Sunday, June 18, 2006

OBSO

Hey guess what!?

We're still pregnant. The Lovely Lisa has arrived and, as of yet, there has been no need for her calming massage-tastic skills. (Desire, but alas, no need.) So we have initiated Phase 1 of Operation Baby Shake Out. Meaning that we have eaten some spicy Thai food and taken some walks. Okay, it is a pretty mellow game plan, but you know, I'm nine months pregnant...

Unfortunately the weather has taken a turn toward blistering hot, so most OBSO activities have to be restricted to the hours before 9 am and after 7 pm. It is so hot during the middle of the day that all the cicadas come out and click, and the day sounds like its sizzling. For relief we have inflated a baby pool on the back porch to allow for gestational floatation. Ah sweet floatation. We even used it to practice some coping-breathing techniques last night as the water from the hose was really freaking cold.

So we have a few other things to check off the OBSO list, mostly foods to consume, such as eggplant parmesan and pepperoni pizza before the midwife steps in with the big guns. Eeek. Big guns. But that is still a few weeks off, so we'll just hold onto our little baby horses here and wait.

Oh and drink these...sweet smoothie nectar of the gods.


And finally a quick knitting update. The Hub hated the HubCap. Durn it. He says he's not a "roll brim" kinda guy. Any one want a nice woolie hat for July? Yours for the price of a smile! I have since knitted another hat that I love love love and started on a baby sweater! (Eeek, in over my head there, but giving it the old college try!) I bet you're on the edge of your seat about my knitting, huh?

7 comments:

GiGi said...

We need a picture with him wearing the hubcap so we can judge for ourselves...

Kathleen said...

keeping our fingers crossed, here! tell lisa that we missed her at the farmers' market today : )
we are glad you are in good hands, cous.
lovelovelove kat and paulie

Robert said...

When OBSO gets to "nude jumping jacks" you simply HAVE to link the video...

..even if it is just the Hub doing the j-jacks....ha!

Meretricious said...

I totally snuck in when you weren't looking!

Good luck you! ;)

Anonymous said...

Well, the OBSO will work, sometime before midnite today, the little baby will come out and rule the house! And as for the Hub Cap, it looks like a lot of those hats my Mom made for winter, and I would be honored to wear it here next winter! Send it along with pics of the new baby, say about Thursday or so, after the little tyke has 2 days to get used to the camera!
Love, Dad

cheesefairy said...

just dropping by to reciprocate with good wishes & commiseration - I think our "due dates" are 3 days apart. Good luck with OBSO...and I love the knitting! More power to you being able to knit in weather this hot and being 9 mo pregnant - I've been generating enough heat for four people since December.

mark & stephanie said...

sending you lots of encouragement and cool-weather thoughts from truckee! What are you waiting for ... give birth already!