Monday, March 10, 2008

A flurry of posts, part III

Top Ten Things to Do When You're Snowbound

10. Lay around in your jammies and vej out.
9. Pretend you are a flamingo
"Cold! Cold! Cold! Cold!"

8. Make Doughnuts
7. Take cover until the sun comes out

7. Bask in the sun when it does show up

6. Take advantage of a ready-made snow fort

5. Do some renovation and remodeling on the snow fort's front entryway4. Install a personalized "Memory Snow(tm)" bed for your snow fort

3. Try a new formulation for soil blocks that is, hopefully, somewhat further from concrete than last year's batch. (Sorry, forgot to take pictures.)

2. Forget your Tech Break commitment twice, by watching the bonus features from The Business of Being Born DVD, and the last five minutes of an exciting basketball game involving your alma mater, both of which your wife was watching and that you got sucked into. Then get two calls from work requiring you to get online briefly, really throwing off that whole low-tech thing.

1. Find out your blood pressure is rising and your extremities are getting puffy while you are 39 weeks pregnant and really hoping to have a home birth, once again riding the Emotion Roller Coaster; Consulting with the experts who advise bed rest and various other possible remedies, and keeping fingers crossed.

I don't recommend that last one. It's kind of a pain.


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At 3/11/2008 1:13 PM, Blogger gtr said...

Eeeek! Good luck with that last one! i've been a bit behind in checking in, but I wish you and everyone all the best in that homebirth goal.

We were planning on home birth until I freaked out a bit about our rural location and scared the relatively new midwife (the experienced midwife is going out of the country soon). So, we're planning on birthing at our Doula's home, which she wants to make into a birth center. It will still ideally be "homebirth" even if not our own home.

Again, good luck and best wishes!

At 3/12/2008 7:51 PM, Blogger JBTW said...

Do you often find kitty prints all over your car? How about chicken? (Prints on the car that is... not kitty prints on the chickens!)

Can't wait to hear when the home birth actually happens!

Best of luck to you all!

At 3/12/2008 7:58 PM, Blogger e4 said...

gtr - We are lucky enough to have two midwives plus an apprentice. I guess by having two they serve as each other's backups, but they both usually end up attending the births.

I hope yours goes as planned. I put our odds at about 60/40 against at the moment, but that changes on a regular basis...

jbtw - We often find kitty prints inside the car if we leave it open while unloading groceries or something. We do occasionally find chicken prints on the car, but not too often. Luckily no chicken poo on the vehicles yet. And I wouldn't be surprised to find kitty prints on the chickens or vice versa. They usually play well together, but every once in a while...


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