Welcome back beantown. I'm so sorry to hear of your loss, but glad that it seems like it was a peaceful passing. I love the name you've chosen! If this one was a boy we were going to use "Griffeth" as a middle name (not the same, but similar). We also try to incorporate family names into our choices. DS has my father's (and brother's & grandfather's) name as a middle name and, ironically enough, we're planning on Jeanne for this one's middle name. It's my MIL middle name and also my grandmother's middle name. I just love the idea of passing down that connection.
I also glad to hear that all of the east-coasters seem to be doing OK in the midst of Sandy. We're not seeing any effects here in CO of course, but my prayers go out to all of those who are having to deal with the aftermath. I hope that it's a quick recovery for all of you.
AFM - I had a tough night last night with lack of sleep - some insomnia, some due to DS waking & my dog waking, and then an early riser with DS this morning who was inconsolable to boot. Basically I figure that I'm working on 4 hours or so. Bleh. Hopefully I can get a nap in. I also have a nasty headache that I'm crossing my fingers is due to the lack of sleep and not a pending head cold. I've been feeling pretty stuffy this morning, so I think I'll hit the Vit. C.
On a more positive note... I finally was able to hear the HB using my fetoscope yesterday! It was so cool. I lost it quickly when I got up, but I'm going to see if I can find it again. I should've tried again last night in my insomnia because she was definitely active. Also, I passed my personal trainer certification exam yesterday and completed my course to be a Stroller Strides instructor. I'm supposed to start teaching some prenatal fitness classes at a pregnancy center in the next month, so it's time to get my butt in gear and get back in shape so I can live up to my new credentials. At least I'll be teaching other pregnant mama.
Hope everyone else has a good week.