Blog migration, a week in the desert, and 20 weeks gone

So I found this tool that allows you to take your lj and export it, then import it into blogger, Live Spaces, wordpress, and so on.

So now I’m considering copying my lj over to my blogspot blog, as a backup and possibly (or eventually to migrate myself over there?) Not that I don’t like the LJ, because I do, but it seems that I could integrate blogspot into my website more effectively than lj… should I actually want to do that.

This could require more thought, and deciding what I want to do in the future with my website. The other minor hitch is that blogspot has a 50 post per day limit, although apparently if you ask blogger staff nicely they can lift that limit for you in extreme circumstances (like, say, importing around 6500 livejournal posts all at once.)

A trip to the desert

Our vacation in Arizona is coming up quickly. We leave on the 13th of April. We’re spending a week near Lake Pleasant, just outside of Phoenix, followed by a day down by Tuscon and a night on Kitt Peak at the Observatory. We haven’t yet figured out where we’re going to stay down by Kitt Peak; hopefully we can find something close to the park there for a night – a nice bed and breakfast or something.

I’m so very excited that we’re getting away for a week. I’ve been putting money aside to make sure we can actually enjoy the vacation. Since we haven’t had any time off together since just after the wedding, it’s really going to be fun.

A Hoover Epic Movie

Adam’s been working on a video montage of the mountain biking trip to the Southern Chilcotins last year. He didn’t actually get to go on said trip (sad) but he’s the most capable and talented movie editor and sound designer among us, so he’s taken Lorne’s videos and is turning them into something we will post to YouTube. He and Lorne were up till 2:00 this morning working on it, and he got up this morning and immediately decided to add more to it. I can’t wait to share it with the world.

20 Weeks and Counting

I’m at 20 weeks now, and I can feel the baby moving around. It mostly just rolls about at random intervals. The ultrasound last week was really cool (again.) Ultrasounds are just neat. We don’t know what we’re having, and aren’t planning to find out – it’s rare to have an opportunity for such a happy surprise, and I know that whatever we end up with will be just that. It’s more exciting that way. It also drives my mother crazy… sorry mom!
Feeling the baby move is deeply strange in a way that I don’t think I can explain. It’s light and fluid still (the kid’s not that big yet) and there’s no sense of kicking, so much as something doing somersaults in my belly every so often. Also, it reminds me of Alien. It can hear us now, so we both talk at my belly, which is highly entertaining to me for some reason.

Sleeping is awkward lately. I try to sleep on my left side all curled around my body pillow, but sometimes just wake up aching at random intervals anyway. Still, it’s far better than before I started sleeping on that side. My neck is permanently stiff and cracking, and the pulled muscle weirdness in my back from when I was fencing (the one they never figured out) is constantly a dull ache as well. Hooray for random aches! I’m also waking up in the middle of the night for no apparent reason (or just to pee) and then finding it hard to fall back asleep. Sleeping in is right out – I have to get up in the morning when I wake up because I’m just so uncomfortable from not moving around for so long.

I need to find more exercising I can do – I walk as much as possible, but I should probably try swimming, and I need to find myself a prenatal yoga class. Stretching would do me wonders right now, I think.

So would a good massage. I made an appointment for that at the beginning of April (my favourite massage therapist got popular! Blast! And good for her!)

3 Comments

  • sharolyn

    March 17, 2008 at 2:45 pm

    Heh. Pregnancy insomnia. Yeah, right there with you.

  • mithoviel

    March 17, 2008 at 3:53 pm

    Let me know how your LJ export to blogspot goes. I tried the tool but I repeatedly get errors about invalid code.

  • Anonymous

    March 18, 2008 at 1:28 am

    yoga will help with sleep

    You should definitely try prenatal yoga. I’m 30 weeks along and it’s done wonders for me. I was a stomach/back sleeper so sleeping on my left side took some doing, but it actually has become something that is comfortable now. Plus yoga helps you rest more easily.

    Here’s all my posts from my blog Yoga Mama about prenatal yoga DVDs to help you find a good one: http://ramamama.blogspot.com/search/label/prenatal%20yoga%20dvd?max-results=100

    Namaste and may your pregnancy be a healthy and wonderful journey!

    Yoga Mama