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Jumping Bean

10/31/2005 Category :General 2

Now that we’ve spread the news I can finally blog about this! For those keeping track, I will be at 13 weeks on Thursday. My last week of my first trimester!

I’ve already had one sonogram but Patrick was out of town at his first day of work in Dallas and didn’t get to go with me. The doctor was talking to me while she did it and I didn’t realize until I got home that she’d never really explained what I was looking at. I think I see a head and shoulders, but I could be making that up.

So today I had a sonogram that has to be done before you go past 13 weeks. It was much better than the last one. For one thing, Patrick got to go with me. For another, we got to watch much longer and had a clearer picture. We also got to hear the heartbeat for the first time and it was loud and fast! The baby is lying on its back with its neck bent a little and it kept popping its whole body straight up, that’s why I’m now calling it a mexican jumping bean! The jumping was a little unsettling at first, but they assurred us that it was fine and normal. Hopefully you can make out the pictures after they’ve been copied for me and then scanned in. The head is on the left, feet on the right and it’s almost in a v shape.


10/31/2005 Category :General 0

We had a good but quiet weekend. We finally got to try Peter Lueger’s, a fancy cash only steakhouse that is supposed to be top of the line around here. They have reservations 3 months out, but somehow Patrick got us one for a late lunch on Saturday. It was good and I’m really glad we went, but I think it’s a bit overrated. The steak was charred on the outside and both Patrick and I agreed we could have done without that. Once we got past the charred part thought it was yum! But still, Ruth’s Chris is better. I know, I’m such a steak connosuir!

We packed a little here and there throughout the weekend. ( No, I didn’t lift anything heavy.) We only got 9 boxes packed, but it seems like we worked forever. We got all our book, pictures and cds done as well as a lot of knicknacks. But what I found interesting is that we had an entire box worth of candles. Is that normal? We paired down so much stuff to come here through garage sales and storing things at my parents house, but somehow everytime I look somewhere I’m amazed at how much we will have to pack in the next two weeks! Ugh.

Breakfast at Tiffany’s

10/24/2005 Category :General 0

About a month ago Patrick and I were out in the city walking and I made the comment that before we moved I wanted to go in and look at Tiffany’s. He said ok and continued to lead the way to Central Park where we were headed. Not paying a lot of attention to where we were going, I missed him turn off until I saw the Tiffany’s sign!

We went in and looked through all the floors. First floor is diamonds and other fine jewels that sparkle so brilliantly that you might go blind. We saved the sterling silver/watch floor for last and took our time looking there. Patrick and I have both been working on side projects here and there and have an agreement that whatever we make off those is ours to keep. So I was looking at rings seeing if there were any I liked enough to ask the price. I found one and Patrick asked for me. I was doing the math to see if I had enough in my account when Patrick said he’d buy it for me if I wanted it. He said he’d gone in with the idea that if there was anything he could afford to get me that I liked, he was going to. So I got my beautiful sterling silver Tiffany’s ring in the little blue bag and was perfectly excited about that.

And then completely unexpectedly, I got the matching necklace as my birthday suprise! I wasn’t even expecting a present since I thought the show tickets were it. What a great Husband. And no, not ’cause he spends money on me, but because he’s so thoughtful. Though the Tiffany’s helps!

I was very spoiled by everyone this birthday and I really enjoyed and appreciated it!

Vanity Project

10/23/2005 Category :General 0

If you are a Barenaked Ladies fan you should check out the Vanity Project. It’s a side project band that Steve Page is in and I really have enjoyed what I’ve heard so far. Though I can’t find the cd anywhere but itunes.