Thought I'd start a new chat thread. What's your week looking like? I think most everyone is 2nd trimester now, so I'm hoping we're all noticing a nice upsurge in energy and feeling well in the weeks to come!
AFM, I have an appointment with our backup MD office today for a prenatal checkup. DH and DS will be able to join me for today's appointment and hear the HB, so that should be fun. Unfortunately, we're getting MORE SNOW today, and I'm just ever so tired of wintery weather (even though I love winter). We're making maple syrup now that the sap is running, and finished bottling about 1.5 gallons yesterday before we went to my aunt's for Easter dinner. While it's probably too cold for the sap to run today, we're hoping for another big run later this week, and harvesting as much sap as possible. We made about 3 gallons of syrup total last year, but split with another family, so we ran out of our own syrup around November. We'd like to have enough for year-round use this year, but can't control the sap run! It takes about 40 gallons of sap to make 1 gallon of syrup...there's a lot of water to evaporate!
I have a couple of work shifts scheduled this week, and we're closing on a refinance for our house on Friday. We got our tax return, and it's disappeared into bills, MW payment, and such. Money is always a stressor for me (more than for DH), and so I'm motivated to pick up as much work as I feel I can handle to get some stuff paid off and saved a bit for after the baby arrives. I need to do a couple of steps to get my IBCLC practice off the ground, so am going to try to take care of that this week as well. While there's not a ton of demand in this small community, I'm the only IBCLC in private practice in my county, really, within 3 hours! So, I know that once I really advertise myself I can pick up some extra income here and there from consults.
Feeling pretty well, STARVING, and feeling flutters here and there (15 weeks today). Thank goodness for second trimester!