Well, I put the cradle together today, with help from ds and dh of course . Honestly I did try to do it by myself, but it didn't work out that well. I do feel better that it is together. Next task is to wash and find a home for clothes, blankets, etc... I also need to find nursing bras. I'm not 100 % sure on my size so I'm wary to order them online and the only stores I have local are Mimi maternity and Motherhood.
Marissa, I so hear you on the pedicure, that is next on my list. I've been going pretty regularly anyway, but am now in need of one. Also, I need to color my hair, I've been blonde this pregnancy and am debating going a bit darker so the roots won't show .
We went out to dinner last nite with another couple to a great South Western restaurant to celebrate dh's birthday. It was really nice, I'm glad we went. Plus dh was happy we had a designated driver .
I think I"m having contractions radiating to my back I started noticing them about 20 minutes ago. I don't believe they are more than bh, they can't be I still have too much to do, lol.
Sorry for the rambling post, I feel so scatterbrained, yet I felt the need to write some.
How are you doing? I see you haven't been back since the contractions, hmmmmm. I hope your doing well, and since you didn't want this to be it, I hope you've just been busy. KUP!
Thanks for asking Vanessa , but no I'm still here. Plenty of bh, but they are now pretty painless, just tightening of my uterus.
We received sad news tonite, my dh's grandmother passed away unexpectedly. She was 84, her health was not the greatest, but not enough that we thought she was ready to pass away, kwim? I'm just sad.
I'm so sorry for your loss. (((HUGS)))
Glad you are doing well and so sorry to hear about your DH's grandmother. I have no grandparents left anymore and I miss them all so much.
Karen, Mom to Anthony, Victor, and Elizabeth
I had my almost 38 week appointment tonite. Urine with 1+protein, but my OB said he was not concerned as my bp is good. I am 3cm and 70% effaced.
Unfortunately I am strep B + so since my last 2 labors and deliveries were so quick he told me to get to the hosp asap when labor starts to receive the IV antibiotics in the proper time frame otherwise the baby will go to the NICU per hospital policy. He said getting there early will not affect my plans to use the birthing suite they can do the abx thru a heplock. It just freaked me out a bit knowing how fast I went with dd (miss 5), I wasn't in the hospital more than an hour or so when she decided to make her debut. I'm thinking it is a good idea to get my bag ready instead of waiting for labor to start to pack it which is what I've done in the past to keep myself busy.
Oh and since dh's grandmother's funeral arrangements start tomorrow, dh asked me to please not go into labor in the next 72 hrs. Such a strange position going to a funeral on the verge of bringing a new life into the world.
Sorry about the positive GBS and the death in your family. I do think, though, that your impending arrival may help bring some comfort to your DH's family during a difficult time for them.
I'm sorry for your tuff week. I hope that little one is happy in there a few more days. Loss is such a hard thing, and I know I don't have the words to ease your pain. I'll be keeping you in my thoughts and prayers. What did they think is causeing the protein in your urine?
Thank you so much for you kind words of sympathy, it is so thoughtful.
Vanessa, my OB did not say much except he was not concerned, I'm assuming he was referring to pre eclampsia. I didn't ask as I was too focused on the strep B+.What did they think is causeing the protein in your urine?
We had Miss 8's birthday party today, is was really cute. We had a pretty nice crowd and my Mom, sister, and friend were here to help out so it went pretty smooth. We had a pool installed this past spring so she had a pool party. Miss 8 had a great time. This is our 3rd July birthday (ds, dh and dd) so I am pretty relieved to be done with birthdays for now. DD was very concerned that I would have the baby on her birthday so now she doesn't have to worry .
Sorry for your loss. IKWYM about not thinking she was ready to pass--when my mom's dad died after heart surgery at 83 we all felt surprised about it. Her spirit just didn't seem old enough for it to be her time and we all thought she'd be with us for years. It is a blessing to have them for that many years (all 4 of my grandparents were 83+), but hard when they go. Your family is in my thoughts. We are also attending a memorial service this weekend (husband of a friend--massive heart attack). We are pondering the death/new life thing lots here as well.
Glad for your progress and a successful birthday for miss 8!
Thinking of you
Traveling life's highway with my love and partner, Bruce,
and Snacky, my sunshine boy.
Sweet angels in our hearts 6/09 & 9/10. I will always carry you.