Thursday, July 31, 2008
Wednesday, July 30, 2008
Despite how uncomfortable I'm becoming (I'll spare you the details for now), I have to admit that I'm pretty excited that Chloe is over 5.5 lbs by now (according to statistical averages of course)!!
Wednesday, July 23, 2008
Thank you for recognizing and rewarding me for putting up with a crummy work environment for all those months... this is really a dream come true! I won't forget how you spared me from Cruella DeVille # 3. Haha.
Can I please just comment on how fabulous the whole Disability thing is?! I got my "Notice Of Computation" in the mail today - I will actually be making a difference of only $26.00 per day while I'm out. Ummm Hello... with the cost of driving to work and back, it's about even! Except I'm not up at 5 am, I don't have to take orders from my 4th crazy boss AND I get to focus on Fifi... Basically the state is going to pay me as if I was working except they've taken away the stress of work...and essentially spared me a frighteningly large mental breakdown during this pregnancy. Seriously the last few weeks were ugly. I'm pretty floored. I really expected the disability thing to go haywire and forget to pay me or jip me, etc. but so far... this is the first thing I've actually been impressed with in regards to our state/government. I approve.
ok. Now have a fabulous day!
You know things are bad when the employees at Quiznos ask you where your husband is when you go in alone... Poor Chris has been dragged there a LOT in the last couple weeks because that's all that has been sounding good for lunch! (We get to have lunch together now!!! It's been so nice...) I'm getting a reputation as a hungry pregnant lady I think!! Haha. How embrassing. I think Chris must have been intimidating to them because they all wanted to chat and ask me questions, seems like they'd been saving them up!!... Weird. Chloe has a following at Quiznos.
Well... other than my new friends, not much is going on, and that's probably the best news I could report. Although I slightly miss having a routine, I do NOT miss work. Let me repeat. I do NOT miss work. I am an entirely different person now that I'm not under all that stress... I even started cooking again a little bit!!
This morning was my 34 week appointment and everything looked great... the doctor doesn't even think Chloe will be 10 lbs either!! I'm not so sure, however... I think Chloe has some tricks up her sleeve. She could be hiding an extra few pounds somewhere... I'm not convinced until we see her cute little face.
It seems surreal that we've actually made it this far, while at the same time it seems like we've been pregnant forever ... I still haven't been able to grasp the the fact that soon we'll actually have a baby in the house. I don't think I'll ever get my mind around that fact until it actually happens.
That reminds me... the John Mayer concert is tonight! WOOHOO!! Hopefully I won't need to take up both of our seats all by myself.
We had our second prenatal class last night... the instructor put Chris on the spot (please let me remind you how shy he really is)... Needless to say, I'm pretty sure he doesn't have an interest in going back ...Well... that and also due to the fact that they made him massage me while I had a "pretend" contraction. I thought I was doing good until I learned that putting ice on your hand to simulate a contraction is nowhere near an actual contraction. Big surprise.
Wednesday, July 16, 2008
First of all...She made the moses basket! It is so gorgeous and luxurious! Chloe will be rollin' in the finest of fabrics and ribbons. She also made a boppy with a couple of adorable covers...a couple flannel blankets which will come in so handy!! And another blanket that is like lined in satin! I want it for myself...
Over 4 lbs?! Yay! Totally explains why I'm getting more and more uncomfortable and her jabs are getting so much stronger!! I have to admit that the worst side effect of pregnancy is the lack of nighttime sleep and utter daytime exhaustion!
Monday, July 14, 2008
So this weekend was my baby shower and it was so much fun!! Thank you to everyone who came. I loved getting to catch up with everyone. Chloe is so lucky to be coming into such a supportive, loving environment. I can't wait for everyone to meet her!
Hopefully Christopher's delightful insight into the world of parenting kept everyone entertained through the gift opening portion of the day. I know everyone is looking forward to pictures of the shower and gifts (especially those who couldn't be there), so enjoy!! (and yes, I always manage to make sure there are pictures of food in my blog entries...big surprise this post is no different)
Thank you again to my fabulous hostesses... Suzy, Tracee, Paige and Christina; you have outdone yourselves! Thank you so much!
*disclaimer: if your gift isn't displayed in the pictures for some reason, I apologize, I tried to get everything in but please let me know if you don't feel adequately represented... I'd be more than happy to focus an entire blog segment on you!!* Hehe. :)
Wednesday, July 9, 2008
Ok. now that we've cleared that up...
WOooHOoooo! This weekend is my baby shower!!! I am unbelieveably excited and am DYING to see everyone!!! I'll post pics afterwards but honestly this weekend couldn't come fast enough... !
Today we are officially 32 weeks!
A quick update...
"By now, your baby weighs 3.75 pounds (pick up a large jicama) and is about 16.7 inches long. She now has toenails, fingernails, and real hair (or at least respectable peach fuzz). Her skin is becoming soft and smooth as she plumps up in preparation for birth."