Friday, June 10, 2011

Randomness at 25 Weeks

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!


Suzanne & Andrew Dupuis said...

Great update!!! I love your dresser idea! SUPER CUTE! And Scentsy is awesome! I loved them... until my sister started her own candle business... :) They are nice because they are kid friendly... the wax doesn't get to hot... and they have some really nice nursery scents! Can't wait to see what you come home with!

Kristi said...

I like the changing table idea!

Sorry I had to short our call short yesterday, I really appreciated your text!

Enjoy your weekend!

Allie said...

I love that you decided to photograph the birth! You will cherish those pictures forever. That is an awesome "changing table" you found. It is actually a little similar to the Berkeley changing table from PBK that we used with our daughter. She still has is in her room as a dresser with the top piece removed. Thanks for posting. I love keeping up on your pregnancy :)

Sophie said...

You're so right about changing tables. I don't like the one we have, and it's now just collecting dust in our garage. Your idea is clever and versatile :).

sapphireblue said...

I had a changing table with my first child and maybe used it twice. I just change the baby wherever I end up. Sofa, bed, wherever. A functioning dresser sounds like a great idea.

I have the small Scentsy warmer in my bathroom. It doubles as a night light. The scents really fill up a room, and there's a huge variety.

Heidi said...

Great idea. We have a tall blanket box (like a deep cedar chest) that I found at the antique mall up here in RR. It was just another piece of furniture in my house as a single person and then it became a changing table for the boys. The only draw back is how to keep the changing pad on the table. I guess you can put the gripper thing under it like you do rugs to minimize the movement. It never really was an issue, just an afterthought as I begin potty training my "baby".

From the Kitchen said...

How exciting to have your sweet baby's birth documented! I didn't realize that you would have a c-section but it makes sense. I had two and was fine. The most important thing was that the babies were fine! I love the changing table idea. My quest with our first baby was the idea that I had to have a baby carriage--an American pram. We were in a second floor apartment in California!! You don't need a carriage in California! You certainly don't need to lug it down a flight of stairs. I did--and enjoyed it very much. Baby #2 arrived when we were in our house and the carriage was much easier to maneuver! Still brings a smile when I think about it.


Cisco Kid said...

Good luck and many blessings to you and your family

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