Yeah I know it's been forever. I'm not usually like this. I love blogging and I've tried to post but for some reason my computer at work hasn't been letting me sign-in to blogger lately. Weird. But now, I'm at home and guess what??!!! I'm FINALLY DONE WORK!! Technically speaking, I was supposed to be at work today but I decided against it. First of all, it was pretty stormy here yesterday - lots of snow and freezing rain. Normally it takes me about 40 minutes to get home - yesterday it was 2 HOURS! Yup, so the ladies in the office said their goodbyes to me yesterday when I was leaving and warned me not to come in if the weather was still questionable this morning. And to be quite honest, it was icey on our street first thing this morning but otherwise it's been a fairly okay day. So I'm sure I COULD have made it but...nah! I just can't believe I'm done work...DONE for a whole year. Don't think it's quite sunk in yet but I know I'm really looking forward to it. I do feel bad about not getting to say goodbye to everyone in our plant at work before I left so I think I'll take a trip in there next week when I have my next midwife appointment.
Speaking of work, on Wednesday we had our monthly potluck in the office and the ladies hosted me a wonderful BABY SHOWER! It was so much fun - what can I say? I love getting spoiled and opening presents. I got 4 (yes, FOUR) homemade blankets. One is a patchwork quilt and the other 3 are crocheted/knit and are all absolutely the most gorgeous creations ever. I love them all. I also got a cool playskool play center for when the baby is 3mths and older. I got diaper shirts, receiving blankets, sleepers, diapers, baby booties, "Love you Forever" book by Robert Munsch, and a hand-knit jacket and matching hat that's just so tiny and soft and cute, I can't wait to see the baby in it. Oh, and work also got a bunch of money from people who wanted to give me something (mostly the guys) and they put it into a gift card for us to use towards purchasing our stroller, the only item we had left to buy.
And that was my 2nd baby shower - I already had a "regular" baby shower at home hosted by my sister with all my friends and family. That was on February 18th and once again, I got super-spoiled. There were 32 of us in my little house in total (including quite a few kids, of course). And here's what I got:
From my momma and dad - change table
Granny - diaper bag
Jamie's parents - 3 in 1 car seat
Jamie's sister, Vanessa - this really cool bath toy holder thingy from Boon that I've never seen before but totally love love love.
My sister - scrapbook and swaddle blanket (cause I like swaddle babies...like peas in a pod)
Christa Jen and Steph - bumper pad and ruffle for the crib
Joann - sleeper set with teddy bear on the bum and matching blanket
Vicki - Mortimer the Moose by Lamaze he he, love him...also sleeper, lotions, scrapbook stuff and most importantly, an easter cream egg for mommy-t0-be.
Aunt Rowelle, Cavelle, Vicky #2, and Nanny Perkins - bunch of diaper shirts, monitor, safety first kit, blanket, sleeper, etc.
Aunt Valerie - sleepers and a nice throw blanket with the bedtime prayer embroidered in it.
Aunt Dianne - gift card (awesome!) and my uncle John insisted on sending along a gift of these "bugs" that dangle from the infant carrier/car seat and make little noises and stuff. Very cute :)
Cousin Michelle - Dream glow pooh, scrapbook, little swimmers, booties, bunny and blanket set, 1st year calendar, etc.
Cousin Wendy - Lamb mobile for the crib and other misc items.
Bobbi-Lynn - the sweetest most fluffy infant winnie the pooh bathrobe you ever did see!!! with bibs, diaper shirts, etc.
My little cousin Tyler - he's 10 and so thoughtful - wanted to give the baby one of his own turtle toys...and also a rattle and a sippy cup and a homemade card.
Erykah, Bella and Olivia - baby hat and mittens and a homemade card (I just love kids homemade cards!)
Korie - a gazillion little things - cups and bowls, powder, plugin covers, tide pens, bottle brushes, bottle nipples, etc etc
Kim - this really awesome towel/blanket she made. It's hard to picture without actually seeing it but it's a big bath sheet that you put around your neck to keep your hands free and your clothes dry for when you're bathing the baby. So neat.
Monica - Lullaby player for the crib
Vanessa Goosney - a laundry basket filled to the brim with every little item imagineable.
Marianne - scrapbook stuff, wipes and change pad.
Vicky #3 - pj set, diaper shirt, picture frame, blanket.
Kayla - sleepers, bottle, baby book, lotions, pacifiers, Pooh shirt and hat.
Jen #2 - safety kit, froggie toy, bunny blanket, crib sheet.
Wow! That's a lot...will post pics later of the shower too.
And now that I'm at home...
There's a part of me (the part of me that's waddling and uncomfortable and constantly having braxton hicks) that's anxious for the baby to arrive. Although I have to say it drives me nuts when women keep saying "I just want this baby out!" like they're all angry about being pregnant. Honestly, there was a lady at one of the doctors appointments I was at during our 28th week who I was talking to and kept saying she just wanted it to be overwith. And I just felt like saying "You know what? You really need to think about what you're saying! There's a reason why a pregnancy is 38 - 42 weeks and if you DID have your baby now you'd be eating your words because who knows if he/she would survive or what problems they might have." But anyways, I bit my tongue and thanked God for a healthy happy pregnancy.
And on the other hand, there's a part of me that really would love to stay pregnant. I think I'll really miss being pregnant and I think I may need this next couple of weeks to relax and enjoy some alone time before the "big day".
And then there's the realization that this baby really doesn't give a crap about what I think and will simply arrive whenever he/she is ready to meet the world. SO nervous about that part!
So now I'm thinking that I really want to keep myself on somewhat of a schedule even before the baby arrives. I feel like I need to keep going like being at home is now my "job" including getting up at a decent time, eating regularly scheduled meals, actually getting dressed instead of staying in pj's, having a list of chores to do...I really don't like the idea of sitting around and watching tv all day and then feeling like i've done nothing at the end of the day. Any suggestions for keeping motivated cause it really would be so easy to become a couch potato?
Ah, my kitty cat is dreaming. He's curled up on the pillow like a person and keeps twitching and making little noises in his sleep. He he :) Not sure if you can actually see him against the white duvet...
And last but certainly not least...
HAPPY 30th BIRTHDAY TO MY WONDERFULLY AMAZING HUBBY!!! (who likes to make sure I remember he's amazing by telling me constantly about how much "stuff" he deserves on his one special day). He he...who am I to disagree? Have a great day babe! (Hope you liked your cake - chocolate made from scratch!)