So my sugar was excellent. It was 81. Thank God! I was very nervous about it because I have a bit of a sweet tooth, but all went well. And, as I mentioned in my last post, we set up the C-Section. The baby will be born March 4, 2010. The surgery is scheduled right now for 10am (we have to be there at 8:30am. It is crazy!!! I still can't believe it. DH is going to attempt to paint the nursery this weekend if he doesn't wind up having to work and the furniture is due to come in the first week in Jan. This is really happening. I am amazed everyday and so very Thankful that this is happening.
We did the Baby Care class at the hospital and it was pretty informative. DH and I knew a lot of the information but it was still very interesting. I liked that they went over bottle feeding (as most likely that is what I will be doing) they showed a cheesy 1970's safety video and talked to us about what paperwork we would have to fill out at the hospital after the birth so that we would be prepared. They talked too about the safety precautions taken at the hospital so as to ensure that our babies are completely safe from abduction, which I very much liked. The people however in our class were absolute morons! :0) I say that as lovingly as possible. But it truly was amazing to me how some people just have no clue about babies at all.
We are going for our tour of the hospital and labor & delivery unit on Jan 2, 2010. I can't wait for that too. I am so very excited. It's all too surreal for me. I am not going to lie, some days are very exciting and others leave me extremely fearful. It's going to be such a major change. Are we ready? Will we be good parents? Will we fail? Will I have enough patience? Will I go back to smoking? It's incredible how many thoughts go through my brain. lol
This past Monday I went for my 1 hour GTT. It was nothing that I had anticipated. For some reason I thought that the drink was going to be thick and chalky and it was not at all. It was this tiny 10oz iced cold bottle of orange liquid. It really did not taste bad at all either. I would describe it as a bit sweeter but similar to the juice left at the bottom of a Flavor Ice. The hour went by very quickly, DH went with me to keep me company, and I have not heard the results yet. I am going with the theory of "NO NEWS IS GOOD NEWS".
Last night, DH and I went to our Baby Care Class at the hospital. I was really hoping to meet some couples, but that did not happen. Many of them were not our type of people and most kept to themselves. It was okay though. We ran through a lot of information in our 3 hour class. Everything from diaper changing, swaddling, safety, what forms we would get at the hospital, circumcision (which apparently with some insurance companies now is being deemed cosmetic surgery) Do you believe that? feeding, sleep habits, soothing the baby and what babies look like when they come out and when to be or not to be concerned. It was crazy. I was exhausted by the end. I am happy we went though, at the very least it was exciting to see the babies on the videos and learn some new things.
I am not done Christmas shopping ( I am stressing about this slightly); Our dog has to go to the vet this weekend as the poor thing has an ear infection; I have to make 6 dozen cookies over the weekend for a cookie swap at work; I have two doctor appts on Monday and am also supposed to go look at locations for the Bridal Shower for my best friend's wedding next year on Monday and I still need to decorate my tree that has been up since December 4th with lights but no decorations. Oh and yes, did I forget to mention that this year we decided to move Christmas Eve celebrations from my parents house to our house? WTH were we thinking???? :0) My head feels like it might explode, not to mention that by the time I get home from work I am exhausted and don't want to do anything but lay on the couch with my achy feet up! Oh and I just remembered I need to call and make appts for a pediatrician and get my x-rays from the surgeon who did my back surgery to give to the OB so they know that I can have the epidural/spinal when I go for my C-Section. UGH!!!! Somehow, someway everything will get done, but for right now I am too tired to think about it.
So when I started this blog in the midst of despair and denial I searched frantically through the blogs trying to find anyone, someone who understood. Then I turned my sights on finding bloggers who had been through our situation and had made it through to the other side. I did find some, but with most of the "exact" situations the bloggers had stopped blogging. I was very disappointed as I wanted to hear all the good news. I wanted to hear about the babies and how pregnancy was and what to expect if I made it and was left with nothing. I mention this as I was talking to a friend of mine (IRL) and realized that that is exactly what I had done. I have no real reason for not writing except that I felt horrible writing about all the pregnancy stuff when most of you were still struggling. I may be a little crazy (pregnancy brain and all) but it finally hit me that maybe, just maybe, there were people out there looking at blogs and who had found mine and then, like me, was left in the dust. For those people, I AM SO SORRY! I AM HERE!! I have been reading along with most of my blog friends, just not updating. I am going to make a much better attempt from now on to blog, even if it is just a line or two.
Okay, so here it goes. I am 26 weeks and 5 days pregnant. The doctors know the gender of the baby but DH and I decided a long time ago not to find out if it was only one baby and stuck to it, although I almost caved right before our scan. This made registering quite difficult as most items are very gender specific. And of course when I found things that I liked, i.e. with cute puppies on them they were mostly blue. C'mon! Can't girls like puppies too! :0) Anyways, we have ordered our nursery furniture which is due to arrive the first week of the new year. We have picked out paint for the nursery (2 colors actually) I have to put the samples on the walls and see which one I like best. But, they are both in the light green and light green mixed with blue color palate (appropriate for either sex). My DH is looking to have that done before the furniture arrives. I am fairly certain my shower will be in mid-late January. My Mom is throwing my shower, with the help of my sister-in-law and best friend. I am looking forward to it. At my last appointment the baby was doing great; the heartbeat was at 150. My iron is apparently a little low (not new for me) and the doctor put me on a once a day iron supplement. Which is gross! :0) Oh, and on Halloween I spent one night in the hospital with kidney stones! It was so painful and awful but the baby was just fine (my top priority of course). I am going to sign DH and I up for a trip to visit the Labor and Delivery Unit (although we were there on Halloween) but I would like an official trip and I am contemplating signing us up for the Infant Care Class. We have both been around lots and lots of babies so I am not concerned about it too much, but this way I figure we can be around and meet other couples who are expecting. Right now we are the only ones of our friends to be pregnant. Some have small children, some are due to get married next year and some are in just the beginning of relationships.
We are having some difficulty with picking names. Another downfall of not knowing the gender! :0) We have picked out a few girls names (that seemed to be easy for us) but we are really struggling with boys names. I have always loved Aiden (I am a big fan of Jon & Kate Plus 8) and he was my favorite little man. But, it seems like everyone we know, who recently had a boy, named him Aiden. I don't want to jump on the popular name bandwagon, so I think I will have to give it up. Any suggestions?? We are more than appreciative.
My final update is that we picked the date of our C-Section (well I should say MY C-Section)!!!! LOL Our Baby will be born March 4, 2010. We were given two dates to choose from, based on my doctor preference, and went with the 4th. You see, my birthday is May 4th, my Mom is June 4th, and one of my cousins is Nov 4th so it seemed only fitting to keep the Birthday 4's alive. It is very exciting and at the same time scary as hell! :0) I mean, this is really happening! Now there is an official end date. I hope everyone is well. And, I will be in touch soon!
I am 29 years old and have been married for just over four years. My DH and I had been TTC and found out that DH has azoospermia, I had to have one of my tubes removed and the only way we would be able to have children was through IVF. Nothing can go smoothly can it? :0)