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Thursday, October 20, 2011

Three {random} Things Thursday

1. So recently, my sport loving/playing Husband injured himself. He was playing a friendly game of soccer and ended up injuring his knee.  He was in quite a bit of pain and limping around so a couple days later, he decided he’d better get it checked out.  

    He went to our family Dr.’s office and they said it just seemed bruised.  They gave him some exercises to do at home, pain meds and told him to come back if the pain didn’t subside within 2 weeks.  Well, 2 weeks later, he was still having trouble and knew something wasn’t quite right.  So he headed back to the Dr.’s and this time they sent him to get an MRI.  A couple days later we got the results of the infamous MRI and sure enough, he tore his ACL.  Awesome.  

    He saw a specialist the other day and he told him that if he’d ever want to play any sort of sport again, he’d need to have surgery to fix this.  Since my Husband loves to play sports, we knew the only option was for him to undergo the “knife”.  We debated waiting until after the baby was born and I was able to do things such as carry more than 20lbs (not that I would do this often, but you never know), shovel, etc.  But then decided, maybe it would be better for him to have the surgery now before the snow starts to fly since he’ll be hobbling along on crutches for a couple weeks (that wouldn’t be so fun to do in the winter, although, it might be somewhat amusing to watch…).  

    So, we scheduled the surgery for next Thursday.  That means we have 151351 things to get done before the surgery: move the last 2 pieces of furniture out of the baby’s room, clean the carpet, put baby’s furniture together, arrange the room, clean out our “back-room” (aka place where we store all kinds of junk) in our basement so we can put some storage shelves up, rake the leaves, take the garden out, mow the lawn one last time….oh man, the list goes on and on.  Therefore, I know how we’ll be spending our weekend….lucky us!!  I pray that the surgery goes smoothly and Husband is back on his feet in no time!

2. We finally ordered baby’s furniture on Sunday!  It took a lot of contemplating, discussing, measuring and researching before we decided on what would make up our baby’s crib, dresser and changing table.  The furniture will be delivered tomorrow, so we are hoping the countless hours spent on the computer comparing and researching was worth it.  I can’t wait to see what everything will look like in the baby’s room.  

    And, I’m really looking forward to being able to start decorating.  We’re ordering a wall decal and I plan to get a couple other things for the room to make it “perfect”!  It’s really all starting to come together – YEAH!!

3. With only 11 weeks left until we reach the 40 week mark with baby {excuse me while I have a slight panic attack}, I’m definitely starting to freak out a bit over this whole giving birth thing.  I’ve tried not to read too much about the actual giving birth part as I know that each childbirth/labor/mother/baby is different, but it’s hard not to focus on the horror stories.  

    I think part of the reason I’m so scared is because I have absolutely no idea what to expect, other than a fair amount of pain and a precious little baby as the end result.  With that, I’m trying to be really open-minded and not have a “birth plan”.  Though ideally, I’d LOVE, LOVE, LOVE for her to come on her own {and a week or so early}, I know that she could come late and I may need to be induced, or I may even need a C-section.  

   The whole idea of not knowing is so hard for me….I’m a planner and I like to know what to expect and when to expect it {side note: I do love surprises, just not the painful-shoot a watermelon baby out your vag kind}.  I know the pain, scariness and unknown will all be worth it in the end when we lay eyes on our baby girl (I just have to keep telling myself that).  When I get anxious thinking about it, I practice my “breathing”.  It actually does help quite a bit…let’s just hope it helps me get through those pesky contractions & the pushing!

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