From Diane Setterfield's The Thirteenth Tale

People disappear when they die. Their voices, their laughter, the warmth of their breath. Their flesh. Eventually their bones. All living mempry of them ceases. This is both dreadful and natural. Yet for some there is an exception to this annihilation. For in the books they write they continut to exist. We can rediscover them. Their humour, their tone of voice, their moods. Through the written word they can anger you or make you happy. They can comfort you. They can perplex you. They can alter you. All this, even though they are dead. Like flies in amber, like corpses frozen in ice, that which according to the laws of nature should pass away is, by the miracle of ink on paper, preserved. It is a kind of magic.

--Diane Setterfield

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Change is in the air...

(and it not JUST diapers)

My good friend Tara had a rather traumatic experience this past week in which she was "given" the "opportunity" to work somewhere else in the company...
We found out that Lennar has NO part time benefits, so I get to work full time (which is rediculous because we'd have to pay for child care which is just WAY too expensive) or work part time and have no benefits (which is kinda the point of working...)
We will be moving to Washington late this spring or early this summer. (oh gotta remember to do that self realization thing that Jamies told me about...)
Windows came out with a new OS... now I get to backup my favorite files and stuff so I can try it out.
oh yeah... I should be doing that right now...

Reading all ya'lls responses to past posts is very theraputic!


Friday, January 23, 2009

I am seriously contemplating potty training ... starting now...

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

1. Pick 10 of your favorite movies.
2. Go to IMDb and find a quote from each movie.
3. Post them here for everyone to guess.
4. When someone guesses correctly, write the name of the movie.
5. NO Googling, using IMDb search, or other search functions.
6. No looking at my favorite movies on my Facebook page.
7. You don't have to be tagged to play

1. I was Flint's first mate that voyage, that's where we buried the treasure, gold and blood, they were Flint's trademarks, he'd leave both behind him that day.

2. As long as he has to go, please let him go no later than 9:20 - that dirty Herald has been getting all the breaks [phone rings] Yeah? What do you mean he isn't dead yet? Frank, I gotta have some action! This movie is a little obscure so here is quote #2: The trouble with being sick is you have to associate with doctors.

3. If you think that by giving cold fusion to the world and giving up unimaginable wealth you'll make us happy, you're right.

4. As a boy, I'm told, he had a chance encounter with a travelling magician. One version of the story was that the man himself vanished... along with the tree. People began to think he had some sort of special power... or at least that he was a bit different. And then he met her.

5. And what is that worth, the promise of a woman? You're very funny Highness.

6. King illegal forest to pig wild kill in it a is!

7. Would you qualify that as a launch problem or a design problem?Second Quote (again due to quote obscurity..): Mitch, there's something you need to know. Compared to you, most people have the IQ of a carrot.

8. You know, your mood swings are kinda giving me whiplash.

9. Where are you going to go? I don't know if you've looked in the mirror lately, but you kind of stick out in a crowd.

10. Why make her lie to you to save me?

Friday, January 9, 2009

Sunday, January 4, 2009

the e-mail I sent to my co-workers and friends... that did not go through to many of my friends...

Hi! I know there have been folks trying to get ahold of us to find out how things are going.

Here's the scoop: (I don't have a list of everyone's e-mail at work. Please share this e-mail with your department!)

We had a regular check-up scheduled for Tuesday (12/30) for an estimated birth weight and cervical check. The ultrasound went okay but the Dr. had a hard time getting a head measurement because she was sitting low.

When Dr. Maxey did the cervical check, we all discovered that I was dilated 4-5 cm (it took me a moment to understand this meant I was in labor...)

So I was admitted right away.

I was doing well, but after my water broke and I got drugged up (petosin and an epidural) Jaedyn's heart rate dropped after every contraction.

This slight complication gave us two options; we could wait and see what happened (and risk her health) or have a c-section (and know she is healthy). We opted for a healthy baby :)

Jaedyn Olivia was born at 8:05PM on January 30, 2008. She weighed in at 5 lbs and 3.3 oz and was 18.5 inches long. Tall and skinny; a true Quigley :) She is small but very healthy.

Here is a link to her first video (don't mind me, I'm still drugged at the time of filming). Jaedyn is an hour or two old:

Baby Jaedy on Youtube

Everything / everyone is still doing well. We had the option of going home on the first, but I wanted to utilize the nursery and nursing staff, so we'll be going home Jan. 2, 2009.

Daddy's hand .

Cold baby...

Beautiful baby.
Me and my daddy holding Jaedyn.

Mommy glamour shot.

Arren and Jaedyn.

Big eyes. I call them "alien eyes"...

tiny toes... big feet.

Thursday, January 1, 2009

I had a baby!

Jaedyn Olivia Quigley was born 12/30/2008 at 8:05 PM. She weighed 5.3 oz and was 18.5 inches long.