Friday, August 20, 2010

Worth Reposting...

Our niece, now known as M. Diddy.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Things Heard At School III

Wow. I just found this and considering school has been out for two months, we've moved twice, and I'm no longer employed, I figured I should probably post this. Enjoy the last bits of mayhem from my being a glorified teenage babysitter.

"This school's so dang poor. They don't give us personal laptops or anything."
(I work in one of the wealthiest districts in the country, by the way; the school spends about $17,000 per student per year)

"I went to classes for my anger, but they only made it worse."

Me (calmly) to a student in the other class standing in the open doorway while his teacher stepped out: "You need to come back in here, please."
Student: "Who is you talkin to like that? You need to calm down in here! You can't talk to me like that!"

"Guys, is my tongue abnormally pointy?"

Me: "J~, get your head up and find something to work on."
J~: "I have the right to take a break from work."
Me: "Nowhere in the Constitution are you guaranteed the right to take a break."
J~: "It's a free country, man!"
Me: "With consequences."
J~: "But I don't have to serve them."
(internal forehead smack)

C~: "Can go to the bathroom and throw up?"
Me: "Yes."
C~: "Never mind."

"I really hate the feel of cotton balls against my teeth."

"What? Mrs. Miller's pregnant? No she's not."

Girl, pointing to my belly after her friend cursed: "Hey! Don't swear in front of the baby!"

Monday, August 9, 2010

Ultrasound Pictures

A surprising number of you also wanted to see ultrasound pictures. I won't bombard you, and I won't show any "parts," but here are a couple. If they're not very clear, you may have to click on them to see them larger.

This is from our first ultrasound in March. The baby looked like he was waving at us as soon as the ultrasound came on the screen. We melted just a little. :)

These next two are from our appointment on June 17.

Wee foot.

No, we have not come up with a name yet, but we've taken to calling him Cletus the Fetus. It's a good motivation to think of a real name.

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Burgeoning Belly

Many of you (a surprising amount of you, actually) have requested that I post some pictures of my belly. Well, here you go.

8 weeks

15 weeks

18 weeks

22 weeks

26 weeks

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

And Oh, By the Way

We're having a boy.

Jake got the job with Hertz in New Jersey.

We're moving this weekend.

That pretty much covers the last two months. We'd been waiting and hanging with family and watching my belly get bigger and waiting some more. Our lives weren't exciting enough to blog about, but we still felt a little guilty for not posting anything for a month. And then, one Tuesday, Jake had an interview with another company. Later the same day, Hertz called and told him he's the man. About a week and a half later, I flew to New Jersey with my mom and found a place to live and emailed my boss at the high school to tell them I quit. He starts work on August 16, and I start being a full-time domestic engineer (to use Jake's cousin Elise's phrase).

We've loved spending time with our families and friends. I will miss them all so much.

Pictures of the fetus and belly to follow.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Something worth passing on

I thought this was worth passing on. Enjoy! (via marginal revolution)

Monkeys hate flying squirrels, report monkey-annoyance experts

"Japanese macaques will completely flip out when presented with flying squirrels, a new study in monkey-antagonism has found. The research could pave the way for advanced methods of enraging monkeys."

Why did I not choose this as a field of study?!!