Monday, December 13, 2010

On Pretend Play, Easing Back at Work, and Obsessive Worry

I know it's been a while since I've posted, but I've been busy working, taking care of the Babby, doing things around the house, and worrying pretty obsessively about whether I still have two babies in my middle. As I mentioned in my previous, vanishing twins are quite common and not everyone has bleeding or cramping to indicate the loss of a twin. The fact is, I just don't know what's going on in there at the moment, and I won't know for another week when I visit the perinatal specialist (for prematurity and multiples, and get a shiny new 12-week ultrasound.

It would be sweet if my nausea and fatigue vamoosed right around then.

So, easing back at work. If you know me, you may be thinking that doesn't sound much like me. And, yeah, I'll probably find some other thing to take the place of work that adds stress or work or worry to my life because that is just my way, but I'm trying not to. For a few reasons. Stress is one of those risk factors for premature birth, ick. And if this continues on as a twin pregnancy, exactly how much work will I be able to do seven months from now? May as well see what that decrease in income will do to us while I can still figure out ways to compensate! Long story short: I told a client that I wouldn't be able to work for the time being - depending on doctor's orders and how I feel, I may or may not reverse my decision.

Like if the nausea and the fatigue go away, I could pick things up again. Maybe.

But enough about me, let's talk Babby. Lately, her favorite way to pass the time is playing pretend. And what she likes to pretend she's doing is cooking. What she's cooking as always soup. Coffee soup. Cake soup. Flatcat soup. Chime soup. All are sampled frequently by the chef, and offered - just try to refuse! - to anyone nearby. I don't know why it's always soup, since soup isn't something we have a lot around here. I'd be less surprised to see the Babby cooking pasta or eggs. Actually, when she first started pretend cooking, it was always eggs, so there you go.

Now I'm hoping that the Babby's babushka thinks seriously about buying her a little play kitchen for Christmas. And I do mean little, since her room can't support one of these huge plastic monstrosities that's also a cafe and green grocer. The Babby's Pop - aka Pop pop - called shortly after I posted this to let me know that he bought her a cute wee play kitchen for Christmas, yay! She's going to love it!


  1. i am crossing my fingers until next week!

    also, i LURVE the ikea play kitchen. it's not that big, and of course it's not super cheap, but it's just really minimalist and not plastic (although it's mostly mdf).

  2. Ooh, I like that one better than the ones I suggested to my mom via Amazon. And their foods are cuter, too.

  3. I'm sending positive baby dist your way. Play kitchens are awesome, but the ones I see so extravagant. I second the IKEA set

  4. You're telling me, Teresha! If you have a huge amount of space, a play kitchen with a combined shop and bistro would be lovely, I'm sure. Seriously, some of the kitchens are as big as an outdoor playhouse!

  5. You know, I decided not to teach piano lessons (it doesn't sound like much, but it was many hours per day!) or advertise my photography business this year with my newborn.

    I really thought I'd miss that extra income, but so far, it's just a relief. Complete relief. And I get to enjoy my baby!


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