Just Us Girls

Just Us Girls

...one SMC's adventures in single motherhood.

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Hurry up and wait. [UPDATED]

Story of my life: waiting, waiting, waiting, oh, and some more waiting.

What I should be doing: sub plans for my long-term sub, deep-cleaning my bathroom, deep-cleaning my refrigerator, going through the piles of paper on my coffee table, steaming the kitchen floor, cleaning the oven (a big maybe).

But do I want to actually DO any of the aforementioned things? Yeah, not so much. (I'd really rather lounge around and watch TV, in all honesty.)

Hospital bag is packed, minus the last-minute stuff I can't pack yet 'cause I'm still using them, such as my cell phone charger, toiletries, etc.

Baby clothes are washed and put away.
Baby room is all done and waiting for its future inhabitant.
Diaper bag is stocked and ready.
Bedroom is presentable, at least. Not much else I really want or feel I need to do in there.

I'm having my car detailed tomorrow (hopefully). My plan, though, is to have the car seat temporarily installed in the car my mom is using while she's here (my grandmother's car) since I'm not convinced I'll feel up to driving home from the hospital...Mom will be taking care of that particular responsibility.

New diaper bag is *AWESOME*. Got it at 80 percent off due to it being a discontinued color. Originally $120, got it for $24, and it doesn't scream "DIAPER BAG!" whatsoever. What can I say, I'm a girl who loves a good bargain. Especially when it's something I absolutely love. Oh, and the box wasn't even stolen off the front porch. That's a coup in itself.

I have yet another monitoring appointment tomorrow, and this time Mom is coming with me! It's the first appointment to which I'm actually bringing someone with me. I'll be curious to find out what she thinks of my enigmatic ob. :) And I'm also very curious to find out whether I'm any more dilated or effaced.

And that's the news from Lake Wobegon. Wish I had more to tell! It's like the lull before the storm...

And here's the update:
2 cm dilated
still 50 percent effaced
[What? You wanted something exciting?! Ha!]


  1. omigosh! I am also 2 cm and 50%. !! And still working. And, like you, so darn ready for my little arrival (although never found a diaper bag...where does one find a discounted diaper bag? Can't bring myself to spend too much)! Yay ! Pretty soon we'll both have very different lives.

  2. So exciting!! Yikes & yeah! I think you should enjoy that time in front of the TV relaxing! Sounds like you don't have a lot of time before your little girl arrives!