List!

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1. Tom just got home from his catering job, and told me “So, uh, someone gave me their number tonight,” which is kind of a strange thing to tell your pregnant wife. Before I could say anything, he handed it to me. Turns out that someone named Charles is very into the tall dark and handsome look. *snort*

2. AMAZING.

3. Hey, look at all these things I worked on while Ella napped today! I wish I was always so productive…

4. I really overdid it today and am feeling it in my back and legs. Tom had not seen Ella in a few days (other than when she was sleeping) since he is working so much, so we bussed it downtown and met him for lunch. Somehow I forgot that I am 40w pregnant, that my toddler weighs nearly 30 lbs, that it was snowing, and that it would run into naptime. Hmmm. Ella had fun though, since she got to ride the BUSBUS! and play at the Children’s Museum while we waited for Tom.

Fish kisser!

Plus, she got to see her dad, shared an ice cream cone with me, and got to kiss this fish. Life is good in toddler land.

5. Ever since we’ve been home I’ve had mean contractions, but I’ve given up timing them, or even paying attention to them (easier said than done).  I realized today that part of my anxiety is that Cathy lives an hour away, in a secluded area, and it is snowing (and has been for days). Her usual hour commute would take longer in these conditions, and if I can’t gauge whether or not I am in labor, how can I be sure I will call her in time? She has reassured me numerous times, and would not have taken me on if she thought it was an issue (being a hour away) but it still makes me all jittery. Hopefully now that I realize what is frustrating me about this “is it labor” game, I can let it go, because I don’t like being impatient and sour. It’s not a very nice side of me.

6. Tomorrow is Knit Club, and OH do I need it. I am dropping Ella off with Pam beforehand, so it will be semi-relaxing, even if I am being punched in the cervix. Such is life.

2 Responses to List!

  1. Yoshie says:

    Ivory, I read ur blog tonight, obviously :)
    I TRULY HOPE UR DOING WELL!!!!
    U seriously have a lot going on in ur life :)
    Ella looks so beautiful, and happy :)
    It is much more than obvious that u make an AMAZING MOTHER, and r deff NOT A COUCH POTATO!!!!
    I personally believe that water birth is the easiest and most natural way 2 bring a human life into the world, so deff more power 2 the wisdom u carry w u at such a time in ur life. I HOPE this message finds u well, and that ur not in as much pain as u were when u typed ur piece of mind/vent 4 the day :)
    I HOPE U ENJOY MUSIC AS MUCH AS U POSSIBLY CAN FIND TIME 4!!!!
    I HOPE U FEEL HEALTHY, THAT UR GORGEOUS GIFTS OF LIFE R WELL, AND SAFE THIS HOLIDAY SEASON, AND *ALWAYS*

    TAKE CARE,
    B SAFE,

    YOSHIE

  2. douxpluie
    2007-12-02 07:56 am UTC (link) Track This
    You should just kidnap Cathy until the baby comes. That way she is always accessible. Her family won’t miss her for a couple of weeks…right? :-o

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    thesaturdaygirl
    2007-12-02 05:18 pm UTC (link) Track This
    i can’t wait to see if cricket is actually a girl!

    i also can’t believe i still thought i’d be pregnant now (which would’ve made me 41.5w…i had wren on november 11th at 38w5d). at least my girl intuition was on even if my due date intuition was utterly off.

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    ivymae
    2007-12-02 06:37 pm UTC (link) DeleteTrack This
    I just clicked over and read your birth story – Oh I needed that today. Happy happy tears for you all. How are you feeling?

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    thesaturdaygirl
    2007-12-03 11:24 pm UTC (link) Track This
    i’m feeling great! recovery has been a snap. and wren — with the exception of a few growth spurtin’ days where she was either on the boob or fussing — has been really easy, really wonderful.

    i still however think it totally surreal that i have a daughter! i wonder if i will ever stop being amazed by that…

    anyway i really love your journal so i’m glad that my birth story proved useful to you — i know how important surrounding yourself with positive stories can be when you’re planning a homebirth.

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    pickamuffin
    2007-12-02 06:39 pm UTC (link) Track This
    yeah, thanks to you, i’m now almost worried that i WON’T make it to 41 weeks, which is what i thought all along. :oP

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    pickamuffin
    2007-12-02 06:39 pm UTC (link) Track This
    OH EM GEE GIVE ME THOSE BROWNIES AND NO ONE GETS HURT

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    magdalene156
    2007-12-02 10:14 pm UTC (link) Track This
    I must have that brownie pan!

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