Monday, August 10, 2009


Week 24
Grant FINALLY felt the baby boy move last nite while we were laying on the couch watching a special on TLC about the Tree Man (amazing story by the way). The baby was going crazy for some reason so I told Grant to try and feel him move. The baby was moving all around and the smaller movements Grant couldn't feel but then the baby did a power punch and Grant's face lit up. Then the baby did a power kick and he felt him again! It was a fun moment. Also, this weekend marks the first occasion when a perfect stranger came and asked when I was due. Finally!

Monday, August 3, 2009

So Two Thousand and Late

As of [Two Thousand and] Late:

  • I saw a picture of me and remembered how I used to have a jawline...and cheekbones
  • I invested in a bottle of Tums for the first time in my life
  • Grant and I had a lovely visit to Abingdon, Virginia to visit my dad and family where we enjoyed thunderstorms, picking (and eating) ripe green beans, tomatoes (including hierloom), broccoli, broccoli rabe, zucchini, cilantro, beets, and watching garlic being cured from the garden, attending the Barter Theater to see a Mentalist duo and watching the production The Controversial Rescue of Fatty the Pig (based on a true event in Appalachia), the Highlands Festival, stopping at a soda shoppe and having fresh jerked root beer, getting a Dip Dog, walking the Creeper Trail,seeing fireflies!, seeing a bunch of old barns, green rolling hills with colonial style homes placed perfectly on them, watching Conan and Late Nite with Jimmy Fallon every nite, and spending time with family. So fun.
  • I'm feeling the baby kicking all the time, it was most interesting to note how the baby went bonkers as the plane was taking off and landing. I guess his pool was sloshing around a little during the altitude change. Although the baby is moving quite a bit, Grant still hasn't been successful in feeling the baby move. The little man stops moving as soon as Grant's hand is placed on top of his home. Grant already has the magic daddy touch to calm and discipline the children.
  • Grant said, "okay honey, I'm going to take the luggage upstairs" and then Bailey turns to me (I was lying on the couch, just having arrived from the airport after traveling all day) and says, "Callie, you're pampered" and then I replied, "yes Bailey, I suppose I am". Then Bailey offered to take my purse and carry-on upstairs. It was sweet.
  • We went to a birthday party where we had to guess what food was in the baby food jars and I did better than I thought (5 out of 10).
  • Last nite, Anne, Bailey, and I were singing the I Like to Eat Apples and Bananas song where I made up a "y" verse that goes, "I like to yite yite yite yie-pples and ba-yie-yie-s" that made perfect sense to Anne and Bailey. We now have made it a regular verse after the "u" verse. It sounds quite nice.