Thursday, May 31, 2012

Surprise, Pregnant at 43

Many people find themselves with unplanned pregnancies. Often people think of unplanned pregnancies as something for the young, not those of us who are not so young anymore. Well that is changing as more of us older folks are having children later on in life.

Now when I say unplanned, I don’t mean it is an unfortunate turn of events. Rather another baby was not something we were trying for. To be honest we had decided that two children was enough 6 years ago. Things happen, and now we are having our third child, it is not a bad thing, just an expected but happy turn of events.

However there are some real pros and cons with being pregnant at 43.

The cons are:

It is considered a high risk pregnancy. Fortunately more and more older woman are successfully having healthy pregnancies and babies in their 40’s and even 50’s. This means that I have to be smart about what I do and eat. I have to take care of myself and the baby. Well I did that with the first two. Only real difference is that I am being monitored more frequently and will be going to an Obstetrician sooner than later.

Our other children are older 7 and 9. For some parents that it is a good thing, you have babysitters when they turn 12. For others the gap can cause problems within the family dynamics.  I am looking at it in the positive; I am not going to have three kids all in diapers. Instead I have two children who can help out and at least for the most part do a lot of things for themselves, like get a drink or something to snack on.

I was through with diapers. Guess not, lol.

We got rid of all our baby stuff. Now we have to start all over, from scratch. At least with my second child we saved a lot of money because we still had most of our baby stuff from our first child. Also we had friends who had children just before us and after us. We all passed baby stuff to each other.  I don’t think we are going to have that this time around, though I could be wrong.

We live in a three bedroom! The baby will be in one of the other kids rooms. Not sure how that is going to go over. Lots of changes, and adjustments.

Who has money for a baby?

We have to come up with a good baby name – do you have any idea how hard that can be?


We know what to expect, and what we are going to be going through: the lack of sleep, the crying, the diapers and everything else that comes with a baby.

We have some skill dealing with children, and are not bad parents. Yes we made mistakes with our first two, but we will be making completely different mistakes with this one.

Our children are older, so they can help out.

What is available for baby’s now is way cooler then what was available 10 years ago.

Most important pro: We are having a BABY – way cool.

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Hampton Williams 'Exorcist Style' (Full Audition)

I have never seen anything like this before. Yes I have seen great dancing, but this is more then that.

I have been a fan of "So you think you can dance" for years. I was actually starting to loose interest in it, but Hampton Williams has made me sit up and look forward to seeing this years shows. It is going to be wonderful to see where Hampton Williams goes from here. He is exactly what "So you think you can dance" needed to bring views back, and add new ones.

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

The Real December 21, 2012 to Fear!

It is not going to be the world exploding, or a Sun flair creating an EMP that changes our world. It is not going to be a sudden unexpected event. The process or danger has been known for at least 30 years if not longer. We are already experiencing a small version of what is to come. We have been using our natural resources too fast: oil, water, space, energy and food. We have been destroying natural lands, polluting our air, water and soil, and pretty much killing off nature.  There are consequences for this, we know this. Or I should say I know this, I grew up knowing this, they told us in school a long time ago.

I think the world will reach peak oil production on December 21, 2012! As consumers we may never know that we have reached peak oil production. The large companies don’t want us to know. So there is not going to be a big announcement about it, we will just start feeling the pinch, until it becomes a strangle hold.

We already feel it at the gas pump, the grocery store, clothing stores and just about every aspect of our life. Prices are going up already, how much worse is it going to get? Almost everything is shipped from somewhere. If we have to reduce oil and other energy consumption how is our world going to change? The prophecy of 2012 is not destruction but change, real change in how we live. It makes sense to me that it referring to the changes we are going to experience in the next 20 years, or even 10 years as the oil becomes even scarcer, our energy sources will have to change, how we consume or use the energy will also have to change. Not just taking the bus instead of having a car, but everything from turning our lights off to where we get our food.

Things are going to change whether we want it to or not. We don’t have a choice any more. It is not going to be something as simple as reduce, reuse and recycle. We suddenly won’t have the things we have grown to expect as part of our standards in life. Change is coming! What we do now will determine a lot. We can hide from it, or start looking into real proactive change. You know, doing the things we have been told to do for the last 30 years.
Start investing in alternative energy creation such as wind power, now. We are in a position to do small things to make our lives better. We have to communicate with our Governments letting them know we want proactive, positive change now, not once it becomes a requirement. Let’s encourage the innovators now instead of bailing out the big companies that are trying to keep things the same.