Friday, August 29, 2008
Here's their hit. Remember, this IS his singing voice. That's not irony. They're just talking to the kids...
Wednesday, August 27, 2008
... stole a glimpse at the Cubs-Pirates score. Cubs won! But uh oh, Zambrano got hammered again. Like a good Cubs fan, I'm starting to panic. See? There's little difference between Cubs fans and Democrats. Neither of us are used to winning. And one bad poll/bad outing by your star pitcher, and we start assuming the worst.
Tuesday, August 26, 2008
The beautiful blue sky turns into dashing gloom
When the sun turns into the moon
The beautiful sun turns into the dashing moon
When the blue sky turns into gloom
At the risk of being significantly less poetic than my five year old: I shit you not. Laney made all that up!
Monday, August 25, 2008
Other than that it was a lot of fun... but I really wish I could go to the one in Denver. I bet that'll be a blast!
Thursday, August 21, 2008
The Bon Family motto comes from Douglas Adams: Don't Panic. Donbon had a great idea for the Obama campaign: they should start selling Obama "Don't Panic" Towels. I would totally buy one.
I found out today that I have a 16" softball attached to my uterus (for any non-Chicagoans, this is a softball that's 16" around. Glad to help). It's a common occurrence, but my 39 year record of no hospitalizations will be ending. Since this is American health care, I can safely surmise that my record will only be dented by a day (or halfday).
And I won't panic.
Wednesday, August 20, 2008
Visiting the good doctor tomorrow. I bet he tells me I have to have my first surgery ever. I sort of hope he does. Everytime I go to hospitals I think how awesome it would be to lie in bed for a day and watch TV. I wish I could do that without, you know, being sick or something.
Tuesday, August 19, 2008
It started in 2001. Hack Doctor urged us to get ourselves checked out fertility-wise. We were told all was fine and ours was a mysterious infertility. Leery of the drugs and uncertainty of IVF, we kicked off the adoption process immediately. We brought our beautiful, perfect Laney home in 2005. By 2007, our family felt settled and we were ready to revisit the fertility issue. I returned to Hack Doctor. She told me that if I wanted to get pregnant, we'd have to pursue an aggressive IVF-y route. I wonder how big this thing in me was by August, 2007…
Monday, August 18, 2008
I switched doctors since it was always such a pain to get to my old one. I'd been going to her for most of my 30s and thought she was OK. She was with me all through the fertility issues. But, I found someone more conveniently located and then promptly discovered that I have a 10 cm (that's right TEN centimeter) fibroid on my uterus which might (emphasis on "might") have been the CAUSE of all the fertility issues. I don't know what to do about any of this.
Laney's my girl, my only girl, my heart, my life and my world and the only reason I have her is because I couldn't get pregnant. The thought of her NOT being my daughter is unfathomable. She's part of me. Being Laney's mother is the greatest thing I've ever gotten to do. I mean, look at this kid:
On the other hand, I spent YEARS feeling like I had fundamentally failed as a woman. And, on the third hand, there is a foreign entity in my body that is NOT supposed to be there and that's been there for a while and no one fucking noticed. I am enraged enough to break my only blogpost rule. And confused. I'm just not sure what to make of all this stuff which I probably shouldn't be so public about anyway.
Friday, August 15, 2008
Monday, August 11, 2008
The only thing that's stopped us from adopting another baby is money. If we had the resources that Brangelina has, we'd adopt a passel of kids too. It strikes me as callous and facile to make assumptions about their commitment to their family. I don't know if they're a couple of narcissists or not. What I do know is I'd be doing the same thing they are if I could. Personally, and from my position as an adoptive parent, I say good on them.
Also, Mia Farrow has 15 kids… why is she free from the mocking?