This is definitely the most “bittersweet” week I have ever had. I am excited yet sad about leaving my job. My last day is Friday and it’s quickly approaching. However... never once has the thought crossed my mind that I will regret this decision. To have the opportunity to stay at home with my little Kyah is amazing and in my opinion there is nothing that can compare. But, in all my years of working I finally found a job that I absolutely love. The money isn’t great… I work at a Church... but the people that I work with are amazing and the job that I do is so rewarding. I guess in the end… I wouldn’t have it any other way. I’m quite certain that life will go on (as I know it will) and that my co-workers will eventually forget about me altogether. I on the other hand could not have been more blessed to work with such an amazing group of people. And the best part… to serve our Lord at the same time.
Ok, so I know that nesting should kick in towards the end of pregnancy, but I don't think that I was expecting it quite so soon. Luckily Bryce was out of town and it gave me free run of the house to do what I needed to.
Wooo Hooo! 35 weeks today! Can you believe it (I can’t)? I am just feeling so grateful these days! It’s not that I haven’t been feeling grateful the whole time, but I guess it’s just the anticipation of meeting our son that has me filled with an overwhelming sense of joy and thankfulness.
There are so many women that fill their pregnancies with gripes and complaints (on a daily, hourly and minutely basis) that they don’t really enjoy the small, fun things about it. I have had two “major” complaints during the last 9 months – headaches in the beginning and then the misaligned tailbone towards the end- but I would go through them over and over again in order to have our little man join our family. As uncomfortable as they were, they pale in comparison to the fact that I have helped to create new life and will be meeting our new family member in a few weeks.
Well, enough about that…
Bryce is enjoying his time in PA with his best friend Dan and Dan’s family. Everyone is in town for the wedding, so Bryce is able to enjoy to company of the entire family. Normally, Dan’s family would be split across the US and Mexico (missionaries) so it’s nice to have them all in the same location. The Rehearsal dinner is tonight, and like always, Bryce forgot the camera so I can’t post pictures. The wedding is tomorrow afternoon and the reception is later tomorrow evening/night.
While he is out of town I will be enjoying my time at home with the pups, scrapbooking, decorating my office and cleaning the house. I’m totally feeling the “cleaning” coming on. I can’t wait to get home as scrub the floors and do the dishes… Yes.. even though I am exhausted, that’s all I want to get done. My house is always “clean” but I want it ALL clean and smelling great. I might even bake something this weekend!
Oh, and I also want to wish my puppy, Cohen, a happy 5th Birthday! I can’t believe that he turned 5 years old today! I love this little buddy!~
A co-worker of mine emailed this to me today and I wanted to share it with the rest of you.
We also went over the Birth Plan during the appointment (this time with the acutal Dr and not the Nurse Practitioner). It was obviously the rough draft version but we were able to talk about that and discuss two of the things that I had on there. She said that everything else looked great and she could totally work with it.
On the birth plan I have that I do not want my water broken just because THEY want the labor to progress. In all of the research that I have done and what the classes have taught, is that Labor may slow down for a bit but it’s natural! As long as I am able to be up and moving around, stretching, etc. there is no need to break the water just to keep things going. However, with a through explanation as to why it might be needed earlier in the labor I am completely open to the idea. The most important thing is to have a helathy mommy and baby.
The other thing that we talked about is Resident Observation. I do not want a room full of people “observing” the birth. It’s not at all an option and they will regret messing with me if they even think about it. (I will have something to say – in pain or not). I do however understand that resident Doctors need to learn and I am completely open to them being a part of the birth. Just not a room full of people with clipboards and discussions. I’m sure that things will be chaotic enough and that’s the last thing I need.
Also, we talked with the Dr. and decided that the circumcision will be done 1 week later when his blood will be able to clot better. As much as I was hoping for this, it was actually the Doctor’s idea and I couldn’t be more grateful.
Overall, I think that I am pretty flexible, but I WILL stand my grounds on what I think is important. I guess that’s just part of parenting. Making decisions that you think are the best for you and your family and well.. if people don’t want to agree… that’s fine. :)
I never got around to taking a picture today therefore I can't post one.
I'm 34 weeks today! I can't believe how quickly time has passed. It feels like a few weeks ago we found out that we were pregnant and only a few days ago that we found out Ittle was a boy.
I know that this doesn't mean a whole lot to you ladies, but our last Summer Camp is departing Friday morning! It doesn't sound like much but I have been investing many hours into our Summer camps and this is the end. It's definitely a bitter-sweet moment. As excited as I am to be done with camp entries, registration, medical forms and "parents", I will miss the routine that I have created and that's been such a part of my life since the beginning of my pregnancy. What's even harder for me is that this means it's also the end of my career at Lake Pointe... my favorite place to work (ever!). I have two weeks left to work there and train my replacement and then I will become a stay-at-home-expecting-mom until Kyah gets here. From July 31st until the day Kayh joins us will be filled with organization and relaxation. I'm going to enjoy every moment of it, as I know that life will change drastically when Kyah arrives.
Well, we had a Dr. Appointment yesterday. The appointment itself was great, the waiting... not so great. We had to wait about 2 hours in the lobby and then another hour in the room. I was scheduled to see the Nurse Practitioner. Since this is something I knew in advance I didn't plan on talking to her about my Birth Plan; therefore I didn't bring it with me. However things changed when I had to wait so long. I decided that for having to wait 3 hours she was going to have to take her time with me and answer all my questions. The good news... she told us that she used to work in the L&D Unit of Baylor before working there at that office.