Friday, August 14, 2009

Still Here, Still Waiting!

It's been a busy week, but there's not much to tell all in all.

This week's OB appointment went well. All continues to be really good and there's nothing new to report per se. Other than the fact that my doctor is content to prescribe me oral penicillin for the Group B strep and for that I'm truly grateful. I'll take a probiotic with it to counteract the possibility of thrush or yeast infections. Hopefully that will not be a problem. Of course, Petit will be checked for any sign of infection and we'll know to keep an eye out for possible issues. Something to deal with if/when we have to.

The best part of the week: today was my last day at work before my maternity leave. I packed up my office (my team will be moving to another location while I'm gone and to make it easier for them and for me next year when I go back, I offered to pack all my stuff), the team ordered in pizza for lunch and I said my goodbyes this afternoon before I strolled out the door. I will be away from the office until August 2010, though I know it won't be a vacation, now will it?!

Hubby started school this week (my God, that sounds weird!) and he's enjoying it so far. I hope that continues. He's looking forward to having a career and not just a "job." He is motivated too by the impending arrival of his third child and he's looking forward to being a Dad this time around.

Next week, while I'm off, I have a bunch of appointments and errands to run. We're getting a new furnace and hot water system installed on Tuesday. The deck should be finished before the end of the week. Wednesday I'm supposed to take the car in for servicing. Thursday is my OB appointment and Friday I've booked a pedicure; heavens knows THAT'S sorely needed! And next Saturday, August 22, my mom and aunt arrive to help us out for awhile as (hopefully!) Petit makes his/her début. We're eager to meet this little one and I'm hopeful that I might actually get to be a mom.


Patti said...

Hon, you are already a Mom.

You have carried and nurtured Petit in your womb.

That's what Mom's do.

Now, get some sleep, enjoy your time and have this baby so I know whether to ship all the clothes Jack's outgrown to you!! (Though my gut says you're having a girl)

Vee said...

Yay for finally finishing work ! I take my hat of to you for sticking it out for so long.

Wow it sounds like you have a very busy week next week, hoping Petit doesn't arrive early for you so you can be well and truly ready.

I am very excited for you Gil :)

The Unproductive One said...

oOOoo exciting times ahead Gil!

I'm so excited for you!!


Aurelia said...

Umm, your last paragraph made me laugh. Nesting much? Good God woman you will wear yourself out!

About the oral penicillin? Even wth probiotics, you might end up with yeast or possibly yeast or thrush while breastfeeding, so if it hurts when you try, don't be shocked, just start using some grapefruit seed extract. (Swear to God, sounds nuts, but my pediatrician thinks it's wonderful and it is the only thing that has ever worked for me for breastfeeding and getting rid of thrush.)

The drops are very effective but bitter, so I mixed them with jam or put them in with some sweet juice. The pills are not bad either, not too big to swallow.

Nearlydawn said...

So exciting that you are nearing your due date! It is coming up so fast!!!