Wednesday, May 13, 2009
I don't think I can explain how much I am loving New York so far. I can imagine us living here after J gets out of the Army. Liz and Kim won't be living in YV after they graduate (and if they do, I'll tease them endlessly) and my parents plan on traveling once Kim is done with college. It would be nice to be in California again, but I don't think that is where we'll end up. It would be nice to be near family, but California just isn't where we want to be, I think. I really like snow (even after 3 years in Alaska, I still got excited for every major snowfall), and I really like warm weather in the spring and summer. NY seems to fit the bill (ESPECIALLY since it doesn't get dark here like it did in Alaska!).... it has history, it has major cities, it has farmland (so cheap and delicious produce).... I really am loving it. I am excited to be here. J has noticed a big difference in me- I want to be here, and I truly am happy here so far. I can't wait for my family to come out and visit so they can see how great it is, too.
Having finally gotten that out of my system, I just want to say that I am confident that after the baby is born I will be able to wean off of my medication!! R will be born in September, so my doctor will probably want me to stay on it through the winter just in case, but after that... I really feel 100% better. I'm fairly sure the anxiety will never go away (as I have always been a worrier and anxious to the point of nausea before a big event) but as far as the postpartum depression goes.... I think I'm finally done with it. 18 long months after my baby girl was born.
She is getting too big. We transitioned her to a twin-sized bed and she has done beautifully. R will be using her crib, so we wanted to transition her BEFORE R gets here so she doesn't feel like R is pushing her out of HER crib, if that makes sense. It's going to take a lot of adjusting having a new baby around, and I want to make it as smooth as possible. I'm really hoping to get her potty trained before R gets here, as well... for my sake ;) I took K to the park today and she sat on the big girl swing... it was too cute. Gaah I love her. Anyway.
I had the biggest craving for corn on the cob today. So I ended up boiling/steaming some in a big pot of salt water. MMMM it was fantastic. I ate three whole ears of corn with butter... you could taste the saltiness, but it wasn't overwhelming. *drool*.... I'm still wanting more.
I had a prenatal appointment today and we got to hear the heartbeat over the Doppler. That isn't too exciting, except for the fact that K got to hear it, too. As soon as we could hear it, the nurse turned to K and said "Do you hear that? Do you hear the baby?" and Kaitlyn got this giant grin on her face and said "BAYYYBEEEEEEE!!"... she had absolutely no idea what was going on, but she sure heard the heartbeat and it made her smile :) It made me smile too- it was strong and very clear sounding. I haven't listened to a heartbeat through a stethoscope in eons, but from what I could hear on the Doppler, there was no murmur or arrythmia! Good news :)
Anyone watch The Tudors? I'm in love with that show. Why did they have to make Anne Boleyn look like a pig though? You can see straight up into her brain via her giant nostrils.
Better run and check on K so I can take a shower and fall into bed from exhaustion.