Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Bloodwork and Other Random Stuff

Ah, so the bloodwork doesn't end with getting pregnant! Going back to the lab to get poked was like a flashback to all my IVF cycles, but this time, not so anxiety driven. I had my 27 week glucose and complete bloodwork tested and everything came back a-ok! No anemia, no GD, no preeclampsia. I didn't expect any surprises, but you never know. So, it was a relief to get the clean bill of health.

Our little eggy seems to be doing pretty good. I feel him moving and kicking on a fairly regular basis. My belly has definitely grown and seems to be growing a bit each day. As for weight, I've gained a little less than 20 pounds and my OB seems to be ok with that.

We spent the weekend painting the nursery and putting together furniture. I wanted to get this done before I got too big to be able to help Doc. Right now, we have a crapload of donated baby stuff...everything from a carseat to not one, but two, co-sleepers, not to mention three garbage bags full of baby clothes. I'm not sure how or when I'm going to filter through and organize all this stuff, but Doc wants his office back (right now, everything is being stored in his office) and it looks like Babies R Us threw up in there. There's only this small, clear pathway to his desk and then all around is just baby stuff. Every time I look in his office, I cry a little inside knowing that I have to go through all it. Don't get me wrong. I appreciate that we don't have to spend the time and money to buy it, but does this little guy really need a baby wipe warmer (yes, we have inherited one of those, too).

9 comments:

Jen said...

Sounds like everything is going great! That's nice that you have so many donated items - overwhelming to go through I'm sure but nice nonetheless.

newbie said...

Now you're getting to the fun stuff - decorating the nursery! I'm so glad everything is going well for you, your little guy will be here before you know it!

Anonymous said...

I pooh-poohed the wipe warmer too... Until our baby was born and cried when the cold wipes touched her butt. We ended up buying one.

Wiley said...

Which flavor you go with on the glucose? I'm not sure why, but I'm always fascinated by which option people take ;-)

And I completely vote no on wipe warmers. Seems like they'd get used to it and it would be a hassle out? And they didn't use them in the NICU...

TurtleMama said...

Yay for a clean bill of health! The nursery has become my new obsession! Have fun!

Jem said...

I'm so glad your last blood work went well. Huge relief.

Hey, pass one of those co-sleepers my way! I'm looking for one!

Single Mom BB said...

I was given a ton of garbage bags of hand-me-downs right before Christmas. When my mom was in town the other weekend she sorted through the bags and put them in bins (boy, girl, gender neutral, donate). Having that done makes a world of difference. Good luck going through it all!

Nikki said...

So exciting Sooz!!!! You are getting close to meeting the little one!

Kelli said...

Glad for the update...! So happy things are moving right along! Thanks for your sweet comment on my blog! =0)