Sunday, December 07, 2008

Off topic - Meme

Here are the rules:
1. Link to your tagger and list these rules on your blog.
2. Share 7 facts about yourself, some random, some weird.
3. Tag 7 people (if possible) at the end of your post by leaving their names as well as links to their blogs.
4. Let them know they have been tagged by leaving a comment on their blogs.

I was tagged by trilcat.

Seven things about me:
1. I hate to feel strong wind on my body. I actually feel as if I am being attacked. Same with cold. It doesn’t just make me uncomfortable; it makes me feel like I’m suffering.

2. I’m very good at math and usually do things in my head or with a pencil, even when I have a calculator handy. It got worse during and after some of the pregnancies, but I think I'm pretty much back to normal now.

3. I used to have obsessive thoughts that kept me up at night until I decided that everything seems worse to me at night than it does in the morning. Since then I have put such thoughts off until the morning when I don’t have time for them anyway.

4. I have probably written this in a previous meme, but I hate having my hair cut. I have never had a massage or a manicure. I think I could handle a manicure, I just have never had the desire to have one.

5. As soon as I finish a meal, I think about the next thing I want to eat. I think I inherited this from my father. Fortunately, I seem to have a fairly good metabolism and have never been very overweight.

6. I like ironing. As long as I have time and a good iron, I could iron for hours.

7. I prefer to fold large amounts of laundry. Under 3 loads seems like a waste of time. Ohad does marathon laundry and I fold - usually 5-6 loads at a time – while we watch a show or movie together. (Yes, I also do laundry sometimes.)

I tag anyone who has ever had a fish as a pet.

Monday, December 01, 2008

Baby gifts

OK, so I know this is an infertility blog, but in many cases, infertiles become parents and either they or their friends and family need ideas for what to buy them. Here are some things that I've particularly enjoyed:

Makes it possible to go shopping with your baby, without worrying every second if s/he's going to jump out of the shopping cart. Good from when the baby can sit alone.

We have just the bee. What's fun about it is that it keeps calling the baby back to play with it. The music and noises it makes are pleasant, unlike many other electronic toys. Good from about 5 months.

I had this bath for the first time with my 2nd & 3rd children (twins) and it is such a lifesaver - even from birth, you can give the baby a bath alone, since you only need to have one hand holding the baby. Highly recommended, even if you already have a baby bath - this one is good from birth to about 18 months (though my kids refused to give it up until they were well over 2).

Duplo is an amazing baby gift for families who have an older child - it's fun for bigger kids (at least through age 6, I actually still play with it) and it's safe for the little one. This is definitely one of our favorite toys.

What baby items would you recommend?