Friday, August 17, 2007

The final countdown...You could be the winner

So it is finally time to start the count down for this baby. I am due in exactly 16 1/2 days (Sep. 3rd). I think everyone should vote and say exactly what date you think India is coming and also guess as to how much she will weigh.

A little background to aid in your guessing:
Jones was induced on, but born the day after his due date.
He was 7lbs 15oz and had a 14 inch head.
This whole pregnancy I have been having contractions...but they don't really change my cervix.
As of today I am dilated to only 2 centimeters and am only 40% "thinned"
India is extremely low and head down

There is all of your info...Guess away my friends. Remember, what date and what size. I think there will be a prize for the winner of each category, I am just not sure what it will be yet.

Oh, and if you haven't seen them yet you should go check our my prego pictures on Jen's blog. She took them this past week and she did such a good job!! Thanks Jen!

Wednesday, August 08, 2007

books, books, books

When we really shouldn't have, but went ahead and did it anyway, about two weeks ago Ry and I bought 4 or 5 books online off amazon. Ry also got a bunch of good books for his we are set on reading for awhile. I have already finished one good book (Which we actually got on our anniversary, so it doesn't count as any of the books mentioned above) and am in the middle of two more ( I think Ry is reading about four of them at once). I thought I would share them with you since they have all been amazingly good and generally very thought provoking.

1.)Grub: Ideas for an Urban Organic Kitchen By Anna Lappe & Bryant Terry
This is the one I just finished. The first half of the book was very eye opening to the politics involved with food (You wouldn't think something like food would be extremely politically charged), the choices that go along with how we eat, and the effects these issues have on our society and the world. It's main goal was to give lots of information and enable you to make whatever informed choices you want about your life/food. The second half of the book is designed as a cook book/menu planning guide. It comes with music and poetry for every main seasonal menu.

2.)Rich Christians In An Age Of Hunger By Ronald J. Sider
I think Ryan might have already mentioned this book, but it's good....real good. We are both reading through it right now and it is a book that you should read only if you are willing to question the beliefs our culture as far as Americans and as followers of Christ live and view money and wealth.

3.) The Revolution: a Field manual for changing your world By: a compilation of essays from different authors, edited by Heather Zydek (Author for Relevant magazine)
This book is just a compilation of essays from different people addressing some of the top social/political issues right now (Woman's rights, clean water, fair trade, etc....). It is refreshing to read (But also extremely sad in a way), because it doesn't just give you a problem, it gives lots of different suggestions for way to get involved with each issue on many different levels.

The last two books I mentioned neither of us have finished yet, I will give you my final opinion when we do. Until then I highly suggest reading any of them...and then we can talk about it.

I really need to start a book club...that would be so fun.

Friday, August 03, 2007

It's just so hard

Sometimes I don't want to shave my legs. It's not so much that I am just lazy, but it's so hard to bend over my giant stomach and shave....I feel as though it is not really worth it. So if you are wondering I haven't shaved my legs in like 6 days. The main problem with this is that I'm so stinking hot that I have to wear capri pants, shorts, or a dress. And so I just do it...have ridiculously hairy legs and wear clothing that reveals them. Does that make me gross? OR since I now have dreads does it just make me a for real dirty hippie? Is that a good enough excuse?

Crap. It just makes me gross. I am going to shave right now.