Thursday, August 31, 2006
Thursday. Official due date is two days away. Went to the doctor yesterday; and she said I am still not quite ready, that I could have him any moment, or it could be next week, that there is no reason to induce me, as we are both as healthy as healthy could be. From a philosophical standpoint I understand and concur, no need to rush. But from a physical standpoint- well...
get the baby out of me! No one really talks about this stage of pregnancy. I am just going to focus on how lucky we are to be having Henry, and concentrate on resting- mentally and physically. She ordered an ultrasound to make sure he was doing well, and that fluid levels were healthy, etc. That was a treat. He is BEAUTIFUL!!!! I didn't think it was possible to be cute through translation of an ultrasound, but it is. The sonographer was very charmed by Henry- she took a milllion photos of his face- he was making these sucking motions with his mouth (ready for the breast!!!). She asked permission to keep his image as the screen saver for the day in the ultrasound lab, because his face is so irresistable! Already charming the ladies, and not born yet! He is huge though, and I am a bit worried. That is why I am so uncomfortable. I have gained a mere 20 lbs, but he weighs probably close to eight. There is no cushion between my skin and his. You could see him opening and closing his eyes... He has these adorable fat cheeks. I think it looks like he got my lips, but Mike's chin. I love my husbands chin... sigh. I can't wait to really see Henry!!!!
On to other things- Project Runway. As irritating and tacky as I found Angela to be, I could not help but feel bad for her. "You are not a jetsetter..." Oh, I love the people of France and their gift for tactfulness... Actually I really do adore the french. They couldn't have possibly sent her back home right away? And Michael- I told my husband that I hope our Henry is like Michael. He is a sweet boy. What he said about Angela was endearing. His outfit was great. I'm a sucker for seersucker too, Michael Kors!! Speaking of Kors, he loves him some Michael!! I really think Michael will go very far in the world of fashion. Jeffrey is a real shit. But I thought he nailed it with his outfit. Except the rhinestones on the crotch were a bit disconcerting. Laura- people don't like her, but I think she's great. Blunt, but a keen observer- I agree with much of what she says. She is so elegant and fabulous. And she is an architect, and I have a soft spot in my heart for architects. I loved her dress. Unbelievable that she has popped five bebes out of that body. (Did you notice how in the scenes from next week she is already showing a bump!!!) Uli- haven't we seen her wear that dress a million times already? I love her gift of matching fabrics/patterns, but come on!!!! Boring. Kaine: I don't even think I need to say anything. The french woman already said it perfectly: you look ridiculous. Vincent- I can't believe he has lasted this far. Still riding the crazy train. He is a wackjob and I find him to be DISTURBING.
It was such a treat to get that sweeping glimpse of Paris. I have had the great fortune to have visited that city numerous times, and, well, I just adore that city. Paris and NYC are my two all time favorites; they make me swoon. How I would love to jump on a plane, meander down the Left Bank. Paris is a lover I never stopped loving. The feeling of that city can never be duplicated. It is like- swimming in a jar full of honey. Paris is so sweet and so perfect. ahhh.