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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! 🙂


ultrasound pics of da baby!

Posted in Life in general with tags , , , , on Saturday 20 December 2008 by amanda

Baby #2’s ultrasound pictures are below 🙂  This made it so much more real!  Ola and I can’t help but scrutinize how he looks different and the same as Kieran did.  Now that we have a before and after example from our genes, we have all kinds of guesses as to what this guy is actually going to look like in real life.  Hurrah for babies 🙂

kieran had his 1-year checkup yesterday and i’m done with school until january

Posted in Life in general with tags , , on Thursday 18 December 2008 by amanda

…and he’s now in the 90th percentile for height (31 1/2 inches) and inching up to the 50th percentile for weight (22 lbs 6 oz), which essentially comes down to tall skinny kid 🙂  I can’t believe he’s 90th percentile for height…i guess he gets it from daddy…all else is good.

i’m also finished with my finals, which left me so relieved.  i took yesterday – i was going to see a movie by myself to just do something, but the only thing out (THE ONLY THING!) i want to see is Milk, and is that showing in my freakin’ back-woods theatres?  NOOOOOOO.  I would have to go downtown B-more, and I didn’t have the energy, time, or knowledge of the city to handle that.  So I read for 3 hours and drank coffee (decaf).  But that does mean I don’t get to see Milk until it comes out on disk.  That sucks.  

Then today was all doctor’s appointments, both for kieran and me…and Ola even was able to take the afternoon off from work (if you don’t appreciate how hard that is for him to do, I nearly cried with relief when he told me he could make the appointment for my sonogram) to come to the appointment with me.  After we were done, he took me on a very-brief mini-tour of Hopkins, which was friggin cool.  I did learn not to take the elevators in Blalock under any circumstances if you can possibly help it.  I got to see the portrait of Vivien Thomas in the hall, which was in-freakin-credible, and got to see the old main entrance and the above spiral, from which we get the term “rounds” in medicine.  Then we went out for Thai food.  Today was like the best day ever.  And from here on out is the baking, cleaning, mommy-time that I have been looking forward to for weeks.  My life is so good 🙂

boy or girl?

Posted in Life in general with tags , , on Wednesday 17 December 2008 by amanda

the verdict is unequivically in, and we are definitely having a boy 🙂  Now accepting name suggestions.

final exams + babies = stress

Posted in Life in general with tags , , , on Saturday 6 December 2008 by amanda

Finals are rough.  Having a baby is a very full-time job.  Being in the middle of finals, having a baby (little boy I guess now that he’s 1) and a husband that works about 80 hours/week is not fun.  I’m very much looking forward to getting these done with so that I can just focus on family and house projects that have been put off for MONTHS.  Thanksgiving was a real tease.  I love to cook and bake, and I really took the whole weekend off to hang with family and cook…and then got hit in the head with the real world on Monday.  Sigh.  10 PM on 15 Dec, I am done for the semester…I just keep telling myself that!  Contracts is this Wednesday and Torts is Monday the 15th.  

I’m taking the 16th to do something for me…probably just grab a book, go to the coffee shop and sit and stare at the wall for a few hours 🙂  It’ll give me a few hours to myself, which I feel like I haven’t had since…I don’t remember.  

Then the 17th Kieran gets his 1-year appt (read: SHOTS) and I get to go to my anatomy scan for baby #2, who we’re calling Bugs (bunny).  small, enthusiastic (heartrate 160!) and we’re predicting mischevious, just like their big brother.  Once we have the scan, I’ll put up ultrasound photos and put out the sex :-).  

Pregnancy is going well, though, so that is good.  Had my 18 week appointment the other day at a new OB – I really didn’t like the old one, and I think this will be good.  Ola and Kieran were able to come with, which was nice.  My belly is a lot bigger right now than it was with Kieran – I blame that on it being a 2nd pregnancy, and my abdominals never completely got back into shape after Kieran was born.  Mental note for after this one I guess…but easier said than done! 🙂

Off to study now…