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Category: baby

11/04/11 02:03 - ID#55436

so hungry

I'm jet lagged, starving, woken up at 5am by a beating inside my belly and I'm not allowed to eat because I have a fasting GTT test today! Misery. Fasting and pregnancy do not mix!
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Category: travel

11/02/11 08:35 - ID#55425

leavin on a jet plane

Flying out today :( Too short of a visit, there's never enough time these days. Said good-bye to one nephew today sending him off on his bus to school. Poor guy thinks we'll be home when he gets back. Couldn't say a proper good-bye because he's going to be horribly upset. We went shopping just the other day and said 'bye', he thought we were leaving for good and started to cry. We thought maybe it would sting less if we just let him go off to school happy.

So it's off to London and 3 more weeks of work, then I start maternity leave. We'll officially move into our new house the weekend of Nov. 25th.

Thanks again (e:Springfaerie) and (e:Dimartiste) for the awesome handmade baby blankets! Thanks (e:Theecarey) for the cats and dogs coverall and watermelon onsie! Thank you (e:jbeatty) for sophie the giraffe and the krinkle toy. They MUST be good ones, not just because your Emily loves them, but my nephew was like 'ooooh this is fun'...and he's 5! Lastly, thank you SO MUCH (e:Metalpeter) for the gdiapers, burp pads and thermometer! You're so kind and the sustainable diaper system is something that was really important to us, so thanks for getting us started!

Til next time peeps....

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Category: visit

10/29/11 09:20 - ID#55400

for a limited time only

Enjoying time at home with my family. Had a bout of illness just before our flight and it really took it out of me for a few days. Couldn't seem to kick the jet lag, not that the dreary weather helped any! But, looking forward to seeing more folks today as it's much easier for friends to come and see us. I simply don't have the energy to get out and about. Hope to see some of you on this trip, pre-baby.

Ciao!
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Category: baby

10/11/11 10:19 - ID#55278

updates

Stickybean is starting to kick and punch on a regular basis. It's rarely detectable on the outside though Rory has gotten to feel it here and there. Sometimes it catches me so off guard! I guess you can never really be prepared for a sudden stomp on the bladder or punch to the intestines. Can't imagine what it'll be like as it gets even bigger...yikes. Anyhow...just approaching 26 weeks and doing fine, just getting more inflated by the minute.

We've closed on our house and we pick up keys this Saturday and do our walk through - while also moving in the majority of our stuff, having phones and tv installed and purchasing the flooring for the ground floor. Busy, busy day ahead. We needed to get it done before we go on holiday though and this is the last weekend we have to do it.

Heading off to Paris next weekend on a travel program with some of my residents, then we turn around and fly stateside! Hopefully get to see some of you while we're home. We'll try to post when we're out and about if you'd like to meet up with us. When I get back I've only got 2 weeks of work and then I start maternity leave! CRAZY.

That's all peeps!
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Category: baby

09/14/11 10:42 - ID#55152

sticky bean part 2


We had our 20 week scan 2 weeks ago. These images are quite hard to see (they didn't scan well) but you can see a very clear face. Everything appears to be going well. Baby has all the right bits and bobs and they are functioning as expected at this stage.

The sanogropher held the wand still for a minute and we could see baby yawn, stretch out an arm, then place them both behind its head and go to sleep. Ha! Let's hope it does lots of that in the beginnning so we get sleep too!


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P.S. Have not been able to make comments on existing entries for some reason, but thanks everyone for the congratulations!
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Category: baby

08/12/11 11:29 - ID#54927

sticky bean

Well, everyone can know now.....



Rory and I are having a baby! We are due around January 21st. Yep, shocker of the decade I know!!!


It's crazy, you can even see teeny tiny teeth!


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Category: dreams

07/07/11 12:21 - ID#54656

prince william

Or the Duke of Caimbridge if you prefer. Anyhoo another wierd dream last night. The Prince and I were at the top of a ski slope, but in summertime, so it was covered in grass. There was a massive orange tarp slide going down it in zig zaggy directions, kind of like an ultra mega platinum huge slip n' slide.

We had to go down it on our bellies, but half on top of each other like a luge. Along the way we have to try to rescue Muppets which are dangling on ropes throughout the course. Occassionally there are these giant playing cards (about the size of a car) ramped at angles that we had to jump to avoid pits of purple acid.

Get to the bottom with all these rescued Muppets and guess what? They turn EVIL and start attacking us! WTF.
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Category: dreams

07/05/11 07:22 - ID#54645

green lantern

I had a dream last night that the Green Lantern was teaching me how to shoot bow and arrow. My target was a carved out watermelon pegged to a telephone post with little melon balls in it. I was supposed to hit a melon ball from lightyears away, on my knees. But hey, at least I got to spend time with Ryan Reynolds....he's quite easy on the eyes!
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Category: potpourri

06/07/11 07:25 - ID#54438

Dear Joshua


Dear Joshua,

Some time has passed and my heart is healing. It was very hard to say good-bye to you, especially being so far away. The day of your funeral there was a man playing the bagpipe outside the station. It was a fitting song.

That night we went to dinner and toasted you. I tried to say it myself but I got too choked up and Rory had to finish it off. Even writing about it now brings tears to my eyes.

We were in the middle of a great conversation you and I, which will have to wait some time to be finished. When I gave you that book and your 'license', I don't think either of us envisioned this road trip.

I came across this poem and I couldn't help but think of you. It's a shortened version.


Ready or not, some day it will all come to an end.
There will be no more sunrises, no minutes, hours or days.
All the things you collected, whether treasured or forgotten, will pass to someone else.

Your grudges, resentments, frustrations and jealousies will finally disappear.
So too, your hopes, ambitions, plans and to-do lists will expire.

It won't matter whether you were beautiful or brilliant.

What will matter is not your success, but your significance.
What will matter is every act of integrity, compassion, courage or sacrifice that enriched, empowered or encouraged others to emulate your example.

What will matter is not your competence, but your character.
What will matter is not how many people you knew, but how many will feel a lasting loss when you're gone.
What will matter is not your memories, but the memories that live in those who loved you.

(An excerpt of 'What Will Matter' by Michael Josephson)

Jason, we think about you often and hope your heart is healing!

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05/04/11 11:29 - ID#54211

candy wrapper


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The image just seems questionable to me.
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