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watermelon and hiccups

Posted in Life in general with tags , , , , , on Sunday 10 May 2009 by amanda

Kieran tried watermelon for the first time today, and loves it 🙂  of course he does…both his daddy and I love it!  he basically had no choice.  

Liam also gets the hiccups at LEAST as often as Kieran did as a newborn, which is to say daily at a minimum.  Poor kid – they wake him up, but don’t bug him too much as long as he’s being held.

Also, forgot to post this before, but Liam is STRONG.  Newborns are NOT supposed to be able to lift their heads, but as soon as he was born and put on my chest in the labor room, he lifted his head up.  Ola and I were both like…”that’s not right!”  He’s already contorting his little body around like a baby much older.  It’s crazy.  We’re supposed to be in that stage where you could leave him on the changing table if you wanted to, but nooooo we have to watch him already.  🙂

We went to the park today for Mama’s Day, which was awesome.  We chased Kieran around and held Liam…it was breezy, sunny, and perfect 🙂

Oh, and I have my Crim Law final tomorrow.  Augh!

off the map

Posted in Life in general with tags , , on Saturday 18 April 2009 by amanda

i’ve been pretty much off the map lately, and that’s not likely to change.  I’m trying to finish up with school (I’m writing this as I take a quick break from Civ Pro outlining), hoping that I’ll get my finals done before the baby comes, struggling to spend time with Ola and Kieran, and wishing that the apartment would get itself straightened out so I don’t have to worry about it! 🙂  I’ve also had some unexpected extra doc appointments (no worries, just extra time and energy there…) which have taken up some of the little free time I’ve been banking on to prepare for finals.  At least I’m done withe legal rhetoric, which is a huge relief, although I miss my class. (yeah, i see them at lecture but it’s not the same). 

so – we’re all fine here, and have pretty much no life outside of our immediate issues (baby, work, school).  

okay, back to work!

and another thing

Posted in Life in general with tags , , , on Sunday 22 March 2009 by amanda

if you’re considering law school (or even just grad school) with kids, it’s a huge plus to have a supportive partner.  seriously.  i can’t say enough about how much having a supportive partner has helped me keep my sanity this year.  i find it’s a very different and (for me) more difficult time commitment than working full-time with a baby.  i can’t quite say why…but I know that I have a very hard time tearing myself away from my family to go study.  I guess when I was done with work, I was done and could just go home.  Now, there’s always more to do with school.  it’s not impossible, of course, but having a good support system makes a world of difference…better yet if your partner works “normal” hours (mine doesn’t, but he still is awesome).

there’s a baby…

Posted in Life in general with tags , , , on Sunday 22 March 2009 by amanda

a few random points:

the other day ola pointed out that we already have two children.  if this little man were to be born today, he’d be alright.  

i’m getting very excited/nervous for this new child…excited to meet him, nervous about adjusting and having room and time for everyone.

i am really ready to be done with school for this term.

we have the crib, and it should be set up in our room soon.  his clothes are mostly ready to go.  i’m not packed yet, it’s a bit early yet.

people all around me are having their babies and it’s very exciting.

i’m nesting something awful.

countdown to baby…6 weeks, 2 days…

30 weeks!

Posted in Life in general with tags , , , on Tuesday 24 February 2009 by amanda

finally 30 weeks, and thinking more and more about how close this baby is due to finals 🙂  augh!  actually, one of my regular finals is scheduled for 5 may, his due date.  i was kind of tempted to just take the exam on time but i’m still going to take it early to try to lower the chances of having to figure out something if he comes right on time or a bit early…oh won’t it be a grand irony if he’s totally late???

i’m also having a TERRIBLE time sleeping lately, which I don’t remember being this bad with Kieran.  Any ideas on how to fix that?  

Finally, I was fielding pregnancy questions last night from a guy in my class, who is about 22 and, in terms of life experience, on a different planet than me.  That’s not bad – he’s 22, single, a partier, not a care in his world, school and fun is all he has to worry about.  He’s totally fascinated by the fact that I’m pregnant and it’s just funny.  He asks the silliest questions, and never seems to get over his awe of the fact that I’m pregnant.  As you can probably tell, he’s a constant source of amusement.  He’s a nice guy.

Now I need to do a little reading for crim law before class….

Third Trimester!

Posted in Life in general with tags , , , on Tuesday 3 February 2009 by amanda

Wow – I’m getting into my third trimester with the little one, and I can hardly believe it.  This 2nd pregnancy is FLYING by.  We don’t have anything for him!  Not that he needs much (learned that the first time…) but a place to sleep would be good 🙂  Also, chasing after a toddler keeps my mind on things other than being anxious for the new little one to show up!  

My timing on this kid is quite impeccable – he’s due on the second day of finals, and I’m arranging to take my finals early, hoping HE also won’t come early.  Work with me here on good mental energy that he holds off on his grand entrance until mommy is done as a 1L!

I’m terrible about writing lately, and that is largely because I’m totally swamped with school, trying to keep up and even stay ahead so I can take my finals early.

That’s it for now – back to Civil Procedure – joy! 🙂

back to school.

Posted in Life in general with tags , , , on Monday 12 January 2009 by amanda

today is my first day of 2nd semester as a 1L.  I’m getting my bag packed, house ready for the sitter, and I’m a little nervous about this!  Not so much my classes – this semester it’s rhetoric, crim law and civ pro, but because at the end of this term the baby is due.  Like, literally on the 2nd day of finals.  I need to make arrangements to take my finals early, and looking ahead through the semester, I’m nervous as to how well I’ll handle it.  However, one day at a time!  Hopefully tonight Civil Procedure and rhetoric will be a comfortable transition back into the chaos of school.