Saturday, April 30, 2011

From Twitter 04-29-2011

  • 06:49:29: RT @BorowitzReport: According to newly released birth records, Donald Trump was born with his head up his ass.

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Friday, April 29, 2011

From Twitter 04-28-2011

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Thursday, April 28, 2011

From Twitter 04-27-2011

  • 08:05:28: RT @TomatoNation: "President Obama's long-form birth certificate is being released, the White House announced today." For chrissakes, Am ...

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Wednesday, April 27, 2011

From Twitter 04-26-2011

  • 22:25:49: Piers Anthony is totally unreadable now. Shame, because I loved his early books as a kid. Now they're just ridiculous and WAY too puny.
  • 22:27:30: I wish we got to keep Terry Pratchett forever instead. *sniffle*

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Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Week 30 of the JellyBean Progression

4/26 Week 30
TMI ALERT: Well, hello, ANGRY LADYPARTS, my old nemesis. I had hoped not to see you this pregnancy. Alas, it looks like I’m going to have to attempt to foil you with judicious application of swimming, hot baths and Tylenol. Curses.

This week JellyBean is around 15.7 inches long and about 3 pounds and she is working on eyesight some more – although babies are only born with about 20/400 vision. Supposedly I should be feeling more clumsy, although I don’t really think it’s possible for me to feel or get any more clumsy than I already am.

Having a 3 pound squirming human inside you, while magical and miraculous blah blah blah, is also darned uncomfortable. I can’t breathe anymore and can’t eat very much at once because the baby has dibs on all the real estate. And I am totally uncomfortable sleeping now so I am feeling pretty tired these days. Plus, we have circled back to having to pee all the time, however now it’s due to the baby sitting on my bladder and not hormones.

Had another doctor visit this morning. I am now measuring 28 cm, which is about two weeks behind – despite the fact that I gained a couple more pounds and am now tipping the scales at 170. So I’m supposed to go in for a growth ultrasound in two weeks. I think maybe Dr. O just likes the growth ultrasound, because I had to do it with Fletch too, although that was because she thought I was too big. Anyway, yay, another chance to see my perfectly normal, healthy baby, which is always nice.

I also had a concern because last week Fletch jumped on me when I was laying in bed and his hand (and all his weight) landed on my belly right around where JellyBean’s head is. It hurt something awful – made me cry – but the baby has been moving fine ever since so I haven’t been terribly worried. But I had some slight concern because I still have a sore spot right where Fletch’s hand went. Dr. O did a quickie ultrasound and said everything looks fine and she’s not worried. Of course, then she ordered me in for the growth ultrasound, so who knows. She said it’s really hard to hurt the baby with external trauma to the belly due to all the fat, muscle and fluid protecting her and that the thing you have to worry about is actually disrupting the placenta. Fortunately, mine’s around back so nothing to worry about there.

I asked her about the ANGRY LADYPARTS and she said it’s normal (as she did last time) and that really there’s not a whole lot you can do aside from what I’m already doing. I have resigned myself to unhappy pants for the next ten weeks. (Note to self: use heat, not ice, as we learned last time around.)

Speaking of which, TEN WEEKS left! Aack! It’s coming up so fast. It’s already Spring and almost May – July will be here in no time. I have already made the switch from being freezing cold all the time to being hot all the time, so hooray, can’t wait for summer to get here and make me even hotter. Blecch. I have to go find some maternity shorts or capris to wear because everything I have now is long pants and I don’t need to sweat any more than I already am.

Monday, April 25, 2011

From Twitter 04-24-2011

  • 17:12:32: RT @ConanOBrien: On this day, Jesus broke free from the giant chocolate egg and led his bunny army to victory against the Nazis!

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Friday, April 22, 2011

From Twitter 04-21-2011

  • 22:48:34: RT @badbanana: My cable company moved all the channels around. Man, if I wanted to learn new things I wouldn't be watching TV in the fir ...

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Wednesday, April 20, 2011

How big a nerd ARE you?

So Mr. Fantastic and the boy and I went out to eat last night. As we were waiting to pay the bill, we let Monkey wander over to this little waiting area where there were some toys to play with.

It's a three-sided little space, so he couldn't go anywhere without our seeing him - but there was still a blind corner where he could stand and I couldn't see him from where I was sitting. Despite knowing that he couldn't go anywhere or get hurt, it still made me nervous. I said as much to Mr. F.

Mr. Fantastic:
Honey, he's fine. Nothing's going to happen.
Me: But what if a wormhole opens up back there?
Mr. F: ... How big a nerd ARE you?

From Twitter 04-19-2011

  • 16:30:16: RT @kellyoxford: Crazy to think that the money I saved by breastfeeding will end up being spent on a breast lift if my husband dies and ...
  • 19:19:28: RT @altgeldshrugged: Listen up, Spring. If I don't get to start going sockless soon, something very bad is going to happen.
  • 20:06:13: Can't believe I had a 2.5 hour nap today and am still ready to crash at 9pm. Hello, ~7 months pregnant!

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Monday, April 18, 2011

From Twitter 04-17-2011

  • 16:02:59: $55 to fill up my gas tank. Somehow I feel like I'm getting off cheap!

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Sunday, April 17, 2011

From Twitter 04-16-2011

  • 08:21:29: How often do I wish everything in the whole world came with "Like" and "Dislike" buttons?
  • 22:14:57: don't know what's worse - that someone wrote this down or that I understood it.
    How 2 solve Rubik's Cube in a few mins

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Saturday, April 16, 2011

From Twitter 04-15-2011

  • 20:41:35: Have been so busy playing with new iPad, have forgotten to use it to tweet. It's love!
  • 21:29:33: Mmmm...vanilla Zinger. The new cupcake.

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Friday, April 15, 2011

From Twitter 04-14-2011

  • 07:26:00: My iPad2 is in town! I should get it today. Can't wait - it's like Christmas!
  • 08:23:45: It's pretty funny how obsessively I'm following the "track your package" on FedEx to see where my iPad2 is. (Good news, it's on the truck!)
  • 12:28:17: The Best Time I Learned a Lesson From Doing My Taxes | The Hairpin
  • 12:42:48: It's here! It's here! Oh, sweet, beautiful technology, how I love you.
  • 15:23:14: How can I have ice cold hands and sweaty armpits at the same time?
  • 18:50:55: RT @ebertchicago: James Cameron predicts all 3D in five years, on which date I will stop attending new movies.

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Thursday, April 14, 2011

From Twitter 04-13-2011

  • 10:16:52: Hurry up, iPad! Why are you still in Alaska?
  • 18:13:27: 28 weeks pregnant...feels like 48 today.
    In vino veritas: Week 28 of the JellyBean Progression

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Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Week 28 of the JellyBean Progression

Week 28
Well. Just after last time I got super sick – horrible chest cold that Fletch got also. We are both finally better but now Mr. Fantastic has it, so we are all still living in plagueville. Blecch.

Aside from some lingering stuffy nose, I feel pretty good. Have noticed a lot of Braxton-Hicks contractions when I am on my feet too long or doing too much around the house. When I feel it I say, “JellyBean says it’s time to sit down!” and I put my feet up and have a glass of water. Of course, with Mr. F sick, that means not a whole lot is getting done around the house – seems like we constantly have dishes and laundry piled up.

Saw Dr. O this week. Visit went fine – for all of last week I did the self blood checks 4x a day and gave her the numbers. She was very pleased to see I had done it proactively and all my numbers looked great so she doesn’t feel like I need to do anything else. Yay! I was getting tired of the finger sticks and it was only a week. I had to do it for so much longer with Fletch.

Haven’t had an ultrasound since the 20 week, which is different from Fletch too. With him, I was measuring a little big – maybe 3cm, but that combined with Dr. O’s unfounded concern that I might have had gestational diabetes led them to do more ultrasounds than usual to check for baby’s size. One of the things with GD is that the baby grows too big too fast, so they wanted to keep an eye on his size.

Of course, Fletch ended up weighing less than 8 pounds at birth so they really were worried about nothing – but it did mean I got to see him on ultrasound all the time. So at my appointment this week, I just told her I was sort of concerned since I had been sick and taking cough medicine and everything and she was like, no problem! We’ll take a look!

So that was nice and I got to see little JellyBean moving around. I haven’t been feeling her nearly as much as I did with Fletch – he was a raging rock star by this time. JellyBean hasn’t seemed as active, but it turns out that’s because she’s been sitting breech. Her head is up to my right and her butt is at the bottom and she’s kinda tilted but facing forward. So that’s why it’s been hard for anyone else to feel her from the outside, because of where the feet and hands are, I mostly just feel it way low on the inside.

So now I am just hoping she flips herself around before b-day because I would like ONE of my children to cooperate during birth and do it like they’re supposed to. I don’t think doctors will even attempt to deliver a breech baby vaginally anymore and I really don’t want a c-section.

This week JellyBean weighs around 2 ¼ pounds and is 14-15 inches long. (Just like a Chinese cabbage, which I had no idea what one was until I Googled and it turns out to be something I have seen before! It’s also called bok choi which is funny that that’s the name I know.) She is practicing blinking, growing neurons, adding fat and already has her eyelashes. I hope they look like Fletch’s.

I’ve gained 18 pounds so far – sure hoping I don’t gain a pound a week from here out like they suggest. It was easy to lose the weight after Fletch – breastfeeding really helped with that – but I’m still nervous about any weight gain at all. I’m sure it will be fine. I’m still 10 pounds behind what I weighed this week with Fletch so Dr. O says to quit worrying about it.

We switch now to visits every two weeks instead of once a month – that means the end is nearing. Can’t believe we’re going to have another little one so soon.

From Twitter 04-12-2011

  • 10:56:09: Sitting at your desk: The Most Dangerous Thing You'll Do All Day
  • 16:20:14: RT @kellyoxford: CNN: "Should ignorant people be allowed to vote?"

    Can't we start with 'Should ignorant people be allowed to run for o ...

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Tuesday, April 12, 2011

From Twitter 04-11-2011

  • 08:00:55: YAY! My iPad2 is being delivered early!
  • 18:16:02: RT @kellyoxford: Today my son said "Whoa, Beyonce looks like she's black on that magazine cover" and now he's my favorite.

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Monday, April 11, 2011

From Twitter 04-10-2011

  • 08:04:43: RT @BoingBoing: English school principle announces zero tolerance for mismatched socks
  • 18:03:22: It's official. Now that I'm on the mend, Mr. Fantastic is down for the count with the plague. Poor guy. I know exactly how crummy he feels.

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Sunday, April 10, 2011

From Twitter 04-09-2011

  • 07:47:10: RT @ebertchicago: House votes against Net Neutrality. No good can come of this.
  • 18:56:53: Plague seems to be abating for me and Fletch. Unfortunately, sounds like Mr. Fantastic is getting it now.

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Saturday, April 9, 2011

From Twitter 04-08-2011

  • 14:07:12: Chart of the Day: What Planned Parenthood actually does
  • 18:55:03: RT @wilw: Dear Everyone Who Paid Money To See Charlie Sheen: Nelson Muntz would like to have a word with you. #haha
  • 18:55:50: RT @cleolinda: RT @sallamandersam: MSNBC is reporting that Congress has apparently reached an agreement & Planned Parenthood will still ...

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Thursday, April 7, 2011

From Twitter 04-06-2011

  • 18:13:55: Ugh. Plague getting worse, not better. And don't even ask me what the worst thing about having a chest cold while pregnant is...TMI.

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Monday, April 4, 2011

From Twitter 04-03-2011

  • 08:50:35: RT @kellyoxford: People who bought tickets to see Charlie Sheen don't have the right to boo.
  • 08:53:50: Ergh. Feel HORRIBLE today. Hope this kid-induced plague doesn't last long. If things don't improve, I'm calling in sick tomorrow.
  • 12:06:34: RT @badbanana: Stop judging. We're all just sixty million dollars, thirty porn stars, and one ton of crack away from being Charlie Sheen.

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Saturday, April 2, 2011

From Twitter 04-01-2011

  • 07:41:41: I think I liked it better when my two year old didn't have OPINIONS.
  • 14:54:20: I wish the pregnancy newsletter would stop emailing me about "how to look great during any trimester!" It's like they can see thru my laptop

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Friday, April 1, 2011

From Twitter 03-31-2011

  • 07:08:56: RT @kellyoxford: Jealousy is something you're good at when you think you suck at everything.
  • 07:17:27: A quintessence of dust: Roger Ebert Who knew he was thinky about stuff besides movies? Like the immensity of the universe
  • 07:40:38: It's disconcerting when your toddler runs up to you shouting "Bugs, Mommy, bugs!" Thank goodness he was talking about the picture on the DVD
  • 19:31:51: Ugh. Baby boy caught a bug from his cousin when we babysat her this week. If she's sick, don't bring her over & get our kid sick too!
  • 21:27:34: Hormonal pregnant women should NOT be watching tonight's Grey's Anatomy. *sob*

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