Archive for September, 2008

Bean watch: Update

Well, last week we knew something we didn’t want to share quite yet – there might be more than one bean hiding in there!

Yesterday I returned to get another ultrasound and lo and behold…there sure is.

We got to see both hearts beating and everything! It was beautiful.

You can see more images at this gallery, including the heartbeats, measurements, and what little we saw of baby B last week.

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But I’m not sure…oh. That’s it. Brain. I knew I left it around her somewhere.

Life’s different. I know it will be really different come next May, or even April, but it’s already different. I haven’t been awake at 11pm in weeks. I haven’t slept in my bed at least a full week (and my not see it again for the duration), and I’m really not liking my red meat.

And then there’s the brain thing.

Pregnancy brain is real, I’m telling you. I’m not sure where this little bean put it, but it stole a good portion of my mental capacity. I feel so…unproductive.

Everyone is telling me to rest, rest, rest. I feel like I’m over-resting and under-contributing. I’m not slacking on anything paid, but I am feeling my personal pursuits slide considerably. This blog, and even my Bones blog, are not getting nearly the attention they once did. It’s not for lack of love, just lack of concentration.

I run out of steam so fast. The line of demarcation is most clearly marked by one simple thing: naps. Pre-pregnancy, I loathed them. And when I gave in and took one, I invariably felt worse. I slept 6-7 hours each night and everything was just peachy.

Now, I sleep anywhere from 8-10 hours at night, and I love my naps. Of course, I don’t sleep that amount straight. Nooooo. I might make it 4 before I have to visit the ladies’ room, stumbling around in the dark. But there’s a painful price to pay for waiting even that long. It’s much better if I only sleep 2 or 3 at a time with plenty of visits. I am getting pretty good at going and returning to my couch with barely a thought.

Alright, quick U-turn back to the beginning. See what happened there? I started a topic on lack of concentration, and ended up on bathroom visits. Such is my current state.

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Blog Award

My mom received a new blogging award for her photography blog, Photography by Leedra, and passed the round on to me. It gave her a great excuse to highlight my recent announcement, which is totally understandable!

Thank you!

PS I love the image.

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Growing up I remember one TV show more than any other – Star Trek: The Next Generation. Sure, we watched Friends, and Frasier, and more, but ST:TNG started earlier in my childhood and I had to fight for viewing rights.

Yes, I fought with my brother to watch it.

He didn’t like it, I did. I remember at least one incident where my Dad had to intervene. Seriously, it’s ST:TNG time, give it up already!

It’s been off the air more than 14 years now, and I’ve barely seen any episodes since then. This was one of the first shows I remember seeing in movie stores, as available for purchase.


And the entire purchase price was something astronomically ridiculous. Granted, there are nearly 200 episodes, but it was at least a 4 digit total to snag all those tapes. Never happening.

But now we have DVR.

And unlike the A-Team, it’s actually syndicated. I set the DVR to catch all episodes, after realizing Sci-Fi shows a couple each Monday night. Well, on a normal Monday. On Labor Day they had 15 hours of ST:TNG and we caught them all.

But we’re really not that into constant TV, so we still have only made it through half of them, and tonight it will catch more. But, it’s something we both enjoy and, thanks to the DVR, we can watch them at our leisure. It’s a lot of fun to rediscover an old favorite, and watch episodes you haven’t seen in a decade, or even two.

That does make me feel old though…

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The name isn’t always known, but the voice of Don LaFontaine most certainly is. Here is one of my favorite videos, which shows him with four other well known “voices” (5 if you count the call-in).

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Work that DVR

Over this holiday weekend I am really enjoying the newest addition to our home: the DVR.

But there really just isn’t enough Modern Marvels right now! Marathon anyone?

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On the polar opposite of that, Lukas and I plan to walk more together. A walk every day after work sounds wonderful.

I’m still neglecting this blog a bit much but I feel a change coming on, swinging back toward updates. We’ll see!

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