Tuesday, December 30, 2008
With the Christmas holiday, my 36-week visit got bumped out a few days and combined with my 37-week visit. Everything looks good. Aubrey was very active during the NST, but as usual, did not want to stay still for the CMA to find her heartbeat. So, I ended up holding the doppler band because that’s the only way we could keep her heartbeat in the range for the doppler to hear it. Everything checked out great so now it’s just a waiting game. Dr. Little scheduled us for a biophysical profile next visit, which means we get another ultrasound, so I am pretty excited about that. The BPP includes a NST as well as an ultrasound where they will check her movement, muscle tone, heartbeat, breathing, and amniotic fluid. This is another bonus of being considered high-risk. I am kind of frustrated that Dr. Little didn’t explain all of that to me, she just said it was just to look at the growth. Todd was curious about why we would have an ultrasound this late in the game if everything looks ok and Mom said one of the doctor’s she works with said she’d only do one if I was measuring behind, which I’m not. So, I was thinking about it last night and I remembered the person scheduling my appointment said BPP so I did some research and that’s when I found out what it meant. Not a huge deal really, but I hate not knowing exactly what’s going on. It will be nice to see her one more time and to make sure she’s in the right position for birth. I won’t argue if she decides not to wait on this test and goes ahead and makes her appearance, but if she doesn’t, it will be a fun way to pass the time.
Saturday, December 20, 2008
Sunday, December 14, 2008
I did realize this weekend that in as little as 2.5 weeks, I could be going in that hospital to deliver. I'll be 37 weeks on December 31st and that's when they'll let me go ahead and deliver if it starts. So, in 2.5 weeks, Todd and I could be parents. Wow!! It's going to be here before we know it!
Todd and I had some great coupons for Babies-R-Us so we went shopping on Wednesday night. We bought the breast bump for $50 off regular price, which is lower than I could find it anywhere else. Of course, when we got home, we had to open it up and check it out. I tried it out for 2 seconds and it was a very weird feeling. It just amazes me that I will have to sit hooked up to this thing several times a day. Hopefully I can get used to it because I really don’t want to buy formula when I can feed her for free. We also bought the audio monitor for her room, a Boppy cover, and the mirror for my car so I can see her in the rear view. It’s hard to believe I get so excited over buying this stuff but I love it. If I could make a job out of shopping for other people’s baby stuff, I would be in heaven. It’s just neat how much is available for them. I told Todd we’ve got to slow down our spending now because we still have things to buy her after she’s here and I want to make sure we can afford them then. It’s so hard to resist buying everything in the store, though.
Sunday, December 7, 2008
Oh, and I have to add, the family played the best baby shower game ever. It involves a plunger and toilet paper and if you've seen it, you know how much my abs hurt from laughing. That was the best ab work out ever. There are pictures to prove the insanity, but I think everyone involved would kill me for posting them here. Plus, I was laughing too hard to use my camera. Good times, good times.
Wednesday, December 3, 2008
I’ve started getting everything ready for my hospital trip. I installed the car seat base in my car, which is kind of funny to see sitting empty every time I get in my car. I’ve packed most of the things I need in my overnight bag, but there are still a few things to get. I’ve also made my list of things for Todd to grab in case I go into labor at work and can’t get home, like the lap top and camera. He laughed at my list, but I think it’s a pretty good one. I always overpack, but I’d really rather have too much stuff instead of not enough. He seems to think I don’t need anything until she is born, but he doesn’t realize how much down time I may have before I start pushing. Kasey was in the hospital for hours before she started pushing and I was bored for her. So, I know I have to be busy to keep my mind off what is getting ready to happen. Again, I’d rather be over-prepared than under-prepared.
Todd’s family threw us a small shower after Thanksgiving lunch and it was really nice. We got some nice gifts and a good bit in gift cards that I made sure to demolish the next day while Betty and I went shopping. I even managed to spend money on top of the gift cards, but I got a lot of stuff. After that shower and my shopping, I think we are pretty much ready for her to come. I might buy a few more things with my big discount at BRU, but as far as necessities, we are set. It’s so surreal walking into her nursery and seeing all of the clean clothes, blankets, and big stuff just sitting there waiting to be used.
Showing off the afghan Todd's aunt Francis made for Aubrey.
One of the shower's highlights: Traci asking if Gma and Gpa gave us Tampons. She saw Playtex on the box and was very confused. Everybody thought that was hysterical because it was really bottles.