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Tuesday, February 24, 2009

come on, baby, let the good times roll

It's Fat Tuesday! Happy Mardi Gras! I've got about 100 different songs going through my head today as I celebrate this holiday from a distance. Our neighbor and friend made us an authentic king cake (she's from Louisiana, too), my cousin shipped one to me a few weeks ago, and then I found another king cake on our doorstep this morning from my sweet parents. The note said, "laissez les bon temps rouler."

I had a good doctor's appointment this morning. I am officially 24.6 weeks pregnant. My Glucola test was today. I had to fast to prepare for this appointment and I had to drink the yummy glucola orange drink this morning that tastes like a flat Sunkist. After drinking this stuff, I had to wait an hour for it to get into my system so they could take my blood and test for gestinational diabetes. While I waited, I got weighed and heard the baby's little heartbeat again. Everything sounded great. I'll go back in 4 weeks for another sonogram and will get to do the 4D sonogram on this visit. Just one more visit until I start going every two weeks. Time is flying!

In honor of Fat Tuesday, here is a list of all of the songs that make me think of New Orleans and/or Mardi Gras:

Let the Good Times Roll- Shirley and Lee
Mardi Gras Mambo- The Hawkettes
The House of the Rising Sun- The Animals
King of New Orleans- Better than Ezra
This Time of Year- Better than Ezra
Iko Iko- Dixie Cups
They All Asked for You- The Meters
When the Saints Go Marching In

What songs remind you of Mardi Gras? Who else is celebrating from a distance?