Tuesday, June 29, 2004


Stupid, stupid blogger.

For some reason our permalinks aren't working.

I am having technical difficulties tonight I think I better quit while I'm still vaguely sane and the computer is in a functional piece.
New and Improved?

Well I think I've enabled the comments feature in Blogger. Why? Well why not? ME2 and I discussed it when we first started the blog and we never signed up for comments. Now that it's part of the Blogger system, I figured we could give it a test drive.

Of course, I have a sinking feeling that if activated, we will only be confronted with the fact that very few people actually read this blog.

I don't know if that thought is discouraging or a relief.

Monday, June 28, 2004

Chart their growth

KellyMom has a new page up about the growth charts for breastfed babies, based on data compiled by WHO. I printed the one for girls to see how my girl compares.

At our recent check-up, she is still off the chart for weight, however her weight gain is directly parallel to the chart. Dr. isn't and never has been worried--I can't say the same for the girl's loving parents. I'm curious to see how she appears on the revised charts.
Update to the JKR site

The mysterious door can finally be opened. But you'll need to remember how to enter Diagon Alley to get anywhere.

There's lots of new info (including "spoilers") in the FAQ section. JKR's answers will set a thousand Message Boards on fire with discussions. I'm a little sorry to admit that on one point at least, I'm more confused than ever.

Watch them grow

BBC News has some amazing pictures of babies in the womb along with interesting developmental facts.

Just incredible.

And it will come as no surprise to my hubby that I think they are all adorable.

Saturday, June 26, 2004

So that's how it's done!

How to Make a MommieEsq1:

How to make a MommieEsq1

5 parts success

5 parts crazyiness

1 part ego
Stir together in a glass tumbler with a salted rim. Add emotion to taste! Do not overindulge!

I think I like it!

Friday, June 25, 2004

It's not easy being green

I don't have much to comment about the idea for green roofs, except that I think it's brilliant. You can find some research regarding green roofs here.

Now where are the green roof detractors? This article finds some drawbacks.

Check out the links to the Chicago City Hall--just beautiful. Much better than tar. Imagine Cleveland with fields of green on top of its buildings. Cool. Where do we sign up?

My new name: Countess Stitches Off-Center

All bow before me. Then go here to get your new Stitcher's Name.

Thursday, June 24, 2004

A whimper not a bang

Well the new breastfeeding campaign {such as it is} has been released. I can't imagine anyone being inspired to breastfeed by such paltry, lackluster ads. The tv spots border on the ridiculous. The print ads are vaguely offensive. Instead of modeling breastfeeding, we are treated with inanimate objects or food arranged to resemble breasts. Feh.

ABC's 20/20 did a story on it, which reiterates what I've mentioned previously about the controversy. However, this sentence caught my eye: " The changes were so substantial that the ad agency that first conceived the campaign no longer wants to be associated with it." Wow.

Apparently, LLL was so thrilled to have any campaign that it has withheld any criticism that it should rightly be directing at such an weak spirited campaign.

As usual, KellyMom has a great page with links about the campaign and media coverage.

I don't think moms who formula feed their babies should feel guilty, I just wish that I could believe most women were making an informed choice. It seems to me that our culture actually encourages women to go to formula when they have the least little problem with nursing. Even a little breastmilk is better than no breast milk. This campaign does nothing to change attitudes toward breastfeeding.

I'm disgusted.

Tuesday, June 22, 2004

A wonderful day

I arrived a little late for my daughter's two year check up. She was running around the exam room in her diaper chattering away, when she suddenly ran to my leg giggling and saying, "I love you Mommy!"

It doesn't get any better than that.

Sunday, June 13, 2004

Though a bit sporadic at times...we've been blogging for over a year now!

Tuesday, June 08, 2004

A computer keyboard, a two year old boy, and a bottle of bubbles do NOT mix for a good combination.
A computer keyboard, a two year old boy, and a bottle of bubbles do NOT mix for a good combination.

Thursday, June 03, 2004

Geek Mommy rides again

It's been a rough week, so it's just light stuff tonight. I'll be profound some other time.

Nifty(and totally unexpected):

[i'm bill weasley]

...and which lesser Harry Potter character are you?

I also aced the Harry Potter quiz found here. It's only impressive (or frightening) because I still haven't found my Harry Potter books since we moved almost three years ago.