aoinoue: (HMC - Mobile Home)
So we are now about 80% moved into the new house and are slowly unpacking and making our updates to the place. We have paint up on one wall in the living room (we're doing a wall a night while Chester sleeps) and it's already starting to feel like home.

But now that we're finally *in* the house, we are finally starting to discuss and plan for Shelby's imminent arrival. I actually had a mini-freak out this past weekend since I realize she's due in 6-8 weeks and we had NOTHING prepped for her. I had gone through all of Chester's old clothes and picked out what we would keep for her, but it turns out we only ended up keeping 2 0-3 month sleepers, which was not going to work. I did pick up a box of baby girl clothes off of craigslist for $40 and co-worker has offered me some more clothes, so that's useful. We also ordered the crib and changing tower which should arrive in the next week or so. Things are moving along, now we just need to get her bedding, a mobile, some sheets for the crib and a diaper pail. At least we have toys covered. :o)

So that's what we've been up to lately. I'll have to post pictures once we're all in and unpacked.
aoinoue: (Cooking - Mixer)
(Note: edited slightly for reading comprehension, also mandarin orange slices are now Chester's official favorite new food. He inhales them.)

Aoi:
Would you like me to make this?

Anthogna:
NO. NO. ABSOLUTELY NOT. I CAN'T POSSIBLY LET YOU MAKE THAT
THAT WOULD BE LIKE HEROIN

Aoi:
LOL

Anthogna:
I WOULD GET SO FAT

Aoi:
what if I only made one?

Anthogna:
IT WOULD GO RIGHT TO MY HIPS
I'D DEVOUR THE WHOLE THING IN LESS TIME THAN IT TAKES CHESTER TO EAT SEVEN MANDARIN ORANGE SLICES

Anthogna:
AND I SEEM TO BE HAVING DIFFICULTY WITH MY CAPS LOCK
OMNOMNOMNOMNOMNOM

OM NOM NOM

Sep. 10th, 2009 01:46 pm
aoinoue: (Cooking - Mixer)
In happier news, I made Yukon Gold mashed potatoes with whole milk and Irish Butter the other day and they were FABULOUS.

Argh.

Sep. 9th, 2009 03:22 pm
aoinoue: (Samurai Champloo - Crossroads)
I would like to register my discontent with the idea that because I have failed some lab tests, I am somehow diseased.

For alleged disorder #1 - I have no symptoms and the disorder has never actually manifested itself, even when I was on birth control during which time it had a *much* higher risk of manifesting. No treatment for this "disorder" has been proven effective at all.

For alleged disorder #2 - It has been show that my scores for three out of four times are normal, one is a little high. Most research has shown this is normal for pregnant women, and that treating the "disorder" has little to no effect on maternal or fetal outcomes.

The sole change in outcome for either disorder that is obvious through the research is that if someone with the failed lab results for the above two "disorders" is labelled "high risk", I am at a much higher risk for induction or cesearean, which increases the risk of infant mortality nearly three times.

That is all.
aoinoue: (Nature - Rainbow 2)
Happy Birthday to me.
aoinoue: (Bleach - Anger Management)
So I recently switched OB-GYN providers to a practice that will be a little closer to where we (hopefully) will be living prior to Ni-Sprog being born. The practice also offers delivery at an Alternative Birthing Center, which is fabulous and I'm hoping to deliver there.

They only have one male OB, which coincidentally is the only one I've worked with so far, and he seems pretty nice and is working hard for me to be able to deliver at the ABC even given my alleged clotting disorders. However, yesterday, he was doing the fetal heart tones and after taking the reading himself for a few minutes he showed me the readout of the monitor and said "That's your baby, sweetheart" and looked vaguely disappointed when all I did was smile a little.

No shit, Sherlock. I'm quite aware that's my baby. I'm sorry my enthusiasm level for hearing her heartbeat was underwhelming for you, but this is not my first kid. She was just kicking me in the ribs not two minutes ago. I know she's fine.

And don't call me sweetheart. You are not my father.

Growing Up

Aug. 4th, 2009 02:10 pm
aoinoue: (Poetry - Miles to Go)
I remember feeling like a complete failure after graduating college and not ending up at a grad school like the vast majority of my friends and figuring I'd take my chances in the "real world". I wasn't driven enough, I wasn't smart enough, and I hadn't worked hard enough to do grad school. I also couldn't afford it.

However, I have to admit that after reading the Facebook status of one of my friends from my college theater department who did end up at a theater grad school lamenting applying at the Apple Store again after getting his MFA, I feel less bad about my choice.

I may not have a job that fulfills me, but I do have a job that pays well and I have normal, stable hours (for the most part). There are worse things (like even more debt and no job prospects) than a boring desk job, so I'm grateful.
aoinoue: (Parenting - Geekling)
Borrowing [personal profile] anthogna's pseudonym for our son.

At 12 months:

your child is 21.25 pounds, and that is
at the 49th percentile for weight.

your child is 31 inches, and that is
at the 93th percentile for height.


His birthday was last Sunday and we had a good time. I still haven't cleaned out his toybox so he'll have room to put all of his new toys (it's currently full of stuffed animals he doesn't play with).

Happy Birthday, baby!
aoinoue: (Art - Art Imitates Life)
So, I've kind of gotten into a girly phase lately for no apparent reason (maybe it's because none of my clothes fit anymore and I have a hard time buckling/tying my shoes now), but I've been eye-ing this Etsy store's custom handbags for some time now.

Basically, I'm torn between the following two:



This smaller purse which would be great to use for work since all I generally need at work is my wallet, keys and phone. Also, the moveable handle is great, so if I needed to I could clip it to my computer bag. I would likely change out the fabric on this one, since it's an option and it's free. Her selection is great.


And this one.



This would be more for the weekends. As Chester is getting bigger, I don't really need a whole lot to bring with me when we go out now that would necessitate hauling out the giant diaper bag of doom. Basically, I need the aforementioned wallet, phone and keys, and then some cheerios, diapers and a spare pack of wipes. I might change out the fabric on this one as well.

But I am torn. Both are good, each with a different purpose, but I can't really bring myself to spend $90 on two purses.

Argh.

For the OMG Shoez portion, I am really starting to enjoy comfy ballet flats on the weekends instead of my gym shoes. As I get more pregnant, the easier to put on the shoe, the better. I already picked up these and these, except they were pink and brown plaid.

Now I am lusting after these in the black. And I have a coupon.

And now I better stop because I'm going to get in trouble with [personal profile] anthogna. :o)

Uh, Right.

Aug. 1st, 2009 08:35 am
aoinoue: (Cooking - Mixer)
Read this yesterday: Out of the Kitchen, Onto the Couch.

Wanted to respond, so I let my thoughts steep for a day, come back this morning to find that Kate Harding has already written what I would have written, except better, here.

Update: Amanda also has a good take here.
aoinoue: (HP - Chaos. Mayhem. Anarchy.)
I don't know if I'm going to get any work done today at all. They're moving people around in the office and thus demo-ing and rebuilding cubes so there's lots of noise.

Argh. And I don't even move until Thursday.

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