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Sunday, December 06, 2009


I've become a weekend blogger and my stories are predominately about my daughter. I'm not good at writing about the stress of work and how this is the worst time of year because we are preparing new lines for January toy fairs and there is constant pressure to get everything done on time. It's so refreshing to come home to a demanding little girl who in some ways may mirror the demands of work such as needing constant interaction (boss demanding constant meetings), feeding bottles and meeting bedtime schedule "on time". Boss constantly reminding us to get things done "on time" - like it's even possible to forget and I fail to understand the need for a constant reminder - seriously I've been doing this for 10 years is it really freaking necessary to remind me of the Hong Kong Toy Fair in January every single day??? If I'm asked one more time "are you going to have everything done on time" followed by head shake of "I don't see how you're going to pull this off" followed by head tilt and mouth pulled in firm line then I'm seriously going to force morning sickness all over the conference table and go home for the week claiming swine flu! I'm sorry I digress. I really hadn't planned to write about work. That won't happen again as I need to remain calm.

This past week I finally took the test, I'm 7 weeks pregnant and really feeling it. I was actually quite nervous about this weekend and how I'd do with less energy, needing naps and so forth but it worked out just fine. On Saturday I found that if I nap with her she sleeps longer, so we slept for 2.5 hours. Today I only caught a 1/2 hour nap but it was enough.

With a focus on naps and eating I wasn't' sure if we'd get to do anything outrageously cool and awesome. The weather was cloudy so I suggested a photo shoot on the beach.

Thanks Yorkphoto.com for helping me make this cool collage which I also used as 20x30 posters for family Christmas presents.

Then today we went to the park.

I also managed to make the best Stew of my entire life along with a seriously impressive Chicken Parmigiana and Chocolate Pie. In my last pregnancy I lost appetite for the first trimester but that doesn't seem to have hit yet. Feeling queasy and fragile but otherwise okay. Hope ya'll have a wonderful week.


Grit said...

look after yourself and make sure you are a priority ahead of a hong kong toy fair! growing fingers and toes takes it out of a girl! x

R. Molder said...

Thanks Grit, this week has been surprisingly better then I anticipated.

crazywildberry said...

Almost forgot to check up on you here. Aww, it was a long 4 weeks! :D
Congrats on your pregnancy! Your mom is probably overjoyed! CM is going to have so much fun. So are you and that hubby of yours. Glad your appetite is still well. Made my mouth water just reading about your delicious food! :)

Anonymous said...

Congrats on your big news!

Good luck with surviving the first trimester. You'll do great.

R. Molder said...

Thanks K, looking forward to your photos of the new one soon!