After a very loooooonnnng week of family visits and work, I'm taking the opportunity this weekend to finally get caught up around the house. We have a playpen full of laundry, a cupboard and dishwasher full of dishes and general untidyness all around. And I'm definitely having a nap today. What's new with you mommas?
So I'm sitting at my desk and having a hard time getting started at work!
DD started her new preschool class today and I was a nervous wreck. I was remembering how last year I had to pull her out of my arms and hand her to a teacher while we both sobbed. I was expecting a disaster... even though she wasn't showing any nerves at all. No disaster. We played for 15 minutes in the new room, said hello to friends from last year (some of whom took the summer off, some of whom were with DD in the younger room all summer), chatted with the teachers, then she gave me a hug and kiss and waved goodbye. Wow! I don't think I handle my first day teaching each semester that well!
Now I have to get myself in work mode...
Good luck at the anatomy scan, AtomicRocket. And, good luck getting the house in order, Zakdat. And, good luck to me getting something done. August has been very unproductive. We travelled every single weekend. Ugh.
Today I went and looked at daycares for next September. And I'm already way down on the waiting list. It's super competitive around here.
Ugh! It's ridiculous- I'm not worried about the birth. I know I will get through the pain and fight for my wants and plan. Even taking care of a newborn, I know it's going to be stressful and tiring, but I'm pretty sure I can handle it. But getting the what is going-to-be-6month old child into daycare? Totally stressing me out!!!!!
Atomicrocket - We have our scan on mon, and I can't wait. We're planning on having both boys and DH there with us, so hopefully the technical part goes relatively fast. With DS2 we had a student performing under the instruction of the tech, and it took 1 1/2 hours before DH could come in with DS1.
Thanks Parsley. We're working on it. The kiddos have been less than cooperative, and DH is working long hours right now. I have to admit - I've been spending time keeping them occupied rather than doing house stuff, but as long as my day contains more smiles than cries, I count the day as a success.
TeamGR - I have a friend going through this right now. She found a dayhome she really wants her DD to got to, but there is a list and no guarantee. She also has a daycare lined up in case they can't get in at the dayhome. She had to plan it almost a whole year in advance, which completely blows my mind.
TeamGR - I've already spent a lot of time worrying about day care next Fall for this bean. I got on lists as soon as I got a BFP. In fact, the first 3 people I told (other than DH) were the people who answered the phone at day care centers! At one place, I was told I was already too late. That people have to sign up when they begin to think about getting pregnant, not wait until they are pregnant. Crazy, huh? I also find the idea of bringing a 6 month old to day care to be really upsetting. We're playing around with the idea of a nanny for next year and then doing daycare/preschool. But still... how the heck do we find a nanny we really like? In all my panic about DD the past few days, I was acutely aware that this was THE EASIEST it would ever be! Yikes.
AtomicRocket - how was your scan?
Zakdat - your scan story from DS2 fills me with dread. I'm planning to bring DD to my anatomy scan and it will be the first time she's ever in a setting like that. I've had plenty of clueless and/or awkward techs and I'm so hoping that this one will be without boredom or drama!
@parsley and @zakdat- sorry to hear that I'm not the only one struggling with the baby into daycare issue. How unnecessarily stressful.
In happier news: My husband got to come to the one doctor's appointment he will be able to make for the entire pregnancy yesterday! (He works 2+ hours away from my doctor, who is only open 9-5 M-F). And, the midwife was great, and pulled out the low tech ultrasound, so my husband got to not only hear the heartbeat (150, a nice techno beat), but we also got to see the baby kick and suck its thumb! It was awesome, and awesome to see the look on my husband's face, he was so cute! He's more excited than I am
TeamGR - getting on daycare lists in the hopes that a spot opens up on time was stressful for me too. The place that I want to get my little one into the most told me that they were expanding their center and as a result I *might* get in, but as of now I am way too far down the list. Once I started looking into it, I realized that I needed to have signed up months before even becoming pregnant to get a spot on time! Craziness.
Parsley - I haven't had the most productive August either, and now I have next week booked off for a vacation and I am starting to regret it. I have so much to get done!
zakdat - A 1 1/2 hour scan, yikes! Even though my tech was super nice and reassuring, I felt pretty nervous during the technical measuring part and was so happy and relieved once she finished and DP could come in for the fun stuff. Good luck on your upcoming scan, hopefully this one is much faster!
My scan went really well! When DP came in I asked her if we could find out the sex, and she zoomed over the the right location and we could tell before she even told us what we were looking at - a boy! Everything with the little guy is measuring exactly on target, and everything looks normal, so we're pretty happy. When the tech first took a peak at him she even noticed that he had the hiccups - awwww!
Atomicrocket, I'm so glad to hear that your scan went well! Congratulations on finding out about your boy!
Parsley, what a relief that your daughter transitioned well into her new classroom. I remember how stressed I was last fall when my then 18 month old started her new class, but she also did great! Hopefully things will continue to be smooth.
TeamGR, I totally know how you feel about the daycare issue. I was also looking for daycare for a 6 month old to start in the fall (DD was conceived in June, just like this one...) and was put on a ridiculous wait list and we called within days of finding out we were pregnant. Luckily they were expanding their program and the new building opened on time, so we did get one of the last spots for the infant class that year. Otherwise, we were looking at in-home daycares and that whole idea was REALLY stressing me out.
I'm surprised to hear you guys talking about daycares putting people on the wait list who aren't even pregnant yet. The center my DD used to attend would not put you on the wait list until you had a due date. I specifically remember calling when DH and I began to try the first time around and they told me to call back when I was pregnant...
1blueheron, that's great that you're feeling better! It's always such a relief to finally come out of the miserable fog of the first trimester. Let us know how your scan goes tomorrow!
As for me, I just scheduled my anatomy scan for 10/4 (19 weeks) and am SO very anxious to find out the gender. I really just have no clue what this one is and am suddenly desperate to find out. This weekend DH and DD and I will be traveling to visit my MIL and SIL and her new baby boy, so we've got a super busy few days coming up...
I've finally been feeling better and have energy to get things done around the house. And actually motivated to get bigger projects done besides survivial mode. I don't know how long the energy will last, so I want to get as much done as I can!
1blueheron- I agree- it's time to get the harvest packed away! I'm SO behind. I'm hoping to get tomato sauce canned and applesauce done after that!
Ha, tomatoes are a lost cause here! We had the blight again. My garden is such a mess this year I did not even notice our giant pumpkin until it was like 2 feet wide.
Had my second doc's appt today. All my tests came back normal, except for my vit D is low. I refused the GD test, because I had GD last time, and am having symptoms again, so they are just assuming I have it. I have an appt with the dietician tomorrow, and she will give me a glucometer, and show me how to use it, in case its different from last time.
I'm still losing weight. I weight 265 at the start of this pregnancy, and am now 258, which is cool. The doc said a loss at term of 10 pounds is acceptable. Basically, he figures I am going to gain weight, I just haven't yet. i have cut out a lot of the crap I normally eat, which I know is helping.
What else? I am getting stabby pains and blurbles in my belly. I don't know if I feel the baby moving as much as with my son. Oh! The baby's heartbeat is 155.
I am still super tired. Bleh.
I am so sore this morning. DS2 has been the worst teether ever - he's cutting all 4 canines right now, and he's miserable. Honestly, we've resorted to switching between advil and tylenol every night, because otherwise he will literally scream at the top of his lungs for hours straight before falling into an exhausted sleep and doing it all over again. DH has been sleeping in our office because he operates heavy equipment and needs to be alert at work. As a treat, last night I decided to let DS1 sleep with DS2 and I, but I underestimated the cuddliness of my kidlets. I had one squished up to my back, while the other was snuggled into my chest. On one hand, it was heavenly feeling those warm, heavy bodies snuggled so close, but on the other hand I COULDN'T MOVE. The only way I stay comfortable at night when I'm pregnant is if I can stretch out in various ways throughout the night. Now I'm stiff and sore, and got up early because there was no point in continuing to try to sleep like that.
Looks like we'll be doing yoga today. After I try to convince my body that decaf is as good as full caff.