Saturday, August 19, 2006

This morning I went to work at 6:45 AM after waking up 3 times during the night; once, to find water for the wailing child and to pee, another time to pee, and, oh yes, another time TO PEE. One of the joys of pregnancy. After hitting the snooze button about 27 times, I waddled in blearily and devoutly unchipperlike to work.

I had a hilarious withdrawl patient. When I asked him if he could tell me where he was, he asked "Now do you want that in beats per minute?" After I blinked a bit bewilderedly and said "Can you tell me what place you are in?", he nodded knowingly and informed me that he plays soccer, and sometimes he hits the ball with his head. That answered all of my questions regarding orientation...

Then I had another lady tell me that I look more pregnant than 30 weeks, and she can't see me making it the whole way. Which I agree with, thank you very much. Today I was watching this computer animation of a cross section of a pregnany woman with a baby in her uterus, and happily viewed the 30 week depiction...and then watched in mounting horror exactly how much bigger that baby had to get, and how much more stretched out one's belly could become. It was a bit disheartening. I am definitely already bigger than I was with Gabriel - and the baby only weighs 3 pounds right now!! More like 8. I was a bit spoiled with the 5 pound 9 oz baby Gabe was, all wrapped up in a first pregnancy belly, and arriving 3 weeks early. Sigh.

So after shuffling tiredly through my day, I arrived home to find a wee boy who hadn't fallen asleep until 6 PM and was ready to play!!! Oh, man. Tim wondered tonight where the third parent was. The one who sleeps all day and then takes care of him when we're tired. Now that, my dears, is a very good question. Where indeed?

Little Buddy

I was trying to put Gabe in the bathtub last night, and he was vigorously protesting, which is kind of unusual. I set him back down on the ground, and he carefully walked out of the bathroom with his wet little feet, sat down on his baby potty in the hallway, (which he still hasn't been potty-trained on, due to busy mommies), concentrated, and peed a nice little arc onto the floor. Which was just fine, because we were so impressed with him using the potty!!

In other news, I thought he was so cute the other night - he careened into the bathroom and hurt his toes and sat grouchily on the floor. When I asked him if he was ok, he said "ennnnhhh - piggies!!" :) It was precious. Poor little piggies...

Monday, August 14, 2006

Thursday, August 10, 2006

Football Fan

I came out to the living room tonight and noticed Gabriel busy with all sorts of full body movements. When I changed the channel from the football that was on, and he protested, I realized that I was interrupting his very own personal football game. Sure enough, when I switched it back, he went into all sorts of copy-cat moves. When the teams would go into the whatchamacallit where they kind of squat down on the line of scrimmage waiting for the ball to be hiked, he would bend his little chubby knees and stick his arms straight down between his legs, and then when they would hike the ball, he would take off running furiously around the living room and fall over with legs still pumping and arms still whirling and spin around in place - packing as much movement in as possible. Absolutely adorable!!! I just sat there and watched him and grinned. He had a great time.

I have to go back to work tommorrow, two 12 hour days on, after all these days off in a row, and have been on a mental vacation today. As in "hello? Anyone home?" Tim has been very kind to me and done some of my errands, and washed and diapered the wee child that has been churning oh-so-energetically around the house today. Oh, man, that kid takes energy!!!! Just thinking of how much energy makes me once more collapse into a chair and stare blankly at the wall. I think all those successive weeks of overtime and achiness have sent me into a storing-up of emotional readiness for exhaustion, and I just can't do much else other than zone out. I'm not planning on really working much, if any, overtime this month, though. Hopefully. I did make a good supper today, to my credit, however, including luscious rice krispy bars. Mmmm.

Tuesday, August 08, 2006

To Colorado and back again

Tim, Gabe, and I went to Estes Park, CO with my parents and Quentin from July 29-August 6 for Tim to go to Music in the Rockies. We had a great time. Gabe thoroughly enjoyed his time with his grandparents and his uncle Quentin, and he learned new words like "elk" and "chip-buck" (chipmunk). Gabriel also went to the zoo for the first time in Denver, where everyone responsible wished they had their own stroller to be shuttled around in. Gabe did great flying, also. Basically the only trouble we had came when the tray-tables had to be pushed back up for landing, and he was denied a driving-car/coloring-book-supporter surface. He even fell asleep both times flying, which was wonderful.

These pictures of are the Hat Boys. Gabriel really enjoyed wearing his hat like Granddaddy. It was so cute!