Saturday, January 30, 2010


ok not that baby! he's still safe and sound in my belly twisting and twirling and ready for some beach time.

this morning our living room looked like this:

and the baby came early and so now our living room looks like this:

Oh right I mean our baby grand was delivered today. Doesn't Peter look so handsome at the keys?

Life is good. Peter is practicing as I'm typing this blog. We leave for Cancun tomorrow morning. I retired. Baby will be arriving in about 12 weeks
. And the sounds of live music are here in our home to welcome Angus into the world. We are blessed.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

it's official!

after almost 10 years of service, i said goodbye to my after-college career. i was laid-off/volunteered to leave today at 9AM. It was my last time driving to highlands ranch early in the morning during rush hour traffic to get to work. last time logging on the my pc. most likely last time i'll talk to most of my coworkers. last time checking my email. last time chatting with josh, my cube buddy. (picture of coworkers in 2001.)

quite honestly it was bitter sweet saying goodbye to this job. i've probably waited 9 years to get laid off and i am fortunate that it was on my terms and not a surprise. at the same time, i was such a girl and got choked up talking to my coworkers in massachusetts and cried in my car leaving the parking lot as i talked to my husband.

don't miss read me, i'm ecstatic to be blessed with 3 months to prepare for baby angus and that my husband supports me in this decision to give up on-call weeks where i would get woken up at all hours of the night and expected to hit the ground running troubleshooting.

but i feel a loss and wonder what do i do next. it's surreal sitting at home knowing that i will not go back to lucent ever again.

so what is next for me? well i'll start by taking a nap since i stayed up erasing my pc last night. tomorrow i might watch a movie and read my book club book for next wednesday. maybe monday i'll start thinking about cleaning out the baby's room that houses all of peter and my clothes. register for baby stuff. organize the garage. hang out with my stay at home mom friends. sew some cute aprons. knit. photography. blog. really the options are endless and the answer is "anything i darn well want to."

i leave you with this quote from kenneth from 30 rock just because it's funny, not because i agree. "I feel about as useless as a mom's college degree."

And I'm out!

Tuesday, January 05, 2010

dentist and midwife appointment

today was a big day for me. first off, this is two days in row that i'm posting a blog, go me!

i went to the dentist and got a glowing review. no gingivitis, no cavities, and everything looks great. i love hearing that from my dentist because it affirms that i really don't need to floss but 1 week before my appointments. see peter is really good about flossing everyday. me, i'm more casual about the habit. see when i'm ready for bed, i'm ready now. i don't want things like taking my contacts out, washing my face, flossing and brushing my teeth to get between me and my bed. so washing my face and flossing usually get dropped from the nightly rituals. but when my dentist appointment gets ever closer on my calendar, i begin to floss. and tada! perfect bill of health for my teeth and gums. that's how it's done kids.

this evening was my midwife appointment. i've packed on the pounds this christmas season, 5 pounds in one month. my uterus is measuring at 24.5 weeks which is perfect. and to my delight my midwife is ok with both my vacation to mexico in early february and my running habit. hello treadmill. i admit i ran yesterday and it felt like i had to pee the entire time and the extra weight on the front side takes a few minutes to get use to, but i love how i feel when i run even with a baby on board.

i will leave you with a picture of my archenemy.

Monday, January 04, 2010

24 weeks and growing

this pic is from last week and i feel much bigger this week although some people keep telling me they can't even tell i'm pregnant. they have to be kidding, that's a large food belly.

i measured and i'm 34". i wish i had measured more earlier in my pregnancy so i could calculate the rate of growth. there has been loss of mobility on my part, but Baby Angus has been doing flips lately. today at work he was especially active or since i'm usually still at work, i noticed his movement.

i bought a maternity coat this weekend because all indications point to a long and cold winter in colorado. it could be snowing when i go into labor come april. the coat was on sale, big plus.

i also acquired some work pants, which are cute, but don't quite fit enough to stay put on my belly. they tend to slide down because of gravity and wanting to be around the smaller part of my waist. my solution is to walk with my hands in my pockets while i actually am holding the pants at my belly button. i look oh so cool.

that's the excitement on the pregnancy front, more tomorrow after my midwife appointment.