoorah!

I also took a meal to our Sunday school friends who had a baby the Saturday before. He is very cute and I got some more pointers on L&D, which is fabulous.

My tooth is fixed! But I accidentally gave them the wrong insurance info. They will need the right stuff to resubmit (duh! – This is the squishy baby brain…he is sucking out all my smarts!).

We ordered an interactive dvd to learn all about ‘birthin some babies’ because we waited a really long time to figure out when to take a birthing class and also because they are stupid expensive. We paid a third of that cost for the dvd and then we can refer back to it whenever we’d like, possibly while in the delivery room and my brain flat lines.

We went to the doctor today and he was all ‘you look great’ and ‘you look glowy’ and I was all ‘you are late’ and then in a funk for a while because I am tired of showing up early and then not being seen for 45 minutes. He was all ‘sickness and procedures are not always punctual’ and I was all ‘okay.’ Inside, however, I was all ‘be better at scheduling!’ I was under 150 today, which means that I am fine in the weight world, and frankly, if I wasn’t officially fine according to the scale, I was just going to tell the doctor that I look awesome for someone who is eight months into this process, but then he said so himself. Maybe I should dial down the crazy.

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Four D not Forty

Posted by on Mar 20, 2007 in Uncategorized | 7 comments

Last Friday, while my parents were in town, we drove up to Frisco and got some pretty good looks at the baby. Right before we went in, my chewing gum suddenly became extra crispy and I realized that I’d lost a filling and part of a tooth. That was awesome. I forgot about my tooth pretty quickly once I crawled up on the table and the goo was on my belly.

We saw him in 2D first, and even that is pretty wonderful. He has a big belly and lots of hair and his heart beat was strong and steady. When she switched it over to the 3D/4D the placenta was kind of in the way and he buried his face in my hip, with his placenta pillow for the rest of the morning.

We went to get a bite to eat and that seemed to liven him up, so he moved out of my hip and into plain view. That’s when we got the good shots.

Check him out for yourself…..

Baby leg and foot
Side view with slight distortion from movement.
2D of his profile.
All their noses look smooshed like that for some reason.
Of course, it might actually be smooshed, but it’s not all that likely.
He pretty much kept his hand up by his face like that the whole time.

So that’s him. That’s our baby. He’s still gestating, although lately he’s been taking Taekwondo classes and is practicing most of his kicks on my right rib cage. It almost lost it’s fun for me though. Almost.

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Quick Update

Posted by on Mar 20, 2007 in Uncategorized | 1 comment

In the way of a quick update, I wanted to let everyone know that they can now access our baby registries by clicking on the links of the left side of the page.

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Could I Just Sit for a Moment and Breathe?

Posted by on Mar 14, 2007 in Uncategorized | 6 comments

Life has somehow become nothing but work over the past four weeks. I am in a perpetual state of working. I work at the office. I come home and sit down at this desk and work some more. Sometimes I get up and make us something to eat. Sometimes I force my husband to grill sandwiches made of cheese. Sometimes I eat those sandwiches right here at this desk. Sometimes I work until way past my bedtime. But bedtime is no longer as wonderful as it used to be. Now it is filled with leg cramps, hip pain, acid reflux and a few trips to the bathroom. Who could look forward to that? Anyway I feel like my body will not handle much more of this constant working and interrupted sleep.

I’m cranky. I’m thirsty all the time and I don’t enjoy food or sleep. I’m officially no fun and also getting worse about calling/writing people back. It’s not that I don’t want to talk to you, it’s just that I’m exhausted and I keep thinking that I will call you right after I do this one more thing. And then I realize that I have something else to do, like mop my kitchen floor.

That floor is disgusting and needs to be mopped at least once a week. I haven’t touched it in a few months now. But I’m going to do it….tomorrow, which is probably when I’ll call you back.

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Tournament Challenge

Posted by on Mar 13, 2007 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

I realize the everyone has probably already filled out about 10 of these things… However, some of you may be thinking, “What’s another bracket? Sure I’ll sign up.” Or perhaps some of you have never done this but you may find it a great way to be interested in all the stuff your spouse or friends will be glued to for the next couple weeks. Others of you may have a lotto ticket mentality, in which case another bracket will only further your chances of being a winner and dawning the title of “Champion.” To sign up for my “Tournament Challenge” go here and register for the bracket. You will need to have the following information:

Group ID#: 10146
Password: password

We’ll announce the winner of the bracket challenge when all games conclude. Once you fill out your bracket, you may want a copy to print out and keep track of your brackets. A printable copy of the bracket is available here. If you have any questions, send me an email.

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