Thursday, September 3, 2009

Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known. ~ Carl Sagan

Today was my 2nd day home from work. I admit I am a little bored. I think it's mostly due to the fact that I have such a hard time getting around, so I am not able to occupy my time with my list of things to do. If I could do that, I would be one happy lady. Instead, I can lay around, relax, read, watch tv or a movie, eat and sleep. All of these things are great, but I can only do them for so long. I have been reading so much lately already, that I am only able to fill my day so much with it. Daytime TV gets really old, I don't watch much tv as it is. I have found that being home does wonders for my diet. It's much easier for me to eat really healthy when I am at home with the time and tools to prepare myself a healthy meal or snack.

I suppose I should enjoy this while I can. The little munchkin will be arriving any day now, and once she is here, there will be no lack of things to do I am sure. I do feel much more rested. I have been sleeping in till about 11:00 both mornings and I feel much better when I get out of bed then I have lately. Since I have been home from work, the swelling in my feet has gone down and stayed down. I can't believe it, my cankles are very nearly non-existent! Granted the weather has been much cooler, but I also believe that not having to sit at my desk all day long plays a huge role.

Last night, my mom came over and picked me up. We went to Walmart so she could grab a few things and I could walk all over the store. Then she took me out to dinner and we watched a movie after we got back. It was really fun to hang out with her all night and it feels good to have your mom take care of you still every once in a while. Joe had an evening meeting for work and a couple softball games, so I would have been sitting at home all by myself if she hadn't come over. We watched the movie Smiley Face, with Anna Faris. I don't recall every seeing any previews for it and we had no idea what to expect when we picked it from the Redbox. Basically the entire movie was Anna Faris getting really really stoned and messing up everything she did that day. The movie was pretty stupid, but somehow we still laughed really hard and pretty often. I guess you could use the saying, "so stupid it's funny..."

This morning I woke up around 11:00 and made myself some breakfast. I caught up on some blogs and emails and did some laundry. Joe came home from work early and we had lunch. We decided to go out for a walk, but today was a little warmer so we decided to go to the mall and walk around there in the air conditioning. We ended up visiting Pier 1, Best Buy and the mall. Joe did pick out the cutest outfit when we stopped in Gap. They had a bunch of their baby clothes on clearance, so we couldn't help but grab a few things. Here's the little jumpsuit he picked out. I can't wait to put it on her!

Is that not freaking adorable?

By the time we were done with all the walking, my pelvis was so sore, I could barely get out of the car once we were home. Joe had to help me and it was very difficult. I am still having contractions, but they are few and far between and have not become more intense as far as I can tell. The back labor has completely gone away, and now I just have the usual lower back pain that comes after walking too much or sitting in a chair for too long.

I am ready to stop walking around my house and looking at all the things sitting around waiting for her arrival. Her room is ready, our home is ready... we are ready!

Here are some of the outfits I can't wait to put on her...



Here is the little hat I got for her newborn pictures...



Here's her diapers... all ready for her bum!


Some books I can't wait to read to her...


The bathtub all ready for bath time...


Tomorrow is my actual due date. Joe was teasing me today, saying that maybe she is just like her mother and likes to stick to the schedule. I sure hope he's right and that she will arriving tomorrow. It's not that I mind waiting a little longer, but things are starting to get downright painful and I am having a hard time remaining patient.

I wanted to take a minute to show some love for my doggy Daisy. She has been an only child for almost 9 years now, and her world is about to completely change as well. You can tell she knows something is about to happen. Even when we were running around the house the other day getting our stuff together so we could leave for the hospital, she was totally aware that something very different was happening. She kept chasing after my heels and following me every where. She seemed very concerned and she was even shaking! I really hope that she adjusts well. She's kinda set in her ways and is always a little on edge when children are around. We have to remember to still give her lots of love and affection so she doesn't resent the baby. I having a feeling she is going to do just fine.

Here I am telling her not to worry, she is still going to be very important!


So I guess, for now, I just need to try to remain relaxed and take advantage of this time to get some rest. I do have a few books I wouldn't mind finishing up, so maybe I will work on that tomorrow. I am glad the weekend is almost here and Joe has a light work day tomorrow. I feel so much better when he is around.

Thank you for everyone's good wishes... I will be keeping every one posted as much as I can. I can't wait to tell everyone that she is on her way... and even better, that she is here!!

11 comments:

Anrazel said...

I do personally know how hard the long wait can be. She will be here so soon! I'm so glad you have all of this documented...how fun it will be to look back and read all of this! It will be a distant memory soon enough...

Sus said...

Oh Laura, how exciting! She is almost here! Isn't it just so hard waiting to use and play with all that stuff you have! FYI on the dogs-we had two "only children" before baby, and they TOTALLY knew something was up-they are being a little jealous and bad now because they know they aren't number one anymore, so they need lots of one on one time too-when you have time (yeah right!) :D
Good Luck, it's almost time!

Badass Geek said...

Daytime TV sucks... it's all soap operas or infomercials. And yes, I've seen "Smiley Face" before, and it was so stupid that I had to laugh. I just love Anna Faris.

Crossing my fingers for you!

Molly Lou Gifts said...

If I have learned one thing from my two minis...they are on their own schedule. :)

Can't wait to hear and see adorable pictures of the precious one. Thinking of you and hoping things go smoothly, quickly, and easily. :) Best Wishes.

Lyr said...

I totally know what you mean; before Jayden came I took two week off before his due date to get ready. It ended up being 4! I was so bored it wasn’t even funny!! Ah!!!!

Seraphina said...

Oh, how I remember those drab days...take them in though! Sit outside and enjoy the sunshine too - it's also good for your vitamin D! :D

Two things I wanted to let you know though...just as a forewarning?
1) Expect after delivery to have a little swelling from all the fluid they pump in to you...I didn't know about this at all and I was shocked...and irritated.
2) Are you going to bathe Ayla in the bathtub? You might want to do it on a kitchen counter or somewhere where you can stand - getting that low to the ground will be almost as difficult as it is now after delivery.

Sorry, I feel like I'm always such a downer...let me know if you don't want my depressing suggestions anymore...I guess I'm just coming from the standpoint that I wish someone had told me!

Best of luck~

Seraphina said...

Oh two more things...lol

First, the outfits are ADORABLE. I have to admit, I'm a little jealous you are having a girl...just because there are infinitely more outfits to choose from! I love the hat too...very chic! :D

Second, our dog has adjusted very well. She's a very social dog (with people) so it's more as if her feelings are hurt by the baby because he doesn't notice her yet - she's fine with us though.

Little T said...

From the looks of your belly last night there is not much time or space left. BBA will be forced out by the sheer pressure! I am super excited but, you know...babies don't really interest me;-)

Jillian said...

I love that outfit from gap, I almost bought it for Emerson:)

Ink Obsession Designs said...

OMG! I love her little outfits!! :)

Maggie May said...

!!! what's happening i wonder...