Archive for the ‘Getting Ready’ Category

No Surprise For Me
January 11, 2008

So much for wondering when I’ll go into labor, because odds are really good that won’t happen before I’m 38 weeks and the doctor told me today that I will NOT be able to carry longer than that.  I’ve been on the fence about asking if they will just let me go till Labor starts or at least 40 weeks but today I was told that there is no way I will be able to go past that 38 mark.   They will start checking my cervix on Monday.  If I stay closed and it looks like my body isn’t going to prep itself for a normal delivery then I will opt for a c-section.  I will be put on some extra medications during labor for my heart and when you add pitocen to that it’s like one drug helps start labor and one stalls it so it’ll increase my chances of having a c-sec by 5x anyway.   Dr. Melendez said the choice on schedueling to be induced or c-sec is up to me and was fine with me waiting to make the decision.  I figure once they start checking me it will help me decide either way.  I plan on talking to my Cardiologist about it next week as well as the Perientologist to gather their insite and advice.  If you had a choice between a c-sec and natural birth what would your choice be?  Anyone out there had both?

I get to repeat the 24 hour urine test.  He was so funny when he told me.  I think he knew how THRILLED I would be to have to collect urine for the 3rd time this pregnancy.  I also go in 2 times a week for NST (nonstress tests) now starting tomorrow.

Next week is my perfect storm:

  • Monday: Normal OB (start checking cervix)
  • Tuesday: Perientologist (Big ultrasound to check Uno)
  • Wed: NOTHING?!?  Maybe NST
  • Thursday: Cardiologist and Normal OB
  • Friday: Nothing?  NST?
  • Saturday: My Baby Shower!

All my doctors in one week, so fun.  I am getting excited for my shower on Saturday, it’s what will keep me going the rest of the week.  Steph, Trish and Mom are putting it all together.  It’s the only one we are having so it’ll be fun to see people I haven’t seen for a while.  Glad I’ve started to feel better towards the end of the pregnancy (yay for good medication!)  If you haven’t gotten your evite (via email) just let me know and I’ll pass the info on to Steph.


My List
January 10, 2008

My aunt is moving, and on her blog she made a list of things she still needs to do.  I decided this is a good idea!

Things I still need to do before the baby gets here:

  • Wash baby clothes and bedding
  • Put away all baby clothes and bedding
  • Finish baby afghan
  • Pack for Hospital (any suggestions?  I’m not a big packer)
  • Get the Carseat with Jer.
  • Look at baby book, try and figure out what I’m supposed to put in there

I’m not sure what else I need to do but that list looks too small.  🙂

Crib… check…
October 30, 2007

Today Steph helped me put the baby’s crib together.  Thanks so much to Trish for letting me use KK’s old one.  We got it all out, polished it up and then it was a comedy of errors as we put it together.  I think we did it right but I’ve never put a crib together so who knows.  We still need to get a mattress for it but I still put all the bedding around the crib.  I have no idea what kind of mattress to get.  The prices I see range between $40 to over $100.  I think we’ll shoot for the low end of the middle?  Any suggestions ladies?  I know it is a little early to get the crib up but while I was feeling up to it I decided to get it done since I never know how any day is going to be.


Our crib is a wood finish, so it doesn’t quite look like this but the linnens are the same.  🙂  Thanks Trish!!