Friday, December 28, 2007
...Today was a very good day (to quote Ice Cube). I realized that I could get out of the shower and wrap a towel totally around my body without a large stomach getting in the way.
Sunday, December 23, 2007
Thursday, December 20, 2007
Kendall Avery made her grand entrance today at 3:56 pm. Approximately. She weighed in at 7 LBees and 2oz and was 20.5 inches. So longer and heftier than her brother was. She has some seriously long fingers so maybe she'll play basketball. Or play the piano. We're open minded. She does NOT have red hair. She has a head full of brown hair. Our day (night) started with an Ambien for me and the world's most uncomfortable chair for Colin. I was going to say Life's Not Fair but considering what I've been through, I think the World's Most Uncomfortable Chair is not that big of a deal. Any rate, this was the start of several drugs that put me in a drunken stupor and had me doing things like asking Colin if he had any brothers or sisters. And then there was the nurse who asked my if I smoked during most of my pregnancy because the umbilical cord was so small. After she was born, they took her to the NICU because she wasn't breathing well. She showed the nurse that she could breathe properly though and got to come hang out with us. Fun times to be had by all. But we left the WMUC (World's Most Uncomfortable....) and went to a new room where Colin has a nice big over stuffed recliner. You know, the kind you really don't want in your house but you're always glad when someone else has one. Enjoy the pics!
Wednesday, December 19, 2007
"Let there be light," and there was light. And heat. And cable TV. And internet access. Although I'm quite sure the Book of Genesis doesn't mention the last three of those. Anyway, for all of those afraid to ask me if we have power (seriously I had five people tell me they were too scared to ask me...you guys are so funny....I'm not that scary) the answer is YES. At about 11:30 today we got power back. For those counting that's eleven days. Without power. Eleven Days. No Power. Not that we were living here mind you. We were actually in quite comfortable living conditions.
Anyway, thank you all for the mass amounts of emails, phone calls, comments, and offers of help. I know you all really meant it, Internet. And the plus side is that I can be friends again with all of you that have power. Liz, you don't have to feel guilty anymore.
But no rest for the weary! We go to the hospital tonight to have a baby. Wish us luck...at least we get to come back home to our house! My doctor told me that he thought she was at least a pound bigger than Cason. Of course. Cason is so skinny his pants don't stay up and my daughter will be a chunky monkey.
And on one final note: If I hear an environmentalist tell me to turn out a light when I leave the room, I will hit him or her. I'm just saying.
Monday, December 17, 2007
You didn't think by that title that we had power did you? You are so silly. Well, even though our power has been off an astouding nine days now, there are still things that make me happy. Here are a few:
1. Renting a Christian Bale movie. And then seeing a preview for his new movie.
2. I haven't done dishes, cooked or cleaned in over a week.
3. Since we've been at my in laws, Cason's vocabulary has like doubled. When he stays with them while we're at the hospital I'm fully expecting him to come back to me potty trained.
4. Colin and I have both been in The Oklahoman this week. Colin got Coach of the Year (although he would be highly embarassed if he knew that I told you that) and I wrote a letter to them about (what else) not having power and they used it in an article.
5. Roger Clemens was listed in the Mitchell Report. That made me happy. Because I don't like him. So there.
6. The generousity showed to us by our friends and family has been overwhelming. Although maybe our friends are just saying it because they think we won't take them up on it.
Thursday, December 13, 2007
Ok, update: We still have no power. We talked to the OG&E guys today and I hate them. I mean I really hate them. I'm going to demand that they write me a check for 1/4 of my mortgage payment since I haven't been able to stay at my house. And if you think I'm kidding about that, you're wrong.
Tuesday, December 11, 2007
So I thought I would too. Let's all trade war stories from (cue dramatic background music) Ice Storm 2007 (insert dorky graphic here) or the first Ice Storm of this Winter as Colin corrects everytime. Seriously, Internet Faithful, I have missed you.
So I thought it would be fun to see who has had power out the longest. Our neighborhood has been out for awhile. For some reason, there is like a four block radius where we live that if someone farts too loud, we lose power. So we lost power Sunday afternoon. While we were the store. Buying mass amounts of refigerated products. Any guesses on how long it was out? You are all wrong. Because it is STILL out. That's right, 48 hours and counting. So how am I writing this? On my in laws computer. So if you have been without power longer than 48 hours and somehow have internet access, let me know and you win! The prize is a refigerator full of spoiled food.
Ok, not really. We have taken several pictures but since we have no access to our home computer, you can't see them yet. We took some pictures of our street. Apparently, our street looks really crazy because today when we were packing up (for the third time in three days), a team was driving through to survey. I don't know who they were but there were five white SUVS all in a row. It looks like a war zone or something.
But no worries! We have beautiful friends and family that have power and have been taking great care of us. And making great food for us. Which is good because eating out three meals a day gets old after awhile. Especially when one of those meals is at McDonalds and there are like 90 people there who also don't have power and the guy at the front of the line is cussing out the workers for his mistake. Fun times to be had by all.
I told Colin the only thing that would nake the experience more memorable was if I went into labor. Oh, Good Gosh. I better not even joke about that.
Saturday, December 08, 2007
I know, I know. I said I wouldn't post any belly pics but when I took this photo, I couldn't resist showing it to all my Internet Faithful.
By the way, I am currently loving my boyfriend's new song. If you haven't checked out his new song, "Say" I highly suggest listening to it. And downloading it. And calling everyone you know to tell them about the new song. And then blogging about it. And then vow to see the movie it's from even though you may not be totally interested in it and will have a five day old baby when it comes out. I'm just sayin'...you might want to do that. Or whatev.
Tuesday, December 04, 2007
Well, Kendall got her eviction notice today. We're inducing the 20th, if all goes according to plan and she doesn't come before then. The due date is the 29th but I don't want to be in the hospital on Christmas and Colin certainly doesn't want to be in the hospital during bowl season. Cason was born at 37 weeks which I'll hit on Saturday so the next two weeks will be new territory for me. Am I looking forward to it? Uh, no. So, Kendall: You don't have to go home but you can't stay here.
We took Cason to the zoo today. And like the good parents we are, we left the camera in the car. It was one of the last times we'll have an outing with just Cason. It kind of makes me sad for him because he certainly didn't ask for his world to be turned upside down. And then it makes me think what it's like to be the second born. You never had your parents to yourself. You're born into sharing and used items. Kendall will be the only non-first born in our immediate family. I think about the way that I treated my little brother. I didn't so anything particularly mean to him (like one of my friends who I will not call out by name on this blog but who told his/her younger brother that there was a brother named Pete before him that didn't do what was asked of him so he was killed). But Adam's ideas were never as good as mine. Instead of playing X like he wanted, we would play Y, like I wanted. And he went along with it for the most part. Oh, he played the annoying brother part well at times though, please believe. But for the most part, he was my "back up singer" for lack of a better term. He was the supporting actor to my lead in most games...and happy to do so. Cason can be pretty bossy too, ask the dog (I don't know where he gets it from). So I'm sure he'll have no problem sharing his opinion with his sibling. And then there is the whole "older brother, younger sister" dynamic. Here is what I know about that: My sister in law has a scar above her eye from when she was a "test pilot" for Colin and Aaron's bike ramp.
So, here's to scars, back up singers, firstborns, last borns, and everyone in between. We all have one thing in common : We get to blame our parents for how we turned out.
Saturday, December 01, 2007
I know it's early as the Airing of Grievances is not supposed to take place until Family dinner on December 23rd but I may be in the hospital on December 23rd and I don't want to miss the chance to air said grievances. So here goes:
To stores at the mall geared toward people with small children (ie Baby Gap, Gymboree, and PB Kids): If you are going to sell to people who have young children, please make your stores STROLLER ACCESSIBLE.