Toadette is getting into position sometimes. It feels...awkward. Hard to walk because there's all this bulky weight down low in the pelvis.
I'm having blood pressure issues again. Tuesday it was 140/96 at the doc's office. They sent me to the hospital for observation, where it dropped to 120/80 and stayed there for hours. All blood and pee tests came back "perfect," so there's no medical-y problem. I haven't had a chance to talk to the doc about it yet, but possible reasons she threw out (before I went to the hosp) were the Heparin and the extreme pain I experience from walking. I'm very concerned, as high blood pressure means no chance of a VBAC. Random internet people say a good Chiropractor can help with the pain, but finding a good one and getting an appointment and finding child care all sounds like a TON of work I don't have energy for. But if it's that vs. c-section, then maybe I need to find a way.
Also on Tuesday, I woke up not feeling sick (cold/flu) for the first time in 6 weeks. HOORAY! Since I'm not coughing any more, Pain #2 is starting heal!! Now I'm just left with regular Pain #1. See chiro mention above.
We called a maid service to deep clean the house last week. 2 women took 4 hours to do it. I'm really embarrassed at the state the house was in, but it's CLEAN CLEAN CLEAN now! Well, we need to do a quick sweep/vac/mop/dust, but the true filth is gone. The house hasn't been this clean since June!
I was feeling depressed today, so I ran to REI. Gear-whoring always makes me feel better! I picked up 3 pair of kids trail pants (more than 50% off), 2 for Toadette and 1 for The Dude when he grows out of his current pair. I heart trail pants, they're so sturdy and they dry quickly! Very important when you have little people who are attracted to puddles! They also had the kids camp chairs on clearance, only $11 down from $25. I picked up one for Toadette. It cost the same as the crappy ones from gas stations, but the quality is on a whole different level. Can you tell I'm ready to get outside and camp/hike again?
In other outdoor news, I learned that Big Agnes has come out with a 4-man tent that only weighs 5 lbs 10 oz! clock won't backpack until everybody is out of diapers (another 3 years!), so no need to buy it now. The point is gear companies are finally understanding that families like to backpack, and they are making gear accordingly. My future is filled with nothing but good times!!
Yesterday I scheduled a final payment for our small mortgage. Readers may (not) remember that I put no money down on my house and got an 80/20 mortgage in order to avoid PMI. I'm really stoked, this frees up a chunk o' change in the budget (which will now go towards paying off clock's student loans) and we should have approximately 30-40% equity in the house. This, in turn, means when we go to buy a new house, we shouldn't have to cough up any cash at closing. Good times!
The bad housing news is they have started building new houses again in my area. This is bad, because it means our house will have to compete with new construction. No good!
I read the first Sword of Truth book last week, and many HuSiites have warned me to not read any further in the series. First, I can't because they only have books 1 and 11 on eBook. Mostly, I'm very upset to hear it because I really REALLY liked the book and the characters. I haven't found many books where the author really goes there when it comes to bad stuff. Terry Goodkind didn't imply things, he flat out told you. Made for a good read.
Wait, wait, wait. Hurry up and wait. I WANT THIS BABY OUT NOW!
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