Sunday, October 25, 2009

26 Weeks Along

Right now, I'm 26 weeks pregnant. It is my last week in the second trimester. This is how far along my mom was when she gave birth to my little sister Chelsea. It has been so hard to comprehend how that is even possible. I feel big, but not big enough to have a full-grown baby. But I guess my mom wasn't either. Little Chelsea came into the world at just 2 lbs 6 oz.

2 days old

Even then, she got sick. Between spinal meningitis and other infections, she dropped below 2 pounds for a while. But slowly, she got stronger and continued to gain weight.

2 weeks old

To give you an idea of how small she really was, below is a picture of my dad reaching into her incubator. Notice how his hand can cover her entire body.
She was so small that they would put my mom's wedding ring on her wrist and it fit like a bracelet. She was tiny.

2.5 months old

They're not sure why my mom went into labor so early with Chelsea, especially after three perfectly healthy pregnancies. On one hand, it's terrifying knowing that at any moment our little girl could decide she's ready to make her grand entrance. But on the other hand, it's very comforting to know that even this early, her chances of survival are pretty good. Even though it was all so scary, especially 19 years ago, Chelsea is perfectly healthy now. We're glad you're here Chelsea - we just wished you had waited another three months or so!

Friday, October 16, 2009

Belly: Week 25

I'm pretty much huge. I can't believe I'm only 2/3 of the way done. I'm going to be enormous.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Of Course

It's been a busy week. Between a difficult Investments test, a 10-page paper on why the Kalahari Bushmen hunt (not kidding), three group meetings I hadn't planned on, and lots of other craziness I finally made time to sit down to do an assignment for my financial planning class. It's a simple assignment, but one that requires a little time and access to my bank account. For the first time in the six years I've used the bank, the online banking page is down.

Of course it is.

The good news is that I really don't care at this point.

The bad news is that I will care tomorrow.

Oh well. I'll figure it out then.

Saturday, October 10, 2009


Days til Baby Lovejoy's estimated arrival: 106

Weeks until Christmas: 11

Tests left to take in the testing center for the rest of my life: 3

Days left of work: 27

Pounds left to gain (at least until I exceed the recommended allotment): 19

Sundays until the Primary Program: 3

Ways I can procrastinate studying for my Investments test: infinite