1. Lumpy passed his NST (Non-Stress Test - where they test how many contractions I have in 20 minutes (ie none), and whether his heart rate goes up 15 beats per second over his baseline heartrate for 15 seconds when he has a big round of movements) and BPP (Biophysical Profile - an ultrasound exam where they look at my amniotic fluid levels, whether he is breathing it well, and if he is moving all of his pieces parts appropriately) with flying colors, but I'm going in for a set of them once a week from now on, which is a drag, even if I DO get to see his cute little face more often. :) The Drs took a look at my sugars, and said that I'm doing just fine, and do NOT need to add morning insulin, which is nice. We'll see if it is the RIGHT call in a few weeks when they measure him again!
2. I had a DUH moment about the sleeves right before this heatwave hit (like with an internal furnace growing, I really want it to be 90+ degrees out too... sigh) - I can just cut the sleeves shorter, not from the wrist, but from the shoulder. I made the sleeves as if they started from the point of my shoulder, so with the drop shoulder effect of the wide front and back, they go too long, and the elbow bend falls at the wrong place anyway. This will get the wrist and elbow back where they belong, get the armpit gusset down to a much more reasonable 6", require no odd tucks, and also require me to remove a whopping *1* unfinished seam, and two darts. Me likey, and will start when my brain stops melting. (although, I must say that the darts were working pretty darned well as an alternative)
3. Toddlers in nothing but shorts and ponytails are really cute. How they have the energy to run around in this heat and humidity, I do NOT understand, but since they've been playing catch and flop (ie jump on the futon, and land on their butts) together for the last hour, I'm really enjoying that they are twins today.
4. Mental note: Do NOT have babies due at the end of July. Everyone goes on vacation, including all of the doulas. The one that two of the folks I called contacted to see if she could help us isn't sure if she can get backup, so if she can't make it, she still gets her deposit, and we get no labor help. Grr...
5. For anyone looking to get a nice present for any parent (not just moms) with a brain, with kids up to about age 12, get them a subscription to Wondertime - $10 for ten issues of well-written, thought provoking, *intelligent* pieces, with no particular agenda other than 'kids and parenting are pretty neat, if you let yourself get past all the hype and marketing'. Staggeringly, this magazine is put out by Disney, and I would have thought that would be sort of like an oil sheik buying everyone hybrids, but it is BY FAR the best magazine about children, parenting and families that I have ever come across, Hands Down.