Tags: twins

time is twisted

today

-  So I am radioactive now.  It doesn't feel any different at all honestly.  I got to the hospital and did the appropriate paperwork.  Then I waited while they got things ready.  I sat in this little alcove and they brought in a heavy lead container with a screw top lid about the size of a coffee cup.  When it was time the doctor opened it, and took out a little plastic shot glass that had the pill in it.  I took the little shot glass with a gloved hand, tipped the pill directly onto my tongue (no touching), and swallowed with a full glass of water.  Then I was shown where the nearest exit was so I'd have as little contact with people as possible and on my way.  Woosh - all done.

-  Part of what is amusing is I was old news before I even got up this morning.  At 2a CDT my sister-in-law went into labor and had the twins.  She has been on bed rest in the hospital for the past three weeks or so, earlier this month she went in for a test and mentioned some false labor pains that turned out to be her in labor instead.  Luckily they got it stopped then as that was way too early.  Today was 34 weeks and 2 days so still early (they were aiming for 36 weeks) but much better.  Jake Robert was born at 4:15a and Jessica Lindsey (after my cousin Erin, which is still making me tear up) was born at 4:20a.  Both babies were breathing on their own, but went to the NICU just to be safe.  I don't know much more than that, the plan before this was for people to call me tomorrow in case today turned out to be hard for me.  I'm grateful that labor was quick and smooth for sis-in-law, no stitches and not even enough time for an epidural.  And she will be thrilled to be getting out of the hospital soon, she was going crazy.

And that is the news of the day in my world.  It's probably just as well I'm in another state, since I would have to stay far away from the hospital with the babies for the next week anyway.
 

diabolique dragon

stuff and nonsense

Firstly I need to wish a very happy birthday to rubrchick  andpinkslit .  I hope you ladies each have fabulous days.

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Secondly for those who have been following my LJ Idol game, I was voted out this week.  I'm not horribly surprised, the entry wasn't my best, and while I'm not positive it was in the bottom 14 entries (how many were voted out) I can easily see why it wasn't in people's top 25 (how the voting was done).  So I am a bit bummed because I've been having a lot of fun, but I'm also astonished to have gotten this far so it's all good.  I met a lot of great new people, and may still write the occasional home game entry.

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Thirdly my brother's twins will be fraternal.  Woot!  I am personally hoping for a boy and a girl but we'll see.

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Fourthly I am making plans to go home to WI at the beginning of next month, and J is coming with me.  This is exciting and a little nerve-wracking, he hasn't met any of my family yet.

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Fifthly is a fun word to say.


 


beeker

an important quote, and other things


"You had to deal every day with people who were foolish and lazy and untruthful and downright unpleasant, and you could certainly end up thinking that the world would be considerably improved if you gave them a slap.  But you didn't because, as Miss Tick had once explained:
a) it would make the world a better place for only a very short time;
b) it would then make the world a slightly worse place;
and c) you're not supposed to be as stupid as they are."
    from Wintersmith by Terry Pratchett

Meet my new stage management mantra.  I might have to print this out and keep it somewhere I can see it at all times.  (Yesterday an actress missed her entrance.  Not in a 'was chatting backstage so missed the cue but was only a few seconds late' way.  No she missed her entrance in a 'in the dressing room with her shoes off, feet up, and a computer on her lap surfing the internet, wondering why it is so quiet suddenly' way.)

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Also, if anyone was wondering about the LJ Idol poll there isn't one again this week.  The voting is being done by ten 'Gatekeepers', people the mod has chosen to read and respond.  The bottom 14 will be done after this, so those remaining will be in the top 40. 

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I got an email from my brother yesterday titled 'update'.  In it was one word typed in red, 36-point font:  TWINS!