Tuesday, September 04, 2007

And the Grass is Still Green

There is no ideal jumping-back-in point in this story; in fact, there isn't much of a story. The usual segments of my daily life have continued to eat up the minutes quite uneventfully, if rapaciously, and I am furrowing my well-lined brow in concentration as I try to come up with highlights. Or even lowlights.

There have been a few Big Events for us--major projects completed at work (yes, I know, yawn, yawn, who the hell would care but us?), a new house (again, interesting if it's yours, and not so interesting if it's someone else's), and a phoenix-like recovery for my almost-dead father (perhaps interesting if you have a loved one of advancing years and would like to know how to badger, threaten and intimidate doctors and administrators at The Worst HMO Hospital in Los Angeles for five months until they Do Something Useful). There are the usual milestones and sweet moments from Olivia's last half year, along with a frightening preview of the Terrible Twos. And, of course, there is The Least Interesting Pregnancy in the History of World Pregnancy, 40,000 BC-Present.

The product of this Least Interesting Pregnancy is due on the 19th, but my Nurse Practitioner (aside: this is such a boring pregnancy that I don't even see the doctor--just the NP) has predicted an early arrival. As in, any time now.

I'm not sure if this will be the first of many or the first of, say, two posts. Guess it depends on whether anyone is still out there reading, how much time I can wrangle and how coherently I can write in the forthcoming blur of sleep deprivation. I can guarantee at least one post upon arrival, if nothing more ambitious.

I have missed this place. I've missed you. Feels good to be back, even if it's a short stay.


Blogger Soper said...


I'm still here!

7:23 PM  
Blogger Heather said...

Me too!

7:30 PM  
Anonymous Jenn said...

Glad you're back!

7:41 PM  
Blogger k said...

It sounds like things are going well; I am so glad to hear it.

Please let us know when #2 gets here.

It's good to hear from you...

7:42 PM  
Blogger Anna said...

Thrilled to hear things are so bland! Normal is nice, no? Wishing you all the best for a truly uneventful delivery. Congratulations!

7:44 PM  
Blogger Emma Jane said...


(Must to post birth announcement, yes? So that we can all find out that things have continued to go swimmingly, as we are all hope hope hoping they will?)

7:50 PM  
Blogger wavybrains said...

Wishing you all the best! Great to see you back :)

8:40 PM  
Blogger Dramalish said...

Still here.

And thrilled that you're back.
For however long a stay.

9:36 PM  
Blogger tonya said...

[Waves giddily across the bay] Welcome back! I'm so glad you updated. I am wishing you a very safe and healthy birth, and I am eager to hear as much as you feel up to sharing.

9:57 PM  
Blogger MsPrufrock said...

I was just thinking about you, so I am thrilled that you have decided to do a post, even if it is just one.

Like the others, I hope for an update after #2 arrives. Good luck.

1:15 AM  
Blogger millie said...

So very very glad to see you.

Would love to see much more of you.

2:57 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hee hee...yipeee a post! Glad to hear all is swimmingly normal and gloriously uneventful (though house moves and redo's and your dad doing so well sound like v. happy events! And welcome to the terrible twos..its great, no honest, it is?!!!!). I'll keep checking in for the arrival of wee bairn #2.

3:41 AM  
Anonymous Kath said...

It's so good to hear from you and to know that things are going so well. All the very best for a boring birth to cap off this boring pregnancy, and please do keep us posted on the little one's safe arrival!

3:43 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Welcome Back!!!

4:02 AM  
Blogger Heather said...

I'm still here.

5:26 AM  
Blogger Bittermama said...

Yay! Glad to see you here!

5:31 AM  
Blogger Mrs. Nut said...

See... there's more of us here than you could have imagined!!! I miss your writing and your beautiful words... please keep us updated with the new arrival of #2.

6:13 AM  
Blogger Suz said...

Still here! I vote for the first of many posts!

6:22 AM  
Blogger steph said...

Still here, too. It's good to hear from you!

6:24 AM  
Blogger Thalia said...

so happy to hear from you, thank goodness for bloglines alerting me. Please do let us know how this uneventful pregnancy ends up,and if you stick around afterwards, even better.

6:24 AM  
Blogger PJ said...

I'm still here too. It's great to hear everything is going well. Can't wait to hear about the arrival of the new one.

7:17 AM  
Blogger PiquantMolly said...

Yep, we're still here, Bug!

Uneventful = AWESOME.

(AKA Mollywogger)

8:22 AM  
Anonymous amanda said...

I'm still reading, too. It's good to hear from you. Good luck with the upcoming delivery!

9:04 AM  
Blogger Jennifer said...

Good to see you back! I have been thinking about you a lot lately. I have an 11 month old from IVF and recently found myself pregnant the old fashioned way. I am anxious to hear how you do with two babies. Share your tricks, please!

10:45 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

yeah! I knew that checking on you occasionally would pay off in the end. I am looking forward to as much or as little as you can give us with the arrival of #2

10:49 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hooray! Glad to see you back and looking forward to hearing about Baby 2 as well as how Olivia is doing! :)

Here's to hoping you pop in more often. :)


11:46 AM  
Blogger Miss W said...

Yes -- still here and thrilled beyond words to know that things are so "boring" with the current pregnancy and that life in general seems good!

12:20 PM  
Blogger Cat, Galloping said...

i was just here over the weekend calculating your approximate due date! hooray for boring, and welcome back.

1:24 PM  
Blogger scissorbill said...

Ooh, I'm glad I added you to my RSS! I can't wait to hear about the baby. Even if it's a normal, boring, vaginal delivery of a normal, boring 7 lb baby.

2:18 PM  
Blogger InDueTime said...

Alright, I am sick so I can't squeel too loud, but PLEASE OH PLEASE COME BACK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

8:27 PM  
Blogger Dee said...

Hurrah for boring. We like boring and we like you :-)

Glad to hear that things keep chugging along and life is good.

Hoping to hear about the boring arrival (is there ever such a thing?) of #2. May he be a hearty, healthy, good eating and good sleeping fellow!

10:39 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Long time lurker here, still checking up every few days, and glad you are back, even if it's just for a few entries. :)

6:43 PM  
Blogger LL said...

hey... yey!
boring pg sounds good...
looking forward to reading more

3:55 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yippie! Glad all is well. Good to hear an update from you.

Miss X

2:18 PM  
Anonymous Stephanie said...

Glad you're back! Even if only for a quickie:-)

10:06 PM  
Blogger Karen said...

Oh, DeadBug, We have missed YOU! Of course we're still out there checking in on you. Glad to hear things are still going well. And boring is good when it comes to pregnancy. Not that I'd know... I'm having the least boring pregnancy possible right now, but I dream of boring pregnancies!

4:50 PM  
Blogger Sarah said...

Nice to see you. I join the chorus of hopes you'll start writing again -- or at least provide an update when the boy arrives.

11:21 PM  
Blogger tomorrow said...

Glad to know you've checked it.

6:49 AM  
Blogger twirl said...

Glad to see that all is well, normal, and boring!

8:01 AM  
Blogger kristenL said...

What a relief to finally see a post. I was counting the other night and thinking #2 must be making its arrival soon.
congrats to a boring pregnancy and best wishes for an even more boring delivery.
pls let us know when #2 arrives!

6:05 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So I'm a little late on the bus, but I was just scrolling through & thought I'd give you a little click...
So glad that things are boring and uneventful for you.

1:45 PM  
Blogger Ian and Henry said...

Still lurking! Can't wait to hear about number two!

6:47 AM  

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