andaluza--how did the pediatrician visit go?
LilyTiger--that really does suck about the timing... I watched my best friend go through that kind of frustration waiting to go into labor as an induction date loomed closer and closer... it just seems so unfair that there isn't much to be done about it. The coffee and pastries outing sounds really fun. I went to a coffee shop with my mom yesterday, and despite the fact that I spend most of my time being annoyed with her nowadays, it ended up being really nice.
I also wanted to say that I too love your nursery. I LOVE gray and pairing it with yellow is a great idea. The quilt is beautiful. I really like how the scheme is gender-neutral but still updated and not bland/boring like some of the gender-neutral stuff that is specifically marketed for nurseries.
boots--SO glad you are home with Lyle. It sounds like everything is fine with him and that is great. To be honest I really think you did everything you could... if Evelyn's levels had jumped up that quickly, I'm sure we would have been in the same boat, and it was just luck of the draw that we weren't. I hope you can get some rest (both for your body and your brain) and that your GP can help you with some of the health stuff you were referring to before. This ordeal sounds incredibly exhausting. Hopefully all the big obstacles are now past and this is the first step on the road to your new normal life with the little guy!
Hi LivingSky! Thanks!
ericaf--Work issues can be the WORST when you get near the end of pregnancy, it seems. Luckily my employer was great and the lead-up to maternity leave ended up coinciding with a bit of a lull in my workload, so I was really fortunate. But someone in my DDC was having preterm labor and a huge amount of stress, a lot of it caused by her insane workload, and her employer was basically a big jerk about the whole thing. People are really so selfish and it sounds like your new bosses are prime examples of that.
AFM--sorry about the big ALL ABOUT ME outburst yesterday... I am feeling much better now. My big victory this afternoon was getting Evy to go down for a nap without nursing her. I am more than happy to nurse her whenever she looks at me sideways--I need the supply boost anyway--but in this case she had spit up a fairly large amount not long before, and was looking around quietly and didn't seem hungry, so it was a good chance to try some other stuff. I walked around singing "Meet the Elements" by They Might Be Giants to her, and before long she started looking sleepy. I have been feeling like I have nothing in my toolbox other than nursing, and Daddy is the only one who can really soothe her, so this was nice.
Also, our nursery is finally almost done with some help from my dad and brother--just need to hang up the wooden letters we bought. Better late than never, right?...