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Wednesday, 30 March, 2005

Jennifer called yesterday morning. She went to see her doctor and they have decided to induce her today, assuming that there is not a huge line of natural birth mothers ahead of her. So it seems that my dream/rental car phenomenon is proving itself again.

[Can't wait to see Teddy!]

UPDATE: Welcome to AVA JULIETTE! She was born this afternoon at 3:18, weighing in at 9 lbs, 3 oz. I'm hoping to get out to see them tomorrow.

We had some (business) friends over for cocktails last night and then went to dinner. We gave them a cook's tour of the house and had a few snacks before heading over to Tangerine for dinner. What fun.

I did a test patch of concrete leveler the other night and I think it turned out pretty nicely. When the living room/dining room concrete floor was originally poured, the contractor didn't have the right consistency in the mix and the whole thing is rough and uneven. Unfortunately, we cannot just pour more concrete on top, since a thin top coat would be too brittle and would not take the wear and tear. I found a product that acts very much like a concrete top coat but has more elasticity in it. I did a five foot by five foot corner, and it took me about 30 minutes to do. Looks pretty good - it is a darker grey than I would have thought but I think it will look nice. Based on the amount of floor space left to do it should only take me about . . .

Mom is finally going in for her gall bladder surgery tomorrow. If all goes well, she should be able to come home tomorrow evening, although Gary has already said that if she is not feeling well enough to go then she should insist on staying and "not be a macho woman." I relayed that thought and she asked when I had become the parent. I said, "When your gall bladder needed to come out."

[So there.]

Quote du jour:

"A new baby is like the beginning of all things wonder, hope, a dream of possibilities. In a world that is cutting down its trees to build highways. . . babies are almost the only remaining link with nature. . . from which we spring."

-- Eda LeShan

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