Wednesday, December 29, 2010

A Little Update...

So much to update you on!  What better way than with the old stand by bulleted post, right? 

  • My last day of work was on the 17th.  I'm officially a SAHM with no baby yet :)  It was a bittersweet last day as so many of my co-workers were incredibly thoughtful about me leaving.  Isn't it sad, though, that you only really find out how much you are appreciated until you leave? 
  • Upon my retirement, I spent all of my time preparing the house for our Christmas visitors!  I finally cleaned up the dining room and the study which had become catch-alls for anything and everything I didn't know what to do with.  I also baked my little heart out!
  • We welcomed a whole host of visitors this year to Cleveland for the holidays.  My parents, Matt's parents, my sister and her husband, and my brother all stayed with us for several days to celebrate.  Everyone was so worried about me having to do so much with everyone here, but I seriously don't think I did a thing.  Whenever I woke up the dishes were done and put away and the kitchen was always clean.  It's like I had a built in maid-service for three days. 
  • Christmas was just wonderful!  I got some amazing gifts from my family and we were able to soak in so much time together.  Simply precious.
  • My brother stayed a few extra days to help Matt and I get the nursery ready!  Her little room is now finally painted (touch ups still to be completed), she has a completed hutch, and her glider came yesterday!  All of her furniture is here just waiting for her arrival.  I even knocked out the assembly to the stroller by myself.  Impressive, yes?
  • Speaking of the babykins, perhaps I had an exam yesterday and I am already at 4 cm and 100% effaced!  I was 3 cm about a week and a half ago so I am progressing slowly...but my doc assured me to get to the hospital ASAP when and if I break my this baby girl is coming fast!  Apparently I am a great candidate for a natural childbirth, if I choose to go that route, as I am already further along than many women at the beginning of their labors.  So...we shall see!
  • Matt went back to work today so I feel as if this is my first day truly being "home" and not working.  So far I have gotten up at 6 a.m., done two loads of laundry, made a list for Walmart where I intend to get my extremely overdue oil changed, and watched two episodes of Saved by the Bell.  I'm pretty sure the day can already be classified as a success.


Emily said...

So glad you had a great Christmas and that your family was able to spent time with you guys. Yay for getting the nursery done and I can't wait to see pictures of the nursery and the baby!

Llama said...

So so happy to hear you are doing so well! I can't believe it is almost time! How very exciting! Maybe well be able to get a sneak peak at the nursery!! It sounds adorable!

Lucy Marie said...

Let the couch sitting, bon bon eating, daytime television watching days begin! LOL.

What did you end up deciding on for her nursery?? I haven't seen it!!

Mrs EyeCanSee said...

So when do we get to see the nursery!? Pictures please!

I'm jealous of your SAHM status. Next week I start my new job and Jamie will be going FIVE days a week instead of three. It breaks my heart and I hate it.

Kristen said...

congrats on your new status! You'll love being a SAHM! I will suggest that when the babykin gets older that you join some play groups! You'll need some mommy talk! :)

Can't wait to see pics of the nursery, I bet it's just precious!

Glad your holiday was so enjoyable, how awesome to have both sets of grandparents in the house, and to wake up every day to a clean kitchen!

Merry Christmas to you!

Happiness Is... said...

You're getting so close! I have my first internal exam at 35 weeks in about 2 weeks and I have never been this excited for an internal exam - ha! Strange what pregnancy will do to you!

d.a.r. said...

Aw dang!! You have been quiet for a few days so I was hoping for baby pictures :) I am so glad you had a wonderful and precious Christmas though, just year you will have a one year old tearing through the house!

I about died when I read what your doc said about getting to the hospital ASAP. I immediately had visions of those women who have babies in the backseats of cars. Please don't do that. It doesn't look comfortable, haha!

Merry Christmas!!

Sonya said...

Holy Cow! You're so close!

Shaina said...

Seriously - 4 cm and 100% effaced? That's just craziness! Girl, Baby is getting ready! Please show us the nursery asap - I am dying to see how it looks. And I want to know how YOU are! Make sure you have a plastic shower curtain in your car at all times, just in case. Hehe!