September 23, 2009

Maternity Leave

I walked out of the office for possibly the last time yesterday until after my maternity leave. Everything is in order and now I can put work out of my mind. My sister and brother-in-law are coming out today so I had already scheduled taking time off this week. I decided to take an extra day today because I needed to get things in order. Depending when labor begins I might not be back to work until January 4- yikes and hooray!

The "getting things in order" aren't exactly what you'd expect. I had a revelation on the way to work on Monday when I was in a nice dry clean only turtleneck and dress pants- I have no casual clothes. I have one or two outfits for the weekend but that's it! Even my jeans are hemmed to wear with heeled boots. I had the sad realization that I was going to be in my sock monkey pajamas for the next three months if I didn't do something. I made a quick trip to Old Na.vy and bought 6 long sleeved plain shirts ($10 each - not bad) and a pair of jeans that can be worn with tennis shoes, clogs, slippers, socks or whatever my sleep deprived mind might put on my feet. So funny that this was my panicked shopping trip. Apparently for me they also need a list of what mom might need on maternity leave.

I also was OBSESSED with how much I hated our laundry area. After going through diaper washing boot camp this weekend I realized I'd be spending a lot of time in the 100 + year old unfinished portion of our basement. I dropped a clean baby sock and picked it up covered in dust bunnies and that is when the melt down began. One trip to Ta.rget and one $14 rug later and my sanity has been restored. It's the little things.

So, I'm putting the finishing touches on the house and baby room both for bambino (still scared to use her name) and for my sister and brother-in-law.

K is due tomorrow so I'm just taking one day at a time and keeping my cell phone glued to me (or at present in the pocket of my sock money pjs).


  1. :) Love the old navy store trip!! Take it easy girly!

  2. We're a little scared to use our "little guy's" name too. So, we just call him "little guy". Have fun nesting!!!

  3. LOL at the shopping trip! Glad things are in order, and I am so excited for the next phase of your journey! Thinking good thoughts for you, K, and bambino this week.

  4. GET SLEEP!!! You'll miss it, trust me.

    I'm soooo excited for you and sit on pins & needles waiting for posts!!

    Hugs From Up North!!

  5. Looking forward to the updates!!

  6. Wow, crazy and exciting and scary all at once! It is nice that you can now take a few deep breaths and spend some time getting ready for your bambino...I'm getting so excited for you!!


  7. There's so much I want to say on the eve of due date, but I'm too superstitious! Enjoy your new comfy, casual clothes. And I'll echo the comment on getting some sleep if you can!

  8. I remember someone brought me a huge (I mean HUGE) bin of baby clothes about 2 weeks before baby showed up...I literally had a complete melt down, burst into tears and called my mom.

    I was so overwhelmed! Just remember that really, as long as she is fed, warm and in your arms nothing else really matters.

    Especially dust bunnies ;)