The story so far...

So our humble couple has found out that they're pregnant. What entails is a series of thoughts, memories and pictures as they get closer to becoming a family...

Monday, March 7, 2011

28 Weeks

So we went to CPR class last week. It was both lame and educational, which pretty much describes all classes ever.  We realized it was the first time we had ever sat in a class room together.  Hard to believe but true.  We are so old, we could know each other for 7yrs. now and never have known each other from class or at least been taking classes while dating one another.  Anyway, the class consisted of us following along to a video while blowing on the mouths and pushing on the chests of adult and baby dummies. The instructor's job pretty much entailed pushing the remote buttons, and looking to see if we were doing the method correctly.  Any questions asked to the instructor were then relayed to another woman in the next room who proceeded to answer the questions for us.  The whole thing was a little weird, like maybe our instructor was doing this for the first time or something.  We spent much of the evening going over adult CPR, then infant CPR, then quickly covered adult choking and infant choking.  All in all, we were disappointed that we did not go over the infant heimlich more, given that this would be the situation most likely to present itself to us and more often than say, declaring "the scene is safe" (which apparently you have do a lot before administering CPR). Instead, it was the last thing covered in the class and seemed almost an after thought.

Marcy had her 28 week appointment at the doctor.  At this point she has gained 22 lbs. and Violet measures in at an appropriate size (or at least the uterus does).  The glucose screening test was performed at this visit, so Marcy had to go without eating any sugar for about 12hrs.  The syrupy juice the nurse gave her to drink didn't taste as bad as she thought it would. Kinda like a thick, flat, and sweet orange Crush.  The lab drew blood after that and then gave her a shot of RhoGAM in her backside because of her Rh negative status.  The doctor's appointment was pretty uneventful. If we hear back from the lab soon, it means Marcy has got the dreaded gestational diabetes.  Let's all hope not or we'll all be dealing with an unhappy Marcy for then next few months.  Speaking of Marcy's love of sugar, before her doctor's appointment, she made a half joking- half serious comment on facebook about requesting a dozen Krispy Kreme doughnuts afterwards. If you didn't see it, she was willing to give away all the money in her purse if someone brought them to the hospital waiting for her. Well, low and behold she got her doughnuts. A kind and generous co-worker of hers had them for her when Marcy arrived at her photo shoot that morning.  It made for a very happy Marcy, except when Spencer ate the last one without telling her.

The nursery is still coming along.  We bought a lavender side table and bedside lamp with a floral shade from Target. Marcy found a couple of silver picture frames from a consignment store, and a  handful of stuff from the Trussville Methodist Consignment sale.  It was her first experience at a church consignment sale, and an eye opening one at that. Jeneane, Marcy's mom, had advised Marcy to arrive at the door a few minutes before it opened the first night, but because of leaving late from work and having to eat supper first before going anywhere, she showed up about 30min. late.  The parking lot was full when she got there, and women were already taking arms full of clothes and misc. items to their cars. Inside, women were dragging around laundry hampers full of stuff, and baby gear was claimed already with "property of..." notes taped to them. It was all so overwhelming. After picking out about 6 outfits, some socks,  and a couple of other little items, Marcy was ready to checkout, but first had to stand in a line that rapped around the perimeter of the gymnasium.

Our more recent trips to Babies-R-Us have been more pleasant.  We went ahead and ordered the crib conversion kits with the gift card we received form our bedroom set purchase.  This time, the employee knew how to use the computer to place the order, and we lucked out again by receiving more coupons at checkout.  We then used those coupons this past weekend to order the upholstered glider Marcy wanted.  All in all, we think we saved about $650 on Babies-R-Us coupons and promotions.  It might just have been worth the bit of frustration we had dealing with the store staff and delivery man. Now let's just hope the chair will fit in the back of the CR-V.

Marcy is officially in her third trimester now.  Less than 12 weeks to go.  Her need to get things done before Violet gets here is growing along with her belly.  She now recognizes Braxton-Hicks contractions and it makes her a little nervous. She also has begun to pile her pillows up behind her when she tries to sleep. Sleeping propped up is a bit less painful than sleeping down lower.  Poor Spencer tries his best, but there are not enough back massages to alleviate that pain. Marcy's energy level is still pretty good and constant most days, but occasionally it will drop suddenly and drasticly to quickly put her in a crabby mood.  The only remedy lately has been doughnuts and ice cream.  If none are available Spencer has resorted to this for defense:


1 comment:

  1. I have a few cat bellies here, they work every time!

    It can be trying but I promise, when you get that "college scholarship" letter in the mail and pack them off to school, you will be so glad you took the parent trip! (I am sending the 2nd one off this summer and I swear, its pretty cool to see!)