Wednesday, January 6, 2010

24 Week Appt

Day Three of She's Not My Job in the mornings is going well... Jess was exhausted and refused to get out of bed today. Marc calmly told her that we were leaving in forty minutes and if she wanted to get dressed and have breakfast before school, she should get up. If she didn't, he'd take her in her jammies and no breakfast. She got up without arguing after a few minutes, got dressed and was at school with a smile on her face on time. I love this new routine... everything is so much calmer and relaxed in the mornings...

My 24 week appointment was today - these are the boring appointments, I think, during the pregnancy. Nothing really going on, no prenatal tests to discuss, no cervix to check, just come in, pee in a cup, check the bp, check the weight (I've only gained 4 and a half pounds so far), measure the belly, listen for the heartbeat, any questions, and out the door. But I had to wait for forty five minutes - they were running really behind. And Sam's such a good boy, he sat and chatted with me so patiently. I'm really lucky - my kids are great in waiting rooms :-)

I'm so tired - just no energy at all, and so much to do today that I'm afraid to start. I have to go to the grocery store, the library, make burgers and sautee the onions before I pick up the girls from school, drop Lilli and Sarah at Hebrew School, go to dance, then pick up Marc and rush home to feed them quick before bed. There's a parent/teacher organization meeting tonight and I'd like to go, but know that I won't make it. I'm just too tired.


Jessi said...

I'm glad the new routine is working for everyone. Sounds like a much happier morning in the Cohen household :)

I still cannot believe you are 24 weeks already!

Queen Bee said...

that's a full afternoon mama! i feel like i need a nap just after reading that... lol.

it sounds like Marc handled things well his morning. how nice to have a relaxing morning and not that crazy out-the-door rush. :)

Melissa said...

The morning routine is SO much better. It's dramatic, how much of a different dynamic she and Marc have together compared to the one that we share. Jess and I are so close, emotionally, that we just fed off of one another's frustrations. Taking me out of the mix has not only made my mornings much more peaceful, but also given Jess more control and forced Marc to be much more hands on. He's a great dad, but has a tendency to leave the messy parenting tasks to me (like getting kids dressed and out the door). I don't know why we didn't do this earlier :-)