Tuesday, August 28, 2007
Monday, August 27, 2007
Lavi wrote up a great report about the Dr. visit so I'll let her words tell it all....
"I had a growth ultrasound this morning followed by a pre-natal appointment. The ultrasound went very well. Sheppito cooperated and the technician was able to get all the head, belly, and bone measurements he needed.
After the ultrasound, I had my prenatal appt and the OB said that Sheppito is in the 90th percentile for growth. Although my pregnancy is at 34 weeks, Sheppito and his measurements put him at 36-37 weeks along. When she told me this, I must have had one worried look on my face and she reassured me that it’s not my doing. With gestational diabetes, there’s only so much that can be controlled by diet and insulin and I’ve been doing so well in that area. There are other factors out of my control, like Sheppito’s bone measurements being “ahead” of schedule and other stuff – at this point, I had kinda stopped listening and was still trying to take in the 36-37 weeks along statement.
I told my OB that I was planning on starting my leave from work on October 1st and she said that I should change that to September 24th instead. She said that he’s already in the head down position and that one of three things will happen: Sheppito will come early on his own, I’ll have to get induced because he’s getting too big (in the shoulders), or she will schedule a C-section. She’s not worried about a big head or body – she’s more concerned about his shoulders being too wide, which can get stuck. Ouch!
So, for now, we’ll continue to monitor the gestational diabetes, start the internal exams (not fun), do more non-stress tests, and have one more growth ultrasound and wait.
It was nice to have the reassurance from the Dr. that things are going well. She said the reason we have these instruments to measure and get status is so we can be more prepared so this is all a good thing. She has such a great way of putting things in perspective. Makes me think she's done this before.
Aunt Char said "Wow! Well it sounds like this kid is NOT on Panama time, huh? "
Tuesday, August 14, 2007
Van Halen with David Lee Roth will be in Seattle on 12/03. There is just so much to do before the concert.
- Get out the aquanet and get my hair feathered
- Bust out the jeans that are two sizes too small
- Get skin graft to remove “Van Hagar” tattoo from butt
- Pray that Vince Neil is not opening again
- Finally get that "Best of VH" and the "Scirocco VH Tunes" to Deron and Neil
- Get ready to stand in line over night with hundreds of old people waiting to buy tickets
- Sell shares of Cabo Wabo
- Wonder how 16 year-old Wolfgang can legally drink Jack Daniels on stage like Michael Anthony
- Hunt down and maim Gary Cherone
- Buy shares in, Tiger Balm, Viagra and Back/Hip Pain medicine as Eddie, David and Alex binge on them all summer.
- Call Bob
Greetings from the East. Sorry for being lapse in posting (do I need to apologize, is anyone really upset?) Life's been fairly busy during and since the Cali trip. Gotta say that driving the F150 was a lot of fun. My inner environmentalist was screaming bloody murder, but my inner child, the one that played with Tonka trucks and Fisher Price bulldozers, was squealing with glee. I think I was able to go as fast as 20 mph in the Bay Area traffic too. Plus it was huge and a rental so the philosophy of "you're just going to have to look out for me" was in full effect.
The trip was exhausting after that. Long days followed by long evenings. The thing that is stinky about road work, at least for me, is that the folks you're visiting are really accommodating and will encourage and stay with you for 12 hour days because they really need the help. The problem is that once the work is done you have to go back and spend two hours reducing the days data and reporting to the folks at home base. The trip home my head hit the side of the plane when I sat down and I didn't wake up until we landed. That NEVER happens!
Marathon training is still going well. We did ~15+ miles this past Sunday. We were supposed to do 18, but due to my poor map reading skills, I caused us to pull up short. I knew I was feeling too good for it to be true. Major drawback to having 18 miles as your goal is that somewhere around mile 12 Skid Rows "18 and life" gets stuck in your head and is harder to dislodge than a Republican senator from Alaska. (Honestly, does that song have any parts other than the chorus?)
Also been house hunting. It's a daunting process. Especially since I'm such a clencher :) My dream of my own workshop is still the motivator, along with equity and being able to place a nail anywhere I want. We met the devil's salesman this weekend and my hand is still oily from the shake. It's such an interesting time financially to be thinking about this. I know that the *(#@ won't hit the fan until after I've signed my life away too.
That's the update from here. Hope all of you are doing well. I got my tix for Labor day weekend so I'll be seeing you soon.
-Mark "map confuser" Moran
Monday, August 6, 2007
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Sunday, August 5, 2007
As you can see Lavi was delighted. You can also see Jackie's grin as she beams with the success in hosting a wonderful event for her friend.
The generosity of our friends and family was overwhelming. Lavinia and I are truly fortunate to have such caring individuals from all aspects of our lives (family, friends, childhood friends, work).
Sheppito wanted me to say Thank You to everyone for such wonderful gifts. He's looking forward to wearing all the outfits, playing with the toys, using all the spider-man accessories and causing his mother and father to have to wash them all often.
Big Thank You to Jackie for organizing the event!