I just finished reading Freedom by Jonathan Franzen. Anyone else read it? I enjoyed it. Anyway, it brings up the issue of overpopulation. What do you all think?
Is it environmentally irresponsible to have children? More than two?
Was pregnant, then had a miscarriage. Four weeks later I took a test and it came back positive. So now I'm waiting on the blood work. I would think it's impossible to have a miscarriage and still be pregnant, but it happened with my DD - I must have miscarried a twin that time. Problem is I'm not sure what I'm wishing for at this point. I've spent the last four weeks drinking as much as I want, which on 3-5 occasions meant 3-4 drinks. That would have been during weeks 7-11. Eek.
I've been back into reading mode lately and I'm enjoying it quite a bit. I love getting lost in books. Last weekend I read Coop. It was a great read. I'm such an urban girl, not even very interested in growing herbs (they are so cheap at the farmers market!), but for some reason I love ready about folks making life on a farm.
Now I'm reading The Time Traveler's Wife, which I also like. I'm also re-reading a number of pregnancy/birth books since I'm on month three of TTC #2!
So...What are you reading?
My BFF is being put to sleep for a few days. She had a baby on Monday, who has been in NICU since. He'll be fine, and so will she, but her liver is in distress and she has to be on bedrest. She's pre-e. I didn't even know that was possible post-partum, but I guess it is. Her milk came in today and she can't even go see her baby down the hall in NICU, let alone nurse him. Tomorrow, if she's awake, we'll Skype with him.
Can you imagine. This is such a nightmare.
Hold your babes close tonight and count your blessings. Life is precarious.
For those of you who “planned” your pregnancy, how much weight (pun not intended) did you put in finances?
So here’s the deal – we’re hankering for baby number two. We’re ready emotionally, physically, etc. However, my DH is in his second year in law school. If we were “smart” we would wait for him to be out and get a job (prospects look good). However, I feel like, we’re ready now (meaning starting to try this spring). My DD would be 3.5-4 if I were to get pregnant this spring. I don’t want to wait longer.
My dd has been watching Caillou for the past hour while eating dinner. I'm too tired to turn off the TV (computer). At least she's eating dinner, right? And I almost survived until bedtime. I'll think I'll have a beer.
please, join in...it's liberating...
Well, I didn't send DD to school today after all. I still don't like the way her lungs sound, so we'll stay home for one more day and hope for a full recovery tomorrow.
So, grats for this sick day:
1. DD is generally healthy. I'm grateful that I don't have to worry when she gets sick and I can't even imagine if she had an illness that she didn't heal from in a few days.
2. Having a job that allows plenty of paid time off to care for family and self.
3. Having a work computer that allows me to log some hours from home so I can take less PTO.
To be honest, I don't know if she really had H1N1 since I didn't take her in to be tested, but for the sake of history I'm going to pretend she had it. The way they're making it out to be, it'll be like surviving the Great Depression. 50 years from now DD will be able to say, "in 2009 I survived the H1N1 Pandemic". And yes, I capped Pandemic, because doesn't it look more important that way?
Ahh...home with a sick babe. Tuesday's are my only full day in the office, so it goes without saying that little missy would fall ill on a Tuesday. Two days before Papa's next final, so I am on my own. I should have known she was sick when she cuddled in bed this morning. That has never happened before.
I really should be working now, or cleaning house. But I've lost all motivation....
Here's a pic of DD in her new snowpants: