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Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Halfway there

I consider 19 weeks + a few days as good as 20 weeks, as far as being able to say "halfway there" is concerned.  I still feel normal, and when we went to Target to register (obedient lemmings that we are, hipster my butt--yeah, I'm that person in the Target parking lot with a "buy local" sticker on her car...sigh) I felt a little silly since I don't think I look more than perhaps a bit pudgy, or like I'm having a "ate a large lunch" day.  On one hand, it'd be kind of nice to show a little, but on the other, it's kind of nice not having to deal with the public on that one, since I hear that's a beast and I--being rather low on the touchy-feely scale--won't like it.  I don't feel pregnant, not showing, no sickness, no cravings, nothing at all except some massive insomnia for a few weeks (which thankfully seems to have gone away) and this perpetual sinus thing (breathing...I remember when I could do that).  But yet, baby blankets arrive in the mail!  Like magic!

So I feel normal.  Everything *else* is crazy and up in the air life-wise, what with my taking this new job and our having to move suddenly.  We still haven't heard back from our leasing company, though when Patrick went to pay the rent on Friday the woman he talked to was optimistic and said they were trying to work something out for us.  But....as of tomorrow it will be a week since contacting them, and it'd be really nice to know if we need to find sub-letters and stuff, or if we're setting ourselves up for disaster here.  *frowntown*  Patrick has two job interviews this weekend in Richmond, which would help us not have to spend much time living transitionally with my parents and all of our stuff and having to unload the dogs on friends/other family temporarily.  But unless we get our tax return at the speed of light, we won't have a deposit to put down on a new place since we just put one down here and are likely giving it up by attempting to break the lease...so we'll probably end up living with them for a month to tide things over a bit in the interim, or something close to it while settling in, finding a new place to live, all that stuff.  But it's alllllll a bunch of unknowns right now.

It's kind of a mess.

If you've followed this blog for a while, you'll notice a pattern: everything is a mess, everything gets solved, I go and do something to create a new whirlwind of chaos!  

I'm nothing if not predictable, guys.  

But enough of all that.

Because to be honest, I don't care.  I'm still tremendously happy.  This chaos....this too shall pass.  New chaos will come.  And so it goes.

For now, I'm enjoying looking forward to meeting our daughter in July.  All of this chaos is going to be so, so worth it.  We might be halfway to crazytown, but we're also halfway to meeting miss Winifred.  

13 comments:

  1. Daughter!!!!! Congratulations all over again :)

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    1. Thank you! So happy. (We both wanted a girl so bad.)

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  2. Wow, that time went by so quickly!! (Though I am sure not for you guys). I've been out of the loop for a bit, but many congratulations on all the changes ahead, the new job and especially your DAUGHTER! :) I like your approach on the chaos front - this is all going to be chaos of the best possible kind.

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    1. Thanks! At this point, I'm just embracing chaos!

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  3. Congratulations on hitting that halfway mark - I remember that being such a relief! And a daughter - congratulations again!

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  4. A little Winifred?! Agh, so cute. P.S. Regarding that Raising Richmond article and pinkification: I just didn't register for or buy anything pink on my own, and we got lots of pink stuff anyway from family members. So it ended up as a good mix. Whether she's wearing any pink or not, she does have short hair and I always hear "What a cute little boy!" when we go out. And I'm just like, "Hey, thanks!" Short hair, don't care.

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    1. Husband and I have been set on Winnie for a coupla years now. It went back and forth sometimes, but it was always the winner. :) And I'm tryyyying to stay away from tons of pink stuff on the registry, because I know we'll get plenty and that's totally fine. But damn if Target doesn't have the CUTEST collections of stuff with bees, and some of the stuff in sets is pink, and I'll be darned if I pass those by. ;) Poor kid though, I get called "sir" A LOT (like, a lot a lot) so I should probably just start cross-dressing her now to get her used to it. ;)

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    2. Just chiming back in to agree that Winnie is such a great name. When I was a little girl, I wanted to be named Winnie so bad...I think Tuck Everlasting put me onto it.

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  5. I'm so excited for you! I know its chaotic, but I've been wishing good things your way, and whether that's helped or not, I'm glad to see sunshine in your life. Congrats on the job, a healthy pregnancy, and figuring shit out!

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    1. Thank you! (Though as for figuring shit out...well, I'm trying, anyway! "Make it 'til you fake it" comes to mind...)

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  6. K, um, can I just say: SQUEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!! So happy for you, glad things are going well. Not sure if I'll be able to contain myself and not send you something pink, maybe just fluffy. ;) You're half way to a new world-which can sometimes be crazytown but sometimes it's just awesometown, or poopytown. ;) *HUGS*

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  7. *happy dance* I'm so excited for all of the above. And yes, you are creating new chaos. Brand new to the world chaos. And it'll be awesome.

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