Piano tuning, Pizza, and a Puzzle


A few days ago our friend Christian came over and taught Dave how to tune our piano.  Fun. And time consuming. It’s still not finished. I think Dave and Christian tuned all the “a’s” before they got bored.


I love it. The baby loves it. It appears at least once a week at our house.. Thankfully, Dave thinks I make pretty good pizza – he’s not sick of it yet. Can you see where I tore into the crust before we cut it?


Why is a car seat meant to hold such a tiny, tiny baby so, so big? This thing barely fits in our car (which is a four door Mazda).  We had to scoot the driver’s seat forward so that baby has plenty of room to ride. Can’t wait to go on some nice long car trips with the driver’s seat in its full, upright position. Thanks, Graco.

Oh, and here’s another puzzle for you: If the doctor tells you that you are 1 cm dilated and 60% effaced, should you get excited about having the baby soon? What if you are still 2.5 weeks from your due date, yet the same doctor says, “I give you a week…a week and a half at the most.” What if you had been having contractions for the previous week, but after the doctor makes her prediction, they stop? What would you do?

I know what I’m doing: Walking. Mixed in with a lot of waiting. And crafting. And eating. Pizza, anyone?

    • esther
    • September 17th, 2010

    I thought you were 6 cm dilated and 20% effaced, oh well, i heard wrong! baby is coming soon! I guess it’s good that the car seat is large, it will provide good protection for the little one!

    • Charlotte
    • September 20th, 2010

    we got the exact same car seat / stroller! it’s a good one 🙂 and a cute one!

    • Rebekah
    • September 20th, 2010

    You can stay dilated in the same position for a really long time and nothing happen or you could go into labor soon. Try to ignore it and don’t let them check you unnecessarily! It only adds to the apprehension in my opinion. Baby will get here when it gets here.

      • Suzanne Rohloff
      • September 20th, 2010

      Hear, hear, Rebekah! You do not get excited. Do not expect anything in the next two weeks. Expect baby one week after your due date. Fix your eyes on that day. Then you will not be disappointed if nothing happens, but you will be elated if something does! If you get to one week past your due date and still no baby, you focus your eyes to another week past that! PS. You can be in real, true, uncomfortable labor for hours and be dilated to 1, or, you can be completely undilated and have a baby in 3 hours. When the apple is ripe, it will fall. Now, Dearie, isn’t that a cheery thought? XO

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