Thursday, January 22, 2009
So demure...
Actually she's absorbed in SpongeBob Squarepants. She wanted to wear a dress to school today. It's the first time in forever it's been above freezing so it was a good day to agree to it.

Jack's first present...
From a non-family member. This is from a nice lady I know from work. She was knitting on it over the holidays and presented it to me in a box today. When I told her we now know it's a boy she exclaimed, "I knew it!" So I guess she's pleased with her choice of blanket color/style. It's very nice and has lots of colors spots throughout.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009
24 1/2 week checkup
Let's see...blood pressure 108/52, gained 5 lbs. (just love being accountable for my holiday weight gain!), baby's heart rate was 135 (lowest yet), and we had some discussion of delivery plans.

All along I've been seeing my doctor's nurse practitioner. She's great so I have no complaints. However, the doc is the one who's going to deliver my baby so I'd like to get his opinion, based on my records, of whether he recommends a repeat c-section or a Vaginal Birth After C-section (VBAC). The NP recommended that I make my next appointment with the doc so he could weigh in, but she told me what she figured he'd say. She thinks he'll recommend the repeat c-section for the usual reasons, increased risk of uterine rupture with VBAC, safer for mom and baby, etc. I figure doctors always prefer c-section where they can more easily mitigate the risks. I'm considering a tubal ligation so that's one plus for the c-section side. It can all be done at the same time.

On the minus side I just read a People magazine article that freaked me out about c-sections. A woman had a c-section and up and died the next day from a blood clot to her lung. I know the risks are minimal, but, damn, why did I have to pick up that magazine???

It doesn't matter anyway, I'm freaked out about giving birth by either option. Just wake me up when it's over. (But then what about if I never wake up? Arrrrrgh!) Maybe I should take up the local hypnotist's offer to put me under hypnosis to cure me of the freak-outs over birthing. Now do you see where Emma gets her worrying ways?
Monday, January 19, 2009
I'm still here...
Sorry for the lame posting. If it's any consolation nearly nothing is getting done around here; it's not exclusive to blogging.

I've been terribly tired lately. All I want to do is lay around. Food has lost it's luster. By suppertime I could care less and find it hard to force down food. After supper the only thing that appeals is popcicles. I guess it's no wonder I don't have much energy.

We had a really nice four-day weekend. On Friday we went to spend the day with Noni and spent the night at Noni and Popi's. We did some shopping and I bought Jack his first outfits. Noni contributed several cute outfits too. I bought a new boppy cover and Noni bought a neat little travel bed, which I may use in the middle of our king-sized bed in lieu of a separate bassinet. While we're not doing any special decorating for the crib (Jack will use the same Snoopy bedding as Emma) it seems an emerging theme for Jack's stuff is monkeys. He'll be our little monkey boy, which is perfect because, after all, his father is Uncle Monkey.

On the Jack front I have a check-up on Wednesday afternoon. After that I think they'll be having me set up my one hour glucose test. Joy. He's been quite an active critter, which I'm still loving. The evening popcicles are a fantastic way to wind him up. We're at the point where other people can feel him kick now. M and Noni have both been kicked.

The rest of the long weekend has been uneventful. There are a ton of things I could/should be doing but I can't be bothered. Maybe getting back to work with snap me out of my lethargy. One can hope.