So now that my Dr. has put me on rest for the remainder of my pregnancy due to the fact that my body is having problems tolerating the extra activity I am forced to stay at home and relax. Yes, it may sound wonderful but after about a week...cabin fever has struck. I'm not the greatest patient and am a little stubborn about relaxing and kicking my feet up ALL DAY LONG. I have found myself cleaning in spurts everyday and organizing like a mad woman (Don't worry I take ALOT of breaks...I have to or I about pass out about 10 minutes into my daily routines, literally.) And I'm only at it for about an hour and I'm done for the day...Yes, I get that tired. I couldn't imagine working my usual 12 hour shifts at the fast paced speed of my nursing job. I would last 30 minutes. It has also given me a chance to catch up on my baby reading, Baby Wise and The happiest baby on the block. Love these books and I feel so much more prepared for when Ava comes.
I finally was able to make a grooming appt for my two other kids, our golden retreivers Mac & Dakota. We rent a small house that does not have a fenced in backyard so you can imagine how crowded it can get in small 2 bedroom house with two 1oolb dogs. Don't get me wrong...they are very well mannered and housetrained but I will be EXTREMELY happy when bo graduates in december and we move, get a much bigger house with a fenced in back yard. Sounds amazing. But our house is full of love and I am enjoying the moment. Anyway back to the grooming...My dogs have beautiful golden coats but it is higher maintence to keep the shedding down by just doing the golden trim and I have to take them more often....SO I have opted to get there coats cut short, really short. I'm sure it will be horrid at first and the dogs will probably be mad at me but it's for the best and it will help us out cleaning wise when the baby is here.
I also purchased a baby gate to help clear the chaos in the house when the baby comes home. When I say chaos I mean the dogs being introduced to our new member. Being a new mom I just want peace and quiet and don't want to feel claustrophobic. I will keep the dogs in the kitchen at different times during the day and when we leave the house so they don't get on the furniture. It has worked well, though they seem to think there in trouble when we put them up....don't worry they have plenty of room and are very well taken care of. I think they know something different is about to happen in the household. Mac, our male golden has been sleeping in the babies room and I will catch Dakota napping in there during the day. It's really so sweet. They will be great with our little girl.
I am excited about tomorrow! It is the highlight of my week because I am going to the Dr!! He is going to "check me", run some test, and do an ultrasound! I get to see my little girl and how much she is weighing! We are ecstatic. I will post an update when I get home!