Wednesday, June 28, 2006


Sorry for the blog silence- life has been taking a big ol’ bite out of my ass lately. Essentially, someone in our house has been sick since the beginning of June, and when illness finally struck Gabriel, it hit him so hard that he ended up in the hospital for four days. It boiled down to a respiratory infection that may, or may not, have triggered asthma (the jury is still out on that one). So, he was too wheezy to go home, especially because his oxygen levels kept dropping. So, they piled him on with meds, hooked him up to some oxygen (let me tell you how much a 13-month old LOVES to have little tubes stuck up his nose...yeah, that much), and four days later he could go home again.

He’s doing much better now and is actually eating again (he didn’t eat more than a bite in two weeks...). And I hope I never have to deal with that again.

And because I’m such a good mom, I am going to drag my little guy off to a conference this weekend with a lot of smelly gamers. Anyone heading off to Origins in Columbus, OH, this year? If so, give me a holler. I made some awesome gaming tees for the babe. Here’s the picture from one of them.

The other is a complete spoof on a publication, so I’m not going to post it for fear of legal ramifications. I do plan to show it to the creators because I think they’ll get a kick out of it. I just don’t think they’d be too pleased if I posted it all over the internet.

Hopefully I’ll get some awesome blog fodder from the conference. When you are in a convention center with a mix of costumed characters, vampires, girls in chain mail bikinis (I’m not kidding), and dorky gamers, you’re bound to have at least a few good stories. Plus, we will be attending the annual Smithee Awards, which is always great. Where else can you watch movie clips that include a sock puppet snake (Rana, Queen of the Amazon), roller skating Ninjas (Ninja Thunderbolt), and zombies whose face paint rubs off on their victims (Zombie Lake)? And, yeah, I have actually watched the entirety of that last one at a “Bad Movie Night” with friends. I tell you, though, the Smithees are a classic.

Catch you all on the July side- I’m off to Ohio!

Friday, June 09, 2006

What a S-Tori

Blogger has been down (bastards!) so I am only now able to write a post to congratulate Cecily and Charlie on the birth of Tori Anne! If you have never read their blogs, go do it now. Their ride on the infertility roller coaster has been a real doozy.

I remember that I was pregnant with Gabriel during Cecily's first pregnancy (I was about 5-6 weeks behind her), and when I read about her losing the twins, I did not spend another moment of my pregnancy relaxing. It was too real, too close to home. She shares so much on her blog that I feel like I know her, even though we've never met. Her loss shook me and her current joy elates me.

Best wishes to the three of them!

Friday, June 02, 2006


Today my little guy graduates from taking naps in the crib while at daycare to taking them on a little cot. The cots are very, very low to the ground and if a child were to roll off of one, it might not even wake him or her (it would most likely not wake Gabriel as he sleeps like his mommy). But I still keep thinking that he needs to have rails and bars and other protective things around him while he sleeps.

And next week he will move from the low-chair (high chair with short legs) to a real, honest to goodness little kid chair! What's next? Condoms? Sheesh!

I thought that yesterday was a milestone when I turned 35. Nope, it's today when my baby becomes a little boy.