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PutYourFlareOn PRO 12:43am, 18 December 2006
This is the 2007 daily photo diary of PutYourFlareon.

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January: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 13, 14, 15, 16, 18, 20, 21, 23, 27, 28, 30, 31

February: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13,
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_____jstray 11 years ago
oh wow... it's getting closer and closer.

how very exciting. is it kicking hard?

:-D

.: Jelenie : 2007 Daily Chronicle :.
PutYourFlareOn PRO 11 years ago
He's kicking my ribs as I type this. Probably telling me to lay down so he can get more comfortable. :)
Heidulius 11 years ago
Whenever I see your beautiful, round belly in your photos I remember how it is to feel your baby move around in there. I sometimes miss that feeling terribly, even if I also remember that being pregnant was no walk in the park (oh how slowly the last 2-3 weeks went by....waiting waiting to tie my own shoelaces again...). Weird huh??

Thank you for reminding me of that special feeling. And when he does look up at you, you'll be the most magical, beautiful huge giant EVER! :D

Heiða D.
satrina* 11 years ago
Such a warm and lovely post, I'll bet he'll be happy to see you're there for him
accidental_charm 11 years ago
awesome perspective shot!  :D
sunshinecity 11 years ago
as suggests, such a great perspective indeed!

I am looking forward to seeing your year!!

~ sunshinecity - a picture, a story
durhamyankee 11 years ago
Just wait till the cute lil' newborn pictures flood your photostream.

(and this is a fabulous photograph because of your caption and planning)

DWM's return to the everyday
Italian Papillon 11 years ago
it must be such a great feeling to feel your baby growing inside.....and getting ready for his birth! good luck!!!!! :-)
Samrag 11 years ago
You're just a star... hope you know that ;-)

Sam (2007 in Iceland)
AliThinks 11 years ago
Photos like this make me wish I had had a digital camera during my pregnancy. As it is, I have about two snapshots of me with child. *sigh*

BUT, that is neither here nor there. Great angle, Aimee!
PutYourFlareOn PRO Posted 11 years ago. Edited by PutYourFlareOn (member) 11 years ago
Tuesday. January 9th. 2007

January 9, 2007 - Shooting Blind III

This is part of a series I shot tonight of myself. Shooting blind. I've never done this before.
My eyes in this one don't seem like my own. How about a close up on my pregnancy induced freckles? And I just liked this one.



The real story behind the though process of these photos:

I made a new aquaintance yesterday and she's already made an impact on my life. She's my neighbor. Well, she lives in the building next to mine in the same apartment complex. I was crossing the street yesterday to catch the bus to work and I noticed a woman about to walk out in the middle of the street. Then I noticed that she was blind and probably didn't see the car that was speeding towards her. I was on the other side of the street and I ran to curb and yelled "Madam, il y a une voiture!!" She stopped. I crossed the street and offered her my assistance which she gladly took. I found out that she was headed to the same bus stop as I was and we were actually heading in the same direction. I also found out that she has a 4 year old daughter that she was going to pick up from school right on the same street where I work. I offered to her that we go together everyday since we leave at the same time. She gladly said yes. I was happy to have the company. Upon boarding the bus I couldn't stop thinking about how she sees the world through her other senses. Tears came to my eyes as I looked at her admiringly. She turned towards me right at that moment and asked me I was ok? She touched my hand which was resting near by and said that she was glad to have met me. And that she sensed that I'd be a good mother. I hadn't told her I was pregnant.

It looks like we are going to be able to help one another. I can help her by lending her the use of my eyes and she's already helped me by just making me see more clearly.

After living in Paris for nearly 4 years, I've just made friends with my first neighbor.
AllanThinks 11 years ago
I've heard it takes a while for them to warm up to pretty much anyone.

;)
sarahwoo 11 years ago
Such a cool story...and a special person to add to your life. I love the way you have used this experience with your photos.

xoxo

You know who

It is funny...but I don't think it looks like you in this shot...it is a beautiful shot but it shows a different side to you.
AliThinks 11 years ago
Beautiful story.

Alison
PutYourFlareOn PRO Posted 11 years ago. Edited by PutYourFlareOn (member) 11 years ago
Hi, you know who... :) My sister just mentioned that the latest photos don't look like me either, I think when I'm shooting myself I know my angles, shooting blind has shown me some different "faces" I didn't know I had. Interesting. There are some funny ones too that I didn't post like of just my eye ball or a shot down my cleavage. Maybe I'll post those too. Ha!
francophony 11 years ago
I agree with Sarah. You seem a bit vacant (in a good way, like free from lives restraints or what not).
Heidulius 11 years ago
This portrait is just stunning! And the ones you linked to are beautiful. And such a great story. Thank you ;)

Heiða D.
James KEZMAN Photo PRO 11 years ago
Beautiful photo!

Parisiens get a bad rap -- I have found them to be warm, lovely people when you get one on one with them.
leroyer 11 years ago
Beautiful picture.
Beautiful story.
Wow.

I just got worried first, when I read that you shot yourself.
And then realized we're in a photo world here.
:)

[philippe leroyer - the milky bald guru on a day by day basis : too much pleasure for all !]
luckywhitegirl 11 years ago
LOL @

Wow Aimee, yeah, what a wonderful story and beautiful pictures!

also I didn't know there were such things as pregnancy induced freckles!!
humorous cats [deleted] 11 years ago
great photo and the story that went with it.
Loca.... 11 years ago
Wow, what a great story. Good for you to have met such a nice lady. Hope you do help each other.
:))

Loca
Jissy 11 years ago
wow! I have goose bumps reading this- and almost made me cry at my desk too ;-) You are so incredibly kind and m sure u'll make a gr8 mum! ps- loved the angle from yr Jan 8 pic....

Everyday with Jissy
Samrag 11 years ago
SamRag came by to you!

Aarrrggh... this is the second post from you that makes me cry. You really have a great storytelling / writing skills. I always FEEL so much when I read your stuff.

Great story, great photos... You rock girl!!!

Sam (2007 in Iceland)
sunshinecity 11 years ago
it's amazing how much someone can "give" to our lives. It's good that you've found a new friend.
Your new pcitures are beautiful!


~ sunshinecity - a picture, a story
PutYourFlareOn PRO 11 years ago
Well, this is my new resolution, to meet new people and to make the bonds I have with my friends today stronger. Thank you everyone for your sweet comments. This community of diarists is amazing! I want to thank you for all the different perspectives you've brought into my life. :)
Glow* 11 years ago
This was really touching :)
It interests me a lot, this loss of sense.
Personnaly I don't really have the "smell" one, which isn't that problematic.But it makes me think a lot of people whith less than 5 senses, and mostly blind people cause I live nearby a kind of association where they meet up so For 6 years now, I've been living here and feeling very curious (in the good way), but I just don't want to bother them by my questions...and my projects...I wait for an occasion like yours to become closer and learn a lot.
When I was little (ok, i mean younger, I'm still small), I used to have that weird game : "lets pretend I'm blind" , I guess I just tried to feel what they could feel, and it was may way of living with the fear of getting blind one day...yeah, weird!
Sorry, my post is much too long!
PutYourFlareOn PRO 11 years ago
Maia, I completely understand what you are saying and I feel the same way. I've always been curious about how differently you sense the world when you no longer have your eyes. I guess taking these photos without looking was my way of trying it out. I hope I have a chance to ask this woman my questions, I have so many... It's really a blessing I've met this person.

Thanks for your comment! I appreciate it! :)
CollardGreens PRO 11 years ago
Very nice story indeed - do keep your flare on !

I once helped a sightless neighbor near M École Militaire...he trusted me and shouldn't have...i ran him right into one of those waist high poles ! I felt like crawling into a hole ! He said it happens all the time but that the impact was softer this time...needless to say we have had more than one good laugh together after that.

Yours is a better story...
PutYourFlareOn PRO Posted 11 years ago. Edited by PutYourFlareOn (member) 11 years ago
Wednesday. January 10th. 2007

January 10, 2007 - Is this too pink for a guy?

I'm half way through the first sock and have tried it on to find that the heel doesn't fit me. Too big. I toss the sock at my husband and ask if he likes the feel of that. He nods and throws the sock back. Good. I'll make them for him. But before I say that to him he looks at me and says, "Je ne porte pas la rose" . This coming from a man who to my knowledge has two pink dress shirts and two pink ties. And he wears them on a regular basis. We go back and forth about this for a while and then I asked him what colors he's willing to wear on his feet. "How about blue and brown?", I suggest. "Green and grey", he says. "Blue and brown?" I say again. I have these colors in my stash. "Green and grey".

Apparently, he won't wear brown or blue on his feet either.

He's too picky. There will be no socks for him for a while...
sunshinecity 11 years ago
ahhaha... men can be funny at times! ; )

as for your sock, keep it an make a sock puppet for your baby!

~ sunshinecity, a picture, a story
Heidulius 11 years ago
If it's wool it might shrink a bit when washed or lightly felted :/ Sock puppet idea is great though - put on some nice buttons (or cut out fabric if your'e worried about choking hazard) for eyes and something interesting for a bit of hair....

But I agree - picky husbands can wait for their socks :D Good shot of your feet!

Heiða D.
francophony 11 years ago
I'll save the men-in-pink-shirts cringing for myself.

One day my husband put on a salmon shirt he had around. And then put on a greenish-grey sweater. And went to work before I noticed. And then he came home at 7pm and the first thing I noticed was the lovely combination and I was ashamed to have not been awake enough when he had left the house and 6am and some change to have noticed and saved him from this fate.

I still bring this up to David any time I feel the need to make a point to him as how he really should uh, pay just a bit more attention. Because I'm no fashion maven, but seriously, that was just a big, fat NO!
PutYourFlareOn PRO Posted 11 years ago. Edited by PutYourFlareOn (member) 11 years ago
I think I could shrink these a little. I'm making house socks, so felting them would be nice.

Kim- yes, that color combo is wrong. Julien some how can pull off the pink shirt thing. Not salmon. Pink. Some guys can do it. Some can't. Can I tease David about the salmon and green combo? :-D
AllanThinks Posted 11 years ago. Edited by AllanThinks (member) 11 years ago
I'll wear those socks!

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Allan's 2007 Daily Photo Diary
sarahwoo 11 years ago
I love the colors...what yarn is that?

me
satrina* 11 years ago
Love the very moving way you tell stories. I think your neightbour is also happy with her new friend

Satrina: av meg
accidental_charm 11 years ago
is that the nono kitty yarns?

and i say keep the sock for yourself. just frog back to the heel. it'll all be worth it!
PutYourFlareOn PRO Posted 11 years ago. Edited by PutYourFlareOn (member) 11 years ago
Yes, it's NoNo kitty yarn. I'm going to keep going on. If I frog, it will doom me to never finishing a pair of socks. And if they're really way too big, I might give them someone who will wear pink on their feet! :)
rynokins Posted 11 years ago. Edited by rynokins (member) 11 years ago
they look adorable! just enough not-pink to work on a man. a metrosexual man that is.

nice shot too! :)

my diary
sunshinecity 11 years ago
... lol, the matrosexual male!!!
We have plenty of those over here! You'd be amazed at how some guys look... I swear msot of them spend more time in the bathroom infront of a mirror than most women do!!

... ok, you can't mention "NoNo Kitty yarn" and "frogging" something and think to get away with it!!!
You've got me all curious now!
I'm sure it's some knitting technique, and secret code, but do share!
; )

~ sunshinecity, a picture, a story
durhamyankee 11 years ago
I totally understand about neighbors. I live in the same place in Ohio for two years and never got to know anybody who lived in my building. It's much the same way around here in Santa Barbara, too. The busy apartment complex is just too concerned in its own little goings on to really get to know who is living right beside you.... It's very sad coming from a guy who knew everybody on his neighborhood street growing up.

DWM's return to the everyday
PutYourFlareOn PRO Posted 11 years ago. Edited by PutYourFlareOn (member) 11 years ago
SunShineCity- NoNo Kitting is the brand of yarn I'm using. Which I just found out today doing a google search on them that they are closing shop! Bummer because this skein has some wicked color mixtures. Frogging = pulling everyting out and starting again. I try to avoid that at all costs. It pretty much discourages me from starting again. I'm too impatient. There, now you know all....

Dave- I grew up on a street where we knew everyone, too. Left the doors unlocked and I baby sat for every family with in a block of our house. Knowing your neighbors was just something you did. I've never become attached to my apt and where we live because we don't know anyone here. Maybe that will change now?
Samrag 11 years ago
SamRag came by to you!

...ok... fashion talk, knitting, talking-trash-about-your-hubbies,...
You Girls... stop it LOL

...

..not coming back here for a while fhew... ;)

Sam (2007 in Iceland)
Jonathan Riverwalker 11 years ago
love the sock - id wear it - at least i think i would - yeah i woould for sure - okay sure i would - yup
PutYourFlareOn PRO Posted 11 years ago. Edited by PutYourFlareOn (member) 11 years ago
Thursday. January 11th. 2007

January 11, 2007 - Sarah, the knitter.

Spent some time with a good friend tonight. Coffee, talked yarn and knit.

Meet Sarah. Knitter. Mother. Artist. Can wear orange and it looks fabulous on her. Chocolate lover. Nature. Student. Kind hearted. Friend.

I met Sarah at time in my life when I thought I wanted to leave Paris. I was lonely and had very little friends. And then came this circle of friends into my life and in that circle was Sarah. When I'm around her I feel calm and at ease. I feel like I can tell her anything and she won't judge me and she is always opening my mind to new ideas. We laugh at the same jokes (some dirty) and have the same sort of dark humor you only share with good friends. Is it possible to know someone for such little time and feel like you've shared a life time of experiences with them?
oddityinabox PRO 11 years ago
Hiya Sarah!
I really like this portrait, I think because of the bright BRIGHT scarf on a dark top/background. (",)

_ravi | *life through pictures
ebilflindas 11 years ago
Now that sounds like friendship! Is that sarahwoo?
Orange does look fantastic on her.
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ebilflindas: Everyday Dad
alert chicken [deleted] 11 years ago
answer: yes, of course!

augmented illusions
satrina* 11 years ago
Great friend you have, and sometimes it happens, you meet someone and feel like you know him/her forever. Lovely portrait!

Satrina: av meg
'stee 11 years ago
i think it's a real privilege to meet people later in your life that you feel instant history with. it's nice to know that we have ongoing possibilities to meet new kindred spirits.
AliThinks 11 years ago
That's a great portrait. Thanks for sharing it, and a little bit of your friendship, with us.

Alison
AllanThinks 11 years ago
Is it possible to know someone for such little time and feel like you've shared a life time of experiences with them?

Yes. Yes, it is possible.

I know this to be true.
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Allan's 2007 Daily Photo Diary
Heidulius 11 years ago
That's a very good portrait :) Relaxed and natural. The story is so nice too.

Heiða D.
luckywhitegirl 11 years ago
oh this was so sweet it brought tears to my eyes. I left a comment on the original photo page... and also it made me want to knit. Today is my second day with no knitting. my arm feels much better but I have a backlog of projects in my head now!
sotonrich 11 years ago
I'm a great believer that you meet great people for a reason and that it's often at a time when you need them first. This just reinforces that and I'm so happy you found each other.

Breathed Upon
Android9 PRO 11 years ago
That's a great candid shot. This made me miss my best friend. Great shot.

Android.
sunshinecity 11 years ago
... thats such a true thing you said... I totally agree...

~ sunshinecity,
a picture, a story
ParaScubaSailor 11 years ago
karinga 11 years ago
Your stories made me be even more aware of my situation: living abroad for over half a year, no friends and family, people nice and friendly but so unreachable.. Havent met even one person I would feel good having around. Sad. I guess I have to give it more time. It's just half a year after all..

(Inga in Finland All Year Round)
PutYourFlareOn PRO 11 years ago
Thank you everyone! Sarah is such a great person! I'm lucky to know her.

Karinga- give it time, it will happen when it's supposed to. :) It will happen when you're least expecting it. :)
sunshinecity 11 years ago
... I forgot to compliment the photo!! I love it because it's very spontaneous!

~ sunshinecity,
a picture, a story
Samrag 11 years ago
You need to go out there and find the people, and it is hard. I know it, have been there, and after a while you begin to resent the country and the people in it for your loneliness. Go out there and find friends before that happens, because ones it happens it is a difficult thing to turn around....
...or just move to Iceland ;)

So cool... both your photos (yours and Sarah's). Really wish you two where here in the living room with Heida and I, drinking tea or coffee, chatting, you two knitting, Heida showing you her babyslings products, aaahhh... maybe later

Sam (2007 in Iceland)
karinga 11 years ago
@Sam and PutYourFlareOn: Thank you both for support!
Sam, good to know I have a plan B! :)
PutYourFlareOn PRO Posted 11 years ago. Edited by PutYourFlareOn (member) 11 years ago
Saturday. January 13th. 2007

"Root beer? But it's not beer?"

It's been an emotional rollercoaster of a day. I made myself get up today after only falling asleep at 5 am to make the most of the day. I really should be getting out everyday and walking to keep my fitness level up. And last weekend (and the weekend before that) we didn't leave the apt. So, rolling out of bed, having a nice breakfast, showering and out the door, My husband and I have a fight in the street. I start to cry and rush home. My emotions are all over the place right now. The hormones. I didn't know what came over me. I just had to get home. Fast. It turns out that Julien and I just had a huge misunderstanding and after an hour of talking about it (and more crying on my part) we were ready to go back out again.

I am posting this photo because it reminds me of something funny. The photo takes me back to when we were in the US and my husband tastes rootbeer for the first time. His initial reaction to it is, "But it's not beer???" It makes me laugh everytime. There are so many happy things in our life right now that I just should forget the things we can't control and laugh instead. Remember not to get frustrated but to breath and smile. So, I think of things like the rootbeer story and it makes whatever is the matter just fade away. We have so many of these types of stories, I hope that they come up again and I'll remember to write them down.
AliThinks 11 years ago
Glad that you got it worked out.

Now tell me, where did you get root beer in Paris?

Alison
PutYourFlareOn PRO Posted 11 years ago. Edited by PutYourFlareOn (member) 11 years ago
Wouldn't you like to know.... *evil grin*

Nah, I'm nice. I'll tell you. Breakfast in America. They have Dr. Pepper and lots of other yummy things.
Samrag Posted 11 years ago. Edited by Samrag (member) 11 years ago
Dr. Pepper is not a yummy thing...

...you guys fight as well... damn... I thought we were the only ones.
;)
oddityinabox PRO 11 years ago
Dr. Pepper is horrible! I don't know how they can say that it tastes like mixed fruits... it tastes like fizzy cough syrup!

_ravi | *life through pictures
PutYourFlareOn PRO 11 years ago
My husband thinks it tastes like toothpaste. This is probably why it doesn't work in Europe. I have yet to meet a european that likes it. :)
durhamyankee 11 years ago
I Love rootbeer. Maybe EVEN more than I love beer.

DWM's return to the everyday
Heidulius 11 years ago
Tattletale!!
Seriously - we ARE the PERFECT couple and we NEVER fight. Noooo we don't.... nope.... :D

Good you worked it out. Emotional rollercoasters can be so nasty. I'm not going to say anything about hormones.... *whistle*

Ewww...rootbeer!! I have an american friend who was also my flatmate for a year and I still don't understand the concept of rootbeer. but we agreed that it is one of those "cultural flavors". He also said he's yet to meet a european who likes rootbeer :D That story is so cute with your husband and the rootbeer.

Heiða D.
'stee Posted 11 years ago. Edited by 'stee (member) 11 years ago
this image takes me back to my childhood! (the rootbeer, not the beer-beer!)
a&w will always be associated with happy times. my parents were very strict and junk food like fastfood and soft drinks were only for special treats and celebrations :)
thanks for posting it, aimee!
luckywhitegirl 11 years ago
aw, sorry to hear about your crappy day, aimee. I'm glad the root beer helped though! (least the memory of it anyway)
sunshinecity 11 years ago
I agree, it's totally yuk... sorry aimee!

Here's you're first European.... Rootbeer is great! and no caffeine!!

Wonderful story... (being the little argument of course...)
It's good to know that you can always look back on tiny fin episodes to bring a smile on your face.
You're right... in the light of these things, silly disagreements just have no standing!

~ sunshinecity,
a picture, a story
francophony 11 years ago
Just to throw a wrench in your theory, David ADORES Dr. Pepper! He guzzles those free refills every time we go to restaurants in the US, and last time came back with a bottle of it that he saved in our fridge for a month before deciding to partake in it. heh...
PutYourFlareOn PRO 11 years ago
Oh, David is cool. I love DP. Well, if he comes to Paris with you someday, take him to Breakfast in America, they serve DP. No free re-fills, of course. :)
PutYourFlareOn PRO Posted 11 years ago. Edited by PutYourFlareOn (member) 11 years ago
Sunday. January 14th. 2007

My husband insists that I have a duvet. I'd rather call it peach fuzz, thank you very much!
Caption for photo: My husband insists that I have a duvet but I'd rather call it peach fuzz, thank you very much!!!

It's been a rather productive Sunday. I've started giving reading lessons to my neighbor's daughter today. She's 4. Her teacher gives her a book a week to read. I'm supposed to read to her and then discuss the story with her to make sure she understands. She's a pretty astute little 4 year old. I am going to enjoy our weekly reading dates. After the lesson, I came home to house buzzing with commotion. My husband had started the laundry and changed the sheets, made the bed and started cleaning out the utility closet. We've become a better oiled machine when it comes to sharing the household duties. I'm almost ashamed to say that my husband is sometimes better than I am when it comes to doing things like the dishes and cleaning the bathroom. I know he's reading this so I have to say that "T'es le best, mon amour!" :) After defrosting the fridge and cleaning up we decided to head to the Korean grocery store near Opera to pick up a few things I've been craving lately and to fill our tummies full of yummy Japanese noodles. While we were in the neighborhood, we enjoyed a nice walk to Palais Royal and metro'd it home as the sun started to set.

I wonder how drastically our lives will change when our baby arrives. Or maybe it won't... I hope to be able to still do spontaneous things. I honestly have no idea what to expect. So, I guess I won't expect anything and just take it as it comes. So far, so good...
ebilflindas 11 years ago
re: the root beer
You root beer looks a lot more amber than root beer here--it looks more like cream soda...or maybe a hefewiesen...but I know you're not drinking that!
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ebilflindas: Everyday Dad
dda1605 11 years ago
It will, it will very much change your life.
But with such a great husband, it will be only positive and happy changes.

(Didier 2007 )
accidental_charm 11 years ago
oh that pic is awesome and detailed. It's totally just peach fuzz. love it! :D
PutYourFlareOn PRO 11 years ago
ebilfindas- actually that's a beer next to the root beer. My husband prefers the real beer... :) I've been craving a beer for a month now. So, root beer is my happy compromise.
sunshinecity 11 years ago
I'm sure you're life will change some, but it'll be good change!
There's always room for spontaneous, I'm sure!

Love the fuzz!

~ sunshinecity,
a picture, a story
AliThinks Posted 11 years ago. Edited by AliThinks (member) 11 years ago
You know that beer aids lactation, don't you? ;-) And I know someone in England whose doctor "prescribed" half a pint of Guinness during her pregnancy. I think Buckler does the trick for lactation, though.

But what I really wanted to say was, great photo! And you know, your lives don't necessarily have to be less spontaneous. When baby is tiny, you just bundle him up and go! Okay, bring a couple of diapers, but if you are breastfeeding, you have less stuff to pack.

When kids get older, you need more stuff and more planning. On the other hand, if you get the baby used to moving around and being on the go, he'll be that much more adaptable to travel, even if it's just a walk in a nearby park. International travel will be a piece of cake!

Okay maybe not, but it will be easier.

I hope I made sense here. Mes neurones vont à cent à l'heure!

Alison
PutYourFlareOn PRO Posted 11 years ago. Edited by PutYourFlareOn (member) 11 years ago
Ali- I've heard that and I wouldn't say no to a half pint of Guinness actually.... I have an appt with my doctor tomorrow, we'll see what he says. :) As for travel, we hope to go home to the states every year and make our yearly voyage out to Belle Ile en Mer. Perhaps having a baby will make us more active, if anything... we can be pretty lazy sometimes.

If I can quote my husband here in response to your neurones qui vont a cent a l'heure... depuis un mois, je péte le feu, but not litterally, of course....
dda1605 11 years ago
@alithinks : It seems that in England, every occasion is a good reason for a beer, even Doctors prescribtion.

(Didier 2007 )
satrina* 11 years ago
Root beer reminds me of my childhood and that Guiness sounds really yummy right now even if I'm not pregnant

Satrina: av meg
_____jstray 11 years ago
i love root beer.

when i was in the philippines, i would always get a root beer float (with ice cream)

but here in sydney, i could only buy root beer from a chinese shop. funny that.

.: Jelenie : 2007 Daily Chronicle :.
Samrag 11 years ago
Yeh... in England and Germany: All reasons are good reasons for beer!!!

Love the photo and I look so much forward to seeing how this all will develop. Just saw today my daughter's half-sister. She is only 2 months old... tiny, cute!

Sam (2007 in Iceland)

ps. of course men are better at housework - we just usually don't show it - or we would end up doing them all the time!!! ;)
CollardGreens PRO 11 years ago
Babies - change your life ?? Oh yeah !!

sometimes good,
sometimes bad,
sometimes happy,
sometimes sad...

I have 4 boys ! youngest 24, oldest 34...change - oh yeah.. It is an "E" ticket ride for sure. Life is never dull even if I don't see them so often now. Change is good, change is bad, change is happy, change is sad...but change (adapt) is what Darwin said we do so well...concerning the children I would not change a thing even if I could! I love them for all they are...

(damned poetic for 06h30 if I do say so myself !)

CollardGreens: Latest Diary Photo
Jonathan Riverwalker 11 years ago
I drink Dr. Pepper dont ya know
it's the original taste that i love so

my son jony (16 now and driving) is the best thing that ever ever happened to me - just so yous all know ;)
PutYourFlareOn PRO 11 years ago
Monday. January 15th. 2007

January 15, 2007 - I don't recognize this hand...

it's the hand from the Addams family!

Today, I had my monthly check up and everything is going very well. I've only gailed 4 kilos since my last visit for a total of 11 kilos to date. I'm pretty happy with that. I don't have gestational diabetes. My blood pressure is normal. My hands are still swollen and sleepy most of the time. It makes knitting very hard but I deal. The doctor isn't concerned with it at all and has given me a magnesium supplement to take and said just to wait it out. I still have plenty of energy and try to make the most of the days to continue to prepare for the baby. We still have work to do at home and I try to do a little everyday. My complexion is the best it's been in years! I'll miss the hormones for that though I could do without the daily emotional roller coaster. The baby is positioned head down and the doctor thinks he'll remain like that until he makes his grand debut. His little tootsies are suggled right up under my ribs. Lovely. He shows off his fancy foot work every night before bed and now he's doing coupe de boule or head butts against my bladder which we witnessed today during the sonogram.

I've found out that I will go on congé maternité on Febuary 5th. That's 8 weeks before the esitmated due date of our babe. And I'll have another 10 weeks after that! I can hardly believe it . My friend in the US went back to work 4 weeks after he baby was born and she had to take time off with pay to have that much time. The difference in social ideals of each country astound me.
James KEZMAN Photo PRO 11 years ago
Cousin It?!?? LOL...

RE: Social values FR v USA -- when I tell my friends back in the US the child care available here -- at little or no cost -- they are astounded...can't we figure out some way to take the best of both places & make a new country?

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PutYourFlareOn PRO 11 years ago
Isn't Cousin It the hairy dude? What's the hand guy called? Digit Addams?

I know what you mean about the social values... but then I think about how they could make it work in the US and like you said, they'd have to create a whole new country to do it, I think.
oddityinabox PRO 11 years ago
NOOOOO!!!!

It's called... "Thing"

Cousin It was the mega hairy... thing! Lol!
James KEZMAN Photo PRO 11 years ago
DOH! You are both right! My mom had us hooked on Star Trek...lol...


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PutYourFlareOn PRO 11 years ago
The old Star Trek, right? Capt Kirk and Spock, that's the best one!
satrina* 11 years ago
Glad to know you and the baby are doing fine. It's great that you'll have 10 weeks after your baby's birth so you'll spend good time with him

Satrina: av meg
Android9 PRO 11 years ago
Taht is awesome. The time off really helps, especially if you get some time to really focus on yourself. I had 3 months total off for maternity leave and a week before that. My company was pretty awesome about that.

It's great that you and the baby are doing great.

:-)
AliThinks 11 years ago
So glad to hear that all is well!

Alison
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