A week ago, I decided it would be a good idea to take a nap with Luke, as opposed to the 212 productive things I should have been doing. Luke has napped in our bed since he was a baby because, well, let's face it. I'm lazy, and it was always so easy to just get in bed with him and nurse him to sleep. Now that he's older, he just climbs down off the bed and finds us, but if I nap with him, he wakes me up by patting my face. Or screaming HIIIIIIIIIIIIII two inches from my ear. That is, until last Sunday. I woke up, realized he wasn't in the bed, and heard him chattering. I thought, Oh Shane has him, and drifted back to sleep. A few minutes later, I jolted awake, realizing that Shane was outside mowing. When I got up, Luke was sitting innocently near the computer, "reading" a book. However, when I later tried to use the computer, it was so not working. Well, it was half working. I ran virus scans galore, but nothing showed up, leading me to believe that while Mommy was napping like a slacker, Luke was doing something devious to the computer. At any rate, Dell gives super sweet teacher discounts, so I am now the owner of a gorgeous flamingo pink Dell Inspiron. Although I have a laptop at work, many sites are banned, so I was unable to read blogs or check Twitter. I was seriously starting to feel like John McCain, but as of Thursday, technology and I are BFFs again. I've yet to hook up the wireless, mainly because I can't find the time to sit and read the instructions, but I am loving my laptop! In case you're blind and did not guess from my layout, I love pink. Aside from the laptop, I have a pink Kitchenaid mixer, a pink Kitchenaid blender, a pink Dyson vacuum, and a pink bike. My husband is clearly a very tolerant man!
Unfortunately, nothing really exciting happened in the week that I was sitting around twiddling my thumbs. My students are doing a community service project that involves writing letters to soldiers in Kuwait, and we did receive a letter back from one soldier. This made the kids happy, and we're now making plans to put together care packages for the soldiers. I just need to find out what they need, and of course, what they can't have. Luke is adding new words every day, his most recent being spider, due to my freak out over a GIANT spider that has taken residence over our front door. Thankfully, the spider is outside, but I am forever afraid that it's going to launch itself at my head one morning. If you don't hear from me for awhile, it's not because of a broken computer, but because I might break a bone executing my stealthy ninja spider avoiding moves every morning at 6AM.
Now that I'm all out of mundane news, enjoy this fun baby meme that I yanked from
1. Were you married at the time? Yes, we'd been married for 11 months. Our agreement was to start trying after we'd been married for a year, but it happened a month sooner!
2. What were your reactions when you found out you were pregnant? I was really excited, but also nervous!
3. How old were you? 24
4. How did you find out you were pregnant? My first inclination was the giant boobs. Seriously, I'd warn the same bra size since 7th grade, and despite my wishes for cleavage, they just never grew. All of a sudden, they exploded.
5. Who did you tell first? Shane. Actually, I didn't tell him I was taking a test, because I wasn't really sure that I was pregnant. Then I was confused because although there were two pink lines, one was really faint. So my triumphant announcement was, "Um, could you look at this? I think I might be pregnant."
6. Did you want to find out the sex? No, we wanted a surprise.
7. Due due: February 15, 2007
8. Did you deliver early or late? Late! I really wanted a Valentine's Day baby, but there was a stretch from Feb 13-19, where a close family member had either an anniversary or a birthday. Luke was born on Feb 20th, so I guess he just wanted his own day!
9. Did you have morning sickness? Yes, but thankfully, it was summer so I wasn't working!
10. What did you crave? I really didn't have many cravings, aside from milk. I've never been a milk drinker, but I drank two gallons a week while pregnant.
11. Who irritated you the most? During the first trimester, definitely Shane. It was nothing he did, just hormones. During the second and third trimester, it was definitely 8th graders!
12. What was your first child’s sex? Male.
13. How many pounds did you gain throughout the pregnancy? 30. The last ten pounds came at the very end, which annoyed me.
14. Did you have any complications during your pregnancy? None! Unless you count my midwife and doula saying that they'd never seen such bad stretchmarks.
15. Where did you give birth? St Anthony's
16. How many hours were you in labor? 20
17. Who drove you to the hospital? Shane
18. Who watched? Shane and my mom and dad.
19. Was it vaginal or c-section? vaginal
20. Did you take medicine to ease the pain? Nope! And to answer your questions, no, I did not get a medal, and yes, I would absolutely do it that way. The only moment that I regretted it was during the ring of fire, but you can still feel that sensation with an epidural.
21. How much did your child weigh? 9lbs.
22. What did you name him/her? Lucas, but we call him Luke.
23. How old is your first born today? 19 months