Friday, December 30, 2005

I've disabled the comments feature

Yesterday I was checking my blog and found a pretty nasty comment left for me on one of the posts here. The comment didn't bother me, per se, just some random internet freak who has too much time on his or her hands, but still, not something that I need to subject my friends and family to. So, for the time being, I have gone through my blog and have disabled comments on my previous posts and will continue to disallow comments on future posts.

Those of you who I know and care about know how to reach me to comment in other ways. Feel free to email me.

Love to you all in the new year.

Wednesday, December 28, 2005

A sudden, unexpected tragedy

In loving memory of Eric "Big Ric" Weinmann. 10/10/1970-12/21/2005

I usually can blather on about things important and unimportant in equal measures. But for this, I am speechless. You will be missed and you were loved.

Saturday, December 10, 2005

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas

We have our tree.

We decorated today.

Presents wrapped.

Only thing missing is David.

Wednesday, December 07, 2005

Finally, in more ways than one


I'm in my apartment.

I'm unpacked.

All my laundry is done (for now, but we are working on potty training, so I expect to do another load ASAP).

I passed my 3 hour gestational diabetes test

And, most important, I got to see my baby girl's face. Every ultrasound, she has always been turned away and wouldn't roll over, but today she gave me a peek. And if I wasn't in love before, well, I am for sure head over heels now. The midwife and I just stared at her while she practiced her breathing and yawned a few times. Then she rolled over and went back to sleep.

6.5 more weeks (give or take) and I get to actually meet this fascinating human being. I can't wait.

Saturday, December 03, 2005

Long-Overdue Update

Did you think we didn't make it?

We did. And let me tell you, if you EVER have to travel for 24 hours with a hive-covered 3.5 year old while 7 months pregnant, well, you should travel with my son. He is the coolest of the cool. The world's best traveling companion, bar none. 3 airplane rides, 4 airports, 2 layovers and nary a complaint or a whine. I fell in love with him all over again. He really just amazes me with his adaptability and his maturity (at times).

Blaine still had hives when we boarded the first plane in Tbilisi, but by the time we were getting ready to land in London, they seemed to be clearing up. Then, right before we boarded in London for the flight to JFK, he had another flare up. People were looking at me like I was bringing a live chicken with the avian flu on board. I had my handy-dandy doctor's note at the ready, but no one asked me for it. I doped him up with more antihistamine once we got on the plane and within an half an hour of being airborne, he was out cold. The hives receded once again, due to the antihistamine, and by the time we got on the plane in New York, he was almost completely clear. We haven't had another outbreak (knock wood) but I did take him to our American pediatrician to get his opinion on the Monday after we arrived.

I'm doing fine. Just hit 33 weeks pregnant today. Getting LARGE. But, that's to be expected. I failed my 1 hour glucose test again (I was repeating it because we thought there might have been a screw up at the Georgian lab). So, I go on Monday to do the 3 hour glucose challenge test. YAY. My mother-in-law is coming over from Sarasota to watch Blaine for me. I don't think he would enjoy hanging out at the doc's office for 3 hours. Keep your fingers crossed that I pass the 3 hour.

I'm still not in our apartment yet. So far, since landing in the states, we have moved 4 times. First stop was at a hotel, then after we did all our doc appt's (mine and his) we moved on to my mother-in-laws house for a few days. After staying with her, we moved into my parent's home for a little over a week, and now we are in another hotel. Our apartment was supposed to be ready on the 1st, but due to the hurricanes everything in South Florida is delayed or damaged it seems, and the apartment won't be ready until the 6th. Once I move into the apartment though, I'm unpacking and I'm not going ANYWHERE besides the hospital to give birth. I've already told both families (mine and hubby's) that if they want to see us, they can just drive on over. We are about 4 hours from Dave's family and about 1.5 hours from my family. I don't plan on packing my suitcases again until it's time to get on an airplane and head back to Georgia.

So that's the news for now. Hopefully I will be able to update more often once I get settled in the apartment.