Thursday, July 21, 2005
I also got a good chuckle when the instructor was talking about how to breast feed. Essentially you are supposed to pretend that you are making a nipple sandwich (her words, not mine) to put into the baby's mouth. I've decided that "nipple sandwich" is going to be my new catch phrase. It will go something like this "oh yeah, well you're a nipple sandwich!" or something else of that nature.
The piece de resistance (piece of resistance for those of you who don't speak french) was when the instructor explained that sometimes the umbilical cord will come out before the baby. If this happens the doctor must hold the cord in with his or her fingers while the mother is rushed to the emergency birthing room on a gurney while in the (I swear that I'm not making this up!) "doggie style" position because this puts the least amount of stress on the cord thus keeping the baby from suffocating from a pinched cord. I certainly don't wish this on anyone but I truly hope that if it ever happens at our hospital that I'm there to witness it. Truly a fantastic photo-op.
Thank god I never matured.
Wednesday, July 20, 2005
So here is a pic of the baby's room as it currently stands. We think that its looking pretty nice. All that is left is to paint and re-hang the doors and put the baseboard heat back in (note: being the mechanical dunce that I am, I will be recruiting Grampa Nelson to help me hook the heat back up. Lets hope that we don't burn the house down in the process.). Marcy re-painted the dresser in some fun colors. There are going to be lots of colors but it should all tie together quite well (just wait til you see the gliding rocker fabric!).
For those of you who wonder what type of trails that Marcy and I ride (when Marcy isn't carrying so much ballast that is) here is a trail that starts just a half mile from our house. It was a neglected trail when we first came upon it but we have cleaned it up nicely. Most trails around here are much rougher but since we are the only ones that use this particular trail it has managed to stay quite smooth.
Monday, July 18, 2005
This picture doesn't do it justice but Chance came home from a weekend at the grandparents with a pusy (thats pus not ...) sore on the back of his head. We figured that the knuckelhead had just bonked himself on something during his weekend shennanigans. Anyway, we didn't worry too much until the next morning when we woke up to see Chance's head, ears and neck completely covered with bumps and the pooch doing his best to rip his skin off so it was off to the vets we go. Long story short, two shots, ten days of meds and a $100 bill and he's on the mend. We still don't want to pet him though. ewwww
For such a manly looking dog he seems to be sick an awful lot. Grace, who was born with a debilitating birth defect that was supposed to have killed her years ago is still going strong and only goes to the vet for her yearly shots. Mr. Pants on the other hand is in every few months for something or other. I'm turning into more of a cat person every day.
Oh yeah, did I mention that he also got sprayed by a skunk while up at Rancho de Nelson? When will the madness end?????
Monday, July 11, 2005
Ok, ok, it was only one wedding and a bike race but that didn't sound as much like "Three Wedding and a Funeral" (only the best movie ever!). Marcy and I attended a wedding for a college friend of mine on Saturday in New Hampster. We were quarantined from the rest of the guests by being seated at a table with three other pregnant couples. I think that people were shying away from our table for fear of picking up some of the reproductivity germs that were obviously going around our table. On a good note, since all of the women at the table were impregnated it meant that there was more complimentary wine for us men to share! Good times...
Kev and I cutting a rug. If I didn't know better I would swear this was a gay club (check out the two dudes over my shoulder).
On Sunday we got up at the butt-crack of dawn (at least for a Sunday after a wedding) and headed to Gorham Maine for my mountain bike race. I did reasonably well (finished second) but Marcy and I think that the highlight of the day was this photo-op of our friend and teammate Mary during pre-race warm-ups. I'm not sure what she was warming up for but it looks like more fun than what I'm doing...
Friday, July 08, 2005
"I'm a Rhodes Scholar"
On a high note, the girl at the French and Brawn counter called me "Sir" today. I think I feel a midlife crisis coming on...
Thursday, July 07, 2005
Anyway, I'm looking forward to the next three classes. If that was the opening act, I can't wait to see what comes next.
Tuesday, July 05, 2005
Friday, July 01, 2005
Marcy selected the hardware for this door. She has nice taste don't you think?
As a side note, since the room went way, way, way over budget we've decided we cannot afford to keep the baby so we're going to sell her on e-bay.
Our beautiful baby girl. We'll be seeing you in 10 short weeks (for me at least, probably the longest 10 weeks since the dawn of time for Marcy)!
For the grandparents, we think that we've come up with a name that we're happy with. The first of you that shows up this weekend with a wheelbarrow full of cash gets to find out.