Thursday, September 24, 2009

Blog Grade: C-

So, in recent weeks, I've been reading more blogs, and I've decided that I'm decidedly below par on this particular skill set. I don't have any links to anything in any of my posts (not that I've really needed any to prove a point as of yet) nor do I have any photos. So, my fellow friends, I'm going to try to experiment with some of those today. Don't worry, I'm not just going to post about my blog, lol.

Firstly, I got my last haircut/color as not-yet-a-mom today. It's kind of bittersweet. The last time I can go take two or three hours and have someone else do my hair and wash it for me without having to have a babysitter. Keeping this in mind, I decided to do something that won't look terrible when it starts to grow out. I was a little disappointed because the girl who usually does my hair had recently gotten engaged and moved up to Denver. :( So today, I had to go to a new girl. I'm still deciding if I like my hair exactly - I don't hate it, but I don't know just how much I like it. I'm posting a picture, so let me know what you think. Granted, it looks VERY dark, but it was taken on a camera phone with only light from the window coming in, but it is still dark.

So, that picture didn't exactly wind up where I wanted it to. Still a work-in-progress. Learning curve and whatnot.

Anyway, Chad's been pretty lucky during this pregnancy. Our friend Kate was sending her husband out every night to buy her ice cream bars or chocolate, things like that. I had one or two nights like that at the beginning, usually for pizza, but the other night - oh man! It was bad. I'd just finished eating dinner and I don't know if I saw an ad on TV or if it just occurred to me - but I needed to have a hot fudge brownie sundae. I said as much to Chad. Not anything unusual there - I often say, "I could really go for X right now." But that's usually all it ever amounts to. But when I repeated myself a few minutes later, Chad put his fork down and looked at me. He asked if this was a serious pregnant-lady craving, I had to confirm it. It was terribly serious. Then Chad wanted to know where we would have to go to get one - there's an Old Chicago just down the road from our house, so I said we could go there. Dubiously, Chad asked me what he would do there. I told him to have a beer and watch the Rockies game. So we drive to Old Chicago at 8:45 pm and take a seat in the bar section (remember, it's all non-smoking out here). Checking out the menu, I realize, oops! Old Chicago doesn't have a hot fudge brownie sundae! Oh no. But they do have the little big cookie, which is a freshly baked chocolate chip cookie - I got mine a la mode. Definitely a good substitute for a hot fudge brownie sundae. :)

(On another note, I did solve my hot fudge brownie sundae dilemma for future cravings by buying these. :) )

Lastly, I'm really glad that Chad's on the new team (he changed teams in February and he's been much happier under this boss than the other one!). But on this new team, there are two other guys who have children under 5. This is SERIOUSLY helpful. Especially because they really love their kids and aren't ashamed of it; I think they've really been helping Chad adjust to thinking about life as a father. The one, bless his heart, told Chad explicitly that he has to get up for at-night feedings, even if he does nothing more than provide moral support by being awake at the same time. He just made his way to the front of my list of favorites of who Chad works with. :)

So, I think that's about it for now. Except I just realized that I never posted about my doctor's appointments yesterday! LOL I'll just get to that later. I've got a Healthy Moms and Newborns class tonight, so I'll just write about baby stuff tomorrow. :)


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