Pants & Adverse Weather
I ordered some pants back a week ago from JCPenny and from Old Navy. I ordered the pants from JCPenny to arrive within 2 days, so that I possibly could have something comfy to wear with our "casual" clothes on Friday (no jeans). I had a pair of khaki and a pair of black "docker" type pants coming. Well, because of "adverse" weather conditions - although planes were flying and the main road between Redmond and myself were open........ still my pants have not arrived. So I begin the work week once again......with 2 pairs of maternity pants. One dress brown and one dress black. My beautiful outfit on Friday consisted of: Polyester brown maternity pants, white cotton grandpa socks, tennis shoes, a Chicago title sweatshirt. I was comfy and that is all that mattered. Heck, I'm pregnant right? :)
We had plans to meet with our possibly to be "doula" on January 24th to see if she was a match for us. I got an email from her the other day stating her husband was working towards his PhD and she needed to be able to take time to focus on the family. I was so bummed!! I had emailed a few doulas and most of the people who had responded didn't really make me go "this is the one!" other than Mary. :( So, now we are back on the hunt for a doula......... and I'll know the perfect person when I meet them.
Long Profile from Donor
We paid $25 to get a long profile about our donor..... #434 :) the long profile didn't really say anything more than the short profile, honestly. It was really a waste of anticipation and almost a waste of $25. Dad had a good point that thankfully it was only $25.00 as we would've paid anything to get it. I guess this was one downfall about using this cryobank because they didn't have all the "extras" the cryobank we used before had. They had baby pictures, videos, voices, etc. Just different things you could get (and of course pay a fortune for). Oh well....and this donor is also willing to meet the child at legal age....which we thought may be wanted some day down the road :)
Work and its crazyness
With all the refinances lately, work has been going nuts-o! We've had a few employee changes (for the better) but makes it a little harder/tighter on everyone else. AND last week, we had a lady trapped at her house with mudslides on the major highways..... so we were even more short handed. (AND another lady had appointments that she had already rescheduled) It was a nutso week. We had so many people doing so many different jobs......and everyone pitching in to make sure everything got done. It really was an amazing effort on everyone's part. Our boss bought us all lunch on Friday which was nice! :)
Heartbeat doppler 14 weeks :)
We bought a heartbeat doppler at a local consignment shop to see if we could hear the babies heartbeat. Well, this doppler after reading online can read at 15 weeks. Nonetheless, it was fun poking around and listening to the rumbles, gurgles, and bursts of air running through my system. AND BOY WAS IT LOUD!! :)
It is crazy to think I am 14 weeks pregnant! I noticed yesterday that my upper and lower chub and beginning to gather as one. That was pretty exciting. I know kind of funny, but fun. I'm beginning to feel more pregnant and less fat. I know this may be too much info for my dad and any other men, but oh well...... LOL My nipples itch like freakin crazy! I hate lotion and/or anything that is slimy. But I've been being very faithful at putting something on them every night now. I've had it where my boobs itch, but this is my nipples. I have very dry skin already...so doesn't really surprise me.
K and I went to a local LaLeche League meeting on last Wednesday too. We are so lucky to have got to start going so early in the pregnancy. We met some really cool moms! We learned quite a bit and I'm sure will continue to do so. I don't know if dad's normally come to LaLeche, but I love having a wife that gets to be part of it and come with me.... :)
Unschooling Conference & Friends
I am really excited go to to the Life Is Good Conference in May. I'm struggling a bit with figuring out how I'm going to make it work. K and I get 12 weeks off (combined) for maternity leave. That leaves 6 weeks each. That isn't very much time. So any extra time taken off.....just isn't going to be doable. Here are my options:
1) Ask for that Thursday and Friday off...... and make up the time.
2) Ask to leave early that Friday and just make it for the weekend.
K has stated she really has no interest in attending this year. That throws more of a wrench into things.... as I really don't like doing things without each other. I guess it will just be a wait and see. I have rooms booked already.
I will be there.....whether it be just for the weekend or the whole conference - guaranteed. :)
2 weeks ago