Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Sunday, February 26, 2012

awkward, blurry, yet overdue

ok so i meant for this to be an 18 week shot but it's more like 19... 

might be time for me to switch up the whole outfit as it's not so flattering ...

Wednesday, February 22, 2012


drove literally to FIVE grocery stores two days ago just to get these.  yes, I may be having a little girl baby shower for my friend Courtney in a few days, and I thought they'd be cute for my dessert table, but let's be honest.  i was getting them just for myself.  notice the second bag in the back.

found out today that they are stocked at the Piggly Wiggly 1/2 mile from my house.

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Quatro or Quatrina (Quatretta, Quatraniqua...) ???

Yes - in just a week Jimmy and I will get a halfway-point tidbit via ultrasound...!

Since apparently everyone who has ever had a baby before seems to think I should have some "maternal instinct" about the sex of the baby, about 2 weeks ago I decided that I thought it was a girl.  Let's clarify, though, that this is more based on the fact that EVERYONE else - including some of the nurses at work whom I just met 3 weeks ago - thinks it is a little bundle of boy.

Copied from another great blog, I am going to go through my tallied up wives-tales to prove that my maternal instincts are probably wrong:

Chinese Gender Calendar: Quatrina
Heartbeat 130-140 bpm: Quatro
Morning Sickness - none: Quatro
Mayan Calendar: Quatrina
Swinging Ring Test: too lazy to do
Paternal Instinct: per Jimmy, "I think it's 50/50" (thanks a lot for helping)
Breast Growth: Quatro (thank you!)
Cravings - sweet: Quatrina
Bump position - low and centered (or is that just my super-long torso-to-leg ratio?): Quatro
Skin - breakouts: Quatrina
Sympathy weight from husband - none (though he claims to be trying to grow cupcake-teats to help me out in the nursing department... Sorry if you don't know Jimmy's humor): Quatro
Facial weight gain (thankfully not yet): Quatro

Wait and see!  It's time for me to start my non-gender neutral shopping already!

Thursday, February 16, 2012

creepy children

hehee  I'm at Children's Hospital now doing my anesthesia magic.

and I want everyone to know that I've confirmed this is NOT a HIPAA violation.

such cute little kids I got to take care of last Tuesday.

what? a little hard to see??  lemme zoom in on these sweeties

haha Simulation Center Wall of Pride

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Quatro's good looks

 really? what will Quatro look like?

apparently - a heart

hehe this was from my second emergency dramatic run to the ultrasound tech thankfully just a few floors above where I work back in December... only 7 1/2 weeks here!  no more pics until February 27th.

more likely he or she will get her good looks from mom and dad.

gosh i don't know how yall can stand us... ;)

instead... from a fabulous website online, here we have little Quatro (XX or XY) at about age 3. 

 get excited.

Thursday, February 9, 2012

bebe Quatro

fyi - while we are still naive regarding the sex of the bebe I will continue to daydream in androgyny..

Quatro is our gender-neutral nickname that really works no matter XX or XY... james daniel hlavacek the fourth (what??? i bet you can't think of any better nicknames for The Fourth!).. or Ursula the Fourth (yes!  after Jimmy's grandmother, mother, and sister!).  oh yes.  hehe.

though poor Annie (aka Ursula the Third) was tormented after The Little Mermaid came out when she was just a little tyke!  maybe we have some searching still to do - and i would dare not ever announce Quatro's official name on the blog before letting mom & pop know!

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Rockin out at work

I'm loving being only 2/3rds of the way through three weeks straight of children's anesthesia... Laying around in my new hoodie jamming to pandora through my drawstrings like the hipster I am.

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Happy Groundhogs Day!  What will Puxatony see???

I think I'll celebrate with a little shopping and cleaning and enjoying a postcall day after 10 hours of sleep in the hospital.... can't complain!