Wednesday, June 29, 2005

maximum distractibility

So our little boy has phenomenal timing. You see, he waits until I am involved in a boring meeting or attempting to concentrate to write a report, THEN he decides to do the most phenominal gymnastics. It keeps things interesting.

Speaking of distractibility.... Dude, my belly button. Ok, so a person's belly button is normally closed. Or at least mine is... well, goodness gracious, my belly button is now completely open in a big circle. Crazier than that, the crater it forms is getting less and less deep daily. I'm starting to feel a bit big. I think it has to do with the fact that my belly has now begun rounding out above my rib cage. I didn't know that was possible.

Anyway- that's all. Life is relatively calm right now. Busy, but reasonable. It's nice. We should get another sonogram next month at our 28 week check up. Halaleujah! I think I just need visual feedback.


Thursday, June 09, 2005

New---- New Orleans, New Job, New Wiggles

Ok. It's been a busy couple of weeks. Good busy though. I finished one job, we went to New Orleans for 3 days, came back and started my new job one day later. I am now working for a Brain Injury Rehabilitation in Galveston. It's an amazing place that provides wide variety of quality services. AND, it's incredibly laid back. Good match for me. I am really enjoying it! (FYI- I will work full time until the baby is born and then part time after that.)

Anyway, We went to New Orleans for Memorial Day. We had a blast! We stayed at this bed and breakfast- 1896 O'Malley House. Very nice. Quite comfortable. We saw the French Quarter, the Garden District, and went on a Dinner Cruise on a Steam Boat. We had a good time. Me, well, I was just getting over some flu and a school year and I think Ian was growing a lot that weekend. Between it all, I sat down anywhere I could and fell asleep on a park bench twice. You can see our pictures if you click on the link.

Dave is an angel, so rather than drag me faster than was physically possible, he compensated for my slowness by going wild with the camera. Consequently, we have tons of great pictures of New Orleans, lots of them with me in them, and only a few with him. I was having a serious wardrobe crisis that weekend as you will notice. I finally went shopping the one day I was home before my new job started. (I'm not a shopper, but having zero clothes that fit isn't a good idea when starting a new job.)

Anyway- our little boy is moving around like mad. Mostly at certain times of day. I can't say he's kicking or anything. I think it's more like an astronaut in outer space bouncing off the inside of the vessel as he makes his way from one region to another. Kinda feels like my uterus is a bouncy trampoline he gently rebounds off of with whatever region of his body happens to be close.

Someone asked me if I am getting impatient to be done with pregnancy. I'm really not. I'm anxious to meet our little one. But as far as the pregnancy itself.... I'm still reveling in the fact that I can actually consume food. It's still quite a new thing for me. I'm so grateful to be able to eat and feel like a human being that I don't have time to feel impatient yet. Although I'm sure that will come... it's nature's way of causing a woman to be willing to go through anything to get the baby out.

Anyway- that's all for now.