Wednesday, January 09, 2008

Operation Baby Update

I had a doctor's appointment today and I passed the glucose test! Yippee! Not sure why I was so worried about that (gummi bear addiction maybe?) but I'm really glad I don't have to worry about it anymore. They did find out that I'm slightly anemic, so I've got to take an iron supplement every day. Doc said that it's very common at this stage of pregnancy because the baby is growing alot and snatching all my nutrients. ha!
Unfortunately, I gained FIVE POUNDS since my last appointment, which was only a month ago. Yeesh - that's the most I've gained so far...that puts me at 12 pounds total. Doc said that's actually pretty good for being almost 28 weeks and I shouldn't worry about it - but 5 pounds in 4 weeks just seems like alot to me. He chalked it up to the holidays and told me to not to think about it and just try to eat healthy and drink lots of water. I think I've been lacking with the water thing lately...and the eating healthy I can definately focus more on both.
He found the heartbeat right away and said it's good and strong, and then told me that the baby is in a breech position - which explains why the top of my belly is so hard, but all the kicking is way down low. (which reminds me...ahem, kid? you think you could stop doing LORD OF THE DANCE on my bladder? thanks) He said this is also normal and that the baby will change positions alot between now and birth. I'm now switched from 4 week appts to a 3 week appt - and then down to 2 weeks and then 1 week and then there will be a BABY IN DA HOUSE. Frickin wierd.
So that's the update for now - we have an ultrasound scheduled for the 18th to check the fluid levels in the baby's I'm hoping to have some pretty good pics to share. Hubs and I are planning on taking the day off together and setting up some appts with a few pediatricians we'd like to meet. Doc said that's our next step, and we should start "interviewing" and making a decision. Again..frickin wierd.

This weekend is supposed to be sunny and clear, so the plan is for hubs to start painting the room - and I'm gonna start sanding furniture for repainting. It would be AWESOME to have it all done by this weekend so we can actually start setting up the room...but I'm trying not to count on it because things like this usually take alot longer than expected. We have a bookshelf, a desk (changing table), and a dresser to sand and paint, so we'll see how it goes. It'll be nice to start washing some of the blankets and clothes we've been given and start putting things away. I'll have to try to remember to take before and after pictures.

*speaking of washing...thanks for all your comments about Dreft - I shared them all with hubs and we both think we'll take Jeannette's suggestion and just buy one box and finish it out before we try the stuff we normally use. All thoughts were greatly appreciated, so thanks!


So I have this book list over on the sidebar - and I can't remember exactly why I started doing that, other than maybe I was curious to see exactly how many books I read in one year. I read 28 books in 2007, so that's about 2 books per month. I'm curious how my reading is gonna go once this critter shows up - I love to curl up on the sofa with a good book, but I have a feeling mommy time is going to crowd out reading time. Lately, I haven't been reading as much, other than right before bed, and usually I can only get a chapter or two in before my eyeballs start to roll back in my head and sleep wins out. The book I'm currently reading is one I started on the 1st, and here it is the 9th and I'm not even halfway through. Course it's a ridiculous 600 some pages, but still, I feel like I'm lagging. Especially when I can blow through a People magazine in one hour, with completed crossword puzzle and all. Last night, my brother was over playing the Xbox with hubs and I was on the computer catching myself up on the gossip rags...when I heard my brother lean over and loudly whisper "dude, I think my sister is a celebrity gossip whore" - which is when I turned around and said "yup, totally"...I'm not ashamed! How can I not read about the trainwreck that is the Spears sisters - or about all the pregnant celebs out there these days - or which singer or model is cracked out and looking like it? I can't quite figure out why, but I find all that stuff entertaining just the same.
Not sure where I was going with all of this - it's a rambling kind of day I guess.
Time for me to go guzzle some water now...


Alison said...

Dude - that's TOTALLY why I started my reading list so that I can see how many books I read in a year. I started though on January 23... I'm up to 8 books... that's not good. I need a life apparently.

Also - this weekend, I will be dropping by some delicious pretzel jello salad - so you can learn to love it.


Joanna said...

Hmmm... making a book list is on my 'to-do list'.

Everyone in my family has been raving about the book Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen...apparently it's the best book ever.

So, what's the book that you read that Alison is currently coveting (and willing to make pretzal salad as a trade)?

K said...

Ha! She wants the Nanny Diaries...I actually just got the movie too, always nice to compare the book with the movie.
And just so you know - when you sent me that recipe for the jello salad, and I found out there is cream cheese involved...I've been drooling ever since. I have a feeling I'm gonna LOVE it and will be eating my own sarcasm :)

samantha jo campen said...

Woman, you've only gained 12 pounds?

I'm going to email on the DL and tell you how much I've gained. THAT will make you feel better. Then you should buy me something pretty because of all the goodness I passed along your way at my expense.

Kelly said...

I think that weight gain is very healthy! =) I didn't realize you didn't want to know the sex of the baby. Interesting!

Yeah, I'll join you on the "celeb gossip whore" train. I used to have a subscription to US weekly. LOVED knowing who was in rehab and who was arrested. I also tend to LOVE all reality tv... apparently I enjoy watching other people's lives!

I also LOVE prezel jello salad. Joanna doesn't like to make it for me cuz it "takes too long".

Kelly said...

Forgot to mention we picked Dr. Thompson in AG for our pedi. I really liked him when I interviewed him. I have our first appt tomorrow, so I'll let you know how it goes. You should put him on your list to interview.

Jeannett Gibson said...

Wooop! Woop! I won! :)

I too, love celeb gossip. It's totally ridiculous, but you know, it reminds me sometimes that money isn't all it's cracked up to be and I should just appreciate my simple albeit a little boring life.

And don't worry about not reading anymore. Baby will have relatively early bedtimes and you can always catch a half hour. Speaking of reading books: read Healthy Sleep Habits Happy Child NOW. It's a bit boring (especially the first half), but you'll find yourself reaching for it regularly those first few months. Henry goes down for the night at 6:30 p.m. and sleeps through to 5:30 a.m. and back asleep until 7 or 8! He's been doing that for months now. I attribute it to the lessons Ive learned in that book.