Update on Stuff

I’m feeling pretty great, if a little tired. (I’ve been working a lot lately (thank goodness.) I actually made it to my second appt. with the midwife today.

Baby sounds good! Heartbeat is strong and regular. Not difficult to find this time. Ruth says everything looks fine to her, and that’s nice to hear. I have to get 3 tests: bloodwork (soon), AFP, and an ultrasound (after Burning Man). Not too excited about the AFP test: It screens for some genetic defects but not all. So if you get a “negative,” that’s good, but there might still be a problem with the baby. If you get a “positive,” that’s bad, but maybe not because the test gets lots of false positives. More tests then become necessary. It sounds very stressful.

Lucas is impish. He threw a royal tantrum today because I wouldn’t let him wear his batman sunglasses to school. The only gratifying part was that my father got to witness the tantrum since he was driving Lucas this morning.

We’re all getting excited about Burning Man. It’s not far off now at all and I haven’t even thought about all the stuff there is to do between now and then. Yikes. My attitude is pretty laid back, all things considered. My only concern is making sure Lucas is happy and well out there, and that we have a relaxing time. I’m undertaking no big projects, and accepting no big responsibilities beyond taking care of our own needs. I’m looking forward to slacking for a week. I’ve secured my parents’ promise to come and pick Lucas up from us in Reno on Friday before the Saturday burn so that Ian and I can return to BRC and enjoy 2 days alone with no kid. I’ve also secured my folks’ permission to borrow a chaise lounge, which I plan to enjoy if I feel tired or cranky or lazy.

The only bad thing is that it’s looking like Burning Man is causing some potential work to flow away from me and toward other editors because the dates are pretty rotten for one particular client. But I NEED this vacation. And so, I’m taking it.

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