I know I've been a complete slacker when it comes to posting but I have been trying to get everything ready for baby's arrival and let me tell you, there's a ton to do. So let's see, what's been going on?
We watched Arrested Development and were overwhelmed with emotion. We laughed, we cried, it was just lovely. We promptly ran out and bought seasons 1 & 2 on DVD...I can't wait to watch the outtakes!
I finally found nursery bedding I like after 3 attempts, so I am much happier. I went through a little "nesting" obsession last week and had to make everything perfect for baby. Everything has to be color coordinated and in perfect position. Unfortunately the latter is an issue because of the size and layout of the room, but I'm learning to deal with it.
We met with the one and only pediatrician we found close by and who was recommended by a few people and thank god we liked him. He's kind of old...well, he's really old, but I figure we'll hopefully only be here a year or so, so all he needs to do is last that long and we're golden. Did I mention he's Heidi Fleiss' father. And that he delivered Leo DiCaprio and Madonna's children? We are sooooo LA.
I've been feeling really uncomfortable and heavy and just not so great the last couple of days and low and behold I went to the doctor and found out baby has "dropped" and her head is in my pelvis. As my doctor so thoughtfully explained, my pelvis is not used to having a head in it, so it's gonna hurt. Not only that, but it's just going to get worse before it gets better. Oddly I lost a pound from last week to this week even though I feel HUGE. This whole pregnancy thing is very strange.
Speaking of odd pregnancy things, my friend who is due the same day as me had a very bizarre thing happen last week. We were having lunch and as she was telling us a story she all of a sudden lost her words. Now, I have been forgetting words I'm trying to say a ton lately, but she literally lost the ability to say words. She started reading the menu and could not get the words out. It was kind of scary so we took her home and she ended up going to the neurologist the next day. Apparently this is a common thing for pregnant woman...something to do with increased blood flow to the baby and it doesn't go to the brain or something odd like that. She's fine now, but man, it was weird.
Last night was our 5 year "dating" anniversary (it was also Valentine's Day but that is less important) and we celebrated with a fancy meal at a place that required I dress up. Thankfully the one nice dress my parents bought me still fits nicely, even though my belly is twice the size it was the last time I wore it. Anyway, we had a lovely meal and the most delicious chocolate cake I've ever eaten. Afterwards we exchanged gifts and then watched HOUSE. It was a really nice evening and then we realized it was most likely our last fancy meal out for a very long time. Oh well, who needs the calories?
Oh, one more thing. In keeping with the three year rule all of my friends seem to have with regards to living in Los Angeles, my friend Susan may be moving to London for work and leaving me here with exactly one other friend. Now, I love her and want her to be happy but why is it that not one of my friends stays here beyond three years? It’s just so odd. I’m hoping Jenny Porst gets into USC or UCLA and comes here for grad school so I can have her back. Then I’d have two friends…wahoo!!!