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Showing posts from May 31, 2009

Feeling Pretty Ready

Now the question of how I we want to try to birth the baby has been settled.

We've finally settled on two names--in fact, we keep coming back to those two names--and both of us are even leaning towards the same one more than the other. We will keep those two as The Names until the boy is actually born, and then we will say for sure that it's one or the other.

We've gotten the changing table into our room and are close to having the space cleared out for the co-sleeper.

The nursery is still in the state of closeness that it's been in since moving the Pumpkin into her new room. I'm starting to try to explain to her that the nursery is now going to be the baby brudda's room. I don't think she quite gets it yet, but I've got ideas for how to help her get it--mostly asking her to help us get it ready for him.

I've been reading tips for how to introduce the Pumpkin to the baby brudda. I'm planning to take her shopping this weekend so she can pick out a…

There Is an End in Sight

And I don't just mean my big hind end!

I have scheduled the C-section for June 22nd, 3 days after my due date. I have been leaning one way, then another, and finally going back to the original plan. And you all have been wonderfully supportive, informative and above all kind throughout my frustrations. A special thanks goes to those of you who have had to suffer through phone conversations with me, which were usually prefaced by, "Even if you don't agree with me, I just need to you to listen and support me." Everyone loves talking to an emotional, hormonal 37.5 week pregnant woman, right?

So if I go into labor before the scheduled C-section, I plan to try for a VBAC. If this one follows the Pumpkin's scheduling skills (she was 10 days late), we will go in on the 22nd to get the boy out. This is the plan. If anyone doesn't like it or agree with it, too bad. I'm done debating, researching and crying (at least over this issue). I will, however, delve into res…

Because I Need More Drama...

Perhaps you will recall an off-hand mention of bunnies in our backyard. The backyard in which our dog roams free. The dog who is a beagle, a breed that is bred to hunt rabbits.

I'm happy to say that we believe our baby bunnies all made it out of the nest in our backyard. However, I'm unhappy to report that we--who am I kidding--Londo has discovered a few dead bunnies and one dead bird in our backyard. We had been keeping our dog on a leash in the backyard to prevent her killing of bunnies, but somehow dead bunnies (and the dead bird) ended up in our yard anyway. Who knows what killed those unfortunate animals (if Londo suspects anything specific, he does not tell me, and I'm glad).

Our neighborhood is literally infested with bunnies. They. Are. Everywhere. Lots of people in our pretty, suburb neighborhood have lovely flower or vegetable gardens in their front and backyards. In fact, the house to our left has had a vegetable garden in their yard since before we moved in and …

Question of the Week - Share a Story

The Pumpkin is having one of those weird mornings where she is having fun and we're laughing and then you ask her something, and there she goes. She gets her pout on, nothing is right and she refuses the thing she just wanted. I call The Twos (and I'm not the only one calling it that). I also call it not getting enough sleep.

Luckily, we did have a lot of fun for the most part. Partly that is because I have a doctor's appointment this morning and didn't have to hurry and get ready to go to work while watching her this morning. And Londo is working from home today. So we had time to let her fuss and cajole her out of it, as needed. We also had a few funny moments that I thought I'd share. Because when you are dealing with The Twos, you need to write down, revisit and hear from others all the cute moments you can!

Which is why this week's question of the week is:
Do you have a cute story to share?

Here are two of mine from this morning.

At one point, Londo and I wer…