Why I’m Like This

I got my swap books a few days ago, and am digging in with abandon. Right now I’m loving a collection of essays called, “Why I’m Like This.” Delightful.

Here’s my dilemma… I can’t find the note that came with the books. I thought the LJ handle was “Jessity” but that’s not panning out. Can anyone point me in the right direction to extend my thanks? And of course I want to read this person’s journal, because we like some of the same books.

I can’t give an update on moldgate because a) there’s not much new to tell and b) because if I do the waves of anxiety and anger radiating off me might level our few remaining good walls.

On a more positive note, the baby is still cooking along. This Sunday we’ll hit 37 weeks, which is officially full term. Woo hoo! I’m Braxton Hicksing away, which I know might mean absolutely nothing. But I like to believe my uterus is doing some serious training (unlike the rest of the body, which is mainly eating chocolate bars and watching While You Were Out).

Some of the loveliest of our lovely friends threw us a baby shower this weekend. (Hi Steakums!) and that was 100% fun. My only hangup was that so many people traveled to get to the party and I was craving long, uninterrupted time with each of them. On top of the good company we also got lots of fun baby gear. It’s all being generously held by our friends James and Charles in their non-contaminated apartment, but I can’t wait to get some quality time with each little jumper and toy. Oh, and we had quince paste. Seriously, the food could change your life.

I may have mentioned that Zoe-the-cat does not seem to have any idea changes are afoot. I always hear about perceptive pets who are fascinated with the growing belly. Not Zoe. And she thinks every new thing is for her. She slept in the bouncer for a while, but abandoned that once we put up the co-sleeper. It never fails to make me laugh when I peel an eye open in the middle of the night and see a newborn-baby-sized cat peeking back at me from the Arm’s Reach.

But maybe I’ve underestimated her. Because we recently got some photographic evidence of some cat/baby communion.

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66 responses to this post.

  1. I was so sorry I wasn’t able to make it! and I just couldn’t get it together.
    Do lots of walking, and lots of squatting. And Kegels. Kegel whenever you’re sitting still.
    Remember my friend who is the same amount of pregnant you are? She’s still pregnant too! Yay for healthy babies!

    Reply

  2. I was so sorry I wasn’t able to make it! and I just couldn’t get it together.
    Do lots of walking, and lots of squatting. And Kegels. Kegel whenever you’re sitting still.
    Remember my friend who is the same amount of pregnant you are? She’s still pregnant too! Yay for healthy babies!

    Reply

    • I’m so happy to hear your friend is hanging in there! I think about her from time to time. She’s in the clear now, since we’re so close to our due dates.
      I walk like crazy, as usual, although I’m much slower and now I pay for it with sore everything. I’m afraid to do squats. I might need a crane to get me back up. Actually, when I squat down to look at something now I generally just drop onto my behind when I’m done and then stand up from there. At least I have my birthing ball, which gives me some of the benefits without all of the humiliation.

      Reply

      • My hip was so sore with Ez that I would have gladly pulled my leg off about a month before he was born. It was my right with A and my left with E, but it was a lot worse with him for some reason. But literally the pain was gone within hours of his birth.
        Yep, she’s been taken off the meds and is full term, so now we’re just waiting for good news. I’m so happy your pregnancy has been a healthy and happy (minus that whole ruined apartment thing) one.

      • It must be so exciting to go off the meds. Both because you know you made it and because you know you probably won’t last long without them.
        And thank you for the happiness. When I’m ready to rip every last hair out I just keep trying to remember I have a healthy pregnancy and that really is the only thing happening to me right now that ultimately matters.
        But I’m still very excited to pop this guy out and start the road back to reclaiming my body.

      • It must be so exciting to go off the meds. Both because you know you made it and because you know you probably won’t last long without them.
        And thank you for the happiness. When I’m ready to rip every last hair out I just keep trying to remember I have a healthy pregnancy and that really is the only thing happening to me right now that ultimately matters.
        But I’m still very excited to pop this guy out and start the road back to reclaiming my body.

      • It must be so exciting to go off the meds. Both because you know you made it and because you know you probably won’t last long without them.
        And thank you for the happiness. When I’m ready to rip every last hair out I just keep trying to remember I have a healthy pregnancy and that really is the only thing happening to me right now that ultimately matters.
        But I’m still very excited to pop this guy out and start the road back to reclaiming my body.

      • It must be so exciting to go off the meds. Both because you know you made it and because you know you probably won’t last long without them.
        And thank you for the happiness. When I’m ready to rip every last hair out I just keep trying to remember I have a healthy pregnancy and that really is the only thing happening to me right now that ultimately matters.
        But I’m still very excited to pop this guy out and start the road back to reclaiming my body.

      • It must be so exciting to go off the meds. Both because you know you made it and because you know you probably won’t last long without them.
        And thank you for the happiness. When I’m ready to rip every last hair out I just keep trying to remember I have a healthy pregnancy and that really is the only thing happening to me right now that ultimately matters.
        But I’m still very excited to pop this guy out and start the road back to reclaiming my body.

      • My hip was so sore with Ez that I would have gladly pulled my leg off about a month before he was born. It was my right with A and my left with E, but it was a lot worse with him for some reason. But literally the pain was gone within hours of his birth.
        Yep, she’s been taken off the meds and is full term, so now we’re just waiting for good news. I’m so happy your pregnancy has been a healthy and happy (minus that whole ruined apartment thing) one.

      • My hip was so sore with Ez that I would have gladly pulled my leg off about a month before he was born. It was my right with A and my left with E, but it was a lot worse with him for some reason. But literally the pain was gone within hours of his birth.
        Yep, she’s been taken off the meds and is full term, so now we’re just waiting for good news. I’m so happy your pregnancy has been a healthy and happy (minus that whole ruined apartment thing) one.

      • My hip was so sore with Ez that I would have gladly pulled my leg off about a month before he was born. It was my right with A and my left with E, but it was a lot worse with him for some reason. But literally the pain was gone within hours of his birth.
        Yep, she’s been taken off the meds and is full term, so now we’re just waiting for good news. I’m so happy your pregnancy has been a healthy and happy (minus that whole ruined apartment thing) one.

      • My hip was so sore with Ez that I would have gladly pulled my leg off about a month before he was born. It was my right with A and my left with E, but it was a lot worse with him for some reason. But literally the pain was gone within hours of his birth.
        Yep, she’s been taken off the meds and is full term, so now we’re just waiting for good news. I’m so happy your pregnancy has been a healthy and happy (minus that whole ruined apartment thing) one.

    • I’m so happy to hear your friend is hanging in there! I think about her from time to time. She’s in the clear now, since we’re so close to our due dates.
      I walk like crazy, as usual, although I’m much slower and now I pay for it with sore everything. I’m afraid to do squats. I might need a crane to get me back up. Actually, when I squat down to look at something now I generally just drop onto my behind when I’m done and then stand up from there. At least I have my birthing ball, which gives me some of the benefits without all of the humiliation.

      Reply

    • I’m so happy to hear your friend is hanging in there! I think about her from time to time. She’s in the clear now, since we’re so close to our due dates.
      I walk like crazy, as usual, although I’m much slower and now I pay for it with sore everything. I’m afraid to do squats. I might need a crane to get me back up. Actually, when I squat down to look at something now I generally just drop onto my behind when I’m done and then stand up from there. At least I have my birthing ball, which gives me some of the benefits without all of the humiliation.

      Reply

    • I’m so happy to hear your friend is hanging in there! I think about her from time to time. She’s in the clear now, since we’re so close to our due dates.
      I walk like crazy, as usual, although I’m much slower and now I pay for it with sore everything. I’m afraid to do squats. I might need a crane to get me back up. Actually, when I squat down to look at something now I generally just drop onto my behind when I’m done and then stand up from there. At least I have my birthing ball, which gives me some of the benefits without all of the humiliation.

      Reply

    • I’m so happy to hear your friend is hanging in there! I think about her from time to time. She’s in the clear now, since we’re so close to our due dates.
      I walk like crazy, as usual, although I’m much slower and now I pay for it with sore everything. I’m afraid to do squats. I might need a crane to get me back up. Actually, when I squat down to look at something now I generally just drop onto my behind when I’m done and then stand up from there. At least I have my birthing ball, which gives me some of the benefits without all of the humiliation.

      Reply

  3. I was so sorry I wasn’t able to make it! and I just couldn’t get it together.
    Do lots of walking, and lots of squatting. And Kegels. Kegel whenever you’re sitting still.
    Remember my friend who is the same amount of pregnant you are? She’s still pregnant too! Yay for healthy babies!

    Reply

  4. I was so sorry I wasn’t able to make it! and I just couldn’t get it together.
    Do lots of walking, and lots of squatting. And Kegels. Kegel whenever you’re sitting still.
    Remember my friend who is the same amount of pregnant you are? She’s still pregnant too! Yay for healthy babies!

    Reply

  5. I was so sorry I wasn’t able to make it! and I just couldn’t get it together.
    Do lots of walking, and lots of squatting. And Kegels. Kegel whenever you’re sitting still.
    Remember my friend who is the same amount of pregnant you are? She’s still pregnant too! Yay for healthy babies!

    Reply

  6. I was so sorry I wasn’t able to make it! and I just couldn’t get it together.
    Do lots of walking, and lots of squatting. And Kegels. Kegel whenever you’re sitting still.
    Remember my friend who is the same amount of pregnant you are? She’s still pregnant too! Yay for healthy babies!

    Reply

  7. Yes, it was –she’s the same person you got for the White Elephant, so I was amused that she got you this time (I did the assignments randomly, I swear).

    Reply

  8. Yes, it was –she’s the same person you got for the White Elephant, so I was amused that she got you this time (I did the assignments randomly, I swear).

    Reply

    • Posted by Anonymous on September 14, 2007 at 3:21 pm

      That’s so funny. Did I send to her or get from her on the white elephant? I don’t know why I couldn’t find her at first. I’ll have to pop her on my Friends list. Thanks!

      Reply

    • Posted by Anonymous on September 14, 2007 at 3:21 pm

      That’s so funny. Did I send to her or get from her on the white elephant? I don’t know why I couldn’t find her at first. I’ll have to pop her on my Friends list. Thanks!

      Reply

    • Posted by Anonymous on September 14, 2007 at 3:21 pm

      That’s so funny. Did I send to her or get from her on the white elephant? I don’t know why I couldn’t find her at first. I’ll have to pop her on my Friends list. Thanks!

      Reply

    • Posted by Anonymous on September 14, 2007 at 3:21 pm

      That’s so funny. Did I send to her or get from her on the white elephant? I don’t know why I couldn’t find her at first. I’ll have to pop her on my Friends list. Thanks!

      Reply

    • Posted by Anonymous on September 14, 2007 at 3:21 pm

      That’s so funny. Did I send to her or get from her on the white elephant? I don’t know why I couldn’t find her at first. I’ll have to pop her on my Friends list. Thanks!

      Reply

    • Hah! I was wondering if you did it intentionally!
      Anyway, hi there jaysaint! Added you back. πŸ™‚

      Reply

    • Hah! I was wondering if you did it intentionally!
      Anyway, hi there jaysaint! Added you back. πŸ™‚

      Reply

    • Hah! I was wondering if you did it intentionally!
      Anyway, hi there jaysaint! Added you back. πŸ™‚

      Reply

    • Hah! I was wondering if you did it intentionally!
      Anyway, hi there jaysaint! Added you back. πŸ™‚

      Reply

    • Hah! I was wondering if you did it intentionally!
      Anyway, hi there jaysaint! Added you back. πŸ™‚

      Reply

  9. Yes, it was –she’s the same person you got for the White Elephant, so I was amused that she got you this time (I did the assignments randomly, I swear).

    Reply

  10. Yes, it was –she’s the same person you got for the White Elephant, so I was amused that she got you this time (I did the assignments randomly, I swear).

    Reply

  11. Yes, it was –she’s the same person you got for the White Elephant, so I was amused that she got you this time (I did the assignments randomly, I swear).

    Reply

  12. Yes, it was –she’s the same person you got for the White Elephant, so I was amused that she got you this time (I did the assignments randomly, I swear).

    Reply

  13. I wanted to stay longer! I can’t tell you how much I enjoyed our short visit. And you look fabulous!!
    Oh, and I love James and Charles. You are lucky to have such great friends. Remind Charles that he promised to send me his fried chicken recipe. πŸ™‚

    Reply

  14. I wanted to stay longer! I can’t tell you how much I enjoyed our short visit. And you look fabulous!!
    Oh, and I love James and Charles. You are lucky to have such great friends. Remind Charles that he promised to send me his fried chicken recipe. πŸ™‚

    Reply

    • We ARE lucky to have both them and you. (And all our other friends, for that matter.)
      I’ll see Charles tonight and definitely make a grab for the recipe

      Reply

    • We ARE lucky to have both them and you. (And all our other friends, for that matter.)
      I’ll see Charles tonight and definitely make a grab for the recipe

      Reply

    • We ARE lucky to have both them and you. (And all our other friends, for that matter.)
      I’ll see Charles tonight and definitely make a grab for the recipe

      Reply

    • We ARE lucky to have both them and you. (And all our other friends, for that matter.)
      I’ll see Charles tonight and definitely make a grab for the recipe

      Reply

    • We ARE lucky to have both them and you. (And all our other friends, for that matter.)
      I’ll see Charles tonight and definitely make a grab for the recipe

      Reply

  15. I wanted to stay longer! I can’t tell you how much I enjoyed our short visit. And you look fabulous!!
    Oh, and I love James and Charles. You are lucky to have such great friends. Remind Charles that he promised to send me his fried chicken recipe. πŸ™‚

    Reply

  16. I wanted to stay longer! I can’t tell you how much I enjoyed our short visit. And you look fabulous!!
    Oh, and I love James and Charles. You are lucky to have such great friends. Remind Charles that he promised to send me his fried chicken recipe. πŸ™‚

    Reply

  17. I wanted to stay longer! I can’t tell you how much I enjoyed our short visit. And you look fabulous!!
    Oh, and I love James and Charles. You are lucky to have such great friends. Remind Charles that he promised to send me his fried chicken recipe. πŸ™‚

    Reply

  18. I wanted to stay longer! I can’t tell you how much I enjoyed our short visit. And you look fabulous!!
    Oh, and I love James and Charles. You are lucky to have such great friends. Remind Charles that he promised to send me his fried chicken recipe. πŸ™‚

    Reply

  19. my cats LOVED the arms reach. I had to keep a blanket on it when it wasnt being used by the baby to keep the cat hair down to a fine insulation rather than a sweater.

    Reply

  20. my cats LOVED the arms reach. I had to keep a blanket on it when it wasnt being used by the baby to keep the cat hair down to a fine insulation rather than a sweater.

    Reply

    • Yeah, she’s leaving enough hair behind to stuff a new mattress. I don’t care right now, since it will get a good scrubbing soon. After that it’s blanket city.

      Reply

    • Yeah, she’s leaving enough hair behind to stuff a new mattress. I don’t care right now, since it will get a good scrubbing soon. After that it’s blanket city.

      Reply

    • Yeah, she’s leaving enough hair behind to stuff a new mattress. I don’t care right now, since it will get a good scrubbing soon. After that it’s blanket city.

      Reply

    • Yeah, she’s leaving enough hair behind to stuff a new mattress. I don’t care right now, since it will get a good scrubbing soon. After that it’s blanket city.

      Reply

    • Yeah, she’s leaving enough hair behind to stuff a new mattress. I don’t care right now, since it will get a good scrubbing soon. After that it’s blanket city.

      Reply

  21. my cats LOVED the arms reach. I had to keep a blanket on it when it wasnt being used by the baby to keep the cat hair down to a fine insulation rather than a sweater.

    Reply

  22. my cats LOVED the arms reach. I had to keep a blanket on it when it wasnt being used by the baby to keep the cat hair down to a fine insulation rather than a sweater.

    Reply

  23. my cats LOVED the arms reach. I had to keep a blanket on it when it wasnt being used by the baby to keep the cat hair down to a fine insulation rather than a sweater.

    Reply

  24. my cats LOVED the arms reach. I had to keep a blanket on it when it wasnt being used by the baby to keep the cat hair down to a fine insulation rather than a sweater.

    Reply

  25. I’m so happy to hear your friend is hanging in there! I think about her from time to time. She’s in the clear now, since we’re so close to our due dates.
    I walk like crazy, as usual, although I’m much slower and now I pay for it with sore everything. I’m afraid to do squats. I might need a crane to get me back up. Actually, when I squat down to look at something now I generally just drop onto my behind when I’m done and then stand up from there. At least I have my birthing ball, which gives me some of the benefits without all of the humiliation.

    Reply

  26. Posted by Anonymous on September 14, 2007 at 3:21 pm

    That’s so funny. Did I send to her or get from her on the white elephant? I don’t know why I couldn’t find her at first. I’ll have to pop her on my Friends list. Thanks!

    Reply

  27. We ARE lucky to have both them and you. (And all our other friends, for that matter.)
    I’ll see Charles tonight and definitely make a grab for the recipe

    Reply

  28. Yeah, she’s leaving enough hair behind to stuff a new mattress. I don’t care right now, since it will get a good scrubbing soon. After that it’s blanket city.

    Reply

  29. Hah! I was wondering if you did it intentionally!
    Anyway, hi there jaysaint! Added you back. πŸ™‚

    Reply

  30. My hip was so sore with Ez that I would have gladly pulled my leg off about a month before he was born. It was my right with A and my left with E, but it was a lot worse with him for some reason. But literally the pain was gone within hours of his birth.
    Yep, she’s been taken off the meds and is full term, so now we’re just waiting for good news. I’m so happy your pregnancy has been a healthy and happy (minus that whole ruined apartment thing) one.

    Reply

  31. It must be so exciting to go off the meds. Both because you know you made it and because you know you probably won’t last long without them.
    And thank you for the happiness. When I’m ready to rip every last hair out I just keep trying to remember I have a healthy pregnancy and that really is the only thing happening to me right now that ultimately matters.
    But I’m still very excited to pop this guy out and start the road back to reclaiming my body.

    Reply

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