Friday, February 3, 2012

Not Baby Related

Things have been incredibly stressful for Daniel and me these past few weeks. We're adjusting to him working second shift instead of going to school this semester, he's having to deal with me being an awful cranky person, and we're also having to balance our newlywed status while trying to keep all of our old friends and find time for the new ones we're making. With Zooey's due date rapidly approaching, we were hoping some things would smooth out and just fall into place for us. However, it doesn't seem like that's going to happen.

Daniel is in the Air Force (Guard) and that means he gets to take a little trip down to Columbia once a month and work at the base for the weekend. Normally, he would leave around 5 AM to get there on time. With his new schedule that just isn't realistic- neither is leaving work early one Friday out of every month. He's been in contact with his commanding officer several times since we knew he'd be starting second shift, trying to work out a schedule that would keep him at work but not away from his guard duties. Apparently, there's nothing this guy can do to give Daniel even a little wiggle room. I'm sure it isn't his fault, but at the same time I don't like having my husband calling me from work so upset he can barely have a conversation. On top of all that, they're pushing him to take a deployment that will start the beginning of June and end in August. If he takes it, Zooey will barely be 3 months old when he leaves and when he comes back he'll be right back to school again (don't get me wrong- I can't wait for him to go back to school). That just means I'll have to go back to work sooner and play single parent for a little while. Even if its the best financial option in the long run, can we handle all the stress it will inevitably put on us?

I'm just frustrated. It felt like everything was going fine and suddenly we have this huge road block ahead of us. I don't know what to do or how to fix it- or if there's a way I even can fix it.

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Updating on time: 34 weeks!

How far along?
34 weeks- so close!
Maternity clothes?
Yes~ We went by Plato's Closet today and I found myself being creepy around the dress rack, whispering to them "soooon". I'm weird. So what?
Stretch marks?
Might make it through this with none, despite all the nay-sayers.
Ugh, what is sleep? I woke up every hour last night bc I couldn't stay comfortable. Everything hurts all the time and I have to pee constantly. Am I done being pregnant yet?
Best moment this week?
My birthday was yesterday, and I got to spend the whole day with Daniel. It was awesome!
Food cravings:
Strawberries. <3 Belly button in or out?
Still cute and flat.
Her kicks and jabs are becoming much less cute and causing way more pain.
What I miss?
Not being in pain every time I move.
What I’m looking forward to:
The next baby shower. :)
"This week, your baby measures about 17¾ inches, as almost as long as an American Girl Doll (!) and weighs almost 5 pounds, as heavy as a bag of sugar, minus the cup you put in your decaf this morning."
What baby looks like this week: