Kung Fu Master... or something
So in the last week or so it's become possible for me to feel Ollie kicking/punching/whatever else he's practicing in there. The midwife today mentioned that it should feel gentle, like gas bubbles--but Ollie is nothing like that. Jen says it feels like someone punching her from the inside, and I believe her--when he lands one where my hand is, I can feel something in there pushing out. It's an odd sensation; I'm sure it's a lot more odd for Jen, though. ;)
I'm really ready to meet Ollie. I mean, I know he's going to come out small and uncooperative and sleep a lot at first, but every time I see a small child out in the world I get this silly smile on my face. I mean, I worry sometimes too, but walking out of Central Market and passing a woman making goofy faces at her baby in the shopping cart makes it hard to hold onto anything but the anticipation. :) Of course, I have the easy part of the job at the moment, which doesn't hurt.
Today was my first official day of working from home full-time. Yesterday afternoon I loaded my workstation into the Passat, brought it home, and set everything up in the second office (a.k.a. the dining room). It's so nice--I got up at 7:25 this morning, took a shower, made coffee, and I had fixed my first bug by ten till 8. And then I had a second cup. :) The only downside is that it's somewhat harder to resist the effort to take a nap in the afternoon, but I can deal with that.
Work itself is very very busy. During my afternoon one-on-one with my boss yesterday, he asked me what I had done that morning and I totally blanked. We laughed about it, but there's so much going on right now that it really is hard to keep track of what I was doing once I'm on to the next task (well, at least for me, but I guess I'm kind of absentminded at the best of times). I've been mentoring an intern, which is definitely a new experience for me; I'm accustomed to the "walking encyclopedia" role, but direct mentorship is something I haven't done much before, so I'm glad for the opportunity.
This weekend should be fun. Sandy's coming in, we'll hit the Bat Festival and maybe some other stuff. St. Louis was so long ago (for all of us ;))... it'll be great to hang out again.
Finally, congrats guys! You know who you are. ;)
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