Thursday, April 24, 2008

I don't remember feeling so blechy with Bebe Lulu. The thing is that I know I need to eat, but the deciding what to eat and the getting of the food just pushes me over the edge!

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Thanks for all the congrats! We are so excited.

I'm at the famished stage, where all I want to do is eat. But I've only had one McDonald's product yet, an Egg McMuffin which I could not resist. and by this time with Lulu I was getting a cheeseburger and coke everyday on the way home. And then eating dinner. But since I didn't gain much til the last half of the pregnancy, I don't blame that for my 65 lbs gained.

Plus today was the first day it was nice enough to take a power stroller walk after dinner, followed by a premature but not totally disappointing "flower walk"* in the back yard. My irises have new growth, and thanks to my aunt's advice about planiting them really shallow, they might bloom this year. My alium is up, and my day lilies almost all are showing green tips. ANd there are a few new leaves on the Lady's Mantle.

*A flower walk, so named by the same Aunt for the evening stroll almost every gardener makes to check things out, is best conducted with a glass of wine. But Eva did try to share her BPA-free sippy cup of milk with me, so that was ok.

Monday, April 14, 2008

Today I gave about a pint of blood, drank an orange soda, and collapsed on the couch at 3pm. So either I have horrible taste and the flu, or I'm knocked up.

I'm not shy about spreading the news either, mostly because I can't keep a secret about myself to save my life. So at 5 weeks 1 day, half my co-workers, most of my family, and all of you know.

Here's what I am striving for this time 'round:

Weight gain of less than 60 lbs.
A labor of less than 2 days
A healthy bebe deux.

Sunday, April 13, 2008


Finally home! We had a great trip, but it was a lot of driving, and passengering, which Lulu handled very well. Secret weapon: fruit snacks. She also slept in a big girl bed a few of the nights that we were in NC and seemed unfazed by the house swaying on its stilts the first few bad weather days. But the week ended beautifully with two gorgeous beach days.

Thursday, April 10, 2008


We are on vacation in Cape Hatteras. We are sunburned and happy.