Apparently there is a down side of coffee, which is that I am wide! awake! when I should be sleeping. It isn't as if I drank a whole lot of coffee: I have a 4-cup coffee pot, and I made "3" cups, and the 3 is in quotes because what they call 3 cups will fill a mug once with a little warm-up-your-cup slosh (or, depending on the morning, a little evaporate-into-a-sizzling-stain-on-the-bottom-of-the-pot slosh) left over for later, and that's it. And I am not talking about a huge mega-mug, I am talking about a normal, even smallish mug.
Do I have a mother-in-law story to tell here? Why, yes I do! She likes to talk about how her late husband used to "fib" to the doctor about how much coffee he drank. "He'd say, '3 cups,' and I'd say, 'Those must be MIGHTY BIG CUPS!' He was filling it to the 6-cup mark on our coffee maker every single day!" She tells this anecdote once per visit, but then refers to it again almost daily when she sees me making coffee: "I just keep thinking about Lloyd saying he only drank 3 cups! Ha ha ha." She, of course, is not a coffee drinker. Never could stand the stuff. Never saw the point, either. Why not just go to bed at a decent hour? She just doesn't understand it at all--never has. And the taste! My stars.
I had my OB appointment today. Did you know there could be a POP QUIZ on Kegels? With GRADES? It was like that nightmare where you realize you forgot to attend classes all year and now that you've found the classroom you have to take a test.
The OB says that if I'm breastfeeding exclusively, I'm fine without any birth control at all for at least 12 weeks. But I have five children already, and there is the question of whether I want to bet the farm on a claim made by a guy who earns his money on a per-pregnancy basis.
Gift ideas for an 8-year-old, part 1 of 2 - I have TWO 8-year-olds to buy for, so I’m going to split it up into two posts. Today will be the things we’re getting for Edward. I dislike saying “Gift id...