As I Live and Learn

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Today's Quote

"Strategic retreat?" - Kawalski
"Explain." - Skipper
"It's like running away, but manlier." - Kawalski


Thursday, April 15, 2010

20 weeks == Half Way!

I'm 20 weeks today, that's half way through my pregnancy! 4.5 months in other words. It's odd, because still so often I don't feel pregnant. So to think I'm halfway done is weird! But the baby's been kicking and moving that I can feel more often, so that's good. I realized yesterday that the baby's only going to get stronger, and s/he already got me good in an ouchy place (don't know if it was an organ or maybe my surgery line inside). So stronger is going to be more painful at time too. Uh oh. But good for the baby.

As of my last doctor's appointment the baby's heart beat was in the high 140s, and the baby was right on for size and weight for a Sept. 2nd due date. So good! And my fluid levels were good too. The ultrasound from the week before couldn't tell if the umbilical cord is two or three vessels however, so I'm going to have to get a more specific one done just so we know if I'll routinely need non/stress tests in my last trimester or not. But there's still a little time to get that figured out.

No progress on the nursery yet, but the theme is officially chosen. It's Classic Pooh Sage from Crown Classics. Which is, of course, discontinued. Mom's tracking down as much of it as she can so if people want to buy from it they can simply contact her to get a piece easy.

Also, the friends and the family baby showers have dates, locations, and hostesses. Woo! I still have to get on the whole Lamaze and other pregnancy related classes thing though. Find them, sign up, whatnot.... And pick a pediatrician, and a day care center.... At some point it'll all get done, one way or another.

Oh! But another of my cousins' are pregnant. I'm so excited! Only about 8 weeks behind me, and they live nearby! So happy :) For us all. It actually makes the loss of my other one seem like it's okay too.

So yeah, 20 weeks along and things are good right now. I'm not sick, I'm not congested with allergies, I'm not having to sleep 10 hours a night, or even get up in the middle of the night (well except for the last two nights). I am having hormonal side effects, but nothing severe or overly intense, just out of the ordinary for me. About a week ago the everything-pisses-me-off stage seems to have ended. My last round of that lasting four and a half days. Whew! Since then I've had three bouts of crying over sad things that I normally wouldn't have gone to tears over. But I'm okay. Still barely showing. Which I still find so weird too.

I really thought pregnancy would be more obvious than it's been. *shrugs* I know, I know: wait until I'm 6 or 7 months along!



Friday, April 09, 2010


Awesome video because, as my friend Sara put it, it's not just a tribute to old days of video games, it's a well done tribute. It also speaks to me on a tech/scifi level, so I found it way cool to the end. :)



Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Easter Happies

Easter! Yay, happy :) Though I *still* haven't put up my Easter stuff around the house. That's okay, 'cause the point of this post is that I just realized a minute ago that NEXT year, *I'll* be making an Easter basket! YAY!



Tuesday, March 30, 2010

I can feel the baby!!!

I can feel the baby!! I'm so excited! :D:D:D

This is the fourth time I've felt this. Two were last week, Wed and Th I think, the third time was last night in the theater. It's a weird pressure like feeling, like something is trying to push out from my abdomen in one spot. When I touch it, it feels solid, like I don't want to push on it cause it won't give unlike elsewhere if I pushed on my stomach I would push in.

BUT TODAY, I also felt a flutter between that pressure ungiving spot and my skin! That's when I know for sure. I've felt two more sensations over that spot since typing. A weird one I can't quite describe, and another flutter. It's not stomach/intestine stuff cause those feeling happen elsewhere.

Oh! Another flutter! :D



Saturday, March 27, 2010

Today's Quote

This just made me smile:

"Sometimes I'm accused of my TV shows not being educational. Well, this episode teaches the very important lesson: If a man holding a roll of duct tape asks to speak with you "somewhere privately," just say no." - Dan Schneider of iCarly



Saturday, March 20, 2010

Happy Spring! - Successful Party!

Happy Vernal Equinox! It's Spring! As much as I love Winter, I do enjoy Spring too. I was thinking the other day, here's how I would qualify the seasons in simple terms:

Winter: Beautiful
Spring: So Nice
Summer: Ugh, too hot
Autumn: Pretty

The word wonderful would be through around in there too. And gorgeous. Many words are interchangeable for Winter, Spring, and Fall. But non for Summer! Just really can't handle it.


My neighbors across the street and I just had a Get-to-Know-the-Neighbors open house at my house. And it went VERY well! After a slow start, no one showed up for over an hour, we had settled in to just be us and maybe one other family showing up later. But then people started coming. Lots of people! In fact, half of the invited households came! And one of those that didn't was because of a wedding. A great success! Especially since everyone had a good time and thanked me for doing this. Some in the neighborhood who hadn't met yet, after years, met too. Which was part of the purpose of this also. And everyone left with smiles! We're planning to do a Summer cookout block party too. Yay! I'm just happy it seems we'll be able to build a real neighborhood, and that there are such nice/great people in it!



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