leujin: (Dr. Girlfriend (wtf?))
Baby, work, video games in between.

There, now you know what I've been doing since September.
leujin: (Brock1 (I'd kick his ass))
Don't you love when spam comments on your journal remind you that you haven't had a substantial update in almost two months?

Good times. Good times.

Well, all three of you reading this, there's really a good reason for that: I don't have anything substantial to SAY! In fact, every time I start a new livejournal entry, I always say "Hey, look, nothing has changed." Well, children, that's still true.

Alyson is growing. Holy crap, so fast is she growing. She's almost to the point of rolling over from her back to her tummy. She can already go from tummy to back (well... sort of. She sort of FALLS over...)

Oklahoma is still a crap place to live, and so is our apartment. We're planning on moving again, which is always good times. The one place we're looking into is cheaper, which means we might get to pay Sallie Mae more (sidenote: I hate Sallie Mae. We're too busy paying off hospital bills to worry about them, but they're like "sorry, you can't defer your payment, lol we suck"), plus it will be nice to not live in an apartment where every time it rains, the patio floods and the corner which is stained in the previous tennant's dog's pee smells again.

Where was I?

Oh yeah, work. I'm coming up on 3 years working with Tate. Doesn't seem like it's been that long, but I guess it has, considering we've lived in this state for over 3 years now. I'm going to get an assigned parking space, which is going to be jolly good seeing as I won't have to walk all the way across the empty field. Also, we started flex scheduling at the beginning of this month, which is AWESOME, because I am now working from home once a week, which means more time with Liz and Alyson and one extra day a week where Liz can have the car to run errands. It also means I'm not super wiped-out and pissed at the end of the week from dealing with stupid clients all week long.

That's about all that's going on. Liz is in Sayre at a funeral, so I'm eating taquitos and corn on the cob. I can tell you're jealous.
leujin: (Dr. Girlfriend (wtf?))
Nothing really important. Just confirming that I'm still alive. There's honestly not much changing. I mean, yes, life is radically different now that we have a baby, but honestly the day to days aren't changing that much. There's a lot more poop, and it takes like 15 minutes longer to get out the door, but seriously it's not much different.

Liz is fine, the baby's fine, the cats and the dog adjusted just fine.

At this point, life pretty much doesn't exist outside of the baby and work. We're watching a lot of Netflix recently. And I got back into Puzzle Pirates, which I'm sick with myself about. Thought not really.
leujin: (21 and 24 (Seinfeld with a unibrow))
In case you haven't gotten the memo yet, Lizi gave birth on Thursday.

All last week Liz was having pretty bad contractions, but they were still about 10 minutes apart, so we weren't really too worried about it. On Wednesday night, we went to bed at the regular time (11:00). Liz woke me up at about 12:30 in a lot of pain, decided we needed to go the hospital. So, we loaded up the car, and away we went.

the story on page 1 )

So that's pretty much the story. The first couple days I slept all of like 4 hours in total since we kept getting woken up by the baby. That wasn't so bad alone, but the nurses coming in every hour really made things annoying. That and the fact that the chair I was sleeping on was insanely uncomfortable. We're back home now, Alyson is eating, and we're getting ready to go over to Liz's mom's after she's done. I actually got a little more sleep last night since there weren't any nurses bugging us.

I still can't believe I'm a daddy. I also can't believe how cute this baby is.
leujin: (Default)
So we had a bit of a scare today regarding the baby. Liz went into the doctor for her regular check-up, and they check basic things like weight, blood pressure, etc. Apparently the doctor found that she had an unusual weight spike as well as high blood pressure, and basically made her go to the hospital immediately. Basically these things are the early signs of preeclampsia. Basically it's a disorder that about 5% of women experience which can be dangerous and potentially fatal to both mom and baby. It can be treated with medicine, but the only way to make it go away for sure is to deliver the baby.

Cue me freaking out. I'm about as ready as I can be for parenthood, but I didn't want Liz to have to deliver the baby early and potentially find herself and the baby with even more complications, but from the sounds of it that's the best solution. From what I read they won't actually induce until 37 weeks, and Liz is right now at 34.

So I went home, paced and wigged, and her mom called because she was going to come pick me up. My first thought was that we probably wouldn't need to go, because as soon as we got there we'd hear from Liz that everything was fine and we could all go home. Liz's mom convinced me otherwise, and off we went to the hospital.

Sure enough, as we were looking for a parking spot, Liz called and said, basically, "Okay, they're releasing me because everything's fine." The doctors couldn't find anything unusual, and they did a urine sample and didn't find any excess proteins (which is another sign of preeclampsia). Basically it was just a fluke that she had both high blood pressure and a weight spike (she said that one of the doctors mentioned it could be because her legs are swollen) at the same time. She's at the point in the pregnancy now that she'll be going in once a week to the doctor anyway, so they'll be able to monitor her and make sure she doesn't go wrong.

To summarize, everything's okay, but man that was nerve-wracking.
leujin: (Dr. Girlfriend (wtf?))
So I guess being pregnant is like the new, hip thing at my work. Last month the associate in charge of music design announced she was pregnant, and earlier this week the girl who is the associate in charge of layout design announced SHE is pregnant. They're both due around the same time (end of July). Weird. Liz said something about it earlier last year when a bunch of girls at her work got pregnant, and that's about when she found out she was preggo. I'm pretty sure there's something in the water, so if any of you come out to visit us, bring your own hydration.

So, hi. Happy 2010.

We went to New Mexico last week. Saw some folks, marveled at the fact that my sister is growing up, marveled even more at the fact that my mom still doesn't seem to grasp that fact. We watched LOST. We also saw Avatar (sidebar: this is the new contender for "best movie ever" in my opinion. Nevermind the cheesy script, it looked shiny!).

I'd like to try and pick up blogging again. I have a lot on my mind, and I usually just say it to Liz and then it gets lost in the ether. That and facebook and twitter are my sounding board for random thoughts, and usually those minimum characters are a good enough outlet for me. I think we're also going to start using giraffebear for more baby pertinent things. Probably moreso once the kiddo is actually born. Speaking of her, we picked out a name, and no you still can't know it. You'll find out around April 29th.

So how are you, out there in livejournal land?
leujin: (Default)
Knock Knock.

Who's there?

Nobody, because I never update livejournal anymore, because Liz and I have uber boring lives.

...

Do you get it?

But seriously, the most exciting thing going on right now is Liz Jr. We've been narrowing down names for the last week or so, and we've got it down to two. I really want to ask people to help us chose, but Liz made me promise that nobody gets to know until the kid Splash Mountain(tm)s out of her. Probably earlier, because I'm certain that my work is going to throw us a baby shower, and they won't want to put "Insert Baby Name Here" on the invitations. At any rate, I still think Strong Bad is a perfectly acceptable name for a girl.

Work is pretty much the same as always. I deal with crazy clients, I have a really awesome idea and it get shot down by one of my supervisors, and if it makes it through them it gets shot down by the author, rinse and repeat. To quote Randal, this job wouldn't be so bad if it weren't for the customers.

We're going to New Mexico for Christmas. I'll be driving at least part of the way. I'm looking forward to driving in the snow and losing control and killing all 2.5 of us in a fiery explosion of death and dying because the last time I drove in the snow I almost flipped my mom's mini-van.

That's all. See you all again in 6 months.

Just kidding.

Maybe not.
leujin: (Rusty (comforting to see my ass))
We just got back from the ultrasound appointment. That was, without a doubt, the coolest thing I have ever seen. Liz brought home pictures from her second ultrasound (the printer wasn't working on her first visit), and it didn't really have the impact I was expecting. I looked at the pictures, and it just looked like a bean. But man... actually seeing the baby wiggling around was just... surreal. I couldn't stop grinning the whole time. It has 2 legs, 2 arms, a head, a face, and other various internal organs. When she showed us the head, you could mostly just see the skull. Which was both cool and unnerving.

But none of you care about that. You want to know what KIND of baby it is. Well, I can say with 100% certainty...

The suspense is killing you! )
leujin: (Brock1 (I'd kick his ass))
Someone buy me an xbox 360 so I can play BrĂ¼tal Legend.

I really wish I had something more interesting to say than that, but I really really don't.

People at work still don't know Liz is pregnant, which is neither sad nor unusual, it just means I rely far too much on other people to communicate for me. That's probably indicative of something, but I'm too lazy to figure it out.
leujin: (Default)
Guess what, everybody? We got some really exciting news! We found out this weekend that not only am I not sterile, but also Liz isn't barren! Woo hoo!

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