37 Weeks

Jul. 1st, 2009 04:32 pm
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37 weeks today! He's full-term.  Matthew is getting very excited.  "The baby could come next week!" he said.  I don't think he will, though.  I kind of like being pregnant and wouldn't mind doing it for another month.  The baby is much easier to move around when he's in my belly than if he were out.  Yesterday I took advantage of not working to go to a 10 a.m. showing of Star Trek.  I timed my bathroom breaks around parts I had already seen, so now I've seen the whole movie.

I had my doctor's appointment today.  My regular OB is on vacation until July 13th (maybe that's why I had that crazy dream!).  I actually lost a pound since last week, and my blood pressure is still good.  Her replacement didn't even try to do a cervical check, which is good, because I wouldn't have let him anyway.

It would be nice to know the exact date this baby is coming, though, just to satisfy my own curiosity and planning.  If he came on July 22nd, his due date, there's supposed to be a big solar eclipse on that day.  That would be neat.  Or if he were born on July 31st, which is St. Ignatius' feast day and Harry Potter's birthday.  But any day he's born will be special, and I'm sure there will be some saint's feast day that day.

I went to my old work to visit yesterday.  They have 46 kids signed up already this summer (we're "capped" at 35).  But it looks like my replacement has everything well in hand.  It was fun to see the kids who were at the camp last year but weren't in the after-school program.  They all said "You look familiar," but couldn't remember my name.  I was thinking maybe of volunteering there sometimes, but I think I'll just stay home.  I have lots to do around the house to get it presentable before the baby comes.

37 Weeks

Jul. 1st, 2009 04:32 pm
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37 weeks today! He's full-term.  Matthew is getting very excited.  "The baby could come next week!" he said.  I don't think he will, though.  I kind of like being pregnant and wouldn't mind doing it for another month.  The baby is much easier to move around when he's in my belly than if he were out.  Yesterday I took advantage of not working to go to a 10 a.m. showing of Star Trek.  I timed my bathroom breaks around parts I had already seen, so now I've seen the whole movie.

I had my doctor's appointment today.  My regular OB is on vacation until July 13th (maybe that's why I had that crazy dream!).  I actually lost a pound since last week, and my blood pressure is still good.  Her replacement didn't even try to do a cervical check, which is good, because I wouldn't have let him anyway.

It would be nice to know the exact date this baby is coming, though, just to satisfy my own curiosity and planning.  If he came on July 22nd, his due date, there's supposed to be a big solar eclipse on that day.  That would be neat.  Or if he were born on July 31st, which is St. Ignatius' feast day and Harry Potter's birthday.  But any day he's born will be special, and I'm sure there will be some saint's feast day that day.

I went to my old work to visit yesterday.  They have 46 kids signed up already this summer (we're "capped" at 35).  But it looks like my replacement has everything well in hand.  It was fun to see the kids who were at the camp last year but weren't in the after-school program.  They all said "You look familiar," but couldn't remember my name.  I was thinking maybe of volunteering there sometimes, but I think I'll just stay home.  I have lots to do around the house to get it presentable before the baby comes.
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First off, congratulations are due to my lj friends [livejournal.com profile] mommarazzi and [livejournal.com profile] blenderx , who had their babies recently. Hooray for babies!

Friday was my last day of work. I guess technically I'm not unemployed until Monday. I still feel great. Its nice not to have anything hanging over me due at work. Its all done forever! This time last year I was freaking out about Peace Camp. I'll probably go down and volunteer this summer, but its not my responsibility anymore.

This week, I'm going to make lots of cakes, lemon bars, and peanut butter squares for my Millionaire viewing party. All my Baltimore LJ friends are invited. Its at my Community Center on Wednesday at 7 p.m., 501 E Chase St. Baltimore, MD 21202

And now, for pictures! )
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First off, congratulations are due to my lj friends [livejournal.com profile] mommarazzi and [livejournal.com profile] blenderx , who had their babies recently. Hooray for babies!

Friday was my last day of work. I guess technically I'm not unemployed until Monday. I still feel great. Its nice not to have anything hanging over me due at work. Its all done forever! This time last year I was freaking out about Peace Camp. I'll probably go down and volunteer this summer, but its not my responsibility anymore.

This week, I'm going to make lots of cakes, lemon bars, and peanut butter squares for my Millionaire viewing party. All my Baltimore LJ friends are invited. Its at my Community Center on Wednesday at 7 p.m., 501 E Chase St. Baltimore, MD 21202

And now, for pictures! )
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On the first day of camp, we thought it was going to rain, but it held off and we were able to go swimming. A few other times on swim days it was supposed to rain, but didn't. On Wednesday, there was a 90% chance of showers, but it held off until half an hour after we came back. Which is good, because I don't have much of a backup plan.

We are being overrun with milk. The kids get free breakfast and lunch, and milk comes with both meals. If they don't want it, they leave it on the table. At the end of the day, Anthony brings out all the leftover juices, sandwiches and milk, and tries to get the kids to take it. They usually take the food and the juice, but leave the milk. The official policy of the city is that food the children don't take should be thrown out at the end of the day, but we would hate to do that. Anthony had a "gallon challenge" going on, where if the kids drank a gallon of milk by the end of camp, half-pint by half-pint, they would get a prize. My boss canceled it after one of the kids threw up. I think I might have the kids make pudding next week to use it up.

Speaking of milk, I've discovered a new favorite mixed drink this weekend. The Cowpuncher. One ounce of rum and one ounce of white creme de cacao over ice, and the rest of the glass filled with milk. Its a daily dose of calcium and intoxication!
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On the first day of camp, we thought it was going to rain, but it held off and we were able to go swimming. A few other times on swim days it was supposed to rain, but didn't. On Wednesday, there was a 90% chance of showers, but it held off until half an hour after we came back. Which is good, because I don't have much of a backup plan.

We are being overrun with milk. The kids get free breakfast and lunch, and milk comes with both meals. If they don't want it, they leave it on the table. At the end of the day, Anthony brings out all the leftover juices, sandwiches and milk, and tries to get the kids to take it. They usually take the food and the juice, but leave the milk. The official policy of the city is that food the children don't take should be thrown out at the end of the day, but we would hate to do that. Anthony had a "gallon challenge" going on, where if the kids drank a gallon of milk by the end of camp, half-pint by half-pint, they would get a prize. My boss canceled it after one of the kids threw up. I think I might have the kids make pudding next week to use it up.

Speaking of milk, I've discovered a new favorite mixed drink this weekend. The Cowpuncher. One ounce of rum and one ounce of white creme de cacao over ice, and the rest of the glass filled with milk. Its a daily dose of calcium and intoxication!

Peace Camp

Jun. 24th, 2008 10:25 pm
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My brother Trevor got his next orders.  He's going to Iraq in May.  That means it will be 2010 at the earliest before the Raffertys are all together as a family again.  I suppose it was going to happen anyway, even without the war.  Two of us are married now, three are out of the house entirely, and Reagan will be out soon too.

I finished the second day of summer peace camp, and I am already beat.  I worked all weekend.  Saturday was the fundraiser, and I met some lovely ladies who started a peace studies center at their church, so I visited them on Sunday and raided their library for stuff.  Next weekend I'm going to take it easy. Its going well so far, although I've already had to suspend one student for hitting another.  We're trying to discourage violence at the peace camp.

We're going swimming twice a week at the public pool down the street.  The lifeguard asked that some of the counselors get in the water next time, since we're bringing over 30 children on top of all the other people there.  I went out and bought a nice grandma bathing suit at Kmart today.  I don't really feel appropriate wearing my halter-top two piece in front of all the kids.  Not to mention the creeps that hang outside the pool.  Every time I go to a public pool in Baltimore, there are all these guys hanging on the fence just outside the pool, watching. 

One of the guys asked me how old my kids were.  "The oldest ones are ten," I said, hoping this would stop him from leering.  He seemed nonplussed for a minute, but then apparently made peace with the fact that he's a pedophile and was back the next day.

Peace Camp

Jun. 24th, 2008 10:25 pm
girafferty: (Default)
My brother Trevor got his next orders.  He's going to Iraq in May.  That means it will be 2010 at the earliest before the Raffertys are all together as a family again.  I suppose it was going to happen anyway, even without the war.  Two of us are married now, three are out of the house entirely, and Reagan will be out soon too.

I finished the second day of summer peace camp, and I am already beat.  I worked all weekend.  Saturday was the fundraiser, and I met some lovely ladies who started a peace studies center at their church, so I visited them on Sunday and raided their library for stuff.  Next weekend I'm going to take it easy. Its going well so far, although I've already had to suspend one student for hitting another.  We're trying to discourage violence at the peace camp.

We're going swimming twice a week at the public pool down the street.  The lifeguard asked that some of the counselors get in the water next time, since we're bringing over 30 children on top of all the other people there.  I went out and bought a nice grandma bathing suit at Kmart today.  I don't really feel appropriate wearing my halter-top two piece in front of all the kids.  Not to mention the creeps that hang outside the pool.  Every time I go to a public pool in Baltimore, there are all these guys hanging on the fence just outside the pool, watching. 

One of the guys asked me how old my kids were.  "The oldest ones are ten," I said, hoping this would stop him from leering.  He seemed nonplussed for a minute, but then apparently made peace with the fact that he's a pedophile and was back the next day.

Peace Camp

Jun. 24th, 2008 10:25 pm
girafferty: (Default)
My brother Trevor got his next orders.  He's going to Iraq in May.  That means it will be 2010 at the earliest before the Raffertys are all together as a family again.  I suppose it was going to happen anyway, even without the war.  Two of us are married now, three are out of the house entirely, and Reagan will be out soon too.

I finished the second day of summer peace camp, and I am already beat.  I worked all weekend.  Saturday was the fundraiser, and I met some lovely ladies who started a peace studies center at their church, so I visited them on Sunday and raided their library for stuff.  Next weekend I'm going to take it easy. Its going well so far, although I've already had to suspend one student for hitting another.  We're trying to discourage violence at the peace camp.

We're going swimming twice a week at the public pool down the street.  The lifeguard asked that some of the counselors get in the water next time, since we're bringing over 30 children on top of all the other people there.  I went out and bought a nice grandma bathing suit at Kmart today.  I don't really feel appropriate wearing my halter-top two piece in front of all the kids.  Not to mention the creeps that hang outside the pool.  Every time I go to a public pool in Baltimore, there are all these guys hanging on the fence just outside the pool, watching.

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