Archive for February, 2009


I’m going to write about something other than my health or family tonight. I just read a comment  in TV Guide – it was on one of those Cheers or Jeers pages. Somebody wrote in, giving LOST a jeer (which is a put down for those of you who don’t read TV Guide) for being challenging. This person basically said he wanted to be entertained and not have to THINK about a TV show.


What has the world come to? What is wrong with a show that challenges you?

In my oh-so-humble opinion, if you’re complaining that shows like Lost, Alias, Heroes, or Fringe are challenging – maybe the real problem is that you’re too shallow to handle a show like that. Stop watching and complaining and go watch a reality show that doesn’t have any depth at all.

I -along with many other people- *WANT* to be challenged. I want to put my mind to use. There’s nothing better than watching LOST and wondering WTH just happened. I love having the “what ifs…” keep me awake at night.

I hope the writers don’t get discouraged by people like that and I hope the networks don’t listen either. Keep the challenges coming! Those of us with thinking, imaginative minds want to watch!!!

Thanks for listening to me rant – now back to our regularly scheduled blogging…


Stupid, Shiny Follow Up Appointment

I saw the Hematologist again last week. I’m honestly not sure why I kept this appointment. Must be the alone time I get when I go. As nice as this doctor is, she seems to want to only bring me down. Although, there was nothing new to report, she reiterated how important it was that I keep coming to see her, get blood work done every few months, and see a high risk OB when I get pregnant.

WHY? You ask. I asked that too. And there really isn’t a reason. She claims that MTHFR can raise my risk of getting blood clots. But, I haven’t had one yet. Or any signs of one. And all my clotting tests were fine. So, no, I will not be running to a high risk OB when I get my positive pregnancy test. I will be calling my midwife, and probably my regular OB for an early ultrasound.

This particular doctor does know that I want a homebirth, whether she remembers or not, I’m not sure. I believe most doctors are biased. They just don’t get people like me, people who want to have their babies at home. They want to force hospitals, medicine, and interventions on us and I am really sick and tired of it. It’s one thing to NEED to go to a high risk doctor and hospital, but just to make my hematologist – who probably doesn’t remember my name the next day – sleep better at night, I don’t think so.

So, that’s my stupid, shiny report from my stupid, shiny follow up with my stupid, shiny doctor. Wonder if she drives a stupid, shiny Volvo?

My Baby Turned Two

I can’t believe NKJ is two already, a full fledged toddler, complete with temper tantrums! Seems like only yesterday I was holidng her 5lb body. She was SO tiny.

Look how tiny she was!

Look how tiny she was!

Now, two short years later, she runs, climbs, talks, hides when it’s diaper changing time and sleeps in a big girl bed!

Look how big she is now!

Look how big she is now!