Saturday, May 15, 2010

RBOC: getting ready for a baby is hard work edition

  • All is well, 31.5 weeks and counting! I have my last ultrasound next Thursday and I can't wait to get another look at him.
  • I am officially waddling, I'm sure it's amusing to others, to me-- not so much.
  • Nursery is painted, crib and dresser/changing table assembled and curtains on order.
  • I am fortunate to have two baby showers coming up the first week of June, grad school friends have booked flights and staying for the weekend --I couldn't possible be more thrilled.
  • Work is well... insane. I am still in charge of our largest project of the year and as time is slipping away I am starting to feel the panic set in. I want to push the project to the point where it's all about revision when I walk out the door. This would mean so much to my team and it would be a huge source of pride for me... I hope I can do it.
  • It's impossible for me to come home from work and do more work, I used to be able to do it, now I'm lucky if I can eat dinner before I fall asleep.
  • New opportunity is presenting itself at work with amazing timing given how disgruntled I have been as of late (ok, the last 1.5 years), and shitty timing given I'm going to have a baby in give or take 8 weeks. Luckily my corporate staff want this for me 100% and therefore are willing to move it forward and make it happen even if I'm on maternity leave. If all goes well, it will be there waiting for me when I get back.
  • Overall I'm busy as hell yet delighted. Hubby and I reflect on how incredibly lucky we are to have a baby on the way and so very many people who are just as excited and love him the way we do before he is already here.
I miss the blog world. I try to read whenever I get a few minutes so you'll see me pop up in your comments here and there. I am hoping that once my little man gets here and we settle in as a family I'll get back into the writing part.


post-doc said...

Still so happy for you! I think it's lovely - the preparation and upcoming showers and even going home from work to rest (instead of working more) so you're taking care of your little family. Wave hello for me at your next ultrasound. :) (I know he won't see - maybe just tell him Katie sends kisses.)

Psych Post Doc said...

Katie, I will totally tell him! :) My nieces like to read to him and one of them insists on turning the books around to my tummy so "he can see the pictures" even when I told her he can't see them yet she said "I kinda feel like he can." Who can argue with that? Plus it melts my heart every time she does it. :)

Unbalanced Reaction said...

This is so exciting!

ANd your niece sounds adorable. :)

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