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Silverware by Yuki Sakano. (Via Lovenordic.)
The past couple of days have been the worst. All I’ve been doing is waiting. Last week, I had a second interview for an exciting job, and I was supposed to hear back on Thursday. I allowed myself to get overly optimistic about it, and, for the past two days, just sat around waiting for what I assumed would be a job offer. But no call. Yesterday at 5:00 I decided that I didn’t get the job and had a good cry. I’m feeling a lot better now – disappointed, but glad to be done waiting.
And then there’s the baby waiting. A week ago, I stopped working because I felt like I needed time/space/energy to get some final baby prep done. And I think that was genuinely important. But now that baby prep is done, and I’m just sitting around waiting. I can barely stand it. I wish I could go back to work. I’ve reached the point where it’s hard to communicate with the outside world because I’m tired of telling people that there’s no new news. I’m still pregnant, everyone.
What is good is that we’re about to head up to a cabin to spend the day and night with some friends! It will feel great to actually do something. (But of course I’m fantasizing about what it would be like to go into labor there.)
Specks & Keepings dress.
Hive vases by west elm.
Time Wasting Experiments by Alyson Provax.
P and I went to our first childbirth class last night. The topic was Comfort Measures. (If you’re pregnant and you live in the Twin Cities area, the Childbirth Collective is a great resource.) One thing they recommended in class was planning what you are going to eat after giving birth, as you often go a long time without really getting to eat before then. I seriously might want these cookies to be part of that meal for me.
While on the topic of sweets, I’ll mention that I definitely have gestational diabetes. I’m feeling a lot better about it than I was when I wrote that initial post. My first response upon hearing the probable diagnosis was to embrace the fact that this was something that I have some degree of control over. While I am lucky that this is a complication that I can take action to improve, I think I embraced this thought to the point of blaming myself. And that’s not fair! Or nice. Now I’m monitoring my blood sugar levels four times a day and taking a urine test every morning. A big change for me is having to eat consistently throughout the day – lots of small snacks and small meals. It’s a lot of work, preparing all those diabetic-appropriate meals and doing all the monitoring. If I can keep my blood sugar levels down, though, everything should be fine with peppadew and me. And that’s good.