It's time to lose your mind and let the crazy out.

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Spelunking anyone?

We had a little bit of electrical problem last week, and while John was at Home Depot (our second home) he bought this light to go on his head so he could fix the electrical problem in the dark without actually holding a flashlight. He's wanted one of these things for years. I'm sure there's an official name to this contraption, there has to be something better to call it than light-that-goes-on-your-head. Do you know the word?

When we were engaged he told me he was going to wear one of these at the wedding reception when he got my garter. I still think that would have been funny. I, however, have always wanted to tour the Devil's Icebox and think this is just the tool to have. Looks like she's ready to go with me.

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Did you know that...

in 1976 there was a swine flu outbreak. 40 million people rushed out to get the vaccination including President Ford. Ultimately there was no swine flu pandemic in 1976, and instead 500 people got Guillain-Barré syndrome which is a a paralyzing neuromuscular disorder from the swine flu immunization.

Just something to think about...


Monday, April 27, 2009

Just the three of us

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Sunday, April 26, 2009

History Repeats Itself

Cecilia was born two days early, and my water broke the night before that, so the way I see it, if my due date is April 29th, tomorrow would be two days early, and that makes tonight the night that my water breaks. Oh please, God...


Friday, April 24, 2009

I've reached the stage of pregnancy where...

...I'm eating spicy food everyday in order to induce labor.

...I have had my first ever pedicure in order to induce labor.

...I'm surprised every night that my ankles don't have stretch marks.

...I'm going crazy at work making sure everything is "just so."

...Cecilia now grunts everytime she bends over because she has heard me do that so many times, she thinks that is what she is supposed to do too.

...anytime I call anyone on the phone they answer, "did you have the baby?"


Monday, April 20, 2009

15 Months

Got these pictures taken yesterday, and I thought they turned out so well. The bottom one scanned too light- it looks better in real life. We plan to send these out with the new baby announcements.


Sunday, April 19, 2009

38 weeks

Still looking bigger than last time. The nesting has been replaced with resting.


Thursday, April 16, 2009

I Have Reached that Part of Pregnancy Where...

...I am no longer hungry.

...even the bath is uncomfortable.

..it takes me 3 minutes to go to the bathroom in the middle of the night, but it takes me another 30 minutes to fall asleep because she is moving around so much.

...I'm having crazy dreams about Steve-O stealing the radio out of my car.

...I have piles of clothes in the bathroom and bedroom because I can't bend down to pick them up once I've taken them off.

...getting Cecilia in and out of the car is the hardest part of my day and yesterday and today both I did it 12 times.

...I keep waiting for the cleaning lady to come and then John reminds me we don't have a cleaning lady.

...the only one in our family that has clean laundry is the new baby.

...I am giving up my favorite show of the week to go to bed early.


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Tuesday, April 14, 2009


Dad's border collie had 8 puppies. They sold 7 of them. Cecilia didn't know what to think of them.

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Monday, April 13, 2009

Here is Cecilia at a Parents as Teachers group meeting where we made music. This is her homemade drum.

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Saturday, April 11, 2009

It's Crunch Time

I've spent months saying I'm ready to have this baby, and now that the time is upon me, I'm feeling unprepared. Can you ever be totally ready for another life entering and rearranging yours? The baby is still some form of sideways, and so a scheduled C-section is in the works. The part of that sentence I don't like isn't the C-section part. I've done that before, I know what to expect. It's the scheduled part I have a problem with. I don't like picking the baby's birthday. Even if you don't believe in all sorts of things that decide who you are as a person by the day and time you were born, there are plenty of people who do believe and will judge you accordingly. Aunt Donna has already told me this baby will be a taurus and she doesn't get along with taurus girls.

When I first moved to Fresno there was a girl in the enology program that had this software on her computer where you entered your birthday and time you were born and it spat out of sorts of personality traits. One of the first times I met her we were all talking and it came up in conversation (she was very sneaky) when my birthday was and what time I was born. Through the course of hanging out with all these new people, this girl and I didn't have the best rapport, and then later I found out about the computer program and was always mad that I had been prejudged. It's highly likely this girl and I just weren't meant to be best friends, but I always blame that horoscope.

John took Cecilia to his parent's house for a few days and I have the house to myself. I was looking forward to it for more reasons than one, but now, here I sit at 6:30 a.m. on a Saturday morning, blogging, and doing laundry, and missing my family. She has the flu, and I know I can't do anything more for her than they are doing down there for her to help her feel better, and it would be best if I didn't get the flu, but I would like to be able to help him and her. That's what I do, that is one of my personality traits- I'm a helper. Don't need astrology to know that.

What happened to sleeping in? =(

The picture above is the coming home outfit for the new baby. Cecilia was born in the winter, so she had a red velvet dress. This baby is a spring baby, so she gets eyelet and sandals. I picture her tiny wrinkled feet to look so amusing in those little sandals. =)

I'm off the clean the world. This nesting stage for me has taken possession of my body. Last week I cleaned, organized and color coordinated John's sock drawer, and that clean deep freeze full of nicely stacked packages of beef just makes my heart sing. On the agenda for today- baby laundry, cleaning my car, planting flowers in the pots on the front porch, renting and watching either the Secret Life of Bees or Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2 from the Red Box, and what I am most looking forward to is a big hug from my husband and child.

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