Thursday, August 10, 2006

Busy and Bored

How can someone be busy and bored at the same time? I was not even this bored when I was on bedrest... of course this will all change in a few weeks I am sure! The past week or so has been pretty full. My 22 week pregnant sister had to have a huge cyst removed from her fallopian tube (they actually had to remove the tube as well). Her dr. said that they removed 8-9 litres of fluid. What with the removal of the cyst and recovering from surgery she is down almost 30 pounds! So I have been trying to spend some time with her as she recovers. It seems that nobody in our family can have uneventful pregnancies...

I have still been working on the baby room, and loving it. Even though there are still the nagging fears in the back of my mind, I am getting excited about meeting Dorothy (and having labor and delivery behind me!). My appointment yesterday was good. No ultrasound, and I got my last progesterone shot. I was also able to talk to dr. F about whether or not he normally does deliveries and he said he does. He will be gone next week, but other than that he said he should be around, and it is written in my chart for them to call him when I go into labor. 12 more days and my stitch comes out. This is really starting to get real, and as bored as I am (more anxious for her to get here) the days are going fast. These last days before parenthood. I promised some pictures of my belly. These were taken last week at 34w 3d, but here they are....





You may think I am crazy for this one, but we got a kitten last night. He is really cute... black with white paws and a white face with a little black patch on his chin. We are having a hard time naming him, so any suggestions are welcome. We were going to wait until about a month after the baby comes to get him, but my friends that gave him to us are moving soon and couldn't keep him as long as they originally thought. He cried ALLLL the way home. Last night we kept our room shut (until we are sure he knows where the litterbox is) and every time I got up to pee (3 times) he woke up and started whining. I think within a few days he will adjust pretty well, though. He doesn't seem to be too hungry for the dry food, but he gobbled the wet stuff I gave him this morning. He has definitely found his perch snuggled in the pillows at the end of the couch. I think he's just confused as to where his mama and the rest of the litter are at. He's about 7 weeks old, so he's still pretty little, but he's box trained and pretty much weaned already and he was the biggest of the bunch with a tight little belly. I'm pretty excited to have something to do (try to train him in some areas) in the next couple weeks. He seems like he'll be a nice little kitty in all... just gotta trim those claws!

14 comments:

Stina said...

hi from MinneSOta!

I'm so excited for you guys! Can't wait to see the baby pics! :-)
I hear ya with the bored part... have you tired of sudoku yet? ;-)
Hang in there--you're almost there! :-)

-Christina

Emmakirst said...

What cute pics! I can't believe it's only 12 days till the stitch comes out! WOW :) Can't wait to see pics of Dorothy.
Glad all is well with your sister, that's amazing the 30lb weight loss after it. Must have been scary.
Congrats on your new kitten, that'll keep you busy until your newest bundle arrives :) Take care.

amy said...

So haapy for you. For the nesting. For the kitten. For making it so far. Yay you!

(you look fantastic, by the way)

Katie Jo Parrott said...

FINALLY! I've been waiting for you to post another blog. I've been thinking of you a lot, and am also anxious for Dorothy's appearance. You are so glowing!! You really look great! I'm so glad that you are doing well...

Tonya said...

I have been waiting for her to blog as well..lol

Becci you are glowing in those pics :) Just stunning!

Err will have to think of those kitten names and get back to you. My brain is drawing a blank right now. I cant wait for Dorothy to get here :) Its so exciting!!

Melissa said...

Yay...an update!! Glad to hear that all is progressing well and congrats on the kitten! As for a name...this is going to sound lame, maybe, but I love Oreo, especially since he is black and white. That is the only name I can think of right now.
I am so excited for Dorothy's arrival as well...you have been an inspiration to me and if you can get this far in your pregnancy, well, it just gives me hope for mine!

Shawn Marie said...

You look beautiful! I am so excited for you! I can't wait to see pictures either!

One Mother's Journey said...

Holy smokes you've grown! You're almost there!

soralis said...

You look so wonderful! Your belly is so cute (must be the girl! :) ) It won't be long now!

Take care and enjoy the rest of your PG

Shelbi's Mom said...

How tany bimes ban cecci say metty pruch???? Mom and I both agree you look AWESOME!!!!!!
My new baby is coming in 8 long months. You're so lucky you're almost done!!!

Lola Badeggs said...

Great belly shots. You look fabulous!

By the way, I'm planning to get a kitten, too, when (if) the baby is born and I am on maternity leave so that I can look after it AND a mewling child!

Krissy said...

Just be sure to stay away from the litter box! There's something in the cat pee that's no good for pregnant women! You are such a beautiful pregnant lady, by the way! Congrats!

Ezza said...

Hi Becci,
Just found your blog through Sarah. I really enjoyed reading about your experience all the way through. I was lucky to read it that way - I got to know everything's going well this far in.
I'm in the Portland area, and I have a 13-week-old. As for your new kitten, name him Toto, or perhaps The Wiz :) May as well have some fun since he's joining you so close to Dorothy.

Anonymous said...

Becci,
You look great!! I can totally understand the "busy and bored" feeling. I think that's a true sign of a woman in the 3rd trimester :)

Jenny G