Born on December 27, 2018 – 11:55am – 6lbs 11oz
Friends I am currently sitting at the hospital about to have this baby. Let me tell you how we got here because I’m currently in a little bit of disbelief and I have time to kill since my husband is sleeping on the couch near me.
I wanted to give a quick 37 week update. Not much has changed honestly since last week. I went to my normal appointment, nothing is really progressing which is good because baby isn’t considered term yet, at least not until next week. We did discuss with my doctor about what would happen if baby decides she doesn’t want to come and in that scenario I would be induced at 41 weeks if there’s no changes in mine or the babys health. My blood pressure was slightly elevated but that’s normal and I rushed to the appointment. I’m just continuing to take things easy. I’m working on wrapping up things at work and creating a maternity leave binder for my manager. This Friday I’m excited because we have our work holiday party and we’ll be bowling and then this weekend Conor’s parents are coming. We’ll spend time walking around Philly and then I think we’re getting dinner at a wonderful restaurant called R2L.
Our 36 Week Appointment
My 36-week appointment is the first of my weekly appointments. From here on out I’ll be seeing my doctor every single week until I have my little one in my arms. I actually really enjoy seeing my doctor, she is the absolute sweetest and offers fantastic advice for us since Conor is in medical school. Work has been absolutely wonderful in allowing me to use flex time for my appointments. Basically, all I need to do is just make up the hours later so I just normally come in super early those days and stay late. This week I got an update on my Holter monitor which was a relief. There was an anomaly throughout the 24 hour time period
From the moment I found out I was pregnant I knew that I wanted to be very intentional in all the decisions I was going to make when our baby arrived. Honestly, what parent doesn’t sit and think about all their expectations and what they want to happen? Most of my wants and expectations though came out of being surrounded by so much stuff. I personally attach a lot of emotions to items and I’m overly sentimental which means that I find it much more difficult to get rid of things. I know that when baby arrives I’m going to want to keep everything they have. So I have decided to make a list of expectations and guidelines for how we’re going to live sustainably with a baby. Realistically I know that these will not be followed perfectly but I’m going to do my absolute best. I want to teach our child to be mindful and intentional in all aspects of their life so the best time to start teaching is when they’re a baby.
34 Weeks! I have my last biweekly appointment this week and then at 36 weeks I’ll be going weekly. We’re now doing our best to just get everything together and done before baby gets here. We’re also doing our best to spend as much time together as we can as a couple before we have our new little addition. This week I had my cardiologist appointment and my 34 week appointment which for the most part went well but some things didn’t look so great.