Wednesday, March 18, 2009

T Minus 13

13 Days left until March 31st...

(And only 2 days left to enter the birthdate give away contest!)

Things are so crazy right now, between work and Project Baby, I barely have any free time at all. I work for JDA Software in Scottsdale and my official title is Team Lead for the support side of In-Store Systems, but I've recently been given responsibility for the development side as well, and hope to manage both teams as my goal in the next quarter. Complicated sounding I know, but in a nutshell our department helps develop and support software products most of you use every day. Our products run or interface with retail store payment systems. (It's a fancy way of saying our software runs cash registers.) If you've ever shopped at PETCO (where coincidentally I also used to work), Estee Lauder's different brands of stores (MAC, etc), Allen Edmonds, Carlton Cards, Universal Studios, Charlotte Russe, Columbia Sportswear, or hundreds of other retailers, you've used JDA products. Right now, I'm responsible for getting two software releases out the door, and development work is planned to stop on...

March 31st.

We emailed our birth mother, "Lucy", and she's feeling good, still very happy she's chosen us as parents for the baby. She still feels the same as she did and can't really clue us in as to when the baby will be born. So we wait, without a plan for when we're leaving. Gregg's been researching hotels and kind of thinking about where we'll be staying in California, and trying to network some of our friends together for visits. But it's not like we can make any reservations. I've tried talking the PetsHotel at PetSmart into giving us a discount for an extended stay for The Boys, but no luck there. We hate the thought of leaving them there for up to two weeks, but they really are too much for any of our family to manage for that length of time because none of them are really used to high energy big dogs. Gregg mentioned bringing them with us but I can't imagine adding two excited Labradors to an already stressful trip so I think that's out. At least they like it at the PetsHotel.

So March 31st is the scheduled release date for two software packages and Finster v. 1.0.

8 comments:

Rachel said...

You must be so stressed between work and the baby coming! But at least the baby is a good stress. Do you have the nursery finished yet?

C.I.W. said...

HEY! Swing by Wisconsin drop off the pups on your way to Cali!!! I would LOVE two more labs in the house!

Michelle said...

oh boy oh boy....so much excitement! Wish I could help you guys out, but I think Guam is a bit out of the way. lol!

s said...

yayy!!! these next 2 weeks (or so) will fly by! it's getting close, daddy ;-)

Two Moms With A Plan said...

I also work for a financial software company and our release is due to go out on March 31st! What a coincedence!!

So the waiting continues... but that will end in a beautiful baby girl in your arms... your daughter... in your arms.

jaysinwantsu03 said...

So much to do and so little time... Man if I could help out I would...It's to bad that your family's are not used to big dogs..ANy luck on getting that nursery finished yet???

Andrew's Daddies said...

Hey Guys,
I'm confident that you'll manage. Our son was two days old when we adopted him. I think it's the best that you can be there for the birth of your daughter. What a wonderful experience on the horizon....I can't wait to hear about it.

Michael said...

I am so excited for you guys. Although your daughter's birth will be bittersweet with the passing of your Mema, it is still very exciting. Don't lose sight of that!

Don't sweat the dog issue. Board them. The last thing you want to do is focus on the dogs - with you in California - when you should be focusing on the birth of your daughter. Also, consider getting a gift for your expectant mom. It's not required, but it is a nice gesture. We bought our baby's mom a birthstone pendant (her birthstone). We did the same for our older son's mom. Both moms were very touched by the gesture.

Other suggestions (you will get lots of these so be sure to use a filter!): buy gowns for your daughter. There is nothing worse than having to zip or button an outfit at two or three a.m.

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