Friday, November 30, 2007

Miscellaneous thoughts

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I actually spent half an hour scouring internet dictionaries and thesauruses for kindergarten "n" word homework because the only word I could come up with on my own was "nipple"...and I didn't figure the teacher would like that. But given my personal opinion of the teacher, I was really tempted.
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Added to the list of things I never thought I would say...
"Keep the anteater out of your mouth."
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I'm really excited to get our first family portrait. But I'm embarrassed (and sad) that we didn't even try to find a way to incorporate Alex and Travis. It's just never easy.
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There was a second when Steve presented Myles to me in the operating room when I thought he looked (too much) like Alex. Even now, I see the occasional similarity. But I do not have the urge to call him Alex...which is a relief. I have, on more than one occasion, called him Sam. So I guess he's destined for therapy no matter what.
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I'm not much for "birth stories." I think they are filled with dreadfully boring details that are irrelevant in the grand scheme of things. Nobody really cares that it took the anesthesiologist three tries to get my spinal right...Or that I almost hyperventilated and/or puked on the table...Or that Myles' heartrate took a nosedive in the seconds before the doc made the initial incision (creating an atmosphere of some urgency that I did not notice because I was about to hyperventilate and/or puke)...Or that Steve and I both completely lost our composure and openly wept the moment we heard Myles cry for the first time (I can't speak for Steve, but I know my tears were more than just tears of happiness). I really don't know why I feel compelled to share these details. But there they are.
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Myles weighed in at 6lbs 12.5ozs on Tuesday. He weighed in at 7lbs even today. Yay for the boob juice!
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Yes, I DID post a couple posts I had previously written but saved in draft form. I was tempted to delete them but then read a comment from Rosalind and felt like I should share it all...even the ugly bits. So I hit publish. Luckily, things have leveled out since I wrote those posts.

I may still have to tell the story of the evil nurse who made me cry...or the war between the formula people and the breastfeeding people (all supposedly medical professionals)...or the amazing surgical nurse, Angela...or how the universe thought it funny to put us in the NICU with two sets of twins and one set of triplets...or how much I love my OB (did I tell you he CALLED me on Thanksgiving to check up on us?)...or what an amazing man my husband is...

But right now I just want to process the experience in my brain before I hang it out there for the world to see.
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Sam asked to go to the cemetery on Wednesday...to ride his bike. I think I'm going to have to introduce him to the idea of parks for recreation...soon.
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I highly recommend the caramel swirl cappuccino from Dunkin Donuts.
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I have Christmas shopping underway! I am so impressed with myself!

Now I just need to weasel a few ideas out of my brother and my dearest husband.
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Let me let you in on a little secret. Maternity leave is BORING. Don't get me wrong...I love snuggling with the Squeaker. But he sleeps a lot right now and that leaves me with too much time on my hands. I may actually do some WORK at home today. *gasp*
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There is a tech toy for everything these days. I think this is an interesting idea. Much easier than trying to remember to write things down, I suppose.
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6 comments:

Shinny said...

Good to see that I am not the only one who thinks maternity leave is boring, or at least I recall that from when I was home with Alex. Maybe this time it will be different?

Aren't you supposed to sleep when the baby sleep? That is my plan so far, once she gets here that is. ;)

Aurelia said...

Hey you, whenever you want to hit publish on those posts, I'll read them. They were really really good from what I saw.

And no I don't think birth stories are boring. Of course you lost your composure when you heaard him cry. If you had kept your composure I'd have been surprised!

Btw, if Steve is your dearest husband, then who is your other husband? hehe

Ruby said...

Thanks for sharing what's on your mind. I appreciate being able to read your thoughts. I hope you post the birth story sometime.

pipsylou said...

You know, that's what I thought the moment I saw that first picture of Myles - that he looks like Alex. They're brothers; why shouldn't they look alike? I know that's easy for me to say. It's harder for you to get your mind around, I'm sure. I don't know that it's necessary for you to post the birth story if you don't want to, C. You don't owe us anything! ;)

pipsylou said...

p.s. I adore his nickname.

Julia said...

I wouldn't expect things to be simple or easy now. To have an instant replay of everything taken from you as you go through each day, to have to share not just the joy but the difficult questions and understandings with a five year old-- none of it could be easy.

About that toy? If it actually plays the music they run on the website, it would completely freak me out. As is, the feet on the screen are making me hyperventilate. And I am not even pregnant. Deep psychological issues, anyone?