Well today is my birthday, I plan to sit here and relax. Im exhausted from the weekend. I need to buy my SIL a baby gift and birthday gift this week.
Oooh that reminds me of a question....do you always buy off people's registries? I typically do, BUT...my SIL let my brother do their registry and there isnt much on there and what is on there is not very good stuff. They are not into this whole obsessing over baby stuff like I am. I read reviews and carefully select my items. They have no swaddlers, pumping/fedding stuff (and I know she wants to BF), no baby care items (clippers, thermometer, nose aspirator). i was thinking I could help my bro out and get some of this stuff...or is that rude to assume what they need.
Sorry about the tangent.
Im meeting 2 friends tomorrow for lunch! Its nice bc I rarely get lunch breaks at work. AND...I found out that I have good friday off! Sweet! Not sure what I will do that day.
I'm pretty much in constant pain now. Feels exactly like a period coming on - full force. I'm still going though... going to work, etc. Boss man wants to know when I'm leaving, but.. I dunno when I'm leaving...and I know it's making him antsy LOL The rest of this week - tomorrow I work and Wednesday I have a doc appt at 11. Thurs Fri and Sat I work. I know - I lead a really active life LOL
Elizabeth - I've never had an issue buying stuff that's not on the registry. I mean, when I had MY shower, I definitely got stuff not on my registry and you never know - they may just be a little lost on what to actually ask for, so if you gave them something different it might be appreciated even more than something on their registry.
You know Jessica, that period like cramps are a sign of early labor. Not trying to get your hopes up, but Im hoping that it turns into something more soon. Hopefully they give you some good news on Wednesday.
My next appointment is friday. I get my first cervical check then...if I want it. I think I will go ahead and let them.
I'm in the same boat today that every time she moves it just hurts it seems.
Took my truck in today for an oil change and went grocery shopping. Was actually pretty excited about the whole oil change. There is a certain dealership my dad uses and the company he works for goes to the same place(for servicing and buying all the company trucks), so that's where I took our truck. They only charged me $24.95 for a full synthetic. I was expecting at least $50.
Tomorrow there are a few phone calls to make. Wednesday, our 6 year old has an eye dr appt. Thursday is my 37 week appt and DH starts back to school(he will be going every Thursday from 5-10 for class) for the next 8 weeks(they do 8 week sessions then two weeks off and so on) so today started this new session of classes. Friday and Saturday seem like pretty open easy days, so i'm sure one of those days i'll end up at my parents doing laundry. Then Sunday we will go to my parents for Easter dinner. Thats about it.
Oh and Elizabeth, have you asked them if there are things they already have and maybe thats why they didn't register for some stuff? You could always use the excuse that you have a few ideas but they aren't on the registry and you wanted to make sure they didn't have some things before buying them?
I've asked him, they have nothing. And when they talk about baby stuff they are always like, huh whats that? They think I'm a nut. When I asked her if they were going to do childbirth classes, she said "why the baby is going to come out either way." I love her, she is funny and sweet, we just approach things differently. I'm a planner, they are not. They got married in Vegas with 1 month of notice. We planned our wedding over 9 months.
I think I'm the weird one out here in that I am not too bothered by how pregnant I am-I am more panicking at my to-do list at work before I go on leave which pretty much keeps me from dwelling on how preggo I am feeling. I am physically uncomfortable, but I want to stay pregnant long enough to feel ok about leaving my job for 12 weeks-I'm having a hard time letting go, haha!
Elizabeth, I don't think it would be rude to pick out things that you think they would need but aren't on their registry. If you include gift receipts, they can always exchange them if they decide they don't want them after all, but pumping/feeding stuff and baby care items would all be great gifts IMO.
Jessica, my labor with my first started with period like cramps as well-even though it seems like things are moving slow, its definitely a sign that your body is totally gearing up. Hopefully it won't be much longer at all for you!