Saturday, June 27, 2009

Some random thoughts on current events...

I'll get Michael Jackson out of the way first, since the subject of his demise seems unavoidable. He was a fantastic pop artist, and a troubled individual, and it is sad to see him go - as it is sad for anybody to die. I make no jokes about his skin colour, allegations of abuse, or suspicions of plastic surgery. He was what he was, whatever that may have been, and I'm sad that I'll never be able to see him perform live.

Farrah Fawcett has also passed away. I knew next to nothing about her, but I'm sure she'll be missed.

A family has won a $800,000 lawsuit against another family because their son fell/jumped from an unsafe bunkbed, acquiring head injuries and mental problems in the process. Although if he jumped, I'd have to argue that he had mental problems to begin with. The judge in this case deemed it more likely that he slipped rather than jumped; however given that the kid was 10 years old at the time, I'm betting he jumped. Anyway, I'd like to take this opportunity to once again picket for the removal of all safety signs and labels, and the abolition of civil law entirely.

That's about all that's going on in the world that I can be bothered making comment on right now. Sleep well, everybody.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Just got back from 38 week doctor's appointment. She pretty much said that any time from now is "fair game" for this baby to be born. All is well, healthy, etc.

Friday, June 19, 2009

Well, it's 37 weeks and 1 day. I think I've been pretty good, on the whole - reasonably healthy and happy throughout the pregnancy, with minimal emotional outbursts. But now I think I'm justified in complaining!

I can't do anything without getting short of breath and/or dizzy. I really mean anything. The bending down involved in putting clean dishes away does for me. Common sense prevents me climbing on a chair to change a lightbulb. Going shopping is right out of the question. Home delivery for the win!
I'm always tired. I've been awake for about 13 hours, done almost nothing, and I want to sleep again very soon. I look a bit freaky most of the time with massive dark circles under my eyes.
I feel ill the instant I lie down every evening. Most nights I end up vomiting - it's kind of odd, I really just feel like I've got gas, but I can't seem to burp properly without puking. Oh well, at least I feel better in the stomach afterwards.
I really just want to have this little girl, to see her and hold her and love her and mostly not to be carting her around in my belly 24/7 anymore! How women have been doing this for so long is beyond me; surely there's a more efficient way?!

Thursday, June 11, 2009

36 week midwife visit

Position: head down, not engaged, her spine is down my right side
Heart rate: approx 150
Measuring: 35cm
My BP: 108/52

In other words, everything's going well.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Jiggly belly!

Friday, June 05, 2009

Our car got stolen overnight. What a bitch.

Tuesday, June 02, 2009

What an odd day. I've quit my job, yet I keep going back! Technically speaking, I quit my position as a temp through an agency, to take up a casual job directly for the company instead. Much more restful - a low-stress job, doing pretty much whatever hours I choose (eg, today was 11-4), for a much higher hourly rate. And then I come home and work on assignments. Like, why is dharma so important to Hindus? and, comparing the attributes of older Olympian gods with the younger generation.