Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Last day before back to work... sadness

So today was my last day of freedom before going back to the grind. Thank goodness I only have a three-day work week this week. I really don't want to go back to work - I'm enjoying this lazy time off. Dangerously enough, I can check my work email from home, which I just did, and it doesn't seem too overwhelming so hopefully tomorrow will be a slow day. For some reason I doubt it though. :)

Sooo the most exciting news, kinda scary news, today was that John's medical release from the army has been approved! OMG. We've been waiting for an answer on this since summer 2007 so it's nice to finally have an answer. I don't know all the details as he was just contacted by phone today from work. He's going in tomorrow to look over the package. But from what I understand, and what he's been told so far, his retirement leave is to start no later than September 1st (just in time for the babe!) and to the best of my knowledge, part of the release package is two years of postsecondary education completely paid for by the wonderful CF (and he gets to collect 80% of a paycheque as well) as well as six months of "find yourself" paid leave. There's also the medical pension which he needs to talk to DVA about. So lots of work to do in the next few weeks to get everything sorted out. That and I don't think he knows for sure what he wants to take in college! :) So that will be something to explore too!!

I'm excited though because this means a whole new career as well as a chance for John to be home more regularly with the little one when s/he arrives. And if things work out, then maybe even have enough time at home during the babe's second year that we don't need daycare. I know, I'm getting ahead of myself. But who knows, right?

So as promised, here are some belly pics and some reno pics.... Enjoy!!

18 weeks, 2 days

Monday, March 24, 2008

18 weeks 1 day

It's the Easter long weekend and once again I have neglected my blog. I am so bad at this sometimes. Oh well... LOL

I've been off since Friday thanks to the long weekend and I have Tuesday off as well. I've accumulated some overtime so I figured it would be nice to burn some of it off and get a five-day weekend. Very exciting!

We finished laying the flooring in the nursery on Friday. I haven't taken any pictures yet but I will shortly and post them. The floor looks amazing, almost professional!! Now I can't wait to see what the room will look like once we pick a colour for the walls, paint and put the baseboard and door trim up.

We went to John's dad's for lunch today. More storybooks for the babe and some stuff for us. But the most exciting thing of all... he bought a cat clock for the nursery just like this one:

I love it!! I think it's the neatest thing and I've always wanted a cat clock!
So on the preggo front, oh my. My boobs have grown two sizes and I'm now in a 38D as opposed to a 36B. So is that two sizes or four??? Yikes. I'm definitely not comfortable, especially by the end of the day. I only bought three new bras in the fear that the "girls" will grow another size before I'm done so I really didn't want to spend all that money. I am hoping that they don't grow anymore though. Seriously.
I still haven't felt any "true" movement... like no kicking or anything. But I swear I'm feeling flutters and a little bit of what could be tapping. I have no idea. I really want the babe to start giving off some good kicks. I can't wait till they're strong enough so that John feels them too. I'm sure I won't be saying this once the babe is active and keeping me up constantly. LOL
Other than that, I'm feeling great. I'm really enjoying being pregnant now. Any kind of nausea is gone and there are days when I actually "forget" that I'm pregnant for a bit. Is that wrong? I don't think so. LOL... I just can't believe that I'm almost halfway done! We go for my 20 wk ultrasound on April 2, so as long as the baby cooperates we will know then if it's a boy or a girl... John's waiting till then to seriously consider paint colour for the room. Either way there will be no pink. I think we're just deciding on a light blue or another colour... a light green or yellow. Maybe a light purple - that's what I would like but John's deadset against it right now.
And on the exciting work front, the old biddy who's been driving me nuts with her incompetency has gone off for at least two months! I already feel less stressed even though this means dividing her caseload between two of us and increasing our work load temporarily. Oh well. It's all good.
Anyways, I'm going to take some more belly pictures and some more pictures of the nursery and post them later this weekend!

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

16 weeks 3 days....

But anyways...

I went to the MW today for an appointment. I'm at 16wk 3days right now. Everything seems to be in order - this was my shortest visit so far - only about 20 minutes. Nothing really to talk about as I didn't have any questions and my 20 wk ultrasound is already booked. On the up side, no problems with my sugars or proteins; my blood pressure is normal; and the baby's heartbeat was nice and strong at 160 again. I met my secondary MW today - she's really nice too. We chatted for a bit and that was about it. My next appointment is April 9th with my primary MW again...

I had a dentist appointment this AM too so I killed two birds with one stone. Yay! :)

Other than that, no movement yet but I swear I'm feeling something. The baby was kicking up a storm while the MW was listening to his HB on the doppler so I'm sure I'll feel something soon. I hope so!! Can't wait for that.

My older brother is visiting the parents with his family over the March Break... I've asked him to try and hunt down some of my old children's books and bring them back to me... hopefully he's successful and I'll add some more books to the baby's already growing library (thanks to DH's dad!!).

Sunday, March 2, 2008

Nursery In Progress

Just some pictures of the nursery's progression...

15 Weeks!

Yikes! It's March 2nd already! Where does the time go??

It's been insanely busy at work for the past two weeks so I'm using my exhaustion after work as my excuse for not updating this blog since Feb 21st... One of my coworkers - the one I've been complaining about - has been off for the last two weeks with an alleged respiratory infection. Rumour has it that she may not come back to work... I guess we'll see tomorrow. One of the other girls and I did go through her caseload and cleaned up a whole whackload of problems... So thanks to us, she's coming back to some organization. However, there's a lot more going on here and I know our manager is peeved so I'm just going to sit back and see what happens this week.

Ok, 'nuff about that.
Today is officially Week 15 of my pregnancy!! Only 25 more weeks to go! Wow!! We worked on the nursery a bit today and about half the floor is done. Unfortunately, we ran out of flooring and we have to go back to Home Depot to get some more before we can do anything else. But it's starting to look good. Amazingly, just by laying down some of the cushioning thingy (I have no idea what the name of it is but it goes underneath the flooring over the subfloor) and the room is already oh so much warmer.

Belly Pics @ 15 Weeks