Tuesday, April 27, 2010

New Blog Location

This blog has been moved to a new location since the birth of our son Beckley.  Check it out here:


Sunday, April 18, 2010

I knew i felt BIG ! It's go time!

I went into the dr today and they said, hmmm when was your due date again? I said May 8th, they said no. How about today? I'M SORRY WHAT?! Apparently, my due date as been off and due to decreased fluid (I won't get into it) they decided to induce this weekend. After 24 hours of little sleep, I have been told I sept thru contractions. (Because I am pooped already from doing the show at 3am.) I have also been told I am too comfortable so they have manually broken my water (again I won't get into it). I have learned several things during my first hospital stay.
1. Food on call 24-7 is pretty sweet.
2. Getting a prenatal massage before I was admitted was the best idea I ever had. EVER.
3. Always bring chocolates from the nurses, they have given us special attention and even called us "the fun people in the room on the end."
4. There are no stupid questions.

More updates later if I can still type

Saturday, April 17, 2010

I Feel Big and nothing is ready.

I have had this extra big feeling lately, which I think means the baby is coming sooner rather than later. We are not ready for anything. Seriously, here is my crib....I am pretty sure this is not how it's supposed to look.

The Ultrasound Tech is not "Miss Personality"

When I switched Dr's in Seattle I needed a new ultrasound so they could compare it to my old ones. I went into the appt. the tech did her thing and Potter got to see the ultrasound process for the first time. [He missed the other 2 due to work and being sick.] The day before, I was trying to talk him out of coming. You'll be bored, there's so much to do, do something else, go to a movie, I swear you are not missing anything...He insisted - so he came. The tech dryly says, lay down, this will be cold and squeezes the goo on the bump. I say, "You don't have a goo warmer?"She looks at me straight in the face and says, "it's not necessary." OK, Miss Personality. I also asked her if the office did 3D ultrasounds as a form of chit-chat because I had already had one. She said "no, we don't do 3D ultrasounds as a form of entertainment." WOW. How can you be so cranky when you are dealing with mostly excited new parents on a daily basis? I know we ask a ton of stupid questions but at least we're fun! By the way, Potter didn't hear Miss Personality - he fell fast asleep after 10 min.

Friday, April 16, 2010

The Child Birth Prep Class

Potter and I attended an 8 hr childbirth prep class recently. The first thing he said when he walked in? Oh My God. Look at those 50 inch plasma TV's! He wasn't so excited after those 50 inch TV's were showing a woman's South of the Border with a baby's head popping out of it. But whatever.  Here's some advice, when you go to these classes never go first when they do "introductions". Potter made that mistake. When the instructor asked him "What do you hope to get out of today's class?" He said, "I want to know about the labor process." All of the other guys said, " I want to know what I can do for her to make her feel more comfortable." For the record, I thought Potter's answer was a good one.
Brownie Points Scoreboard - Potter = 0 Other Guys = 20 [each]

Thursday, April 15, 2010


Today, The New York Times asserts that a resurgence of bright, bold clothing is a tell-tale sign that the economy is recovering. What BLACK is OUT? What about maternity wear? Let's see what we can find...
 BOLD yes but wearable? Meh.

 BOLD but a tad moo-moo'ish

 BOLD, SEXY and HOT. Sorry NY Times, black is not out for mom's to be.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Switching OBGYN's

 We just moved to Seattle and are happy to be home in the rain. Because of the move, I had to switch dr's at 33 weeks. I have been told that isn't great time to switch OBGYN's but hey, you gotta do what you gotta do.
 Comparatively, the care is the same but the customer service was far better in Charlotte than what I am receiving in Seattle. [So, if you are reading this in Charlotte, I recommend Charlotte OBGYN.] But my Seattle OB office is something else. If my appointment is at 1:30pm, I will not be in to see the dr until 2:15pm without fail, they are at least 30 min late.
 I needed an ultrasound done last week (just to update my records) and they had me call another Ultrasound Center to do it. I had to call 3 times to make the appointment because the receptionist didn't send my name over to scheduling at the other place.  Really? Because I have 2hrs to be tracking down why your receptionist didn't send an email?
 I don't mind waiting 10-15 minutes but I do mind being the only one in the waiting room and it still taking 30 minutes to get me into see the dr. for a 5 min check up.
 Like I said, the care is fine but after the baby is born, I will be switching OBGYN's just because these people can't read a clock.