It feels soooo good to have a few days to go slow and catch up. Any shift on the weekend can throw me off. Especially a night shift. Thank goodness for long weekends to make up for lost time! And the best part is that I have no scheduled 12 hour shifts next week. Whew! That makes me feel a lot better! I do have a couple of goals for today. I need to get the bathrooms and the kitchen cleaned. I also want to air out the dog throws, if it is not raining. Though I may wash them tomorrow, instead. They sort of need to be washed. I also should pick up Hubby's dry cleaning. And while I am out, I may pick up more Bruster's ice cream! Just because I want to. Cravings, you know.
Hubby has almost gotten used to me bringing home odd things from the grocery store. I think he is sort of amused by it, actually. I think the reality of pregnancy has started to sink in, too. He has actually started to read up on labor. He reminded me the other day to do kegels. He really does not want me to have an episiotomy. That would likely make him pass out, and it is poor form for husbands to pass out in the labor room.
Another one of the ladies at work turned up pregnant. And for me, it just highlighted the differences between those who can naturally get pregnant, and those of us who cannot. The newly pregnant woman is at least ten years younger than me, unmarried, and she is all excited about it. She started telling people at 5 weeks. She could still miscarry the thing, though I doubt that will happen. Her stupidity level is up there, and apparently stupidity makes babies stick better. (From what I have seen.)
A bit of a rant to follow, you can skip if you like...
That girl has just made her life so much more difficult. Being a single mother is not easy. I know because I have several single mothers as co-workers. Of course, this newly pregnant girl wants to talk about pregnancy with me, because I am pregnant, too. I think I have a tendency to be a little short with her at times. She gets congratulations on her pregnancy, too, but it seems a little empty to me. She got pregnant as the result of an affair, and the father is not likely to make a commitment to her. The whole situation just seems stupid to me. Honestly, I think she just wanted to be part of the pregnancy "club."
Apparently, it still annoys me that stupid people get pregnant so easily. I do not think she deserves what she has, and I do not think she has thought past getting pregnant.
OK... rant over.
In other news, I started messing with baby registries online. I not have the beginnings of registries at Target, albeebaby.com, and Pottery Barn Kids. I was not really going to register at all, and use what people were willing to give me, and buy the rest. But I have had too many people ask me where I am registered. Apparently I have a lot of friends IRL who are very excited about this baby and want to celebrate it. A very nice thought, and makes me happy inside.
I hope everyone is having a great weekend!