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I think it's spring.

I know this for two reasons:

a) I'm getting overflowed with spring cleaning and new house project motivation. Paint! Knock down walls! Build! Clean! Put up curtains! But I have resolved to not start any new projects until after Boskone. One week. Not that hard, is it? *sigh*

b) The make-baby-NOW urges have started again.

Last night I pulled down one of my favorite kids' books (The Princess and the Goblin, by George MacDonald) and read it, pretending I was reading aloud to my own daughter. *sigh*

Unrelated to the make-baby-urges, I also discovered that the pretty hardbound edition I have of that is edited. I compared it to the beat-up paperback I have, and not only is there a lot of stuff missing, it's all the most poetic parts, like "eyes like two bits of night sky, each with a star dissolved in the blue. They must have known they came from there, so often were they turned up in that direction." And "All mothers are nice and good more or less, but Mrs. Peterson was nice and good all more and no less." I mean, I can (just barely) understand changing some of the more archaic phrasing, since the book was written in the 1870s - but how on earth could they justify cutting things like the above? No number of nice illustrations can compensate for that.

*shudder* Anyway, that book's now in the pile of things to be given away as soon as I can find a place to give them to. I will not have butchered books in my house, damn it.

Should find out if/how/when the Chelmsford library takes donations.


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Feb. 9th, 2002 08:57 am (UTC)
I have never had such urges, thank-fucking-god. *shudder* *twitch* *convulse* *shudder some more* *fear* *run away and hide in closet*
Feb. 9th, 2002 10:59 am (UTC)
NO MAKE BABY!!!!!!!!

Get another cat instead. :) Or find someone else's baby to play with, watch it scream and poop everywhere, and kill the urges that way.

But seriously, if you want to move to Seattle soon, put off baby until after that. My friends who just moved here with a 3 month old are having a devil of a time finding a good pediatrician, and they have to find one fast since babies go to the doctor about once a month. Plus, would you really want to be pregnant and move cross country, changing midwives/OBs halfway through?
Feb. 9th, 2002 11:40 am (UTC)
Have to agree with Joy here. Newborn baby is NOT something you want to have to deal with when you have any other stresses in your life, like getting married, being a full-time student (*cough*), or a LD move. Especially not your first one.

If you come down to pittsburgh, I promise I'll let you play with my kids as much as you want. Justin loves to be read to, and David loves people holding him and bouncing him and making faces at him. :)

Oh, and the baby ped schedule is generally something like birth, 1wk, 1mo, 2mo, 3mo, 6mo, 9mo, 12mo, 18mo, 24mo, then yearly after that. Oh, and anytime they get seriously sick in between. :)
Feb. 9th, 2002 12:01 pm (UTC)
oh, don't worry, I'm not *that* flooded with hormones. There's no way I would do a big move with a newborn, or while pregnant. So it'll be at least a year. But I can still whine here about wanting to, so there :P
Feb. 9th, 2002 02:02 pm (UTC)
Well, as long as you realize that and keep taking the no make baby pills. ;)

But if you want to whine about wanting to have a baby, the rest of us can fwack you for it. :P
Feb. 9th, 2002 05:06 pm (UTC)
Since kaote hasn't chimed in yet


Feb. 11th, 2002 03:24 pm (UTC)
maybe its a sign of my relative old age, or my relative settled-ness, but i think you guys are AWFULLY and UNFAIRLY anti-baby.

I also think that *finding* a prediatrician is not such a huge hurdle. Especially when you have friends in the area who either have kids, or know people who have kids.

There are probably many good reasons that this is not the month for heather to make baby, and i can't weigh in on that because i don't know heather quite so well. However, i will sympathize with having the basic urge to do so... and also with not being stupid enough to let such an important decision be entirely controlled by that urge. What can i say, Heather, i'm with you on this one.
Feb. 11th, 2002 09:37 pm (UTC)
whoa. I think that's the first message of support I've gotten on this :) thanks :)

and to the rest of you.... pppppbbbbttthhhhhh!! :P
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