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So many visitors! [Feb. 12th, 2009|01:59 pm]
[mood |amusedamused]

Corinna already came and went. My cousin is arriving on Wednesday to get married and visit us. Greg's mom arrives the Saturday after next. My mother and aunt are coming in a month. I've had a lot of help especially considering I thought it would be just me and the baby at first! Anybody else want to come to Alaska?
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Bare [Jan. 9th, 2009|09:36 pm]
I finally put away the Christmas decorations and now I see just how BARE our house is.

In other news, I am still pregnant and still wanting the baby OUT. I still  need to unpack the baby room. I still have heartburn and all that other fun stuff too. 32 days left until the due date...
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A letter [Jan. 2nd, 2009|07:34 pm]
Dear Parasite Baby,

You are getting way too big to be moving so much. It hurts when you stretch your legs out and feels really weird when you flutter your hands close to my cervix. I don't want you to have to go to the NICU, but seriously, would you please come out early? I've had it with this pregnancy thing. Crying over every little thing is getting really old. So is falling asleep before ten and waking up every hour or two with leg cramps, hunger pains, or a desperate need for the potty. I am the size of a whale but I don't have any stretch marks yet and would really love to keep my unlined stomach. You already tore up my abs, so I think it is only fair that I get to keep nice skin to cover them up.

January 20th would be ideal, but hang in there until Obama is officially our president please. On the other hand, come whenever, but please make it sooner rather than later.



the host Mom
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So busy! [Dec. 10th, 2008|10:47 pm]
[mood |workingworking]

We got the keys to our new place yesterday and have been moving in bit by bit since yesterday afternoon. I despise packing, and to add insult to injury I am SO TIRED all the time. I'm getting the feeling that the third trimester is a flashback to the first, but with more aches and pains and more trips to the potty. I wake up every three or four hours now and usually have trouble getting back to sleep because my left hip and shoulder are sore from attempting to sleep on my left side like a good pregnant lady ought to sleep. The heartburn and indigestion has been tons of fun too. I still hate my midwife and my latest fantasy involves kicking her during the Group B strep test. My last appointment was with a different provider and she was AWESOME. I wish I could switch to her, or to Dr. Ellemberger, but since the are both OBs and I am not high risk it isn't a choice. Anyway, it doesn't matter in the end since I will be stuck with whomever is on call when I give birth for the delivery. I still want a homebirth, but I want to go home more so that is where our money went.

On the upside, I have two months left and I am praying this kid decides to take after my family and come out early. Our new place is totally awesome and I can't wait to get unpacked and settled in there. I am going to California on the 18th and Houston on the 22, so the rest of the month should fly. When I get back I will be all cheesy and set up a baby room and have my cousin as a house guest. We are going to be super cheesy and work on her engagement announcements and hopefully my wedding scrapbook, which means I will have to stop sulking about the bad photography and choose some pictures to get edited and printed. Yes, I am aware I have been married for a year and still haven't printed out a single photo. My family never lets me forget. Also, one of Greg's guys is staying up here for the holidays and is going to pet sit. That will save us close to $500!

Time for more packing. I want the entire kitchen boxed up and ready to go before I go to bed!
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Metaphors - Sylvia Plath [Nov. 23rd, 2008|05:15 am]
[mood |thoughtfulthoughtful]

I'm a riddle in nine syllables,
An elephant, a ponderous house,
A melon strolling on two tendrils.
O red fruit, ivory, fine timbers!
This loaf's big with its yeasty rising.
Money's new-minted in this fat purse.
I'm a means, a stage, a cow in calf.
I've eaten a bag of green apples,
Boarded the train there's no getting off.
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Boredom [Nov. 13th, 2008|01:03 am]
I was Doing 10 Years Ago:
1. I was wearing a uniform five days a week
2. I ran cross country and track.
3. I volunteered at an assisted living residence that was being converted to an Alzheimer's ward.
4. I was begging my parents to let me go to Europe for the summer. (They agreed to a month)
5. I was serving lots and lots of detention hours.

Five Things on My To Do List Tomorrow:
1. Get measured and pick out a knee length dress in Apple from David's Bridal and call Julie with the information.
2. Buy airfare.
3. Go to a FRG meeting. :(:(:(
4. Call Alaska TLC kennels and check their holiday availability.
5. Write a report on one of my kiddos progress so his folks can present it to the school district.

Five Tv Shows I Enjoy: I am not even sure how to turn on my TV. I used to watch:
1. Buffy
2. Ally McBeal
3. Grey's Anatomy
4. Army Wives
5. She-Ra

Five Things I Would Do If I Were a Millionaire:
1. Pay off my student loans.
2. Pay off the Fugly.
3. Take a nice vacation with Greg - we're coming up on five years and we've never been on a trip, not even a honeymoon.
4. Put the rest in savings.
5. Pretend the money was not there until our kid(s) hit college

Five Places I Have Lived:
1. Katy, TX
2. Houston, TX
3. Northampton, MA
4. Philadelphia, PA
5. Anchorage, AK

Five Jobs I Have Had:
1. Babysitter
2. Cashier/Waitress at Goode Co Barbeque
3. Teacher
4. Private tutor/Speech therapist
5. Stage manager
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VOTE [Nov. 4th, 2008|01:41 am]
 Happy Election Day! Go celebrate by voting. :D
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Why not? [Oct. 26th, 2008|09:58 pm]
You're on my friends list. I'd like to know 27 things about you. Just copy and hit reply and paste in the comments section with answers. Thanks! You'll be surprised how much you didn't know about your friends after this! Then copy the meme and see if anyone answers you.

1. Do you have a tattoo?
2. How old are you?
3. Are you single or taken?
4. Fish?
5. Do you dream in color?
6. Ever seen a corpse?
7. Hipsters or Hillbillies?
8. How did we meet?
9. What's your philosophy on life and death?
10. If you could do anything with me, and have no one know, what would it be?
11. Do you trust the police?
12. Do you like musicals?
13. What is your fondest memory of me?
14. If you could change anything about yourself what would it be?
15. Would you cheat ?
16. What are you wearing?
17. Have you ever peed in a pool?
18. Would you hide evidence for me if I asked you to?
19. If I only had one day to live, what would we do together?
20. Which do you prefer - short or long hair?
21. What's your favorite day of the week?
22. What's your favorite color?
23. If you could bring back anyone that has passed, who would it be?
24. Tell me one interesting/odd fact about you?
25. What was your first impression of me?
26. Have you ever done drugs?
27. Will you post this so I can fill it out for you?
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Things I miss about not being pregnant [Oct. 15th, 2008|05:06 am]
[mood |hungryhungry]

~Sleeping comfortably on my stomach and back, or any really position that doesn't require a stack of pillows.
~Being able to walk the dog without vomiting each time he goes potty.
~Sneezing/coughing without leaking or feeling like I am going to leak.
~Not being congested.
~Regular clothes.
~Having enough energy to stay up late.
~Being able to put off eating/drinking for more than thirty seconds without feeling atrocious.
~Having control over my emotions.
~Drinking. I miss wine.
~Eating undercooked/raw food.
~No gas.
~Remembering things for more than two seconds at a time.
~Sleeping all the way through the night.
~Taking advil for my aches and pains.
~Having a flat stomach.
~Eating without dropping food all over my belly.
~Not receiving unsolicited advice by the truckload.
~Having breasts that looked relatively large for my body instead of in proportion with my massive belly.
~Not having to think about how I will get up if I sit in certain places.
~Not getting random leg cramps.

I don't know if I will even remember what "normal" feels like by the time I give birth! At least some of these things will resolve themselves next year!
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bored [Sep. 20th, 2008|01:36 am]
Your hair? Needs a cut
Your mother? Good grief
Your father? Needs some sense knocked into him
Your favorite thing? My baby
Your dream last night? Bizarre. It involved silverware
Your dream/goal? Giving birth at home
Your favorite drink? Mineral water with a splash of pineapple juice
The room you’re in? Living room
Your ex? Probably asleep
Your hobby? Reading
Your fear? Stillbirth
Where do you want to be in 6 years? Someplace without winter
Where were you last night? Bed
What you’re not? Nice to my neighbors
Muffins? I want a cranberry muffin
One of your wish list items? Camera
Time? It's really late
Where you grew up? Houston
The last thing you did? Ate three peaches, mac and cheese, and squash
Favorite weather? Hot
What are you wearing? Thankfully I found a maternity shirt without a damn bow
Your favorite book? The Ordinary Princess
Your TV? hasn't been turned on since Sunday
Your pet? In need of a bath
Your computer? Awesome
Your mood? Bored
Missing someone? Lots of people
Your car? Supersize Fugly
Something you’re not wearing? A bikini
Favorite store? 24 hour gorcery
Love someone? Lots of people
Your favorite color/shade? Red or bright pink or purple or yellow
Last thing you ate? See above. I ate them together with Valentina on top. It was delicious.
Your life? Interesting
Your friends? Far away
What are you thinking right now? I want to eat eggs now
What are you doing at this moment? Wondering if the pan for cooking eggs is clean
Your summer? Never happened. I hate Alaska.
Your relationship status? Married
What do you do when you can’t sleep? Play on the computer
When is the last time you laughed? Earlier tonight
Last time you cried? Yesterday. Miraculously nothing set me off today.
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