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May Meet Up This Saturday

We are meeting at the At Play Cafe in the morning of Saturday, May 23. I am planning to get there between 9:30 (when it opens) and 10:00. We'll stay as long as people are able. Although my daughter does not usually nap on weekends, we like to still pretend there is a chance so we will probably try to leave around 1:00 or so.

I think I'll be pretty easy to find. I'll be the 5'2", 9-month pregnant woman with a 6'4" husband and adorable toddler. I'll probably be wearing a purple dress and looking a lot like Barney or Grimace. Maybe I'll wear my black dress instead. I make no promises.

A couple things to note:
- Since this is an indoor location, there is no need for a backup rainy day plan. We'll just call this the final plan.
- There is an admission fee for the play area $8 for the first child, $6 for each additional sibling, but babies under 8 months are free.
- Socks are required for all children and adults in the play area, so even if you are wear…

Conversations with a Pregnant Woman -- Now With Extra Crazy!

Over the last few weeks, I've become even more crazy due to the pregnancy hormones. I'm an emotional person anyway, and even though it's Spring and my SAD depression is... what? In remission? I supposed that's a good term for it. Anyway, I'm not depressed or manic or anything like that. I'm just good, old-fashioned, emotional roller coaster, pregnancy crazy.

I just searched through my archives feeling that surely I talked about a moment of crazy I had when pregnant with the Pumpkin which typified what was going on then and now. But I can't find it! Apparently, this is the only place I haven't related that story. So I'll start with that story, because really, it's quite funny. And you can laugh. I laughed. It's okay. I think. Just don't laugh too hard. Because people? I'm crazy again. There's no telling what I'll do (probably cry).

In my first or second trimester with the Pumpkin, Londo and I saw an episode of Scrubs in which C…

In Praise of My Husband, On His Birthday

I married the most wonderful, thoughtful, sexy, witty, funny, handsome, strong, intelligent man in the world. I'm sure you all have/are great husbands. But Londo, he's the best. And I'm saying that totally unbiased, I assure you. He is a fantastic husband, an amazing father, a supportive partner and my best friend.

Life with me is not always easy. There have been ups and downs in our lives, frustrations and joys. Londo weathers it all and comes through it with me even stronger than before. Take this pregnancy, for instance. It's not been any easy time for me or him. Londo picked up almost all responsibilities in our house. He took primary care of the Pumpkin, our dog and cat, almost all household chores, and me. Meanwhile, he continued to work fulltime out of the house and tried to take care of himself! The man is amazing.

Now that I've just started my ninth month of pregnancy, I am again not able to do much. Londo is on bedtime and nighttime duty with the Pumpkin e…

Question of the Week - Sleeping Comfortably

In my very pregnant state, it is hard for me to get comfortable. Especially when sleeping. Even though we have this amazing king-sized bed with a soft pillow top, it's not enough. I am currently using seven pillows. That's right, seven pillows.

I have a husband pillow to supply the underlying support and structure. I have two king-sized pillows which I use for propping up at different levels (either sitting up or just keeping my head more elevated at night so I don't get the heartburn too bad). On top of those, I have a regular-sized feather pillow which I stuff under my head to get the exactly correct angle I need to sleep (or prop under my upper back when sitting up in bed). The regular-sized standard pillow is for between my legs when I sleep to keep my legs from angling from my wider hips (and to keep my laptop on when I'm sitting up in bed). Then there is the wonderful wedge pillow (by Bobby) to go under my huge belly when I sleep (I love this thing!). Finally, th…