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T Minus 5 Days and Counting….

By M Davies   /     Nov 28, 2004  /     Mommyhood, The Pre-Dooce File  /     0 Comment

That's right. There are just 5 measly days until my due date (12/3). I don't know if I'm going to make it and if I do make it to the end, I have no idea how I'm going to push it out. And if by some miracle I do push it out, I will have no idea how to take care of it. I am very anxiety ridden. I am looking forward to meeting my baby, but apprehensive about being a parent. I guess the first part is actually going into labor, but since that hasn't started yet I guess I'm not too worried. If my water breaks or I start seeing blood I'm going to freak right out. I have another doctors appointment on Monday. I am pretty sure he will be giving me another internal, but if I am 0cm dilated again, I don't know what will happen.

I feel like a walking time bomb. Look out!!! My water could break at any minute. Watch out!!! Contractions can start at any time. To make matters worse, I feel a cold coming on. My throat has been sore since last night and I didn't get much sleep because of it. Not as if I have been sleeping good anyway, but this is making things 10 times worse. My nose is also stuffed up, so I have to breath through my mouth and end up drooling all over myself. Then when I wake up, not only am soaked w/ sweat, but I'm also covered in drool as well. I know this is probably all TMI, but I can't help it.

Things at home are improving. The babies room is mostly done, there are just a few last minute things that need to be accomplished (i.e. hanging curtains and whatnot). The living room is much more empty than the picture I posted in a previous entry, however there are still a few select things that are in the living room. Mainly, 2 play tables, a swing, a toddler potty, and a playpen all still in their original boxes. We are not assembling these items right now because the baby is too small, and if we did assemble them there would be no room for the Xmas Tree.

O Xmas Tree….O Xmas Tree. When will I have time to put up thee? Will I have room to put up thee? Will have I have time to take down thee? Should I even bother? I cannot celebrate Xmas without putting up a tree. UGH. I'm under stress!!! And I'm not even a parent yet.

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Happy Holidaze

By M Davies   /     Nov 26, 2004  /     The Pre-Dooce File  /     0 Comment

Now to really get you in the mood for Xmas, I present to you the infamous, illustrious leaning Xmas Treeza of downtown Wilkes-Barre.

It appears to be leaning a little to the right. I am not sure if you can see it so well because of the trees in the photo, but on the left, there are 2 long cables holding the tree in place as if admitting that, yes, the Christmas Tree is crooked. And instead of fixing it like they should, they just throw up to long cables to hold in place. This to me seems rather symbolic. For example . . . Instead of paving any given street with pothole problems (see previous entry for Michelle's WB Road Paving Wishlist), they'd rather just patch it up. WHY NOT JUST FIX THE PROBLEM instead of coming up with a temporary solution. Geez!!! Anyway, enjoy the tree. I will hopefully get around to putting my my xmas tree before the baby comes.

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By M Davies   /     Nov 25, 2004  /     Mommyhood, The Pre-Dooce File  /     0 Comment

HAPPY THANKSGIVING EVERYONE!! I was just thinking, we just got rid of the election commercials and signs and now are replacing them with Christmas commercials and decorations. I have already seen about 1000000 Black Friday commercials in the last 8-12 hours. I have to say though, the coolest one is the Target Wake-up Call, which appears to be totally legit. Check it out here.  I am not going Black Friday shopping, but if I was, I would definately be picking Ice T to give me my wake up call. Yes, unfortunately I do have to work on Friday. It is 2.5x the normal amount of pay. I will be getting roughly 32 bux an hour, which isn't bad, so I am not complaining. Neither of my current bosses will be there, so it will likely be a goof off day.

I am going to be moving some stuff down to my new cubicle on Friday (w/ the help of a co-worker). I have my desk 100% empty, with the exception of my essentials (computer, stapler, 3 tech support related binders, a phone book, and a pen). Now I just have to figure out what is going to happen to my computer and I'll be in good shape (they may make me forfeit it, which means I have the potential to lose 4+ years of data).

Friday we are also ordering out to Pizza Bella. We can also wear jeans. Again, the jeans thing is pretty irrelavant in my case, because I can no longer fit into any. Friday is going to be a great blow off day. I hope that no one calls in. Knowing my luck though, something major will go down and we will all be screwed taking call after call. I told the baby that I can't go into labor until after Friday. Anytime after that would be fine. I am not sure if she will cooperate with me or not. I'm going to clean now, since Rich's Mom isn't having dinner until 2pm. The nesting instinct is kicking in at full force.

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No progress

By M Davies   /     Nov 24, 2004  /     Mommyhood, The Pre-Dooce File  /     0 Comment

I went to the doctor yesterday for my weekly checkup and found out that I am still 0 cm's dilated. I am currently 38 1/2 weeks pregnant. On Friday I will be 39. I am convinced this baby will never come out. I can already tell she is going to take after me more than Rich. I can already feel her stubborn-ness. I was reading in "What to Expect When You're Expecting" that the most they can let you go over your due date is 2 weeks. 2 weeks would take me to December 17th. I don't know if I can stand to have the baby inside of me for that much longer. I'm serving this kid its eviction papers!!! I did get an ultrasound picture from the OB yesterday, but it sucks. The baby was not in a position that was facing the wand, so the Ultrasound technician couldn't get a decent profile shot. I will post the picture anyway when I have an opportunity to scan it. My AIM message at home last night was reading "No I am not dilated, Please do not ask how I am feeling, No I am not having twins….but is there anything else I can help you with?". I wonder if people got the hint. Probably not. I AM SO FRUSTRATED! Happy Thanksgiving-Eve!

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Good News!

By M Davies   /     Nov 18, 2004  /     Mommyhood, The Pre-Dooce File  /     0 Comment

…..No…..I didn't have the baby yet, however I did get another job. After 4 years of hell, I am finally leaving the grasp of Tech Support. My new title will be "Business Analyst". I am getting a pay increase and moving to another floor. I won't start the job until after I get back from maternity leave, but at least I have something to look forward to when I get back. My new boss is very nice. I haven't met any of the other people in my department yet, but supposedly I will be meeting with them today. Then once my current boss gets back from training on Friday I will start to go down and train with the people in my new department.

As far as the baby front is concerned…nothing yet. I went to the doctor on Monday and they had check to see if I dilated at all, and I'm not. Zero. Zip. Zilch. Nada. It's going to be a long 2 weeks (hell…maybe even 4 if I go over my due date). The good news now is I'm officially 37 weeks and the baby is full term…which means I can really go at any time and the baby will be fine. I'm just hanging in there, tired as ever. I sleep maybe about 3-4 good solid hours a night anymore. The other time is spent tossing and turning — which is very hard work I might add, peeing, sweating, or just wide awake. I would kill for a sleep without having to wake up at least 15 times in one night.

We got our bonuses today. Wooo! I am rich. Well I was rich and then I ordered my last piece of baby furniture. Now I'm back to the same pay as I would have made if I didn't get my bonus. The chest of drawers sucked up my entire bonus. Blah.

This weekend my Mom and I are going to get the mattress for the crib. Then she is going to help me setup the crib w/ the bumper pads, crib ruffle and etc. It should be interesting. Rich still has about 15 thousand items to put together before the living room is emptied out. I want to actually put up my Xmas tree, but I can't until the stuff is moved out of the living room. Speaking of Xmas trees…why is everyone rushing the Xmas season all of the sudden. I haven't even had a chance to digest my turkey from Thanksgiving yet! On November 26th is when I will start to worry about Xmas cards, Xmas Trees, Shopping and listening to Carols. NOT A SECOND BEFORE! Sometimes I hate corporate America. Gotta run now. Let your happiness shine through. I know I am today.

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