Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Limping Toward Maternity Leave

Sooo, as usual, I hadn't planned to be absent for a week. I was supposed to start "administrative duties" at work this week. That's my beautiful workplace's way of saying, "We don't want you to have to ditch six classes mid-term to have a baby" so they're letting me do paperwork and miscellany for the first 3-4 weeks of the session and maternity leave for the rest. All this administrative stuff is turning out to be hell since I've been working longer hours than expected and helping put out fires and clean up various and sundry academic disasters. And I'm planning a swanky meeting. There will be hors d'Ĺ“uvres.

Anywho, long story short: I'm sick and tired of being tired.

Bulleted list of goings on:
  • I finished The Forest of Hands and Teeth AND Confections of a Closet Master Baker. I can't wait to review both of 'em for ya. I had every intention of making one or both of these reviews my vlog premiere, but it just hasnt' happened yet. Plus, you really don't want to see my frizzy hair and raccoon eyes after a really long work day.
  • The family chipped in and bought me an iPod touch to replace the iPod that was stolen by a stinky valet recently. I'm lovin' it!
  • Chuck and I are slowly but surely gathering all the baby goods we need. We had another shower this past weekend; we cleaned up on clothing and other cool items like a Bebe Pod seat and our stroller. Chuck is out scouting a VERY nice and pristine used version of our dream travel system (car seat and stroller). I hope it's as good as ye olde Craigslist posting promised.
I'm out of bullets. Totally completely out.

I'll be back when my brain doesn't hurt.

Addendum to the first version of this post (and apologies to whomever got it in their reader twice):

We had another ultrasound on Monday, and our munchkin is still a freakin' rock star football player. He's up to 7 pounds and change (and I'm at 35 weeks). If we go full term he'll probably be 9-9.5 pounds. Can you hear my girly parts screaming already? I start weekly appointments on Monday, and I can't wait to chat about it with my doc.

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