I haven't really felt like updating for a while. I'm feeling stressed about work and cranky about the pregnancy lately and haven't really felt like writing about it. At work I'm trying to train a co-worker for my position but the co-worker hasn't even started training someone for his position and just finally hired someone take over that person's position (if you could follow that). I feel like the days and weeks are just slipping by and that I'll be handing over the reigns to someone who cannot handle the position. My last day of work will be December 20th and then I'll have a week of vacation and then I'm officially off on mat leave. I'm both excited for that time to come and terrified all at the same time.
I really hope that I can make it until the 20th so I don't need to adjust our December budget because if everything works out right, we'll have possession on a house December 14th! Our offer was accepted and so we're just getting the financing and house inspection done in the next week or so and then we'll be home owners for the first time. It's a semi-detached home in a nice neighbourhood literally two minutes from where we live now. It's a nice little starter home for us which we'll probably decide to rent out to people in about five years. It's about six years old and immaculate inside and comes with all the essential appliances and window blinds/coverings. It has two bedrooms upstairs, both with en suite bathrooms and walk in closets (one is larger as it is the master bedroom) and one bedroom in the basement. There is also a bathroom with a shower in the basement and a powder room on the main floor. It has a single attached garage and a fenced in back yard (fairly decent size considering nobody gets a decent backyard in this province anymore) with a nice deck off the back of the house.
As for the pregnancy, I think it's safe to say I'm ready for it to be over soon. I definitely don't want the baby to come early so I try not to complain but boy do some of these pregnancy symptoms/annoyances suck. Feeling like I can barely catch my breath half the time, having surprise reflux up into my mouth at random intervals (bad enough during waking hours but definitely the scariest way to wake up out of a dead sleep ever!), waddling around like I'm the fattest person in the world, painful sciatica on my right side every damn day, and now my second trimester energy has left me and I feel like I need a nap every day. Nothing like trying to concentrate on getting things tied up at work and feeling like a scatterbrain. :(
On the upside, baby girl is thriving and grooving up a storm. An ultrasound I had a week and a half ago showed she's in the 50th percentile for growth and all her organs and body parts look great. The technician showed us that she has hair now as well. At the ultrasound she was head down but I know she's moved around a lot since then. Sometimes I catch a feel of her bum or her foot or her arm/shoulder with my hand so who knows how she's positioned now.
My blood pressure is still awesome as is my urine and I passed my glucose test no problem (despite my new craving for ice cream daily). So despite feeling miserable these days I guess I can't really complain too much. I've now gained the 25 lbs that I was given as a guideline for this pregnancy (about a pound a week for a while now) so while I'm a little concerned about gaining more, I'm not going to beat myself up about it.