Friday, January 23, 2009

A Little Bit of This and That

Not too much to report but we've been informed we are blogging slackers so I wanted to write something! At this point SSG is pretty much exhausted and in between exhaustion she's barfing. It's been in the morning mostly while at home but yesterday it waited until she was at school which as you can image is not ultra convenient. She was upset that she threw up her clementine. I feel horrible for her and all I can do is offer a saltine cracker, which seems kind of lame. She's taking it in stride though, doesn't complain, and knows it's all so we can have what we've dreamed of, which is a beautiful baby. I think it also is a good sign for us that all is going as scheduled and seems to be by the book.  Week 6 is the start of nausea and vomiting and literally on Monday, day #1 of Week 6 she was hustling to the bathroom. We are definitely looking forward to the ultrasound on 1/6 and seeing the doctor on 1/9 but we have a couple of weeks before those happen.

As for me, well I've been obsessively doing some number crunching on how this is all going to financially work for us and I've been grateful that I leave with a job every day. Long story short, the company I work for is floundering, and I've survived MANY lay-offs. I'm not sure how long I can hold on.  It would be insanely stressful to lose my job with a baby on the way, my car lease is up March 4th so I need to get a new car, and SSG's car lease is up in November so we will need to take care of a car for her. It's a really financially tight year so I need to stay on top of everything. The good news is we just paid off my credit card (mostly wedding stuff) so we are completely credit card free. Big relief. We wanted to go away in April for like 4 days for our 1st Anniversary but I don't think it's going to happen. Just too much going on in 2009 but we'll see. I'm not ready to fully close the door on that.

Quick story about my 7 year old niece, Allison.  SSG, my mom, my sister, and I surprised my niece for her birthday by taking her on Monday to the American Girls store near us in MA. My sister bought her a doll (Julie) and we had dinner at the AG Bistro.  We had a great girls day. I may be a bit biased but my niece is truly something special. She has this amazing personality and has such great, healthy confidence that I hope she retains as she gets older. She's always been such a good, happy, pleasant kid. I testament to my sister and brother-in-law for sure with a little luck thrown in. 

So SSG and I drop my mom, my sister, and my niece at their car. Allison gets in her booster seat and as we are saying our goodbyes she says with the utmost sincerity, "This was my best day ever!" It was one of my best days ever too. We had so much fun. I got to spend the day with my favorite females in my life.



A said...

Sorry to hear your company isn't doing well. Not feeling secure is so stressful. Good news is no credit card debt. That is huge! Wish I was there. Seems like you are on top of things and you will work it all out.

Snickollet said...

Barfing so SO NOT FUN. Hang in there, SSG.

Last night, I told the twins that SSG has a baby in her belly. They are very excited! Although they don't understand why Shazam doesn't have one, too.

~Jess said...

I'll be thinking about and praying for you guys...certainly a lot of decisions, both financial and otherwise.

How awesomely fun a day that must have been with your niece! I would love to go to the AG store in Manhattan, but no one is every willing to go with me....someday :-)

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