Thursday, July 17, 2008

Still a'ROUND'

Just a small update for me. I am now 39 weeks. The longest I have ever been pregnant with three pregnancies. I have gained and weigh the most I have ever gained and weighed in my entire life! :-) Through this all, there is a light at the end of the tunnel, if our little baby doesn't pop out on his own he will be "induced" out on the 23rd. At the latest we will be able to hold and cuddle with a new little baby by the end of next week! Yeah!

As we were waiting at the doctor's office, a man and his wife came in with their newborn. The man had a very funny t-shirt on that I felt I should get (being left handed). The shirt said, "I may be left handed, but I am always right!" That made me laugh. It was nice to see a fellow left-hander.

Left handers Day: August 13th

Being left handed I have often wondered, "Why are some lefties and some righties?" I know my parents told me they tried putting the crayon in my right hand, but I chose the left. My mom also told the the tale that having children after you are 30 makes the chances of being left handed more likely. In my family's case, it seems to stand to reason since I am the only one born after she turned 30, and am also the only lefty.

I remember in high school I was excited to take a calligraphy class. Little did I know that calligraphy was completely made for right handed people. That didn't stop me from learning the beautiful writing styles. I still used the same pen as everyone else (although I heard that you can buy a special lefty pen), I just adapted and tilted my pen away from my hand to match those of my right handed students. I loved that class, but boy was it uncomfortable writing in such an abnormal way!

Well, here's to being left handed!

Funny thing, I found a site devoted to left handers and their club:


Natalie said...

Can't wait to hear news of your new baby! Love to read your blog. Hope you are feeling well. We miss you guys.

Carole Seawert said...

I have a left-handed italic fountain pen and right handers can't get it to write anything. And they wonder why we find it hard using stuff designed for them!