Okay, this has gone far enough.

For years Julia and I have heard time after time how much we’re like Jim and Pam from The Office. “Chris acts just like Jim!” “Julia, you’re so much like Pam.” Not to mention the fact that we spent 3 years “as friends” before anything really started happening. So why should we have been surprised when Pam got pregnant the same time we did? Why should we have been surprised when Julia’s pregnancy progressed in the same pattern that Pam’s did? We shouldn’t have been, and really we didn’t think too much on it. BUT!!! Greta Alyce Marcum: Born Feb ‘10 Weight: 7 lbs 2 oz Length: 18 in Cecelia Marie Halpert: Born Mar ‘10 Weight: 7 lbz 2 oz Length: 18 in They’re hospital visit was also somewhat reminiscent of ours, although we didn’t have to share a room and Jules didn’t breastfeed the wrong baby. But do we…

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Little Victories

Last night, Greta slept in her crib in her nursery. I had a mental breakdown about 1 am. I just didn’t like her being so far away. I was so paranoid that I wouldn’t hear her. Chris calmed me down and reassured me and then left it up to me if I wanted to put her back in our room in her bassinet. I thought about it and decided to see how the rest of the night went. I was awake in bed most of the night just straining my ears at her every grunt. And then I startled myself when I did fall asleep and woke up to her little tongue slapping her lips. I could hear it. FROM THE OTHER ROOM! Little Victory. I am feeling better about her being in the nursery. Also, I packed up and sent off all my maternity clothes to my sister this…

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"Aye, but we’re loved by our mommies and dads"

…That. And the patch. That’s all I have in common with a Pirate’s life. What a joke. I can’t believe I have Bell’s Palsy. I woke up on Wednesday morning and struggled to put on my eye shadow before realizing the struggle stemmed from the inability to shut my eye. Within an hour, the discovery of the paralysis of the right side of my face was sinking in. I couldn’t eat or drink. I couldn’t taste. I couldn’t smile or blink. My eyebrow was drooping. Chris looked up some stuff on WebMD and took me to the ER. They suspected Bell’s Palsy but had to rule out a stroke and some other things with a CT Scan and MRI. It was a long day. Around 3:30 pm they gave us the diagnosis and could tell us very little more. No one really knows why you get it. No one really…

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Target, Triage, Chili’s and The Real Thing.

I decided to browse Target that Friday because the weather was too cold and windy for my usual walk outside. I promised myself I wouldn’t spend a dime–I was just there for my walk and I was just walking to help this baby come out. Still, I found myself in the baby section. I had stopped walking and was now looking intently at swaddlers and clearance clothes and hair bows. I was distracted. When I did start walking again, I felt a weird feeling in my tailbone. It felt like something was grinding up against it and popping. It was so uncomfortable. I abandoned my “walk” and headed for the car. When Chris got home we went to Best Buy to look at TVs and the grinding was getting worse. I stepped outside to call my doctor’s office. They said to go to Labor and Delivery because that’s where the…

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