Monday, January 19, 2009

A son is born!

So due to silly requirements put forth by the University I am about to partake in a parenting class. Part of this class requires you to raise a virtual child from birth to age 18. I even had to take a personality and intelligence test so that my baby will have similar attributes. After all was said and done I "gave birth" to a baby boy and named him Malakai. Here is how it went down:

You are relieved that things have been going so well after Malakai's birth. Things were a little scary for a while. You had high blood pressure, premature dilation of the cervix, and had to go on maternity leave early. You remained in bed for the last two months of the pregnancy. At the last prenatal check-up, the baby was showing some signs of distress. The doctors decided to induce labor early, and Malakai was born three weeks early. He weighed only five pounds, and had an Apgar score of six. He was kept in the hospital for a week, and pronounced healthy at the end of that time. You notice that Malakai seems restless and uncomfortable some of the time, and cries more than most newborns. He was slow to learn how to feed and lost a little weight after birth. However, after 3 weeks Malakai has finally started gaining weight. The doctors will keep an eye on his development over the next few months.

I will try to keep everyone updated on Malakai's development over the next semester because I know you are all dying to know :)

Other than that I start school tomorrow and actually have quite a few classes on campus. Here is my schedule so you can avoid calling me during these times (although I think some of you purposefully call me during class...hmmm)

My Class Schedule - Spring 2009
Class # Course Title Type Units Instructor(s) Days Times
10894 FAS 301 Introduction to Parenting Lecture 3.0 Reesing
26273 THE 405 Topic: Great Comedy Films Lecture 3.0 LaMont
26315 DAN 194 Topic: Pilates/Yoga Lecture 2.0 Malan-McDonald T Th 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM
13977 DAN 194 Topic: Capoeira Lecture 2.0 Spain T Th 6:45 PM - 8:15 PM
21234 AST 114 Astronomy Laboratory II Laboratory 1.0 Windhorst W 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM
14835 DAN 294 Topic: Raqs Sharqi Lecture 2.0 Fleming T Th 8:30 PM - 10:00 PM

That's about it for now. I am sure I will be posting soon about my dance classes and how I am awful at them but until then you can send all baby presents for Malakai to me in Arizona (although he really prefers things for me or his two older brothers Tonka and Guinness :) )

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

New Year's Day

On New Years Day my mom, Ann, Paige, and I all went up to Mt. Baldy and played in the snow. It's extremely picture heavy but I highly recommend getting to the ones that have my mom going down the hill in the tube (try to piece them together and picture her screaming and laughing).

Christmas Pictures

I know these are ridiculously late at this point but doesn't the saying always go better late than never? These are pictures from all of Christmas from decorating for Christmas at my condo with Nate and the boys to Christmas Eve at my Moms house (with Ann, Matt, Paige, and my Mom) to Christmas Day at Ann and Matt's house (with my mom, Ann, Matt, and Paige) to the day after Christmas at Ann's house (with my brother and Vanessa included) to the day after the day after Christmas at Ann's house (with my Nana and Papa added).

Monday, January 12, 2009

"Good Riddance"

Another turning point, a fork stuck in the road
Time grabs you by the wrist, directs you where to go
So make the best of this test, and don't ask why
It's not a question, but a lesson learned in time

It's something unpredictable, but in the end it's right.
I hope you had the time of your life.

So take the photographs, and still frames in your mind
Hang it on a shelf in good health and good time
Tattoos of memories and dead skin on trial
For what it's worth it was worth all the while

It's something unpredictable, but in the end it's right.
I hope you had the time of your life.

It's something unpredictable, but in the end it's right.
I hope you had the time of your life.

It's something unpredictable, but in the end it's right.
I hope you had the time of your life.