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It hurts

By kate on February 22nd, 2006

The swelling in my hands has gotten painful. Several joints in my thumbs and index fingers are tender to the touch, and worse when in motion. The only time it feels OK is if I’m not moving my hands at all, or if I’m using the computer. (Believe it or not, mousing/typing is the easiest […]

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General Update

By kate on February 17th, 2006

This weekend, we cross a big milestone: what we’re calling Term Day. That’s the day when I’ve completed my 37th week, and Zippy is considered “full term.” This is important because after that point, we can give birth in the birth center instead of the hospital. Before that point, I could probably give birth with […]

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No baby here!

By kate on February 13th, 2006

Steve surprised me tonight with an amazing present: a hand-sewn hat for Zippy! We’ve been looking for a nice hat for her, but hadn’t found anything in stores that we liked. He made it in secret, mostly late at night while watching hockey after I had gone to bed. When we were in Vietnam, we […]

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Conversation # 20,004 and its hidden meanings

By kate on February 7th, 2006

  Actual Conversation Subtext CO-WORKER / RANDOM STRANGER / DENTAL HYGENIST / CASHIER / ETC: So, when are you due? They’ve noticed I’m pregnant and need to let me know they know. This is how they always start. KATE: In March. To conserve syllables, I omit the actual date. Nobody seems to mind, unless they […]

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A sad day

By kate on February 2nd, 2006

Today I had to take my wedding ring off. It’s never been off my finger since we got married, so it felt weird and sad. My hands have been getting a bit swollen (along with my feet and ankles), and I noticed this morning that it was almost impossible to slip the ring over my […]

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Stuff Stuff Stuff

By kate on January 30th, 2006

Zippy’s birth is seeming more imminent now, so today Steve and I buckled down and went on a shopping trip to acquire some things we don’t yet have. At the end of it, I feel like we’re in pretty good shape for the first few months of her life. We have the small stuff and […]

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