A month since I clicked on this blog and checked things out. There was a time when surrogacy consumed my life but now it seems to only occupy a tiny corner. That seems weird to me after so long of having it be the focus.
The Swedes had their baby, a little girl named Amelie and they will be here in MO in the next week or so. We are still very much looking forward to seeing them. I'm not sure what adventures they have planned for their time here but I know that this is their great American adventure for the boys so they will surely take quite a few day trips. The new baby apparently is a great sleeper for them and doing really well. They seem busy but really happy.
On the homefront for me we have several developments. I turned in my notice for my lab job. It is a huge step and no turning back now. I gave them a long notice and will work through my coworkers upcoming cruise and a surgery she has planned but by the 1st week of November, I will be home, just typing and who knows what else. It feels scary but right. It was time. To prepare for that we are frantically paying off a few small bills and stocking up the pantry and the deep freeze. I am excited and scared and can't wait.
One of the main reasons that I wanted to find more time in my life was so that I could resume exercising. I don't in any way think I am fat but I want to be toned again. I miss exercise. The hubster and I have started running again but I can't wait to not work 12 hours a day so that I can have the time to really exercise.
I requested and received my medical records from my last pregnancy in the mail the other day. I put them in my file "just in case". I always keep a copy of all of our medical records because you just never know when you might need that information...you know like if you were going to do a fifth surrogacy or something crazy like that. ;0)
Not that I will be doing a surrogacy any time soon, if ever, because I am STILL pumping. Still. Seven months later. I must be crazy. Amelie will be getting some of my breast milk when the Swedes are here. What can I say, I'm a firm believer in the importance of breast milk if it is possible for a baby to receive it.
The boys are enmeshed in their sophomore year of high school if you can believe that. Where does the time go?
And that's our life right now. Hubster got his inspection license and so is no longer the low man on the totem pole at work. We are scheduled to run/walk a 5K in October. Those are the only tidbits of info I can think of right now.
I'm off to get ready for another week at work. Not long and Sunday's will be just like every other day. The biggest issue so far is finding health insurance that we can afford but I am exploring our options. Hubster's job no longer offers health insurance so we will have to buy a private policy for the four of us. It's hard to get quotes right now because no one knows what Obamacare will do to rates. Fingers crossed it is not too horribly expensive, but I really expect it to be.
I will try to check in more often though as you can see, life is pretty sedate around here right now.