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1. I came in to work early again today because my calendar is booked solid from 9-4. I am double booked twice and I have to do 2 interviews. What the heck?? Of course, instead of getting work done, here I am……

2. Hub has worked every night this week leaving me to deal with the kids on my own. It’s not really a big deal, but I sure am wiped out. He will be home tonight until 10, so I feel like I’m getting a break.

3. I have 2 videos that I want to post and I keep forgetting to upload them. One is of ED on the sled, screaming up to Hub after he says “all right ED!” that he is actually Jeff Gordon. The other is of CA who wanted to watch herself sing the ABC’s on camera. So we recorded that, and then she insisted on singing “I love you”. Maybe tonight.

4. My mother had a panic attack last night because the ham she ordered from QVC for Easter Dinner is on back order. Am I the only one who thinks that ordering a ham from QVC, as well as a ham being on back order in general, is hysterical? She didn’t find it very funny.

5. I’ve been on the border of getting sick all week. I has stomach issues on Tues and Weds and today my throat and ears hurt. I credit the prenatal vitamins with keeping me healthy. As opposed to the 2 other times, I have hardly been sick at all. It’s refreshing.

6. I found out that our hospital has remodeled all of their post-partum rooms; they are all private and they boast a home-like atmosphere. The baby gets to room in with you the whole time you are there. I’m pretty sure the nurses will still barge in on me at all hours of the night. I wouldn’t exactly call that home-like.

7. I’ve been giving more thought to my proposed early induction. I hated being induced, however, if it gives me the chance of having a smaller baby, one who does not have to go to the NICU for hypoglycemia, I think I’m going to do it. I would rather be uncomfortable and somewhat miserable instead of going through what I did with CA. That thought has terrified me since I got pregnant; I can not leave the hospital without my baby again. It’s not going to happen. So when we evaluate at 36 weeks, I will ask for a scheduled induction.

8. Speaking of this baby bean, Hub has decided he really doesn’t like the middle name we have chosen. He’ll go with it, but I’m not sure that I want to hear his incessant complaining about it. Every time he hears CA’s middle name, he makes a comment. He hates it. Whatev. We’ll see what happens.

9. I’m also prepping myself to begin dieting before I come back to work from my maternity leave. This will be hard because typically I am hungrier when I am breastfeeding than I am when I am pregnant. It’s been proven, however, that I can not start a diet at work. I need to establish the good habits prior to coming back. It’s going to be hard, but I need to do something. I can’t look like this anymore. I bought “You on a Diet” just before I got pregnant, so I’m going to study up and figure out a way to do this without depleting my milk etc. (there is a huge change that post-partum feelings will send this all down the toilet, but it’s good in theory, right????)

10. Finally, I commented somewhere the other day that CA was 26 months old. Am I on drugs? She is 2 years and 7 months old, which makes her what, 31 months old? Holy hell! She’s closer to being 3 than I realized!! I worry about her not being the baby anymore. She is SO the baby. I had similar worries for ED before she was born and it all worked out fine, but I can’t help but worry that we are forever impacting her life by making her the middle child. It’s valid; her life—all of our lives—will change forever when the bean is here. She’s just had so much time to herself as the baby of our family, where as ED had less than 2 years, and it scares me. I’m encouraged though that she has already offered to help change diapers, and rub the baby’s back, and be my helper. She’s going to be a great big sister, of that, I am sure.

9 responses »

  1. Personally, I feel EXCITED for CA to have a sister! I love my sister. It will be awesome.I HATED being in the hospital because of the nurses barging in all of the time. I even asked to go home the day AD was born, since I had no drugs or surgery or anything, but they wouldn’t let me. BAH.

  2. I have to admit that I laughed out loud about the ham. ;)and I think CA will be a GREAT big sister! It might take a little adjustment, but I think she’ll love taking care of the new baby. 🙂

  3. The ham is funny. To everyone except your mom, of course.I agree that it’s great for CA to have a sister. That sister bond is just so special.

  4. The ham thing is hilarious! Who knew?I’m glad you clarified CA’s age – I was so confused when you commented that CA was 26 months (what? I could have sworn she was older than Maggie). Hee.I was worried about the middle child thing with Bart too (he is 31 months older than Maggie). So far, so good is all I can tell you. I think it will be great for CA to have a little sister.

  5. I still worry about how things will be for O but I’m also so excited to see him as a big brother. It’s amazing how grown up they look when there are babies around!Our hospital recently added a nap time to their schedule where no nurses will enter any rooms unless you call them. I really love the hospital we’re planning on delivering at (in spite of being there waaaay to often the last few weeks)

  6. 4. AAAAHAHA AHAHAAHAHA! Order! Ham! QVC! HAHAHAHAHAHA!6. Sounds swanky. We had a lovely, truly lovely, birthing suite for Jelly Bean. And then they stuck in the barracks at Auschwitz for the postpardum thing. And I had to keep calling the nursery to BRING MY BABY BACK so he could nurse. Bah. So, the rooming in thing *for reals* sounds awesome.10. Yes! This is what concerns me about having a third child. I tell Honey, “But I like Jelly Bean! I don’t want to condemn him to the life of the middle child.” Heh. Anyway, I understand how you feel. But you are right. It will be great. A sister is a wonderful thing. Besides, I think the middle child thing really depends on the parents to make sure it is not so much of an issue. You guys are up to it.

  7. QVC + ham= funny!QVC + ham + back ordered = hilarious!Oh, I hope you don’t get sick. It’s horrible being sick and pregnant.Yeah for the nice hospital rooms. I can’t complain about mine too much. They were nice and private.I hope the induction goes well for you. I had a big baby too, and he ended up in the NICU for a week with an infection after birth. So I understand not wanting to risk the NICU thing. If I were in your case, I might opt for it too. I always wish to go into labor naturally, but when it comes down to it it’s easy to say OK.

  8. Oh my god, my parents (mainly my MOM) order meat from QVC all the time.It is good, though. I’ll give them that.I always wished I had a sister in addition to my younger brother. I think CA will love it.

  9. Ah, there’s nothing like QVC ham. I ordered my older kids Webkinz for Easter and THEY DIDN’T GET HERE IN TIME! EASTER IS RUINED!


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