Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Belated ICLW Welcome

This is a much belated "hello and welcome to my blog" in honor of ICLW!  I ended up getting sick with a nasty sinus infection and pretty much slept for the better part of the last few days.  The sinus pressure was insane!  In the end, my OB prescribed some antibiotic on the premise that the infection was much worse for baby than the meds.  Sure enough, the antibitoic worked like a charm!  Gotta love the Z-pack!

Nothing much new going on here.  I guess I just don't feel like I have many interesting these to say these days.  We're formally in the second trimester now!  So, we also formally announced to our colleagues at work just this week.  We're at 14 weeks and got a lot of "why did you wait so long" responses.  It's a pretty personal thing!  I hung on a little longer before telling everyone because I was dealing with the fear of the jinx and not wanting to cause anyone else to feel like I did when others announced pregnancy news.  However, I finally realized that we deserved to celebrate, too...and that I would do my best to be considerably more tactful than many of my colleagues last year were.  Posting to Faceb00k, though?  I still haven't quite worked up the nerve to do that yet.

There are a few semi-exciting things going on this week, though...

1)  I looked in the mirror today and for the first time, I saw more bump than pudge!  I don't think that anyone else would possibly notice it through clothes.  But, I was just so excited to see it!  I don't expect there to be a noticeable bump for awhile, but I was excited to see it progressing...slow but sure!

2)  On Thursday night, Hubby and I are going to a giant consignment sale at the convention center for all things baby, children and maternity.  They've got everything from baby clothes to maternity clothes, cribs to toys. 

Much to my dismay (I've been on this soapbox lately), my company doesn't provide short-term disability.  We're determined for me to be able to take the full 12-weeks off, but it means that 2 months of it will be unpaid.  We've been budgeting and saving like crazy trying to make it work. 

One of the things that I've had to change my mindset on is nursery furniture.  I would've loved for us to have been able to buy an awesome, new designer crib from a boutique or something, but it's just not feasible.  And, my hope is that we'll be able to get something of higher quality by buying gently used than new.  The bottomline for me is that time with Beaker before I go back to work is certainly worth getting a bit creative with the furniture situation.

I'm hoping that we'll be able to find a crib, dresser and rocker at the consignment sale. Plus, the newly appearing bump requires that I do some shopping for maternity clothes, too!  Should be a good time, if Hubby can survive the onslaught of pregnancy hormones from all the women at the convention center!  LOL!  I'm hoping it's both fun and productive! 

16 comments:

Jess said...

I hear you on the nursery furniture. I had my mind set on what I wanted but after all we spent to get pregnant we will have to spend less on the furniture now. We are looking for a gently used set as well. I hope that you find exactly what you want and for a great price!

Melissa said...

I'm glad you're feeling better!

I still haven't told the bosses at work nor have posted it on facebook...and I'm 16 weeks. I keep on telling myself, when I reach 20, I'll say OK! lol

What a wonderful idea - a consignment shop. Gotta check that out too! I hope you find a lot of neat & cool things!

Priscilla said...

Tell the world, girlie!!! It's time to CELEBRATE!!! 2nd trimester...woo hoo!!!

Have fun shopping (new or used it's still awesome)!!! That convention center sale sounds super cool!!!

So glad you're on the mend from your sinus infection...that sounds yucky!!

Give Beaker a little rub for me!!!! And have fun with your doppler tonight!!! :)

Priscilla said...

Oh Ps. I nominated you for a blogger award!! Go check it out on my blog if you have the time! :)

pregnant in Manhattan said...

happy 2nd tri!!

I have felt the same way as you abt telling ppl at the office. Telling my friends I was excited to do, but telling work folks hasn't happened yet for me...

Willow said...

So exciting to be able to share the news! Enjoy it!

Dana said...

How your news telling goes well! :) Congrats on your pregnancy!

ICLW

Myndi said...

Congrats on a happy and healthy pregnancy!

That's pretty sorry about them not offering short-term leave. I don't like California (where I live), but I sure like it a lot better when I hear stuff like that. Good for you for figuring out a way to make it work though.

Best of luck on the nursery furniture hunt. :)

One Who Understands said...

Just checking in to see how you are doing. It has been a long time. Hope your pregnancy is going perfectly!

Illanare said...

Hi, just checking in. It's been ages since you posted, I hope that everything is going well.

elle said...

I hope everything is going great, hope to hear from you soon!

Michelle said...

Haven't heard from you in a while. Pop in sometime and let us know how your doing!

Priscilla said...

Just wondering how you're doing??!?!?!? Hope all is well with you and the baby!!

Lauren said...

Apparently I'm not the only one wondering how you're doing! Hope everything is going well!

Suzy, Not a Fertile Myrtle said...

Hope you're doing well. We miss you in the blog world!

foxy said...

Hi Lin,
I started blogging shortly after your last post. I love your title of "my someday family". (see my blog title 'someday"!!!) We are also facing male factor infertility, and i love reading about others who have been successful. I hope that you and your family are happy and healthy.
-Foxy

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