Monday, December 19, 2011
I'm going to try to do a quick update. I'll try to hit all the high points and not make it too long..
This past weekend we bought baby furniture. We kept holding off saying we'd get by until we moved so we didn't have to move furniture twice, but we needed furniture so we bought it. We got a cute little set for a great price and set it all up on Saturday. It then gave me nesting-fever so I dressed the bed, installed the carseat base, bought diaper storage containers, sorted diapers, redecorated rooms to fit the new baby furniture everywhere, and worked on the "nursery" a bit. Exciting stuff. Did anyone else remove the WARNING labels from their carseat? Hubby can't understand why I wasted the time doing it--I just hate the way they look so I took them off.
Last week we met with a custom homebuilder and I *think* we've finally settled on him to build our home. He has a great price for what we're looking for AND we get an extra bedroom than we were planning on. Double score. We're hoping to get our financing finalized next week and start building by the end of the year. Wishful thinking maybe, but he says it takes about 90 days start to finish, so that would put us in the house right before I have to go back to work after maternity leave. Booo! I won't even get to enjoy the new house! But oh well.
I've been trying to exercise on a more regular schedule and trying to find time outside of work to do it in. I was working out 4-5 days per week on my lunch break at work, but I am so tired of carrying my big ole' gym bag back and forth every day. Even if I leave stuff up here, I still have to bring a big bag of stuff every day. Not fun at all. Plus, once the baby is in daycare, I plan to go to daycare on my lunchbreaks to feed so that will knock that out. I don't have time to workout before work--I already get up at 5am for a 7am shift. I can workout after work, but it's not always consistent. If we have stuff planned then that comes first and then it's dinner time and then bedtime and then I haven't worked out that day.. Grrr! I almost want to go back to my 9-6 shift so I can workout before work every day and get it done. But then that puts me home after 6 every night with no time to do anything before starting dinner. Plus, once hubby starts classes again in 3-4 weeks, I'll have to be back on the early shift so I can pick up DSS from daycare after work on hubby's school days. Dang. I don't know how moms of young kids do it! I'm determined to figure something out though...
Next week I go back to the doctor for my 36 week appointment. After that she starts seeing me every week until I deliver. I've been having some really mild, random contractions the past few days so I'm going to see if she thinks that's indicative that I'll go into labor early. I know no one will really know, but I want to see what her experience is... Everyone tells me I look much further along than I am, etc etc, and the tech that did my anatomy scan said I should be delivering earlier than planned because the baby was developing ahead of schedule, but I don't know how much that all counts for anything. The baby will come when it's ready and not a minute before. But all the waiting is just killing me..
Christmas is this weekend--can't believe it! This year FLEW by!! Friday we have a holiday at work. Saturday we're celebrating Christmas with hubby's family over brunch at his mom's. Not looking forward to that at all. Then Saturday night we'll go to mass (maybe even midnight mass...) and Sunday celebrate at home with DSS. Sunday afternoon sometime we'll head to my parents' to celebrate with my family Sunday night. Monday we're doing family pictures with them, then we're headed back home. Tuesday I have a vacation day because DSS goes to his mom's at noon and daycare is closed. (So that means a 4-day work week this week and a 3-day work week next week!) The following Sunday hubby and I celebrate our anniversary and the New Year! I can't believe it's been a year already--crazy how much we've done in only a year of being married!
I guess that about sums it up. I tried to be brief, but that doesn't usually happen with me. Hope everyone has a wonderful, safe, and relaxing holiday season!! Once the new year rolls around, I'll be counting down the days until I can get back into running! (: