Had my check-up today- the doc didn’t really do anything except listen to the heartbeat, weigh me, and ask how I’m feeling. I did get him to fill out the testing accomodations paperwork for the Bar Exam. We’ll see how that goes. Right now I’m signed up to be a regular tester at the site in Ontario- which is about 2 hours away from the hospital in traffic. I had the doctor fill out a form requesting that I be closer to him and the hospital, since I’ll be 37 weeks when I take the exam! I hope the Bar Committee agrees to let me take the test closer- and hopefully, I can get a few more bathroom breaks, too!
Had a nice, relaxing weekend. I went to pre-natal yoga on Saturday- which was a great stress relief. It’s also a very special time to be around so many other pregnant women- all in the same room, all at different stages of their pregnancy. One woman in the class was 7 weeks pregnant- another one 40 weeks!
Our weekend was pretty laid back- mostly going out to dinner and visiting with friends. We watched the documentary “Word Wars”- which is about the world championship of Scrabble. The “champions” featured in the documentary were a mixture of genius, OCD, and very eccentric, to say the least!
I have a huge list of things to accomplish over Spring Break- but today I haven’t felt like doing much. The usual- laundry, dog walking, etc. has to be done, of course. I need motivation to do the rest!!!
I went to the Target in West Hollywod on Saturday to look at baby stuff. It was SO packed with people! It’s hard to have an enjoyable shopping experience when the aisles are teeming with shoppers, all climbling over eachother and pulling stuff off the shelves. So, I didn’t get anything baby-related.
I don’t really know what to buy. I don’t think we’re going to get a lot of the conventional stuff, anyway- of course…we’ll see. I know that we DO need to buy a carseat- but I’m thinking that we won’t use a stroller. I’m going to try to do exclusively sling/baby carriers. Most of the car seats appear to be part of a stroller “system”- but a stroller is not that practical for us, since we live upstairs, and I like to be very mobile.
We’re probably going to get the Arm’s Reach co-sleeper/bassinet instead of a crib, at least at first- which is a very cool thing that attaches to the side of the bed, or can stand on its own. So, that means no crib to buy.
I’ve heard that baby changing tables are good only if you have lots of room- which we don’t…so I think I will find an alternative place to change the baby. So, that means no changing table to buy.
We’re going to try out a cloth diaper service- so no disposable diapers to buy.
And then breastfeeding cuts out the need to buy formula…
Basically, I think we need to buy:
baby toiletries (wipes, etc.)
Boppy pillow and cover
Arm’s Reach Co-Sleeper or Mini Co-Sleeper
baby bath sponge
breast pump and accessories
I guess that’s still a lot of stuff! I’m probably forgetting things, too. 🙂
Today I took Hauser to the Dog Park for some doggie good times. It is his second favorite place in the world- next to the Dog Beach! He ran and ran- and played with lots of other doggies, until finally he couldn’t take it anymore and just laid down in a shady, grassy spot and refused to move. He slept the whole car ride home, and as a matter of fact, he’s still asleep!
I wrote “the letter” to the firm telling them about my pregnancy! I have been really nervous about writing the letter- but now that it’s done, I feel good about it. I asked for my start date to be pushed back until January 2007, and for my hours to be decreased to part-time. Yeah right! Like that’s going to happen! But, I figure I had to ask anyway. So, it’ll be interesting to see what they say. 🙂
Well- I did it. I called the doctor and rescheduled my appointment for next Tuesday. I have been dreading going because- 1) I can’t stand going to the doctor, and 2) I don’t want him to say that anything is wrong. Part of me doesn’t want him to do another ultrasound, but then part of me wants him to do it to make sure everything is okay. Arghhh! So, I’ll just go!
On a happier note- today is the start of my Spring Break! I started cleaning out the breakfast nook yesterday! I also set up a “dedicated study space” in the bedroom so that I can get serious about studying for finals and the Bar. It’s basically the only place in the apartment that gets any natural light during the day- so I figure that’s the best place to be for hours on end of studying. I moved Mr. Mustard’s computer to the living room, which is okay by him because he likes to play his video games in darkness, anyway!
I brought home all of my books from my locker at school so that I can study over the break. They were SO heavy- I probably had over 60 pounds in all. The walk to the parking garage from the law school is about 1/2 mile. I made it halfway, and then I started feeling some major pain. So, I stopped, stashed the books behind a bush and then ran to the car, came back and picked up the books. I could not carry them any futher! I think part of adjusting to pregnancy is remembering that I can’t be a superhero when it comes to physical tasks. I have to be hydrated, eat a lot, and not push myself physically too hard- or else my body will let me know in a very real way that it’s mad at me!
I was just thinking about friends- good friends who I don’t get to see that often because of pesky geography. I like being in LA- but there are so many people, friends and family, who live outside of this bubble. I am going up to see some of my law school buddies in April- which is very exciting! Also, I’ll be going out to Indiana (hopefully!) in May. And my friend Sarah may make a trip to CA in August- which could be good timing if this baby cooperates!
I miss Miker a lot- it’s funny because the whole time I was in Berkeley, he was in LA- and now he’s a SF denizen and here I am down south. He had an amazing Fair Food Party before he left- it was great to celebrate with him. I hope he moves back here soon- or at least I get to see more of him! He and Mr. Mustard have been close since USC- LA definitely isn’t the same without him here!