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Happy anniversary, Jeremy!
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We had a great night last night. (I feel bad because Ike got some tacky tshirts from Bubbe that J. promptly got rid of and now he wants to know where his birthday shirts are...SHIT!)  We also went to Barnes and Noble today. I got Ike some more First Reader books that don't suck. A series about monkeys doing stuff. He also got a Magic School Bus book about electricity. We have tons of leftover Italian food/pizza that we are going to live off of today. I got some kick ass coffee drink at the "cafe" in the big box bookstore and it was DELICIOUS. Cinnamon Dolce. Rilly rilly good.

This was the song Ike was singing to himself today, while I was dicking around trying to finish up my page for the church newsletter.

Moon MOON MOON MOON
Chaos!
Moon MOON MOON MOON
Chaos!
Moon MOON MOON MOON
Not more Chaos!
CHAOS!

Also I have been writing a lot for writers group. I wrote something about the realities of bullying as an unschooling family and I'm half way through something about pregnancy-related insomnia and how that relates to signing up for the mom thing again after a 6 year break. I start off the second thing with the Michael Corleone quote...the just when I thought I was out....yadda.
Current Mood:
cheerful cheerful
Current Music:
Shooting Star--Golden Smog
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It was just around this time 6 years ago where my water broke dramatically while I was coughing and attempting to get my 35 week preggo body comfortable enough to sleep. I haven't slept the same ever since!
 
Current Mood:
grateful grateful
Current Music:
random teevee
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I had a late afternoon nap today where I dreamt that my mom had recently given birth to twins. A boy and a girl. She was excited about the chance to do it all again...and I was intrigued with idea of parenting with my mom but there was also an undercurrent of, will my baby-to-be get "enough attention". I was also relieved I was just having the one.
Current Mood:
sleepy sleepy
Current Music:
J. playing a video game
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I know too much about the results of the Top Chef results of tommorow. I'm not happy.
Current Mood:
blah blah
Current Music:
Ike, singing
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Current Mood:
hungry hungry
Current Music:
Ike, telling jokes.
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Ike wants to name the impending baby Tony. I told him that I wasn't really loving it. He was all, Why NOT? I just said it's not really my cup of tea, blah blah blah. He was incredulous. He couldn't believe I didn't think it was a kick ass name. He gave an extra-incredulous head waggle..."You KNOW, like Tony HAWK!?!"

Ah. Still. Not going to happen, I don't think.

Current Music:
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
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J. is staying with his current employers. They stepped up and raised the basic raise they were going to give him to something like 10 or 12 percent or something like that. Something not insulting. They were skeered of losing him, I think. So that's good. As enticing as being Nay's neighbor is (and I'm not a hair fundamentalist! I think the new cut looks great! And you'll be starting off with such healthy ends if you want to grow again!) I was dreading the prospect of moving. More for the transition-suckage than for the end result but yeah the cost-of-living hike/no churchy job for me was freaking me out too. So I am relieved. My friends are celebratory. I can sort of visualize my birth with my current midwife more fully now that I know that it will be her, at the birth center, knowing the route we'll drive home, etc. We had the "check in" time at prenatal yoga and I said the only real news I had to share was that we weren't moving anytime soon (J. is still looking out for better, non-newspaper related database-y tech-y jobs around here) and how much stress that lifted when it was decided. I didn't even realize how stressed out about it I was until the prospect was taken off the table. The Mercury-News people still want him and have told him that they will be checking back with him to see if he's changed his mind (!) and on and on. So that's nice, to be wanted.

Our dryer broke. At least it's not the washer. And at least we have a clothesline. I think we are going to use a diaper service for Baby X. We didn't have the option for Ike.

My mother-in-law wants to go with me to an midwife appt. She went with my sister-in-law (J's brother's wife) to some of her doctor's appts. with the twins but I have some reservations. Like, the birth center is good, but it's not shiny and beautiful. I am very comfortable there but, for example, last visit they did the dopper thing for the heartbeat and the actual doppler monitor had to be held at this certain angle because the battery pack was, like, held together with baling wire. It still totally worked. The student/assistant just had to hold the non-wand part of it up and over like you would with a fritzy TV antennae. I think Fran would freak a little about that. I'm sure they have more dopplers in a closet somewhere. I am not really worried about it and I'm not really worried about what Fran thinks of where I want to birth, ultimately. I just am trying to weigh the amount of annoyance I'll get from either decision. If I don't include her in a visit (she is not asking to be at the actual birth, thankfully) her feelings will be hurt. And it's not like I'd be uncomfortable with her there. I just know that the Birth Center is very much not a doctor's office (thankfully!) and I'm used to that and INTO it but who knows what her reaction will be. I was thinking maybe I could have her come and hang out with Ike in the playroom/waiting area until they do the doppler thing again and then call her in. Or maybe inviite her for the BIG ultrasound visit day so she can hear first hand that all the parts are in the proper place. I don't know.
Current Mood:
crappy headache-y
Current Music:
Crashbox
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I did a lot of work stuff today which makes me feel good. All of it the sort of thing that gets noticed. Sometimes I do lots of crap and it all falls apart at the last minute and I look like a flake anyway. Sometimes I do lots of crap that really needs to get done but it's not the sort of thing that people notice unless it were to all fall apart. So it's nice to get a little attention when I am "on". I also look like hell so that adds to the Damn Super Preggo Youth Programs Coordinator!

I talked to Elizabeth a lot about the ultrasound schooling prospect. She was very taken aback. Kids stuff is all I've been doing for....my entire working life, really. That and bookstore stuff, which mostly focused on children's books so that is still sort of related. She thought my plan for starting next fall was reasonable. It's a two year program. 15 credit hours each semester. It's hard right now because I don't know exactly where I'll be starting...at the community college here (or a private setup here) or someplace out in CA. I am going to approach it like I'll be doing it up here as far as talking about transcripts etc. I was going to go out to the campus yesterday and check out admissions testing dates and whatnot but then I felt bad so I didn't. I've got work stuff or family obligations until Sunday. Monday seems like a long way off but it's not really.
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I woke up this morning with my ears all clogged up and my sinuses congested. I have a little headache and no energy. Ike is a tad warm but he is busy with many projects including making a sign for his door that read "Please Knock" illustrated with a circle and inside that circle was a fist knocking. The "fist" looks a little phallic.

We are going to the store soon for Gatorade, garlic, oranges, chicken soup and spaghetti os.

Current Mood:
drained stuffed up
Current Music:
Ready Set Learn
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