Monthly Archives: June 2010

Time to get off, or maybe on, the emotional roller coaster

I just finished week of three of the toddler being in his new part-time day care.  The first week we both cried.  The second week was on and off, me and him, I just didn’t let him see me get upset.  The third week there were no tears on either side.  In fact, he ran to play with the toys as he blew me a kiss and said bye-bye.  I want him to miss me, but I’m thrilled that he’s become so adjusted to it.  The staff is great, the other kids are awesome, I think it’s good.

The 5 hours a day that I have to myself to do my part-time gig is awesome.  But it is so great to pick him up in the afternoon and get that big hug and smile from him.

my emotional roller coaster

In other news, my OB in my new town is affiliated with my insurance. I checked, like anyone would, right?  I pre-registered with the hospital for my c-section in early August and just received a call that says the HOSPITAL does not contract with my insurance company.  How is that possible?  The OB does, the only hospital that he delivers at, the ONLY hospital in town does not?  Perfect.  I’m 33 weeks people. Don’t get too close to me, I’m close to the edge. (That’s a line in a song right?)

So… what we are doing is going back to the OB I saw when I first moved back to California that is near my parent’s house in the Bay Area and delivering at the hospital there.  The OB and the hospital take our insurance, I triple checked.  I called the OB’s office and plead my sad emotional case to the scheduler and we can work it out.  I plan to embrace her as soon as I see her.  All the doctor appointments and craziness that goes along with it. The HUGE upside is that I can stay with my parents for the week before the c-section and for as long as I want (probably about a week) after.  It really will be awesome having family right there to help with the toddler because Husband will have to work a little back home, 2 1/2 hours away.  Another bonus is that I really like this doctor, even though I only saw her twice, a whole lot more than the doctor back home.  I think I was just all set with the plan and then the rug got pulled out.  You can’t do that to a pregnant woman. Isn’t it a law?

Also, I have got to get my hair cut and colored one more time before the big day. And a pedicure.  I don’t need anything waxed, please.  My skin is just one big nerve right now and I think they’d have to pry me off the ceiling when they ripped it off.

My toddler has started throwing food on the floor and laughing.  I say a very firm ‘no’ and then take him out of his high chair and say “all done”.  Seems not serious enough and he is clearly not fazed.  The kid has not eaten dinner the last 2 nights, although he’s eating during the day and drinking.  Thoughts?

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Mad skillz right here. Not mine…

Well, it’s been a heck of a few weeks. How are you doing? We made it through the move and here we are in our Northern California rented abode.  It’s not a house I would buy, style-wise, but it’s pretty new, in a great neighborhood and has just enough space. Plus Husband’s commute is only 10 minutes to his dream job and my freelance work lets me pad down the hall to the kitchen to work.  No complaints, we’re in a good place. Bonus, my sister is coming up for a week (a week!) to visit.  It will be awesome. She is bringing me shoes and her mad cooking skillz.  Seriously, she should have her own show, or at least a blog.

On another note, baby bean is going to be born the first week of August. Evidently in our small town the hospital policy is that once you have one c-section, future deliveries need to be too because they don’t have the staff immediately available to handle an emergency during a VBAC if one should arise. No problem, I was leaning that way anyway. My new doctor kinda scared the bah – jeezes out of me with the 1 in 100 scenario though. Seriously, he went on and on to what could happen to that 1%, to the point that I was in tears and he evidently sucks at reading body language.

I have a crock pot now. I’m convinced that if I use it even twice a week it will solve all my problems.  Or at least have a hot dinner. I’m embarrassed by how many salads and frozen dinners we’ve had since we moved up here. I can’t seem to get my act together.  Luckily the toddler loves frozen peas, toast, chicken, chicken, pasta, applesauce, yogurt and green olives.  Staples in every home right?

Have you seen the show on AMC “Breaking Bad”?  It’s awesome, yo.  And it’s On Demand, which is my new best friend.  I’m also on NetFlix and need to beef up my queue because I know I’ll be watching a few movies when the bean is born and I’m recovering.  Anything new out I should keep an eye out for?  I like dark comedies, thrillers and I’m a sucker for a romantic comedy if it doesn’t have Meg Ryan in it. Nothing against Meg, but I’ve seen them all enough thank you.

So, in short: New house is good,  favorite (only) sister is coming for a long visit, and I’ll be having a new baby at the beginning of August, which brings the tally to two under two. Help. I have a crock pot that I expect to magically make us dinner and I’m planning on watching a lot of tv and lounging around while the rest of the family takes care of the kids.

That’s been my life for the past two weeks, hope yours is less chaotic but lots of fun!