So Ashley is in full-baby mode (full-mom mode?). She’s watching the TV shows about babies coming home and birthing, she’s making lists of things we need to buy, and almost every conversation we have comes back to the baby.
And gosh darn it, she is adorable the whole time she does it.
Oh yeah, does anyone have a spare $10,000 they want to give us? ‘Cause that would rule.
Also, for those who don’t know, Ashley has her own baby blog, which you can click HERE and get to, or look on the let side of this page and find for yourself.
I’ll give you one guess what major city (hint: in Texas) I’m flying into and out of today.
Jaymar, who is just happily married (CONGRATS JAY AND JEN) hooked both me and the gummy bear up. He hooked me up with a SWEET Vaughn Indians jersey (think Major League, not Mo), a hat, and a lucha libre mask. No pix of that – I’ll wait for Jon’s professional shots.
But he hooked up Smacky with some cool onesie-duds.
Nothin’ like a baby wearin’ an astronaut rockin’ a boombox. That’s STYLE.
And Jen, Ash’s sister, hooked her up with a number of things, one of which Ash is proudly displaying:
Our friends and family rock! Thank you!
So Ash went in for her next OB meeting, and they were trying to monitor the heartbeat. The baby was tucked away in the darkest recesses, so they opted for another sonogram. I think they just wanted to play with the fun picture machine….
Anyway, the baby is doing well. Ashley is a bit dehydrated, due to the fact that she can’t even hold air down without throwing up. But things are progressing.
Get ready to see Smacky 2.0: blurrier than before!
So for those who may not have heard, the amorous Ashley Wade is with child. Yes, mine. That joke wasn’t funny the first time I heard it. Anyway, we are super excited about it. This was taken about a month ago, and you can clearly see the gummy bear qualities that our child contains, including, but not limited to, malleability and strawberry zing.
What’s better, the nausea and sickness are starting to taper.
Due date in January.
I’ll be posting under a new category, Smacky, as that’s what we’ve affectionately dubbed our baby (notice the resemblance to Bucky Katt’s toy bear.) Check often. You’ll be sick of Smacky come birth.
I just used Susan’s Herbal Essences shampoo. Not only did I not feel any even vaguely orgasmic feelings, my head now smells like apples. Bollocks!
I’m taking a red-eye flight, so my plane doesn’t leave until 11:55pm. So I go to the airport unnecessarily early (I was the only one in line through security). A few things I’ve noticed that are stupid:
- Reno airport has slot machines. But with nobody to man them, they turn them off. So while I don’t like slots and probably wouldn’t play anyway, it’s a bit silly to close the ONLY distraction.
- Much worse, there is nowhere open to buy anything to drink. This wouldn’t be bad except you’re not allowed to bring in outside drinks. So there is no conceivable way to keep hydrated while waiting for boarding. None. A water fountain, fine, but it’s down the hall and if I want to eat my sub that I bought while drinking, I’d have to do it sitting against a wall by the bathrooms.
- The CA fires. We’ve been under smoke for 3 weeks, and it’s arguably worse today than the very first day. So there isn’t even a lingering feeling of, “Well, at least it’s getting better” It’s choking. The moon was literally rust colored. Dark rust. I have been counting down the weeks to the Perseid Meteor shower in August, in hopes of seeing some KILLER stars without the air pollution. And we might be in haze that makes the NJ sky look like Alaska sky.
- Politicians. They’re just stupid.
I pray I’ll have a row to myself, or at least I pray that that kid shuts up that sounds like it’s being put through a blender.
I’ve always said I’ve never been in debt. I suppose that’s a lie of sorts – I had a car loan and a student loan in my time. But since I hadn’t missed payments, I always assumed that meant I was never in debt.
But as of the start of this week, I am officially debt-free. I had paid off the car about a year ago, and just this week I sent in my final check to pay off my student loans, about two years early.
Boy, I sure hope no unexpected expenses come up…
For the astute readers with good memories, you may remember me mentioning that, during the last tournament, I took a nasty piece of sagebrush to the leg, and I thought it was just scraped up pretty bad. Well, yesterday I went to Urgent Care and had them remove whatever was still in there, since five days later it was still in quite a bit of pain. He removed lots of blood clotting, some debris, and yes, a piece of wood. It wasn’t huge, but it still shouldn’t have been in my leg. I also got a nifty tetanus shot for it, since I couldn’t recall the last time I’d had one.
So today, I am in mucho pain. My arm actually hurts worse than the leg, but that may simply be because I haven’t taken off the bandage yet. My leg has ALOT of hair. This one’s gonna suck.
Pix to come (yes, Ash was taking pics during the procedure.)
edit: the bandage is off. That didn’t hurt as bad as I thought it did, though I am missing some hair.