Saturday, October 10, 2009

Playing Catch up

Wow, how quickly a month goes.

I'm not sure I can remember all the stuff that has happened in a month- so I'll start at this week and try to work my way back.

I'm 16 weeks pregnant now. I think that I woke up with a tiny baby bump yesterday, because it never went away all day and is in fact, still with me today - unlike the sporadic "food bump" I've been sporting the past couple weeks- you know, the one that isn't there when I wake up, but gets a bit bigger after lunch. The one that everyone at work reaches out to touch, and I say- "that's a not a baby, that's a sandwich. The baby is hiding somewhere else"- it's supposed to be the size of an apple or orange or softball, depending on what book or website, and I can't figure out where the heck that could be hiding in there.

We made our "fancy" ultrasound appointment that we should hopefully find out boy/girl at.
November 2nd which is 3 weeks from today.
I made the appointment in the afternoon (which is not as convenient with my work, but i just couldn't rationalize waiting until the next morning which would probably be a little easier for work- I seriously sat there and thought- I'd have to wait an additional 18 hours. Um, No way! It'll be my lunch break, right?)
I do not know what makes this one "fancy." All I know is the doctor said that everyone's insurance get's them one fancy one and we have to go across the street to the hospital for it.

Last pregnancy comment- My doctor told me at my last appointment, to stop sleeping/laying on my back (which according to my reading is a little early, but now I'm almost there anyway)
I'm so bummed on this one. I wake up in the night and can't get comfortable on my side. So I flip, nope. Back to the middle. Augh, can't lay on my back. Switch to the side. I've never been a tosser or turner before. I feel like I was hit by a truck this morning. My back is so sore. Ok, that's all the whining I'll do (at least pregnancy related)

These past few weeks were very very busy for me at work. I have less projects than usual, but one of them is particularly demanding. I will not name the project- I'd probably be breaking confidentiality agreements in some way, but I think most people know what tv shows I'm working on right now anyway. So they're shooting two episodes at once, and both episodes involve travel to Asia. Let me just tell you, in the extra's casting world- Asian men and women - especially if you try to get a specific ethnicity, for example Japanese- are among the most challenging groups to book on any day. Well, last week and this upcoming week, I've had to book Airports and street and restaurant scenes, and have needed about 400 so far. Crazy!

Outside of work and pregnancy stuff, my friend Mari and I are participating in a few craft sales with our shirts. We went downtown to the wholesale marts and bought shirts and tanks to use. I thought it was a cool experience- going into the big warehouse like shops and picking out the right cut, color and fabrics of the shirts we wanted. But now comes the hard part- actually making them. Our first show is in early November
but we need to have the inventory done by the end of October. Lucky for me (looking on the brightside here) Caleb is going to be out of town for a few days and then busy with recording their first full length CD when he gets back for the next few weeks. So I should have plenty of time to work on the shirts. I got my serger repaired and just have to take it out of the plastic and start going!

Also, I was contacted by a lady with a boutique in Canada who was interested in wholesaling my bowties. She needed them quickly, so we started with a small order- thankfully- because I'm not sure I ever want to make a bowtie again after that mad rush to get them there. Plus shipping to Canada is PRICEY! woah. Who'd have thought? Anyway, Makaya took some more pictures for me, so hopefully pretty soon, I'll get some more up in the store. And because wordy posts with no pictures are boring, here's a sneak peak of adorable Ollie.


Hillary said...

Okay, I was totally laughing about your "that's a sandwich" comment! But truly, you are hiding your little baby very well ;) Hang in there on the sleeping thing. At some point, it probably will be more comfy to sleep on your side.

Your bowties are so, SO cute and so is your nephew!

Sarah said...

Complain away! You're pregnant. You're allowed to complain. It is annoying that you can't lie on your back, but like Hillary said, you'll probably get use to it. I cannot wait to find out the sex of your baby!!! So excited!

Anonymous said...

Yes! Complain! :) Changing your sleep habits is HARD but I'm thinking it's good preparation for when the baby wakes us in the middle of the night---That's the only way I could justify 9 months of uncomfortable sleep.

Your sis in law is an amazing photographer. I'm sooo excited to see your stuff---I'm going to need to buy new clothes soon! :)

Beth said...

Such exciting stuff going on for you. I love that you can feel your baby. Makes it so much more real, right? I'd love to see a photo of the shirts you guys are making. Oh, and the only way I sleep when I'm prego is with a body pillow. There are all these expensive maternity ones on line, but I just went to Bed, Bath, and Beyond and got one for like, $10. I just snuggle it, and put it between my knees or under my belly when it gets bigger for support. Anything. It's the best. Hope Irina wins! I like her the best, too.