Welcome to your lodge! Your intro is great. It is really neat to hear about both sides from your perspective.
I can't wait to follow the rest of your story!
Well, today was overall a good day. I'm at work right now and it will be my last day unti next friday (Black Friday).
It's been fun seeing all the new babies being born!
Pregnancy news: My GBS subculture came back negative!!!!!!! Yeah!!!!!! I am so excited about that. No penicillin for me this time. I was positive for Dirk, and I didn't want it hanging over my head that I have to be at the hospital by a certain time in order to get two rounds of antibiotics. Now I can mosey on in as I feel and will not have to be pressured into feeling like I need to go to the hospital right away.
Complaints: Well, I feel as big as a house at this point. I'm waddling pretty bad. Last night I woke up at 1 AM feeling like I was going to throw up and hurting cramping. It only lasted an hour then I was fine, and I was able to go back to bed.
Today was a pretty good day. I spent the morning watching part of the Traveling Pants moving with my son, and the rest of the day cleaning my house after working the weekend and not being home. It's so good to be at home and just be a mom.
The rest of the time I mad dashed did a zillion homework questions and studied for a German quiz only to find out just now that my class is cancelled for the night. Yeah!!!!! I would have wished, though, that Wednesday (day before Thanksgiving) would have been cancelled instead, but who knows, I might still get lucky.
I have to drive my brother back to my parent's house so I have to stay at school for another two hours. I'll probably type up some of my notes. It's too bad I don't have my nursing books with me.
Baby wise: My back and pelvis (I click/grind when I walk) are killing me. I have to breathe through walking when I wear my bookbag. Well only 3-4 more weeks to go. I need to enjoy the time that I have left with my little fetus!!!
Tomorrow I have an U/S at 10:30 (I was measuring five weeks behind at my last appointment so my doctor wants to check fluid levels and fetal growth). I think that I have an apppointment too, however I'm not too interested in going (I feel like I was just there). I'm supposed to be monitored once weekly also, however I don't know how to set that up so I might protest doing it. I'm tired of going to the doctor at this point.
Tonight I think that I will finish packing my bag for the hospital and come up with my official name for baby number two. Wish me luck!
that was a great intro. I hope your evening goes well and that school get is canceled Wed. Gee, I can't imagine going to school being that pregnant, go you.
Tiff + Bobby 8/22/04
What a great intro! And congrats on the GBS results. So sorry to hear about the clicking noise - that has to be annoying in and of itself. My jaw clicks in the morning about 10 minutes... so I completely understand.
Dede & A.very 10/22/05
My Birth Lodge
That was a great intro, and it's fun to read what's going on with you every day! I hope you find a name you love, I know how hard that is. I'm glad your hubby is excited about this baby, and I bet he's grown to love being a dad. Have a nice night and good day tomorrow, I hope you get some relaxing and pain free time this weekend.
Congrats on your lodge! Great intro!
Today I had my 36 week appointment. I also had an U/S. The baby's weight is about 6 lbs, however the weight is very much a gestimate at this point because he is so low down in the pelvis. His testicles have descended also, and his face is smushed against the placenta. lol All the ultrasound pictures of his face look like one huge blob. I'm now measuring 35 weeks which is way better than five weeks behind last week. I gained 2 lbs, my BP was 126/80, and I didn't have any proteinuria this time. Yeah!!!
Tylenol has been a miracle worker yesterday and today. I haven't been able to keep any down since I've pregnant until now. It makes me more nauseous, however I am more functional with it because of the back pain.
Last night I packed my hospital bag and came up with I think the offical name of the baby. I'm not going to post the name in case my husband happens upon the forum (sometimes the window doesn't close right away) since I am waiting to tell him the name until after the kiddo is born. I made up a little piece of paper with the full name on it with a description/etiology of the name and why I chose it. I thought that it looked nice all typed out and would be interesting for family members to see a written representation of why I decided on that particular name. We'll see how it all goes!
I also pumped a little last night (about 5 minutes). It's been like 32 weeks since I've pumped. It was good in a way because now I'm in that pumping mind set again. I probably won't do it again unless I'm like 41 weeks or something. I wanted to make sure that my pumps worked okay. The milk that I pumped I gave to Dirk mixed with regular cow's milk. He had no idea what was in it. hehe!
Good news for today: My mother-in-law made us cookies and gave us a picture of Dirk wearing his Halloween costume. She also watched Dirk last minute at my appointment because my mom has the flu. I also didn't have nursing school today because of the holiday (woot, woot). We spend tonight as a family and had pasta and yams for supper! My mom almost puked when I told her what we ate. lol
I'm also more content with the fact that I might not have this baby for a while yet. I pretty much assumed for the whole pregnancy up until this point that I would go early either on my own or be induced because of complications. It feels good to be more at peace with the entire experience. Peudo hacerlo!
Last edited by Purple Fungi; 11-25-2008 at 11:26 PM.
It's been hard to come up with a boy's name that both has meaning to me and that he won't be made fun of later on. It's nice though being able to be soley responsible for picking a name out!!!!! No one can argue with me about it!
I had a girl's name picked out. Maybe we can save that one for a different baby....