Thank you everyone for your kind thoughts. I think I've been writing that a lot lately...
As you know, we found out Thursday that my grandmother, "Mema" passed away. She was 87 and this was not totally unexpected, just a little of a surprise is all. She had a good life, created this huge family, and was a good person and kindhearted. She always made all of us laugh, and we'll miss her.
We had already planned to get together at my parents house that night for dinner; my sisters were worried we wouldn't "have everything we need" for our upcoming Great California Adventure. I think they're overly excited. I admit I'm nervous (Gregg will never do that!) but I think we'll be fine. So we had kind of an impromptu baby shower with my sisters, brother, cousin, and parents. We got the stroller and swing we wanted, plus an infant seat and another 3 tons of clothes. There is something about infant clothes, especially girls, that seems irresistible. They're just so darn cute! So the baby helped everyone have a good time and made the day a little brighter. My nieces are already making baby room decorations, and they can't wait to meet their new cousin.
We had our match meeting with the IAC and Lucy yesterday, and it went well. Mostly a 2 hour get to know each other better session, as well as planning for what's going to happen at the hospital. It did get a little emotional for all of us I think when we started talking about how we plan to leave the hospital, but I figured that would happen. Lucy is just so great with all of this. The baby is due any time, but we don't think it will be in the next few days. She is going to the doctor Monday for another sonogram and they'll know better then.
So I'm going to take a bit of a chance and do what I know I have to...fly back to Long Island for the funeral. I'm leaving this afternoon and coming back on Tuesday. Just in case, I've packed my LA bag already. I would feel terrible if she's born while I'm gone because then Gregg has to finalize everything here by himself and then drive over alone. It's only about 5 hours but I'm sure he'll be stressed. If I need to I'll just change my ticket and go straight to LA from New York. I'm at the top end of the stress scale right now, but going back there should help at least put my mind at ease.
No longer a thirtysomething!
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