Friday, November 6, 2009

It's November!

I feel like I actually have something to write about for once! I probably will write two lines and then be stuck. ha ha.

I had my 2nd to last 2 week appointment this afternoon. I've finally gained enough weight to put me at my prepregnancy weight. I asked the doctor how he should be positioned - I'm trying to figure out what it is that I'm feeling when he stretches and kicks me. He is head down and he's butt up - his butt is right under my ribs, so that's probably what I mostly feel. He's over on my left side a lot (hardly ever on my right) so that's probably feet. From the feel and length of him, she guesstimated he's between 6 and 6 1/2 pounds. She asked how much Nick weighed as it's usually the paternal side that babies follow. Yeah. Um. Nick was 10 pounds. She said, and I quote, "Oh, boy" I'm probably going to have quite the chunk. So much for my hopes of a slender baby with skinny shoulders and a tiny pin head. She also thinks I'll go before my due date, which brought me to my next random question - what happens if I go into labor in the middle of the day when she's got appointments booked? She said that I am her priority - she'll reschedule her appointments to come deliver. Yay!

After that I got my swine flu shot. Ouchie. The seasonal flu didn't hurt one BIT, this one is still stinging. We're gonna go out to the free clinic tomorrow and get Nick all doped up, too. We ordered our rocking chair last week and I just got email from Walmart that it's here already!! We'll go out after dinner and pick it up! SO excited!!!!

All that's left on my "absolutely must have before he's born" list is the bedding set which a little birdie has hinted might be delivered via UPS on Tuesday..... :-) Then all I have to do is fill it with my non-essential essentials. Stuff that we don't really need to have but that I really want to have.

Just under 6 weeks to go! He'll be here before we know it!!

We finished our birthing class this week and all in all I'm glad we went. I was a bit horrified and disturbed at the videos but in hindsight, I'm glad they showed them to us. I would have liked to have seen a delivery video of a woman that had the epidural, to compare to the videos of woman that had natural child birth, but that's okay. We learned a lot of really good information.

So that's my update. I feel like I'm missing something, so you might see another blog sooner than usual.

Hope your November is off to a good start!

oh, p.s.
There's fresh snow at Bogus! Winter is coming!!


  1. Sarah dearest, I hate to tell you this, but Nick was 10 lbs 6 ozs at birth, so you better give your Doctor an update. Sounds like everything is going great for you. I was delighted to get an update from Nick tonight and also delighted to be educated by him on internet stuff :o)

    I feel so empowered that I now know what :o) and :o( means.

    Keep well and we'll all see you very soon.

    Love Mum (Beesley)

  2. this made us both LOL (because I heard you already learned what "lol" means!!). There are a whole host of faces you can make - I'm a fan of using the dash rather than an o for the nose:
    :-p - sticking out tongue
    :-o - surprised
    :-| - displeased
    ;-) - winking
    :-S - disgust or sick
    :-/ - discontent

  3. Thanks for the 2nd lesson in internet faces. Now I'll have to go back on some of my old emails and see who liked me and who didn't, depending on the faces they made at me that I wasn't even aware of. They say "while ignorence is bliss, 'tis folly to be wise", but I'm not so sure that fits well when not knowing who's sticking their tongue out at you or smiling or frowning at you. I just hope I have not been nice to anyone who sent me a :-p and I'll have to reassess those who were
    ;-) at me when I didn't know it. This is so much fun.
    Love to the three of you.