Popularity And The Countdown

I’m popular (kinda)

According to Blogger, the following numbers reflect viewers of my blog by country:

United States 357
China 38
Luxembourg 29
United Kingdom 21
Russia 21
Canada 14
Germany 13
Denmark 13
Australia 11
Netherlands 9

If you ignore the distinct possibility that 99.9% of the US blog-viewers were probably me, this is pretty friggin’ awesome!

It’s Almost Time to Hatch…

I’m due to give birth on October 15th, if not sooner, and, frankly, I’m kind of worried. We don’t yet have anyone to help with Luna while I’m in hospital. No family’s coming. Husband will be taking off from work, but if he’s wrangling Luna he can’t be coaching me, and I need him wth me. Plus, if you’ve been following this blog, know me on facebook, have met us in real life, or have ever been around a kid her age, you’ll know how she likes to get into stuff.

Husband’s got a week of vacation and some paid personal days that he might be able to take first, but after that he would have to rely on the Family Medical Leave Act to take his paternity leave if there arose a need for it. Hopefully, though, this labor and delivery will go as smoothly as did Luna’s and we won’t have to worry about losing money for him to stay home with me and the kids. I’d like for him to be able to save the paternity leave, because you can use it for up to a year after the child is born or adopted into your family.

He told me one day that his store manager was trying to go against FMLA and stop a coworker of his from taking their full paternity. The guy ended up getting fired for missing too many days of work! If that’s the only reason for the firing, or if anything else contributing to his firing was just to pad the paperwork so he could get fired, then I hope that the guy fights it and that this manager chick gets over herself. I don’t want them to try and interfere with husband taking his leave if and when he needs to.

I’m probably going to be having this baby at Saint Edward’s, just as I did Luna. I prefer it over Sparks. Unless for some reason my doc won’t go to St. Ed’s, but I don’t see why he wouldn’t.

Before I even begin to worry about the hospital and everything that comes after, I need to figure out how I’m going to arrange things when I go into labor. I actually need people. Husband can’t be both coach and toddler-chaser. And I want a second coach. I guess I should advertise on facebook for the positions of sitter and labor coach. Maybe someone among my friends and family will be available.

I’m trying not to worry or stress too much over it, but I just don’t want to be alone in Labor & Delivery.

Inspirational songs while writing this post:

The Temptations–It won’t be long til I’m gonna need somebody to lean on.

Jonezetta–Popularity, do you think it’s scary? Everybody’s talking with their own opinion. Popularity, it’s a lot to carry.

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4 thoughts on “Popularity And The Countdown

  1. I have family in the US, Canada, and parts of Europe, and one friend in Korea, but really I have no idea who all the other readers might’ve been. It’s entirely possible that my friendly blog spammers are counted in the total, though.

  2. Thanks for sharing the link, but unfortunately it seems to be down… Does anybody have a mirror or another source? Please reply to my post if you do!I would appreciate if a staff member here at heartchasms.blogspot.com could post it.Thanks,Alex

  3. @ Alex The only link in my post was the link to the lyrics of the song I quoted. If you Google the lyrical snippet, you’re likely to turn up any number of lyric websites that’ll have the song on them.

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