March 26, 2013

My due date is April 26, 2013= things that make you go HOLY MOLY!!!
Hahaha not really. But we are in full preparatory mode. The room is painted. The dresser and crib are on the way (I assume since I ordered them months ago and they said they would get here). We are building the bassinet this weekend. The car seat is about to get unpacked. The clothes are getting washed. The bag just came out of the closet and I will pack it as I go along. Whoa. Lots doing in these parts.
35 weeks is crazy. Baby girl is big and that means I am big. And uncomfortable. Then I go my appointment and get an ultrasound to see how baby girl is breathing and check her fluid levels and I don't feel so uncomfortable anymore and I realize that before I know she will be in my arms. Today she flexed her foot for me and all I could think was that I will be kissing that foot so soon!!!
We are all anticipating her arrival. These days I go to the doctor once and week and we will start to make some plans. Next week I get another ultrasound to check her growth and that will be the real indicator on what comes next. Wahoo!!! So excited.
In other news:

  • The job is still going great and we have hired a boss that will start April 10... probably moments before I start my leave... not really but it feels that way.
  • Hubby's birthday is this week and we are still not making any plans. I will make him a special dinner, get him a cake and call it a night! Just what he wanted.
  • This weekend is also Easter so we will get together with my family and my in-laws. It will be the last holiday we spend without our babygirl!
  • The weather finally looks like it might want to cooperate and bring spring. Up until today it has been iffy, but the sun came out and it warmed up a bit and gave us all a little hope. The evenings are so nice because it stays light out until late. Lovin it!!
Watch out for my next post!! It could be the big announcement! Wahoo!



Another snow day

Again the predictions were wild. Some channels said 1-3 inches and some said 4-8; we probably got around 10+ inches in some areas. I can't really tell because I haven't been out much.
Hubby and I had to go out this morning for a dr appt. On the way back I was pretty sure that I wasn't making the trek into work. The roads were ridiculous. There were spin-outs everywhere and the radio was saying that there were accidents everywhere. Neither hubby nor I were looking forward to me on the road alone. I called and said that I would wait a few more hours to make a decision and when it didn't let up I decided to stay home. I've been working so I hope I don't have to take it as a day off; I'm hoarding my days for maternity leave... we'll see.
The appt this morning was interesting. Had another NST. Very different experience than in the hospital. This gal is big and uncooperative... much like her dad.
Today we talked a lot about inducing and c-sections. But I don't want to get ahead of myself.
ok, gotta get back to snow day work day.



February out!
Whoa. That was a doozy of a month. Started out at a conference in Boston, which was great. Then a week later was the blizzard of the year! Some say the decade or even longer. We got 30ish inches at my house and stayed indoors for about 4 days. It took my hubby about 6 hours to clear it all. I felt so helpless to watch him from the window while he was doing all the heavy lifting. I was def ready to return to work after that, anything to get out of the house! The week after followed up with Mardi Gras, Ash Wednesday (I spent in NY with my boss on a bunch of visits), Valentine's Day and then my birthday. Hubby and I tried to get reservations for the Sat night of my b-day weekend but most places were booked solid for V-day leftovers. So we stayed in and had a great time. We actually ended up going out to dinner the week after and had a super lovely time at one of our favorite restaurants. This weekend is just busy as all the rest have been; surprise dinner for a friend tonight, gym, taxes, groceries and a work event tomorrow and more visits with friends on Sunday! Whew.
Today marks 32 weeks pregnant. Baby girl is big (confirmed by both the crazy kicks in the ribs and the ultra sound from yesterday). The doctor is mildly concerned and we are working together to keep an eye on this. They are being really great to me and I appreciate it so much. I feel lucky to have such a great team looking after me and baby girl.
March also brings a b-day celebration for my hubby. For once in the 17 years that I've known him, I am going to abide by his wishes and not do a darn thing for him. He has said forever and a day that he hates his birthday and does not want to celebrate and every year I make him do something. I am the one that love love loves to celebrate and therefore don't understand his non celebratory stance. But not this year. He gets his way this year.
Not really much else to report. I am still loving the job and looking forward to welcoming a new boss soon. It has been a challenge to steer this ship with limited staff and I am excited at the prospect of building a great program here with someone that has so much experience. Not to say that I am not looking forward to my maternity leave too and glad that someone will be here in my absence.
One last nugget: This morning on the radio they said that meteorologically today is the first day of Spring... not sure what that means but BRING IT ON!!! (btw 9 days til Daylight Savings begins!)
Ciao for now!