6lbs, 15oz, 20 3/4" born today, March 17th (St. Patty's Day!) at 10:08
She came out a little purple and because of the C-Section, she had some complications with clearing her lungs and we are still watching her. Her oxygen level wasn't staying up where it needed to be so they had to put a clear O2 hood over her head to regulate the levels, she's got an IV for nutrients, a tube down her throat to keep her belly from filling with air and a bunch of other little nodes attached to her.
I just went in and saw her and although we still haven't been able to hold her, i got to kiss her head because the hood has been removed. She's sleeping quietly and all her vitals look much better. Now we are just waiting for our pediatrician to check her out and clear her to get all the junk taken off of her.
Thanks for all the prayers and if you haven't already, check out my twitter feed which chronicled the day. It was a blast!
The third point of the upgrade article is more investing specific.
Imagine you had 60% in stocks and 40% in bonds. Your stocks went down 40% and your bonds went down 15%. A $100,000 portfolio now is worth $70,000, but even more out of wack is that now you are almost 50% stocks and 50% bonds. That's not what you wanted in the beginning, so sell/transfer/exchange some of your bond portfolio into your stocks to make it 60/40 again. You'll be buying stocks and lows and selling an asset class that did better. Buy low, sell high. That's what we're always trying to do.
I rebalance most portfolio's annually, so you should take a look at your funds/401k/403b and do the same. This market downturn will turn around eventually, but you don't just have to sit on your hands and do nothing.
We finished watching this movie last night. It was decent. You can pretty much predict where it's going to go from the start, but it was mildly entertaining watching it all play out.
I really wanted to be into it. Boy gets killed by a guy with a boy...on accident. I felt like the story couldve been more.
I couldve felt worse about the little boy dying. I couldve been angrier with the guy who killed him. There were a couple moments of emotion for me, but not where you would expect. Instead, the movie focused largely around joaquin phoenix's character just being torn up. I don't know if he was the director too or something, but just like "walk the line" I felt that the suffering was represented in time instead of intensity.
I'll give the movie 2.5 red sox World series games
From my iPhone
The day started off with Heather and Carlos renting us a car so we could all get around which was super-cool of them.
We drove down to the MARTA station which is the rapid transit in Atlanta, just like BART in San Francisco.
The kids were way excited just to be all hanging out together.
We had lunch at this awesome pizza place called, The Mellow Mushroom. The kids got to run around a little because we ate outstide and the pizza was really good.
After finally getting some food in us we walked through downtown a bit to the Coca-Cola museum. It was a little more than I wanted to spend to see the history of Coke and to drink some different varieties. I just had a Diet Coke for lunch...so, I was good. Also, I'll just read the history on wikipedia or something. I still think it would be cool, but with all the kids and required funds we thought...nah.
We let the kids play at a park for awhile where we tried to snap a pic of all 9 of us. It almost worked. Melania was the unhappy one again. oh well.
Then, we walked back to the MARTA, which seemed to take forever because it was all uphill, and then rode the train home.
At this point all the kids had hit at least one nerve of each of the parents, but they really were good for the whole day.
The little ones were almost out by the time we got to the MARTA and then they got their second wind on the way home.
The little guys are now sleeping and the big kids are watching Tinkerbell. Carlos is playing Stuntman on XBOX 360, the girls are juicing something, and I'm...well about to close the MacBook and watch Righteous Kill with all the adults.
I switched last night from twitterific to this new twitter app called TwitterFon.
It's the one on the bottom left there.
It's free too, but I really like the way it separates all the different twitter messages (regular, @replies, DMs). It also gives you the option of selecting one of your followees like a contact list instead of having to type in @brianhaleyeah everytime. I do miss the little bird tweets of twitterific though!
I like looking through all the different apps available, but so many of them are either really difficult or just kind of dumb. But, I'm also a penny pincher when it comes to this sort of thing and have only spent money on two apps.
GL Golf, it's really fun and more realistic than a lot of stuff out there and iFart...pretty self-explanatory
Have you found any cool apps that you love?
If you don't know what I'm talking about with Twitter, watch this video:
well, as you know, we're here in Georgia. I came to work with Carlos today because it was "bring your friend from California to work day". What a coincidence!
He's working, so I'm chilling in this little break room that is actually on the top floor in the corner of this picture. I got my MacBook, wifi, and lots of free time. I can't wait! Maybe I'll finally update that year and a half old banner photo up there. no promises though!