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Bullets and Bunnies – Weekend Edition

13 Jul
  • So let’s start with I guess semi-bad news: I’ve officially been put on insulin. It’s only one shot at night, but there you go. Honestly? It didn’t upset me in the slightest. I’ve been fretting about my numbers and this is supposed to help make them stable. That’s a good thing. I think in the long run it will lead to less anxiety. Though I admit I do have a bit of anxiety around giving myself injections. But my numbers do seem to be evening out some, so I’m a bit calmer.
  • Today was the first day I can say we were truly “nesting”. There’s a lot of organizing to be done ahead of B5’s arrival and we’ve kind of been putting it off. Today we started in on it. We have two “extra” bedrooms. One has been the guest room/place-where-we-stick-our-clean-folded-laundry-because-we’re-too-lazy-to-put-it-away. The other has been the office/storage-room-that’s-so-messy-and-cramped-we-don’t-actually-use-it-as-an-office. We started cleaning out and organizing both. The “office” is going to become an office/guest room and the current guest room will be B5’s room. There’s a lot of moving of furniture, purging, and storage that needs to be done. Today I’m happy to say we threw away three garbage bags worth of stuff and moved a bunch of stuff to the storage room.
  • I also decided to tackle our main bathroom, which has just been really disorganized. There were LOTS of spare pee sticks to be put away and things just generally needed to be put in place. Really? The sheer amount of pee sticks was overwhelming (in case you’re curious I have 5 unused HPT’s, 50 OPK’s and 4 positive HPT’s from this pregnancy that I’ve been hoarding, and there were a lot of empty pee stick boxes there too for some reason). Apart from getting the other stuff organized, I just kind of organized all of the pee sticks in a pile in a corner of one of the cupboards for now. It’s a start, right? And hey – the bathroom looks really nice now and you can only find the pee sticks if you look really hard.
  • All in all it felt Ah-mazing to get started on all of this. Our home isn’t dirty (mostly thanks to the cleaning lady that comes every two weeks), but Shmerson and I both suck at organization  so it felt good to have things look like they are in their place for a change. I think we’ll need at least 2-3 more Saturdays to get it all under control, but I’m kind of loving the feeling of making progress.
  • Today I actually used the phrase “the baby’s room” for the first time. Freaky.
  • In other getting-our-shit-together-because-OMG-there-may-be-a-baby-here-soon news, we’ve hired a dog trainer for Luna. She’s a super-smart, wonderful dog, but has serious anxiety issues, which make her bark a lot and makes it hard to leave her home alone. The trainer is lovely and we’re starting to see some progress. I just hope Luna will take to B5 with love and not hostility. Hopefully the training will make a difference.
  • We had another hospital tour yesterday, which leaves one more to go before we make our decision. The last one (that we haven’t officially toured yet) is most likely what we’re going to go with based on a bunch of factors, but we wanted to see all 3 options before deciding. Yesterday’s tour was a bit of a nightmare because of one of the other preggos in the group. The woman was just screaming “I’m a stupid fertile”, which is saying something since she was obviously well-to-do and educated, and therefore probably not actually stupid. I wanted to punch her in the face. She kept asking stupid questions with this huge “look how cute I am” grin on her face. Oh – and she was there with her equally stupid friend who is also preggo and they kept whispering and giggling with each other. OMG I am so happy I opted for private child birth classes. I just know this was the kind of crap I would have had to deal with otherwise. Stupid fertile happy-go-lucky preggos make me hostile. It’s not pretty, but it’s just the way it is.
  • There has been an upside to buying all of the baby stuff. I’ve been trying positive visualizations in an effort to curb my anxiety and actually knowing what B5’s stuff looks like has really helped that, so it comes more easily now. That’s definitely a good thing.
  •  When this pregnancy is over I know I want to get on a good weight loss plan. But not before I eat ALL THE CAKE. Some donuts and pizza and croissants and sushi would also be amazing. Washed down with a nice strawberry daiquiri. But first, cake. Lots and lots of cake.GD sucks.
  • That’s about all the randomness I have for today. I leave you with this bunny. Hope everyone has a great weekend!

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8 Responses to “Bullets and Bunnies – Weekend Edition”

  1. Heather July 13, 2013 at 20:33 #

    The insulin is a good thing, it will help. My hubby has to inject twice a day before breakfast and supper. I’m glad things are becoming more real now. Hope you find the right hospital.

  2. Courtney July 13, 2013 at 20:36 #

    I love cake too! I can’t help it!

  3. Karin July 13, 2013 at 21:16 #

    Everyday you get a little closer!!! Hooray!! Hoping you are finally starting to relax and enjoy! Or at least freak out less… 🙂 –infertiles rejoice! — fingers and toes crossed and lots of prayers for the next few weeks!

  4. slese1014 July 14, 2013 at 03:25 #

    I’m glad you’re on insulin. I’m sure I’m headed that way. Of course I have a conservative OB who has started me on oral meds to start, taking my first dose tonight. We’ll see how my sugars respond in the morning, since that’s when I have the worst numbers. Cake sounds wonderful, but what I wouldn’t give for an ICE COLD COCACOLA. OMG It’s one of those things I don’t have a lot of, but on a hot summer day it’s AMAZING! GD does kind of suck, but I am eating healthy and getting out. Taking care of myself in ways I haven’t in a long time. So excited for you to be in that nesting phase….It’s really coming together now!!

  5. Lise July 14, 2013 at 10:49 #

    Oh I hate those stupid fertiles. Because of their silly, clueless questions I actually cried twice after our birth classes. I just felt like “seriously? Is that what worries you the most? How about the survival of your baby?”. Most of them seemed more concerned about having sore lady parts after the birth (of course they will be sore!) or about the price of strollers then anything else. Gah!

  6. Jay July 14, 2013 at 11:56 #

    I’ve been a bad blog reader these past few months so this is practically the first I’m hearing of this new pregnancy…I cannot express how happy I am for you! I think all of us let out a huge sigh of relief whenever anybody moves past week 28 and beyond.

    It must be so cool when it finally all becomes truly real 😀

  7. pjsarecomfyn July 15, 2013 at 21:14 #

    I for one, would like to see a video of you punching the stupid fertile lady in the face. That would make my day.

  8. Gina July 19, 2013 at 20:26 #

    Love your bunnies, as always! The sh*t is getting real! I sense a lot of positivity in this post, which means a lot. Yup, positivity despite having to be on insulin (which is actually a good thing right now) is very impressive. I couldn’t stop laughing reading your entire paragraph on pee sticks. Love it! You’re almost there!!

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