This is a summary of the second week of Pineapple's life. She was 1 week old.
Monday, November 26, 2012
This is a summary of the second week of Pineapple's life. She was 1 week old.
Monday, November 19, 2012
With GV I did weekly updates during the pregnancy. But with Pineapple I thought I missed quite a bit of her early pregnancy and then when I found out I hadn't I wasn't really into doing the updates again. I would go back and read the GVs and compare them that way. I've seen newborn summaries on this website so I thought it would be a unique way of chronicling her first year.
I was a bit worried that I wouldn't be able to sleep because no one would be watching Pineapple to make sure she kept breathing. Also this time Kevin stayed overnight with us both nights. After two days we got clean bills of health and were discharged. The did one last weight check (she was down to 7 lbs 3 oz - 6% weight loss) and checked her bilirubin levels and then told us we could go. We waited to complete one last feed and left around 3:30pm.
Thursday, November 8, 2012
So there are a few websites I stalk. Of course FB is one of them, then there's slate [dot] com and also nb.cnew.s [dot] com. As an avid reader of almost everything - I've been known to read EVERYTHING on a cereal box while eating said cereal in the mornings - I love websites that are constantly updated and where new things show up throughout the day rather than just once. Also the Dear Pr.udenc.e columns on slate [dot] com just crack me up!
Anyways today I was reading n.bcne.ws [dot] com and I came across a headline titled Ic.e-T 'could make a baby through a brick wall'. The other day I was flipping through channels during GV's nap and something happened and the TV landed on the show Ic.e Loves C.oco. After watching a bit of it I saw a preview about the next episode in which they discuss her wanting to freeze her eggs. I was curious so I read up on the people in the reality show and Coco is actually near my age. So I watched a bit more and fertility/infertility was never discussed on that episode. So then this morning I saw that headline and was more than a little curious so I clicked on it. And by the time I had finished reading it I was soooo sad and angry.
Because here's a woman who has genuine fears and doubts about her fertility and her husband is dismissing them and not only that but being so "macho" about it that it was just frustrating. I didn't watch the segment (or clip) but I think if I would have I prolly would have thrown something at the TV. I can sympathise with her because I know what it's like to fear infertility before you even start trying to be fertile. There shouldn't have been a reason for me to worry about it because I come from a VERY fertile family. My mom got pregnant the first two times she tried (four years apart). But there was this fear. Before I knew what PCOS, Clomid or anything was I was pretty certain Kevin and I would have a rough go of it trying to get pregnant. And to see a husband being so callous and dismissive about something that is a very real possibility just set my teeth on edge. Anyways here's the article in case you want to read it: http://tinyurl.com/cysx58n. Maybe you won't be as upset/offended by him/it as I was...
Posted by The Wife at 10:43 PM
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
Till I turn 35. Advanced maternal age. Because Pineapple is due two weeks before that I'm not high-risk. Which apparently means I'm missing out on some u/s and other tests that would be covered if she was due even one day after. Oh well.
How the heck am I already almost 35? I still think of myself as in my 20s. Maybe it's because I didn't get married till 29. Or have my first kid till 32. Or that most of my (new) friends are just hitting their 30th b-day. At the end of this month I will have known Kevin for 17 years. I met him when I was 17!! Maybe because my parents are still in their 50s (albeit only a 1-2 years away from 60). Whatever it is I don't feel 35 most days. Some days I do though. Usually on those days I want to take a nap.
Posted by The Wife at 3:25 PM
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Only because I can't! :( Apparently when I moved here my voter registration was never turned in. I signed up at the DMV when I was getting my license but my card never made it to the supervisor of elections. It wasn't until Saturday when I realized that I didn't know where I was suppose to go to vote that I called and found out that I couldn't vote. It really bums me out! This is the second time I'm missing a presidential vote! The first was while I was in college and in my sophomore haze realized I had over-scheduled myself on that fateful November day. But the guy I wanted to win did so I didn't really worry about it. This time I was looking forward to taking GV since next time around he'll be in school.
Anyways, go vote!!
Posted by The Wife at 1:32 PM
Sunday, November 4, 2012
So somehow I've managed to finagle it so that GV spends the night at Grandma and Grandpa's house on the weekends where there's a time change. Which is good because apparently he was up at 6am this morning. And Kevin and I? Well we didn't wake up until almost 9am.
I saw all the FB comments from other friends who are parents complaining about their children not realizing that they were suppose to sleep an extra hour. And I sat there with a secret smile on my face...
Posted by The Wife at 11:15 AM
Saturday, November 3, 2012
When I moved down here shortly after GV was born, my college roommate recommended a moms group to me. I decided to join when I met a mom with a son 2 months older than GV and another mom with a daughter 3 weeks younger. I figured it would be a good resource to have them around. Then more moms joined and soon enough there were about 5-6 moms with babies who would all be in the same "school year" as GV. GV is probably going to Catholic school so I don't think he'll go to school with these kids but they might be in the same sports or activities.
Anyways for a bunch of us our kids were the first ones and we all have sons. As our kids approached 18 months we started talking about trying for that second kid. I was nervous about all the talk because even though Kevin and I wanted to try for another one we had no idea if it would actually work. Well it did. And I'm actually the second one in line. There are currently 6 of us pregnant (with a 7th mom (who is no longer in the group) pregnant too) so it's a baby boom. Who thought I would ever be in the middle of a baby boom.
And so all the baby showers are happening now. At first I didn't want a baby shower but since Pineapple was a girl I was
coerced encouraged to have one. And it was a good experience. A good second shower. This morning was the shower for the 4th mom. It was a book shower which was a neat idea. The other three will probably be in the new year which will be good break since three of the babies are due before the end of the year.
Posted by The Wife at 4:28 PM
Friday, November 2, 2012
As of today I'm 37 weeks. Full term. 21 days to go. I'm excited but it still seems so far away.
Yesterday was my OB appt. There are four doctors in this practice. Unlike GV's doctor, this time I don't have an assigned doctor. I have to have my appts with all the doctors and then whoever is on call when I happen to go into labor is my delivering doctor. I don't like this system but as this is likely my last pregnancy and I'm almost done there's no point in switching. Before I got pregnant I saw Dr. G every time I went in. I wasn't too fond of her but she seemed competent so I stayed. Then when I got pregnant I actually didn't see her again until yesterday. I've been seeing the other three (and the NP) my entire pregnancy.
So yesterday Dr. G came in and did the cervical check. One centimeter dilated. This time last go around I wasn't anything at all by this point so that's good. But I'm still not effaced at all. Then she did the doppler check and finally measured my uterus. Everything looking good. Then she wanted to do a u/s to make sure that Pineapple was head down. After about 15 minutes I got called back into the u/s suite and got to see her again! She is head down and facing my spine which is good for delivery but bad for ultrasound pics. But she's got tons for hair! And apparently it's long, already flowing past her ears. GV had a lot of hair too but it all fell out between 3-6 months.
So it looks like we're good to go just waiting for her to decide to be born. If I'm honest I wouldn't mind if she came 2 days early or 6 days late. See the earliest date that Thanksgiving falls on is the 22nd (this year) and the latest is the 28th (next year). So if they want to induce I think I'm going to ask for the 29th. We'll see if it works.
Posted by The Wife at 2:16 PM
Thursday, November 1, 2012
Last night was so much fun. GV had decided that he wanted to be a ghost. Because I didn't think he would wear a costume over his head the whole night I decided I was going to make him a costume. Mind, my sewing machine hasn't seen the light of day since before we moved here (over 2 years go!) this was a little crazy for me. But I found a pattern that I liked, bought the fabric and did the needful. I finished the day before Halloween.
Posted by The Wife at 3:06 PM