Tuesday, October 19, 2010

39 Weeks

I'm alive and fine.  Baby is still on the inside.  I just haven't had much to say in the last month.  I think about stuff to write and feel terribly guilty for not posting more often, but it's like I only have little things to say and then it's not worth it and then I go hide.

What's been happening?

-My office had an extremely low-key shower for me with cake and a few gifts.  It was really nice and I appreciated my co-workers accommodating my wishes about not having a huge blowout party.  These gifts happened to be the first baby items that we brought into our house, so that was a big thrill too.

-My sister and my BFF threw a Celebration of Awesome for me in lieu of a shower.  This was a gathering of the women in my family at a local hotel for a high tea and we had a wonderful time.

-I have it on good authority from several people that based on the way that I'm carrying/the baby's heartrate/the date of conception/the angle of Venus that the baby is definitely a boy/girl.  I am confident that the baby is a boy/girl.

-The baby dropped about 2 weeks ago in order to spare me the horrible heartburn (or, cause you know that's how anatomy works) and now I just feel like a 10 lb. (uneducated guesstimate, whatever it's heavy) weight is swinging between my legs when I'm walking.

-In other "Holy Crap, This Might Be Real, But Let's Not Tempt Fate" news, I have set up the Pack 'n' Play in our bedroom and my sister's boyfriend, a fireman, came over to install our car seat for us.  I am now driving around with an infant seat in my car.  I am praying that the fates are appeased by JD and I stubbing our toes on the much-larger-than-it-seemed-in-the-store Pack 'n' Play every time we walk by.  Prior to getting the car seat installed, we took the car to the car wash and they vaccuumed out the inside of the car and then we got to ride through the car wash and it's so beautiful now I don't even want to drive it.  Yes, I'm 5.

-Our house is a mess.  We are hopeless clutterers.  One day the crap will drown me in a tidal wave of junk mail and spare computer cables.  JD does not think my solution of burning down the house is a good idea (probably because he refuses to abandon our clutter-filled ways and/or wants to avoid being labeled an "arsonist."  He's small-minded like that).  Also, the front of the house has a weird smell that I'm pretty sure is not me because wouldn't I then smell the smell wherever I went and I don't so I think it's something in the house.  The smell might be from our houseplant; I don't think it's from stinkbugs cause they have a different smell.  I don't think we're hoarders, but I'm not as diligent as I could be about cleaning up and maintaining and JD won't do anything involving cleaning unless I'm cleaning at the exact same time (sometimes not even then).  I haven't found a solution yet, but I am ever hopeful.

-I love the show "Fringe."  I feel so good knowing that I hung in there through the stupid period because the show would come back to a place of even more awesome and it did.  I don't know why I'm still watching "Grey's" as it entered the stupid period long ago and it looks as if it'll never return.

-Will try to post more soon, even if it's just little things.  I've been following everyone's blogs, just not commenting very often.


Calliope said...

very, very, very freaky. I was sitting on someone's couch just talking about you and wondering how you were doing. And yay! here is an update. You are on ALL of our minds.
Can't wait to meet this baby. It is totally going to be a boy or a girl!

andrea said...

I am cracking up over the smell/cleaning/clutter bullet point.
Can't wait for the boy/girl to arrice!

Somewhat Ordinary said...

WOW, 39 weeks!! I can't believe it! It has flown by for me, but I'm sure not for you. Just think any day now you will be meeting your lil boy/girl. Please update as soon as possible!!

SassyCupcakes said...

I love the Celebration of Awesome. It's wonderful that you're getting to share your happiness with so many people who care for you. You're so close now. It's so good to hear you're doing well.

P.S. I'm so glad you're having a boy or girl. :)

Quiet Dreams said...

I am also excited to hear that you're having a boy/girl!

And I gave up on Grey's this season, though there is a chance I will catch up and get sucked back in.

Lollipop Goldstein said...

I love you. You are too funny. I'm so glad they were able to narrow it down to boy or girl. A huge weight off your mind.

mother in israel said...

Looks like #28 is coming soon. It's a good thing you've crossed off so many. Wishing you an easy birth & healthy baby boy/girl.

~Jess said...

Seriously?! I am so disappointed, I had hoped it would be a puppy :-P You're so close!!! It won't be much longer now and you'll be holding your little boy/girl!!!!

I'm with you on the "it's easier to torch the house" thing....I've felt like that for the past few months now.

Thinking about you!

Anonymous said...

39 weeks already? wow. That is so exciting!!! I totally knew it was going to be a boy/girl! Can't wait to hear more. Love you girl!

annacyclopedia said...

I guess one of the benefits of not blogging much is that your pregnancy seems to fly by - for your readers, at least! I am so excited for you - you are going to be so, so in love with your little boy/girl. I'm holding you in my thoughts for a beautiful, easy and safe birth. Much love to you.