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Progress in Zoe's Room

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It's been a long week. Struggling with both me and Daniel being sick. A trip to Urgent Care after dinner because we were concerned about my rapidly rising fever (I'm fine, Zoe's great). Trying to clean up a bit around the house. A friend's birthday dinner and get together. First read-thru for V-day today. Oh, and if I can motivate myself to get into gear, a trip to Pier One to get a table for next to the new glider.

Here's the progress:


More to come... later.

Changes*

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* 22 week ultrasound pic. Zoe is just over a pound and just over a foot long. She's constantly kicking me, (or punching - see that fist?!) making her presence known.

Two Out of Two....

Two out of two ultrasound techs agree that we are having a Zoe. She kept her legs outstretched and crossed nicely, but they're pretty darn sure she's a she. The detailed ultrasound showed no abnormalies. Her heart, brain, spine, abdomen, stomach, kidneys, legs and arms look perfect; so does her cute little face ( I joke that she looks like me). Her heartbeat is like a perfect little drum. I think we both smiled through the entire time.

When we got home, we made her crib with the bedding we ordered (and received Thursday). It looks very cute and happy. Tomorrow we'll probably place the furniture exactly where we want it and maybe take a few pics to share. We've got all these butterflies we need to hang on the walls and ceiling... we'll se eif we get that done too.

In the mean time, I am exhausted. We went to the 11pm showing of Big Knuckles at the Empty Space and had a great time. Figure we might as well get out and see some late night plays while we can. I also figur…

This Just In

I got an email today from the director or The Vagina Monologues. I got in, along with tons of other extremely talented women all of which I am extremely excited ot work with. A few of them are already good friends; I imagine more of them will be by the time this is over. I get to do the monologue I auditioned with: The Vagina Workshop. It was the only one out of the bunch that I could really imagine doing 30 weeks pregnant, and luckily Amy saw it the same way. I am beyond excited. I've always wanted to be a part of V-day. Maybe it was becoming a mother that pushed me in that direction. Whether we find out for sure tomorrow (at our detailed ultrasound) that this baby is a Zoe or a Connor, they are a big part of why I wanted the chance to do this. I wanted to do something that makes a difference. I want to teach them from example that violence against women, or anyone is wrong. I should have gotten involved years ago, but I'm grateful for the opportunity now.

Update

So. The glider is built. It's comfy. Max eyes it whenever he gets the chance. Jumps on our laps and sways against the glider, but appears to love it. Bailey could care less. She seems bothered by our time spent in the smallish room with all the black furniture, but does enjoy sitting under the crib. Max joins her and then they wrestle.... under the crib. Must stop that soon before it gets out of hand.

The changing table arrived Monday night, but we (well, Daniel) waited to build it until last night because he was feeling sick. One of us, or both of us is constantly feeling bad since New Year's day. It sucks. It makes me lazy and cranky. I have too much to do to be lazy and I don't like being cranky. Except I'm not so sure my crankiness is obvious. Sometimes I feel the need to just make the announcement. "Hey. I'm cranky." That usually makes me feel a little bit better.

We got the call Monday night that the bedding we'd ordered arrived in San Diego. I pa…

This Is What I Do

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Sometimes I struggle with it...not feeling completely appreciated for all my time and effort. I don't earn a lot of money doing it. I take a lot of time going over my photos: editing, choosing, getting rid of the not so flattering shots, making publicity boards. Sometimes I don't get credit when people post the images on their myspace pages but I don't call them on it. I just keep plugging away and I never turn down the opportunity to take more pictures even if I'm sometimes tempted to do so. Really, when it all comes down to it...taking the photos and spending my time doing what I love is worth it all.

Zoe doesn't know what she's in for: pictures all the time! For now, the theatre* keeps me busy:



(Photography by Keely Emery - click collage to view 65 photos from the show)

High School Musical
at THE SPOTLIGHT THEATER
Book By: David Simpatico
Songs by: Matthew Gerrard, Robbie Nevil, Ray Cham, Greg Cham, Andrew Seeley, Randy Petersen, Kevin Quinn, Andy Dodd, Adam Wat…

Party At Zoe's Crib

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Well, not really. Not yet anyway. However, Zoe's crib is built and you know, ready - aside for the bedding (which is on order). With some assistance from our friend Alison and our awesome new neighbor across the street, Daniel carried the huge box into the house and proceeded to build it. The neighbor warned that it took him 10 hours to build his baby's crib a couple months ago, but Daniel did it under two - and that was with us having some difficulty with the spring for the mattress. I (of course) snapped a few pics for us to remember all of this by. You know, because there will be a shortage of things for Daniel to build over the next few weeks, months, years.


Afterwards we went to dinner at BJ's (YUM!) and we celebrated with some beers. Well, just Daniel actually... but I took in the smell of the hops with my super pregnant smelling senses. It was a good day, followed by a nice night and totally worth waking up Monday feeling horrible. I'm sick, but I'm slowly ge…

Someday Soon

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Someday soon, I will write about my hopes for 2007. I will not post resolutions because I don't really do those, but I will probably post some goals. I'll probably do some reflecting. I might even choose some of my favorite photos from 2006, because that just sounds like fun. Eventually, (maybe even in the next few days) I will write about some of my favorite moments of 2006. Some of them were extraordinary and lush & some were sweet and simple. At some point, I'll even get around to posting those photos of me back when I was a blondie, maybe before my roots grow out.

But for now, I'm not going to do any of that. Daniel and I managed to be well for the first time in three years for New Years Eve/his birthday, only to wake up sick the next day. We're still recovering.

What I will leave you with is one of my happiest days I've ever had. September 19, 2006.



These are self-portraits I took with my cell phone camera the day we found out we were going to be parents…