It’s Official: I’ve Lost It.

My brain, that is. Seriously, it’s gone, ya’ll. In the past week, I have lost both my hair pick and a tube of toothpaste.

Yes, you read that correctly. I actually lost a tube of toothpaste. I’m still trying to figure out how exactly one loses an entire tube of toothpaste. I went into my bathroom last night and did a quick once-over of the counter. I decided it was too cluttered for my liking, so I put the things that didn’t need to be on the counter back in their respective homes. Hairbrush in the drawer, hair dryer under the sink, face lotion in the cabinet, etcetera. When I returned a few hours later to brush my teeth, my toothpaste – which is normally sitting behind the faucet – was nowhere to be found. Perplexed, I opened the drawer with the hairbrush. No toothpaste. I peeked under the sink with the hair dryer. No toothpaste. I looked in the cabinet on the wall where the face lotion went. Nothing. I even went so far as to check the freezer, where I have been known to leave things. The toothpaste was not there. It’s like it just got up and walked away, but that’s ridiculous because toothpaste can’t walk.

So I had to get under my sink and retrieve the brand new unopened tube which really chapped my ass. The old tube that I had lost had more than half of the toothpaste left in it. I’m still hoping that it turns up somewhere.. It has to, I know I didn’t throw it away. Sigh.

In other news, I’ve made up my mind about what to do this flu season. I am not getting the H1N1 vaccine. It’s too new, too untested and I just don’t feel comfortable making Nellie and me guinea pigs for a new vaccine. I have compromised with myself, however, and decided to receive a regular flu shot.
Upon making this decision, I also came to the conclusion that I wanted a thimerosal free vaccine. I have heard that finding one of these is not easy, and the things I had heard were right. I must have called 6-7 different places before finally finding a local Walgreens that offers them. Now, there really isn’t much hard scientific evidence that thimerosal is harmful, and I’m not one to shy away from the thought of vaccines but I am wary of receiving any sort of medication/vaccine while pregnant… So I decided to get the thim. free shot for my own peace of mind. I haven’t gone in to get it yet, but will once we’ve got the money for it.

Also vaccination-related, I am apparently RH Negative and will require a Rhogam shot at my 28 week appointment to protect my future babies from problems. My doctor and her nurse both assured me that being RH Negative will not harm or affect this pregnancy in any way, but it could affect my next pregnancy where my blood may produce antibodies that could kill the fetus thinking it’s an “intruder” so to speak. I don’t want that; I certainly never want to have to suffer another miscarriage so any precautions I can take, I will take. I will probably require another Rhogam shot after Nellie is born. That’s actually two shots I will have to receive after she is here… I found out at my 20 week scan that I have borderline Rubella immunity, meaning the Rubella immunity I received from the MMR shot I got as a child has almost worn off. I cannot get the shot now while pregnant, but must get it immediately following delivery.

Yesterday, DH and I decided on a nursery theme! It’s so exciting. Once he and I came to a decision on a set, I immediately put it on our registry and almost all of the accessories that go with it. I couldn’t help myself. Here are some pics:

It’s starting to get real. Like, really real. I have a box full of baby clothes, a registry up and active, and I feel my girl kick every day. I am actually going to have a baby. A real, live, human baby! My daughter is finally coming…. I cannot wait for the day that we can hold her, and kiss her, and see her sweet little face!!!!!!