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Wednesday, November 4, 2009
This past Saturday I set the day aside to begin tackling the daunting task of registering for the million little things that a tiny baby needs. It blows my mind that our little girl will own more stuff before she is born than I have owned in my entire adult life! lol. Joey's sister Jessica was a wonderful pal and accompanied me to Babies R Us in the morning to register while Joey fished. I enjoyed looking at all the baby goodies around me while we sat through registry "orientation." I gave Jessica control of the gun and we walked around scanning the things that I had pre-determined that we needed. It didn't take long however; before the store began to feel extremely warm and my pregnant body began to give out on me. haha. I had to cut our trip short, hand over the gun and rush outside to blast air conditioning on my face for 10 minutes before I felt my body temperature level out again. That and a delicious lunch at Panda Express helped:). Thanks for the company Jess! I wouldn't have survived without you! :) Thank God for the internet as I was able to finish things up from the comfort of my own couch later that evening:). When Joey got home from fishing we headed over to Target to register there as well. Joey got control of the gun and was such a trooper and made the process much more enjoyable for me than I would have expected with a husband:). haha. I did notice that a few things I did not register for showed up on the registry and that cracked me up. Honestly, I'm glad to have the registering out of the way. It's actually pretty brain frying and tedious but, it was fun to see all the cute little outfits and hairbows for little girls:). The only thing I couldn't register for was the mini city jogger stroller as neither of those stores carry them. I've decided on this stroller based on feedback from friends and look forward to power walking with it next year:). I can't decide which color would be better but, I'm definitely leaning towards the green!
Now we are in the process of choosing a name for this active little girl. We think we may have come up with one but, we are giving ourselves time to think on it before we decide or announce. We'll keep you posted:).
That's about it over here for now. Oh, aside from the fact that I found out that I will get zero paid time off to have this baby. This information came as a very painful and unfortunate blow to Joey and I this week. We are still processing it all and it will take us quite some time to determine the best plan of action to take as I will not have more than a week and a half paid of vacation to use. Please keep us in your prayers in regards to this matter if you could. We would really appreciate it! I do have to say that it amazes me that the United States is one of the only developed nations in the world that does not recquire paid maternity leave for women!! We provide welfare to millions of people that don't deserve it (some do, I realize that) and disability to millions more than aren't even disabled (some are of course) and yet, a woman who pushes a human being out of her body can't even get 6 weeks of paid time off to recover. Wow!! Twisted and bizarre in my opinion. Forgive my rant. I couldn't help myself.
Hope you are all doing well in health and spirit and Happy Holiday season to everyone!! I'm so excited about Thansgiving with our friends in Virginia and Christmas with Joey's family!! There is so much to be thankful for but, I am especially thankful for family and friends! God Bless each of you!