Saturday, September 27, 2008

gearing up for goodbye

i've been trying to switch over to decaf coffee as i've slowly become quite dependent on the caffeine. i had not a lick of coffee when i was pregnant, couldn't even bear the smell of it. why and how did i manage to get back on this addiction!? gah. so i got a pound of pike place and a pound of decaf pike place and i was slowly adding more decaf grounds to my daily brew. i was finally half regular and half decaf, proud of myself and getting excited to convert completely to decaf when i noticed something. my pound of decaf pike place.. was NOT decaf it is fully CAF. i asked for decaf, i assumed it was decaf, i never glanced to verify [another example of how not-visual i am] even when colin said 'why do we have two pounds of pike place?' i said 'oh, no, one of them is decaf. i'm easing into decaf!' i realized the tragic error the day after i said that. all this time, i'm thinking wow, i'm responding well to this, no crazy headaches, this is great...all this time i was opening both of them, carefully scooping and proportioning... scooping the same caffeinated coffee from two different bags!! now i gotta start the whole process over again.
jenny and i saw a screening of 'orgasmic birth' on thursday night. it was SO good. i feel orgasmic birth explained [a little more than 'the business of being born'] why it is beneficial for mom and baby to have a natural childbirth, and gave a great picture of how beautiful and empowering it can be...it was very thorough and i just wish i could get a copy soon so i can share it with people! it is worth watching i think many people have preconceived notions of midwives/homebirths... this will give a better visual for people i hope. of course it made me very excited for next time around, [as long as me and baby are healthy] i plan to have a natural childbirth,YAY.
colin is leaving in a few days. i kept feeling like he was still here for a couple more weeks but what do you know, it's almost october. i plan to watch the gilmore girls series again when he is gone, adventurous i know. i like to make lists of things to do when he's gone [from cleaning the bathtub to getting new sunglasses, whatever] so feel free to give me ideas to help speed through october. i know! i should make saylor a halloween costume. or maybe just come up with an idea for a costume and then purchase it....

10 comments:

katemcdonald said...

I had a midwife and a natural birth and it was such a wonderful experience. I was just telling a friend last night (whose 7 mon pregnant) how I would completely relive the whole day if I could because it was so amazing.

I haven't heard of Orgasmic Birth, but I will have to find a copy or somewhere to view it. Thanks for giving it a nod!

clarekin said...

Take Saylor to the pumpkin patch. That's an idea for September :)

Beth said...

Bringing Gilmore Girls and the Holiday Saturday. La la.
The mental image of you scooping out of both bags...priceless. Love it.

Aaron, Sarah, and Emily Walter said...

I think that the coffee thing is right up with Aaron mailing the cards with no stamps....I have an idea for October-hang out here-and we'll take some pictures of us-instead of the kids....I might have a wine party-there's one night....yes Beth, you can come :) And I think it's funny that on your list of things to do when he's gone-clean the bathtub....do you only do that when he's gone??? Cuz he's been here for awhile.....j/k...I hate doing that too.

saylor days said...

and beth it's ok with me if you can only part with a season at a time. :) but you could bring the case i wanna check it out!?
ok sarah i will clarify that i do indeed clean the bathtub when colin is home.... but it's still takes enough time and i have to make a point to do it that it's worth putting on a list. i'm desperate!

Beth said...

Thank you, Sarah. You know I wouldve sent Meesh a text immediately asking if I could please come to the hypothetical wine party/hang out session...so thank you for saving me the effort! :D

Kristin said...

I'm sorry about your decaf mishap (mis-hap?). Too cute. What a dissapointment when you thought you were doing so well!

jenny mae. said...

oh! one of the panel members should really be your birth attendant next time (see how im being so pushy! lol) she is a midwife who births in a hospital and is really really pro natural childbirth! i know you like your ob/gyn but i was excited to finally meet someone in columbus who is kind of a segway between traditional obs and homebirth midwives. she has her own practice at st. anns.

oh and i do half caf, half decaf and im stuck in limbo indefinitely. but! i dont have a real addiction, never did. i just wanted to take it down a notch and not be dependent. good luck dear!!

Happy Hippie said...

OMYGOSH!!!! I have been so out of touch!!! You are having #2?!?!? Congrats!! How far along are you? I,promise, I am not lying, I just had a dream,this week, that you were pregnant! I have been meaning to email or call and just say hey. Congrats so much! More beautiful sweeties in the world!
BTW:Love the Gilmore Girls idea. I usually pop them in when trev is gone. I just love those ladies.

saylor days said...

holly you are making me laugh don't know if you will see this we'll have to touch base but i am not pregnant! sorry! :) haha. i just mean whenever i do get pregnant in the future....