Monday, February 15, 2010

Thirty Days to Go

Today was a better day.

My rotten neighbor experience the other night paved the way to a crappy day yesterday. I just couldn't shake the funk, and I felt hyper-sensitive to every little thing. I had a little tearful episode and ended up napping much of the day away while my DH mowed the lawn, did some grocery shopping and made dinner. He even brought me home some mint chocolate chip ice cream and a pot of beautiful pink azaleas.

My mental breakdowns always bring out the best in my husband. :)

Today he went to work while I got to stay home (President's Day holiday). The sun was shining. It was warm enough to be outside in a t-shirt. The newly mowed lawn was green and fresh smelling. I pulled out a patio chair and just enjoyed the feeling of the warm sun while the dogs sniffed and ran about in the yard.

It was heaven.

In the afternoon I ran some quick errands, did some laundry and began gathering items (finally) to be packed into the suitcase for our trip to the hospital.

I can definitely tell that the baby is growing. I am uncomfortable more often than not. I am out of breath most of the time. I move very slowly, and can feel the baby waaaaay down in my pelvis if I move too fast. I can't get comfortable sitting, reclining, lying down or standing. The neighbor was quiet last night, but I still didn't get much sleep. Yup - I'm entering the final 30 days.

This upcoming weekend I have two baby showers. After that we will have to review the registries and go purchase the necessities we still need. That will probably take another week. Then we will be in the home stretch. Time to hunker down, rest, and wait.


anofferingoflove said...

Sounds like a lovely day! Enjoy your showers! :-)

cindyhoo2 said...

Ohhh, much better. Shower pics, shower pics!

Really, 1 month left? Holy cow that seems fast.

tootertotz said...

Hang in there!

All I can tell you is...the good news is the bad news. And the bad news is the good news. It'll come so quickly.

Enjoy your showers and I hope you get all the critical gear you need!

Anonymous said...

Argh! I can't believe you are in the final 30 days!!! It seems like only a short time ago you had the positive beta...
Hope the showers are fun, you are able to get comfy somehow - thinking of you!

IVF 40+ said...

wow 30 days! holy moly. I am so frikkin' excited to meat your little one.
Can't believe your still at work - superwomen.
Hope you get some quality rest tonight

stillhopeful said...

Have fun at the two showers!! And I hope we get at least one good MIL/SIL story... :) But not so bad that it ruins your shower!

Mad Hatter said...

This is so amazing, watching your pregnancy from the very've come a long way, baby boy! Hope that pesky neighbour keeps quiet so you can both get lots of rest over the next month before meeting one another face to face! So exciting!

Anonymous said...

Yay for the final stretch! I can't believe how close you are to holding little baby boy BWUB in your arms! I am sure that with all of the excitement of the showers and final preparations for him the time will fly by. He will be here before you know it! And only a week and a half left of work, yay!

Sorry to hear that you aren't very comfortable anymore. I find that sitting in a hard, supportive chair (for me our dining room chairs) is the most comfortable. People think I'm crazy for pulling out a dining room chair and they offer to give up their seat on the couch, but I really need the support to feel comfortable. Hopefully you can find some things to help you get through the last 4 weeks in as little discomfort as possible.