Monday, April 13, 2009

Still Here!

I promise I haven't disappeared. Things just stay so busy. Everything is going well on the baby front. We will be 33 weeks on Wednesday (OMG!). We have our next appointment then as well, and we are going to take F and her husband out for lunch afterwards. I feel guilty because we haven't gotten to do much socializing with them since we've been so busy with work and the never-ending floor project, but it's nice that I can keep up with her via email, texting and Facebook.

In house news, the floors in the nursery are done and all Husband needs to do now is put the baseboards on and paint. On Saturday we put together the crib. Wow. We have a crib in our house. I've been doing fairly well on the panic/anxiety front, but I did feel some panic after we put the crib together. It's mostly superstitious panic/anxiety I think, but it's still a shock to know we have a crib. And it's put together. The rest of the furniture will hopefully arrive this weekend.

I'm leaving for Orlando on Saturday for a conference. This is the same conference I attended last year at which I won the Unsung Hero award. A lot has changed in a year. This time I'm returning as a session presenter. I've never presented at a conference before! A coworker and I submitted a presentation topic on using Web 2.0 in your organization, and they accepted it. Due to budgetary constraints, my coworker can't go, so I'm presenting by myself. I'm a little nervous and feel a little unprepared. I'm also a little nervous about flying there and back. I know everything will be fine, but oh I'll feel better once I'm back in NC. On the bright side, my house is in such chaos right now due to the floors that I am looking forward to a few days away from home in a nice hotel room. The major work has shifted to our bedroom, and Husband and I (and the cats) are sleeping in the living room. It's not too bad since the tv is right there, but I'm starting to feel a little claustrophobic. Happily, this level of chaos means the flooring project is almost at an end.

I'll post more later in the week, but I wanted to check in before too many more days went by.


Duck said...

33 weeks, amazing.

Kymberli said...

Wow. I can't believe that you're so close. It's amazing. Simply amazing.

FET Accompli said...

Thanks for the note! I just read through your blog from the very beginning. First, you are an amazing writer. Second, it was uncanny how much I could relate to what you were saying. For example, the way you expressed how hard it is to be around babies, how you envy those who have faith, how things in your family are supposed to be a secret but everyone knows and is sworn to secrecy. Also, your "crazy mothers anonymous post" was brutal but bitingly hilarious - reminds me of someone I know (not my own mom in this case).

I am so excited to follow your journey, and am so glad to have been introduced to your amazing blog.

niobe said...

Glad to hear that all is going so well and that you're so close.

Intending To Be Parents said...

33 weeks tomorrow - that's so awesome!! Can't wait for the update from the appointment! Have fun with F and her husband!
Sounds like the house is coming along - it will be so wonderful when it's all finished! I hope you post pics!
And good luck with the conference - you can do it! Just picture them all in their underwear (isn't that the public speaking trick?) :)

sara said...

Good luck at your conference and congrats on 33 weeks! I can't believe it, you're almost there - how awesome. yes...the panic with having the crib in the house. I think it's a totally natural and normal response. I felt my heart pounding when my husband was putting together Brynn's. ((hugs))

kate said...

Thirty-three. What a great number. So close!

I'm sorry the chaos is swirling around you, but as you said- that means that the end to this reno project is in sight! How exciting!

Have fun in Orlando. Presenting sounds like so much more fun than just attending (um, unless you're public-speaking averse, like I am. Then it sounds awful. But I'm presuming that if you submitted the Web 2.0 thing, you're probably cool on the presenting front...)