Monthly Archives: September 2010

Day 200 – September 15, 2010

It’s day 200 – what the?! Where did the time go?

I think my body has finally kicked into “lets prepare Ashley for 18+ years of being tired” mode. I have felt so lucky for the past few weeks because I’ve been getting some great sleep. All I’ve heard from my other friends who have done this before is how horrible the third trimester is, especially when it comes to sleep. I was beginning to think that wouldn’t be the case for me, but alas, I was wrong. This week (and some of last honestly) I’ve been waking up every hour at night – most of the time to pee, but sometimes just to worry about stupid things (labor and delivery, breastfeeding, thank you cards, etc). Although I would love to get a full eight hours of sleep, I’m not really complaining. I think it’s pretty neat that my body is preparing me for the total exhaustion that is surely ahead of me.

The second time I woke up last night, I decided to start a game – counting how many times I pee in 24 hours – at the moment, we’re at 18. A little while ago, I was training the new girl at the office and Harper started rolling around on my bladder (which just so happened to be full). This caused me to make some awful/awkward noise and it scared the girl. It embarrassed me. I ended up running out of her office while trying to explain to her “it’s just my kid bouncing on my bladder…no worries.” I mean seriously? I’ve still got about a month and a half and he’s just getting bigger. What if I pee my pants one day at the office? Billy Madison would say you ain’t cool unless you pee your pants. I guess for now I’m just going to try and stay uncool.

I have a picture of my cankles for you guys. I’ll try and upload it sometime. They are awesome.

This blog post was really gross. haha

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Day 192 – September 7, 2010

Well…it’s been two weeks since my last update. Opps. Needless to say, life has been hectic.

In preparation for my leaving the office once Harper arrives, David has hired a chick to replace me. I’ve been busy training her, so I’ve had very little time to update the ole’ blog. Usually it only takes about 15 minutes, but I haven’t even had that to spare. Luckily, she is beginning to pick up on things, so work-life is going back to normal – sort of

David has restructured the office a bit since I won’t be here much longer and now I basically just have “busy” work all day. I like it…a lot. It’s easy and I don’t have to think. The stress of “if I mess this calculation up, we could get sued” is no longer there. What a relief. Also, I now have Fridays off. Since I only have to work 30 hours to keep my insurance, David gave me the option of cutting my hours. I was like…let me think about that for a millisecond – umm, YES…please. It’s a dream come true. I get a three day weekend…EVERY weekend. I can do whatever I want. Run through random fields on the side of the road, treasure hunt, pick flowers, go streaking – you get it…whatever I want, but I’ll probably actually just lay around and be huge pregnant because it hurts to walk and I hate doing anything that makes me feel like I have to pee (which is pretty much anything that involves standing these days). One can dream though, right?

Speaking of dreams…I can’t stop dreaming about Harper. He usually makes at least one appearance a night in my dreams and then I’m extremely disappointed when I wake up and realize he isn’t here yet. Well…he is here…he’s just not touchable. Drives me crazy. Right now, he’s as close as he’ll ever be to me – we’re literally attached to each other, but somehow, he still feels far away. I’m just ready for him to be here and it has nothing to do with the fact that I’m beginning to feel miserable on a regular basis. I just want to hold him. The sooner he is here, the sooner we can be a family. Can you tell I’m looking forward to it? 🙂