Monday, March 28, 2011

100 Days: give or take

**edited to add picture.

100 days.  That's approximately how many days until my due date.  Meaning Simon will be here soon.  The last time I did a 100 day countdown, it was for our wedding.  100 days seemed like such a milestone, that it was getting close.  And it is pretty close.  But this time for the countdown, I wish time would slow down a bit.  I'm excited to meet him, and we are getting prepared, but I have so much to do before then.  I'm working on resting when I need to and letting things go.  The major projects for the semester are over.  Now I need to write, and read, and write some more.
My Dad came to visit this past weekend.  We went to Home Depot and hung out around the house.  Dad fixed the drywall and insulated the baby's room.  And helped with some other projects that have just been pending until we find the time.  He also helped me buy and carry the wood for the changing station that Rob put together.  There was much drilling and sanding involved.  Now it is apart again for painting. Rob will assemble while I'm I'm gone this weekend.

Wednesday I leave for Montreal, kicking off my month of travel.  After Montreal I present at a conference in New Orleans.  Then to Indiana for the first half of my Spring Break and a baby shower (for me!).  And then I will rest and write some more.

I hit 26 weeks today.  I feel the baby moving more now.  I also have lots of Braxton Hicks contractions.  Simon does not like hamburgers.  It's the only food I just can't eat.  Apples and ice cream are still the foods of choice.  I try and eat an apple a day, and limit the ice cream.  Tomorrow is my glucose test.  Lets hope I pass (fingers crossed).

I do have a new belly pic.  Very obviously pregnant now.  When I find the camera cord I will update.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Oh, Blog How I Miss You

I have so many partially written posts in my head, and not enough time to take pictures and write them.  I am in crunch time at school.  Here is a quick run-down of things that deserve their own posts that may or may not ever get written.

- We have a crib!  Bought at Ikea from the "As Is" section for $50.  I am proud of our thriftyness.  We also picked up the dresser that was mine from about age 12 from some friends who we lent it to when we got married and didn't need to.  Chance had it that they were given a new/old dresser from another friend who was moving right around the time we needed it back.  I lined the drawers with new paper.  It smells nice.

- We have the sweetest crib bedding, thanks to Aunt Emily.  I am hoping once we get the mattress in it fits right.

- I am presenting my research at a conference in Montreal in two weeks.  I haven't finished the poster yet.  I need to work on this.

- I turned in what may be the worst paper of my life for a class, but at least it's done.

- I'm teaching my History of Pyschology class next week.  A two hour seminar that really needs to get started.

- I am 24 weeks and some change now.  We have hit viability!  (But please stay inside for awhile longer.) I have another ultrasound next week WOO!  And have switched to twice monthly appointments.

- Today is St. Patrick's Day.  New Yorkers celebrate this holiday in style.  Or loudly.  Or disorderly.  It made for an interesting walk.

Until I have more time...

Wednesday, March 9, 2011