I wish someone were here to take a picture for stuffonmycat.com. I’m sitting cross-legged on the couch. Sam is taking up my lap and then some. On top of him is a yellow striped throw pillow and on top of the pillow is my laptop. I’m typing this with my arms pulled way up like chicken wings. But now that Fat Sam is only about 20 days from moving to his satellite location I really can’t refuse him anything. I do wish someone would bring me a glass of water, though.

I have babies on the brain this weekend, and not even my own potential babies. Dear friends had their little girl on Friday, which completes the girlie trifecta for my Atlanta friends. Now we have an Eirinn, a Lucy and a likely Harper (still TBD for sure.) I feel that Harper (if Harper it is) and Roan Atticus should have a special bond.

On a totally different note, my web editor Lily is carrying twins and was admitted to the hospital on Thursday because she was having contractions at about 24 weeks. They put her on many drugs to stop labor, but I haven’t heard how it’s going in a few days. I’ve been trying to call this afternoon but the hospital phone lines are screwed up. I admit to being a little bit apprehensive about what I might hear.

And now I will use the medical theme to make yet another transition. I went to an acupuncturist for the first time in my life on Saturday. My attitude can be best described as acupuncture is the thing in my life that I understand the least but still believe in. My doctor is absolutely lovely and I left feeling sure that I would never feed myself into the maw of western medicine again without taking eastern along too. Some elements I expected to love and did. There was a lot of conversation before any needles came out, and he took a completely holistic approach. He wanted to know how I sleep and eat and carry stress and much more. But what was unexpected and totally disarming was how affectionate and paternal he was with me. I’ve never fully registered that my doctors would only touch me when absolutely necessary and then only in the most clinical way possible. When Dr. Pai wanted to reassure me about something, he would put his hand over mine for a moment. And there was a moment when I was describing a particularly weird habit of mine. He made big eyes and I said, “Dr. Pai, I’m crazy!” and he put his hand on top of my head with a big smile and said, “I’m crazy too. It’s okay.” Love love love. And the needles were fine, hardly stung a bit — and that was mostly from apprehension. Once I adjusted they didn’t hurt a bit.

UPDATE: I just got an email (with photos — hooray!) from the new mom. Harper Noelle it is! She looks like her dad, which is fitting as she was born on his birthday. I guess he can kiss any special b-day treatment goodbye. Which, I am sure, he will be happy to do.

I was going to talk about mustard now, but I really can’t top the baby news. I’ll move on to that later.

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32 responses to this post.

  1. does harper belong to d & r????

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  2. does harper belong to d & r????

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    • She does! Now, remind me of Eirinn’s middle name…

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      • yay! i had d. in for a photo call on Thursday night. Looks like I got his attention right under the wire. 🙂
        Did the birth go well? I know they planned on having a doula, midwife and D.’s sister there. Talk about a support team!
        Eirinn’s middle name is Meadow. Harper was on the short list though for both first and middle. In the end we thought having a Harper and Atticus was a little too cultish….

      • Meadow, I knew that. Who the heck just had a Somebody Noelle? I swear I’m not making that up.
        You may have heard more details by now, but the birth went very well. She went into labor naturally in the early afternoon and gave birth naturally that evening. I know Daniel’s sisters were there, I don’t know about a doula.
        I’m thinking we’ll name our kid Boo Radley.

      • Meadow, I knew that. Who the heck just had a Somebody Noelle? I swear I’m not making that up.
        You may have heard more details by now, but the birth went very well. She went into labor naturally in the early afternoon and gave birth naturally that evening. I know Daniel’s sisters were there, I don’t know about a doula.
        I’m thinking we’ll name our kid Boo Radley.

      • Meadow, I knew that. Who the heck just had a Somebody Noelle? I swear I’m not making that up.
        You may have heard more details by now, but the birth went very well. She went into labor naturally in the early afternoon and gave birth naturally that evening. I know Daniel’s sisters were there, I don’t know about a doula.
        I’m thinking we’ll name our kid Boo Radley.

      • yay! i had d. in for a photo call on Thursday night. Looks like I got his attention right under the wire. 🙂
        Did the birth go well? I know they planned on having a doula, midwife and D.’s sister there. Talk about a support team!
        Eirinn’s middle name is Meadow. Harper was on the short list though for both first and middle. In the end we thought having a Harper and Atticus was a little too cultish….

      • yay! i had d. in for a photo call on Thursday night. Looks like I got his attention right under the wire. 🙂
        Did the birth go well? I know they planned on having a doula, midwife and D.’s sister there. Talk about a support team!
        Eirinn’s middle name is Meadow. Harper was on the short list though for both first and middle. In the end we thought having a Harper and Atticus was a little too cultish….

      • Posted by Anonymous on January 22, 2007 at 1:57 am

        She is beautiful, just like I knew she would be. 🙂

      • oops…that was me!

      • oops…that was me!

      • oops…that was me!

      • Posted by Anonymous on January 22, 2007 at 1:57 am

        She is beautiful, just like I knew she would be. 🙂

      • Posted by Anonymous on January 22, 2007 at 1:57 am

        She is beautiful, just like I knew she would be. 🙂

    • She does! Now, remind me of Eirinn’s middle name…

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    • She does! Now, remind me of Eirinn’s middle name…

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  3. does harper belong to d & r????

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  4. does harper belong to d & r????

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  5. Yay, more girls!

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  6. Yay, more girls!

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  7. Yay, more girls!

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  8. Yay, more girls!

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  9. She does! Now, remind me of Eirinn’s middle name…

    Reply

  10. yay! i had d. in for a photo call on Thursday night. Looks like I got his attention right under the wire. 🙂
    Did the birth go well? I know they planned on having a doula, midwife and D.’s sister there. Talk about a support team!
    Eirinn’s middle name is Meadow. Harper was on the short list though for both first and middle. In the end we thought having a Harper and Atticus was a little too cultish….

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  11. Posted by Anonymous on January 22, 2007 at 1:57 am

    She is beautiful, just like I knew she would be. 🙂

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  12. oops…that was me!

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  13. I can feel the love from here!
    I haven’t been to an accupuncturist, but I’d love to go sometime.
    We’re all humans, we all need love and affection. I’m glad you got a nice dose!

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  14. I can feel the love from here!
    I haven’t been to an accupuncturist, but I’d love to go sometime.
    We’re all humans, we all need love and affection. I’m glad you got a nice dose!

    Reply

  15. I can feel the love from here!
    I haven’t been to an accupuncturist, but I’d love to go sometime.
    We’re all humans, we all need love and affection. I’m glad you got a nice dose!

    Reply

  16. I can feel the love from here!
    I haven’t been to an accupuncturist, but I’d love to go sometime.
    We’re all humans, we all need love and affection. I’m glad you got a nice dose!

    Reply

  17. Meadow, I knew that. Who the heck just had a Somebody Noelle? I swear I’m not making that up.
    You may have heard more details by now, but the birth went very well. She went into labor naturally in the early afternoon and gave birth naturally that evening. I know Daniel’s sisters were there, I don’t know about a doula.
    I’m thinking we’ll name our kid Boo Radley.

    Reply

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