First coffee in days and it feels so good. (Even though it’s actually crappy-tasting hospital coffee.)
Greg went home to get a little (better) rest and to shower/change. So I’m all alone for a little while. Pout.
Every doctor & nurse I’ve seen in this hospital - including the pediatrician we picked - has been a dream. I feel so cared for.
http://twitpic.com/v59zg Not sure it gets much better than this.
life as a brand new mom
i have SO much i want to share… awesome feelings that i’d love and am so looking forward to putting into words. but it’s tricky when you can’t take your hands off this amazing, delicious-smelling angel. so i’ll just have to share a bit later. merry xmas, all! xoxo!
In the hospital for the night! Tomorrow is the big day :-)
t minus about two hours until i GO TO THE HOSPITAL TO HAVE A BABY, or something. wtf?!
check me out
i got everything done!
only took me 10 min. i swear the woman in front of me installed 3 different car seats, and must have had them translate the instructions in 4 languages! that was absurd.
i seriously cannot imagine what about a car seat safety check takes 30 minutes. this is freaking ridiculous. the car seat only took like 15-20 min to install! how can checking it take LONGER than that???
i could easily fall asleep right here in the car. but that would probably be bad. need to keep myself awake and hold out for that nap!
just a few more hours now...
it’s not even 7:30am but i’m up and ready to go (ok fine, still in pajamas… but i’m awake. WIDE awake). i barely slept at all last night - i can’t imaaagine why. the crazy thing is, usually when i can’t sleep from stress, my mind races through all the things that are actually stressing me out. i literally can’t stop thinking about this or that, and...
Nobody around at Cranford PD to check the car seat today, so to AAA I go tomorrow. Nothing like getting things done at the last minute. Eek.
attempting to motivate myself
i have 4 errands to run today. i just don’t really want to get moving and go outside b/c it’s freakin COLD. but if i write it down here, that makes me accountable, right? here they are: pick up greg’s quarterly parking permit (b/c i forgot to send the form in on time) car seat inspection manicure/pedicure (ok, this is a fun errand… i shouldn’t complain about...
the "last appointment"
greg and i went in at noon today for what i was told was to be the last appointment with my doctor, pre-baby. i had been a little confused at the meeting last wednesday. when the doctor i saw said that the next visit would be the last, and wasn’t very clear about the timeline after that, i sort of assumed she meant she’d be sending me over to the hospital that very afternoon...
This will go down in history as the laziest weekend of all time.
now i'm just being stubborn
i’m not answering calls today. it’s just too damn much.
Will Baby Girl be born in the middle of a blizzard?!? (I’m kinda thinking not, but it would be a cool story.) Stay tuned…
i am having this insane craving for chocolate chip cookie dough. just the dough, please. and thanks. except that is something i really, *really* cannot have right now. so baking them will have to do. bummer, man. oh, in other news? my mother in law made me promise i wouldn’t shovel. HA HA! i do not shovel. i’d much sooner stay inside, than pretty much *ever* shovel, if i have...
mamarana: Do NOT miss being totally hungover. ooh, what’d you do last night?
kind of dreading the obligatory pre-storm (even though really it’s the omg-we-haven’t-gone-food-shopping-in-like-a-month and/or the omg-we’re-having-a-baby-soon-so-we-should-probably-stock-up) grocery shopping trip but… because of the aforementioned other, non-storm reasons, i don’t really have too much of a choice. i should really get going NOW NOW NOW b/c i’m...
Hands & feet swelling badly. Hoping it’s b/c it’s warm in the house and honestly I haven’t moved around much today. Not anything worse.
preventing workplace harassment
i have to take a one-hour online class for work (everyone does… i didn’t get in some kind of trouble or something!) and it’s absolutely freaking ridiculous. “when in doubt, before you say or do something just ask yourself, ‘what would my mother think?’” is this for real?!
not a good scene over here today
our house is in SHAMBLES. i can barely move around anymore. and greg is home sick. but secretly i’m really happy that we (sort of) get to spend the day together. even though we’re quarantined in separate rooms, while i work, and he watches daytime TV to heal himself. i’m going to see what he wants to do for lunch! :-) nevermind… he’s sleeping. i guess i should...
Best part about working from home: not getting dressed. (I mean *dressed* dressed, of course.) What? I have nothing left that fits!
file under: things that are insanely annoying
when people do something and then say, “isn’t it annoying when people do that?” OMG YES. so why’d you do it?! current example: “hi, just checking in. no baby yet?” “nope, not yet.” “is it really annoying that everyone’s calling and asking you that?” what i want to say - “um, YES actually.” what i did say -...
can you help?
my husband is currently stuck at work and can’t come home b/c he has been informed of an important 4:30 company staff meeting. but right now he’s feeling miserable with some kind of head cold maybe(?) and needs some meds or at least a medical professional to take a look at him. do you know of an urgent care/walk-in clinic in/around soho? google has thus far failed me, so i thought...
file under: things you don't hear (read) every day
my brother: grabbing a drink with the guy who played the bully clifford on clarissa
i love that baby girl’s playlist has a healthy amount of phish and other assorted music from the ‘jam band’ genre. greg probably will give me a one-eyebrow-up look and/or roll his eyes when he hears it, but it makes me smile to think about bringing up my own little hippie.
the due date for baby girl w is … TOMORROW. but i had a non-stress test this morning and an internal exam and … nothing is happening. not much of a chance of her coming today or tomorrow. i did apparently have a few somewhat significant contractions while i was being monitored, but i didn’t even feel them. the doctor told me i’ll have my “last” appointment...
my verdict on the sing-off
it is a little bit terrible, definitely formulaic, and way forced. but i still definitely enjoy listening to a cappella music enough that i’ll keep watching. and there are only 3 more episodes, anyway. i am sure i’ve sat through more episodes of worse.
more on that playlist thing
so i made a playlist, as i mentioned before… but i was wondering if i could ask, do you have any suggestions for what should be on a sleepytime-type playlist for a squishy newborn?
i am not really the most patient person. it’s not exactly the character trait i’m most wildly proud of, but i acknowledge it and therefore try to not let it get to me (or result in me being a nasty bitch to someone else) as much as i can. well being (very) pregnant is really trying my patience, particularly when it comes to how damn much my mother and mother-in-law feel the need to...
well i did one thing today! (not counting work. i actually did some of that, too.) i made a playlist for Baby Girl!! i can’t wait for her to grow up around lots and lots of music. some of my faves on the mix: joni mitchell, the beatles, the weepies, simon & garfunkel, allman brothers, bob marley, coldplay, iron & wine, etc., etc., etc. (i also may have downloaded party in the...