Monday, November 22, 2010

32 Weeks

Good appointment today - busy, but good.  My weight and BP are allegedly good, although both are higher than I've ever in my life seen (or hoped to see) them.  Our lazy little boy (honestly, his most dramatic form of movement pretty much just entails hiccuping) is measuring perfectly (we're going to go ahead and ignore that ultrasound that would have us believe he has a comically large head) and has a nice quick heartbeat (I choose to believe he's just excited about this whole "existing" thing, not that I caffeinate him too much).

I've been pretty on the ball with the things I needed to get done.  We picked a pediatrician that I'm very excited about, and confirmed that I'm all registered and ready to rock and roll at the hospital whenever Aidan wants to make his debut (not yet, please). 

I still need to go through some of the maternity/disability paperwork with my HR department - she dropped it off, but it's all complicated and I don't understand how I can fill any of it out now.  Maybe I don't have to?  I have no idea.  I need to corner someone and get some answers.

I've been officially sternly warned that if I can't handle "going to work, and then going home to bed" I'll be put on bedrest.  Aidan is anxious for his cameo and evidently if I don't want "random intermittent contractions" to turn into something serious, I need to take it far easier.  Oops.  So...  I...  shouldn't go Christmas shopping after work today?

I am scheduled out at the OB's through the day after I'm due.  12/6 with Belden, 12/20 with whoever is unlucky enough to be working Christmas week, 12/28 with Finnegan, 1/4 with Finnegan, 1/10 with Belden, and 1/18 with Finnegan.  I hear Finnegan's cool and everything but I don't know how I feel about the fact that I'm changing things up right when internals start.  I'll let it ride for now and see how the first one goes at 37w.  Or, rather, 37w1d - since THE WHOLE OFFICE IS ON VACATION on the Monday after Christmas.  Must be nice.

I have a consult scheduled for late December with the Anesthesiologist, who apparently just caught wind of the fact that my epidural placement could be "challenging" and wants me to bring in my films.  I'm going to have to do some digging - I don't think I ever actually got FILMS from the last radiology work - just reports - but I'll bring whatever I've got.

1 Month and 25 Days until Game On.  Stay put, little A!

Friday, November 12, 2010

Baby Shower

We had our baby shower last weekend.  Because the blog doesn't abide drama llamas, I'll focus on the positive.

We had an awesome group of friends and family that came out to celebrate with us.  Friends that I haven't seen since before I was pregnant - family that I haven't seen in 8 years - colleagues that mean so much to me that I'm not sure how I'll deal with being out on leave (luckily, I won't have the sanity to remember any of it).  We got so many beautiful, useful, helpful, wonderful gifts - we feel so, so lucky.

Boobie Class: We did it

We took our boobie class.  It was a while ago, I just totally forgot to post my anxiously-awaited review.

I knew from the get-go that I wanted to take a breastfeeding class.  Not because I thought there would be a ton of brand-spanking-new information (there wasn't) or because I thought they'd have some super crazy secret tips (they didn't), but because I thought it would be good for my husband to experience.  And it was.

The instructor was the most upbeat breast advocate I've ever met.  In seriousness, she was a little much even for me, but her excitement was contagious and I did leave there feeling like I can do this.  I do wish that I'd been a little more attentive, asked more, thought more...  But it was a really large class and I was shy.

Still, I feel very positive about things.  My goal (1 year) is tough but doable. 

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Monkeys and Monkeys and Monkeys - oh my!

Have I mentioned lately how lucky my son is to have so many people thinking of him?  No?  Well he's lucky.  Darn lucky.

This week's mail has brought the following ADORABLE footie pajamas and burpcloths (monkey and monkey, of course) from Johanna

We (The Bump January Mamas) also exchanged gifts via Elfster this year.  Check mine out!  A super adorable, handmade by a very talented Etsy seller, personalized burpcloth set for Aidan!