Friday, February 22, 2008


It's a do-it-yourself birth announcement... Here are the fields:

Month & date – any time Feb 23 to March 9
Level of necessity (e.g., critical)
What you say when you nearly get hit by a truck
A country you are unlikely to travel to
Expression of happiness or gratitude
Level of pain (e.g., not very)
Gender (boy or girl)
and 4 numbers:
  • 1: from 1 to 16
  • 2: from 1 to 24
  • 3: from 6 to 8
  • 4: any number

Please post your words in the comments. I will post the other part, complete with your answers, probably on Sunday...


In other news, today's monitor & u/s went well, with the baby being relatively small (just over 3.5kg) and a little bit too much amniotic fluid (though they don't suspect GD & last week there was a little too little fluid). The Women's Center got new nifty recliners, which made the monitor so much less unpleasant. I actually sat and read the entire time. (They also got a new electronic blood pressure machine, which I think gives far more objective readings - mine was 110/70.) The doc on call didn't say what I wanted to hear (i.e., it could happen...) but rather said something to the effect of, "your baby is probably happy to hang around for as long as possible. We might consider stripping your membranes sometime around March 6th...") I finished there, went shopping for some last-minute stuff (pita, cucumbers, milk, etc.) & was still able to pick Nomi up on time. I get to go back again on Monday...


Anonymous said...

Month/Date:Feb. 29 (just to make it difficult!)
Necessity: just getting sick of waiting!
Hit by truck:Holy crap!
Expression of happiness:What a relief! (Does that count as happiness or gratitude?)
Level of pain: Pain, what pain, drugs are great!
Gender: Boy (you need one)
Numbers: I gather these are weights and lengths in metric. I can't do that, I'm in the US, you know! We abhor the metric system and will never understand it!!! So, I vote for 8 lbs., 3 oz., 22 inches. And of course, perfect APGARs of 9 and 9.


Anonymous said...

First of all, you rock for doing this.

March 3
A passing fancy
Wow, that was close

Hey, if you don't give birth tomorrow, you wanna get ice cream at Solomon Center? It's on me.

Anonymous said...

March 1
Oh my G-d!!!!
Thank G-d