Archive for July, 2007

While we are expecting…

baby tub

Originally uploaded by svetikadler

We have moved on with our preparations for the baby. Last week our baby tub finally arrived. I really got into the Fisher-Price products for the baby. They seem to have a very unique selection.
There are a couple more things we will try to buy in the near future, such as the mobile and baby gym.

Our amazon DVDs also arrived on Friday and I finally started my pregnancy exercises on top of the normal fitness classes.
The DVD we purchased was the Leisa Hart’s FitMama – Prenatal Workout. Believe it or not, it even had some salsa dancing in it as well as stretching, and breathing exercises shaped to ease some of the discomforts of pregnancy.
I really enjoyed it and Ryan of course got to have his fun by watching me perform the exercises and making fun of me and other moms-to-be. 🙂

The weather has changed towards cooler a bit. It was almost impossible to survive a 40° C (104° F ) heat.
The next step for us will be to sign up for some birth classes to get ready for arrival of our precious miracle.

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Did I do that?

The internet is a strange and wonderful place. I have no idea if I started something, and not that it really matters, but one has to wonder.

After posting about Chore Wars, a friend of mine who is involved in the games and game development scene, Jurie, also posted about it. His post was picked up by Wonderland, a blog about gaming. And today, perusing my regular comics online, I happened across the newest Penny Arcade. Naturally, I can’t really be sure that I caused the chain reaction, but one can dream, right? 😀

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Childbirth meets Tech

Wired has an interesting story about medical students practicing delivery on an “electronic birth simulator”. “It gives us the opportunity to learn and practice but do no harm” – doesn’t really make me too secure about what the other students are doing, if it was harmful!

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Pownce Invites

In case you know what Pownce is, and would like an invite, I have a couple. Just post a comment here with your email address.

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Finally, you can claim XP for housework.

Having trouble determining who should do which chores at home or at the office? I stumbled upon a pretty funny online “game” – Chore Wars. Each person in the house/office creates a character and joins a group representing the location. You can create “adventures” (aka chores) like “wash dishes”, “take out the trash”, etc., and assign XP which each adventure will earn you. You can apparently also have a random monster/treasure drop assigned to each adventure. Also, by specifying which skills each chore..erm, adventure requires (DEX, STR, etc), you define which stats will go up when the “adventurer” levels.
It’s pretty well done, complete with Character Sheet, representative image, and classes. 🙂 And you can finally settle the argument of who does the most around the house. Just compare your character levels!

Quite silly, but maybe it can make cooking and cleaning fun! Then again…

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A fitting anthem

 I Blog Alone –


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Making progress

So we’ve finally started making progress in our baby preparations.  On Saturday, we went to Leiner (where else), and basically set ourselves to ordering all the most important items.  It’s a good feeling to get something out of the way, and know that it’s taken care of.  Especially since the delivery time for most stuff here is about 8 weeks, we figured it would be best to order everything now.  It turns out that almost everything we ordered is in stock, so we’re just going to wait until our new car has arrived and we can pick everything up.  So, here’s the laundry list:

The only thing missing now is the car seat, which someone at work should be able to lend us.  Then we’re basically set, except for the little things we’ll need like diapers, pacifiers, experience, etc., but who needs those things?  🙂 

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