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39 weeks

Well, the photo is a little blurry and a little crooked…but they’re hung straight on the wall!  My dad pulled these out of the attic, cleaned them and touched them up so that we could hang them in “the bug’s” room.  Scott hung them this morning.  They hung in my bedroom when I was little, and they’re still in good shape 32 years later!  My grandpa Scranton found them and built the frames (and then painted my room green-plaid!)  I hafta’ say, I had a cool room when I was little!  This little “bug” is just gonna have to live with white walls.  Alas, maybe we’ll paint them something fun when she’s a little older.  It worked out perfectly that the panels are green.  It seems that green and pink are the main colors in her room, and we didn’t even plan it that way.  It just happened.

Last night, sitting on the couch, I started feeling a lot of really low sensations.  I don’t know how else to describe it besides “stretching” feelings.  Feels like she’s wiggling her way lower and lower.  I was really achy this morning too.  I’m really curious to find out at my doc’s appointment this Monday if I’m more dilated than last week.  (Assuming I make it to Monday!) I’ve made a point to sit-down more today (feels like torture!)- it’s sooo hard to just sit when there are so many things I want to do.  But I went out to the front yard, sat on the lawn, and read for a long while.

So that’s “the hap’s” here.  Our bag is packed.  Our birth plan is written.  And I’m armed with a list of birth-affirmations (thanks Laura!).  I guess that means we’re ready?????

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38 weeks and 2 days

Just went to the doctor.  She was shocked by how low the baby’s head is and said she couldn’t believe that I’m not really uncomfortable.  I’m 1 cm dilated and 50% effaced.  She said we’re in a really good position…

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A few days ago Scott and I were talking about how much longer I’d continue to work.  I’m having a somewhat easier time writing the menu rather than expediting the dinner service.  I can sit for a large part of the day.  But it’s still fairly active and takes a toll by the end of the day.  Like I’ve said before, I’d rather work as long as I can now, so that I can take more time off after the baby is born.

Then Scott said something that proves just how well he knows me.  He said, “Emily, seems to me you’re better off working at least part-time.  At work there are distractions.  If you stay home, you’ll go bat-shit crazy!

And I thought to myself, “Well that’s a relief.  He doesn’t think I’m already bat-shit-crazy!”

…It’s simply a potential for the future.

And on that note, I’d like to point out that the MLB iphone app that I paid $15 for was money well spent- the Yankee games keep me entertained for a solid 3 hours, thus delaying the onset of craziness whereby I would otherwise be sitting at home with my own thoughts spinning through my head like the Tasmanian Devil.

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36 weeks

And here “we” are at 36 weeks!  Just moved into our new house that has so much more space!! Hallelujah!  Life is great except for all the boxes that still need unpacking.  But we’re getting there, slowly but surely.  The baby’s room is our next big priority.  We went Monday to pick up all the large items that were waiting for us at the store.  Scott needs to assemble the crib, which he’ll do in the next day or two.  It took me 2 days to remove tags from all the baby clothes, wash everything, and sort it all by size.  It’s now totally organized, with everything sized 0-3 months folded and packed into the dresser.  All the subsequent sizes are packed into bags and labeled.  Ahhhh- I love organization!  In the next few days I’ll start to pull the other things out of boxes and get them set up- like the car seat, highchair, and stroller.

I haven’t worked a full 5-shift week for 2 weeks now, but this week I’m on a full schedule.  I think it will be my last.  Next week I’ll only have 4 shifts, and I’ll most likely start decreasing from there.  Luckily the menu-writing shifts have proven to be much better for me since I can do a large part of it sitting down.  I don’t come home nearly as sore, achy and miserable!!

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