Thursday, December 31, 2009

Start Spreading the News...


I need ideas.

I like to think of myself as a creative person, but i'm drawing a blank. Tonight Team Einfeldt is doing a New York themed New Years. I'm sure we'll eat New York steaks, New York cheesecake, and drink virgin Manhattans... but other than that i'm stumped. I want to have some fun things for the girls to do, some fancy snacks, and some kind of decorations, however my brain is too occupied with Windows 7 Configuration nonsense, and Weezer's Raditude to be fully functional.

Here's some things i've been thinking of, but by all means if you have any clever thoughts, please let me know asap. ("Whatever that means... probably 'Act Swiftly Awesome Pachyderm!' " Wow. I watch too many cartoons.)

  • Watch Sleepless in Seattle or You've Got Mail, or other similarly New York centered films?
  • Make/wear paper top hats?
  • Build a Lego Empire State Building?
  • Have some Frank Sinatra playing in the background?

Let me know.

Monday, December 28, 2009

The French Woman who Lives in the Jungle

I know i'm not exactly the greatest at posting things frequently... but this time I actually have a legitimate excuse.

Her name is Rousseau Evangeline Einfeldt

7 lbs. 10 oz.
18 1/2 inches long
Lots of dark red hair, and dark eyes
Little mole on her left knee. (it's freaking adorable)
Name is pronounced roo-SO e-VAN-gel-een
She was named after Jean-Jaques Rousseau, a French philosopher, and incidentally, the character Danielle Rousseau from LOST. Evangeline is a poem by Longfellow (As well as a character in the film Nanny McPhee... though I probably shouldn't be admitting to that :) )

Spitting up on her parents
Her loving sisters
Angels and Airwaves
This picture would be great if it weren't for the fact that Elliot was a little less than diligent in keeping Rou's head up. ")

The birth story is as follows:
She took her sweet time getting here. I was induced on December 8th, (4 days after the due date) and while the pitocin definitely got things started, it didn't do much else, except make me throw up. As with my other two girls, I chose NOT to get an epidural (a topic which I have VERY strong feelings about, but probably should not go into at this time. Let me just say that bragging about natural childbirth is like bragging about being a vegetarian or running marathons. Yes it is awesome, and yes you should get a gold star... but as much as you'd like it to be, it's not for everyone). Once She finally decided to come out (10 hours later) it was very very quick. I pushed once. Did you read that? ONCE! It took less than 2 minutes. Wow. I attribute it all to prenatal Yoga and Pilates. ;)

For the last 3 weeks we've been enjoying our little french woman. Elliot is beside herself with happiness. We are constantly having to tell her to stop touching, patting, and trying to pick up the baby. But it's better than the alternative i guess. Astoria loves her, but is a little bit more concerned with the baby cutting into the attention she feels she needs. Blair loves his little cat-napper, and is happy to hold her after spending the first week of her life so far away (I took the girls to SLC with me for a week after she was born).

As for me, i'm tired (obviously) but recovering nicely. I've been to the gym only once so far, but i am really antsy to get back in the habit. I'd also like to fit into my clothes again someday. I'm back at work, but only a little.

My iTunes alphabetical adventure is now to Believe by Yellowcard.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Ten things for today

I am at best an indifferent blogger. In fact i'm rather indifferent about quite a lot of things. Cleaning my house, brushing my teeth (and my kids teeth for that matter), making my student loan payment... you get the idea. I really am trying to get better at these things, really I am! Sometimes it's a little misplaced though, for example at any given time my hall bathroom is the cleanest room in the house. No joke, i'll spend a good hour with a bottle of bleach getting my tub and toilet all sparkly and germ-free - but i won't take the 15 minutes required to sweep and mop my kitchen floor, which looks seriously disgusting. Sigh...

ANYway... my point in posting was to just simply list ten little things. Either things i've been thinking about, or things that make me happy, or things that may inspire me to write more. Maybe I can do this on a semi-regular basis? Well... i'm not making any promises.

1. Feta cheese is absolutely delightful.

2. Elliot ate THREE of those little cuties oranges yesterday. I felt like throwing a party.

3. I took a the 2 liter bottle of Sprite to work today, because if it was left at home, it would inevitably be flat by the time I got home because for some reason Blair doesn't like fizzy soda (?!?) but then I felt incredibly guilty and selfish.

4. I love it when people at work have birthdays. "hope it's chocolate for me..."

5. Jim Gaffigan is a hero. Truly.

6. Today is Blair's first basketball game as a head coach. I hope he wins, but more than that, i hope he doesn't give himself an ulcer. I also hope he remembers to iron his shirt... then again if i was a decent wife, I would have ironed it for him... someday i'll get a hang of this wife thing - again, feeling guilty and selfish. Also feeling really REALLY bad for not being there. Should I drive all the way out to Milford? This baby won't come tonight.. right?

7. Remember when me, Marissa, Steph, and Katrina were the Four? I miss those days.

8. The light blue Orbit gum, is the best kind of gum.

9. Right now I have my at work iTunes set to play all the songs in my library in song title alphabetical order. If I let it play straight through, it would take 3.6 days. Currently i'm on "All is Full of Love" by Bjork.

10. I've had a couple contractions today. Finally.

Also, I think baby girl number three has a name. And it's a really good one.