- 7 years ago
- Wedding: May 2010
I did some more work on the nursery this past weekend and got the pack ‘n play put together (that is where Baby Boy will sleep on the main floor and we’ll do diaper changes). I still want to add some things to the nursery and make a couple changes but for the most part it is ready!
Last weekend I had photos taken. I am lucky enough to have my mom as a professional photographer. It was a casual day and we just had fun. I feel pretty big in the photos (and I still have 4+ weeks to go). Anyway, I thought I would share a few of my favorites from the day:
I was very excited today that our stroller came in that my coworkers bought for me. Now to just get DH to take it out of the box. All we need is the carseat wich should be here by mid next week.
Got a call from my OB today as I had gone for bloodwork after my appointment Friday. He is not too happy with my thyroid function as it is not really improving, so he is refering me to another doctor to hopefully get things straightened out. It is someone in the clinic I go to, so I just have to wait for a call for an appointment.
I am also planning on breastfeeding as long as it will work out. I’m hoping it does, but I’m going to try and not be super disappointed if it doesn’t.
Tomorrow is 37 weeks! I can not believe how fast things are moving along. I am ready any time now.
AFM, it’s 2:30am and I can’t sleep (again) so I’m watching Days and putting some nursery progress photos up…
Here’s the back of the door-
Here’s the changing table & the wall above-
and the closet-
the dresser & the window above-
and the crib-
I’ve been a busy busy Bee lately trying to get everything washed & put away. The only thing we don’t have is the bath set (little plastic portable tub & newborn sling, spout cover, and water thermometer) and we didn’t get cloth diapers yet. We’ve been given so many disposables that we might wait until the baby is a little bigger and get the cloth ones that are adjustable all the way up to toddler size. I even put together our Graco travel system- it wasn’t as hard as it looked like it would be, but I was annoyed that the online demo video featured a svelte model instead of a 9 months pregnant person :/
Just checking in after this morning’s ultrasound to say that baby, as suspected, has flipped back to head down…YAY! Baby is not yet engaged and is posterior, but there’s still time for both of those to change, just glad to hear that we don’t have a breech baby on our hands anymore 🙂
Measuring 36w5d (I’m 36w1d) and approximately 6lbs4oz with a lot of hair!
Everybody’s nurseries all look great! Ours is almost complete, we just need to unpack a few more things from the baby shower and then all we need is the baby!!!
Is anyone else worrying about dealing with family once the baby is born? My parents can be VERY overbearing and I’m so nervous about how to handle them when I’m in labor and when we come home from the hospital. I only want DH with me for labor. I really don’t want any visitors at the hospital until after the baby is born – and knowing that my mom is pacing around the waiting room will totally stress me out. (Also DH’s mom just emailed me for “the exact address of the hospital” I’m delivering at!) I don’t want to hurt anybody’s feelings but I don’t know if that can possibly be avoided. By all means they can visit the hospital once the baby is born, I just want privacy during the actual labor & delivery.
Also, once the baby is born, DH & I want 1 week without overnight guest so we can adjust to our new family of three. My parents live 1.5 hrs away and always insist on sleeping over when they visit. My mom was very critical of my sister (who is an AMAZING PARENT) when she had her children and was upset that my sister didn’t cook for & entertain them enough when they visited (she was taking care of her week old newborn!) so I feel like again they will really stress me out! Anyone else going through this or have any advice?
Everyone’s nurseries look so wonderful! Our crib and dresser get delivered Friday, so we can begin finally putting the room together.
So I totally get what you’re going through. All I can say is be upfront with them about your expectations and stick to your guns. This time is stressful enough without having to worry about family crap. We always say to be our own advocates at the doctor, we have to do it with family too!
Insofar as what to do once you’re back home, I think you need to set boundaries now. Explain that you won’t be hosting anyone, as you will be recovering physically and working hard on bonding with your new family. This is not a time to be a hostess or to have to entertain. Provide specific hours when people can come visit and ask for the help you need: ask visitors to hold the baby while you shower, throw in a load of laundry or bring a meal.Honestly, I know we all like to please our parents, but this is not a time to be concerned about that!
Frankly, if they don’t like it, that’s just tough 🙂
AFM, my doctor sure meant business when he was putting in a referal to an internalist. This morning at work I received a call saying they were fitting me in at 2pm. So off I went. I got to answer a million questions. She basically said that my thyroid could be all whacky these past months just because of pregnancy or there could be something else going on. So I got sent for a bunch of bloodwork and given a new prescription. As well, I have to go for bloodwork every 4 weeks from today for a couple of months at least until my thyroid levels out again. She also said that it doesn’t look to be affecting the baby as it has been growing normally throughought my pregnancy, so that was good to hear. I guess I will find out more next week.
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