Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Reminder to self: Take care of yourself

The last few weeks have been horribly overwhelming rather hectic.  It is very very easy to be sucked into the pressure at work and to forget to take care of myself.  While for my own sanity I need to stick with my dramatic pronouncement yesterday that I am not making any social plans any time in the near future, I do need to start making my doctors appointments a priority again.  Unfortunately, this is easier said than done because I have gotten used to my reduced schedule of doctors appointments and because I no longer have a part-time schedule at work.  However, it is important enough to make it happen regardless of the discomfort it might cause in my work schedule.

To Do List:
  1. Acupuncture for baby well being, my hearing, back pain and anxiety.
  2. General practitioner - for annual check up and for my racing heart, dizziness, other general complaints.
  3. Monthly OB/GYN appointment to check up on the baby
  4. ENT to discuss and check my hearing, discuss my balance, determine how my changes in circumstances might affect my hearing and balance
  5. Hearing aid dispensory - FIX MY BROKEN HEARING AID --- It has been broken for more than a month now and it sucks!
  6. Find a way to start fitting exercise back into my schedule.  It was one of the things that helped my balance the most (aside from occupational therapy).
Now that I've just put my medical record out there on the internet ... lets see if I listen to myself.  I've already made my first acupuncture appointment for this week.

Monday, February 8, 2010

Drastic measures

OK, so this is going to sound overly dramatic... but I think that I am at the point where I need to stop making any social plans because odds are that I am going to have to cancel them anyways due to work anyways.  Yes, when I am able to get together with people as planned I have a great time, however, because of my current work situation from the moment someone asks me to make plans with them up until 30 minutes before we are supposed to get together I have HUGE amounts of anxiety because I'm not sure if I'm going to have to cancel. 

Some people feel comfortable just making plans and cancelling if they have to, but I'm not one of those people.  I agonize over whether I am going to have to cancel.  As a result, what is already a bad situation at work becomes unbearable when I have to cancel my personal plans.

I think that the only option I have at this point in order to keep my sanity is to just stop making any type of long term plan.  Please feel free to email/call/text to make plans for that same day, but I can make any plans ahead of time until I figure out  a way to deal with how I've been feeling.

Things just aren't working for me the way they are right now.

Saturday, February 6, 2010

It's a Girl!!!!


B and I were very very happy/excited to find out that we are having a little girl!   Only 19 more weeks until she is born!

Friday, February 5, 2010

Baby Bump - 21 weeks

Since my last picture was so out of date I promised a picture update and here it is!  This is a picture from week 21.  I am officially past the half way point.  So excited!!  In other news, I can sometimes actually see the baby kick.  Prety cool!

Wow, my belly has grown quite a bit in the last two weeks!

Wednesday, February 3, 2010


Last night was very exciting, B got to feel the baby kick for the first time!

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Celebrity Math - Not so gaga about this

Inspired by JCrew Math over at the blog Pudding and the Post-Fab Princess, here is a little celebrity math for you today.

Marily Manson in that famous and creepy picture


Blarg - not a good day

Today is not a good day.  I'm tired.  I'm feeling overwhelmed.  Its just not a good day today.  It makes me think of that book that I read when I was younger, "Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day". 

Monday, February 1, 2010

Baby Bump at 19 weeks

I've gotten a lot of requests to post a picture of my belly so here I am at 19 weeks. 

This picture was taken two weeks ago (camera difficulties kept me from posting until now).  I'll update with a more recent picture soon.