Monday, September 15, 2008

Busy Beavers

This weekend we were busy little beavers! I've been a little nervous and a little stressed about Jim's impending surgery and not having him to help me around the house... so after a hormonal breakdown or two, we spent the majority of Saturday moving Jordan's "little girl" furniture into the garage, moving the adult furniture (smaller desk, bigger bed) from the spare bedroom into the skiddo's room and clearing out the spare bedroom.

It was a lot of hard work and I was glad we were able to get some help from one of my husband's dear friends, Aldo, and his step-dad (along with offers to mow the yard after this week...yea!).

I was really pleased with how the skiddo's bedroom shaped up. It's still hers, but we're set up now such that other people can use it as they need to. In fact, I think right now it might be my favorite room in the house. I'm to a place where everything left are things I can safely lift, the furniture I need to paint is positioned such that I can do that, and I just need figure out when Jody (my step mother in law) and I are going to paint. The room is actually taking shape! YIPEEEE!!!

Sunday, Jim worked in the garage (and did a fantastic job of cleaning more things out, it looks great!) and I went with my BFF (Sue, the bow hating wench) and my sister in law Jessica to Babies R Us to register. Wheeeeeeeeeee...what fun! I was a little overwhelmed at times (hello...the wall of bottles - what the heck do you get when you're going to try to breastfeed, but know you'll have to use your breastmilk in a bottle when you go back to work...the options are endless!), but that's why I brought two experienced moms with me. So now I'm all registered...Babies R Us for the majority of things, for the things (like the rest of my bedding!) that I can't get at BRU.

The day was great, until we finished our late lunch, at which point I started experiencing my first go round with Braxton Hicks contractions along with some pretty severe intestinal rebellion. Here's where pregnancy gets really fun....severe gas pain and BH is not fun when experienced at the same time. In fact, it's downright painful....and it was during this experience that I realized that if I can't handle gas pain and BH without medication (which I was sorely wishing I had make it stop), then perhaps natural childbirth was not for me.

Not that I was planning on going all natural. But I'm pretty darn sure at this point I don't wanna.

By the time we got home, I was feeling downright miserable and had to cancel my evening plans...our annual summer movie with my beloved "Bookies". I felt especially terrible because I was the person that was supposed to pick up the Thai food we'd all been craving. But 45 minutes before I was supposed to be there, I was still extremely uncomfortable and not really wanting to be anywhere but my own little house.

That was a bit of a downer :( but, the right thing to do for Maddy and me (and poor Jimmy who wanted me to stay home with him anyway, since I'd been gone all day). it is Monday and the week has started again....I'm nervous for Jim's surgery on Wednesday. I want to know that he's going to come out with a repaired shoulder that's going to stay repaired so he can recover and go on with life without feeling so much pain. Keep us in your thoughts :)


Mom said...

You are a strong woman with many wonderful friends in Auburn/Seattle area. Your families are there for you and everthing will be fine. Just you watch! :)

Jaime said...

Auntie Heather
Go for the Natural birth. It is better for you and the baby. It is also very empowering and if I can do it anyone can. One other bonus is that it will be a new group for you to join! My goodness girl, slow down and enjoy youralone time with Jim while you have it. By the way your box of baby clothes is on the way!

love from Jaime and Lulu

Angie said...

You have been busy! ;) I bet it was fun registering! I'll keep you guys in my thoughts, I hope your hubby's surgery and recovery goes well! Hang in there!