Sunday, August 23, 2009

Breaking news

I guess it is time to finally let the cat out of the bag. Way back in March, I was knitting booties for a friend. At the end of the month, I got one of these:

8 weeks later, we met with our perinatologist and got to see our little critter in
lots of detail.

Top view is the back of his uncooperative head. Middle is a profile. He's looking downward and you can see his brain on the right of the photo. Leg is stretching down in the bottom left hand corner and spine stretches across the top. Bottom,is a profile shot of him looking upwards and to the left side of the picture.

It is ia little boy and we are thrilled to pieces. We have as much confirmation as one can get that everything is in the right place and growing on schedule. I've had the most amazingly boring pregnancy so morning sickness, no nausea, no feeling bad at all. I had a bit of fatigue in the beginning, but I've long outgrown that....and all my pants. We've been busy getting the nursery put together and I'll post pictures when the furniture starts arriving this week.

Thursday, August 06, 2009

Cat fur miracle!

I wouldn't usually rave about a random product that seems too good to be true at first glance, but this one is true and it IS as good as it claims! The Furminator is really THAT good! Our black kitty has a serious hairball issue and hates taking medicine to help. It's hard to get her to sit still for a good brushing as well. The Furminator was getting huge handfuls of fur out with just a couple of strokes. We have used all sorts of brushes on her...slicker brushes, combs, anything you can imagine and nothing has worked as well as this thing. I even used it on Zoe....who has the shortest, flattest, least likely to shed fur ever and was getting great gobs of loose fur off her as well. Zoe really went nuts over it, coming back again and again for more brushing when she will usually tolerate it for about a minute before she is done with it. If you have cats, you need this brush! I can only imagine that it is just as good for dogs!