Friday, August 18, 2006

To register or not to register

So Tod and I were having a discussion of (of all things) car seats. While it is a long story (dealing with a tiny little car), the discussion came about whether or not we should register for baby stuff. I hasitated to register for our wedding, but we did go ahead and do so. I was glad we did. We got a lot of stuff we really wanted, AND we still have it! It was great. Now, a number of people asked if we are going to register for "stuff" for Baby Magic (note to self, Blog on why we call Baby Magic Baby Magic). I discussed it with Tod last night. We are torn. Frankly, with Christmas coming up (I even saw some Christmas stuff in a store the other day. I kid you not), we thought maybe it would be a good idea since all we really want is baby stuff. Well, more ROOM and baby stuff.

What's the take out there in Blog-Land? Did you register? If so, where? What are the pros and cons? Drop me a comment and help me out!!

Wednesday, August 16, 2006

Two months down

Well, my friends, we are 2 months down with roughly 10 months to go. I'm of course talking about our "pregnancy". Somehow these last 2 months have flown by, and they have seemed easy. In another month, well, it'll be like a "normal" pregnancy (minus the water-weight gain and pickles and icecream cravings, or course) - a mere 9 months to go at that point. In December, it will be a WHOLE year from when we began the journey, and in January (with only maybe 4 months left to go) it will be a whole year after Tod's surgery...Wow. Time do fly.

Friday, August 11, 2006

A post all about Phil...#2

So, I guess it's nice when you see your name on someone's blog. It's like, hey, they like me! So, I have obviously not posted enough on certain people lately and said-person is upset. So, in order to make the aforementioned person feel loved, here is a post, all about Phil, part 2.

Phil would like to be president one day so he can control the world. On his "good days" he realizes there's no way anyone would vote him into office, so he says that Baby Magic has to be president (so Phil can run the world from behind the scenes, kind of like Dick Cheney...only Baby Magic would be smart enough not to listen to Phil. And she'd be better looking too.).

He is going through what I like to call "The Life Change". (Once he reads this I will be in BIG trouble, so I hope you can all remember this and know that, even when I post a disclaimer LATER, THIS IS TRUE, and NOT the disclaimer I am sure I will have to post later under duress...). No, Phil is not having hot flashes, or mood swings, or sadness over his inability to bear children... Ok, yes he is. (Especially mood swings). He's left his job to pursue sanity. So far...well, so far I think he's doing well. Mostly. But like hot flashes, it comes and goes.

I met Phil in highschool. He was a huge dork. He was cute, and very funny, and really smart. Things he tries to hide to this day, but I know the truth. The most embarassing thing I know about from his past is that he is afraid of sharks, and once his sister(s) put a picture of a shark on the bottom of the toilet seat. I guess he's never quite recovered since he still has to pee in a bottle. Toilets just freak him out too much. It's true.

I will post more on this later...I have a call into a good friend for more "Phil Dirt"... haa haa. get it? fill dirt? (Ok, I never said I was funny!!).

Feel free to add to this post down there where it sez comments. Leave us a story or two. I'll save them. You know, in case he really DOES run for president.

(As an aside, I was looking for an old yearbook photo pf Sir P...if anyone has one, send it to me.)

Dumb Boys...

So Tod has this habit that I think is super cute. When I get out of bed at 7:00 a.m. to walk the dog, he immediatly curls up on my side of the bed and snuggles with my pillow. I think is is so sweet, and so the other day I finally mentioned how cute I thought it was that he did this. He looked at me and shook his head. "I'm not doing it b/c I miss you", he said laughing. "I do it b/c your pillow is more comfortable!" That'll teach me to mention anything like THAT again!!

I've said it before and I'll say it again. Boys are DUMB.

Tuesday, August 08, 2006

Just checking in

In an attempt NOT to go for too long without posting, I'm going to try to come up with something here. First off, I should mention that (I only told a few of you this) Tod was having some chest pain the other day. He bumped his cardiologist' appointment up, then they talked and figured it was likely "only a pulled muscle", not actually heart-related. Tod had been REALLY freaked out about having chest pain, as you can well imagine, and is feeling much better knowing it isn't his heart giving him trouble...or at least, not THAT kind!! His next check-in/check-up is in a few weeks. They are going to do all sorts of tests like the stress-test, an echocardiogram, etc. He is still on medication to regulate his heart-beat, and we are hoping that they can ween him off that, or that his heart may actually have sorted itself out... Anyway, more on that after the doctor's appointment!

Saturday, August 05, 2006

Some misc pictures and a gift from my SECRET PAL!!

So, I actually filled the disk on my little digital camera this morning. I tried to take a picture of the sweet little braclet my secret pal got me (more on this in a minute), and realized I had a butt-ton of photos I've never even looked at. I'll post a few here. They are funny. One is REALLY bad picture of me (honestly, it;s AWEFUL!!), but funny. It's taken IMMEDIATLY following my defense in May (hense the DOCTOR thing). I look way dorky (ok, dorky-ier than usual), but it's so goofy, I had to post. Y'all should get a good laugh anyway.

Here's also a picture of my two very best friends (J- send me our Iowa pix and you'll make it here too!!). Poor Uncle Phil is rather usual we were likely making fun of him. But I'd guess he always turns red with a beautiful girl in his lap...(just a guess, mind you!!)

This last picture is of my sweet gift from my secret pal. Our DTC group from June each has a secret pal that sends us gifts each month. I have one who sends me gifts, and one I send gifts to. I was surprised the other day by a package in the mail. I put it on immediatly. The red thread is a throw-back to the ancient Chinese belief/saying that:

"An invisible red thread connects those who are destined to meet, regardless of time, place, or circumstance. The thread may stretch or tangle, but will never break."

Thanks Secret Pal!!! I'll keep posting goodies as they come in. I'm very much looking forward to the packages!! And hopefully, our Wait will be eased by the fun !!

Thursday, August 03, 2006

"How much do they charge?"

I actually GOT this question today. Funny, I had just read a friend's post about how people ask uber dumb questions to people adopting, and I had been thinking how fortunate I was that I get very few (so far)... but today it happened. I was in the docotr's office and a nurse I'd never seen had my chart. She noticed that my doctor had written in my chart that we were adopting from China (she, my doctor, LOVED the term "paper pregnant" so she wrote that down!). Here's how it went:

nurse "So, you're adopting from China?"
me: "yes."
nurse: "Is it easy (to adopt) from there?"
me: (WTF??!!!) "um. well...I guess so. If you are married and willing to go through the very long fairly invasive process."
nurse:"How much do they (read:China) charge for the babies?"
me: totally dumb-struck. " mean, how much does the entire process cost, in dollars? A bit."

anyway, you get the idea. I basically told her I would rather have a child than a brand new car.

Also, my doctor basically told me they would monitor me and see how things go. I'm should try to lose some weight, and excersise more, then come back for more tests. Or I could be put on medication. no thank you. I'll walk my happy ass around the block more often. I want NOTHING TO DO WITH MEDICATION if I can help it. I go back in 3 months for more tests. Goody.