We'll start with the obligatory unflattering picture and go from there.
First I will point out how much the Canadian has grown. So much for that grand theory of growing a mid-sized baby so that the old uterus does not rupture. This kid is going to be huge.
Second i will point out the horrendous wallpaper under the mirror. Think that is bad? Two of the walls in the same bathroom have blue paisley wallpaper. Apparently the previous owners thought matching the colors was more important than matching the styles. And it's wallpaper. Ugh. Project number 3503 to be tackled when we have time.
Third i will point out the awesome new iphone I clutch in my pudgy fingers. The hubster bought it for me. I've never had a data phone...heck I've never had a phone that takes good pictures. Love it. He's a tech geek so buying me an iphone is pretty much his way of saying I love you. He also gets me flowers every single week. I'm spoiled.
What else is going on? We have stepped up to seriously car shopping. What I want (cute, zippy, manual transmission) and what we need (four doors, enough back seat space for two growing teen boys) are vastly different. Let's see what we end up with. We have also started car "looking" for the boys. We need two cars for them that are different and yet neither can be cooler than the other. I found two Dodge Neon's but they seem less than amused by them. I'm not sure what we'll end up with. I know, I know...we could make them share a car but we probably won't. They have different friends and different activities and we don't feel it's right that if one of them wrecks a car the other would not be able to drive if they were sharing. And yes, we know that cars are not necessities for teens but these are both good kids. They do what they are supposed to, both have straight A's, they are polite and well behaved and we would like to get them cars. Speaking of which....have you looked at car insurance for a teen boy? Egads...now imagine that times two. I put it in the budget (my budget is long term and goes through 2017...I'm anal like that) and it makes a serious dent.
The guys have returned home from their visit. We will see them again in 18 weeks or so when the Canadian makes his appearance. He is VERY active in the evenings when I finally lay down for the night and the hubster and I enjoy watching him squirm. I'm really soaking up this final pregnancy and making peace with this being the last time i get to enjoy this. I love pregnancy and will really miss it.
We got corn for work so no imminent layoff. I'm so happy for all the guys who would have really been hurt by a layoff. Our workload has doubled in the last few weeks as we do additional studies and try to figure out how to incorporate milo into our system. I'm the chemistry person at work so I've spent a lot of time lately doing molarity calculations and mixing chemicals but it's all good. Life is full and busy at work and at home.
My co-worker and I were talking about our bucket lists the other day and I decided that after this baby I'm going to start tackling a few things on my list. First up...learning to scuba dive. Not sure where or how but there you have it.
Basketball practice starts at the end of the month and games start in late November. They have 9th grade, JV, and Varsity here and the boy made the JV/Varsity team. He will play mostly Varsity but some JV too. He will not be starting Varsity but he's only a freshman and so he didn't expect to start. There are a lot of seniors that have earned those starting slots. He has been playing all summer and fall with the high school team on a traveling squad and really enjoying it. Me...not so much. It is very physical and I'm always scared they will break him. He came home a few weeks ago and his hand was swollen to twice its normal size. Egads. I think we will definitely have to change health insurance to a better plan in January as we currently have an 8,000 dollar deductible and I see many sports injuries in our future. I think I can switch to a 2500 dollar deductible. Kids both have eye appointments on Monday...glasses for one and contacts for the other.
Speaking of the boys...one of them has discovered girls and now has a girlfriend. A junior girlfriend. A 17 year old junior girlfriend. She's an athlete and a nice girl but it's just weird. He's 14 and a freshman. He's mature for his age and 6 feet tall and has red hair and everyone tells me he looks like Prince Harry so maybe that's it? I don't know. I just know they are growing up way too fast and before we know it our house will be empty of kids and it will just be the hubster and I looking at each other with blank stares saying "What now?"
And that's about it. I really have no pregnancy complaints. I occasionally have a touch of heartburn but not much. The Canadian thinks it is funny to sit on my sciatic nerve and put my leg to sleep but that always passes. Fingers crossed for another few months that are complication free.
Until next time.