Requiring assistance getting in and out of bed. First I was told
to learn to use my arms and hands instead of my abdominals, but
then I got carpal tunnel and yelped in pain getting in and out of
bed using my hands. Assistance is now Sean's foot.
It is a four-day weekend in Canada for Good Friday and Easter. Even
the malls are closed Sunday. Our mall opened at 11 today. This is
strange to me.
Worked at the new Tandem Starbucks for the first time yesterday.
It's new and big and shiny. Spent my lunch break with a dude here
on a work visa from Mexico City, and a Burnaby cop who looks like
Robert DeNiro. Spilled almost an entire shuttle of coffee on the
We finished our US taxes online today, then went out for sushi,
then Dairy Queen. Refund of $720, but we still owe $960 from last
year. But, better! Truly
is coming to my baby shower in Seattle! I've missed her so! If only
Soo could be there. But I get Kirsten
& Heidi there, too, which rocks. A Starbucks #3300
I have looked on the
internet to find out when I'm in my third trimester. Unfortunately it
varies starting from week 26 to 29. Isn't that strange? You think they'd
just pick a date. I'm gonna go with week 28.
I bought a belly
bra online today. It is the very first pregnancy/baby related
thing I've purchased. I mean, yeah, I bought maternity clothes, but that
was as gifts from my family members. This is something we paid for. Six
and a half months pregnant and it's the first purchase ever! I haven't
bought a single bootie, a cute onesie, a stuffed animal, nothing.
Until now. And I'm pretty stoked about this belly bra since I haven't
worn a bra since February. Which you can see.
I have an Outlook Calendar pop-up reminder called "h2o plants"
which comes up every 5 days. I have hit snooze on this sucker for about
two weeks now. Do you have to water babies?
04-11-06 In the past couple weeks, three people have told me that I'm
having a girl. This has thrown me off since we were thinking it was a
boy until... now.
"Is that... a zit?"
"Is that a zit all the way up there by your eye?"
"Maybe you are having a girl."
I tried registering at BabiesRUs.ca tonight and honestly couldn't find
one single thing that I wanted. I wonder what that means, since we have
nothing yet. I'm tired of registering - I feel like I know every baby
product out there and really I just want a basket
(sans bows) for the baby and some sort of kangaroowrap
for me. Everything else seems frivilous or unnecessary until we need it,
if that makes sense. Groceries.
We'll need those. And sleep. And our senses of humor. Maybe I'm just getting
nervous that something is going to be expected of me, which tempts me
to lock my door for the first three months.
Other than that, it's been work and sleep and some mediocre dinners here
and there. And the pineapples.
I should have bullet-pointed this one, too
worked at 6:15 this morning which is pretty much like sleeping in
these days. Combine that with a great dinner last night with friends,
sunshine today, and working with an awesome crew and it equalled
a very nice day. Last night was steak tacos for Reilly
who (as you may recall) helped paint the house before we moved in.
We still owe about eight others dinner, but this is a start.
So Sean was making pico de gallo and he takes a spoonfull of it
to taste test it, and HOLY LORD his mouth was burning - like rinsing
with water and the burning, OH the burning. So I asked "how
many jalapenos are in there?" And he replied "Only
a couple! And the seeds of half!" It was a big concern,
because we didn't have any more tomatoes to "even it out"
and we didn't want to burn our guests. So after much thought and
discussion and mouth rinsing, I decide (terrified) to try the pico
myself, and I pick up a spoon and Sean says "No! That's the
spoon I OH HAAAAAA!!!!!" The spoon he used to scoop
out the innards of all the jalapenos was the same spoon he sampled
the pico with, closing his lips as he pulled out the spoon. Mmmmm.
His lips hurt all night.
After a not-too-burning-at-all
dinner we settled in to watch 40
Days and 40 Nights even though it's stupid and teenagery. I totally
liked it. And all through the movie I kept thinking "I'll bet Todd
LOVES this movie."
Okay hey I'm back - I just went through all twenty kazillion pictures
from Florida last Christmas. I get easily distracted like that. Anyway.
Latest debate - should I have Miranda photograph the labor? It's something
I won't have the chance to do again (unless I put it back in, which could
be difficult). Miranda
is a photographer and she was a doula, and she's shot labors before,
so I have no problem with her being there, but Sean is thinking that maybe
our lives are a bit over-documented. (Nooooooo.)
and Jen sent me
a care package today! It contained a jar of tahini (I can't find Joya
tahini up here), Chocolate Lucky Charms (you all KNOW
I can't find that up here), and the most beautiful bead for my labor
bracelet(s). Seriously. It's the first bead I've received and I'm
SO excited now! I hope they visit us in Vancouver soon because they are
great house guests. And I miss them.
Last night the baby had moved for like four hours straight and
I finally said to Sean, "What do you think it's DOING? I mean, four
hours? I don't do anything for four hours. Is it cleaning
house? Dancing to the same song in it's head? Does it have a list of things
to do in there? Does it kick the uterus to make it bigger?" We never
figured it out. Whatever it is, it's doing it again today. ALL DAY.
I love you Erika.
Even though you've eaten my brains like FIVE TIMES now.
I've gained 18 pounds so far. 25 weeks along today.
now have carpal tunnel in my right hand. I wear a wrist
guard when I can, but I can't use it at work or when I type,
so really I don't wear it much.
picking up many more hours and working at two Starbucks stores
now through the end of my pregnancy. My feet are a half-size
bigger now. This is not a good combination.