Friday, February 26, 2010

Skulking Back

I've let the blog go so long that now guilt and anxiety are interfering with posting. So I am going to acknowledge that, dispense with it, and move on. Because I really want to be writing here.

Since finding out that our little Bobbie is a girl (explanation for the Bobbie nickname is in this post of Co's) we haven't had all that much big news. I hate bulleted update posts, and I hope to return often enough so that I don't have to do them, but for now:

*I went back for a second scan of Bobbie's heart, and she's fine.

*Our big plans to have executed our move to a bigger apartment by the time Bobbie was born? Ha. We're still slogging along waiting for news from the coop board. We've figured out interim plans, and plans B, C, and D for if we don't get the apartment, so we'll be okay. But there were some tense days in there, let me tell you.

*Bobbie is, we hope, going to be born at home. That wasn't the original plan -- our midwife delivers at a hospital, but she started attending home births sooner than she'd planned. I am really, really happy/relieved with this change. I adore our midwife and initially made the choice to stay with her rather than pursue a home birth, but just as I was starting to feel some anxiety about delivering in a hospital, I discovered that home birth was an option. (My sister and I were both born at home so it feels like a logical/natural choice to me.)

*And, uh, this isn't really news, since the ticker is right at the top of the page staring us all in the face, but apparently Bobbie is coming soon. I'm in some denial about that and feeling eager to finish winding up my affairs at work, and nesting at home, so that I feel ready. But I suspect you never really feel ready for number two.

*Last but never least, Jo continues to be an absolute delight. At two, he is talking and singing and climbing and doing gymnastics all over the place. Here's a quick look:

Loving the snow (today was actually one of THREE snow days my school has had so far; good thing I don't care about those extra days in June....):

Rocking out at a friend's birthday party:

Awake at midnight to welcome the new decade, oh our little party animal:

12 comments:

Calliope said...

hurrah for a new post from the O Family! More please. From both of you.

And promise me that you are taking photos of yourself!!!

Lyn said...

I think we're still not ready for number two...

projectkjetil said...

Don't you ever worry about skulking. This blogging-whilst-living-at-full-tilt thing is haaaard!

So glad Bobbie's heart looks good and that you're cruising towards a home birth soon! I wish you the best, Family O!

Melody said...

Home birth-- wow!! That's exciting, and I can't wait to hear the story. I check your ticker often and have been thinking about you a lot lately.

I haven't blogged in ages either-- part guilt and part that I realize I spend a lot of my blog time obsessing and over-analyzing and, in my and Simone's case, that's a bad thing. I need to just let her be her.

Clare said...

Lovely to hear about your growing in all ways! We are back too (and totally letting go of non-blog guilt ourselves!).XXA

Sandra Mort said...

*grin* Not sure I'm ready for my second either.

You know how I feel about the homebirth, so I don't have to go on at length, but yay! Hot water?

Somehow it jumped from 30 to 37 weeks when I wasn't looking. I was sure that Eva would be 40+ weeks, so showing up at 38 weeks blew me away.

Meg said...

Good to have you back!

Bionic Baby Mama said...

yay! i love it when my blog list has your names highlighted! no guilt -- just happy to read more.

we'd better get on this pregnancy-portrait business, eh? sugar will be back in town sunday afternoon, so we can figure out a time then.

sandramort said...

Wow. If you have Bobbie when I had my first, that would be Tuesday. It seems even less possible that you're due yet than it seemed for me, which I'm taking as proof that I don't see or hear from you guys nearly often enough. SO exciting.

Then again, if you have Bobbie when I had my second, you've still got a month to go, so you could get lucky. Yeah, I'm the freak that thinks 40 weeks isn't long enough :)

sandramort said...

Wow. If you have Bobbie when I had my first, that would be Tuesday. It seems even less possible that you're due yet than it seemed for me, which I'm taking as proof that I don't see or hear from you guys nearly often enough. SO exciting.

Then again, if you have Bobbie when I had my second, you've still got a month to go, so you could get lucky. Yeah, I'm the freak that thinks 40 weeks isn't long enough :)

Eva said...

I'm glad you're back. Guilt be damned! Home birth? Cool!

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