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I have so much I want to say and pics to post but my computer won't let me compose on blogger. I'm having to use my phone and I hate typing anything longer than a sentence on here.
Zuri had her first doctors apt. Overall she's doing good. She does have a little bit of jaundice which is already clearing up.
Tuesday, September 17, 2013
Last Wednesday I went for my routine Ob apt. Everything was fine and my cervix had started to soften. The next day I had pms type cramps all day but otherwise it was business as usual.
Friday things changed. While getting ready for work my water broke. I called the doctor and then headed for the hospital. They were able to confirm that my water had broken but I was not having contractions. They started me on pitocin but within an hour it was decided to do a c-section.
The baby's heart rate kept dropping and since I wasn't even dilated yet or had more than a few contractions that it was safer to get her out by c-section then to take the risk of continuing labor.
She was born at 2:17pm on 09/13/13. She weighed 6lbs 9oz and was 18 in long.
Introducing baby Zuri.
Thursday, August 29, 2013
I finally have the nursery cleaned out and have the crib and dresser set up. I haven't washed any of her clothes or bedding yet. I should go ahead and do that even though I'm expecting more clothes just so I have some of them ready. I still feel like I have way too much to do to get ready for her but at least I have some things done even if it feels like it is not nearly enough. I'm not sure why I haven't been able to get excited about setting up the nursery.
The closer it gets the more terrified I become of l&d. Not the actual process but having to deal with hospitals and well meaning relatives. I'm somewhat doctor phobic and just the thought of being in the hospital makes me whimper in fear. I'm doing my best not to really think about it and hope that I'll somehow find some zen before that day gets here. It also seems like I'm going to have to deal with a lot of relatives. I wasn't expecting that. Not only do I have to deal with my doctor phobia but I'll have to deal with too many relatives when I all want is to be left alone. Ugh. I guess I grateful they want to help and be a part of our lives but on the other hand, I'm already feeling over crowded and it hasn't even happened yet. Where's that paper bag when I need it?
Oh well.. back to happy, happy denial land. Anyway, had a routine ob appt yesterday. Blood pressure is still good and baby's heart rate was in the 130s. So we're both doing well. Thankfully I'm still having a fairly easy pregnancy. Could do without the round ligament pain but if that is the worst I have to deal with I will consider myself lucky. I also have pretty much settled on what her name will be. Strangely enough, just about the entire family (well the women at least don't know about the men) love the name. I was expecting a little more resistance to the name.
*going back to my half asleep stupor now*
Friday, July 26, 2013
Apparently, everything still looks fine. Baby is measuring somewhere around 3lbs9oz at this point. (OMG! I didn't want the family curse of big babies. Nooooooooooo...) Anyway, she looks fine and they want me to come back in three weeks for another follow up. Well, they said 2-3 weeks but I wanted to space out the ultrasounds a little so picked the furthest date they would give me. Baby is also at this point in time still breech. Don't know when or if she will flip but she has picked her spot and she doesn't appear to be giving it up anytime soon. My bladder would appreciate it if she would move.
And their ultrasound pics still leave something to be desired although in their defense, my baby has apparently inherited my aversion to pictures and always has her hand up in front of her face.
Otherwise I'm doing good and finally managed to set up my registry. I think I way overdid it but oh well at least it is done now. Nursery isn't set up and since I won't get the furniture until my baby shower which isn't until Aug 31st, I have started to angst a little about not having the nursery progressing any. Ugh!
Time seems to be speeding up the closer I get. I'm not sure if this is a good thing or bad thing.