Thursday, March 13, 2008

The Countdown is ON!

Tomorrow I have my 2nd last pre-natal appointment. And the countdown is ON!!!!
I will be having my baby in two weeks from tomorrow (or sooner!). I'm soooo excited. Okay and a little nervous.
What am I worrying about?
A) Having a c-section
B) Not having a c-section.
I kind of want to go into labour before my scheduled date, throw all caution to the wind and go with the flow. I've got lots of people supporting me in this (my doctor included) with the final decision being if it doesn't happen on its own then d-day is March 28th. I'm totally okay with that.
And ... I have lots to do in the next couple of weeks. I have the weekend projects that include my husband like a little more clean up (sorry sweetie) and installing the car seat.
And then there's my other list.
I've got to fix my hair colour.
I need to get my nails done.
I would like to get my eyebrows done.
I need a bikini wax.
I want to sort through baby clothes.
I need to buy a nursing pillow.
I also need to carve out relaxation time. Ahhhhh! Sweet afternoon naps. I love afternoon naps. I have borrowed a couple books from my friend and I may even pull out some scrapbooking stuff. My goal is to fill my time so I'm not wishing the next two weeks away.
A week on a beach would be nice also, but I'm guessing that's not in the cards.
Of course, Easter is also coming up. It's an early easter this year. Matthew was born just before Easter on Passover and we brought him home on Good Friday. (it was a late Easter). Part of me is thinking it would be nice to have the baby before Good Friday. But, whatever, I don't think that will happen.
But ... wishful thinking.
Plus, tomorrow is my last day of work. Yippee!!!!

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

So Close ...

I have 16 days left of pregnancy.
I have 2.5 days left of work.
I'm done! I'm totally looking forward to a couple of weeks to unwind, nap, watch tv and do very little else before this baby makes her grand entrance.
That is, if she doesn't show up early!!!
Here's the thing ... I'm the world's most impatient person! I'm trying to concoct all sorts of ways to bring on labour. Nothing is working. I do get contractions, but I think that's normal in a second pregnancy. Nothing else happens. Boring.
And, the contractions all happen at the weirdest times. Like on the GO Train. And while I'm trying to have a little nap on the way home from work my mind goes to scary places, like what would I do if it were real contractions or if my water broke while on the train. Or standing on the platform, or walking from Union Station to work.
Anyway, I've unlocked my blog for awhile. You know ... just in case the baby comes early. I plan to post here and also send an e-mail.

Sunday, March 09, 2008

Checking In ...

It's been a long time since my last post.
Things have been a little busy in our neck of the woods. I have one week left of work, and at about 36 weeks pregnant here I'm getting tired!
It's funny wrapping stuff up at work. It's hard figuring out which files to keep, pass to others, etc. And, I still need to write some sort of e-mail to everyone explaining who to contact for various things. I was working on the wording of my e-mail last week and I was laughing when I realized that I have worked on enough projects over the last couple of years (the last year in particular) that I'm referring people all over the place - from my department to lawyers, etc.
Hopefully it will all sort itself out.
And, of course I argued to keep my blackberry on mat leave. There are valid reasons for this, but I do believe it is entirely possible to go into blackberry withdrawal! And I will want to keep up.
Otherwise, things are going well with my pregnancy. Of course I'm hitting the point of being of uncomfortable. But, that's pretty typical. I'll be glad to have a couple weeks off to prepare for the baby, and you know, nap! As much as I want this baby to come early I also wouldn't mind a few days to finish getting ready.
Speaking of getting ready ... we're getting there. Last weekend we bought a ton of stuff in Buffalo (no, not a car seat or crib, don't worry) and then this week I had a shower held by my friends at work, and also a lunch out with a lovely gift from the people I work with. I was really pleasantly surprised and touched.
We're now trying to get our house in order, buy the stuff for my hospital bag (this snow is not helping me!!!) and chill till the big day arrives. That would be 19 days or less. Woo Hoo!
I know I've had my blog locked for awhile. I'm thinking of unlocking it (or taking off the password protection) for a few weeks once the baby is born so that I can post pictures and updates.
I've been playing around a bit with the template to take off some stuff that was bugging me (like the facebook link) so I'm not quite as worried. And, thanks to the fact that one of our work intranet designers showed me a little bit about understanding html coding I figured that all out on my own!
I think that's it for now.