Friday, March 30, 2012

Four Weeks To Go

makes me happy.



Four weeks today this goose will be cooked and ready to serve!

I'm very much hoping we make it to the scheduled c-section on the 27th as there are still a million things to do in preparation. The good news is, on Monday, we begin a real focused effort to get those things done! Hopefully some fun renovation photos to follow.

Work has still been great. I really enjoy having the luxury being on my feet and moving around rather then sitting on my rear for 7 hours at a time.

Byrd is super excited and Kev has been as kind and helpful as always - except for the knee in the back this morning in bed but, he swears he has no recollection of it.

So... thumbs up all around this week!

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Morning Kisses

make me happy.


Since the day Byrdie was born she has made no bones about the fact that she likes to be in mommy's company. Which melts my heart and certainly makes me feel well loved.

It also has meant that she cries when I don't hold her, she'll take 30 minutes to get out of her bed after nap if I've gone to work, and she'll say heart breaking things to Kevyn at the end of the day like "I'm lonely when mommy's not around."

But the other morning, when I got up out of bed where we were all watching Shrek together, she leaned over and whispered to Kev, "I love you daddy."

He says she's a closet lover like me (I'm not big on PDA).

I say, I always knew she had a most special spot in her heart for her daddy.

Monday, March 26, 2012

Playing The Superhero

makes me happy.


Soooo, this past Saturday night I was working away when an overwhelming feeling of nausea hit me.

I keep working through it thinking, 'Any minute this is going to pass.'

It did not. In fact it just kept getting stronger and I kept feeling worse.


I manage to make it till the almost very end of the night before finally asking to be excused early. Of course everyone was super helpful and sent me right on my way. Remember this subway ride from hell? A very similar ride home but with concern of the disaster launching from my mouth this time.


Luckily, again, I made it home without issue and thought a warm bath might calm the body down.

So Kev ran one for me, I got in, and started to feel better. For about 2 minutes.

"Ahhh - Kev, could you pass me the garbage pail?" I totally only asked for it as a precautionary measure while I got out and got over to the toilet.

Yeah, so as soon as I got that pail in my hands it was OVER!

What a sight I must have been to my poor husband! Extremely pregnant woman trying to lean over the tub, covered in bubbles, wrenching her guts out into a small green garbage pail.

Awkward.

But of course he made no issue of it. Helped me out of the tub when the right moment presented itself, got me over to the toilet, and draped a towel over my back while I continued my business.

And as I had at her in the toilet I couldn't help but feel like the towel was a cape on my back and it made me think 'Man, Catwoman ain't got nothing on me!'

I really need to stop writing about my bodily functions on this blog don't I?

Thursday, March 22, 2012

The Kid Toss

makes me happy.


Been feeling pretty good in these parts lately.


I haven't died, so - that ROCKS!


And being back at work has been a surprisingly nice distraction from what happened on Monday. While I always love my job, after having a week off, this close to the end of the pregnancy, I wasn't sure how I would feel about going back for these last 4 weeks.

Well I feel good - real good!

Monday, March 19, 2012

Coming Home From The Hospital

makes me happy.


I spent a good part of this afternoon in triage having doctors poke and prod, listen and feel, watch and monitor me.

Why?

Oh, you know, I kind of thought it was worth making an appointment with my obstetrician today after I waking up with through out the night last night with severe chest pain. It continued on until about 9am this morning with every deep breath I took.

So they made me an appointment, I saw him, he told me to go admit myself to the hospital - I could have a Pulmonary Embolism, aka a blood clot in my lungs.

Oh, how was that walk over to the hospital by myself?

Not fun.

I mean, tell an 8 month pregnant woman, with a two year at home, who is in the middle of home renovations with no nursery, that she may have a blood clot in her lungs and... you're going to get a few tears.

Called Kev, via my sister as he wasn't answering, got some words of support from them both, pulled myself together and admitted myself to the hospital.

Well, check that off of my list of things I don't need to do again.

But of course everyone at the hospital was great. And fairly quick. And, by the end of all that poking and prodding, seemed confident that it was not a blood clot (though on one ever did suggest what it could be) and I was on my way home.

Thankful, grateful, and doing my best to stay off google.

Though I did tell Kev if he noticed me not breathing tonight he should call 911.

He said he's got it covered.

Friday, March 16, 2012

Parking Garage Pregnancy Photos

make me happy.


On top of all the fun and games I've been having during these sunny days of March with the Byrd, my husband manage to convince me to doll myself up enough to go out for some...


Food Porn last night!

While getting out of the house after Byrd's bath, staying up much later then normal, and suffering terrible, terrible heartburn in bed last night were certainly the challenges of the evening,


the food tasted mighty fine going down, AND, best of all, I got to catch up with the newlyweds and hear all the glorious details of their Aruba wedding.


A fine evening indeed.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

16 & Sunny

makes me happy.


And if you are going to have a week off in March,


and not head south to spend the week on a beach,


the next best thing you could ask for...


is for your city's 7 day forecast to read 16°C and sunny.

Yes guy!

Monday, March 12, 2012

March Break

makes me happy.


Starting today, I have a whole bunch of days off together in a row !

I'm super stoked because I get to spend all my days with this little munchkin.

All my evenings with my sexy husband.

And I get to recharge, regroup, and relax a little before I bang out these last few weeks of work before Munchkin #2 arrives!

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Birthday 2012

makes me happy.


Today, for my birthday, I asked Kelly if she could host a little playdate party in her brand new house. Of course, she said agreed!


Nothing like a wide open space,


a few balloons,


a little chocolate cake,


and A LOT...


of blue icing,


to make a most awesome birthday.


A different sort of celebration then the ones a few years ago,


a definitively better one then last year,


and one that now ends with me enjoying a quite dinner with my husband at home.

Like I said - awesome.

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Lunch With These Dudes

makes me happy.


'Hey! Who put that fork in the gravy?'


'That's crazy!'


'This milk is crazzzy!'


'Yipppee!'

Monday, March 5, 2012

Nestin' With Nana

makes me happy.

With Stacy at work tonight I thought it would be fun to take the Byrd out to Nana's for a visit.

Our evening was filled with...


fridge photo hunts,


channelling our inner Van Goughs,


taking grocery shopping orders,


becoming Iron Chefs,


mastering the Double Helix,


and enjoying Nana's love.