Tuesday, March 31, 2009

because random is a good as it gets these days

* I want to send baby announcements out because I want them to be put up on refrigerators around the country for strangers to see and comment on the inevitable cuteness of our baby. Somebody says that I can only print out and mail announcements if 20 people promise to put the announcement on their refrigerator, take a picture, and send it back to me as proof. My life is hard. This requirement did not stop me from soliciting my exceptionally talented graphic designer friend (and BFF of Lauren Graham) from working on the design of the announcements. Prepare to be dazzled. Well, you know, prepare to be dazzled if 20 people (that I am not related to) promise to do the picture taking thing.

* The dead bird in my nose has finally gone away. A month later. At one point the strange illness turned into strep throat (I know, right? Like I don't have enough going on.) and the antibiotics that I took seems to have cleared all the animals right out of my nose.

* I had three wonderful baby showers in anticipation of the arrival of the baby shoe, and I loved every minute of each and am so thankful to kind friends and coworkers that want to share this fun time with me. Sadly, although I have some pictures, I am extra lazy these days and not only have I not posted the pictures here, but I also have not sent thank you notes for most of the gifts. I am one of those people that expect (demand!) to receive a thank you note for any gift I give, so I feel especially guilty and pathetic that I am so slow to write them for the things I receive. Much like after our wedding, I keep hoping that if I procrastinate this long enough that Somebody will step in and start writing. (He has assured me that he won’t, but a girl can dream, right?)

* I woke up on Sunday morning with the freakish appearance of a five o'clock shadow on my chin. I did what I could to cover up the odd coloring (do not fear. there were no unruly man-hairs. this was strictly the appearance of dark stubble because of skin discoloration) with makeup and didn't really think anything of it until I was looking in the mirror later that day and realized that my neck was also oddly colored. With patches of red dots. The same red dots that were giving me a skeevy drunk/dark look on my chin. What the? What on earth is that from? And then I realized that my champion pregnancy vomiting from the night before had actually broken the blood vessels in my chin and neck. Many times I've broken the blood vessels around my eyes (and even in my eye), but the chin and neck? That is a first. The ability of my body to completely freak out never ceases to amaze me.

10 comments:

chloe said...

Promised! On the fridge...then the bulletin board...never to be removed. And I'll take a picture of it! (And I don't put just anyone on the bulletin board.)

Allison said...

Baby shoes will ALWAYS have a place of honor on our fridge!

Kate said...

Ditto ... just cleared all the X-mas card pictures from the fridge ... awaiting baby announcement to fill white void left behind!

BYU Fish said...

Okay...I want all 20 of them!! Tell Somebody that I'll take 20 differently angled pictures just to get these announcements! By the way...I STILL HAVE NO CLUE what our Kansas City trip will entail...but I'm sure it's gonna be some QUALITY time with baby shoe!!

Adrienne said...

K, so I meant to tell you this. I saw your child in St. Louis!! No, not really, but the CUTEST kid with an Asian mom, and a caucasian dad. Oh and she was a girl. But I could SEE how cute your boy would be -- am I making any sense? Anyway, I best be getting an announcement. And seriously. Barfing? STILL??! You win the prize, the pity award, EVERYTHING. You are a trooper, kid.

Lauralee, Dean and Camden said...

That is no fun at all that you broke blood vessels! I'm sorry that you are still so sick! I know that is no fun at all!

Sherry said...

I will! And then when people say, "Who's baby is that?" I will say, "That is the half-Asian baby I intend to kidnap."

Karla said...

Oh Dear, poor you!

Ginet said...

My fridge is begging to be adorned with a darling picture of your guy.

Swistle said...

I will put one up, if you like!