Sunday, May 21, 2006
Wednesday, May 17, 2006
Monday, May 15, 2006
The hospital tour also really impressed the hubby. He thinks that the birthing center took some time to make it look homey and comfortable. I, on the other hand, was freaked out the normal looking bed comes apart so that the stirrups and/or footpads can be exposed. It is nice that all the resuscitation equipment is hidden behind 'nice' wooden cabinets and pictures. I mean, I guess the room doesn't look 'hospital-y' but I mean really, I KNOW where that stuff is now, should I really? I sometimes think ignorance would be better, in the long run I know it is not, but still.
Not too mention Saturday when we replaced 3 more lights. The foyer light came with 6- 100W bulbs replacing the 3-15W bulbs that the people who lived there before had. I think that when we have that light on, we will not have to use any other lights in the entire house. We will be replacing those bulbs with some lower watt bulbs. The hallway light, went up much easier than expected and fortunately the hubby did not fall, that would have sucked, he was pretty high off the ground and his 8 month pregnant wife probably could do nothing to help him if he fell, besides calling 911. Which I guess probably is the most important thing. So now all we have left to replace is the fake marble fan in the dining room and the tacky kitchen light, then we will have a house that is more 'presentable', or at least not so embarrassing.
We also went down to VA to a friend's daughter's First Communion. It was a nice little ceremony and so cute. All the little girls dressed up like little brides, so sweet. We then went back to the house and enjoyed some good food and conversation. Unfortunately, the good food was mostly junk food and that made me ill, later of course. I was in a foul mood for the rest of the day/evening, but only to the hubby. The poor guy, he can't get a break, when I don't feel good stomach wise, it makes me cranky! I think he interprets it as mad at the world, but with the baby in my belly when I don't feel so good, I just don't have the energy to fake happiness. In my anger, I assembled the pack-n-play (with some help from the hubby). Man that is going to be nice to use as a bassinet, I didn't realize it had a feature that allows for vibration of the bassinet. It won't fit through the door, but the hubby and I had a good time taking it apart and putting it together. Maybe we should do a race to see who can do that the fastest! Baby gear, while overwhelming with the amount of crap you "should" get, is fun for adults too!
Saturday, May 13, 2006
Later I might write more about this weekends' festivities, but for now I have to go to bed. Tomorrow is another busy day and we got up fairly early this morning. I just really wanted to test and see how easy this posting will be on the flaky home internet.
Friday, May 12, 2006
Today starts a rather busy weekend. Tonight is our "hands-on" class where the husband should learn how to hold the baby, burp the baby, and most importantly diaper the baby! YEA! I am sure there will be other helpful and interesting stuff to learn. Pretty exciting. Tomorrow is the hossy tour. I am also scheduled to take my sewing machine in to get it repaired and I am sure we will be tackling the last of the lights. We have the hardest 3 left, foyer and 2-staircase lights. UGH! Sunday is 1st communion for a friend's daughter, where we will hopefully pick up the bassinet and swing. Then, we only have the boring miscellaneous stuff to get for baby's impending arrival. The stuff you really need but no one wants to buy for you, like thermometers and mattress pad protectors. Maybe, if we have time we will start packing the bag! I have been told that we could have the baby at any time (from some insensitive men who think I look big...they should just wait, baby unless really early, still has a lot of growing to do!) The countdown to the theoretical end could begin, we have 7 weeks until due date. But if I know my progeny, she will come when no one is expecting her, least of all her parents! I have been told that this week, marks the week where she could survive outside the womb on her own. That certainly is good news!
Thursday, May 11, 2006
Today is book club. It is our second book, and I have heard that most people hate it. My complaints with the book are not general overall plot, I think she could have gotten her point across about 150 pages before she did. I mean, I knew who the killer was way in advance of the ending. Granted she enlightened us in the end with some fabulous facts like motive, but I think maybe she could have done that pages before she did. Who knows, I guess that is why I am not a writer. But, this makes me more concerned about the book I choose. I am generally not picky about book, there are very few that I have not finished reading. Most books, no matter how terrible, I still want to know how they end. I am not the type to just read the last page either, I read the whole dang book. So it really irritates me if the ending doesn't satisfy me, leaves me guessing and/or doesn't tie up loose ends or is just terrible. It is like wasted time and I hate that, I could have been doing something else. Isn't my time more valuble than that. I should be reading books on labor, practicing breathing/relaxation/visualization, packing my bag, getting the last of the baby stuff we haven't received, SLEEPING constantly, etc. So much to do, but yet how much time to do it in?
Tuesday, May 09, 2006
I wanted to give an update on the childbirth classes. At the end of the class on Sunday our teacher wanted us to practice relaxation and visualization techniques. I had a really hard time with this. I think I am just one of those people that always has a hard time with that stuff. I don't think I could ever self-hypnotize myself and I suspect that I am always tense. When she popped in the CD and we were sitting on the floor with the lights off I could not concentrate on the tape. I started out good, we started with the deep breathing, which is apparently not something the little girl in my belly likes, because I can't even describe what she was doing, but suffice it to say it was distracting. I even put my coach, I mean hubby's hand on my belly and he was like what the heck. It was quite humorous and I think it is a bad sign that I was so easily distracted by the baby's crazy non-kicking movements, how am I going to breathe through the pain. Will I be easily distracted then? It is all well and good to practice at home, but I am not often distracted at home. Is it a bad sign, that I wanted the husband to feel what I was feeling, so he could be distracted also? I guess it didn't truly distract him too much, he was still able to get through 18 holes of golf in his head! I just wonder, does visualizing a healthy/realitively quick labor actually make it happen. I guess I will find out when the princess decides to join us on the outside.
We have our Dr's appointment today, should be fun. I am still going ever 2 weeks and we are scheduled with a Dr we have never seen before. Probably just another quick, weight, bp, measurement, your out. This is the only female in the practice that delivers babies. I wonder what she is like?
Monday, May 08, 2006
But, this weekend we had a good weekend, I got to catch up with a girlfriend in town while wandering around downtown picking up free flowers, window shopping and eating yummy Indian food. I especially enjoyed dinner, we had a real chance to chat and the husband doesn't like Indian food...double bonus! We finished the childbirth and labor class; started the 'Where's the Instruction Manual?' class. We installed our new lights in the bathrooms and downstairs. We no longer have to be embarrassed about the 1990's outside style halogen lights downstairs and we picked out/ordered more new lights for the foyer stairs and hallways. YEAH! Hopefully we can get those installed this weekend. Goodbye gold 80s/90s light fixtures, hello soon to be out of date brushed nickel light fixtures! But, at least we like them! It is so nice to actually be able to see in our bathroom, the light in their before, only 1 side worked it was rusting and only a 40W bulb. Now we have 3 working 60W bulbs, it is like looking into the sun. Who needs coffee?
Friday, May 05, 2006
if I didn't have a baby in my belly! I tell you I am at my wits end about this project I am working on. How come whenever I do the procedure everything looks peachy keen, but when I try to transfer it to someone else it looks like poop! WHY DON'T YOU KNOW HOW TO DO PCR? I took several days to talk to you about it, gave you a detailed procedure and followed you like a puppy dog while you followed the procedure. Why won't it work? Why can't I come up with a solution? I have heard that some people either like to cook or bake. I have never understood that because I can and I like to do both. It doesn't make any sense to me, many of the things in science are like cooking/baking. If you follow the directions to the letter they work. Sometimes you can make little adjustments along the way and things work out better. I always follow the directions the first time you try something the first time exactly as it is written, the second if you see fit is when you should make adjustments.
- I am not sure if the person I am working with just can't do PCR, I have heard there are people who can't
- I am not sure if she is not listening to me, I can not be a fly on the wall
- I am not sure if someone else who doesn't know jack about PCR is influencing her,
I suspect it is a combination of the 3. What am I supposed to do, my trainee is on vacation next week, this project is supposed to launched the week after that and if I can't get her to consistentally do this, then what can I do? AHHHHH! I think my only option is to go home and drink, but sadly it isn't an option I can actually follow through with, so what is left for me to do?
Tuesday, May 02, 2006
This weekend will be the final childbirth class and the first of the 'Where's the Instruction Manual' class. We might also be doing more lighting projects around the house. Technically, we have 5 more weeks until the baby is considered full term, my due date is 8 weeks away. But when will the baby come? Probably on our wedding anniversary, just so I can always remember how we spent our 3rd anniversary! It is probably time to put the car seat in the car and pack the bag. I have already done all the washing of the baby stuff. The car seat and packing the bag, might make this more real than I am ready for yet. But, it must be done, because I don't think while having contractions is the best time to be running around looking for stuff to complete the bag!