Sunday, July 24, 2005


With 6.5 weeks until my due date, I think I can safely say we're entering the homestretch here! Thank goodness.

Baby continues to seem fine. Now that they've eliminated the bit stuff, I'm free to worry about the little things: birthmarks, hairyness, lack-o-cuteness, etc. You know, the important stuff!

We had our hospital tour last week, and saw birthing rooms. That made things pretty real for both of us!

Today has been a lousy day, in terms of feeling poorly. I did something to my back, and it's pretty bad. My fingers are so swollen that they ache - I didn't know that could happen!

The baby shower! I forgot to write about it. What a wonderful day. Mom, Deborah, and Nanny worked so hard on the food it looked like it has been professionally catered. Cristen and Tedi had the most creative, thorough decorating plan - the balloons were even anchored with diapers! They didn't miss a trick. The gifts were incredibly generous, and it was really wonderful to celebrate together. Now I can put the nursery together, since I have enough clothes and toys to make it a real room.

As soon as I get back from New Hampshire, Stewart and I will go out get the things off of our registry that we need before Baby H comes along - the car seat, bassinet, etc. Then it's mostly a waiting game!

As much as I know that it's going to be harder to care for Horatio outside the womb than it is to care for him inside, I confess that I'm truly ready for this to be over. And I'm also ready to weigh about 50 pounds less. Since birth-day will probably only bring a loss of about 15 pounds, it's going to be up to me to shed the rest. I give myself 2 months from his birthday to do as I please, and get used to being a Mom. Then, it's time to get this extra weight off. Everyone hold me to that, okay?

Friday, July 22, 2005

Details not fit to print

My toes are so swollen that I can feel them rubbing together. I am such a schlub.

Thursday, July 7, 2005

All of the details that are fit to print

As I write this, little Huckleberry Horatio is hiccuping away. It's only happened a few times, but it's one of my favorite things!

I've really slowed down on the "getting ready for baby" stuff. Alison found a friend to watch Eliza during August, so I'm going to have 5 weeks before the baby comes to really pay attention to resting and getting ready! So, this month I'm really focusing on Eliza. She's in for a seriously rude awakening when both her mother and I have new babies within 3 weeks of each other!

My enery level is at an all-time low. It is so hard to get up the drive to get off the couch! I'm sleeping a lot at night (even though it's interrupted by the numerous visits to the bathroom) and could nap every day if I had the time. On the other hand, I've still only gained 10 pounds! Who would have thought that I would have an easy time with the weight part!

Failed my initial glucose test, so I went for the 3-hour test yesterday. Two blood-draws in each arm = fun day! Hopefully the results will be back tomorrow. I'd really love it if I passed this test - the last two months of pregnancy are annoying enough without having to think about every bite of food that goes in my mouth. But if this is the worst thing to happen in the pregnancy, I'll still be really lucky.

Wow. This was an incredibly boring update. Even my Mom would think so, and she's my biggest fan. I won't torture you any longer.