Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Baby Update

Well, I am officially 37 weeks today, so Cameron is due in 3 weeks. I had a dr appointment today, and asked if they planned to check my cervix. They told me not until next week, but I asked them to anyway b/c I was planning to go to a conference in the city this weekend and just wanted to see if anything was going on. Good thing I asked them to check, because I am over 3 cm dilated and 75% effaced. I'm still not 100% sure what those numbers mean, but I know that when I was 3 and 1/2 cm with Brayden, I had him 3 days later. I'm not really expecting to make it through the weekend, but you never know - it could still be a week or more. We realized today that we still had a few things left to do! I installed the carseat in the van tonight, and still need to pack a bag for the hospital. I also have a lot left to do at work to prepare everyone else for me being gone! Good thing the next couple of days will be really quiet, since everyone else will be at the conference that I am no longer going to. My mom is flying up on Saturday so hopefully everything works out for her to be here for the delivery and then to be around for a week or so after we get home to help out around here. For those that don't know, I plan on going back to work part time after maternity leave. I will be working 30 hours/week in 3 10 hour days. Rubin's mom will watch the kids one day, Rubin will be home with them one day, and we still don't know what we're doing the other! My work has been very flexible and accommodating, but the one thing that can't really be negotiated is the fact that I will need to work on Tuesdays. If anyone knows a reliable, responsible person (college student maybe?) who is looking for something to do on Tuesdays and would want to hang out with a baby and a 4 year old, please let me know! It's hard to find a daycare that will accept kids for just 1 day/week, and we are obviously trying to keep the cost down since my salary will be reduced along with the hours I'm working.

Friday, January 16, 2009

Bulls Game

I got an email at work this morning from a co-worker who's husband had 9 Bulls tickets to give away for tomorrow night's game. They are 6th row in the 100 level, so they are great seats....for free! The decided method to decide who to give them to was to put your name in a hat if you wanted them and they would draw 3 names for 2 tickets each, and 1 name for 3 tickets. I ended up being one of the lucky ones, and I am so excited to be able to take Rubin! I'm not sure how well it will go, or if we'll even make it through halftime, but we are sure going to try. He hasn't really been out of the house since the surgery other than going to doctors appointments and 1 quick trip to Best Buy. Since this drainage issue with his incision, he has to spend a lot more time laying down flat so it doesn't drain as bad, and since they decided to rip open a bigger hole, it is pretty sore. He is worried about sitting in the car for an hour and then trying to sit up straight for the whole game, but he is willing to try for free amazing seats! Hopefully it will go well - he deserves it. The poor guy has had nothing but bad luck for the past couple of months and it's about time something good happened to him.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

I'm moving!

That's it - I'm moving back to Arkansas!! The weather has been crazy here this winter, and it's not getting any better. We have had way too much snow, and now we are supposed to have wind chills tomorrow of -30. It doesn't help that neither Rubin or I can physically shovel right now (well I could do it, but I would get yelled at), so getting in and out of the driveway has been fun. Rubin's dad has come over a couple of times to do it for us, and Brad has done it a few times. We ended up paying someone from Craigslist to do it today.
Rubin is feeling better and moving around a lot better, but now we are dealing with fluid draining from the incision. Stuff was leaking out of it yesterday so he went to the doctor and they opened it up more to drain all of the fluid. We have to pack it with gauze and then cover it with several more layers to keep it from leaking through everything. It's not an infection, but it's still pretty gross!! He is a little sore from this fun new problem, but overall is still doing much better.
On another note, I am so excited that American Idol is back on!! I have already been impressed by a few people and it's only the 2nd audition episode. I was a little nervous about the new judge, but so far I like her. The auditions are my least favorite part of the show, so I'm excited for them to move on from here - but it won't stop me from watching! I don't think I've missed a single episode in 3-4 years. I love DVR!

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Things are going good here - finally! Rubin is feeling much better, and is getting better and better each day. He is able to get up and down and move around much better. We have finally folded up the sofa bed and he is just laying on the couch now. They took his staples out on Monday and said things are looking good. He's still off work and probably will be for a couple more weeks. He is still in the process of getting the short term disability paperwork figured out. We figure that by the time he gets a check for that he'll be back at work already.
I'm feeling find - starting to feel more and more fat and uncomfortable with each day. It's starting to get to that point where my body is saying it's done being pregnant and is ready to have the baby, but we aren't ready yet! We still don't have the nursery cleaned out and put together or any of the baby stuff dug out of the basement yet. I'm hoping to get that done in the next couple of weeks. I only have 5 and 1/2 weeks until my due date, and I will possibly be induced a week early, so the reality is we only have a few more weeks left to get everything done. Oh well - I guess all you really need the first few weeks are diapers, wipes, formula, and a place to sleep.