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New Blog

Maybe you noticed that I have a new header image.  And a new URL.  Or maybe you didn’t because my posts aren’t showing up in your feed reader anymore and you thought that maybe I just stopped blogging but really I’m just bad at planning and didn’t tell anyone I was changing my URL until after I did.

So, yeah, life updated.  I went through a bunch of possible blog names.  I really liked One Foot in Front of the Other but Jason thought it sounded 12 step-y and also that’s a hell of a long URL.  Then I liked Spinning Madly On which is a bastardization of a song lyric (The World Spins Madly On by The Weepies) but then that sounded like a blog about spinning so that was out.  I went through a bunch of possible names, including just using my full name as the URL but then really do I want everyone who ever googles me to find that?  So I settled on Life. Updated.  Except I probably meant Life.  Documented.  But I already bought the lifeupdated URL, which is .net, not .com.  Beggars can’t be choosers.

I miss blogging.  I just felt like In My Tummy wasn’t me anymore.  First of all, tummy?  That’s like one of those words that makes people cringe.  Like moist, but maybe not quite as bad.  It just sounds dumb and whenever I told people that had a blog, I’d have to preface it with, “It has a dumb name…”

So there’s the story.


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Just a test, but here’s a pic.


Stone Mountain Hike

After being out of town for the past three weekends, I was really looking forward to having a weekend with no obligations, aside from a much-needed haircut.  About a month ago, Jason purchased a Groupon for a yearly pass to Stone Mountain Park, which is, unsurprisingly, a park with a big mountain made of stone in the middle.  I guess it’s actually some sort of confederate memorial, but I usually ignore that part and just think of it as a fun park with lots of hikes and things to do.  And you can walk straight up the mountain if you want, which is what we did on Saturday.

But first, we saw some mustangs.  If you don’t know, Jason is OBSESSED with mustangs.  If he sees one on the road, he’ll immediately stop talking about whatever he’s talking about and mention it.  So, much to his delight, he found out that there was some sort of mustang car show at Stone Mountain yesterday too.


I played wife of the year and pretended to be interested for an hour.  Okay, really, I played on my phone, but I did walk around and didn’t pressure him to leave.  I figured I owed it to him after years and years of dragging him to vegan restaurants and such. After we saw what seemed like every mustang in the state, we headed over to the mountain.

Alex back

Jason offered to carry Alexander on his back, but I kind of wanted to see how hard it would be and I wanted the extra calorie burn, so I did it.


I think it’s a mile to the top and while that doesn’t seem like very much, parts of it are pretty steep and I’m sure the added weight made it harder.  But we made it!

Mountain top

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I was kind of hoping that I’d be sore today.  You know, the kind of sore that feels good even though it hurts because you know you worked out some muscles you haven’t used in a while?  I’m not.  Which just means we’ll have to go faster next time.

In Limbo… Still


Alexander just seems like Alexander to me.  He does more and more every day.  He’s so close to walking now.  He’s pointing more and more.  He’s completely off bottles and he’s eating better.  But I guess to his doctor, it’s not enough.  He’s still behind and still only 17 lbs (less than 1st percentile) and even though his head seems to be the biggest part of him (as evident in this photo) and that’s a positive thing, it doesn’t seem to be enough to suggest there’s not something else going on.

I didn’t even really want to write about this.  It’s consumed my life for so long though, this damn limbo, this there could be something wrong with my kid but there might not be.  Since my pregnancy.

At Alexander’s 15 month appointment, our pediatrician suggested we should go back to the geneticist.  When Alexander was 4 months old, he had a microarray, which checks for chromosomal abnormalities – it came back normal.  He also had an appointment with a geneticist at Emory Genetics about a month later – the geneticist said he didn’t see anything that jumped out at him.  So, our pediatrician thinks maybe now he would?

I’m sick of dealing with this.  Of course, if there’s something amiss, we want to know.  But sometimes I just want to live our lives.

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