Happy Birthday to Me!

Happy Birthday to me!
Happy Birthday to me!
Happy Birthday dear Karena,
Happy Birthday to me!

I am now one-third of a century old. Enough said.

Well, the big news of the moment, for the few still in the dark, is that we are going to have another baby. Microbe #2 is due around the middle of January — what a way to ring in the new year! After the initial shock wore off, we encountered a few problems looking for good maternity care. By “good” I mean someone that would let things progress normally and naturally and not treat me like A) an emergency or B) a slab of meat. Luckily, today we met Dr. Watkins, a British doctor that works out of the hospital in Soignies. She is open to all our requests (ok, demands) and I think she will be a pleasure to work with.

Other big news of the moment… Liam is outta here!! If you check out the movie page, you’ll see that our young man has finally found his feet. He’s not quite willing to strike out on his own in search of trouble, but I’m sure that’s just days away. He’s also expanded his temper tantrum skills — once just for home viewing, he’s now perfected his art and feels confident enough to take it on the road! The first one happened three days ago at the store, when I attempted to take his new Spiderman cup from him so the cashier could scan it. Ummm, isn’t it a little early for the terrible twos?? Also, the *little* man is not so little anymore. He seems to be going through a growth spurt. The arms and legs of all his 12 months clothing are half way up his limbs, so he’s moving on to 18 month clothing, despite the fact that they keep falling off his bum.

More soon, I promise. The end of my fifteen year college program is in sight and I should have a few months of relative peace to work on the website before our new addition arrives!