Hello, and hope everyone is enjoying their 3 day weekend!We are doing just fine over here, with maybe just a few minor bumps in the road. For one, Molly has been not herself these past couple of days – moping around, not smiling, not eating as much (which for her is really a red flag), and very clingy to me. She was running a fever of 102 on Saturday but thankfully it broke and hasn’t gone over 99 since. I figured this was all due to teething – I can see quite a few molars coming through.
Last night we had planned a night out and since we do that so rarely and we had tickets to a comedy show, we went anyway… (does that make me awful?). My mom and Eric’s mom split babysitting duties and they both noticed that she kept pulling on her ear. So they thought maybe ear infection and suggested I take her to a walk-in medical place today. The only reason I haven’t is because she seems much better today than yesterday, and yesterday she slept in until 8:30 and then took like 4 naps, so I think she probably managed to fight off whatever was causing her issues. Anyway, if she’s not better by tomorrow I guess I’ll take her.
Literally, this is my life now – blogging about possible ear infections. Wow.
After the comedy show last night, we spent a little while hanging out at the bar where the show took place and I ran into a former coworker who I literally haven’t seen in 7 or 8 years. It was clear she had had a few drinks… she was gushing over my belly and mourning the fact that she’s in her 30s, single, and just so jealous that I’m married and pregnant. She said this several times to the point that it was uncomfortable and I didn’t know how to respond anymore. She was thrilled (but also, like, jealous! I hate you! No, I’m kidding I love you!) that I had a girl and was having a boy and that Eric and I were SUCH an adorable couple. SO LUCKY!
A noisy bar was not the place to bring up infertility and the host of other issues that have led to getting to the point I’m at now (especially since I’m quite confident she wouldn’t even remember the conversation the next day anyway), but it’s funny how people only see what’s on the surface. Yes, I am happily married, but Eric and I were on and off for 8 solid years and went through no small amount of hell to finally work it all out. And yes, we seem to have created the perfect nuclear family, but 2 years ago I wasn’t sure I would ever get to be a mom. It’s just funny how you never know what the road to happiness was like. And also funny that there are so many things I would love to change about my current situation (new house, less debt, etc), and yet there are still people out there who are jealous. It’s all a matter of perspective.
On to less introspective topics…
So you want to hear about that other baby? He’s so good! I had another growth scan at the perinatal center on Friday and he’s measuring right where he should be – currently weighing in at 2 lbs 14 oz and on track to be right around 7 lbs for delivery (which would be so amazing because then maybe everyone won’t freak out like they did with itty bitty Molly). As I believe I’ve mentioned before, I think these extra growth scans at perinatal are probably unnecessary, but the big perk is that I get to see him on their super advanced ultrasound machines.
His face! Seeing the 3D images make it so much more real.
The big decision of the week was that Molly and her brother will be sharing a room. We tried in vain to come up with another solution for Eric’s office, but alas, his gigantic desk won’t fit anywhere else and he does actually need an office to work from home, especially if this winter is as bad as they it’s going to be. Honestly, the biggest reason that I wanted to convert the office into another bedroom is because I want it clean – Eric is perfectly content to live amongst clutter, whereas for me, it drives me crazy. So when I look into his office I get super anxious and I thought having an excuse to empty it and clean would help with all of that.
We agreed that we’d leave the office an office provided he clean it and organize it prior to new baby’s arrival. The fact is, Molly’s room is quite large, and for the first few months he’ll be sleeping in the bassinet next to our bed anyway. If we decide they wake each other up too much after we move him to his crib I suppose we can revisit the issue next year, but for now, I think room sharing makes the most sense.
We got a great deal on a crib off Craigslist and my sister is letting me have a dresser… other than that, what does the kid really need? It’s so funny how nonchalant I am this time around compared to last time. I think this has a lot to do with it being a second pregnancy for sure, but also it’s because most of the stuff is ready to go since we already have Molly. (Veteran parents, who would have thought?) First-timers really do overestimate how much you need for a newborn… you know what newborns need? Diapers, boobies, and warm hugs. And I have all those things. :)
Not gonna lie, I’m pretty excited for summer to be over, because fall is by far my favorite season. Sweaters, pumpkin spice everything, falling leaves, crisp air… I love it all. Plus, in 11(ish) weeks, I’m having a baby.