Friday, April 30, 2010

Of course she has to be difficult...

... she's my child.

We are 33 weeks tomorrow and currently in transverse lie. This means
she is lying sideways/horizantal/perpendicular in my uterus. Currently
her head is on my left side and her feet can kick my right hip and
ribs at the same time. What talent!

In case you hadn't guessed, babies don't tend to come out easily in
this position (case in point: my poor labor patient the other night
who ended up getting a c-section after 15 hours of labor because her
little girl decided to be transverse). So, if she hasn't flipped by 36
weeks, I get to decide between a version (externally turning the baby
- as fun and pain-free as it sounds) or a scheduled c-section. Or
both, if the version is unsuccessful. My c-section-happy doctor is a
little perturbed that I won't consider a version at this point (which
surprises me) but he does do a beautiful version. And a beautiful c-
section, for that matter.

We have an ultrasound scheduled in two weeks and she has four weeks to
make her move. And I have four weeks to make my decision.

Thursday, April 29, 2010

One project down...

... a thousand more to go!

I am thrilled with how this turned out, thanks to A LOT of help from
Grandpa and Grandma Bunker and my friend Tami! Now if I could just get
Jim to hang it...

Saturday, April 24, 2010

32 Weeks

32 weeks down.

8 more to go until my due date; 6 more of work.

Normally I would post a picture of the growing belly to commemerate
reaching 32 weeks, but I realized this morning that reaching 32 weeks
means I have only 8 more to go. And a dozen half-finished baby
projects around the house that I started months ago.

So instead I spent the day working on refinishing furniture. I'm
fairly certain no one wants to see the belly covered in sawdust, wood
stain, and paint.

I've been having many of these realization moments lately. Like when I
realized the reason I'm crossed off the work schedule in 6 weeks is
because I'll be 38 weeks then and the scheduler doesn't want to factor
me into the core staffing in case this belly decides to pop. Or when
several of my pregnant friends and coworkers recently delivered their
babies and I realize they ARE that far along and therefore so am I. Or
when I filled out pre-admission paperwork at the hospital and signed
consents for my daughter and realized we are going to be parents soon.

32 weeks down, 8 more to go.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Nursery Updates

It's official: Baby girl has nicer furniture than we do. And a nicer

In fact, Jim and I decided she has the nicest furniture in the house.

I went out this week to check pricing at a few local baby stores and
came across a crib and dresser set made by very well-rated furniture
company on sale. The set was nice, and deeply discounted off of online
prices, but what really caught my attention was the stroller.

This store had the exact Baby Jogger stroller model and color Jim and
I wanted discounted as well. Why? Because it was the 2009 model.
The only difference between this model and the 2010 model? Foam-
filled tires and different color options. For the price difference
between the two models, we could have the tires filled with foam at a
local bike shop many times over.

I had Jim come check out my "find" and left to go to work. That night
I came home to find the crib, dresser, and stroller in the nursury! My
wonderful husband managed to negotiate a deal with the store for all
three items for even less money.

I have to admit I am very excited about this. At 29.5 weeks of
pregnancy, my desire to nest has started to threaten my (and Jim's)
sanity. And folding the same little stack of clothes in an empty room
is only fun the first thousand times. I am looking forward to actually
getting to put those clothes away!

Right now Baby girl's room is in shambles. The crib, dresser, and
rocker are sitting amongst piles of random baby "stuff" and half-
finished projects. I am looking forward to posting a picture of the
final product!

Friday, April 2, 2010

Hawaii 2010

Jim and I just returned from a wonderful week in Hawaii. It was a
bittersweet trip for us; this is likely the last time we will get a
chance to vacation before Baby girl arrives, but we are excited for
the new addition to our family.

We visited the Hilton property at Waikoloa on the Big Island and loved
every minute of it! The Big Island has a large diversity of climates
and terrains, from snow-capped mountain peaks to rainforest to active
volcanos and sunny beaches. We were able to do and see many different
things. Baby girl seemed to enjoy the island as well (although hiking
in the third trimester is NOT the most fun I ever had!)

Here are a few pictures from our last night in Hawaii. We are looking
forward to returning again in the future!