Archive for the 'Pregnancy' Category

Thems The Breaks

Wednesday, August 29th, 2007

Forecast for today: Sunny, high at 93F. Last night at 10 p.m. we had a false alarm. I thought my water broke. Turns out it did not, but this required an exam at the hospital to be sure. (Something leaked, and I know for sure it was not urine, dammit.) The staff were lovely to […]

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Tuesday, August 28th, 2007

It is 88F outside and the windows are closed. Today the roofers began tearing off the roof of the building next door, and they have not only blocked me in my garage, they have made it impossible to walk out my front door because the ladders and supplies are on the porch we share with […]

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Happy Due Date To Me

Monday, August 27th, 2007

Well, this is the due date for Little One. The majority of babies do not debut on their due date, but I thought it worth noting here. I have allergies to something in bloom — chenopods, I believe — so my ears are clogged, my nose stuffy and runny, my throat is sore, and I […]

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Time For Fun

Friday, August 24th, 2007

Rest is not idleness, and to lie sometimes on the grass on a summer day listening to the murmur of water, or watching the clouds float across the sky, is hardly a waste of time. –John Lubbock So while my daughter rests suspended in her dark, cozy, warm room listening to the rhythm of my […]

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It’s On Flickr, But Do I Dare Put This On the Blog?

Wednesday, August 22nd, 2007

I took my last pregnancy photo last night (actually Husband snapped it). I am in my full glory, having donned a bathing suit to take a cooling dip in the pool. I feel a bit shy, because I am a big, big girl. I wasn’t always, but I started the pregnancy big, and this is […]

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Tuesday, August 21st, 2007

It has been warm here, and humid. Today the temperature hit 88F. I’ve noticed that Little One, when it is hot out, tends to move less. That’s interesting, because even though I feel hot, I’m sure my body temperature is stable. Sleep (if it can be called that) is unpredictable. I’m up every single hour […]

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Kit Knit

Saturday, August 18th, 2007

My stiff, swollen fingers and tingly hands completed a very basic project: a blankie for Stella. My true intention is to protect furniture from her hairball eruptions and general shedding. But oh, how she loves this! I put it on the chair last night and she kneaded it for half an hour. I’m content to […]

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She’s Keeping Her Schedule Open

Thursday, August 16th, 2007

My Little One seems quite content where she is. In fact, rather than descend into my pelvis (as is usual for first pregnancies), she moved upward. All that activity the other night took her in the opposite direction. However, she is still head down, and that’s good. Now maybe this is TMI, but the internal […]

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Routine? Hah! Routine Is For Mortals.

Wednesday, August 15th, 2007

Yesterday I awoke at 11 a.m. and accomplished many household tasks. I finished a knitting project. Cooked a nice pasta dinner. Took a walk with Husband. Around 9 p.m. until 1 a.m., Little One was rearranging the furniture inside. I have never experienced so much activity. You could see my belly rolling with bumps and […]

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Status Quo

Tuesday, August 14th, 2007

Week 38! I look pretty much as I did two weeks ago. Tick-tock…

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Saturday, August 11th, 2007

To my relief, Husband was excused from the jury summons because he served earlier this year, and we had a copy of the last summons to prove it. (I’m so glad we save that kind of stuff.) Another thing I’m pleased about is that I tested negative for Group B Strep. It’s a bacteria women […]

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Like Madonna Says

Friday, August 10th, 2007

Time goes by so slowly… when you’re heavy, bulky, itchy all over, and hot. Saw the doctor yesterday. No change from last week. Nada. My daughter, I believe, will be a September baby. I told the doctor I think she’ll be born on September 7. No real reason why I picked that date other than […]

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Life’s Little Jokes

Tuesday, August 7th, 2007

Guess what? Husband received a jury summons for the dates of September 10 through 14. There is a way of requesting exemption because one cares for a child between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., but the court requires the name and birthday of said child (or children). Little One hasn’t arrived yet, but she certainly […]

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Tuesday, August 7th, 2007

The following is a random brain-dump. On my way to check my mailbox I crossed paths with a neighbor who, I had observed from a distance, has a cute little boy. We began chatting. Her son is three now, and it turns out that she was 44 when she had him. Elation! Another middle-aged mother […]

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Looking On the Bright Side?

Friday, August 3rd, 2007

I’ve written before that the roofs of our town homes will be replaced in August, and that when our building is being done (it takes eight days) we will need to have all our windows closed — and we have no air conditioning. Today we received notice that the roof demolition and replacement project for […]

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