Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Life and all of its currents

I'm not dead, nor have I gone into labor.  I promise. 

As I write this, actually, I am unable to sleep because nobody told my daughter that when mom is tired it means no more kicking, squirming, and rolling around.  Kids these days...

Like all my long unexplained hiatuses, it's because life just got too busy.  I mean, come on, I'm 32 weeks pregnant!  32 WEEKS!!  How did this happen already?  I can only do a fraction of the things I used to be able to do without having to take a massive break to catch my breath.

Can I share with you just a tidbit of my to-do list?

1.  We're in the middle of moving.  We have to be out by the end of this month.  I highly recommend all future pregnant woman to NOT move while you're pregnant.  Especially if you're like me (stubborn and OCD) and you have a busy husband.  This means I have to do little things and then wait for Nick to come home, when he has free time, so I can tell him that I want this one box moved on top of this box so I have more room to pack all the other little things and lay out boxes.  It's a horrible problem to have.

2.  I have a baby/pregnancy to-do list that is a mile long.  Seriously, but not literally.  I need to decide on a doctor for her when she pops out, what kind of immunizations I want to do (I don't want them all), schedule a hospital tour, watch some informational videos and such on birthing/labor, figure out insurance, and a million other things.  And all of this leads me to number 3...

3.  I'm still working full-time.  I know many pregnant work full-time up until a week or so before the birth and I don't know how they do it.  My last week is the end of this month.  I can't WAIT until I get a breather, which includes me not having to wake up at 4 am to work until 5:30 pm.
4.  There are only 8 weeks until my due date.  This means that my entire list of things I need to buy before she gets here needs to be ready to go before then.  I don't want to have this little one two weeks early and discover that I have no diaper wipes.  No thank you. 

This doesn't belong on a to-do list, but we're actually leaving for a week-long family vacation on Friday.  I'm ready for a break and some hopefully relaxing, much needed floating time on the lake.  This also means that while I disappeared for way too long, I'm disappearing again for another week because there is no internet/cell phone service where we are going. 

Now that I have given you my entire list of complaints excuses, I hope you'll forgive me and still be my friend.  I'm working on getting life back together and it is only going to happen one check mark at a time.

Until next time...


  1. It seems like moving or doing renos is a really common thing to do right before popping out a baby. I have a bunch of friends doing that right now. I couldn't imagine having all that stress!

    I'm also so amazed that your work day is that long. I would LOSE my mind. You are going to be totally prepared for crazy baby scheduling.

    Enjoy your time off!

  2. haha love the GIF! :) hope you are able to relax and take it easy before the little bebe arrives.

  3. Wow you have been busy, hope you are finding time to rest!

  4. I was just wondering where you'd been! Glad you're still around!

    I can't imagine waking up at 4am to work til 5:30pm right NOW, let alone while pregnant! Forget that! My mom worked until the Friday before I was born (I was born that Sunday) and I have no idea how she did it. It hurts to think about it.

    I'm pretty sure this post is missing something, though. Ahem. (Photo????)

  5. I remember the farther along I got the harder it was for me to sleep because a) he was crazy active at night and b) I was just uncomfortable and miserable. I can't believe you are already 32 weeks!! I feel like just yesterday you were announcing that you were pregnant, how crazy!!

  6. Good luck to you in these last few weeks! I hope the craziness dies down.

    Can you send me that pizza dough recipe again? I think I lost it..Plus, I felt the urge to add one more thing to your list :)

  7. Ahh Chris Traeger. How I love you.

    We have to be out of here at the end of the month too! I'm losing my mind over it and I'm not even pregnant. Godspeed, woman.

  8. We moved twice while I was pregnant! Worst idea ever. Or best because I left most of it to my mom and chris! Haha so where did you go on vacation? Oh and if you are doing peace health pediatrics I would recommend catherine easley. That is who Hayes has and she just moved here from childrens in seattle!


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