Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Farewell 2008


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What did we ever do without our little flower?

Happy New Year!




Monday, December 29, 2008

Christmas Cerclage

So last Tuesday I went in for a prenatal visit and ended up being admitted to the hospital. Because of some symptoms I'd been having my OB checked my cervix. I was 1cm dilated at 21 weeks. She made some phone calls and sent me to a perinatologist who thought it would be best to place a cerclage. I was hesitant at first because of the risk involved but then I realized a) she knows way more about this stuff than I do and b) either way, there's risk involved. I went to the OR Christmas Eve and had the cerclage placed "with only one stitch", which I'm guessing is a good thing. I came home Christmas day. Aside from feeling like my jaw was broken for a few days ( problems with intubation?, rough anesthesiologist?), I'd say things went well. I'm still pregnant and enjoying every little kick, which are growing stronger by the day. 

Monday, December 15, 2008

Too lazy to form paragraphs.

-My mom is here visiting until after the baby is born...
-Which is good because I am now on modified bedrest
-I have come to realize that I am very set in my ways  
-We are having a girl (according to my latest ultrasound)
-I'm so happy that my baby girl will have a sister
-I took a long, late nap today
-Then I took a long bath
-We just finished the first season of The Wire
-I can't wait to get more red envelopes from Netflix
-Now I will have a piece of chocolate cake while I watch The Daily Show

Good Day...



Sunday, December 7, 2008

Sunday Sharing

I thought I would start a regular Sunday post highlighting a blog entry I found to be especially inspiring or interesting from the previous week. It's a little late in the day but better late than never! 

This week I was touched by the sentiment in this post at The Zen of Motherhood. Every little girl deserves to hear these words. Don't you agree?

Happy Sunday... 

Friday, December 5, 2008

Thursday, December 4, 2008

In a nutshell...

What we've been up to for the past three months:

- My hubby turned 32 in August

- We drove to visit family in Kentucky (twice) and Ohio. It is so nice to finally be within driving distance of relatives.

- We drove to Tennessee and stayed with family in a cabin in the mountains. We had a Halloween party, everyone dressed up. The little flower was a nurse, I was a doctor, and the hubby was a patient. Good times and beautiful fall foliage. 

- My sweet little "baby" turned two. 

- My sweet little baby is now talking. A lot. My husband and I find ourselves using her mispronounced version of certain words because it's just so darned cute. I've always read that parents should not do this so as not to encourage the improper pronunciation, but we just can't help it. I will probably always call milk milch

-  We voted for the next President of the United States. HUGE relief. I feel much better about my daughter's future. 

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Asparagus Appetizer

My husband loves Asparagus. Me? Not so much. I make it for him and usually eat two or three spears. I typically oven roast it with olive oil and balsamic vinegar. I wanted to try something different for Thanksgiving so I used this recipe and it was a huge hit with all three of us. We made it two days in a row. Fattening but YUM, perfect for an occasional treat.  

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

And I'm back...

I apologize for any worry I caused by taking such a long and unexpected break from this blog. Thank you to everyone who left e-mails/comments expressing concern. We are all fine. It sounds really lame but I had morning sickness. That's all, nothing major, although at the time it seemed REALLY major. It was all I could do to take care of my little flower so blogging had to wait. Then, of course, I felt better but became busy doing other stuff and...well...here I am today. Our new addition is due in April, on our fifth wedding anniversary. Bear with me as I get back into the groove of this blogging thing...