It seems these days that when someone asks how I am doing, I assume they're referring to the baby and the pregnancy. They usually are, so I'm conditioned to answer the same every time, with "we're doing fine". And we are. My cervix is still closed, baby is growing well and weighs just over 1 1/2 lbs. and I have no complaints. Life is good.
I went to the doctor this past Wednesday. I got another P17 injection. 8 down, 12 more to go! I talked to the doctor about induction dates. She said she usually does c-sections at 39 weeks, unless there are complications prior to that date or if I go into labor on my own before then. So "Mister" will be born on or around September 14. That's only 3 months away, but it seems so far away.
My friend, Lori, asked me the other day about photographing the birth. I'm up for that! I think it's a great idea and I'd love to have the photos to look at later on in life, especially if this is the only baby we ever have. I asked the doctor about her being in the OR with us when I have the c-section and she said she had no problem with it. She has to get the okay from the anesthesiologists that will be there, but she said she'd do her best to make it happen. Isn't that the coolest? I'm psyched about it!
On another note, we purchased a dresser/changing table a couple weeks ago. I didn't want a standard changing table because I think they're cheaply made but expensive and what do you do with them after you're done changing diapers? We wanted a dresser made of real wood, with full extension hardware that was about 36-38" high. We found a couple but they were all too long and since we're converting our guest room into the nursery, wall space is limited. The wall we're putting it on is only 46" inches wide. The dresser we ordered is 38"H x 44"W x 20" D.
I tried scouring Craigslist for a dresser I could repaint but they were either junky or if they were made of real wood, people were asking a fortune for them. We ended up finding a piece from Star Furniture made by Aspen Furniture. It's actually a media chest, but I thought the two open slots on the top would be perfect storage for diapers and wipes. Then when we're done using it as a changing table, it can be used as a TV stand/dresser when he's older. And it's a quality, sturdy, well built piece that will last for several years. Unfortunately when Mr. H went to pick it up yesterday, it was scratched and scuffed so they're ordering us another one. It's a good thing we don't need it for a few more months.
On another note, I'm going to a Scentsy party tomorrow. Ever heard of them? I have not, but from what I've heard they're like wickless candles that are melted over a heating unit. Kind of like Yankee tarts, but with Scentsy there is no flame because you plug in a cord and as the light bulb heats up, it melts the scented wax. Here's a link if you want to learn more about them. http://scentsy.net/ They seem kind of cool. I might just come home with one tomorrow :-)
Hope everyone has a great weekend. I'm off to go soak in the tub and shave my legs!