Friday, December 3, 2010

Deep Breaths

The countdown has started. December has just begun, but already I feel myself wishing the days away. The update on the GC is that she passed the initial phone screening (yay) and is going to Denver for the ODWU on Dec. 17th. We are still waiting for the appointment with the MFM dr, however I think we are making some headway in that area. Dec. 17th is also that last day of class before winter break and that is going to be a much needed break as I am exhausted from all the stress in my life.

We have also started the countdown to the new arrival, my sister's baby. I haven't talked about it much lately because my life is filled with other time consuming drama, but it is still unbearably difficult for me. I love my sister and I am excited to be an aunt, but...

My brother and I decided that we were going to buy her a diaper bag for her present. Since I am the shopper of the family it was my job to pick it out. I literally took some deep breaths and entered a baby store. I kept my eye on the prize and didn't get too overwhelmed. I picked this bag.

I was actually quite proud of myself for keeping myself together. It was only after when I went to the greeting card store that I started getting upset and needed to leave - before purchasing anything.


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  1. Good to hear the updates R. Take care.

  2. I'm very proud of you for going into that baby store. I don't think I would have been able to do that - would have just ordered something online...

    I'm excited for a very happy New Year for you!

  3. wait, wait, wait and wait some more
    -the story of our lives

    or as T would say, in other news, mice like cheese.

    hoping it goes fast.

  4. Yeah for the GC passing the initial testing. It is hard to go into a maternity store when everyone thinks that it is you that is pregnant. You are a brave girl to do it! Hope you have a great weekend!


  5. I don't think I could have done what you did for your sister, I'm so proud of you too! You picked a great bag for her and most importantly - you survived it.

    So glad the GC passed the initial testing! I hope things continue along that great path.

  6. The new baby will warm your heart and break it at the same time. What a hard place for you.

    I am glad for the good news on your GC. Keep moving forward.

  7. Even under duress, you managed to pick a bag from my favorite brand. I hope someone drops a Petunia in my lap :)

    Congratulations on this GC hurdle jumped.