Thursday, March 15, 2007

last midwife appointment

had a midwife appointment tonight. it was almost boring because there was nothing to talk about - things are going so pleasantly. no complaints on either side of the table though. fundal height was 33 inches, ive gained 23 lbs. which rocks. i wish i'd gain more but the horray! is that kathy said she most definitely feels that olive is on track to be bigger than augustine was at birth (6 lbs 2 oz born at 39 weeks). not GREATLY bigger but still - whoot! david got to hear her heartbeat with the fetoscope tonight and gosh i wish i had a picture of that moment. me laying on the couch, he bent over me with a pensive look, fetoscope to his ear. aahh... olive is sitting ROA/ROT but definitely feels that she will slide over ever so slightly to the ideal birth position once labor starts. so she said i could either come back for another appointment or basically just see ya when i have her. i opted for the second choice. it just makes a lot of sense to me. there is no reason for me to get another check up i dont feel.

our birth tub is still sitting in our kitchen being all lonesome. ill take a picture tomorrow

davids cousin jenny sent this funny email to me and i had to share it. it had me cracking up...


Smear peanut butter on the sofa and curtains. Place a fish stick behind the couch and leave it there all summer.

Obtain a 55 gallon box of Legos (or you may substitute roofing tacks). Have a friend spread them all over the house. Put on a blindfold. Try to walk to the bathroom or kitchen. Do not scream because this would wake a child at night.

Borrow one or two small animals (goats are best) and take them with you as you shop. Always keep them in sight and pay for anything they eat or damage.

Obtain one large, unhappy, live octopus. Stuff into a small net bag making sure that all the arms stay inside.

Obtain a large plastic milk jug. Fill halfway with water. Suspend from the ceiling with a cord. Start the jug swinging. Try to insert spoonfuls of soggy cereal into the mouth of the jug, while pretending to be an airplane. Now dump the contents of the jug on the floor.

Prepare by obtaining a small cloth bag and fill it with 8-12 pounds of sand. Soak it thoroughly in water. At 3:00 p.m. begin to waltz and hum with the bag until 9:00p.m. Lay down your bag and set your alarm for 10: 00p.m. Get up, pick up your bag, and sing every song you have ever heard. Make up about a dozen more and sing these too until 4:00a.m. Set alarm for 5:00 a.m. Get up and make breakfast. Keep this up for 5 years. Look cheerful.

Take an egg carton. Using a pair of scissors and pot of paint, turn it into an alligator. Now take a toilet paper tube and turn it into an attractive Christmas candle. Use only scotch tape and a piece of foil. Last, take a milk carton, a ping-pong ball, and an empty box of Cocoa Puffs. Make an exact replica of the Eiffel Tower.

Forget the BMW and buy a station wagon. Buy a chocolate ice cream cone and put it in the glove compartment. Leave it there. Get a dime. Stick it into the cassette player. Take a family size package of chocolate chip cookies. Mash them into the back seat. Run a garden rake along both sides of the car. There, perfect.

Obtain a large bean bag chair and attach it to the front of your clothes. Leave it there for 9 months. Now remove 10 of the beans.

Go to the nearest drug store. Set your wallet on the counter. Ask the clerk to help himself. Now proceed to the nearest food store. Go to the head office and arrange for your paycheck to be directly deposited to the store. Purchase a newspaper. Go home and read it quietly for the last time.

Find a couple who already have a small child. Lecture them on how they can improve their discipline, patience, tolerance, toilet training and child's table manners. Suggest many ways they can improve.

Emphasize to them that they should never allow their children to run wild.

Enjoy this experience. It will be the last time you will have all the answers

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