November 21, 2008: It’s Baby Due Day

Nine months.  Forty weeks.  Well, we’ve made it to this point.  The baby is now officially “due”.

Dominica and I slept in until nine this morning.  I really needed that after working so hard yesterday.  I sat starring at the computer screens for almost every moment of the day yesterday.  It was rather brutal.

Dominica made me eggs and toast for breakfast this morning.  This time of year is very busy for me at work because the financial industry has a “freeze” that occurs during most of the month of December going into January in which no real work can be done.  So that makes November a very important time to get a lot of stuff done.

The big news today around here is the price of Citi stock.  Everyone was in shock when it dipped below $6 per share yesterday but this morning we found that it had already fallen into the mid $3 range!  The stock was worth only about 10% of its value from one year ago.  Obviously there is a certain amount of panic going on when it gets this low.  Luckily, we are diversified, but a lot of people that I know are heavily invested in Citi stock and this has all but wiped them out.

My work day was incredibly long.  We had mostly anticipated that it would be but that doesn’t make it any easier.  I worked all day long from the moment that I got up until it was time for bed.  I ate breakfast and lunch while sitting at my desk.  No time to relax at all.

Our new chest of drawers for our bedroom arrived today.  Unfortunately it has a pretty serious crack in the bottom of the frame and has to be swapped out for a new one.  We have another one being delivered on Tuesday.  We had been hoping that we were going to be able to put all of our clothes and stuff into the dresser so that we could get our bedroom floor cleaned up but that will have to wait several more days.

Dad and Dominica were very busy today as well.  The nursery is completely ready now for the baby except for the crib.  They managed to assemble the glider as well and that is now moved into our bedroom although there isn’t any room for it yet because we can’t put our clothes, which are all over the floor, into the dresser since the dresser has to be swapped out yet.

I ended up working until about ten thirty at night.  It was just a completely insane day.  By the end of the day I was completely exhausted.  It was a really good thing that the baby decided not to come today as it would have been really rough on the guys left in the office to try to pick up that much extra slack.

Off to bed the moment that I am done working.  Have to be up around seven thirty tomorrow as I have an eight o’clock deployment tomorrow and that has to be completed as quickly as possible.  We have the cargo van from Enterprise reserved from nine to noon and we have to get it as early as we can so that we can get to Toys ‘R’ Us, pick up the giant crib, get it back to Peekskill and then drop off the van.  It is a lot of work but it is a lot cheaper than having the crib shipped in the first place and this is not an economy in which to be throwing money away unnecessarily.  Especially for those of us who work in banking and finance!

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