Tuesday, March 03, 2009

Less than 4 Weeks

Well, I am less than 4 weeks away from my due date. Yay! Last week was a really bad week because I was in a lot of pain as the baby continually gets bigger. This week I am feeling a lot better and growing used to being in pain. This is how it has been the whole pregnancy. I feel terrible one week as a new/unpleasant pregnancy symptom appears and then the next week I am used to it. So, I should feel pretty crappy again next week when I get some new experience from this pregnancy.

In other news, Matt has had the opportunity to do a little short term work for the last week and a bit. My Dad had needed some help at his office as he gets taxes done for the company and Matt went and helped him for a week. We were very grateful for the work and the pay that comes along with it. Matt still has not been able to find a job yet. As more and more people get laid off, the competition for jobs is really rough. My company had one opening and over 150 people applied for the job. It is just really tough for a lot of people right now. We count ourselves lucky that I still have a job.

My maternity leave starts in 3 weeks and you can bet that I am counting down the days. As nice as it has been that I have been healthy enough to handle working this long whilst pregnant, I look forward to the days when I can relax and get things ready for the baby. Matt and I very much hope that he will be able to find a job before the baby comes as I will not be making any money while on maternity leave. Curse the lack of laws in Utah for pregnant women! But, on the other hand, it would be nice to have Matt home with me for the first little while when the baby is born. He really has more experience with babies than I do. Being a younger child, I never really had to take care of babies.

We discovered a couple of days ago that our dishwasher is no longer washing our dishes. It fills up with water, makes a weird sound for two hours and then stops, but no water hits the dishes. They just get all steamy. So, Matt is going to take it all apart and try to figure out what is going on, but we will most likely have to buy a new dishwasher. It kinda sucks. We have to do the dishes by hand until it is fixed or replaced. I've lived with a dishwasher for so long, I forgot how annoying it is to wash things by hand. I've been spoiled. Plus, with a giant belly, it is difficult to wash dishes as I can't get very close to the sink. I end up with a very wet belly by the end of the dish washing.

Well, that is all the new news for now. Hopefully, things look up soon. Like, maybe my baby will come in like 2 weeks. That would be awesome.


Marie said...

Your baby ticker thing is on the last baby! You've made it to the last baby!

That's funny that your big belly gets all wet...hee hee.

I don't want to hear any talk of the baby coming anywhere near the 18th to the 22nd of March. Normally I would love her to be born on my birthday, but I will be in Washington so NO BABY UNTIL I GET BACK!!!

Jasmine said...

I was hoping for two weeks early, too.....

We didn't have a dishwasher until we moved to Vegas, so I totally understand the wet belly thing. I just learned not to do the dishes in my work clothes. :)

Sarah said...

Ha ha, wet belly. Well if Matt magically fixes it maybe he should go into the dishwasher fixin' business, and then...he could tkae over the world! I dunno, it's just an idea. Maybe you should tell him about it.

Jenni Blaser said...

I'm sorry to hear about your dishwasher woes! That's not very fun. I hope Matt is able to fix it without you having to buy a new one. I also hope Matt can find a job soon! Good luck!

william said...

Things will all work out.

Adrianne Miller said...

I hate the economy. Every day I wonder if my husband will come home early and say it was his last day. Things are scary! Just be glad you still have insurance. That could get tricky. Not sure what we are going to do on that one.
I wish I was on the last baby of the ticker. I still have two babies to go!!! Stupid!
I think you should also invest in some paper plates.

Becky said...

Being on the last baby feels very good! Like I'm almost there. But, then it reminds me of how giant my baby is and that the baby actually comes out. Then I get all nervous.

Deanne said...

Don't be nervous! You will do great bringing your baby here. Think happy birthing thoughts and talk to your sweet baby and tell her how loved she is and how excited you are to have her join your family. I know I sound like the crazy pregnant lady, but babies really do understand what's going on in there. You and Matt will be amazing parents!

Best wishes with the job situation. You're in our prayers.