OK, OK I KNOW I’ve been slacking this past week. To my faithful readers (Robyn and Jack for sure), I am so sorry. The two words in the title are pretty much all I’ve been doing since I wrote last. It hasn’t helped that B and I have been without a car since last Monday. Mike has been working 3rd shift (10pm-8am) and then would sleep all day. BUT, he is now officially off work for 1 month! That’s right, no shifts, no getting 4 hours sleep and then having to work off duty (although he won’t be getting much more than 3 hours at a time- unless I am really nice and let HIM sleep all day for once). He is home with his family for 1 whole month! I am so excited and so happy. I haven’t really been out and about doing much. I’ve cleaned and organized the entire house- more than once (also known as “nesting” when you are pregnant) and took a lot of naps. I did have some time to lay in the sun and get a little color so I am not the sick, pale looking lady in the hospital…..TOMORROW! Even Braeden succumbed to his boredom a few days and took a nap too. We really did save a lot of money though. It amazing how much $ you can waste just because you are bored or because its more convenient to run through McDonalds drive-through for a Happy Meal for lunch instead of making a peanut butter and jelly sandwich at home. We saved $60 in gas (two weeks in a row) that it usually takes to fill up the truck. At over $3 a gallon, I may tell the shop to just keep the truck. We were supposed to get it back on Friday, but of course it won’t be ready until tomorrow.
Mike did have some time off over the weekend and we were able to do a few fun things. Friday night we went to a baseball game. The weather was beautiful and we had good seats. Too good I guess, because at one point during the game (actually I think it was before it had even started), they sling-shot t-shirts into the stands for you to try and CATCH! Well, obtain a shirt I did, catch I did not…..it came right at me, hit me hard in the forehead, knocked my hat off and bounced to the man in front of me. I guess he felt sorry for me because he threw it back to me (usually its a get-on-the-ground-battle for those shirts). Braeden thought I was a hero getting HIM a shirt, Mike pretended not to know me, and I was just embarrassed and in a little pain. I didn’t bruise or swell or anything, but I did feel a little pain underneath the skin Sat and Sun. The funniest part was one of the park employees running up to me making sure I was OK (which embarrassed me even more). It was a fun night and I enjoyed my hotdog, french fries, gatorade, half of Braeden’s cheeseburger and boiled peanuts. I LOVE ballpark food, and hey, I AM still pregnant!
My parents are on their way to town now and I am really looking forward to seeing them. My parents, Braeden and Mike’s parents will be at the hospital tomorrow for the birth. Of course only Mike can go into the operating room with me, but they should be able to get a good glimpse of the baby as he’s being taken to the nursery. It all seems so unreal to me. I guess because with most babies, everything is a surprise, and more natural. You don’t know when you are going into labor much less when your baby will be born. Its a tad freaky knowing that tomorrow morning I am not only having a baby, but major surgery to do so. I wouldn’t be me if I wasn’t scared (I am terrified to have a needle in my mouth at the dentist), but I am really excited and anxious too.
I guess I won’t write again until I get home from the hospital. By then most of you will already know all the details of the birth, but I will probably repeat them on here too. I may remember more while typing than when I talk to you since by the time I type, I won’t be feeling “nice” on all the medications .
Here is one cute cute thing Braeden said over the weekend- We went to Chilis on Sat because we had a free coupon for an awesome dessert. Well, after we’d all already stuffed our faces with dinner, they brought out the dessert. We devoured it. There was one bite left and little B scooped it up and then looked at Mike and I so sweetly and said, “does anyone want the last bite?” Of course we let HIM have the last bite (even though Mike and I were both about ready to fight for it).
The next picture on here will be of baby Michael, but here is a picture of what Mike and I woke up to one morning last week……B doesn’t get into any mischief, but he knows where HIS space is and decided to use it ALL this particular morning. That’s what we get for being LAZY!
I love you all!
PS. I got some WONDERFUL news last night. As my pregnancy is about to end…..another one is beginning and I couldn’t be happier. Thank you for making my night last night Robyn. Congratulations to you and Paul! You DESERVE IT!