Wednesday, November 5, 2008

A Night to Remember....

A new America emerged last night after a moment that we will remember for the rest of our lives. The crowd spoke and history answered. As Lyndon Johnson famously said “We shall overcome” and we finally have. I’m not here to say this is a historic moment because a black man became president, but because we now belong to a country where racism has faded to the point where a black man can be elected president. Many of us are too young to remember the days of civil rights and Martin Luther King Jr. but, in our time racism has exposed its ugly face. I still remember hearing about my brother’s friend. He was good student who stayed out of trouble. He was an African-American who lived close by in a suburban neighborhood. He was the victim of a viscous hate crime where he was attacked by two white boys who knew nothing about him besides the fact he was black. I was shocked! I had always lived in a diverse area that I thought was devoid of racism. But still in my own hometown, to a family friend, racism reared its ugly face. Today I woke up more proud to be an American than I can ever remember. There are few moments in our lives that will deeply imprint in our hearts that cannot be forgotten. Last night we experienced one of those moments, a moment where all Americans truly became equal. I whole-heartedly support our president elect and not because of the color of his skin, but for the integrity and intelligence that he exudes. I believe he is the best man for this job. I believe in the America he has inspired.

Obama's victory speech

No negative comments please.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Another vote?!

In the spirit of election day I've decided to give you all the chance to decide what I'm having... Well not really, but you can put in your two cents and vote on whether you think we're having a boy, girl or, from what my ultrasound picture shows, an alien. I'm hoping to have the results soon, like a few weeks. I'm strongly campaigning for a girl although, in this case I would be happy with either candidate (maybe not alien).

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Baby Pics

I'd like to think the baby was sucking his/her thumb, cute!

This is the baby's face, apparently we're having an alien.

This post is long over due. In my defense the last month has been spent in a haze of sleepiness. I can't complain too much about pregnancy. I haven't had any morning sickness and the nausea really isn't that bad. But, I have been unbelievably tired. My days are spent trying to stay awake at work, coming home and taking a 2 hour nap, and then going to bed. I'm 15 weeks along and I think I'm finally getting out of my slump.

So here's an update of what I can recall from my hazy memory... The only news I can really report is a pregnancy complication I have. Don't worry- I've been told its not too big of a deal. I found out after a scare took me on a little trip to the ER that I have placenta previa. The good part was I had an ultrasound and I will have several more to see if the condition clears up. (Let me tell you, this little guy's a kicker!) I won't go into all the little details but the point is that baby's fine and most cases clear up as the baby grows. The real problem is if the condition doesn't go away (only 10% of cases). So I'm just interested if anyone else has had this and if there's anything I should know. At least I'll have lots of ultrasound pictures to post!