I might take this opportunity to mention, if I haven't before, that there is no maternity leave in my place of employment. I get two weeks a year for vacation/sick time. See that "slash" in there? That's a HUGE slash, it turns out. Two years ago I needed to take some emergency time off because Andy's grammy died. When I informed my boss, she said, "Well, there's nothing you can really do, right? Do you NEED to go for so many days?" Yeah, I kind of do so...
We're working on saving as much as we can now, so I can have two weeks off. I am confident God will provide, and my husband can manage the banking. But it's still scary. (Oh, speaking of Husband? He gets 2 weeks paternity leave at 60% pay. PATERNITY leave! Life is just not fair sometimes).
Yesterday was July 4th. Happy B-Day, America! We went to see "1776" at Susquehanna Stage Co. last night with my father (the local celebrity). Dad did the set design, which of course was amazing. But there was NO A/C!!!!!! I was sitting in a pool of my own sweat all night. Thankfully, Tiny Son was moving and shaking all night, so I wasn't concerned.
Yesterday morning, I woke up to find my son had moved up in my belly, allowing me more room for my, you know, internal organs. Instead of peeing 10-12 times a day, I think I peed only 8-10 times yesterday. Thankfully this is making me seem a little more round and a little less like I, you know, ate too many chili dogs.
The big feat yesterday was this:
Lovely, right? See the headboard? Made that with my dad out of an old door- it's truly one of my prized possessions. I faux finished the walls and had the whole room done by the time Andy came home from hiking...last year.
This is what it looks like after yesterday:
A little like a nuclear bomb went off, right? Well, that's going to be the nursery! My beautiful headboard will go to Keith and Kristi, who I'm sure will love it as much I have (and someday they will give it back) and the bed went to my parents house, where it will become a make shift bedroom for my inlaws (oh THAT'S a whole other blog entry...). So as the room unfolds, I'll record it all here. As you can imagine, there's a lot of work to be done, and I'm a little helpless at the moment. But I'm sure it's going to be amazing.