It was okay. They made sure and had balloons so Brandon would be occupied and my SIL let him help open her presents, where he was very distressed for her that she didn't get any toys. I didn't even realize he knew toys were the objective for presents. I'm screwed for Christmas, lol.
I haven't bought anything because I'm waiting to see if my unemployment goes through. At this rate, I'm on week 7-8 of requesting payment without having received one so if I get approved, I'm getting 70% in a lump sum (it's not alot of maximum benefits). I was only approved for an amount that divides into 11 weeks worth! I did finally get an email saying to call some lady by the 16th or they'd make a decision on what they had so I'm calling her today. I don't trust my last employer from Texas, they're conniving and horrible.
I'm not holding breath for the money. But I'm waiting to hear an actual deadset approval/denial. The amount I can get based on my income they're using is enough for winter clothes for everyone (if I shop super smart) AND everything I need for this baby with a little bit for Christmas. I have lists on Amazon and Old Navy if it goes through, lol.
Holly - It's nice being more relaxed! The loves-to-be-prepared-super-planner part of me wants to have everything done five minutes ago, but I've been far more relaxed about things then I'd expect of myself otherwise. I know that stores will have good sales with the holidays coming for whatever things we need. Neutral stuff and sleepers make things so easy! I always had DD in gowns when we were at home.
Amanda - We have a Carters and Oshgosh near us too I love it! We buy(new) stuff there almost exclusively because of the deals, especially on baby stuff. I'm glad you got to take advantage of your appointment time. Bed rest is so hard, I remember looking forward to the drive to my appointments just to get out of bed. Keeping everything crossed your u/s will show you can come off bed rest or at least modify it.
AFM My appointment went pretty well. My weight was up 4 pounds from two weeks ago, but I haven't gained anything since last month so it wasn't a big deal. I just was not expecting that as my home scale said I was up 1.5 lbs hah. The glucose drink was a little harder this time but nothing terrible. Also got the flu shot, my bile salts redrawn for ICP and I had a discussion with my MW about circ'ing. We don't have any religious reasons to do it and when I started researching, I really didn't want to with the medical benefits being minor in most cases, and I get nervous about the possible risks. I know there are risks to everything, it's just fear of the unknown. For those who have LOs who are circ'd, how'd it go? Did they have any complications? Anyone have to have it done days or weeks later because they were too little/unstable to do it during the hospital stay? I am a firm believer that everyone has to make the best decisions for their own family, for some reason it's just something that makes me anxious to think about. Baby is also breach which explains why I've been having a lot of cervix pain. Going to be doing a lot of downward facing dog to try and get him to flip into a more comfortable position.
Had my u/s... no more bedrest for me!!!! My cervix is now back up to 3.8cm and the placental abruption is fully healed! I still have to be careful with lifting/bending, and the Dr. put me off work because she doesn't want to put me at risk for this happening again.
Mia, we had Cameron circed before we left the hospital. I was a little nervous about it at first, but DH wanted it done, so I did it to appease him. The first day it was done was a little rough on him, but moreso on me because of what it looked like. I wasn't expecting that. He had it done the day before we left the hospital. If we have another boy, we'll get him done too. I figure that's DH's plumbing area, so he makes the call there.
Brandon bled very easily as a baby so his circ wasn't pleasant. We didn't know until he had it done that that was even an issue. So he bled from there for about 1-2 days. I felt so terrible about it. Jason made the call there as well.
We had the same bleeding issue when we had his tongue-tie repaired as well. It never crossed my mind- the ENT said it bleeds for like 20 seconds and it's over. Yeah, no. He bled for like 30 minutes where they made the cut.
Random question- how do I find out my kids' blood types? I know Ali's. . I think. I'm 99% sure she's A+. . I know she's + because getting my Rhogam was a big deal. But I don't know Brandon's. They never even told me. It's not on any medical records I have either. I'm O-. . .Jason doesn't know his either but he thinks he's O+. Would baby girl be the same?
Holly--It's nice to be laid back and not worry so much! Glad you have the necessities...everything else can wait.
Amanda--HOORAY!!! Awesome news!
Mia--We had DS circ'd before we left the hospital as well, and it went fine. I would rather it be done at the hospital than have to take baby to the dr. and be present for it. (Although, it has been a few years and I think they make you go to the dr. office here). Good luck with your decision!
AFM--I felt better today than I did yesterday. I didn't do much today either. I told DH that I wanted an easy day...and I got it. Probably the hardest thing I did all day was go out and pick the pumpkins out of the garden...and DH helped me move them in the wheelbarrow. We got quite a few--close to 20, I think. Fun for decorating...and I am going to make dinner in a pumpkin if they ripen in time. I have my glucose test on Thursday. I tried really hard to be good today--I ate apples and cucumbers...and I had 1 piece of chocolate cake tonight, but that was the only treat I had all day long.
Lisa, you're better than me. I've been eating sweets like crazy. I can't help it....it's all I seem to want right now. I'm a little scared for my glucose test and my weight gain. I've got to try to start eating better. I'm glad you're feeling a bit better!