Time for an update

Monday, June 26, 2006

Things have been pretty busy around here still.


Mother: She is improving every day, but has a long road to recovery, but the point is everything she is facing now is recoverable b/c there are no signs of cancer!! The only thing that is looking permanent is it looks like she is going to be diabetic now. We don’t know how serious, though right now.


Work: We’re going live July 10 in SAP so we’re down to the wire now. The SAP team is working long hours 7 days a week (including 4th of July) until go live. Those of us who are training are winding down on classes, but my hardest class to teach is still yet to come. We also just acquired two new companies & this brings in a lot of new activity for my area – Offshore. So nothing is going t slow down anytime soon here in the office.


School: I’m about ½ way through with the summer semester. I’m really enjoying this summer’s class, though. I wish I had taken it before management, though b/c I believe it would have helped me out there. So far I have an A, which I hope to keep!!


Home: Michael is just as busy at work as I am. He is also busy at home – he planted us a couple of trees in the backyard  & had a great veggie garden this year. We’re still getting okra, tomatoes, & peppers!! He is working so much overtime we try to take advantage when we both have free time to go out & do things together. After the baby is born I know we won’t have that alone time like we do now.


Speaking of baby: I’m not showing really, just growing enough to get out of my own clothes. Anything with buttons (slacks, jeans, shorts) is just too uncomfortable…I’ve purchased maternity clothes so I don’t want around with my pants unbuttoned & really they are SO MUCH more comfortable on my tummy!


Here’s what’s going on with the baby now:


Baby Development


Your baby weighs about 1.75 ounces and is about 4 to 4.5 inches in length. His or her heart is growing strong and, even though it is little, it is pumping between 20 and 25 quarts of blood every 24 hours. By the time you are ready to deliver, your baby's heart will be circulating up to 300 quarts of blood every 24 hours. Many fetuses develop their future hairline pattern this week, although it can take quite a bit longer for some babies' hairline or hair to fully develop.