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.