||[Aug. 9th, 2006|06:05 am]
Betty Crocker Punk Rocker
We moved about a week and a half ago. I was really worried that I would be extremely unhappy to leave the beach. Turns out I don't miss it at all. Of course, I've been too busy to actually go to the beach, and the next time I do, the prospect of driving 5 miles will be annoying, but for now, I'm thrilled that my living space has literally doubled. I also like being able to drive places quickly. Sometimes it would take 15 minutes or more just to get off the island. Now i can just jump in the car and go.|
Yesterday was Gavin's 5th birthday. I'm amazed he's so old! he still seems like a baby to me. We had a party for him on saturday at the new house. It was last-minute and thrown together, but people still came and he had a great time.
Erik's parents and Jesse's parents both came. Erik's parents are really good about giving the kids generous gifts, but I'm still really worried about grandparent issues after the baby is born. I'm happy Erik's parents are excited (noone has ever been excited about my pregnancies before) but every time I hear them say something about their first grandchild I feel a little sad for Bella and Gavin. Thankfully Bella and Gavin have good grandparents who adore them, but the though of our family being divided makes me nervous.
I had my 24 week pregnancy appointment on Monday. I'm starting to feel better about a hospital birth, even though it's not what I want. I expect a very short labor and as long as I have a healthy baby and can go home afterwards, I will surive. I had Gavin in the hospital and went home the same day.
I've been having sleeping problems and I have no idea why. Aside from heart burn when i go to bed, I'm not having very much physical discomfort. I was in a routine for a while (even before I got sick) of going to bed around 8pm, right after the kids went to bed and getting up at 6. Now I've been staying up until 11 or later and waking up around 4 or 5.
The u/s results were normal, I'm measuring fine and due the end of November. The u/s tech report said Nov 27 but my doctor says there's no reason to change it from Nov 29. Normally 2 days makes no difference, but I'm sure at the end of pregnancy it will feel like an eternity. And of course, I'm very worried about making the kindergarten cut-off.
I've ganed 10 lbs and I still have 16 weeks to go! I'm pretty close to the weight I was when I delivered Bella.