Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Back in Berkeley, baby on the way

Our little Armitage family had been camping out in our Berkeley home for a couple weeks, awaiting the arrival of! We finally got it last week, so we've been scrambling to get things in order to prepare for the arrival of our baby!

Baby boy Armitage will be coming into the world after 8 am, on Sept. 4, the day AFTER Labor Day by c-section, which means: no labor after Labor Day!

I was diagnosed with gestational diabetes a few weeks ago and have been on a strict meal plan, and I was so good -- eating my limit of carbs every 2-3 hours and keeping my blood sugar levels under control. Today, after my last visit with the diabetes specialists, I've permitted myself to indulge a little with a few cookies. Oh ho ho, so good.

Maylin's so excited to be a big sister and can't wait to hold her baby brother, give him a bath, etc. She also can't wait to start kindergarten next week. She's been so good this summer, and has totally blossomed since coming up to Berkeley. I don't know when I've seen her so happy! Completely blissful! She enjoys our walks and picnics together, playing with Leo, reading books, drawing and painting (she's made a gallery of her work in the house -- come by for a visit!)...and even likes accompanying me on my many doctor's visits.

Maybe you'll hear from me more regularly on my blog since we've got the internet working now and our computer hooked up. Though it can seem disabling to not have regular internet access, it has been quite nice living media-free -- no TV, no DVD player, little computer (John's laptop late at night)...actually, the quality of life has been quite good. Maylin and I have even started a nice, little garden in the front courtyard.

Will try to post a photo of my big belly soon on flickr. Hope you're all doing well!


megc said...

Congratulations on making it back to Berkeley! I love that town. What part are you guys in?

Caroline Jou Armitage said...

Back to our old house in North Berkeley. It's quite nice with the new addition that got finished the first year we were in Paris.

May said...

Welcome back! Where in N. Berkeley? coz... remember Pil? She moved to northside this year, so you might by chance see her in market? ;)


Caroline Jou Armitage said...

Yeah, I remember Pil. We're just a few blocks north of campus. Can't imagine a more ideal location for getting to campus, downtown, or public transportation if I need it. Hope you're doing well!