2 May

Stuff that’s generally pissing me off right now –

  • The fact that Bandar’s preschool decided that mother’s day celebrations are in the middle of the morning on a weekday , while the Father’s day celebrations are scheduled conveniently at 6 pm on a Friday evening ! So now this means this 9 month preggo will have to scuttle between home – school- work – school- work all in the matter of 3 hours on a Thursday morning . I gave the school a piece of my mind on everything that is wrong with this arrangement , but of course they won’t budge from their stance.
  • As I am completely off caffeine at this point , and have been for the entire pregnancy , you would think I would be used to it by now . But no, the  urge to get a chai tea latte absolutely kills me every time I pass by the Starbucks counter at work. Every single time. I am literally counting down the days to have that first sip.
  • Extra curricular classes do not offer one on one attention , despite their hefty price. Bandar is currently only in gymnastics and though the class has only 5 kids ( versus a ballet class with 12 kids  she was enrolled in previously) . Despite this small class size , the instructor barely pays attention to Bandar and I see Bandar doing her own thing on the floor. Anyway Bandar seems content ,happy and loves this class , so will continue to attend .
  • As expected , I am at the point where there are exactly 4 things in my closet that fit me right now . The belly has grown steadily in the last few weeks and tops that fit me before ( granted most are non maternity but more stretchy and loose and comfy ) are cutting off at the belly button. And as I am now getting too big to bend over  to do a good job shaving my legs clean , I am hesitant to wear the dresses that fit me. And dresses with tights are too hot for this weather. 
  • Being dependent on the husbadoo for simple stuff like cleaning and lifting. I am trying to avoid being near strong chemicals and of course , lifting heavy boxes, climbing on ladders and stools, though I feel fully capable of doing these, are out of the question . So I have to depend on the husband being free to help with basic nesting. He does more than his fair share when he is around but that means we try and pack all this kind of work into one day of the weekend and then miss out on going out and that makes me sad too. We missed a street festival this weekend and I am still sad about that as I keep thinking our time as a family of three is so limited now.
  • The search for the  perfect handbag is causing me a lot of angst currently. I have a cheap but cute crossbody that is too small for my needs . I am not into brands at all and want something cheap ,practical and nice looking and in non boring colors. But I am unable to really find what I want at the price I want online.maybe it’s time to head to the stores for some serious shopping .

Stuff that’s making me happy right now-

  • My mommy baby time with Bandar.I am making the most of our evenings together and I cannot write enough about this special time we spend together – talking , playing and just hanging out.
  • Summer !We spent one more day at the beach recently and it was sheer perfection .
  • The women I work with. I really enjoy working with a bunch of sharp, smart women who are all proponents of good work life balance . In addition to this in my everyday job, I am also now going to be leading another women-in-support-of -women group at work with women who are outside my everyday role and I couldn’t be more excited about some of the fun and professional development themed ideas I have for this.
  • The fact that after this little one is out in the world , we will hopefully be done having kids and can just focus on raising them well. I honestly feel I have spent close to the last 5 years  planning when and how to time my kids with our careers, moves and life in general. I rather plan vacations than plan any more children in this lifetime !
  • A good prenatal massage. I enjoyed a much deserved one last week and can’t wait to book another one soon. I got in several during my first pregnancy but clearly didn’t find time until now for one this time around.
  • My weekend walks by myself . I enjoy this one hour of me time on Saturdays and Sundays . Wish I could do walks during the week too instead of gym workouts which are getting really boring at this point. 

    Stuff that’s making me anxious

    • We have so many baby related things to finish that it’s making me slightly worried  now – old clothes and gear to be pulled out, new stuff to be bought .
    • There is all the required hospital stuff to do like registration and tours. And of course registering with our pediatrician.
    • Then there are the Bandar related things to finish up – getting her transitioned to her new room! She is sharing with the baby and we will see how that goes. Also I maybe need to take her to a sibling readiness class if possible.
    • Work related stuff to wrap up over the next month.

    Stuff that has me amused –

    • Bandar has inherited her dad’s quirky sense of humor. I have no idea how and when this happened but it has and she has me chuckling with her jokes and quick wit.
    • How much junk we accumulate ! Cleaning sprees over the last few weeks have left me amazed at the crap we live with and carried on all our moves.
    • This baby’s thumps,kicks and jabs , especially at night. 

    2 Responses to “Stuff”

    1. MissH May 2, 2017 at 10:56 pm #

      Loved reading this. Hugs to you all and I cannot wait for the baby to arrive 🙂

    2. Little Fingers May 4, 2017 at 12:34 am #

      Catching up your blog after long time. Congratulations on your new addition.

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