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Sunday, April 26, 2009

4 more days of work left

As of tomorrow, I only have 4 more days of work !! I decided back in January that I will work till the end of April. It seemed so far, it seemed like I will never get there, but now it's so close. So what am I going to do? Oh there is tons of things I want to do !!!
- Do some scrapbooking. I want to make a book for my trip to Boston and to Prague, and one for my mom for her visit here. Plus I have about 4 years of catching up and I want to do some more paper bag albums for sale. The pictures above are from the book I made for my mom when I went to Prague 2 years ago
- Knit knit and knit. I will watch tons of movies I didn't have time for and knit for my fall inventory and some baby hats. I want to complete her outfits with matching accessories !!
- Go see my friends. They all live in the North Shore and I didn't have time to see them for a very long time
- Go to the Beach with other friends and go swimming
- Clean the house and clean the garage
- List more stuff on eBay and Etsy
- Take a nap every day
- Cook healthy and bake bread
- Play with my cats nonstop (I love love love those little monkeys!!)
- Sit on my balcony and soak in the sun and grow some vegetable (on the balcony)
And tons of more stuff there is out there for me to do yay !! I can hardly wait, seriously. And of course, I will spend most of the time watching my baby kick !!!

Saturday, April 11, 2009

The pre-natal classes

Thursday was extremely busy. I studied for school, the right chapter this time (last week I accidentaly studied a wrong chapter but I was very lucky that the teacher allowed me to take a test for it !!!) Then I went to school. We had the test and then the final lab. I was in a panicky mode because I needed to leave early. But we were divided into two groups, and of course, I ended up in the second. So instead of leaving early, I had to wait. He gave them 1/2 hour to complete the task, then everyone was to fail. So after an hour waiting for hour turn, I started sweating (it was my time to leave as our prenatal classes were starting soon far away) I announced to everyone: Ok guys you got half an hour, so now you all failed, so you can leave. Well they just laughed.

Then, we got our turn. We were three groups of 2, 3 and 4. I wanted one more body for our group of 2, so I asked the group of 4 to give us one person. Noone wanted to go (I think they didn't think I know what we're doing, which I actually didn't) But then one guy volunteered. And lucky, he did ! We started last (I couldn't believe it since I needed to leave first) The task was to configure two Cisco routers. Seeing others how they took more then 1 hour, I was really really hot. But, you will not believe, we finished in about 14 minutes !! What I did, is that first, I volunteered for typing (I type faster then I talk) and second, I copied the first part and just pasted it to the second part, which apparently is definitely the way to go and much much faster. Even though we were starting last, we left first and everyone was absolutely impressed. Including the guy who didn't want to work with us lol... He got to leave, too. So now I know how to configure two different routers (or at least I look like I do)

Next, was the class. I am impressed. It's held in Langley, I found the program through one of the local colleges. It's extremely extensive and very fascinating. We have a great group of couples and lots of fun. I really love those classes. A doula is actually teaching them and you know, they are known for their natural approach to pregnancy and labor. She also knows my midviwes (and everyone elses doctor) and she just knows everything. In the beginning she asked us, what would we consider a success out of this class. Everyone wrote down a normal, clever things, like To help my wife through labor, or To lose the fear of the unknown, or To know what to do. Not my husband. He thinks a great success for him will be not to fall asleep during these classes.

I wrote down that I think my baby will come out regardless the success of the class lol... Then I was just laughing my everything out and I couldn't stop. It was so embarassing. We also watched a video and there was stuff they do not show you on TLC. Like how the placenta is born. That is absolutely fascinating. And how huge it is !!! Doula said not to watch those baby stories but I am absolutely adicted and it's ok, it doesn't give me any fear, quite otherwise, it helps me see mistakes others do and learn and know what to ask. I could watch baby stories 24/7. But on other hand, I could watch a movie about airplane crash, and board a plane later that evening without any problems or fears. There seems to be something morbid in me. I just like to know things and be prepared.

So today I am 28 weeks, I feel amazing, baby is kicking (on my right side mostly) and I can now see, as well !! Yay !! I also have 10 days of school left, 3 more weeks of work and 84 days to the official due date. Isn't it exciting ? So may good things await ahead.

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Can I drive in HOV lane?

I wonder, if I can now drive in HOV lane alone. My husband says that no, I could get a ticket for not having a baby in the car seat. And I don't want to be pulled over so I can just ask the police office, how exactly it is, if it's allowed for pregnant ladies to drive in the HOV lane. I mean, it is really two of us. I drink for two, I eat for 2, I p for 17, so why not driving as two?

On Sunday we had a party, we decided to "ruin my husband's day", as he put it. It was a surprise party that just was not a surprise. One clue I gave myself is when I tried to pretend I don't want him to tape me Amazing Race cause I found it boring (well, I knew I will be home by then. And honestly, me and not watching the Amazing Race? Something must be going on !!)

Second clue, is that I didn't take a lunch (I was pretending I'm still going to work but I took a day off) I always carry this huge bag with food that could feed ten people (and bring most of it back home) I was actually kind of thinking about this, but then I decided nah, he won't figure out.

The other clues were given by others. However, it was great and even though I thought more people will come (there was just so much stuff going on on the same day), we just got those friends we are probably closest to, so it was ok. And we had a roasted pig, too yummy ! And the cake, adorable (but kind of gross tasting, if you ask me. I could bake better if I knew how)

Oh yeah, and that picture on the cake, that's my husband. Take it as a preview of our baby, who is very active these days, kicking me on the right side (only) and I am sure I could actually see her if I'd be little patient and just take the time to watch my tummy. Too cute !!

I have now officially 88 days left, but I am hoping to not go past 37-38 weeks so that would make it about 70 days left. I also have one more week (I think) of school left and 4 more weeks of work. Life will definitely get way more peaceful starting May, I'm telling you !!!