I just heard thumping on the back deck and looked out to see that half the flipping neighbourhood is here. It's a PA day at school, so all the kids are home today. If the neighbour's kids start asking me to fill up their water guns every 5 minutes, I'm going to flip! That was my weekend. I don't want to do it today.
Kids are already lathered up in sunscreen and outside in their new sprinkler. One of their new sprinklers... We had their birthday party on the weekend and they go mainly water toys. Which is great. Except that I'm a fat sweaty mess right now and I just want to go take a shower, but can't when the outdoor water is running. So I get to be the mean mom in a few minutes and will tell them it's time to shut it down.
DH is at work, this will be my first full week home. Kind of weird. He's getting frustrated, as he gets asked 4-5 times a day at work if I've had the baby yet. He's finally started sarcastically answering "Yeah she's at the hospital in labour right now, baby's coming any minute. I just figured I'd finish out the day..." I mean seriously? Do they not realize that if I had had the baby, he WOULDN'T BE AT WORK??? Morons. I don't miss them. =P
They gave him my last paycheck today. Kind of surprised that I'm getting it already, as I'm not "officially" on maternity leave until the 20th. I'm exhausting sick leave and vacation time for now, which I figured would keep me on regular direct deposit pay. But nope, he has a check for me. Ah well, I guess it's not a bad thing. I can organize finances a little easier while I wait for maternity benefits to kick in, which could be up to a month from my official end date. Thankfully I managed to squirrel away a little money over the course of the pregnancy this time to better prepare for that wonderful gap in income.
I am sitting here drinking eviction tea. ;) The box says I can have up to 4 cups a day, so I'm drinking a couple in the morning and a couple in the evening. This stuff really works!! It's not producing anything regular as of yet, but it's probably fine to keep drinking it to tone the uterus, right? I mean it's not going to do any damage at this point. I'm in my last couple of weeks!
We had the "oh wow this is really happening" moment last night, when we were discussing convenient times for the baby to come, and I mentioned that this weekend would be perfect because the kids are going to their father's (or are supposed to be, anyway). We're kind of "winging it" with what to do with the kids when I go into labour. They'll come to the hospital with me, of course, and then can be picked up by my sister-in-law. Or if things are moving along quickly enough, they'll likely stay there with her. Oddly, my ex in-laws called yesterday (to wish DS a happy birthday) and told me that I should feel totally comfortable calling them to take the kids when I go into labour. I wasn't expecting that. I probably won't call, because I hate imposing on people. I feel like a jerk enough asking SIL if she can do it! I wish they could just come in with me, but the midwife advised against it stating that it can sometimes stall labour if you feel like you have to take care of your kids. It's fine if they come in occasionally, but they shouldn't stay there the whole time. Hey, if it gets the baby out faster, I'm all for it. So tired of being pregnant! I have nothing to wear in this heat and REFUSE to go shopping for maternity clothes again.