I need help!
Posted: May 12, 2008 Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: brent, consumerism, family, links, pregnancy, questions
I used my banked hours to take the day off work on Friday. I talked to
on the phone and that was super. I’m so excited for all her new happenings even though she’s freaking.
I did some cleaning around the house. It wasn’t as impressive as I had hoped because I got pretty tired and was going fairly slowly. I was planning on surprising Brent with an immaculate house and instead I presented him with a tidy yet unvaccuumed main floor and my own clean laundry still in the dryer (and it’s still there).
Brent did come home from his work trip a bit early under some unfortunate circumstances. He was driving on HWY 7 which is one lane each way with no divide and people drive way fast on it all the time. There was a car stopped to turn left in the oncoming lane and he saw a huge transport truck drive straight through it as though it wasn’t even there. Then the truck jack-knifed and Brent had to drive the car onto the should/grass to avoid getting hit. There are many other disturbing details that I’m not going to get into here but needless to say, he is having a hard time dealing with what he saw.
Have any of you ever dealt with a trauma of this sort? What did you do? How did you cope?
We had our last prenatal class. I really enjoyed them and think that anyone in town should get them through our instructor. They were fun, informative, realistic and she brought snacks. GREAT snacks! The info is: Mother Nurture Childbirth Services.
She’s helping us find a doula in training who would be there with us during the birth and postpartum in exchange for an evaluation and food/gas. I hope it works out as we can’t afford one otherwise and I think it would be great to have one there.
Took the train to Montreal with my mom to hang out with my sister. My sister made some kick-ass eggs Benedict and some home fries which were good but too cold, but I was ravenous so I didn’t care. We did some shower planning and some shopping and took photos. I forgot my camera so I can’t post any ’till somebody sends me some. I bought these flip flops. They don’t look impressive on the site but they are AWESOME!
During our shower planning, we came up with a few activities to make things more fun than simply watching me open gifts and eating. Some are ‘get to know each other’ things and some are ‘let’s get creative things’ and another is a draw for a prize. We need one more but I can’t think of anything!
Any ideas for a not-cheesy (no guessing the food in the diaper, no “whoever doesn’t say baby the longest” games etc) activity that would be fun for everyone (not everyone is into kids for example)?
On this day:
In 2006 – I needed special time
In 2005 – I had a big regret