[Another Note from Jodi: I wrote a piece for BlogHer about a 4-year-old boy who was expelled from a private school for growing his hair long to donate to a program that makes wigs for cancer patients. Check it out here.]
Hello. What’s New?
Hi, how are you today? I’m fine. It’s cold outside where I live. Is it cold where you live? So, what’s new? Nothing much for me, I’m just giving birth to twins tomorrow morning. Have you seen any good new shows lately? I’ve enjoyed Nurse Jackie, and Fringe. Looking forward to starting Sons of Anarchy soon, if Netflix can ever get it to me.
Oh, what? The giving birth to twins part? Freaking out? Me? No no no, not at all. Just another day, figure I’ll be done by 10 AM, EST, which will leave me plenty of time to make it to Parent/Teacher Conference by 4:00. Afterwards I may enjoy a game of mini-golf or maybe bowling, if time allows. I’ll probably be crazy-town hungry and eat some curly fries at some point. Maybe a chili-cheese dog.
Denial? What? Hmmm.
Well I just wanted to say thank you ever so much to each person that wrote in with their story or ideas about C-Sections. Yes, even the freaky ones did me good – I just like to have an idea of the spectrum of my immediate future. I feel remarkably calm and energetic, and mostly just anxious to get on with it. I really do want to wear my combat boots again which has been a real challenge what with the big lace-up and tie committment. I can’t reach. Unless I give up breathing. I choose breathing over boots. But I miss my boots. And that’s a good reason to birth these two babies, no?
I’ll be in the hospital until Friday or Saturday, and hopefully bringing these two clowns home with me then. All signs point to them being ready and willing to come on out tomorrow, and Roan is going to be their very first visitor. I just cannot wait to see that happen. I have no idea how or if I’ll be able to post any pictures or words, but if I can, I will. In between naps.
These boys will be named Smith and Sheppard – I’ve been asked that a lot. They are being named after my mother and Anson’s mother; each boy’s first name is a grandmother’s maiden name. Middle names will come from my father, my maiden name – Nelson. And then the Call name will bring up the caboose of our last-name festival.
The unfortunate thing is that I’ve learned too late that there is a Fox News Anchor named Shepard Smith and while that was almost enough to blow the homage, we’re sticking with it anyway. We will always simply introduce Smith first, and hope nobody makes the connection. Cruel irony, tying me up with Fox News. Cruel Cruel Cruel.
So for now – thanks for all the support and the stories and the encouragment – it means a lot to me. I’ll be back soon – count on it.