Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Remembering Last October

As I sat here looking at the calendar, just a few days before my sweet baby's first birthday, I was thinking back to those last few days before becoming a mommy.

A year ago, we were filled with excitement and the unknown of what was going to happen. When would I go into labor? How long would it last, and how painful would it really be.

Christian was due on 11/9, but two weeks before that date an ultrasound showed that the baby was already 10 pounds and with two more weeks to go, the Dr. decided we'd have a C-section on 11/2.

A year ago, I was so incredibly uncomfortable. As you can see in the photo below (which I vowed I'd never make public, but after a year, I'm less sensitive about it), I was ENORMOUS! It was painful to lay in bed, so I was sleeping on the couch - and not very comfortably. I was getting weird cramps from time-to-time, which later learned were mild contractions. And I felt as though my pelvic bone was going to rip apart.

A year ago, our thoughts were consumed with "everything baby": do we have enough clothes? Enough stuff for mommy? Is everything clean enough? How will Bella do? Who will be here when the baby is born? and on and on and on.

And it was about this time a year ago that there was a full moon. We had been told that full moons tend to trigger labor in very pregnant women. So I found out exactly what time the moon would be the fullest that night, and made sure I was all packed and ready to go. What happened? Not a thing. Ha ha ha!

Good times, good times.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Here's What Happens When Daddy Brings His Work Home ...

Radioactive Decay!

Just kidding ... :) I gave Christian some "green smoothie" to try.
Dear PETA: No humans or animals were harmed in the taking of this photo.

Monday, October 20, 2008

The Arizona State Fair

Yesterday was fair day! We loaded Christian in the car, picked up Liz and all headed to "the greatest show on earth." It seems the biggest excitement for Christian was Daddy's peanut-dipped caramel apple. But babies can't have peanuts, so he could look, but not touch or taste.

After having gone to the New Mexico State Fair, I was a bit disappointed in the Arizona fair. For being in the heart of a huge metro area, it was small and kind of disorganized.

We did find some unique food ... which is sometimes hard in the world of fair food. I ate fried macaroni and cheese, and fried artichoke hearts. Both were mighty tasty and I highly recommend trying some if you ever come across it.