Sep 8, 2009  •  In Personal, Pregnancy

Pregnancy Update, Week 7

I wish I had something exciting to report this week, but I don’t. Sometimes I want to fast-forward and get to the exciting stuff, like finding out the sex of the baby, feeling it kick…even distinguishing its body parts on the ultrasound!

But I guess this is the trade-off for finding about the pregnancy so early on (unlike my mother, who didn’t know she was pregnant with me until she was 3 months along!).

My nausea is getting better, but I have my good days and bad days. I have also found that there are certain foods and smells that set me off – for example, yogurt. I used to love yogurt (especially Greek yogurt with a drizzle of honey) but the baby seems to hate it. Thinking the first time was a fluke, I tried again a week later and spent the afternoon bent over the toilet. Sigh…and yogurt is supposed to be good for pregnant women!

I’m also a bit ashamed to admit that I’ve already gained 5lbs. I’m sure it has to do with my gorging on food when I have my nausea-free days. Bad Jenny! However, I know that it can’t all be fat because my lower tummy is feeling firmer and rounder. Is it normal to gain this much weight already at 7 weeks?

I guess slowly gaining weight can’t be all that bad. I was talking to a woman at church who said she didn’t gain any weight until her 21st week (because of the horrible nausea). Then, she finally started to put on some weight…and by the end of the pregnancy she had gained 40lbs! She said she would’ve definitely preferred to have started packing on the pounds earlier because gaining that much weight in such a short period was a shock to her body.

According to BabyZone, this is what the baby looks like now:

It’s now the size of a pencil eraser!

Sep 8, 2009  •  In Blogging

Winner of the Geek in Heels Tagline Contest!

“That is what she said.”
   -submitted by the lovely and talented Sara

Thank you everyone for submitting your entries! I really had a tough time deciding between the top three, and even asked the dog which he likes the best (he licked his balls in response).

At the end, I felt that this simple and humorous phrase said it best. And as anyone who knows me in real life can attest, I can never get enough of “That’s what she said” jokes.

The winning tagline has been added under my site name, and I will be contacting Sara shortly so that I can mail her the prizes.

Look for more contests and giveaways in the future. I have a fabulous prize in mind for a giveaway (hint: it’s a fantastic piece of software), and if all works out you will be seeing it in the next couple of weeks!

Sep 5, 2009  •  In Entertainment, Music, Web

The Best Michael Jackson Video

Since the passing of the late King of Pop, I have watched endless tributes, medleys, and arrangements made in his honor.

This has to be the best one yet.

Perhaps it’s because the entire piece is done a cappella – and who doesn’t appreciate pop music turned the most simple form of melody?

Or is it the “O” that will inevitably overcome your face as you realize that all the performers (save one) are the same person?

Either way, it’s AWESOMENESS defined.

Via The Next Web.

Sep 5, 2009  •  In Books, Home, Personal

Neil Gaiman’s Personal Library

I have been a long-time fan of Neil Gaiman, whom I consider the contemporary master of fantasy literature. So today, when Boing Boing featured a picture of his personal library, I couldn’t help but sit up straight and pay extra attention.

photo by Shelfari

I stared. I drooled.

It was exactly how I pictured his bookshelves.

And it’s how I envision my future personal library – in a place and point where I have the space, time, and monetary funds to build something so magnificent.

Because you see; I’d read my way out of a mountain of books, if I could.