I’m here, I’m here! Sorry for being MIA the last week or so. Life has been hectic. So, first things first. Baby is just fine! Despite the doctor’s worries that I was not growing big enough….our baby girl is measuring in at 2 pounds and 11 ounces. Just slightly BIGGER than average for 28 weeks. Judging from her size, I am scheduled to delivery a bit earlier than my original due date. I can’t tell you how nervous I was going in to the ultrasound appointment on Friday. I was worried that she would not be growing right or at the pace she needed to be. Mainly, my anxiety came from my doctor, who at my last appointment scolded me a bit for not having gained more weight. She measured me and told me (literally, told me) “You are not giving her the nutrients she needs….you are growing a small baby”. I felt a bit like she thought I was TRYING to not gain weight or something…and I got that awful feeling like I was doing something wrong. WELL doctor, the ultrasound shows that I am actually growing a very normal, healthy sized baby! Errrr. I know they just have to cover their bases and make sure that the baby is ok, but all the stress and anxiety I have been feeling for weeks was really not needed at all. I do have to wait a few days for the doctor to get the readings back from the ultrasound and make sure that everything else (developmentally) is also ok…but the main concern from the doctor seemed to be her growth. And she is growing like a champ. Praise God.
Also, this weekend began the process of starting my registry. Good Lord. If I did not have my sister, I don’t know what I would have done. Funny enough, it was the first time I ever stepped foot in a Babies’R’Us. Seriously, it was a whole new world to me, and I had no idea where to start. I brought around my little checklist and my sister basically just told me everything to buy. Being a mommy of two babies, she know’s what’s up. From breast pumps to bottles, blankets to teethers. We were moving along pretty nicely until we came to the strollers and carseats. There were so many options, and so few that I liked. I decided to look into it a bit more before making a quick decision. I am considering the Mutsy Transporter Stroller. Does anyone have this stroller!? I need some reviews! Or just a stroller / brand that you love, that doesn’t cost an arm and a leg? Let me know! Next thing on my list is to sign up for a birthing and breastfeeding class. I will bring Sam with me to the birthing class, but I think I can handle the breastfeeding class on my own ;) I still have A LOT to learn.
Last thing….be sure to stop back soon because I am getting together a big ol giveaway (of my own art)…especially for you! It’s about time I did something like this!