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Friday, January 18, 2013

Catch-up

  • I am at that point in my pregnancy where people look at me as if I am going to birth this child right in front of them. And they panic a little every time I call or don’t pick up the phone.
  • Every time someone asks me “so, when is the baby coming?” I answer them with “I don’t know”.  They probably think I am being a huge bitch, which okay maybe, but I really DON’T know.  As many times as I have asked her, she hasn’t filled me in on her birthday plans.
  • My coworkers threw me a little baby shower today at work – it was really sweet and unexpected.  And they got me a Reese’s blizzard cake. And chicken bacon ranch pizza. So, it was a winning kind of day.
  • We are surprising Gianna and taking her to see Disney on Ice sunday – she is going to flip out. 
  • Speaking of my little threenager – apparently today was a rough day.  I actually spent a few minutes just listening to her spout off about how “I don’t have to listen to you when you say ‘Mommy said so’ because I just don’t want to and that’s not fair” She really was going on a good long tangent and finally, she stopped and did what I asked her to do in the first place (pick up her toys).  Clearly she just needed to vent…..
  • I got my maternity leave and short term disability paperwork this week. Short term disability at my work is terrible and barely worth contributing too.  I wish I had known or understood this better you know, a long time ago.  I requested to take off the full 12 weeks thinking I might be able to pull off a work at home scenario for the last few weeks.  It’s not working out how I had planned and it has me a wee bit freaked the hell out about how we are going from a solid income to well, not much of one.  Nothing is lining up how I thought it would and it’s just generally a little scary for my type A self.
  • But I know it will all work out.  Or I have to think that it will, because, it’s happening.  I’m flexible enough to go back to work early if I need to – but I SOOOOO don’t want to.
  • I had forgotten about all the uh… joyous… things that leak from your body at the end of pregnancy.  I feel like a giant science experiment – what will come out next? can her belly really expand any further? will her belly button pop open? how hard can a fetus punch a bladder before it bursts? Is that REALLY a contraction or just a baby stretching?
  • the room is done. the car seat is ready to be installed. my breast pump came today. the house is in an acceptable state.  I am feeling slightly more prepared.  if I can get my eyebrows waxed tomorrow I will be feeling awesome!
  • I still haven’t put the big sister gift together yet – I don’t know why I am having a hard time getting this done.  I have all the things, they just need to go in the box!
  • It’s been a long week. G is finally asleep.  Mike has been dicking around on his computer with headphones on for hours.  I’m going to bed – I hope my attitude is slightly better tomorrow because I really don’t like it when I am in a bad mood.  And I have some fun stuff to do with G and my sister.
  • Three day weekend ahead! Yay!

1 comment:

alison said...

"Mike has been dicking around his computer..." made me spit out this horrendous whiskey sour that J made me 2 hours ago. It's like we speak the same language.