Friday, March 25, 2011

Prayer Intentions and Coupons

Since I'm almost 38 weeks (tomorrow), I figure I better ask for any prayer intentions that anyone wants me to pray for during Baby Blondie's birth.  You can post them here or email me (link in my profile).

I have some coupons that I don't plan to use for diapers, wipes, formula, and bottles (not a huge amount but if someone else wants them there's no use in throwing them away).  I also have the promo box of Sim.ilac formula that I was sent.  If anyone is interested, email me and I can give you details.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Stop squishing me

Sorry it's been so long since I've posted.  Last weekend was a crazy cleaning weekend to get the house ready for my mom's visit and the baby.  My mom will be getting in from Qatar on Saturday and will be at our house through the whole month of April.  Also, my keyboard is on the fritz so I can really only type on D's computer which he is on often when I would have time to post.

36 weeks u/s face pic 1- "Please stop squishing me!"

36 weeks u/s face pic 2

37 week u/s face pic 1

37 week u/s face pic 2

37 week u/s face pic 3
We've had the 36 week and 37 week appointment since I last posted and I'm currently at 37 weeks, 4 days so we have no more than 4 1/2 weeks left (to 42 weeks).  Both appointments went well.  I'm Group B Strep negative so I don't need antibiotics during the birth (which is extra good since I don't want to have an IV).  I was about 1 cm dilated and slightly effaced at my 36 week appointment, and I was a looser 1 cm dilated and about 50% effaced at today's 37 week appointment.  Everything is going pretty well, but I think both the baby and I are started to get uncomfortable.  It's mainly my ribs and sharp elbows and knees trying to poke out of my skin.  I'm not really too uncomfortable other than that and some reflux (not really heartburn, since it doesn't hurt).  The baby looks pretty squished in the u/s pics (thus the title).

I'm officially full-term as of this past Saturday, but I'm not really having any signs of the birth being soon (no Braxton Hicks or anything).  I know that the baby could wait until 42 weeks to come (and it's only at that point that D and I will discuss induction without any imminent complications necessitating it) and that's Holy Saturday.  I would prefer the baby to avoid the Triuduum, so that I can go to at least some of the Masses/services.  I'll try to keep updated a bit better since we are getting close and D and I will have the computer at the hospital when the baby does come.

Saturday, March 5, 2011

35 weeks

I'm 35 weeks today.  I've been a terrible blogger and commenter.  Life has been a bit crazy.

34 weeks

34 weeks u/s face picture

Last weekend was my shower in Houston.  My mom came over from Qatar so I got to see her and we even went shopping for things to get my dress made for my brother's wedding in June since I'll need a dress that I can nurse in.  The shower was great.  We got lots of great stuff and it was great to see people who I haven't seen in a while.  My BIL was even in town for job interviews because they are moving back after my SIL graduates from her doctoral program.  We are really looking forward to them living 4 hours away instead of 16.  I'll post shower pictures once I get them.

I had an ob appointment on Thursday.  The baby is looking fine but my belly is still measuring small (though I don't know by how much).  The dr was considering doing another growth u/s but she looked again at the growth u/s from 2 weeks ago where the baby was measuring ahead and decided not to worry.  They brought me back a little early for the appointment and I didn't know D was coming so he missed the whole thing.  We were walking out to the elevators and he came in.  I felt really stupid since he had drive from the other side of town and I had even switched the appointment so that he could come.  No update on gender; they didn't check this time.  We are pretty sure girl (and my mom went and bought girl clothes), but we aren't making guarantees until the baby is born.  We know the name that we are going to use for a girl.

I'm doing pretty well and not too uncomfortable other than just rib pain (the child seems to be hiding under my ribs).  The baby wiggles like crazy sometimes and my belly moves around.  I have about 5 weeks left (give or take two); we are preregistered at the hospital, the room is mostly ready (we still need cloth diapers but D's work is doing a shower for us next week so we'll see where we are after that).  I probably need to pack my hospital bag, but I'm not sure what I'm going to put in there and I feel like I'll need most of the stuff until I actually go to the hospital.

A friend of ours was in a motorcycle accident earlier this week.  He's out of ICU, but does have some internal bleeding and will be having surgery the end of next week.  Please keep him in your prayers.