ff - I DID get to the gym, but only long enough to get something in my eye (darn contacts - i only wear them to the gym and this is why - they annoy me more than anything else) and then leave. I did run into a friend (mdc mama!
) and chat with her for a while and that was nice. I shared my pg news (hadn't told her yet, she'd been outta town) and we had a good laugh over my lameness for not knowing until 20 weeks.
She and I have discussed fertility and ovultion while nursing and weaning so we can get pg at GREAT lengths, so it was fun to tell her. And she offered to come and hang out with Mia during the birth and to be our childcare backup in case we need to traansfer to the hospital. She's attended many births (from the time she was quite young, actaully) and I really appreciate her offer. I feel Mia would be in good hands, and I know she knows what I want from this birth and would be very supportive of that. So yeah.... I didn't work out, but it was a worthwhile trip outta the house anyway.
Welcome home Elsanne! How cute about Sol playing with the boobies. So sweet!
jstar - are you looking to up to a 4 door, or are you thinking of taking the van plunge? I need a new car, too and I think I'm kidding myself if I think I can go much longer w/o a van. I am more than a little resistant to the switch. A VAN? HOW DID THIS HAPPEN TO ME????
Everyone I know who has one loves it, so I'm getting real with myself, checking my coolness and the door and trying to get okay with it. I can still be a cool mom and drive a van, right? RIGHT?
On that same note, I'm now researching double strollers. I ask you all again... how did this happen to me???? At this rate, I'm going to have my hipster card revolked any day now.
Oh, and Mia loves BoohBah, too. We do pretty limited tv (like when I need to get something done kinda thing) and I TiVo BoohBah, Sesamae St, and Teletubbies so I always have one of those shows available. She really prefers them to the Baby Einstein DVD's (excpe the Old MacDonald one, which she LOVES, except I lost it), so I let her watch them. She would watch any ol' cartoon that's on if I let her, but I can't stand the rest of the nonsense kids shows (I'll be damned if my child ever loves BRATZ - ugh!), so thank goodness to TiVo! Vegan nuns don't approve? I say, bring it on, sistas! You're all welcome to come and cook my family dinner and do all the laundry and keep the house clean, too. Really. Anytime.
Renae, thanks for posting the link to that recipe. Looks so good! I might just have to make it this season. I could see it becoming one of those traditional holiday dishes!
Phone call.. gotta run.