Almost two years after 9/11, it’s become commonplace to see American flags flying. You can see them in front of houses, on overpasses, in cars and soaring over office buildings. For the most part, they are the good old Stars[…]Read more
We’ve got four weeks until Sue’s due date on March 21. One week until she’s term. One week until Lamaze is over. Yes folks, labor is definitely starting to loom rather large on the horizon.
Exactly how large became apparent last night at Lamaze, and it had nothing to do with the 30-minute video we watched of three women giving birth. No, what really drove it home for me was the fact that we’d lost about four couples from our class, not to snow, lack of interest, or schedule conflicts but to … birth.Read more
Sue and I have raised a few eyebrows by deciding to go with a midwife for delivering the baby, rather than a traditional obstetrician. Not that people are all that surprised — Sue being nature girl and all — but they’ve been a little concerned, mostly because of misconceptions about what a midwife is and what it means for giving birth.
So why the surprise? It seems that a lot of folks think that having a midwife means that you’re giving birth at home. And naturally they were a little anxious about her being so far away from the hospital.
But having a midwife doesn’t mean that you have to have the baby on your couch. In fact, from what I’ve seen and read, that option would be the exception to the rule.Read more
It’s finally done. The cabinets that my grandfather and I built for Sue and mine’s library are now installed. My brother-in-law and father-in-law helped me (ok, let’s be honest here … I helped them. I know my strengths, and construction[…]Read more
I posted this using my new wireless network. Too freaking cool. I’m not sure if all my networking issues are now resolved, but they maybe. The router managed to connect as it should, even after I took the night off[…]Read more
Big baby milestone today – we had our first Lamaze class. The first thing I learned was that it’s really important to eat before class – it starts at 7 and I foolishly drove there straight from work without grabbing[…]Read more
My PC’s in its golden years. It’s a Pentium III 450 MHz machine with 384 meg of ram. It’s adequate for word processing, spreadsheets, e-mail and some Web editing, but its days as a glorious gaming machine are rapidly fading[…]Read more
I took the plunge last night, and ordered a wireless hub (by Netgear) and an Airport card (by Apple) in an effort to finally go wireless at home. The nifty new Apple Airport Extreme wireless hub is neat — it[…]Read more
Today I had the unfortunate pleasure to have to download and install Netscape Communicator 4.06, a browser which I have loathed since its release back in 1998. As a browser, the Netscape 4.x was slow, buggy and prone to screwing[…]Read more