Friday, December 26, 2008

Day After Christmas

I just bought the second crib. I bought the first one back before we were pregnant, when I thought I was buying a bed for foster kids (see pics here). I plan to have the boys co-sleep at first, but was afraid the bed would be discontinued, which would be a huge tragedy, because anal me needs them to match. In fact, we bought the first crib at Wal-Mart, and they haven't carried the entire line the last few weeks. So, I conducted an obsessive online search until I found the same crib marketed under another brand name, and $100 more expensive on ebay and at Target, but now they have them at Wal-Mart again. So, yay for me! Now, we can get the bed and mattress for less than the bed would have been from another vendor.

I haven't done much today. Online shopping for the crib. A few returns. A few groceries. Took the ornaments off the tree. DH is at work. But I'm letting him move the decorations downstairs when he gets home, because I'm being a good girl - not lifting too many things. We're headed to Iowa to visit family tonight to beat an impending ice storm, so I need to pack. Sadly, I have two pairs of pants that still fit (three if you count my pajamas!) that are casual enough for hanging out with the fam.


I'm trying to purposely take it easy.

At my appointment this week, my OB asked if my company had a succession plan for me, meaning he is wanting me to start preparing for bed rest. Because I am measuring 34 weeks, but just hit 23 weeks yesterday. So, even though I have enough energy and the mental fortitude to be in the kitchen baking right now, I am laying in bed, watching CSI re-runs, and pushing fluids. After the bad day I had on Tuesday, I have decided that I want to start working half days after the first of the year.

I can work from home for the other half. So my current plan is to work all day on the 2nd (should be a play day since about 10% of the workforce will be there that day), leave early for a sono on the 5th, and then work half days from them on.

I'm hoping that my OB is pleased with this plan when I see him on the 6th. Actually, I'm hoping that by working half days now, I can have 'some' freedom for longer instead of being locked down to full bed rest sooner. I'd like to make it to at least 28 weeks before I'm on lockdown. 36 would be better, but I don't want to have unrealistic expectations. OB is still predicting delivery @ 35 weeks. I would just L.O.V.E. to prove him wrong!

My SIL told me on the phone today that she is planning on me watching her boys (ages 7 and 5) on Monday for two hours; and Tuesday for most of the day. She was apologizing, blaming my brother getting called back to work when she was counting on him to take them while she worked those days. I am ecstatic! They are no work at all. In fact, they are my favorites, and I'm so happy to get to have them to myself for a couple more days. I keep reminding myself that the next time I see them, I will have two very demanding distractions. I will never be just their aunt again. I'm so glad I took these days off so we could have a nice, long visit at home. I see some Chucky Cheese in our future!


Faithful Infertile said...

Take care of yourself!!! I'm just like you... I'd love to prove my dr. wrong! I am planning on keeping the girls in til 38 weeks (I know... that's a big goal).

JamieD said...

Ahhh . . . what a wonderful day after Christmas! A little shopping, secured matching cribs, laying on the couch watching CSI. I don't think you can beat it.

It is a good idea to start preparing for bedrest. Better to go on bedrest and not really need it than vice versa. Especially after your bad day. The boys will be here before you know it!

Pepper said...

Half days definitely sound like the best way to go. It's so easy to overwork ourselves without even realizing it.

And isn't nephew time the best? Hope you all had a wonderful time together!

Jill said...

Hope you enjoyed the time spent with your nephews! I hope you prove your doctor wrong as well. :-) Try not to overdo it!