I feel that after yesterday’s depressing post, I should show you some birthday pictures from last week…here they are. Like I said, the cake Zach made for me was completely homemade…chocolate cake and icing with vanilla icecream on the bottom. This probably didn’t help with my weight gain. Oh well, I have gotten a lot of good advice about this and virtual hugs (and real ones from Teddy and Zach). Mainly, who cares about a little weight gain…it means the baby is growing, too. And that’s good. Even though it sounds bad, it is hard to think of baby girl sometimes when I can’t see her yet. I am still thinking selfishly about myself and what I look like/feel like. I look forward to the opportunity to learn more selflessness when she arrives:-)
Today is Zach’s dissertation defense. He has not been worried or anxious at all until this morning. He said it was because all eyes will be on him…he doesn’t like attention. It makes him nervous. I know he will be great. His committee knows him and likes him, Zach knows his project really well, and can defend himself and his project against any question they give him. Plus, he will have oatmeal-raisin-coconut cookies to share with everyone. Ok!