Sunday, March 8, 2009

Shenandoah State Park (Andy Guest)

We went to the state park today and went hiking with the Turkey - despite a bit of lingering crankiness due to a cold he suffered from all last week he loved it! We really enjoyed ourselves as well, it's a beautiful, well-maintained little park with gorgeous views of the river and of the surrounding Blue Ridge mountains :)

Happy March 8th!

Also, yesterday was the fourth anniversary of my first date with STM. :D :D :D

Hey, Tire Guy!

Teaching your kid how to check and adjust the pressure in your tires when someone is waiting to use the air compressor is fine, but there is NO reason to spend fifteen bloody minutes doing it.

My kid woke up and started crying in the time it took you. And we took maybe five minutes to pressurize our own tires.

Saturday, February 28, 2009


I have been watching more news again lately. For various reasons, especially stemming from how bloody TIME-CONSUMING being a full-time mom turns out to be, I have not been online or watching TV of substance recently.

The reason this is relevant is because watching news shows again is fascinating.

Earlier this week I realized just how much I like Rachel Maddow when another, perfectly worthy, newscaster from MSNBC filled in for her during an illness. I missed Rachel. STM and I both have a mild girl crush on her. She's pretty awesome. Also, it's nice to be more caught up on the stff going on outside of Leesburg.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008


No, not the angel, though he is awfully cute!

Gabriel William...aka "the Turkey"...was born November 19th at 8:09pm. He was 7lb. 7 oz (so much for a gigantor baby!).

We are tired. And very happy. VERY happy!!

Sunday, November 16, 2008

All the stuff I should Have been posting...

We had an historic election! Where the guy who won did so on his own merits and also happens to be the first African-American president-elect in our nation's history!! Even MY state, a traditional Republican stronghold, went blue! And 70% of the voters of my state came out to vote, also historic! Yay!!

Also, I have been diagnosed with gestational diabetes, and for the last month I've had to test my blood sugar four times a day and watch my diet verrrry carefully. Fortunately my case is mild and controllable by such methods...I have a grand new respect for all those who suffer from this condition. I really miss ice cream. Not to mention that when a person with diabetes gets a cold or the flu their sugars become even more difficult to control and asthma meds also spike sugar levels. In the future I will not only be taking preventative measures for myself to prevent a repeat of this, but if I'm sick with a cold I will endeavor even more than usual not to get anyone else sick - sheesh.
ANd having a cold while pregnant is by itself no fun! Fortunately you have extra cards to pull in order to get extra rest, which is nice and makes it a little easier :)

It also helps greatly with ALL of the above when you have a lovely husband who puts up with ALL of this and continues to be loving and sweet and supportive. Thanks STM!

SO...the Turkay. My due date is November 28th. On the 14th we had an ultrasound and they estimated this little munchkin to already be about 7 lb. 11 oz. Eeek! At that point the word 'induction' started popping up with ever greater frequency, as you can imagine. So, if the Turkey does not arrive by this Wednesday, the 19th, I will most likely be induced that evening and the Turkey would then be born, hopefully, by Thursday the 20th.

Which segues to my next does a first-time mom know she's in early labor?? I know what the book says, I know what my mom says (which was that she wasn't sure and had a doc appt, so she went to the appt and they sent her right into the hospital....) but I'm still not sure what this will be like for ME. So. But I'm having an awful lot more Braxton-Hicks. Enough that I'm going to start counting them today. And I'm getting a bit crampier every day. So.

Updates to follow!

Friday, August 29, 2008


Is a lengthy process. Sigh.

Once we ARE moved in, however, our place will be really nice :) Until then we are tripping over things and having unnecessary arguments.

Which is compounded by the fact that I can't lift or move anything, seeing as how the Turkey needs approximately the space twins normally use. I checked a picture of myself against a picture of my sister on the day she gave birth to her baby girl - at six months I'm as big as she was at nine.

My mother found this very amusing. SO far I don't mind, but if I get to the point at the end where I can't drive because I can't sit behind the wheel of a car without my belly getting in the way it will make me cranky.