…well, a lot, really.
First of all, Cheers to Rick, who finally got the promotion he’s been after at work since August 2006! Who knew a company could take so long to implement something so simple?? Well, they finally did it. they made Rick a route manager. Which means more responsibility for him, more hours at work (the only real drawback), a management position on the resume, and more money for our family! Hooray!
Next, cheers to friends and family! Our family had a great Easter weekend. It snowed all weekend, but we had a good visit with not only with both of our families, but with our friend, Juliana, who came out from Connecticut for a baby shower on Saturday, as well. Her baby, tentatively nick-named GeGi, is due in July, and we can’t wait to meet her.
Henry got his first visit from the Easter Bunny, and the lucky guy got a basket full of books and a soft little chocolate colored bunny to snuggle with. He seemed pleasantly surprized when he saw his loot!
Additionally, my bro-in-law, Dan, got a great promotion at work as well. We are all super proud of him! Way to go Dan!!
Cheers to the Utne Reader for their recent article Drugs, Knives, and Midwives:
The U.S. maternity care system is in crisis. A grassroots movement to save it is under way. published in their March/April 2007 issue. This is great news for midwives and all those who support natural birth in the United States! A magazine outside of the natural childbirth world has not only published this article by Elizabeth Larsen, detailing the state of our current maternity care system, but they included some bonus articles in the March/April 2007 issue as well: Midwifery’s Renaissance by Marsden Wagner reprinted from the book Born in the USA, A Tale of Two Births by Keith Goetzman, and The Best Birth for You: A How-To Guide by Alyssa Ford. Click hereto read the whole “Drugs, Knives, and Midwives” article on the Utne Reader’s site, or hereto get a great summary of it on Mountain Midwifery’s blog! Definitely some recommended reading. Way to go Utne Reader… keep “Thinking Ahead!!”
And still more cheers go to… HENRY! Yesterday, he rolled over from his back to his tummy for the very first time! More on this exciting event later…
Lastly, cheers to CNN.com for posting the recent article on diet suppliments. I’ve long maintained that a proper diet will get you further than a handful of vitamins. (Why would some chemically created, or at the very least over processed, pills be better for you than getting your vitamins & minerals from your food??) I even skipped taking my prenatals all together in favor of a balanced diet full of fruits and veggies (much to the chagrin of most my health care team, and others… no naming names).
That’s all for now…. must go play outside. Stay tuned for the Henry news… that’s what I’ll be posting next!