Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Shopping is fun!

As I said in my last post, we found and ordered nursery furniture!! Of course, since then, I've been worried again about something going wrong, but, I'll elaborate on that later. But, for now, I've decided that I'm not going to let my fears stop me!

My mom, aunt, and I went shopping two weeks ago and had an absolutely wonderful time!! My mom made it very clear, way before we were pregnant, that she and my dad wanted to buy the nursery furniture when the time came. Who could turn down an offer like that? LOL, seriously, Glenn and I are so very grateful to my parents for this and for all that they do for us (while we were out shopping, my dad was helping Glenn and his brother hang shelves to set-up our home office in our basement - OK, let's be real here, Glenn and his brother were watching my dad do it!!).

A few weeks ago, my aunt asked if I was going to put a rocker of some kind in the room and, if so, she wanted to buy that for us. Seriously, how lucky can a girl be to have family like this??!!

So, off we went, with a list of places to go. Well, it took all of one stop and we found everything we wanted!

The furniture is from Ragazzi's Mirella collection and I absolutely love it!!!

And, this is the chair. It's a glider recliner and will be very close to the raspberry color below, with a sort of a pink on pink texture and no piping.

Per Jewish custom, we will not have anything delivered to the house until after she's born, but, I cannot wait to see it all together!!

As I said, it was such a lovely day for my mom and aunt and I to share. Thank you so much mom and dad and Aunt Shelly!!

Unfortunately, a certain individual gave us a lot of grief at the end of the day for not being included in the decisions around what furniture would be in MY daughter's room in MY house (for the record, while my mom and aunt gave their opinions, it was my decision) and, although I firmly believe that there was absolutely no reason for this person to be involved and I don't feel guilty for not including her, she somehow managed to make the day end on a very sour note for me.

Oh well.....I can't please everyone (although I keep trying....).

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Small failure

Wow, my last update was August 5th? I don't really know why I'm not writing much. I guess I just don't seem to have much to say these days. I want to write more. I just don't know what to say. I'll work on it!

Anyway, everything is mostly going well. I've been having some low pains, but, the doctors aren't concerned. They feel it's just her putting pressure down there. Speaking of my little girl, she is definitely making herself known more and more every day. I haven't yet felt her from the outside (although the doctor did this week!), but, I'm feeling her thuds more and more on the inside! She's very happy after I eat! I can't imagine I'll ever tire of this feeling!!!

I've now been tracking my blood pressure 4 times a day for over 2 weeks and it's been good so far.

I'm now 23 weeks and had an OB appointment on Monday. I still feel really small, but, the OB said I'm measuring in the range of 22-23 weeks, so, all is fine. Her heart rate is great and I'm still 12 pounds down from my pre-pregnancy weight.

Although it's a little earlier than normal, for various reasons, they did a 1 hour glucose test this week and, well, I failed. The normal range is 65-130 and mine came in at 151. The nurse said this is low in the failure range, but, it doesn't really matter if it's low - I still have to do the dreaded 3 hour glucose test next week.

Honestly, I'm not worried about it. It is what it is, and, hopefully, like many other women who failed the 1 hour, I'll pass the 3 hour!

Oh, and we found and ordered nursery furniture this past weekend! We won't have it delivered and set-up until after she's born, but, just knowing there will be a crib in this house has me all sorts of giddy! More in my next post!!

Hope everyone is doing well!!

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Finding out

For a few weeks I'd been meaning to post about this and life has been so hectic that I didn't get a chance to. I've been overwhelmed lately by how many people have asked if we were going to find out the sex of the baby. Not overwhelmed in a bad way! Just surprised at how everyone we would encounter, even strangers, would ask. I am, in no way offended by the question. Heck, I've been open about everything else with regards to baby-making and this question is mild compared to some I've been asked!

It just makes me wonder if I've asked everyone that in the past. I guess I have as it seems like such a natural question these days. I wonder if anyone was offended by the question? I think this can be added to the list of things you really don't think about until you are in the situation yourself.

So, to answer the question, yes, we plan to find out the sex of this little one. I always thought I would wait to find out, but, all the years of infertility treatments changed my mind. For so long now, we have been unsure of what life has in store for us. We have lived with so much uncertainty. Maybe it's the control freak in me, but, being able to actually "know" this makes me feel so much better!

Anyway, "plan to find out" is a little incorrect at this point, because, we actually had out big ultrasound yesterday! So, for the handful of people who haven't heard (I did a pretty good job of spreading it around yesterday...):

We are having a girl!!!

A little girl!! Glenn has said girl since the day we got our first beta back. He just "felt" it and, well, he was right!!

But, honestly, more important, we found out that she is perfect! Everything looked great! I was measuring two days ahead and they estimate her at 1 pound already!

And, some of my questions were answered, which helped me immensely. I'm still down about 12 pounds from my pre-pregnancy weight and carrying small and, while I know this is OK, I just wanted to know that the baby (OK, I guess I can call her "she" now!!) was growing OK. Well, she is growing just fine! They told me that she will take all the nutrients she needs from me first and I get the leftovers, so, as long as I feel OK, at this point, then I'm getting enough nutrition for me.

I've also not felt her moving at all. And, again, while I know that this is OK, I couldn't help but worry a little. First of all, she is moving around like she's doing a little jitterbug in there. In fact, they had trouble getting some of the measurements because she was wiggling around so much! I also found out that I have an anterior placenta, which means that the placenta is sitting inside the front of the uterus. It won't cause a problem, but, probably explains why I'm not feeling anything. Basically, she is kicking and punching the placenta, which is acting as a barrier between her and the inside of my tummy. So, no more worries, although, mommy would like to feel her a little bit!

So, that's the update on me and my little girl!! We are both doing great!!