- Chose to hang out with couples that were good role models. I still do this. If you surround yourself with negativity, it's much harder to be positive. As far as labor goes, I'm trying to read only good birth stories. Or if one comes up in which an emergency occurred, focus on the end result, of healthy mother and baby.
- Completely stopped doing Wedding Things when I went to get ready for the rehearsal. If it wasn't done by then, it wasn't going to be done. I'm going to try to remember that anything that isn't done when I go into labor is still do-able post-baby, or isn't necessary.
- Did the prep, based on real examples (we spent a lot of time talking about issues we'd seen arise and become destructive in couples we knew). I know exhaustion and body image are some things that will be a concern for me, so I'm trying to be as healthy as possible throughout the pregnancy so I can be strong and capable during labor and afterward. Trying to be the parent I want to be NOW instead of changing all my habits later. Except cursing. I really haven't addressed cursing yet, and I don't know if I will. Third trimester lines up well with Lent, which is when I annually clean up my mouth. We'll see.
Tuesday, September 18, 2012
Wednesday, September 12, 2012
Monday, September 10, 2012
My sister "headlined" at a poetry night thing! Got a great response from the crowd. Her poems are great already, but they really kill as spoken-word. With the voices and sometimes-songs and explanations (which may or may not average 12x the length of the poem itself).
I made sourdough bread that's actually like sourdough bread! After consultation with my Granna, it seems that I let the first rise go too long, but the point of this recipe is to let the flour soak for a long time, to break down the antinutrients in it. And that's supposed to happen during rise #1. So. I don't know how to get around this. Maybe a different type of flour would work out better. It ended up pretty dense, but did bake all the way through, so I'm pleased. Great for sandwiches.
We met our new landlords and saw the new house again. Good news! We still love it and are wicked excited to move in! Also the landlords are super nice and want to fix tons of stuff! We'll see whether or not they have the time/money/energy to actually make these repairs, but whatevs. We signed the application for the as-is house, so any upgrades they do are just bonuses for us.
Potentially handy: the wife kept telling me about the neighbors and their histories. Eventually I realized the neighbors she was talking about were either dead or didn't live there anymore. Because that's how super old people roll. WHAT DO YOU MEAN SOMEONE ELSE LIVES THERE NOW THAT DOESN'T MATTER. At least I now know which houses to avoid for possible hauntings (read: the house directly behind ours holy EFF).
Thursday, September 6, 2012
Tuesday, September 4, 2012
Earlier today, The Foliage posted on his Facebook wall:
Several years ago I met a woman I didn't see coming. Every time I thought I'd figured her out, she unveiled a little more, and a little more. Then, as I learned to know her better and better, I realized that she'd unveiled me a little more, and a little more.
We realized that to keep going, we would need to be together forever. So a year ago we promised each other that we would. Our friends and family thought that that was a great idea, so they all came out and ate and danced with us. Until 10 pm, until 11, a little more, and a little more.
So now we're two people having fun all the time, or most of the time, learning a little more and a little more. We're having so much fun together, that we decided to make another one of us. So in a few months, the two of us will be a little more, and a little more.
One year down - forever to go. Happy first anniversary, Ceej!
Ceej: YOU ARE NOT SUPPOSED TO MAKE ME CRY VIA FACEBOOK DOUCHE
The Foliage: HUZZAH! HAPPY ANNIVERSARY, SCHMUCK
Happy anniversary, indeed.