Friday, September 25, 2009

Roller Derby!

Rather than see a movie, go to a bar or other typical outing, Matt and I joined a BGI friend and her husband for the Roller Derby Championships at Cow Palace one Saturday night. The night featured matches with the San Francisco Bay Bombers, Brooklyn Red Devils and LA Firebirds. Big surprise, hometown Bombers left as the champions.

None of us had any idea what we were in for, so we arrived, got some beers and popcorn and settled into our seats. We promptly whipped out an iPhone to look up the "rules" of Roller Derby and never quite figured out what was going on. I think that's the point? The people watching, however, was superb.

The gals were pretty entertained but the boys, I think, would have preferred an alternate plan for the night. An experience, all the same.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Welcome Lauren!

Betsy has shared a few shots of their newborn daughter.

Lauren Elizabeth Fujinaga
4:51 am
6lbs. 10oz.
18 in.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Button Nose and Furrowed Brow

Baby Woodard and I are hanging in there at 19 weeks and counting. We had the second trimester ultrasound yesterday to check out his/her anatomy and make sure the organs are all there and in the right places. We will have to trust the technician for those determinations, but we did see the stomach, brain and all 4 chambers of the heart.

The little guy or gal, apparently about the size of a large heirloom tomato, was moving around a bit and had some expressions of frustration by the prodding going on. I love the furrowed brow in the second photo below.

It has come a long way since week 11: