Thirty-Four (and Thirty-Seven)

Wednesday, December 3rd, 2014.  36w 6d.

So yesterday was my thirty-fourth birthday.  I really didn’t do much to celebrate, since there is so much else happening at the moment, but it was a nice day regardless.  Some things were accomplished around the house and office, the husband sent me some gorgeous flowers, and I got lots of calls and hugs and stop-bys filled with birthday wishes.

In continuing the trend of eventful days, today is my last day at the office for a while.  I’m sad to leave, but I know everything is in good hands, and I know I’ll be back in early March to reclaim my workload like the martyr-y workaholic I am.  It’s also our office holiday party today, so there’s a lovely festive feeling in the air around here.  Makes for a nice last day…

Tomorrow evening at 37 weeks pregnant, the husband and I check into the hospital to start the likely very slow induction process.  We’re hoping for a baby by Sunday, but it’s hard to tell how this will all go.  There are many unknowns with the cCMV infection as well, but we are hopeful that baby girl will have received the benefit of the IVIG infusion treatments, and we know that we are in the best possible hands at the University of Michigan.

So, to recap:  I started this week as an employed thirty-three year old wife, and will end this week (God willing…) as a temporarily unemployed thirty-four year old mother.

Life is full of twists and turns, and sometimes the rug gets pulled right out from under you, but you know what?

Life is good.

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15 comments on “Thirty-Four (and Thirty-Seven)

  1. Kim
    December 3, 2014 at 3:06 pm #

    Good luck! Will be thinking about you, unemployed momma is the best job EVER!!!! Xoxo

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  2. Heather
    December 3, 2014 at 3:17 pm #

    Thinking of you, hope it goes well! Enjoy your baba! The first three months are hectic, just take it one day at a time!

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  3. Amber Rose
    December 3, 2014 at 3:18 pm #

    I am so very proud of how well you have done with all of this. From starting with all of the “trying” (the mostly fun part) to going through all your treatments, diets, vitamins, juju and such to your little angel to being blessed with another little one and the trials and triumphs of pregnancy. Lord knows it could not be easy for you as nothing usually is but you continue to come through it all with grace and a positive outlook.

    I love you suitemate with all my heart and here’s to having a beautiful bouncy baby girl with as much ease as can be had. You will be in my thoughts and in my heart until I hear from you again.

    Sending all my love and strength!!!

    Kisses,
    Amber Rose

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  4. Michele @ A Storybook Life
    December 3, 2014 at 3:22 pm #

    Exciting week! Happy birthday — you’re getting the best present possible. 🙂 will be thinking of you over the next few days, and the joy you’ll have in finally meeting your daughter.

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  5. Sara@laughingattheiword.com
    December 3, 2014 at 3:25 pm #

    I don’t know much about cCMV but did have experience with IVIG and swear it saved my two successful IVF pregnancies resulting in the birth of my two sons. It’s a wonder drug!
    I wish you lots of luck!!!

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  6. Jen
    December 3, 2014 at 3:41 pm #

    Wishing you all the very best outcomes, results and experiences and praying for a healthy baby girl who is exactly as she’s meant to be. I (and a lot of others!) will be thinking of you and sending you all the good vibes, prayers, thoughts and mojo we can muster.. and that has to count for something, right?

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  7. Gmail
    December 3, 2014 at 4:05 pm #

    I love it!!!! How long do you get for maternity leave?

    Sent from my iPhone

    >

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  8. hollye7916
    December 3, 2014 at 4:28 pm #

    Good luck!!!!

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  9. rainbowbabymaker
    December 3, 2014 at 4:33 pm #

    Best this weekend! Will be waiting for an update! Xo

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  10. nonsequiturchica
    December 3, 2014 at 5:36 pm #

    Happy birthday! I hope labor and delivery go well for you and that your girl decides to make a fast and healthy appearance!

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  11. waitingforthree
    December 4, 2014 at 12:09 pm #

    Your post put a smile on my face 🙂 Good Luck bringing your munchkin into the world!!

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  12. cassiedash
    December 6, 2014 at 1:11 am #

    Wishing you lots of luck and love! And happy birthday! May the next year be filled with nothing but joy and peace — and love. So much love. xo

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  13. mombie
    December 6, 2014 at 9:49 am #

    Sending lots of luck and love as you embark on the next step of the journey.

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  14. tinydove
    December 8, 2014 at 4:14 pm #

    I’m a little late, but good luck! And happy belated birthday, as well.

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