Thursday, July 5, 2012

Skippy Says: 35 Weeks (Pregnancy Journal)

35 Weeks

Dear baby girl,

I can't believe we've made it this far-- 5 more weeks, or, if you really want to make me freak out, 35 more days, until your due date. Combine that ridiculously short period of time with my unrelenting feeling that you're making your arrival even earlier and all I can say is holy Crap. Notice the capital "C". Also, it's bolded and underlined for extra emphasis. That's how you know I mean business.

As always, I'm not going to sugarcoat things for you. This past week has been Rough. Notice how the "R" is not only capitalized, bolded, and underlined, but it's also italicized. That's how you know I mean serious business.

It all started Saturday when I discovered that suitcases I had been keeping in storage with all of my pre-pregnancy clothes and tons of shoes were soaking wet and covered in a thick layer of mold thanks to a leak in the storage unit. Oh, and a ton of books too. About 40 books we had bought for you to start your library collection, and a ton of mine as well including some of my favorites as well as cookbooks daddy and I got as wedding presents. I know this is just stuff, I do. But, superficial or not, I love my stuff. Knowing this, daddy kept commenting on how proud he was of me for not having a nervous breakdown. Truthfully, it's all due to my mama who was an absolute angel. She dropped everything she had to do and spent the whole day sorting through the piles of moldy things with me, laundering and hand-washing those things that had hope of being saved. I hope I can be a mama like that to you.

I woke up Sunday convinced it would have to be a better day. And it was. Slightly. All that happened was that Ryder pulled me really hard as I was walking him. Seeing as I'm a bit off balance these days, I fell over and sprained my ankle pretty bad. And then I limped home. Good times.

Monday I woke up with it feeling worse, so I called my doctor who suggested heading in to urgent care. I limped to my car only to discover it had been broken into overnight. Then I spent from 10:00 am- 5:00 pm in the waiting room in urgent care. Right in between that one dude who was loudly smacking his gum and the other dude that smelled like ass. There, I said it.

Tuesday I found two more moldy suitcases full of stuff I had somehow missed on Saturday.

That, my sweet girl, was my week. I told you I meant serious business.

But every time I felt down on my luck, lamenting how unfortunate I was (and, I won't lie, those times were many), I thought of you growing in my belly, of how lucky I am to get to hold you in my arms so soon. Holy Crap so soon. And while that didn't take away my Rough week, it certainly made it easier to bear. And for that I thank you.




  1. Oh no!!! Inna I'm so sorry to hear about your rough week, and I hope you and your ankle are ok. That stinks about the stuff in your storage unit, but hey, now you have a great excuse to go buy new clothes & books :)

    I can't believe you're so close! I'm so excited for you, and I can't wait to hear all about her! Also, looks like we'll be temporarily moving back to CA soon. Email me when you get a chance! :)

  2. Hang in there, girl, you and baby are almost to the finish line!

  3. Are. you. KIDDING ME? Wow, I had no idea. Was your storage stuff insured at all? Even though I know it had sentimental value as well, can you at least recoup some of the financial value? Oh, the clothes!

  4. Yeah, I couldn't really talk about it without breaking down so I avoided talking about it...No chance on recouping any financial help because the storage was in our building-- underneath the new house we bought...A lot more was able to be saved than I originally thought though, thanks to my mama's help.

  5. Thanks! I'm a tryin :)

  6. Thanks Megan! An excuse I have, but money I do not right now :) Turns out new houses and babies are expensive :)

    Sooooo happy to hear you're moving back, at least for a bit! Will you be living in SF?! When are you getting here??

  7. Ugh, that is a rough week! I hope your ankle heals quickly and that you don't have any more "bad" excitement in the next several weeks!

  8. Urgh. So sorry to hear about your mold problem and I hope the ankle is feeling better. As a book lover, I know how sad it is to find a moldy, waterlogged book. Oh, and your lovely clothes! :( But I'm grateful that your mom helped you clean up the mess.

  9. Oh my god!! Kudos to you for not having a nervous breakdown!! I hope things get better!

  10. Inna, I'm so sorry it's been such a rough time for you... I'm sure I would have had a nervous breakdown, so really, kudos to you!

    I hope your ankle heals very quickly and that everything gets better.
    Can't believe your that close, I'm sooo excited for you.

    Feel hugged!

  11. Awww sounds definitely like a rough week! Hang in there :) Not long to go!

  12. Everything will be alright! Hang in there!



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