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Jamila Bey
02-04-2008, 09:46 PM
http://www.babyage.com/products/9204_redmon_redmon_bench_press_set.htm

Is this not the single cutest thing you've ever seen?

I'm registering for baby shower gifts and I know I'm a couple of years from being able to do anything with this, but it's on my want list 'cause it's just too damn cute.

http://www.babyage.com/products/9204_redmon_redmon_bench_press_set.htm

Allen Yeh
02-05-2008, 02:54 AM
That is pretty cool, you need to get your baby up to speed so you can give Derek Jr. a run for his money!

Derek Simonds
02-05-2008, 08:12 AM
Jamila that is way cool.

Jr should be completing his PM Coaching Certification by the time your child is ready to go so he will be glad to work with you and your kid :)

How are the hormones? I know my wife saw three different hormonal stages and they were pretty significant changes.

Allen Yeh
02-05-2008, 08:21 AM
How are the hormones? I know my wife saw three different hormonal stages and they were pretty significant changes.

Only 3?




Let's hope Laurie doesn't check the forum today...

Joe Hart
02-05-2008, 11:34 AM
Just wait until AFTER the baby is born. That is when the Hormonal wackieness sets in.

Jamila Bey
02-05-2008, 12:02 PM
Not a second of any morning sickness or anything. My skin and hair look great and for the first time in my life I've got cleavage! woo-hoo! I think I understand what you guys have been all gaga about all these... since we evolved. Pregnant is definitely the new sexy!

Hubby has described me as "slightly tipsy- like when she's had two glasses of champagne." I'm eternally happy and despite my heightened sense of smell, totally lovin' life. For me, I believe the hormonal change is more along the lines of my unwillingness to get into fights at the supermarket. I'm so much more mellow now and dare I say "girly." I've become OBSESSED with scrapbooking and I'm so much less the slob than I usually am. Clothes on the floor bother me and I can't leave dishes undone.

While this may sound good, I have no idea who this person is that I've become!

Oh yeah- it's a BOY!!!! And I am so overjoyed I don't even know where to start. He's Carlin Hitchens, due June 1 and he's already a champion kickboxer. (Thanks to Dr. G's vitamins I'm sure!) The name, indeed, comes from the comedian and the journalist.

He's gonna love James Taylor and Marc Broussard and Stevie Ray Vaughn and Oscar Peterson by the time he gets here, and he's gonna be homeschooled.

I've been planning this for the better part of a decade (had to wait for the right Hubby/Daddy) so I am amped and ready! Come on June 1.

Allen Yeh
02-05-2008, 12:16 PM
Oh yeah- it's a BOY!!!! And I am so overjoyed I don't even know where to start. He's Carlin Hitchens, due June 1 and he's already a champion kickboxer. (Thanks to Dr. G's vitamins I'm sure!) The name, indeed, comes from the comedian and the journalist.


Congrats!

Garrett Smith
02-05-2008, 01:06 PM
Yes, congratulations Jamila!

Quick aside--it was when I was really young and my dad was getting up from bench pressing in the backyard and he did the "pec dance" that I was hooked on weight training. I thought my dad was He-Man. K-mart cement-filled 5# DBs came soon after that, training in my bedroom.

Jamila, if you keep setting a good fitness example, a kiddie bench press will not be necessary. :)

Derek Simonds
02-05-2008, 02:16 PM
Amen to everything you said Jamila.

June 1st is right around the corner. It is going to be a wonderful time for you. Lots of learning, lots of loving probably some crying but the most supremely wonderful experience you can ever expect.

Keep us posted.

Joe Hart
02-05-2008, 02:21 PM
[ My skin and hair look great and for the first time in my life I've got cleavage! woo-hoo! I think I understand what you guys have been all gaga about all these... since we evolved. Pregnant is definitely the new sexy!

See...we are not the pigs that media/society makes us out to be...;) Funny thing is that Darcy liked the pregnant boobs too and commented about it with out my involvment.

I talked to boys while they were in the womb. Just wait till they push on your belly with a foot and you can see it.

Jamila Bey
05-26-2008, 01:40 AM
[QUOTE=Joe Hart;25758} I talked to boys while they were in the womb. Just wait till they push on your belly with a foot and you can see it.[/QUOTE]

Mister Kicky Pants still isn't here- but our favorite game for now is "push foot."
He picks a spot and pushes, I push back, and he pushes my hand and moves his foot somewhere else. Hilarity ensues.

He is SO ACTIVE!!! I haven't once done a kick count because everytime I even think to do one, he moves too or at least gives me a surprise poke. I'm gonna be in for it as soon as he can roll and crawl! Each morning about 5:30 for the past month, he does what feels like a butterfly stroke for at least half an hour. I have to have Daddy talk to him so he calms down and relaxes... Doesn't stop swimming, but he's gentler on me.

Not that I'm trying to compete with the woman who has 18 kids, but I have so completely enjoyed this process, and I am sure I'll wind up doing it at least another few times! Then again, I've not yet done the labor part, so we'll see.

I am so stupidly happy!

sarena kopciel
05-26-2008, 04:49 AM
Jamila, you are just blessed:) Enjoy every moment of it as it is all preparation for those long nights waiting up for the teenagers!

Garrett Smith
05-26-2008, 10:48 AM
Cori's awake with kicking every day at 3am, she says it's like clockwork. She calls it "Karate class".

Saw "The Business of Being Born" this weekend. Definitely good to watch. Make sure you have someone with you who understands natural births and hospitals go with you to advise and advocate. A midwife or doula (with the potential to advocate aggressively) would be a good idea. We had to rent it at our local quirky video store, I know NetFlix has it as well, Blockbuster doesn't.

Jamila Bey
05-26-2008, 07:18 PM
BoBB is on Netflix on Demand so anyone can see it instantly if they've got the player.

Another great resource is Pushed: The Painful Truth About Childbirth and Modern Maternity Care: Jennifer Block (who if I can recall has a few minutes in BoBB.) There's a Pushed blog as well that's really great too.

Anyhow I adore Hubby, but we deserve a mediation award for the agreement we reached. No doula, no bodyguard (with concealed weapon or not), just us and my list of wishes. I'm guardedly optimistic that I've got a doc who "gets it" and a husband who will help me get my points across...

We'll see what happens after the boy arrives, but I really wish I had the interest before I got pregnant to find out about what are my rights as a woman in labor.