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MS Fundraising [Aug. 18th, 2005|10:38 am]
Bristol
I haven't updated in like, forever, buT I'm posting now for a good reason. My father in law has ecided to participate in the MS 150 Bike Ride to help raise awareness and funds for multiple sclerosis. He's riding in my honor.

So, take out those pocketbooks and visit his website at:

Sponser His Ride Here

His Personal Page

Thank you so much for your time!
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Meadow Lorraine Clarkson [Mar. 17th, 2005|03:20 pm]
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[mood |exhaustedexhausted]

My daughter was born on March 14 at 6:19am after 33 hours of unmedicated labor, 40 hours of total labor. She weighed 9lb 6oz and was 22 inches long.

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Here are a few pictures of the cutie pie:

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(no subject) [Mar. 10th, 2005|12:21 pm]
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GAR GAR GAR GAR!

I am still pregnant!

Everyone is wondering when this lil babe of mine is going to hatch. I have tried sex, walking, acupressure, and eggplant parmesean and we are still not in hardcore labor!

Baby please come out soon! Grandma and Grandpa would like to meet you before they go back to Anchorage, and I am sick and tired of being as big as a hippo!!!
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(no subject) [Feb. 25th, 2005|02:41 pm]
Bristol
[mood |excitedexcited]

Today, bloody show and light menstrual crampy feelings.
Baby, are you thinking about saying "hi" soon?
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(no subject) [Feb. 11th, 2005|11:51 am]
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Woo! Long time no postie!

I think the baby dropped last night! It feels as if her feet are not quite as high up in my ribs now. Other than that, not much other difference, and my belly looks mostly the same. However, I did notice a couple stretch marks last night!!

We met with our doula yesterday afternoon. She will be so wonderful, I think! She is graduating from midwifery school on Saturday, so our doula will actually be a midwife. The extra experience can't hurt, I think. Plus, we feel awesome with her.

She asked Dustin if he wanted to catch the baby...we hadn't even thought of that as an option! I think it would be kind of cool...as long as he'd be prepared to see me all stretched out and bloody! LOL - ew ;)

37 weeks today - baby, when you coming?
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(no subject) [Jan. 17th, 2005|01:46 pm]
Bristol
[mood |mellowmellow]

I am bored bored bored bored bored bored bored bored bored.

I hate to say it, but I have short-timers, and in a bad way, here at work. We've been accepting resumes for my position (which is kind of wierd) and I'm looking at the prospect of part time employment beginning in February. This is good, because my belly is getting big and making my back hurt and me very sleepy. It's sort of funny in a way though, because I was always sleepy because of my MS. Now I'm sleepy because of the pregnancy. I think my fate and fatigue are securely linked, arm in arm. Lucky me. ;)

Yes, I am lucky. I get to stay at home and nurture my baby, my dog, my cats, my lizard, my goldfish, and my husband (and myself) full time. I will have the option of going back to work when I want to, and find something juicy that excites me in the workforce. (hopefully!) I think that my MS and fatigue will be easy to manage when I can devote my time and energy to tasks that actually are important to me.

I have a lot to love right now, and it's just getting better.
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Belly Pic! [Jan. 5th, 2005|07:56 pm]
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Here is the first belly pic I have posted! It was taken on New Years Day 2005, at Birch Bay, WA. It was cold out - you can see how red my nose is! I am 30w3days or so in the pic.

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(no subject) [Dec. 27th, 2004|11:27 am]
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[mood |happyhappy]

I just love our baby!!! She keeps kick-kick-kicking away...so happy in her little home. :) She's so fabulous! I can't wait to see her and hold her and tickle her and wipe her poopy bottom!!!! :) Lately, I've been able to feel definite feet when she kicks. It's as if all of a sudden, she got bones! And I can feel them! And they are SO DAMN CUTE!!!

Work for me is going okay...I have a lot to do but I am really feeling the short-timer's syndrome. I spoke with my boss today confirming that I won't be able to commit to coming back to work after maternity leave. Now I'm facing the real future of being a stay at home mom. And the more the little one kicks, the more I'm looking forward to it!

I just downloaded mozilla firefox browser. Hotmail wasn't working in IE. Isn't it ironic?
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I am so angry I could just throw up. [Dec. 3rd, 2004|03:20 pm]
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It would be one thing if the Company was losing money, or barely meeting it's goals. The poison is from the fact that we have never been more profitable.
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(no subject) [Nov. 18th, 2004|01:19 pm]
Bristol
[mood |thoughtfulthoughtful]

I love sunny and windy fall days such as this one. I think it really helps to illustrate the harmony this earth has (without us humans mucking it all up). Just when the autumn leaves have all turned yellow, orange, or red and are still clinging to the tree, the great fall windstorms blow in and help the trees shake their adornments of the last year.

That said, I hate sitting in this office and staring out over the immobile concrete and steel that is my view in SODO. A person couldn't even tell it was windy outside, save for the trash blowing about madly on the street, or perhaps a gull that is trying desperately to fly against the gust.

Tonight I am going to take my puppy for a nice autumn walk, before we give him his first bath ever. He's in for quite the treat. ;)
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