Thursday, June 28, 2007
If I can put my trepidation about flying aside, I am really looking forward to this trip. I think we are going to have a really nice time. Henry's scoped out a beach-side minigolf that sounds like a blast, and it sounds like there are some good swimming hole opportunities. I've packed my watercolors, and I intend to use them several times, and a couple of books -- none pregnancy related. And I keep hearing murmurings about a canoe being available? Sweet.
Tuesday, June 26, 2007
Riley has developed a habit of not really wanting to drink water unless it comes from the faucet in the bathtub. He follows us in there at breakneck pace and meows and stares at us until we turn on the water. The only annoying part of this habit is when he wakes me up multiple times in the middle of the night by ripping our dust ruffle to shreds. Why he thinks that is going to get me to go honor his wishes for tub-fresh water, I don't know, because believe you me, I do not succumb under such circumstances! Bad cat!
Speaking of bad cats, our other feline, Monster (or as we call her more habitually "Munchie") has been developing some nasty habits of her own. She bites us! She gets all lovey dovey snuggly, and then chomp! When this first started to happen to me I was wondering if she was reacting to the pregnancy, as I have read that sometimes pets can be sensitive to those changes in an owner. Now we are just starting to thing that she's a biter. I probably should be worried about this in the context of how she is going to treat a baby, but for some reason I'm not. She's not a mean cat, she's just a bit high strung at times, and maybe just the slightest bit possessive?
Monday, June 25, 2007
The train had a great car that was open air, but covered so we didn't get too much sun. We grabbed a bench and enjoyed the air as we bounced up and down the track. It was a great way to get some air and enjoy the weather, which has been terrific. We found out as we were leaving that you can rent the caboose for private parties, so I think we know what the stowaway will be doing on at least one birthday party coming up!
I've been needing to do this for a while, so I really don't mind much. I'm just hoping I can muster up some energy to put that room back in order before Friday, when we leave for Maine for a week. I can just picture myself forgetting about that mess, and coming home and finding it. I think my only thought would be "arrrrgh!!!"
This burst of efficiency was brought on by my husband's sudden decision to start cleaning out his bookshelves and closets because he was starting to be concerned with where we were going to put all the baby stuff. Here is his office, mid purge. Keep in mind that a few days after he began this project, he adopted a collector's enormous collection of model railroading magazines -- 20 bankers boxes worth -- and brought them home. He's planning to sell them on EBay, so theorertically, they'll be gone soon. Anyone who is interested, send me an email!
We're thinking that we are actually going to put the baby in our bedroom, in the far corner in this picture. Obviously the dressers will have to move.
In fact, a lot of furniture is going to have to move. I've been plotting out floor plans in my little notebook. Baby Tetris is a challenging game!
Thursday, June 21, 2007
Later in the day I met up with a girlfriend who helped me figure out what I needed to register for. We did a blitz on babies r us and all my gear-related anxiety has finally subsided. That was just what the doctor ordered!
Wednesday, June 20, 2007
And then I'm also actually scared of flying -- actual flying -- right now. We are set to go to Maine in a week and a half. We are taking a red eye. I am not looking forward to it (the red eye, that is. I am looking forward to the trip!). I hate red eyes under the best of circumstances, and under pregnant circumstances I can't imagine how tired and swollen and puffy I am going to be when we finally land. I'm working now on developing a mind set of relaxation and zen that will hopefully get me through the journey unscathed, but whoa... not looking forward to it. Especially as I am more prone to motion sickness these days (I may need to update the list below upon our return!). And of course I read something on the internet about a link between pressurized cabins and preterm labor, so I'm in a bit of a twist about that as well. Thankfully I've got a doctor's appointment this morning, and questions about flying are at the top of my list.