Sorry to post this early this week folks. Tuesday is going to be a crazy day at work, and with today being “Family Day” here in Ontario, I have it off.
A peek at the past week (how I’ve been): It’s been a crazy week for me. My co-worker left for her vacation after the busiest day of the year for my department – Our major annual career fair. My co-worker works very closely with me, and acts as receptionist with me too. With her gone, I have my own work, as well as hers, and I get all of the reception duties. It’s been intense!
Also, it was Valentine’s Day (not that we do much, but we did go out for dinner at a great little restaurant -we had a coupon- that totally won me over. It’s within 15 minutes of our place, and had super tasty made-on-site italian food. YUM.)
We also had a midwife appointment, and got to hear the little man’s heart beat (favourite thing ever). It was an ok appointment, but I left feeling a little…I dunno…worried? I’m a bit of a granola girl when it comes to health care, and my midwife seems a lot more evidence focused. When I ask about herbal teas and alternative therapies, she looks at me like a kook sometimes. I dunno. I also have this bad habit of downplaying my discomfort and symptoms (a result of being the daughter of a nurse? The eldest daughter? Having major guilt issues? I’m not sure. I’ve done it my whole life.) Pat thinks that as a result, I don’t make it seem like there’s anything really that wrong, so she doesn’t take it as seriously as I’d like her to.
Once the weekend arrived, I found myself to be really emotional. Yay for 3rd trimester hormones! Luckily, some amazing highlights cheered me up. One was the amazing gift from a lady on one of the forums I follow – About 40 pieces of baby boy clothes! Our little man will definitely have a nice strong wardrobe when he arrives! Later that same evening, I was off for a Girls Night Out to celebrate my SIL’s birthday and had an amazing time! It was lovely to connect with her friends – All of whom are Mums and had some amazing stories and words of advice. It was lovely!
How far along am I right now? 33 weeks, 1 day.
I am thinking…about baby’s arrival and what we need to do between now and then. I have a feeling this is going to be on my mind a lot. I’ve been really trying to prepare, but it’s starting to create some anxiety. Must not freak out!
I am thankful for… My husband, who has an incredible amount of patience for me and my mood swings.
From the kitchen… Not much, to be honest. The stew I made for valentine’s day ended up making me sick (but not Pat, which is odd). I’ve made pancakes twice this weekend, if that counts :)
I am wearing… PJS! Yay for the long weekend!
I am creating…The Boo Hat, which is almost done! Unfortunately, I thought I had some size 10 DPNs but I can’t find them anywhere, and without them, I can’t finish the hat! This calls for a trip to the yarn store :D Planning on starting the Yoga Sweater this weekend.
I am going… Jan and Cathy’s for Family Day dinner tonight :)
I am reading… Some more baby books (I’m now reading this one, which I recently ordered. It’s a pretty good basic guide for what to expect when you bring your baby home). Still working my way through rereading one of my favourite series: Outlander. I’m currently on A Breath of Snow and Ashes now.
I am hoping…that this week isn’t too crazy, and that I survive, NO – Thrive while my co-worker is away. Also, that I don’t have this baby too early. So much left to do!
I am hearing…Right now, I’m obsessed with Taylor Swift’s new song from the Hunger Games soundtrack. Of course, I love The Civil Wars, so this one is a no-brainer for me:
Around the house…Cleaning and decluttering while we wait for the basement to be finished.
One of my favorite things…Slip on shoes. My poor poor swollen feet!
Weight Gain: In total, we’re back up to 26lbs.