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Socializing

I made it to a pre-dinner get together with the other prenatal yoga Moms. I don’t know everyone’s name, but I thought it would be fun to expand my social circle outside of triathletes, close family and a few co-workers. Fear not, though, I haven’t totally lost my triathlete quirkiness. I did ride my cruiser [...]

The Size Of A Small Watermelon

I bet you thought I was pregnant, didn’t you? An unnamed photog caught these surprising shots that tell the real tale.

Ha ha, just kidding! I’m just carrying a 29 1/2 week watermelon sized uterus everywhere I go.

Time to go eat watermelon now. Yum!

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Be All You Can Be

What am I? Who are you? I know how we respond to these queries– by listing our activities, professions and accomplishments. For a partial list– I am a pragmatic Human Resources Consultant, somewhat decent yet out of practice artist, wife of awesome Gary, soon to be mother, previously fairly successful in academics and elite amateur [...]

Gnats And Tiny Robots

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So I’m telling The Crumpler about how a gnat flew up my nose about halfway through my morning jog and didn’t get snotted back out for at least a mile and a half. In the meantime, I can feel this foreign once-living object up in my sinus cavity in between fervent, ineffectual nasal exhalations. [...]

Nicknames And Relaxin And Running

It’s hard not to start using pet names for the little guy. Rem Rem, Remster, Mr. Kickypants, Squirmy-Wormy, Thumper, Nuggin, so on. Yesterday was an active day for little Remykins. He doesn’t have so much room to float around freely, so many of his movements are right against the uterine walls right where they are [...]

Baby Shower News

Yesterday was the baby shower that Stacey Richardson put on with her mini-helpers, Murielle and Gavin. To everyone that couldn’t make it– missed you, but we had a good time. To everyone that attended, thanks for being there!! I appreciate all the helpful baby items, well wishes and getting a chance to see some of [...]

Feeling Grande

I feel big. When I look in the mirror, I look big. When I belly bump just about everything around me because I have no concept of my size, I know I’m big. When I try and reach for a cup out of the kitchen cabinets, I have to watch for bumping into stuff on [...]

Longest Day

My sweetie pie has left town. Sigh. He’s gone up to Charlottesville, VA to be the lead USAT official at tomorrow’s sprint triathlon up there. I’m staying in town to paint more nursery mural and attend tomorrow’s baby shower. A quiet household can make a day seem longer, but sun’s up more minutes today than [...]

All Stats Are Good

Today was this month’s birthing center visit and besides the usual stuff, we did the diabetes screen and re-checked the hematocrit. The glucose drink was a gross-looking bottle of bright-orange colored and “flavored” sugar water with preservatives and zero heath benefit. I worried about how gross it would be, but truthfully, it tasted just like [...]

Latest Nursery Pictures

I’m chipping away at the project, but things are really starting to gel with more shapes drawn and filled in with white then a base color. It’s not a realism job, that’s for sure, but I’m really happy with the way it’s turning out. I have a lot of detail work to do before we’re [...]