Thursday, September 11, 2008

Ike & Uno

I just heard Mayor White's 7 am announcement, and it looks like most people in Houston will be off from work tomorrow, while many in the coastal areas are under a mandatory evacuation. I don't work Fridays anyway, but I guess now HK might be home, too. My mom and I were planning to spend the day together, as she is back in town after being gone for 4 months, but she may not want to drive down from the north Houston suburbs with Ike on the way. We'll see. We plan to gas the cars and stock up on water and non perishables tonight, but we are not planning to evacuate. Could get exciting around here! I am a weather drama junkie.

Yesterday baby Uno was going crazy inside me all afternoon and evening. He was awake and moving for about 4 or 5 hours straight. It was neat at first, and then it was like having someone poke you in the same place over and over again for hours, like Chinese water torture. I tried eating, drinking, singing, patting my belly, moving around, and nothing changed - perhaps a preview of trying to comfort a newborn? I think I may have some kind of wildman in there! He's already up and at it again this morning.

Assuming no news is good news, I guess I passed my glucose tolerance screen. It was over two weeks ago, and still no word from the OB. Surely if I were at risk of having gestational diabetes, they would have called me in for the 3-hour test by now instead of letting me go on drinking chocolate milk every day (well, almost every day). Don't you think?

Our next appointment is Monday the 22nd, and we get to see Uno on the u/s again! Can't wait for that!

A friend of mine had a baby boy in January, and although his name is Isaac, they have always called him Ike. What a lucky kid, he gets a hurricane named after him before he's even one year old. : ) Please pray for safety for everyone in the storm's path this weekend, and blessings on all who lost loved ones on this infamous day, seven years ago.

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Tuesday night

We have had the computer over a week now, and it's wonderful to have internet connection at home again. I'm paranoid about getting robbed again and want to hide it under the couch when we're not home, but so far I am resisting that urge. We have decided to stop using a housecleaner, to save $$ for Uno gear, and I am making myself trust the cleaning lady to return our key after we let her go instead of cleaning us out, or giving access to someone else to do it. Sigh. It's hard to trust again.

I thought I would jump right back into my online community, but so far, no. I want to, but I feel like there is so little time in the day. Guess I will just try to ease back into it.

I am in the third trimester now. Cause for celebration, all is well.

But what's really on my mind tonight is my very close friend who just had a miscarriage, at 11 weeks. I'm so full of sadness for her and her husband. So is HK. There is no way to fully express this terrible loss.