• Creature Comforts

    Date: 2011.04.07 | Category: Baby, Dogs, Health, Home, Kitties, Leela Fish, Me, Pets, Photography, Sam Cat | Tags:

    Being sick sucks. Especially when you’ve been laid up in bed for five days straight without much improvement. Although this is allegedly an “upper respiratory infection,” I’m starting to think it’s really the plague. Maybe it’s just because my immune system is ineffective because there is a human being inside me? I don’t know, but I hope this nastiness ends soon. Though I’m sure I’ll be able to appreciate sleeping 20 of the 24 hours after little girl arrives.

    Leela girl, however, loves that I’m laid up in bed. After all, my legs are apparently the most comfortable pillows on earth. Her snuggles make it a little easier to feel so wretched.

    Sam cat, on the other hand, has already started staking of his territory. He knows something is up and he is rubbing his scent on everything. When I was up wandering through the house at 2am a few nights ago in search of my “it’s ok to take these medicines while you’re pregnant” sheet, I went into the nursery and found this shameful display.

    He has taken to sleeping on the changing table. My poor baby’s butt is going to be covered in cat hair. I wonder if he’ll still try to sleep there after we start using it for it’s intended purpose…

    On the baby front:
    We went in again today. Turns out you have to go to the doctor twice a week when you pass your due date. It’s kind of sad when everyone there knows who you are. Apparently my pathetic sickness was a hot topic this week, because nearly every nurse I saw asked me how I was feeling. Just the thought of being so pregnant and sick is enough to make all of them tear up in sympathy.

    Good news: Baby girl is still doing well. She passed her physical exam today and apparently has very long legs and very fat cheeks. She is currently weighing in at 8lbs, 4oz. So she is going to be a big, healthy girl. Because she’s so big, they aren’t going to let her stay in much longer. They don’t do inductions on Friday, and honestly I’m still too sick to attempt one. So we go in Sunday night at midnight to start the induction process. If all goes well, little Sarah will make her appearance sometime Monday afternoon.

    As if that wasn’t enough, my sister has been scheduled for an induction the following Friday. Things are about to get insane!

    p.s. Sumo baby does not want to leave the womb…. ever!