Tuesday, August 24, 2010

1 Week!

One week from now Little Miss LG will be here! I still can't believe how quickly time is going by. It probably helps that I know the exact date she's coming rather than waiting and wondering. This morning was our final prenatal visit, so here's the update. She (and by she I mean my belly) is measuring at 38 cm (right on track!) and the doctor is predicting she'll be about 8 pounds. Then again, he said MZ would be at least 9 pounds and he ended up being 6.4. But, in his defense, I was huge! She's dropped down already and I'm dilated to a 2. Which makes me laugh a bit. With both previous pregnancies, I didn't show any signs of progress before going into labor. Needless to say was rather depressing those last couple of appointments. So this time around when I won't be going into labor, I'm dilating already. Go figure.
Yesterday I got to spend 40 minutes on the phone with the lady from the hospital. I guess that's what happens when you skip your preregistration appointment and are scheduled for a c-section. You will be happy to know that at first I was at risk for postpartum depression, but then I wasn't, but then she told me that there's no way of predicting who will get it. Thanks for that. When she asked if we had a carseat, I was highly tempted to tell her no so I could see if they'd give us a brand new one for free. But I decided that probably wasn't a good thing to do. Seriously though, I was glad that she went over the whole thing with me and let me know exactly what was going to happen. I was pretty out of it by the time I got into the OR last time around, so my memory is a tad foggy and I'm not sure what was routine and what was done due to emergency. The good news is, as long as baby and I are doing well, I get to have her in the recovery room with me. The bad news is that I'll have to wear those stupid compression boot things again. Those things are horrible! For those of you who don't know what I'm talking about, they are these giant boot things that fill with air and expand (like getting your blood pressure checked) every 60 seconds or so. Those stupid things kept me up all night after MZ was born.
I also got a nice list of do's and don'ts to prepare for the c-section.
No food or drink after midnight the night before. Seriously? Do they not realize I'm pregnant and wake up at least 4 times durring the night for the sole purpose of drinking water?
No shaving at all for 5 days prior to the surgery. Well, I guess I'm going to have some really hairy armpits.
No hair or body products containing alcohol 24 hours before. Weird.
The doctor "recommends" an enema the night before. Right. Eww. The nurse did say, however, that if that's too unappealing I can use some milk of magnesia. Lesser of two evils I guess.
Special soap. I was given two packets of super-duper-germ-killing soap. I'm supposed to take a shower the night before and the morning of using this soap. The great thing is that it comes with instructions that are seriously at least 10 steps long. One of them is telling you to have clean clothes to put on after your shower. I guess there might be someone somewhere who needs that reminder.
So that's my 1 week update! Pretty exciting, no? I don't know that I'll have much else to post about in the next week, so I'll let you all know now to feel free to come visit at the hospital next Wednesday (or Tuesday if you'd rather, but I make no guarantees about my appearance or mental capacity) or even stop by our house later in the week. I'm sure I'll enjoy showing off one of the two most adorable girls in the world!

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Three Weeks!!!

Can you believe it?!?! Just under 3 weeks and Little Miss LG will be here! I am shocked at how quickly this pregnancy has gone by. Of course, as soon as we hit August, time seems to have slowed. Well, kind of. In some ways it seems so far away, in other ways it seems so close. I look around my house and start to panic! There's no way we can get this place ready for the baby in three weeks! Ok, I know I'm overreacting, the baby probably doesn't care about the state of our house...or where the furniture is.
We had a doctor appointment yesterday (2 more to go!) and everything is looking good still. Although, I did get in trouble a bit...I lost 2 pounds. Which, I guess is kind of a big deal at this stage when the baby grows so rapidly. But really, with the return of morning sickness (aka "all day sickness") and being unable to eat much without feeling like my skin is going to break, I haven't had much of an appetite. Oh, and don't forget this lovely cold I've had! Fortunately, the baby is still growing well and is "37" according to the doctor. Whatever that means. I'm assuming it's probably that my stomach measures 37 cm or something. The doctor seemed a bit concerned when I told him about feeling nauseous and dizzy lately, but after he clarified 5 times that I don't have a fever and the baby is still moving a lot he relaxed. Thanks, Doc, more stuff for me to worry about!
This little girl is defiantly moving a lot! Her butt is always in my ribs. The kids have really enjoyed being able to feel her move though. A while ago I told them that she can hear them, so now MZ will come up to my and put his mouth right next to the baby and yell "HI LG!" then immediately put his hand on my belly to see if she heard him! It's so cute.
Well, that's about it. Now we just wait. At least this time around we know exactly when she'll come so that helps!

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Moses and the Technicolor Tablets

As you may recall, MZ wanted a Moses cake for his birthday. So a Moses cake he got. We decided to make the 10 Commandments, so the night before his party we went to Micheal's and got some black food coloring to use to make the frosting grey. The next day all went well, the cakes were baked and cooled, I managed to trim the ends to make them rounded, then I sat down to frost them. I added just a tad bit of food coloring to the frosting and it turned a nice shade of grey. I then proceeded to frost the cake, which was much more difficult than normal considering I had trimmed off the edges of one end. Crumbs everywhere! But, I managed to finish the job and the cakes actually resembled two stone tablets. I packed them up as best as I could and left to go get Daniel from work. I had the cakes on the passenger seat next to me (so I could keep them from crashing all over the car) and I began to notice they seemed to have a slight green tinge to them. I figured it was just the sunlight. By the time we were carrying the cakes into my parent's house, they looked distinctly green. It wasn't the sun. Somehow, my nice "professional" food dye made the cakes look like this:

The sprinkles we got were actually silver and originally matched the frosting quite well. Not so much anymore! Fortunately MZ didn't seem to care.

Well, maybe. Regardless, he took his job of blowing out the candles very seriously. All two of them. That's what happens when his pregnant mom is in charge of bringing things. Whatever, he's lucky I remembered to bring the cakes ;)

On a side note, I noticed that the frosting that wasn't exposed to the air was still grey. Hmm...
Anyway, MZ opened up his gifts,

Great shot, no?

Playmobile fire truck, score!

This requires a post of it's own...

Yum! Mom, doesn't get him cool food like this ;)

A hat that was a bit to small and has since been replaced! He wears his new hat every time we leave the house and tells me that Grandma Sharyl got it for him from Fred Meyer. Yes, my child managed to decipher that from the tags. I'd brag and say it's because he knows how to read, but really it's because we go there frequently.

Some new clothes...Grandpa looks like he's up to something!

And finally, some new sunglasses!

One more picture:

This is probably one of the last pictures of just the four of them, next time they all see each other there will be two new little ones in the picture!

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Mother's Haven Registry

If you have been invited to my baby shower, this post is for you.
If you have not been invited to my baby shower, this post is not for you. And don't feel bad if you didn't get invited, I had to reign in my mom and keep the guest list to family members =)
Ok, moving on. If you've received the invite (I don't know when/if they got sent out!) then you will have seen that I'm registered at Target and gift certificates to Mother's Haven would be nice. Well, Mother's Haven decided to set up a registry since those got printed! So, if you are interested to see what's on the list, here it is. Gift certificates would still be nice since they have tons of nursing stuff that I couldn't put on the registry because I don't know what size I'll be...that and it might be kinda weird ;) As well, they have tons of great stuff in store that they don't have online. Or you can not get a gift...it's ok, you're not obligated!