"experience is what you get when you didn't get what you wanted." -randy pausch

Monday, January 25, 2010

sophomore year

i don't like the way my voice sounds recorded.
voicemail, video camera, whichever.
call me picky.
call me critical.
it just doesn't ever sound like it does in my head.
i think my voice is nice in my head.
just not recorded.
i either end up sounding sassy, mean, ditsy, or one octave higher.
when i worked for melaleuca in college we would have to listen to previously recorded calls of our voice.
one time i ran the DJ line that customers listened to while they were on hold, telling them about specials, how long the expected wait time was, blah, blah, blah.
my manager was listening on the line and said my voice had a higher inflection at the end of every sentence.
i didn't get to do the DJ line again after that.
oh shucks.
i guess i'm not the only one that doesn't like my voice on the phone.
i'm still convinced it sounds much nicer in real life.
or at least in my head.
in nesting news...
the car seat and swing are the only items left to be washed and readied.
which means there is no chance of her coming any earlier than my induction, set for the 7th.
had we waited and done nothing to prepare i'm sure she would have come today.
my popping back would have appreciated the early arrival.
brennan is curious about the other crib in his room.
this should be interesting...
diaper bags that double as a backpack are one of life's greatest joys.
i highly recommend them.
company's that tell you your crib bedding will arrive in one week and then 2 weeks later have still not called for pick up are NOT one of life's great joys.
although, i still do recommend them.
they price match, even on the internet.
i like that.
although i still can't figure out why i didn't just have it shipped from the internet.
free shipping, duh.
i woke up today ready to have a baby.
this after getting a few stretches of 3 hour sleep cycles.
i can't say this will be the tune i will be singing after the baby is had, i'm just saying that is the tune i'm singing today.
it's not that i believe i'll be getting more or better sleep after she arrives.
i know i won't.
i remember.
i think sean has forgotten, but i remember.
the kind of tired that you feel in your bones.
the kind that when someone tells you they are SO tired after sleeping 10 hours that makes you want grab their head and shake it.
and then makes you want to say, "you don't know what tired is!!!!"
and then makes you feel old.
it's just that i'm bored with the current reasons waking me up during the night.
i'm bored with the current reasons i'm too tired to walk at a fast pace.
let's get the show on the road.
enough thinking and planning.
i'm ready.
it's GO time!
i'm just wondering if having baby #2 will be a lot like sophomore year.
when you think you know it all and have everything under control b/c you've SO done this before.


Sue said...

This is really getting exciting! I can't wait to see you new little girl.


keri said...

Totally relate to the voice thing. I HATE hearing my voice on a recording or video. I hope I really don't sound that horrible.
I'm so excited that you are getting so close to having that baby. I hope if you need anything you won't hesitate to call me. If you need a nap with the baby call me and I'll come pick up the pork loin and he and Mads can play.

Soon to be Mrs. D said...

you're going to be wonderful!

Jess said...

I don't know that anyone likes the sound of their voice recorded. We hear our own voice differently than others do because of the way sound travels through our jaw bones then to our own ears, so that's why it sounds different recorded. Aren't you glad my head is full of useless trivia?

And I can't wait to see 'Little Miss Gibson to be'

Emmy said...

So excited for you.

And I so understand about the voice thing!! I am totally the same way with my own voice. I always think, no that cannot be me.. I don't sound like that!

And it will somewhat be like sophmore year.. there will be a lot you know and a lot you realize you forgot/do not yet know :)

But you will be awesome.

Amy said...

I have never met anyone who likes the sound of their voice recorded. And I am so excited for her arrival! But most likely not as excited as you are. And I completely understand about the being tired, when you are not pregnant, your body feels better, even if you are more sleep deprived. You can get comfortable in bed, and you can fall asleep at the drop of a hat, unlike the past 9 months or so. Good luck!

Katie said...

I can almost promise you that being a mom the second time is way more of a breeze. Even if your second is a pain, you will never ever have to go through that new mom shock again. You know that bone-deep shock at how hard it is,where you are just like, "I had no idea. I had NO idea." Well, now you totally know and you will never forget, and that will make it so much easier.

I hate hate hate the sound of my voice just talking normally, but I have to sound a little vain here and say I can make it pretty nice sounding when I want to. I used to be a receptionist and did other phone work, and I got a lot of compliments about my voice when I was using my "work voice." Funny because I have a little lisp. I think men responded to that, as creepy as that sounds :o)

Even worse than a voice recording is a video recording. I hate seeing myself of video.

Fiauna said...

37 weeks looks good on you.

Yes, it will be a little like Sophomore year--in all the good ways!

John said...

I feel ya on the recorded voice thing, that is why I hate leaving messages for people.....

As for baby # 2 you don't have all the new mom things to learn again, which is good, but 2 babies is definitely A LOT more work, You will be TIRED.... but it is so totally worth it!!!!!

♥CHRISSY♥ said...

Sorry that last comment was from me I was using my husbands email