Monthly Archives: December 2008


People, I am too absorbed by my baby boy to think of anything interesting to post.  Anything I’d write would be baby this and baby that.  Besides, my sister and her husband are here this week, Christmas is in a few days, parents come next week and husband just went back to work.  So I’m busy, but still lazy.  Until I can think of anything besides baby, I will hold off on the posting.  Definitely will get back into it in the new year because I’ve really enjoyed it, just taking a little break.  Thanks for all the good wishes and right back at you.


Baby arrived!

Hello.  Well, the inducing was stressing the baby out on Friday so we ended up having a C-section.  Adorable baby boy born on Friday night and all is well.  I’m recovering for a few days and will be online later in the week.  Take care everyone!  Crazy anecdotes coming soon!

Still no- almost 41 weeks

So, tomorrow, Friday, is 41 weeks.  Per doctor’s advice, I’m going to the hospital tonight to start the inducing process and then hopefully deliver baby #1 on Friday.


I wish the baby would just show up already.  Is she/ he not ready?  Is my body not ready?  What is the issue?  I’ve had the spicy foods, the walks, the recommended eggplant parmesan from the local italian place with the reputation for getting things moving.  But no.  I know, that if my body isn’t ready, all the things in the world, except drugs, won’t get things going.

So, send me good vibes, and I’ll get back to you in a few days hopefully.  Meanwhile, Jenni at Oscarelli is hopefully delivering today so send her good vibes as well.  I wrote a guest post for her, about the funnest Thanksgiving Husband and I have had in a long time, that she plans to publish on Monday but I don’t blame her if she doesn’t.  Clearly she will have more important things going on.  You should check her blog out regardless. 

So, I’ll get back to you with an update soon.  Good vibes to everyone.  Deep breath, some ice cream for lunch.

Down the street- a Queen of Hindsight moment

When I was in college there was this boy, because in college they are still boys, and I had the biggest crush on him.  I’m pretty sure he liked me too because we hung out now and then at each other’s place and went out, but he made me totally nervous.  Really nervous.  I made a complete ass out of myself around him.  Here is a nice example.  Keep in mind that I’m maybe 20 years old.  Old enough to behave better, but still, a dork.

I am picking him up to go somewhere.  I pull up to his house and instead of pulling in the driveway, or on the street in front of the house I pull up ACROSS THE STREET 2 HOUSES DOWN.  He’s actually out front hanging out with his roommates and sees me drive up.  He waits a second, thinking that surely I’ll come to the house, but no. I’m like some shady drug dealer.  I don’t drive over.  I wait 2 houses down and wave.  He comes over and we go do whatever we did.  I don’t remember.  But I sure as hell remember that I was so awkward about driving up to his house.  I don’t know why.  I should have just driven up like a normal person, said hi to the roomies, but no.  This boy made me so nervous and crazy.  God I really liked him.  I was an idiot around him.  Good thing I grew out of that.

Ozzy mumbles, texts instead. Really?

Has anyone else seen the TV ad with Ozzy Osborne promoting a phone?  It’s funny.  Not funny ha ha, but funny strange.  Have you heard him?  He mumbles, which is the point.  Evidently the best feature of this phone, or at least the one they decided to promote, is it’s keyboard and texting ease.  In the commercial Ozzy tries to communicate with a few people and no one can understand anything he says.  So he texts them instead.  The barista, the cab driver and the therapist.  Right.  I get the humor because he mumbles, but the man doesn’t seem coordinated or stable enough to dial a phone let alone actually text some thing coherent.  Anyway, the video is below.

It’s not creepy like that texting ad with heads on the thumbs, but still weird.  Perhaps I’m not the target audience.

Listlessness Mondays: Things I want to learn

Thanks to abdpbt and Anna’s Listlessness Mondays for helping me with many post ideas.  As the title says, this is a list of things I really want need to learn.  Any experts out there with words of wisdom?  What do you need?

  • how to hot wire a car (I know it’s illegal but I’m sure it will come in handy)
  • how to fold a fitted bed sheet so it’s not just a blob
  • roll my ‘Rs’
  • whistle really high using my fingers
  • learn a party trick (I can juggle 3 limes, but that only gets me so far)
  • become a better conversationalist, especially at networking things where I know maybe one person
  • how to be a great mom

40 weeks

Ok, you probably don’t want to hear this, I don’t blame you, but I’ve already bent the ears of everyone else I know.  Today I am 40 weeks and there is zero progress.  I’m torn between wanting this baby to show up when she/ he is good and ready, and getting the process started already.  Maybe I’m ready for spicy foods and more than a 10 minute walk.  Don’t mention sex.  Yes I know, sperm has the hormone yadda yadda, but I’m kinda over it.  It’s not that fun right now, I’m getting uncomfortable and after?  After, the baby moves non-stop for a good 2 hours and it’s really ridiculous.  Big moves.  As if the baby is trying to burst out of my ribcage.  So, naturally things hopefully happen in a few days or some type of drug based induction sometime soon.  I was kind of looking forward to the spontaneity of labor, and I know it’s not out of the running yet, but hey.  I should know that nothing goes how you envision it.  As long as we have a healthy baby in the end right?  Right.  I know that.  I think I’m just anxious to meet the baby.

Get it done baby, yeah!

It’s 1:30 on Tuesday and I’m feeling very good about myself.  Being unemployed has given me a whole new set of goals.  One being more efficient in my errands.  Lame right?   But when I have stuff to get done, I just want to get it done.  When I was working I was the queen of efficiency.  I’d do things before work, after work, lunch break…  and if something needed to get done on the weekend, I would map out the most efficient route.  I know I’m not the only one, but I’m the only one in my household. Husband sucks at errands. He does two things in a row and it’s like “woah, that’s a lot of chores, we should stop and get a snack.”

Since I’m feeling so proud of myself, here is what I accomplished today from 10 – 1:30.  Please, humor me people, no one really cares but me.

  • Voted in a run-off election (had to go to two locations because I was an idiot)
  • Dry cleaning
  • Picked up project from art class
  • Picked up prescription
  • Checked out a possible day care
  • Got oil change
  • And finally, just got back from a 45 minute pedi so I have good toes when I have this baby sometime in the next few days.

Now I feel good.  Forget the cleaning/ nesting thing I was told I would feel.  I want to get things done.  Is that the same thing?  I almost called this multitasking, but that’s really doing multiple things at the same time.  The most I did actually simultaneously was play a stupid game on my phone while the oil was being changed.  

Hey, since I’m due on Saturday, so baby could show up any day now, any last words of wisdom for me?

Now excuse me, I’m going to go heat up some cheese for a lunch of nachos and then work out a plan for world peace.