Monday, January 10, 2011

Manic Monday

I had a sonogram this morning and I was put on a monitor to check Aiden's heart rate. Sonogram went very well - he is looking very healthy (except he won't look at the camera! He keeps putting his hands in front of his face, hence no picture here). He is about 6 pounds and has a full head of hair!

The monitor was okay - Aiden is doing well heart and movement wise. As we listened to his heartbeat, I had to push a button every time he "wiggled". He wiggled quite a lot, which is a very good sign. The only bad thing was I had to lay on my left side the entire time, which was incredibly painful. My pelvic bones are moving and shifting so much that laying on my side feels like someone is trying to rip one of the bones out (too bad this is a normal thing). I walked funny for several hours after!

Dr. Collins put me on blood pressure medication and wants me to track my blood pressure twice a day. She has been warning me for a few months this might happen, so I wasn't surprised. I have another appointment on Wednesday to check on how the medicine is doing. She also moved my induce date from February 7th to February 3rd. She warned me that it could be as early as January 31st! It seems her reason, other than my blood pressure, is his weight. She wants him to come out at around 8 pounds or under. If he grows too fast, then we will induce earlier.

I am still week to week for working. So far, it seems like she will let me work until I start maternity leave, which is January 27th. I hope that stays that way, because I will get stir crazy fast, especially with this baby ready to pop out! :)

Nursery is almost done! My family (sans brother and sister-in-law) came up and helped build the furniture, sort and wash clothes, and organize all the gifts from my shower. I'm slowly taking inventory of everything I need (not want!) prior to his arrival. So far I think I've gotten all the big things - cradle, crib, changing table/dresser, stroller and carseat combo, highchair, pack n play, and swing. Now I need to concentrate on the small things - bottles, sheets, pacifiers, etc. Any suggestions on must haves?


  1. Yay for the healthy tests! We wish the best for all three of you.

    In terms of "small things": Depends how you plan to feed him, but some back-up food (whatever type you choose) is smart. Our baby dropped too much weight the first night home from the hospital, and after a call to the hospital, I was stuck figuring out my pump in a sleep deprived haze at 2am. So, if you breastfeed, you might want to assemble/wash a pump before hand. If you plan to use formula, same advice, have extra. Anything else can wait until you figure out what your baby actually likes/uses.

    Good luck!

  2. I am so glad he is healthy! He might be here earlier than you thought, but that will end up being a good thing! My friends have told me that the necessities are bumbo, boppy, sleep sacs and an digital thermometer. Granted I haven't tried these things, but people do recommend them!