Gack!! What a dope. I hope adrenaline isn't too bad for the baby, cuz I swear I had an adrenaline rush so strong, my toes and fingers were tingling. Holy shit, what a freak out!! Of course, I had to tell her mom the story when I got back over there. She just thinks I'm the biggest dope on the planet now!! I've been taking care of LP for like 8 years. She's like my own dog. Her parents are not just clients, but friends now, too.
Then to make me really question my sanity, I drove to Jamba Juice and as I was coming out of the store with my drink in one hand and car keys in the other, I put my keys up to my mouth to drink. the Rock Star wonders if I should even be out there driving. Yikes!!!
Besides, being the ultimate dork I feel great. Tired still, but very little nausea lately. Yay!!! We have a gala ball to attend tomorrow night and I'm freaking out about what to wear. And the professional organization I've been helping form is going to be at the Pet Expo tomorrow, so I'll be spending the whole day promoting my business, no time to shop. None of my old cute fancy clothes fit around my waist anymore, and the washing machine is busted so I can't wash the nice pants I bought that do fit...oh, my the stress. I'll live, I'm sure, but I can't wait for Sunday. One cat visit and plenty of laying around to do.
Seriously. Sloppy thinking. Poor communication skills. Brains like the cluttered, musty, cobwebby attic of an old granny. I hate stupid people.
One of the things I've been enjoying about our pregnancy being public is the things I can say and the looks on people's faces. For instance, have I regaled you with my thoughts on child rearing? I figure its easy once they're old enough to sit up, you can plunk 'em down in front of the tv set, then there's reform school and if you're really lucky by the time they're 18 the state penal system takes over. Piece of cake. Turns out the grammas don't appreciate the humor in discussing baby's first tatoo. Go figure. I am so putting a rub on tatoo of a dragon on the babies back and making it into our xmas cards. That shit just cracks me up!! How 'bout this t-shirt? Or this one? Ah, this is only gonna get better the bigger I get!! Mua-ha-ha-ha
Now don't get me wrong, I'll be the best little PTA mom you ever saw, but in the meantime I see no reason to pass up some of these really good opportunities at humor...heh!!
Oh, and coffee again today, and no upset tummy. YAY!!!
Went to my Local Yarn Store and found some super soft nice yarn to try something with. It's Wendy Velvet Touch and I really like it a lot. Not exactly chenille, but sort of. Very, very soft and pleasant to knit and the finished fabric is so sweet you want to eat it up. I'm picturing little baby hats, baby booties, baby mittens and maybe a blanket.
Setting aside the adventure with evil baby mags, I'm feeling quite happy and excited about the baby the last couple day. Ahhh, hormones, what a roller coaster, eh? Anyhow, I've been wanting to hear the heartbeat again, and checked around and several places on the internet sell or rent the Doppler Fetal Heartbeat Monitors. I found a place that rents them, $25/month, and ordered one. It'll get here next week sometime. I figured if it doesn't work, we'll only be out $25, and if it does I can listen to him anytime I want. I've been paying extra attention lately, cuz I should be able to feel him move anytime. Once last nite and once a few minutes ago, I thought maybe I felt him, but I couldn't tell for sure if it was a rumbly in my tumbly or the baby. Everyone says when it happens I'll know it! Can't wait.
The Little dog (Little) just tried to jump up on the bed and missed twice. It's a bit high for her since we put it up on a frame. She has to take a running jump at it, and misses about 1 out of 5 times. Then she gets all nervous and upset, but it's so cute...I'm mean for laughing at my dog when she can't do something. Hope I don't do it to the kids. heh!!
I told my best clients about the baby yesterday. I'm scared about how clients and employees are going to react. I know they'll be happy for us, of course, but then start worrying about how it will affect them. The truth is I can't say for sure how things will go after I have the baby. Right now I plan on taking 2 or 3 months off completely, then trying to go back to my normal walkies and work schedule, with the help of free baby sitting by the Grammas. I also know, that things just may not work out that way. But employees and clients like to hear concrete plans, not "probly this, probly that". I know I have very little control over their concerns or fears, and that I have to tell them, cuz the baby is definitely coming... The worst thing that could happen is that people start trying to be over protective of me and make judgments about whether I should be walking their dog at 7 months pregnant and decide to find another pet sitter. Already people (the Grammas & some others) have started saying "Be careful." everytime I get out of my chair or walk up and down some step. It's cute that they're worried about me (or should I say the baby), but it's annoying as all hell to have my ability to walk down the front steps questioned. I'm very independent, always have been and always will be. I've always been careful walking up and down the steps, but no one ever noticed before apparently. Now I'm the gestation machine carrying the precious cargo and everyone is worried I'll start running with scissors or something. OK, I'm exaggerating a bit, but you know what I mean. I assume it'll only get worse the bigger I get. So I don't want to lose valued clients, because they think I shouldn't be taking a walk with their dog this summer. I guess we'll see how it works out, won't we?
Today, I am trying really hard to get lots done!! I did a bunch of work for the professional Association we've formed, and now I'd like to tackle some invoices. and my pillow. But I prolly won't get to do that! Knitting group tonite and I still haven't found a project I want to work on. I'm so bummed.
We heard our baby's heart beat today. Holy crappin' shit hell fuck. We heard our baby's heart beat today. I am amazed. I am elated. I am a bunch of other things I can't put into words. I am with child.
Do you have an average sized thumb? Something like two, two and a half inches long? If no, look around you for something that size. If yes, look at your thumb. That is the size our baby is now. He has arms & legs. Elbows and knees. Fingers and toes. Ears. A beating heart. Holy crappin' shit hell fuck. I don't know what else to say...
If I sound excited to be home...I'm not!!! The only reason I returned to Minnesota is because my dogs were here. We heard about the snow dump while we were on vacation, but it was still shocking to see it all when we got home. Sunday was spent (by my husband) clearing it all away from the sidewalks, driveways and cars. Yuck!!
The trip was really, really fun!!! I love the little Mexican joint up the way from the BIL's. It's Mexican food made by Mexicans for Mexicans. Cheap and de-eeeeee-licous!!! And we were introduced to the yumminess that is the Lamb Shawarma. Middle eastern wrap thingy. Layers of lamb are put on those spits (you know, the ones they also use for gyros mystery meat) and roasted. Then sliced off and grilled with veggies, wrapped in a big piece of flat bread with some slightly spicy sauce and mmm-mmm-good!!!! We went to a place called Edinburgh Castle, a Scottish pub, to have fish and chips the likes of which we haven't seen since our honeymoon in Scotland a couple years ago. It comes wrapped in the paper and everything. Malt vinegar and salt on the chips and soaked into the batter fried fish. oh.ma.god. The big finale of course was the Dim Sum on Friday. The place we go is pretty expensive and fancy, but it's always good and lots (I mean lots) of dishes. The servers are always right there to drop off more delectable tasty bits!!!! I love Dim Sum. Like I'd marry it kind of love. I get rapturous thinking about it. Oh it was soooooo good. As of today it looks like I only gained 2 pounds on this trip.
We have our second Prenatal Visit today. The midwives said we can hear our baby's heart beat today. I am beside myself with excitement!!!! I wish we could record it. We're 11 weeks this week, and I'm getting really dang sick of keeping the secret from everyone. We've told my sister and a couple of friends. On this trip we told the Rock Star's brother and GF and Cousin and GF. It's hard to talk to anyone who doesn't know yet, cuz its really the only thing on my mind and all conversations seem to lead back to it. and then I have to shut up. Shutting up is not one of my strong suits. Go figure. Anyhow, I'll be glad in a few weeks when we've told most of the family, but we think we'll wait till after the Amniocentesis at 16-18 weeks to tell everyone else. That's at least 5 more weeks of shutting up. If someone keeps stuffing Dim Sum in my mouth I might make it.