ramblings from the noisedoctor

September 23, 2007

kick for daddy

Filed under: family, pregnancy — Tags: , , — noisedoctor @ 7:15 am

Friday night I got to feel our baby kick for the first time. For the past week or two, when my wife prepares for bed, I’ve been laying next to her with my hand on her belly since the baby often kicks when she’s still. But I had never managed to feel one of the kicks. We just finished week 19, so the baby is still pretty tiny in there.

We usually read a devotion before going to sleep. Friday she suggested that I read louder and near her belly. The baby kicked a few times while I was reading but I was reading and didn’t have my hand on her belly to feel it. After reading, I was feeling for a kick but none came.

As I was about to get up (I usually tuck my wife into bed then get up for a few hours since I don’t require nearly as much sleep as she does), I leaned over and put my lips right against her belly and said loudly, “Kick for daddy!” The baby immediately complied with a rather forceful kick–enough for me to feel.

Amazing. My child is only 19 weeks and can follow directions. Well, that or I scared the poor child nearly to death. 🙂

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no more ice-cream?

Filed under: humor, useless junk — Tags: , , — noisedoctor @ 7:01 am

Yes. That’s right. If you speak “proper” English according to the Oxford Dictionary, there’s no such thing as ice-cream any more. Chill, don’t be a cry-baby, wait, that’s crybaby–there’s still plenty of ice cream.

Apparently the folks that publish the Shorter Oxford English Dictionary have shortened 16,000 words by removing the hyphens.

Come to think of it, I think I’ve always written ice cream instead of ice-cream. In fact bought a small ice cream maker a few years ago stating “Ice Cream” on the front. Well, it’s good to know that we’re not spelling it “wrong” anymore.

September 4, 2007

what an interesting device

Filed under: freecycle, humor — noisedoctor @ 6:51 am

I recently saw a posting on our local freecycle list:

Wanted: Basement De-Humidifier/Leafblower

That sounds like a very interesting device and an interesting situation. Who needs a leaf blower for their basement? 😀

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