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    I'm feeling pretty well over all. I was EXHAUSTED yesterday by the time I got out of the hospital, which is funny because I really didn't do anything all day except lay in a hospital bed and eat and watch movies. I think it was just draining not really knowing for sure what was going on.

    Originally, I was supposed to travel to Seattle today for my last business trip before I go on maternity leave. But due to everything going on (low blood sugar - which the doctors think is from my body being under too much stress from traveling and being sick last week + contractions) we decided that was not happening and I will just conduct the meeting via conference call tomorrow morning. Which is just fine with me - totally not worth putting any more stess on my body if it's going to be harmful.

    Luckily, my boss is totally wonderful and supportive (she actually drove me to the hospital yesterday while another coworker followed with my car so that I wouldn't have to drive but wouldn't be stranded either) so it's not like I'm in any hot water for canceling a trip last minute (even though I guess my company just has to basically eat that ticket since the change fees were worth more than the ticket - whoops!) So now I'm just trying to get everything done that I need to get done, but also taking it easy too.

    My MIL kept T last night because she was supposed to keep him anyway (since I was supposed to be traveling today and both DH and I would have had to leave the house this morning way too early for us to take him to daycare.) I called her to tell her that she didn't need to keep him anymore, but she offered to keep him anyway so that I could sleep in later this morning - so that's exactly what I did - I went to bed last night at 9 and slept until I woke up on my own (no alarm for me this morning!) at about 7:30. Now I'm even kind of dressed like a bum (or anyway, as much of a bum as I can get away with in a business casual setting, LOL) in a big cozy sweater and loose comfy maternity pants at work. Easy going from here on out, no suits, no traveling, just doing the best I can.
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    I'm sooooo glad you're doing okay! I'm glad they cancelled your trip as well. Scary that stress can do that to your body. That was sweet of your MIL to keep T for you while you rested.

    I know we've discussed this before, but do you have a date set to go out on leave?

    Happy 33 weeks!
    Jessica, Tim and Baby Julie

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    Right now my last day of work in scheduled for 3/18. Eeeek, only about a month away! We will change that though if I have enough time if my dr and I decide that they really do have to induce me early. How about you, are you able to take any time off before your little girl is born?
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    I don't have a date set to go out. I really want too, but part of me wants to work right up until and the other part of me wants to take off a week or so - so I can make sure I have everything ready/clean/organized. Everyone has told me to not do that though, because I'm going to want that extra week with the baby.

    I'm rather jealous to get to go out on 3/18. Are you planning on just hanging out with T or getting things done or what?
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    T will be in school (pre-K) three days a week, so I will take him and pick him up and spend the afternoons with him on those days. I haven't decided about the other two days of the week. I have to keep paying my daycare lady regardless if I want her to hold my spot (and I do! We love her and cannot live without her) so I'm thinking that I might take him to daycare for part of the day some of those days since I'm paying for it anyway, that way I can work on getting things all ready for the baby without a kid underfoot. I doubt I'll keep him in it for the full day for both days a week though because I also want to take some time to spend just with him before the new baby comes. It's weird thinking that he's not going to be an only child pretty soon. He's had it pretty good these first 4 (almost 5) years - only child, only grandchild on BOTH sides...so I think it's going to be a bit of an adjustment to have to "share" my attention with a baby. So, definitely want to put in some quality time with him before the baby comes, just making sure he knows how special to me he is and always will be.

    Great, now I'm crying. Thanks a lot, Jess!


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    Umm... oopsie! Don't cry!!

    When Rocket gets older, T will be super excited to have a brother so close in age. But he'll get to be the "big" brother, which is completely awesome, it always sucks being the younger one LOL. There are grandkids on both sides, but my mom and and my MIL don't get to see their grandkids very often. Plus, there's no girls, so that's good.

    I never once doubted my moms love for me when my little brother came along. Yes, I was a little older than T, but I loved on my brother like he was my own, even back then. I'm sure T will be JUST fine.

    Now I'm gonna cry.
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    I'm so glad everything was ok and you were able to go home. And its good that you were able to cancel the trip and can take it easy from here on out. I'm jealous of your time off beforehand-I will work up to when I go into labor. I know it will be a really special time for you and T to have some extra bonding time before the baby arrives, and while yes it will be an adjustment, he will be a great big brother!
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