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!
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