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June 2, 2010

Hatching a SUV

A couple of weekends ago, the loml and I went to a farmer's market with some friends. We rode there in their ten-year old Honda CR-V (or maybe a RAV4 - I'm not sure), and as I was riding, I couldn't help thinking how nice it was. Really comfortable, in fact, since achieving a pregnancy size of significance, riding in that CR-V seat was one of the most comfortable things I had done in months. Yes! This includes sleeping! As a side note, sleeping is so uncomfortable that I can only do it when exhausted, after that I just wake up from the pain. but anyways...

So I turned to the loml and told him that maybe we should get one of these things... which he seemed ok with until I suggested that we replace his car with one, at which point the situation became a no-go. So ok.. whatever.. and then next weekend, I got to ride in another CR-V, and it was still awesome..

Sensing a trend, I again told the loml that I was thinking of getting a CR-V. And he was cool with it and we discussed trading in my current vehicle and maybe getting a certified pre-owned CR-V or even a RAV4, which is the direct competitor.

So I browsed around the web and looked at options and built a few cars, but today I had some time so I actually went down the street to dealership row to see these things in person. Because the crazy thing is, I'm actually a huge fan of speedy compact little cars. I'm also a tree-hugging environmentalist. That's why my current car is a Honda Civic hybrid. I get 40+ mpg, in the city! I hate SUV drivers and everything they represent... unless.. they have multiple kids.. then I understand. Cause then, you have cargo. but anyway, the reason I went down to the dealerships was to hopefully be repulsed by the hugeness of the nasty SUVs with their shitty mileage. "Who really NEEDS a SUV? Not me! Not ME!" that's what I was thinking to myself.

but sadly, I think we can all guess what happened (no - i didn't buy anything).. but I did test drive a Honda CR-V and a Toyota RAV4. and man, I really really liked it. Not only is the CR-V designed nicely, but you can also access and control your iPOD through the touch screen. How sweet is that??? And, at a similar package level, on the RAV4, you get keyless entry! I mean like 'leave your key in the purse because the proximity will allow you to unlock your car and start the engine with the touch of your hand'... these are the kind of features that I am a sucker for!

I also looked at a VW Tiguan, but it was like 5k more expensive, the seats don't fold flat, the front seats don't have power control for the base, and the only exciting thing is the panoramic sunroof. sad really... I didn't even bother to test drive that one.

So I'm at a bit of a crossroads here. Honda has nice handling and good reputation, and an IPod dock. Toyota currently has a shitty reputation but is offering a helluva financing option, and I can get keyless entry.

and of course, its all for the baby you know. So that I don't have to bend over so much to put the car seat in. yep... that's it.. nesting urges.. you know...

June 24, 2010

and we have baby

ok - so we have a baby now.

I'm not a big fan of over-sharing in some areas of my life, which I think is funny because I have an old blog exclusively devoted to tracking my bowel movements. But what I'm trying to say is that I don't think you should expect the intimate details of how incredibly cute and perfect my child is (because she is), but I'm not going to write about it. However, I have no problems writing about other stuff related to being a baby momma. So here goes:

Firstly, my birthing story. I'm not going to be sharing that. Suffice to say that the loml is (and continues to be) an amazing man without which none of this would be possible. For all you thinking-about-being-daddies out there, its really awesome when the dad can take the time to be involved in the labor and after bits.

Secondly, I can now add the following things to my list of stuff I've tried:
1. natural child birthing - this was actually ok. When you have good support, this is totally doable and the pain is manageable.
2. epidural - This didn't hurt at all. I give it a 5 star rating.
3. pitocin - Sometimes, you just have to take the stuff. I do not recommend this without number 2 (above)
4. catheter - hah. hahahahaha. not painful at all, and somewhat thought provoking when you have to carry around a bag of your own pee.

Now, I know some of you may be confused at this point. How can I have tried natural childbirth as well as experienced pain killers and a labor inducing drug? hoo-boy. The answer is that you really don't want to know; its a long and complicated story. Suffice to say that all is well that ends well.

well, that's all I feel like sharing for now.

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