We'll start with the bestest news! I'm an aunt again. For the very first time, I have a baby niece! Katherine was born yesterday at 11:45am. At 35 weeks, she was still just under 7lb and 19" long -- a big girl for one so undercooked. We'll call her "medium rare."
I'll tell a little bit more about her, but first, here's a picture of Princess Katherine:
Isn't she bee-yoo-tee-full? She'll have to be in the NICU for a little bit while they make sure that everything's ok... or more correctly, until she can regulate her own temp and come out of the incubator, hopefully by Monday.
After a little coordination, it was decided that her Mimi (her dad's mom) will come to play with her this week, and I get to come play with her the week after. I can hardly wait to meet you, Miss Katherine! Get strong soon and go home with Mommy, Daddy, and David!
In other (job-related) news, I did not get the job with Small (everybody say "awww"). Mr. Boss decided that my background didn't match closely enough and I wouldn't come up to speed quickly enough -- and truthfully, I can't disagree with him. I could have made it work, but it wasn't a great fit. Small has another job opening that is a much better fit, but they won't be hiring for it for another month or two.
In the meantime, I have an interview with Large on Tuesday the 29th. I'm having trouble filling out their online application, but other than that, all is well there. I was supposed to have a phone interview with Medium this week (according to an email from their HR person on Monday), but I didn't hear anything else from them all week. Hmmm, was it something I said? I promise I showered this week...
In still other news, hair-related this time, I'll be getting re-redded tomorrow by Katina, my very own Hair Wizard. That wouldn't be newsworthy on its own (even considering the chunkier blond highlights I'll get this time around) except that Son the Younger will be accompanying me to get his own hair wizarded, which it definitely needs. I hope he doesn't develop a dependence on celebrity hairstyling, since it don't come cheap, but it will be fun this one time. Hmmmm, maybe I'll talk him into before and after shots...