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Jan. 10th, 2011

ponytail

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I just want things to slow down!

Christmas was just mentally, physically, and emotionally exhausting. I'm glad we went back and I knew it was going to be hard, but Zoe did make it a little better. I still miss him. And Nate.

Then we got stuck in Chicago for three days. Not fun, but Zoe made friends with almost everyone at the airport.

And then came the stomach flu, that I'm not getting over.

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Feb. 14th, 2010

Claire

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Zoe Ruth Fairwell
6 lbs 2 oz
18 in

Feb. 9th, 2010

Claire

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So my due date is today and I haven't gone into labor yet (and yes I know only 20% of babies are born on their due date), but we're supposed to get 10 to 14 inches of snow tomorrow. My doctor won't induce me yet because she's on the small side.

Apparently I'm overreacting! But I've lived in New York long enough to know that people here can't drive in the snow. And I REALLY don't want to give birth in traffic. Or at home. Or anywhere else that doesn't have pain meds and lots of doctors around if something goes wrong (that's why I've been on maternity leave for a week). I guess in this country you can choose to have a baby, you just can't choose when to have it. So much for reproductive freedom.

Zoe has also recently figured out how to kick me in the ribs and poke my bladder at the same time. It's wonderful. I can't sleep and I'm too uncomfortable to do much of anything.

Jan. 10th, 2010

Claire

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After much debate and discussion the baby finally has a name. Zoe Ruth. Zoe was one of the few names we could agree on (after going all the way through a baby name book) and it's meaning, "life", seems to already fit her pretty well. And Ruth is after my mom.

It's so nice to be able to refer to her by an actual name and not "baby" and "she". I just really want her to get here now. Less than a month now.

Dec. 22nd, 2009

Claire

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I really hate the snow. It's wet and cold. Sometimes it looks pretty, but that's the only good thing I can see. Of course, the dog loves it and the baby probably will too. Just glad I'm on desk duty and didn't get called out to a scene.

Only 49 more days! The nursery is pretty much done, it's just missing a crib. And I think we have most of the other stuff she's going to need. She still doesn't have a name. We both have our favorites, we just can't come to any agreement.

Nov. 28th, 2009

Claire

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This weekend has been so bad I'm actually looking forward to going back to work on Monday.

Oct. 31st, 2009

Claire

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I really thought you were supposed to relax while you were pregnant, not plan a wedding and move. I could use another vacation.

Everything is pretty much together at the new place, except for the nursery. I still need to figure out what I want to do in there and what to do with the boxes of frilly pink clothes my wonderful mother-in-law sent us. The baby isn't making things easy with all her kicking. She's probably just unhappy because she doesn't have a name yet.

Aug. 29th, 2009

Claire

Claire's Wedding - The Ceremony (Open RP Thread)

(OCC: Here's how it's going to work. This will be the post for the ceremony and later there will be a separate one for the reception. I'll probably start new comment threads for each of the different sections (procession, vows, and so on) and treat it like a normal RP thread. Feel free to have your characters join in, even if they haven't had any interactions with Claire or Ted.)

The wedding is located at a loft in Manhattan. For this occasion the well lighted and open space has been decorated in Claire's artistic style in black and white with a touch of red. The space is divided into two rooms one for the ceremony and the other for the reception.

The white chairs in the ceremony room are facing a fireplace filled with lighted black and red candles. The chairs are divided into two sections with a strip of black fabric going down the aisle. A few people have already been seated and Claire's nephews, Durrell and Anthony, are waiting to seat guests and hand out programs.

Aug. 21st, 2009

Claire

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We got to see the baby today and it's a girl (I feel really weird saying it). I think we both wanted a boy and we already had a boy's name picked out, but we'll be okay with a healthy baby girl.

I just feel bad and I don't want her to find out (she's not even born yet and I'm turning into my mother). I didn't really appreciate it when my dad called me the accident (there's over ten years between me and my brothers).

I really wouldn't recommend planning a wedding without the aid of caffeine and alcohol. I feel like I could sleep for a week, but everything is coming together nicely.

Jul. 5th, 2009

Claire

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This weekend was nice. My mom and my Aunt Sarah came out for the weekend. It was good seeing them and also to get more input for wedding stuff.

The last really big thing for the wedding is done (I hope!). I have my dress! I've been looking by myself for awhile and I just hadn't found one I really liked and I saw this one and I knew it was the one. It's different, but elegant and not frilly or princessy. My mom likes it too, but Ted's won't. I think that's actually a plus. The store is also willing to work with the fact that I'm going to be gaining some weight before the wedding.

Yes, we're going to be having a baby (actually I'm going to be doing most of the work) in February. I'm still getting used to the idea of having a baby. Maybe it'll sink in more after the wedding.

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