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(from ~second trimester - helps if you've seen Cronenberg's 1986 remake of The Fly)

Me: "You know, with all the physical changes I've been going through lately, I'm starting to feel like 'The Fly.'"
Crash: "Well, you are!"
Me: "What?! I am not the Fly!" Imagines Jeff Goldblum picking off pieces of his ear, vomiting on donuts, etc.
Crash: "Sure you are! blah blah carrying x percent foreign DNA, blah, blah, etc."
Me: "At least it's human DNA."
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"Smoke me a kipper, I'll be back for breakfast!"

Due Date

Sep. 17th, 2007 12:54 pm
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Today is my official due date.
Another uneventful non-stress test.
Returned a bra at K-Mart.
Went to the post office to mail a package.
Still pregnant.
Still not King.
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Goal for today: lounge about and avoid going into labor. I'm trying to avoid a Sept. 11 birthday. Contractions have been getting more noticeable over the last week or so, but they are still not "organized".
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So I went in for my first NST (non-stress test) and while the baby monitoring tests were fine, I was apparently having some contractions. It didn't feel like anything was happening-just a little pressure like the baby was moving, but it showed up on the graphs. They had me recline for awhile with my feet up and gave me several cups of water and everything evened out. I thought I was drinking plenty of water, but maybe not. Now I'm keeping track each day (10 cups yesterday) and I'm on "Limited Activity" until I go back next Tuesday for my doctor's appointment.

I hope she says to keep drinking water and takes me off L.A., but if I keep having contractions I might have to go on modified bed rest, which would suck. With Limited Activity I'm supposed to spend a lot of time sitting around with my feet up, but I'm also supposed to get up and move around regularly, just nothing strenuous, or stimulating, or fun, but I can still work and get some things done as long as I take breaks.

I, Mammal

May. 6th, 2007 01:04 pm
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or...Baby on the way...or...Son of Crash, is the world ready?

We are pleased to announce that we have indeed opted for the full-blown mammal experience. Of course, I will be doing the birth & lactation parts of it. Things are going very well so far. I have had some food aversions, due in part to my new super smell powers, and there is a particular kind of salad that I can no longer be in the same room with. Only one incidence of vomiting, and I think it was more of a case of too large a meal and nowhere to put it (return to sender) rather than nausea.

With the potential of this in mind last year (doctor thought it might take six months to a year to conceive, but no) I cleared my calendar, avoided making any unrelated goals for 2007 and since have just been concentrating on doing a bit of research, getting plenty of sleep, plenty of exercise and paying attention to my nutrition. There have been some trips I could have taken, places I could have gone, but I am taking this opportunity to just charge up my batteries and prepare for the future. I do have a large project for work, but I am mostly working from home so it is not very stressful and I don't have to worry about buying lots of new maternity clothes. So far I've gotten by on a pair of maternity jeans, some stretchy waist pants and my larger sweaters and T-shirts.

I went to the Kid Stuff tag sale yesterday and bought cute baby things.

September 17
still thinking about names

From the Sage: Hexagram 32 from the I Ching (Wilhelm) Duration is...the self-contained and therefore self-renewing movement of an organized, firmly integrated whole, taking place in accordance with immutable laws and beginning anew at every ending. The end is reached by an inward movement, by inhalation, systole, contraction, and this movement turns into a new beginning, in which the movement is directed outward, in exhalation, diastole, expansion...


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