Tuesday, July 12, 2011


I'm surprised by Natalie's birthday every year. Obviously I know that it is coming, but each July I am taken aback by the fact that she is another year older. Here we are at six. Dan and I found ourselves recounting the events of that day, as we remember them to have happened.

7-8am - Dan awakes with a headache, and I get him some advil.
7-8am - I tell Dan that I 'think' my water just broke. (As it turned out it had, but three an half years later, after having the bro bro, I know what "my water just broke" means.)
8-9am - We call the hospital to tell them what I think just happened. The nurse asks if I am having contractions, "Um...I think so" (I really wasn't sure, but I guess I was) We are instructed to come to the hospital.
8-9am - Dan asks me if he has time to take a shower. He does. I call Eric to cancel our lunch plans (apparently he never got that message because he showed up at our house three hours later, so I am told.)
9-10 - Drive to hospital
10-11 - Sit and wait in pre delivery room to see if I am, in fact, in labor.
11-2 - Fuzzy memories of pitocin, labor and delivery nurse telling me my baby is crazy (Natalie was a serious kicker - still is!) Contractions start to move farther apart, pitocin dosage uped.
2-4pm- Now I know if I am having contractions.
5pm - In tub, telling Dan that I don't think I can do this.
5:52pm - Healthy, hairy little girl is born unto us

Wednesday, July 6, 2011


These are my current summer obsessions:

1. Heroes - I don't know how Dan and I never watched this show when it was on. Genius. I think Tim Kring and JJ Abrams should get together and make a series.

2. Veronica Mars - I am not sure how I didn't watch this either. I think Kristen Bell might be the coolest girl ever. Somehow she can be gorgeous and play angst-ridden teen. Claire Danes and My So Called Life? I was loving it until Netflix inexplicably made it unavailable on my instant queue (pronounced qwayway in our house in honor of my lovable but moronic bother - yes, bother)

3. Evening out my tan lines. My workout is taking a hit as I sit in my front yard in a "tube top" not mid-drift baring trying to even out my tank top tan lines so that I can wear a strapless dress to my dear Steven's wedding next week. I am too old to be sporting white tan lines. Alright, I was never that girl. All class, all the way. But seriously, I have been out there, with my book while the bro naps trying to even it all out. I am BROWN.

4. Adele. I don't really think I need to say anymore, but between the lines "Sometimes it lasts in love and sometimes it hurts instead" and "Regrets and mistakes, they're memories made" simultaneously makes me feel like a broken hearted teen, thankful that I am not that teen anymore, and smile, bittersweetly, at the thought of that broken hearted teen.

5. And as of today, my "wick away" running gear. I am sure that this will totally make running in 90 degree weather so much more bearable ;). But I am excited and can't wait to sport it nonetheless.

Hope you find your happy this summer!