Sunday, November 30, 2008


The last of our Thanksgiving guests just left, leaving just us and my mother-in-law. So now she is officially here for the birth of the baby. I am due in 17 days! So it could be 26 days, if history is an indicator. I am still starting on the myriad "Natural induction" techniques...Yesterday I took my evening primrose oil, engaged in some alone time with Bill, ate a spicy dinner and walked and walked. I have lower back pain today, but that's probably from NINE HOURS of sleep! (Minus three pee breaks of course!)

I have a lot left to do at work, but I am not sure if I will ever be MORE ready as far as that aspect of prep goes.

In the meantime, today I plan on making our room ready for baby!

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Home Alone!

I love when I get to be home alone for even a short while! Yesterday afternoon E., Bill's mom, arrived. She's here for Thanksgiving, until Friday, after which she will be here 'til the baby comes. E. is great. She and Bill took the Lu to P'burgh grocery shopping. She loves to launder and organize. And she is saving our butts this week, as my day care provider called this morning to say she has to be closed on Tuesday and Wednesday, in addition to Friday, and I am working all of those days.

I have three more weeks of work left. Which is SOOOO long, and also not nearly enough time. I have developed an annoying and painful, but harmless, pregnancy symptom that I was lucky to avoid with the Lulu. What a pain in the, ahem, ass! And I feel totally unprepared.

So in my time alone, I am completing the quilt for my friend Z's boy twin. (The girl's has been done for a few weeks.) And the twins arrived last Saturday, so I have some motivation. Z and I shared a due date. And the twins are home home home. Very lucky!

I've also backed some cookies and cleared off the kitchen table, a little. I don't want to waste my precious time alone!

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Can someone explain to me what Quantum of Solace actually means?
And also, why did I never invest the $20 in a donut pillow before?

And welcome to new babies of friends!

Saturday, November 15, 2008

35 weeks and 4 days

I know I have busy, but I am not sure what I have been doing! I do know that my dad and his wife came for a visit this past week, that I have had a lot of work events, and that I have been thinking a lot about preparing for baby (but not doing much beyond thinking.)

Maybe I should get on that....

I have a belly shot coming soon!

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

The Most Beautiful Map I Have Ever Seen

What an incredible moment. I am doing everything I can not to go wake Bill and Eva.

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Best weekend ever! (or at least in the last three months.)

Yesterday morning Bill took the Lulu to the dump and fishing for a few hours. When they got home, we went grocery shopping. And I got tired so Bill sent me to sit down in the front of the store while he finished. He made dinner, gave E her bath, and put her to bed. She was asleep by 8:45. When we went to bed at 9:30 we realized it was time to set the clocks back...So I slept from 8:45 til 6:45. Today I have done nothing but lazed around the house and done some quilting. That is ALL. It is nice to have a husband.

Saturday, November 1, 2008


Princess Ghost was in her glory. We limited our trick-or-treating to one house, so as so avoid a kitchen full of candy (bad for me and for Eva...Bill has willpower.) But she was happy to see Rachel and Jeff and their dogs, so no disappointment. And she seemed to enjoy giving out the candy much more anyway.