I'm supposed to be good because my OB is leaving town and won't be back until Monday night and we established that I have a history of misbehaving when she is out (read maternity leave for her in version 2010). However, I argued that one event doesn't make a history! And so I can define a new trend.
I really think I am comfortable with the discharge. I don't feel like I'm in preterm labor. I feel like I have a pissy uterus that likes to express its displeasure with the world when anything doesn't quite go its way. But I think it's bark is likely much worse than it's bite. So maybe it's not a uterus of doom? Maybe it's just a uterus of bitching?
I'm supposed to be very limited in what I do at home. No lifting the boys in any time or condition. No stairs just for giggles. No housework. The oddest explicitly stated limited that she gave me was "no shopping". I'm taking this as meaning physically shopping, so don't worry dear friend Amazon! I can shower, bathe, go to the bathroom and go to doctor's appointments though and continue working from home similar to how I do in the hospital (and since the house is a mile from the office, this is MUCH easier if I need files or anything to be brought to me).
I think I forgot to mention here that in celebration of finishing mag I bought a stroller the other day! We have settled on a two-stroller solution to our stroller logistics and I purchased stroller number one. This is a Baby Jogger City Select with the second seat. I was feeling enthusiastic enough that I ordered the glider board thing as well. This stroller will take both of the Chicco Keyfit 30s, but I haven't ordered the adaptor bars yet. My theory for ordering this stroller now is multifaceted. One, it allows us to sell the Bugaboo and it's accoutrements on Craigslist while still allowing Poppins and Chiron to get out. Two, the weight limit on this stroller actually still includes Trajan, so he who has never really used a stroller much can get to play with it this summer and get that out of his system some before it gets into real use. Three, the 2012s are out and have been out for a while and the 2011s haven't dropped in price and since there were so few changes to the 2012 model, they probably won't anyway, so it made sense to be the stroller to buy.
If you're curious, the second part of our stroller logistics solution that we have settled on is a Valco Trimode Twin with a Joey Seat for Chiron. The BJCS will be more for Paul and I (who can sling or Ergo a third if necessary) and in the car while the Valco is mainly for leaving at the house and for Poppins to utilize. The model years on the Valco don't seem to be updated and I want to get more on top of it's product line development and history before I buy one. Also, the colors are giving me pause. I think we'd probably do best with just the Raven, but it doesn't seem to exist, so maybe the Arctic?
Have we noticed the leaps of faith I've taken? We are employing an entire person, I bought a stroller and we have girl clothing in our garage up to 3T. We also now have three crib mattresses and are moving towards figuring out bunk beds for Trajan so we can turn his full-size bed back into a crib.
And in other news, my subtle pity party has ended as scheduled this morning and I'm back on board conquering the world and generally being competent and in charge. It was a subtle pity party, but it still feels good to be over.
And for some random pictures because I think they are fun:
Chiron on the way to storytime with nanny yesterday in a picture she texted me:
The awesome alligator that one of my friend's fiance's crocheted and she brought to me. He does amazing work!
My bed stuck up high by the exuberant Trajan. He really does enjoy the hospital bed.
And my view, because well, ain't it awesome?
So, the conclusion is that my uterus and my cervix are both whiners and like to vent their agitation frequently, but they keep doing what they are supposed to do despite being big pansies. Keep it up guys.