Sunday, December 31, 2006

In review

Travel: Portland, Utah twice, New York, Philadelphia, Sedona, Southern Cal twice

Highlights: Norah, Neil and Diana's wedding, Ryan and Jessica's wedding, Milo, Owen, Truman, Sophia, paid off student loan, Steve's big case settled, home improvements, pottytraining of Isaac, Norah sleeping through the night, excellent babysitting/grandmothering service from Nana, new blogging friends, in-laws home from mission

Lowlights: dilatation and curretage, bad trip on Stadol, throwing away life documents, tithing check bounced (not our fault), pottytraining of Isaac

Elliot: getting good on piano; a zillion questions about Harry Potter; newfound independence

Aaron: learning to read; "I can't believe my mom doesn't let us have guns and we have a gun."

Isaac: "Do you like Norah? I like you. You're my best friend. Does this back massage make you happy?"

Books I read: Girl With a Pearl Earring, 1776, The Prize Winner of Defiance Ohio, A Heart Like His, Twilight, Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, The Perfect Day, Mountains Beyond Mountains

What did Steve ever do before: iPod, Saturn Vue, Survival Friday

Movies I saw: Da Vinci Code, Akeelah and the Bee, Nanny McPhee, Ice Age: The Meltdown, The Wild, Tony Takitani, National Treasure, Pride and Prejudice, Walk the Line, Hotel Rwanda, High School Musical, New York Doll, Ice Age, Because of Winn-Dixie, Shrek, Shrek 2, Hoodwinked, Racing Stripes

Favorite quote (as spoken by the on-call OB/GYN who had too many foreign metal objects at her disposal as I lay, post-partum, hemorrhaging, drifting into a drugged and hellish stupor): "You have beautiful vaginal walls."

Favorite person who will be disgusted by that last quote: Mark H.

Biggest accomplishment: drug-free childbirth

Regret: Not digging out anti-Bush signs out of garbage at NYC rally and taking a picture for good times

Favorite TV shows: The Office, Cash Cab, Scrubs


lys said...

2006 was a good year for Emily!

Steve said...

Just for the record, Aaron's "gun" is the Nerf dart suction cup variety. He got it for Christmas from the Haslips. I've really been enjoying it too.

sarah said...

mark likes that one too. jonah got it as a gift and we felt it was sort of the excetion to the "no-guns" rule. shoot, every other long or angled thing in our house becomes a gun when boys are here...including toast, bitten just so...

mark via sarah said...

Who SAYS that?

compulsive writer said...

Holy Hannah she did NOT say that to you, did she?

Ditto Mark via Sarah.

Happy New Year!

c jane said...

Emily, my highlight of 2006 was our special dinner in AZ that your rich husband paid for...and then our husbands fell in love.
(And I like I really liked your pants.)
(And you...of course.)

c jane said...

Me again: Everytime I read your blog I think to myself "I love that Emily."

AmyJune said...

Emily, I thought you had sworn off the Stadol. What happened? Pray tell. I hate that drug.

Emily said...

Oh, Amy -- I made a mistake, never to be repeated again. I made it very clear that I wanted no Stadol or narcotics of any kind during labor and delivery. Then, post-partum, I was hemorrhaging and had to have a D and C and reluctantly agreed to have Stadol as an anesthetic for that procedure, thinking it would be okay since it wasn't during childbirth. (I had forgotten how horrible it was.) But it was HELL. I will NEVER get that drug again. Hell, I tell you.

Cjane and Compulsive -- Your comments make me feel so popular. Thanks.

Mark via Sarah -- probably only OG/Gyns.

Julie said...

While trying to stitch up my 2nd degree tearing, my OB/GYN told my husband that my tissue was friable. Huh? And Phil knew what it meant. Sheesh. My vaginal walls aren't beautiful--just friable.

emma jo said...

I particularly like the comment about your vaginal wall. I like to boast that after my second child my OB wrote in my chart "good sphincter tone". yeah us.

Pepper said...

Emily, did you ever finish Ella Minnow Pea? Just wondering if you liked it.

Emily said...

Emma Jo -- Ooh, good sphincter tone is enviable, for sure. I'm very, very happy for us and our special parts.