Well, there was a doctors appointment this morning. Two centimeters in two weeks, still measuring two weeks ahead. I’m officially 31 weeks and 2 days so I measure 33 weeks. Baby is head down (yay!) and I gained 1 pound. That’s all baby is what the doctor said, considering baby gains about 1/2 a pound each week. I’ve gained 12 pounds total. Blood pressure is fine and I’m not spilling sugar or protein. Next appointment is December 15 with u/s!!! And the appointment after that is December 29! Did you hear me? DECEMBER 29!! Then we start weekly visits. This baby is going to be here NEXT MONTH! I’m starting to kinda freak out.
I have lots of 3-6, 6-9 clothes, but not a ton of sleepers for newborn through three to six months. We have an old house, it’s going to be freaking January in Indiana so I feel like we do need just warm warm sleepers. I need to buy the snowsuit but I saw that Babies R Expensive have them 40% off right now. I want one with the little holes in them for the carseat.
I picked up the pre registration stuff for the hospital today and signed us up for a tour on Sunday at 6pm. I need to get my list started of things to pack for baby and things to get done for baby. Not to mention print off my registry and see what things I absolutely need for baby and what things I can do without. I also need to get a list of names for birth announcements. If the u/s in two weeks confirms little girl, then I’ll go ahead and purchase them. If not, I’ll get unisex ones. I’m feeling a bit like things need to get done in the next couple of weeks for a couple of reasons. 1) It’s the holiday season. Things are going to get crazy and I just don’t want to deal with it after. 2) I’m going to be so big, so tired, and so umcomfortable in a few weeks and I’ll still be working so I don’t think I’ll want to do this stuff next month. And who wants to worry about it at the end? 3) If I tell everyone what I still need maybe they’ll send me an xmas present. heh. (that was meant towards family ya know.) 4) It’s going to be snowy, icy, and frigid in the next couple of weeks. I don’t want to be shopping in that nor do I want to be out of the house in that. It’s going to be bad enough coming to work!
On another note, I worked Thanksgiving. We did three cases and had time to goof around afterwards. So guess what we did? Ultrasound of course! Big fat Erich feet in my right ribs (Erich wears size 14 shoes! Of course, he is 6’4″. Dr. says that babys like that space under your ribs cause they like to push against something hard and there is a bit more room under there) And she had her legs open, but not being u/s techs we didn’t know how to look from the front. From below and up though we saw no evidence of a penis floating around in there. In fact it looked a lot like a hamburger bun. heh. So I’m still saying girl.
Erich bought me my Christmas gift. Actually it’s Xmas, Anniversary (from Aug. 10th), Happy Baby, and Happy Birthday all in one. It is my anniversary band that completes my set. It’s a band with a row of diamonds (1/2 carat!). My wedding band is just a plain platinum band and my engagement ring is a platinum band with a princess cut diamond with princess cut side stones. The anniversary band now sandwiches my engagement ring and it is absolutely beautiful. It made me so happy and it sparkles so much. I really haven’t gotten gifts this year, and I haven’t really bought clothes because of my buddha so it’s nice to know that I’m appreciated and loved. My ring and Erichs planer that I bought for him for his xmas is really the last major things we’ll get to buy ourselves before we hit the “baby crunch.” Erich is going to start looking for a better job in January. He fulfills his contract then and they are “making changes” at his work. He is afraid they may just eliminate his position or knock him down to part time which we can’t do with me leaving work and becoming a SAHM. So he is looking for something closer to home with the same pay or something with better pay at the same distance. Wish him luck! That reminds me I need to take his suit to the dry cleaners.
Well, that was a hideously long entry. I have to get back to work. I’ll write more some other time! Take care!