WAITING FOR THE POT TO BOIL (PART II)

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Friday, July 22, 2005

I Am At 32 Weeks Today!!!!

Today started out crappy. I threw up 5 times, tripped over Xena-dog, slammed my foot into the door, tripped again, fell onto the dresser and slammed my head into the wall.

And this is how I started my week. The following is from a press release:

"On July 20, 2005 at 0736 hours, police responded to a major injury accident in the 1000 block of Laurel Street. Officers determined that a 2 year old boy was struck by a motor vehicle.

The preliminary investigation reveals that the child's parent legally parked in the 1000 block of Laurel Street to drop him off at a child care facility. As the parent and child were on the sidewalk, the child ran out into the street away from his parent. A 1998 Toyota Rav 4 was traveling northbound in the 1000 block of Laurel Street when the child ran into the street, and struck the child in the roadway. The driver, a 51-year female Stockton resident, did not see the child enter the roadway.

The child was taken to the Stanford hospital and underwent surgery this morning. Currently, the child is in critical condition. The accident is still under investigation, but it appears that this is tragic accident."

This was by far one of the worst calls I had ever taken. Lady was just hysterical with the baby screaming in the background. The people at my job were great. Told me I did a really good job. Everyone was so worried about me, they thought I would identify with the mom. I was OK, and actually I identified with the driver. Don't know if I already told you, but I hit a child with my car--wasn't at fault either, but that doesn't mean I don't have to live with the memory. Enough on that.

I have been so busy lately that I haven't blogged AT ALL or emailed ANYONE. I am sorry. I am soooooo excited for this weekend. It is my family's baby shower in San Luis Obispo. I just found out two days ago that I had finally saved up enough vacation time, to request Saturday off. I kept earning and burning as fast as I got it, being sick. I can't believe Liam will be here in just 2 short months! Even though I still get sick sometimes, I am finally starting to enjoy this pregnancy. And I am huge by the way, luckily it is all on the front so far. . .It is so neat to rest my hands on my (enormous), belly and feel Liam roll by. He is so active. He still loves to put his feet up under my ribs, which really hurts. Sometimes after he moves, I push down there so he can,t come back for a while. Last week, I pushed down to block him, and a minute later he came back, and he kicked me really hard until I moved my hand! Then he put his feet right back where he wanted them. Such stubbornness already! Every night, what I pray for Liam, is that, "let him be physically, mentally, spiritually and emotionally healthy." I have my last U/S on Wednesday to see if I have placenta previa. I can't wait to see my big boy. He is going to look so...real! I mean all he has to do now is put on weight. I think I will go out on maternity leave, starting August 27th, unless I feel amazing, then I might push it a little further, but probably not. It would actually be awesome if my water broke and I went into labor here at work because the hospital my doctor uses, that I am supposed to use, is only 2½ miles away. Plus I have no shortage of people here who could get me there, lights and sirens!
Chris is still my FAVORITE thing about being pregnant. He says the funniest things, and he is so excited. I have that dark line on my belly, the Linea Negra, and Chris loves it. He says, "Beck it is so cool, you have really big boobs AND a new paint job!" We celebrated our 8th wedding anniversary this past 4th of July. It was great. We stayed at a really nice hotel in Half Moon Bay. Watched the fireworks on the beach and explored some tide pools. It was a wonderful time.
Guess what? Chris and I are buying a home! If all goes as planned, escrow closes on Aug. 21 and we should be in the home by September first! This is perfect timing, because it will be before the baby and about the time I want to start maternity leave. It is so exciting and scary. Our rental is just too small. Especially since my mommy is coming to help after Liam arrives. Also the reason we are trying to do it now, is because, the loan is bigger when you factor in my income, and I may or may not go back to work, so we are kind of rushing. The home is in Manteca which is like an hour drive for Chris and I. Homes in the bay area start at $650,000, for like a shack. Totally insane, and we could never afford that. Manteca is Spanish for lard. It is desert and gets to be in the low 100s in the summer and really cold in the winter. All the homes out there have A/C and fireplaces. Chris and I decided that, if God wants us to by a home things would fall together perfectly like He has done with us in the past, (you know like getting pregnant ONE MONTH after my surgery to fix me), and if He thinks this is the wrong time, we asked He please make things feel forced and we would stop. Well, so far, everything is going really well. Best par about the house? HUGE yard. The Sellers still live there right now, and one of the bedrooms, has a crib in it and is painted this perfect blue color! The master bedroom is a deep brick red, the kitchen is Forrest green and the living room is really pleasing shades of beige. There are really nice tile floors in every where but the bedrooms and living room, which has a fireplace. It is 3 bedrooms, 2 baths. Built in 1993. The colors match our furniture really well. It is fitting, and what are the chances--we have gotten two multi-painted homes in a row? Only this one was professionally done and blends nicely. Not that the orange, urine yellow, sky blue and neon green of our current rental don't blend but,...um...yeah...
The following is my list of things I NEED before Liam gets here. Anyone have any ideas of which of these sucks, is a waste of money, or something I should add? I'd love the input:

Johnson and Johnson baby shampoo, soap, lotion etc.
New disposable baby bathing wash cloths
Baby wipes and wipes warmer* (Brina said I could have her warmer--cool!)
Newborn diapers
Diaper Genie and refills
Bathtub*
Sleeper Snugli* (it is like a padded thing they sleep in on your bed)
Baby Powder and Butt Crème
Grooming and Safety kit*
Regular wash cloths
Dreft laundry detergent
Burp cloths
Crib sheet savers
Pacifiers and rattle
Swing* (co-worker said I could have hers!)
Diaper backpack
(pads and cream for boobies)*blush*
(bottles, bottle warmer, formula, pump and bottle dishwasher holder can wait)
those little hand covers so he doesn't scratch his face
Seat guard for the truck, so car seat won't indent it*
[if it has a * I may get it as a gift this weekend]

These are the things I will get but they can wait a little while:

Gate*
Swing*
Safety latches and guards for the house
Bottles, bottle warmer, formula, pump, bottle dishwasher
High chair*
Back pack carrier for Chris*
Doorway jumper*

Forgive me for my long delays in Posting. Til next time...