I made the executive decision today that I am definitely feeling the baby move. What I thought were muscle twitches have gotten less twitchy and more like weak thumps. And this morning at the dentist, I felt a ton of twitch/thumps while the hygienist was in my mouth with the ultrasonic cleaner and the buzzing toothbrush, and the timing just seemed a little too coincidental. So I’ve decided it’s the baby. Which is COOL! And also, it’s very fun telling Jose every time I feel something because he gets really, really excited.
My dad texted me this photo on Monday for my birthday. It made me laugh because my mom is in the background just getting out of the car, and apparently he told her to stop and stand there because he was taking a picture of the azalea(?) bush to send me. I would show you the azaleas in my own front yard — except oh, they all died last year in the drought. On that note, can anyone recommend a good landscaper? I want someone to redo our front flower bed, and the one place I contacted so far never got back to me.
At work, I’m finishing up some of the last safety training courses I’m required to take — case studies of several accidents and close calls NASA has had over the years. I read the Apollo 1 case study and was surprised to learn that there was a report written a couple years before the fire (which occurred during ground testing and killed all three crewmen) about the problems in development and delays in the Apollo spacecraft. One of the findings was: “North American Aviation is overstaffed and the work can be done, and done better, with fewer people.” I found this interesting.
That’s all that I had in my head for now.