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Saturday, January 24, 2009

Circle Time: The Show and Tell Weekly Thread (Baby Stuff Mentioned and Shown)

Show and Tell is wasted on elementary schoolers. Join several dozen bloggers weekly to show off an item, tell a story, and get the attention of the class. In other words, this is Show and Tell 2.0. Everyone is welcome to join, even if you have never posted before and just found out about Show and Tell for the first time today. So yank out a photo of the worst bridesmaid's dress you ever wore and tell us the story; show off the homemade soup you cooked last night; or tell us all about the scarf you made for your first knitting project. Details on how to participate are located at the bottom of this post.

Let's begin.

So, it was a pretty rockin' week. We got a new president and the ChickieNob got a new obsession; the bra I went to purchase today was so deeply on sale that I ended up with three of them; and...oh...wait...did I mention that Lindsay matched with a baby? Who is being born right now?

If you're not having a good day, you may want to stop right here. I say this as a warning because there is a lot of baby stuff in this post and it may be difficult to read.

We were leaving this morning to go to the mall (to purchase said bra) and as I walked to the door, I saw an email pop up on my computer. And I swear to haShem, I knew in that moment that I had to go look at what it was because it was going to be something important. And it was Lindsay.

We got in the car and I immediately called her and she promised to call me back the moment she heard definitively. I clutched the phone (which, for those who know my dislike of cell phones, was a HUGE deal) the whole ride and only noticed when we reached the mall that I was dressed in all black but wearing furry brown shoes.

She called as we were nearing the Apple Store with the good news. I shared the news sentence by sentence with Josh as she filled me in on the details. The Wolvog sighed, "I am going to make that baby laugh" while the ChickieNob informed me that she was going to teach the baby how to swim.

I went to purchase the bra and discovered it was on sale. The saleslady went back to the rack to help me find two more in my size so I could have three for the price of one. She was this elderly lady and she was squinting at all of the tags with me and I just grabbed her and said, "this is the best week ever. We have a new president, my bra is on sale, and my friend just became a mother today!" This elderly saleswoman and I had an emotional outburst of tears--right amongst the push-up bras. I just wanted to add that in case years down the road, this post is still up and the baby is a middle schooler and reads it. I just want them to know that I shared the news of their birth with a random stranger amongst push-up bras.

Not to embarrass them, or anything.

I met up with Lindsay and some friends at the baby store. You know how sometimes you go to a wedding and you're happy and all for the person but it isn't really your happiness? Well, my sister's wedding this summer was one of those events where everyone was happy. Literally. Every guest was grinning through the ceremony. And that's what today was like. It was Lindsay's happiness and we were all just along for the ride, but damn, we were a pretty joyous group.

Paying for a shitload of stuff

Hells yeah, throw another stuffed animal on the pile

If Mr. Badger had his way, it would be three-piece suits all the time


The first of many bottles of Dreft she'll buy this year

Wait, you want to see that happiness one last time?

Adoption match bumped sugar flowers down the queue!

What are you showing today

Click here or scroll down to the bottom of this post if this is your first time joining along (hint: link to the permalink for the post, not the main url for your blog and use your blog's name, not your name). The list is open from now until late Tuesday night and a new one is posted every week.

Other People Standing at the Head of the Class:

1. Weebles Wobblog
2. Bottoms Off
3. Life After Infertility & Loss
4. An Unwanted Path
5. Delenn
6. Michelle's Path
7. WiseGuy
8. Cara
9. Share Southern Vermont
10. Kristin/TheFertileInfertile
11. angry
12. Fractured Rainbows
13. Baby Smiling In Back Seat
14. The Steadfast Warrior
15. The Life of Liv
16. TandCookies
17. Cara (parenting after loss)
18. dreamscometruesometimes
19. Pamela Jeanne
20. Mrs Spock
21. My Reality
22. On The Road to Baby
23. Busted
24. In Due Time
25. Rebecca @ Clumsy Kisses
26. Michelle
27. Tales of the Phoenix
28. Michelle
29. Little Bluebirds Fly
30. Dora
31. Diana
32. a very open book
33. Holly
34. Momofonefornow
35. Vintage Mommy
36. Life Induces Thoughts, mostly random
37. The Real Bean

Want to bring something to Show and Tell?
  • If you would like to join circle time and show something to the class, simply post each Saturday night (or earlier in the week or on Monday if you can't do the weekend), hopefully including a picture if possible, and telling us about your item. It can be anything--a photo from a trip, a picture of the dress you bought this week, a random image from an old yearbook showing a person you miss. It doesn't need to contain a picture if you can't get a picture--you can simply tell a story about a single item. The list opens every Saturday night and closes on Tuesday night.
  • You must mention Show and Tell and include a link back to this post in your post so people can find the rest of the class. This spreads new readership around through the list. This is now required.
  • Label your post "Show and Tell" each week and then come back here and add the permalink for the post via the Mr. Linky feature (not your blog's main url--use the permalink for your specific Show and Tell post).
  • Oh, and then the point is that you click through all of your classmates and see what they are showing this week. And everyone loves a good "ooooh" and "aaaah" and to be queen (or king) of the playground for five minutes so leave them a comment if you can.
  • Did you post a link and now it's missing?: I reserve the right to delete any links that are not leading to a Show and Tell post or are the blogging equivalent of a spitball.


Lori Lavender Luz said...

That is going to be one laughing swimmy baby.

Linday just GLOWS! I can't wait for her to read all our Mom Notes to her.

April said...

any time that i can buy any bra without tears is a good day for me. :)

sounds like a great week.

JuliaS said...

I love that last picture of Lindsay - she looks so happy it makes me cry!

What better place to have an emotional tete a tete than amongst the flimsy lacy underpinnings? :0) Nothing tops that - bras on sale, new president and a baby matched mama!

AnotherDreamer said...

What a absolutely wonderful week!!!

Megan said...

What nice pictures. She looks so happy!!!

Anonymous said...

I bawling just LOOKING at the pictures of Lindsay, I can't imagine how happy you all were! Aaaagh! She certainly has that mom-to-be glow. :)


Cara said...

Congrats to Lindsay and baby! She looks like she could light up a room.

Anonymous said...

Hmmmm..... my link seems to have disappeared. Show and Tell is in my title and the link to your post is at the bottom.

What's up?

Kristin said...

Absolutely FABULOUS news! Congrats to Lindsay.

Baby Smiling In Back Seat said...

Lindsay's joy is fantastic. I can't even imagine how much it will grow once she meets the baby.

The Steadfast Warrior said...

Such a wonderful reason to smile. Your posts and photos exude intense happiness.

Congrat to Lindsay and the new addition to her family!

luna said...

oh my, I agree with lori, lindsay is just glowing! just beautiful! what a fun shopping spree for everyone!

I especially love the wolvog and chickinob's comments! said...

Lindsay has a wonderful smile and her happiness just flows through. Congrats to her!

Pamela T. said...

Yeah!!!! How wonderful is that? The joy radiates from these photos.

MrsSpock said...

How exciting! Congrats to Lindsay!

Anonymous said...

The joy on Lindsay's face is such a beautiful sight to see!

HereWeGoAJen said...

That made me ridiculously happy too.

Phoebe said...

I almost was scared away by the title, but I told myself I could handle it. I really loved this story. I mean, how sweet? And funny too! What an image, sharing an intimate moment with the elderly sales lady in the lingerie!

Ok, more food porn for me this week:

Gluten Free Fridays

Michelle said...

Sorry I accidentally posted my old show and tell. You can remove the first one I posted under Michelle. Sorry.

I am so happy for Lindsay. She looks so HAPPY!

Dora said...

That's such great news. Great, happy photos!

Not hard to imagine you having a moment with the old bra lady.

Anonymous said...

YAY LINDSAY! I'm so happy to read this news; that is awesome. :-) Hooraaaaaay!!!!


Christy said...

This is the best Show and Tell ever! It just brings tears to my eyes to see Lindsay's joy and excitement.

momofonefornow said...

That is so, so awesome!

battynurse said...

How great is all of that!!!

Anonymous said...

I love your children. Seriously, the Wolvog and the Chickienob say the funniest things. I hope that if I ever get to have a kid, that he or she is as amusing as your children. I had to tell my husband about the "People, these are my nipples!" incident.

I am so excited for Lindsay! She looks so radiantly happy.

..Soo.See.. said...

congrats to lindsay!! her happiness just radiates! and [3] hi-five's for bras on sale! woot woot! and you know what, another one for a new prez!!

Soralis said...

There is nothing like the glow of a mom to be!

Inked Angel said...

Great news!!!!!
I hate to bra shop
I send my daughter and tell her to guess-lol

Erin said...

I love this story, and I can picture that little bra sales lady so clearly. What a great day indeed!

Bea said...

Congrats to Lindsay! Man, that is a good week.


Brenna said...

Oh my gosh, so exciting for Lindsay! And the bra shopping story is great.