Sunday, August 28, 2005

Hurricane Katrina

There's a category 5 hurricane (winds are 175 mph right now, moving at 12 mph directionaly) brewing the gulf right now. Its expected to hit the mouth of the Mississippi river Monday morning. My sibs and mom live out there... well, now they're at my house! lol But, Katrina (the hurricane), can turn or not turn and hit us instead or even Texas... who knows... but, we're not in as much danger here as where my sibs live. If it looks like it'll hit us more directly, or if they start wanting to evacuate our area, we'll head either north or west... and just drive, I guess... lol sleep in our vehicles or something.

The weather guys are saying this may be the storm to make the Mississippi river combine with the Atchafalaya basin... which would change the map of Louisiana and leave lots of people homeless.

Anyways... just wanted to give yall a heads up if ya don't hear from me for a while. Last time we had a bad hurricane (not even this size) we were without electricity for 3 days. The bottled water is already gone from the stores.

Saturday, August 27, 2005

Voting Time!

I'm putting this poll on this blog too, in case others don't go to my pregnancy blog :D
Its a baby naming poll! Thanks so much in advance for voting!

Friday, August 26, 2005

Adventures in Sewing My Own Cloth Diapers

Adventures in Sewing My Own Cloth Diapers
Here is a blog from a friend of mine from my Louisiana group "Radical Cajun Moms"

Peaces of Heaven


Some artistic versions of Ursula nursing :)

She's 32 months old. Took these pics the other day.

I 'fixed' these up the other day on Paint Shop Pro 8.

In case you're wondering... I took these pics by holding the camera away from us and snapping a picture.

Thursday, August 25, 2005


Earlier this year, we had watermelon and I threw the seeds out behind the house. Well, NOW we have like 4 or 5 watermelons growing!!! One of them are a good size already! Its really cool!

Next time, I'm gonna just save the seeds and plant them at the appropriate time! hehe I hope these watermelons taste good!

Thursday, August 18, 2005

My Newest Niece Was Born Today!

Welcome to the world, Korah Paige!

Korah is my S.O.'s, Jeremy, sister, Tasha's baby :D In other words, my sister-in-law.

She was born at 3:50am this morning. Tasha was 39 wks along. If I remember correctly (if I'm wrong, I'll just get the right info from Tasha and edit this later! lol), Korah weighed in at 7lbs 8oz and is 20 ¼" long. Here's her hospital picture.

Tasha says that Korah's nursed right away and is doing great with it! She also says that the hospital staff is doing a great job; esp. with aiding her with nursing and different positions.

I'm so happy for them! Sounds like she had the birth she wanted, so, that's wonderful!

Saturday, August 13, 2005

The Value of a Woman

I really like this forward I received today:

This is written in the Hebrew Talmud, the book where all of the sayings and preaching of rabbis are conserved over time.

It says:

"Be very careful if you make a woman cry, because God counts her tears. The woman came out of a man's rib. Not from his feet to be walked on. Not from his head to be superior, but from the side to be equal. Under the arm to be protected, and next to the heart to be loved."

Friday, August 12, 2005

Its Me

Here's a picture my sister, Angele, sent today in email from last weekend.

Not too bad... but, still fat-looking... LOL

Tuesday, August 09, 2005

Interesting ancient breast-feeding proof


Scanning tech reveals mummy mysteries
Friday, August 5, 2005; Posted: 10:29 a.m. EDT (14:29 GMT)

SAN FRANCISCO, California (AP) -- Researchers have uncovered the mysteries surrounding a 2,000-year-old mummy without peeling back layers of bandages or even opening the gold-plated coffin.

Using a state-of-the-art CT scanner that rotated all the way around the tiny mummified girl, San Jose-based Silicon Graphics Inc. took 60,000 images and created 3-D models that allowed scientists to look at her resin-filled body cavities, her facial features, even her baby teeth.

Among their conclusions: The girl was between 4 and 6 years old and must have been breast-fed until shortly before her death.

Pretty cool they were able to conclude that this Eygptian girl was breast-fed for this long!

Someone had wondered how they were able to make this conclusion, so they wrote to the curator of the museum and asked. This was the response:

"Egyptian children were traditionally breastfed longer than
those in Western cultures. There was a very large spike in
mortality between the ages of three and five due to the
increased intake of potentially contaminated foods and
water. We did not do any studies of Sherit's diet (yet),
but instead based this on cultural information. It would
probably be better for this to have been worded,
"...was likely fairly recently weaned."

"Her overall bone density, however, does imply an
exemplary diet and nutrition. Since the ancient diet
was low in protein and calcium, this implies to me that
she was indeed breastfed until fairly close to her death,
before her bones had thinned as we see with the more
adult population."

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This Past Weekend

My oldest sister, Aimee, came down to Louisiana with her 4 kids to attend her 20th class reunion.

Here's me and Aimee.

She and her kids had to leave Monday morning :( My mom brought me and my girls back home Monday also.

Here's my mom with a parrot sleeping on her shoulder, under a shirt... lol I cracked up laughing when she showed me that bird! lol

A really cute picture of Ursula with her cousin, Soleil (she turns 6 in October). Soleil is Aimee's 3rd child/2nd daughter.

Wednesday, August 03, 2005

Idiot commentator

Watch it all the way through though... its funny right at the end.