One Fish, Two Fish

Roots April 30, 2008

Filed under: Giving,Mom and Dad,Random Acts of Kindness — leighnut @ 11:54 am

My brother, Pete, sent me an invitation to join Geni, an online family tree. I thought, “OK, I’ll join, be part of the group.” And then I went to the site. And promptly spent over an hour adding relatives and birthdays and marveling at how many people I am connected to. It is actually a little overwhelming to see it all in print.

I’m not telling you what to do or anything, but I would encourage you to go to the website (just click on the link above or to the right) and start your own tree, or add onto an existing tree. If you’re in a branch of my family (Hoffman, Erickson, Peavler, etc.) and would like an invite to our tree, please let me know in the comments section, and I’ll send you an invite. If you’re not in my tree, start your own, send it to your family, and tell me what you think!


Double Digits

Filed under: Pregnant!,Third Trimester — leighnut @ 10:32 am

Savor this day, because it is the LAST double digit day before Birth Day. That’s right, today is Day -10.


Crabby Pants April 29, 2008

Filed under: Neurotic,Pregnant!,Third Trimester — leighnut @ 2:54 pm

I am getting progressively crabbier. I don’t think I’ve reached Psycho Hose Beast status or anything, but I will just randomly wish I was locked up by myself in a padded room (or a padded couch, as the case may be). I think I’ve been pretty cheerful and even-keeled during the last 35 weeks, and not the crazy pregnant woman I’ve heard about and could have been. But lately, I just can’t predict how I’m going to feel from one moment to the next. And apparently, I have started to sigh a lot. Rob has started to sigh along with me. It makes me laugh, because I have no idea that I’m doing it until I hear him do it.

So that’s my current state of mind. Most of the time I’m happy and everything is fine. But sometimes I want to punch things. And I think it’s all normal.


La La La No Change

Filed under: Doctor-rama,Pregnant!,Third Trimester — leighnut @ 2:43 pm

I saw a new doctor today. She’s not part of my regular group of doctors, but she was covering for them today. She was very nice. The NST went well and my blood pressure was fine. The doctor said that she has never seen a doctor let a preeclamptic patient go beyond 37 weeks, but that I should plan on induction at 37 weeks. But she also said that she thought it was reasonable, given the stability of my condition, to consider it. We’ll just have to see what my exam on Friday shows.

I started a new book in the waiting room. It’s called Three Junes. It won the National Book Award in 2002 (I think), so it must be good. I read the first 30 pages or so today, and I think I was too tired to really feel like I was into it or not. (I didn’t sleep well last night.) Has anyone read it?


Well Known Fact April 28, 2008

Filed under: Pregnant!,Third Trimester — leighnut @ 4:24 pm

Peanut butter and honey sandwiches taste best when they are prepared open-faced on squishy bread. I rediscovered this delightful treat at lunch today. Yum!


Bellybutton Watch April 27, 2008

Filed under: Neurotic,Pregnant!,Third Trimester — leighnut @ 3:30 pm

There has been a change in the state of my bellybutton. It is very flat and quite round. If flex my abdomen in and out, I can make part of it stick out a little. It is very distressing. Time to get out the duct tape and secure that sucker!


Another Successful Visit

Filed under: Mom and Dad,Pregnant!,Random Acts of Kindness,Third Trimester — leighnut @ 3:28 pm

Well, my mom is at the airport in little Latrobe, just about to take off for Detroit. We had a very fun time, with lots of crafting (the whole goal of the weekend!), and errands, and hanging out fun. She got a little over an inch of the baptismal gown done (I know it doesn’t sound like much, but it was a huge amount. There are 480 stitches per row with teeny tiny needles and yarn. It was a great knitting feat!), and I am nearly finished with the angel. Plus, I knit a bootie. (It was a practice bootie, done to figure out the pattern that isn’t altogether clearly written. With the ball of yarn I have I think I could knit 12 pairs of them. Doesn’t take much to make a tiny shoe.)

I usually want to cry when she leaves, but she’s coming back so soon that I didn’t feel the need this time. (I know. I’m so brave.) She will return in two weeks for Birth Day. Unless the date for BD changes, then she’ll come at that time. It’s all so up in the air! You’d think with an induction, there’d be a little more of a set schedule. 🙂

So, thanks Mom for another fun weekend, lots of crafting, and general hanging out. I love you!