So, I went back to work on Monday after being off contract for five weeks and having a lovely time at home. Wouldn't you know it the s*it hits the fan (at work) involving a somewhat diva actress and I'm exhausted!!! I totally didn't see it coming.
On the pregnancy side we went to our Baby Basics class tonight. Blair and I were chuckling on the way home because we realized that we knew most of what was covered already...and it seemed like most of the class was clueless. I did learn some new stuff...but maybe not enough for the cost.
My belly button is cracking me up because it has been flat this whole time and right now it looks like it's trying to pop...but can't. I don't know how to describe it.
Boy, I'm Whiped!!! One thing working behind the scenes in theatre....more drama happens there than on stage.
Ok...we installed the carseat!!! But we are unsure if it's level enough. I guess that's what inspections are for!
We've been super busy these past couple of days...going back to work after having a nice 5 weeks off is more difficult than I thought it would be. Friday was esp. stressful and when I finally worked everything out I laid down for a nap and told the baby He could come anytime...and I started having contractions. But, then they stopped because I had to get ready for my date with Blair. Which was a dinner cruise on lake Michigan! It was fun! I'll post pictures.
Then yesterday we had our Breastfeeding class all afternoon. It was invaluable. Especially for Blair but I realized I had hardly done any reading on it and was really learning some things for the very first time! So I felt really great and confident about it afterward. Blair was funny this morning reviewing what we needed to do and it was nice to know he's got my back .
Other than that! This morning I wanted pancakes!!! So I made them and some bacon and we had a lovely Sunday morning breakfast...I put dinner in the crock pot, we took recycling to the drop off, went to Whole Foods to pick up EPO and RRL tea, and installed the carseats. I've spent the rest of the afternoon catching up on lodges!
Blair and I on the boat!
We took tons of pictures of the beautiful Chicago skyline and none of them turned out!!! Darn!!!
Last edited by ejf123; 08-03-2008 at 07:31 PM.
Okay..I'm conflicted. There is a big part of me that wants to just stay as busy as I can until baby decides to come out. There is another part of me that wonders if I keep scheduling things he won't come out until I stop and allow a space for him to be here. YKWIM? These next two weeks are going to be busy...and I keep thinking that he just won't come until I'm done with whatever I schedule.
And so...along those same lines I'm thinking of just stopping work all together on my due date. Of course I'm conflicted because I want as much time as possible for LO. argh.
Ok the other thing I'm not sure what to do about is my brother is coming through Chicago the day before my due date with one of his friends and needs a place to stay. I'm sort of like...ummm...I have no idea what'll be going on on that day! I said if I'm not in labor or if I'm at the hospital you are more than welcome to stay...but really I'm not sure I want strangers (brothers friend) around when I'm trying to convince a baby to come out!? Maybe someone else can keep them...I'll have to look into that.
ETA: belly pic
Last edited by ejf123; 08-04-2008 at 09:50 PM. Reason: add belly
Great belly!! I dont know what to tell you about your working situation. Its a tough call. It would be so nice if we KNEW when we were going to have our lo's!
Rachel & Ryan
Amelia Ryan 4-14-07
Yes...it would make it easier... still no decision made, giving myself some time to make it.
On another note! I slept through my Dr. appt this morning!!! Totally turned off my alarm in my sleep (don't think I've ever done that before) and slept right on through.
I had a long night last night we had a major storm come through and I had contractions throughout the whole thing. Then I kept thinking that he dropped a bit because my bladder couldn't get any relief and his hiccups were lower. I don't really know if he did...but I'm still thinking that it's very possible. Anyway once I passed out...I really passed out aparently!! Now I'm sortof playing hookie from work. Luckily not much is going on this week compared to last...I'm so ready to be done. But, I think I really need to stick it out at least until my due date. Then I'll feel justified to stop working.
Anyhoo!!! That's it for me!
I know how you feel about deciding when to stop working. I was informed today by the beautician at the nursing home that she was made to quit working 6 weeks before her due date when she was pregnant 30 years ago. It's odd how times have changed. I wouldn't want THAT long off, but if it's not forced it's hard to make the call when to stop. Good luck making the decision.