Sunday, January 24, 2010

Getting back on Track.

I took pictures at a track meet this weekend. It was put on by my club, the Greater Boston Track Club. I love that the people racing are of all ages: there were high schoolers, collegiate athletes, post-collegiates, and even a few athletes with some seriously white hair. I can't wait to get back on the track and run some races! I'm running about 45 minutes a day now, and I'm feeling pretty good. My plan is to slowly build back my mileage base and add a tempo run in a few weeks. I want to be in good racing shape by the fall so I can run a decent Tufts 10K this year and some solid cross country races.

The Siblings

I love both of their faces in this picture. They're so funny.
Have we mentioned just how much we love this little lady?

Proof that Vegan Food is not always Healthy

A friend gave me an awesome cookbook for Christmas. It has a bunch of recipes from Babycakes NYC, a vegan bakery. I've been lusting after the Triple Chocolate Fat Pants Cake (that's the name from the cookbook). I recently got out a few pairs of jeans from a dusty box labeled "skinny clothes," so to celebrate I made this awesome cake. It consists of a brownie-like cake with coconut oil frosting and vegan chocolate chip cookies crumbled on top. Oh yeah, and there are three layers of that. It's pretty ridiculous. And it was sooooo good.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

The Pit

I was a little delinquent in downloading videos from our camcorder, so this movie is old. This is Bruce a few days before we brought Phoebe home; we went to an open gym at a gymnastics center and he loved it. He keeps asking to go back. Someday, we will.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Cooped up.

This is what happens when Bruce doesn't get out as much as he should.

Random tidbit: the song Bruce is dancing to is by singer/songwriter Sufjan Stevens. I ran with his brother, Marzuki, on the Greater Boston Track Club.

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Million Dollar Baby

Cost for stupid doctor to tell me my water wasn't broken when it was: $295 (can I get a refund?)
Cost of ultrasound to check on Phoebe: $310
Cost of a C-section: $4,600
Cost of anesthesia for C-section: $1,722
Cost of my labs: $326
Cost of medical supplies for my care: $495
Cost of Phoebe's medical care: $36,717
Cost for Phoebe's room and board: $107,109
Cost of Phoebe's ambulance ride to closer hospital: $2,560
Cost of Phoebe's bloodwork: $49

Not quite a million dollars. But $154,183 is a lot of money. And that doesn't count prenatal care or the $47 can of special formula. I probably owe our insurance company a Thank You note.

Friday, January 08, 2010

Long-lost update

We are still alive. I try to update the blog at least once a week, but that fell through the cracks last week. We've been busy. Here's the update:

Scott started a new semester. He has biostats and musculoskeletal classes. The highlight of his week was dissecting a freshly amputated knee. Yummy.

I've been working like crazy! This week is the Consumer Electronics Show, perhaps the busiest week of the year for camera industry news.

Bruce has been a big helper, as you can see in the picture. He loves holding Phoebe and asking questions like, "Does she love me?" and "Are you proud of me because I'm a good big brother?"

Phoebe had her two-month checkup. She's up to 8.5 lbs now. We're slowly getting all the statements from the insurance company about how much her hospital stay and appointments cost. That'll be a blog post in itself. She's one expensive baby, but she is so so so cute. Scott and I still fight over who gets to hold her.