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January 9, 2007 at 12:17 am

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I figured I’d better post before I got even more tired of the headline post here being my

while 6 months pregnant.

I’m starting to feel like we’ve got a lot of juggling going on. Talking to Justin this evening, I counted no less than six phone calls I need to make in the next four days, all of which are related to my pregnancy and Sprout’s eventual arrival in 12 weeks or less. At least 70% of those calls will result in a scheduled appointment or meeting that needs to occur within that same span of time. Further, we still have quite a bit of work to do in the house to prepare for her arrival, and we already have some weekends booked, so we’re looking at less than 12 weekends available to accomplish these projects… I remind myself this is basically a tame introduction to what our lives as first-time parents are going to be like, so I might as well tackle it in stride.

Justin and I do very much look forward to finally meeting Sprout, and introducing her to all the wonderful things in the world that we adults have long since learned to take for granted.

We have a fairly long appointment coming up on Thursday, consisting of another ultrasound, a glucose challenge test (used to detect gestational diabetes) and related bloodwork, and my regularly scheduled OB checkup — my last checkup before we transition to seeing my OB every two weeks versus the visits every four weeks we’ve enjoyed since . Hopefully, Thursday’s ultrasound will also be taped so we can create another “video podcast” of Sprout in utero, to accompany the

from our October 26, 2006, ultrasound.

This one should be fun since she’s moving around so much now; she was intent on sleeping through her last ultrasound despite my chugging half a Dr. Pepper prior to the appointment!

One of my “to do’s” this week will be taken care of tomorrow. I’ll be spending the better part of the morning at Jordan Ford to have our 2006 Ford Escape Hybrid (FEH) inspected for the . I’d originally had a service visit scheduled right after the recall was announced, but pregnancy symptoms (namely NO SLEEP!) forced me to cancel it. I figured if I dragged my heels any longer, I could very well be stuck at Jordan Ford without a vehicle, timing contractions, and that just wasn’t something I wanted on my radar! Anyway, the wait served me well since I’ve had the hybrid for over 8 months now and have a few other items I want Ford to look at, including some routine maintenance.

Justin and I are loving the Ford Escape Hybrid, and I’ve never enjoyed driving more. I put roughly 20 miles on the vehicle per weekday, and the only trip she is lacking is an overdue trip down the beach at . I wanted to take her with us to Rocky Mountain National Park back in , but the appeal of arriving in Denver in 1 hour and 45 minutes

via commercial airliner, versus 15 hours and 45 minutes via the roadways, was too much to ignore.

I’m sure I had more I was going to include in this entry, but if I want to have any hope of being well-rested at 6:30 AM tomorrow, I need to call it a night and hope that I sleep at least 1/2 of the intervening hours until then.

My sleep habits are back to being highly irregular — I think I got about 4 hours of sleep last night, and that was a good night since they were consecutive hours.

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