I had really good intentions about updating last weekend. Mice, men, you know.
But what really kept me from updating was an unexpected trip to the hospital. Spoiler alert: I'm fine and so is the baby. After some pain and finally deciding it was time to call the doctor, I was told to come in to Maternity at Cooley-Dickinson hospital (where I'll be delivering) and see my OB who was on call. It turned out to be a bladder infection, which was no fun, but way better than delivering at 26 weeks (which I didn't think I was, anyway). The baby was moving around a ton so I wasn't really worried about her. After a bottle of antibiotics and lunch, and everything was fine.
Then, I went into a busy week. On Monday I had orientation at the Amherst Survival Center, which is across the street from where I work. I decided that now is the perfect time to start volunteering. Obviously. I'd never been there before, but it's a great community center with a lot to offer, including a food pantry and a free store. After the half-hour tour and being on my feet, I decided that I was probably best-suited at their front desk, so after sitting at my desk at work all day, I go over there on Thursdays and sit at a desk for two hours.
Andy and I also went to an evening course run by two doulas the other night. Basically it was about informed consent/informed refusal. It had some good information, and perhaps most importantly, they said, "We know you're going to Google everything, so here are a few good, reliable sites to start on." Thanks for that!
My first day of actual volunteering was mostly uneventful. I say hello to people and ask where they're from (to keep a tally). That's about it. But it was nice to meet some different people. Plus they were playing Huey Lewis & the News in the Free Store, so you can hardly beat that.
This was taken this morning, now officially into the third trimester: