Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Bullet Point Update

Have you missed me?  I've missed me!  My computer has been dead for almost three weeks, and I couldn't post at work.  So, here is a whole bunch of updates for you:

  • Baby Girl is officially past due.  She is also huge.  Had an ultrasound done today to determine size, and the doctor is estimating her at 9lbs 5oz.  He said he could be off a pound in either direction.  Let's hope he's an over-estimator!
  • We've scheduled an induction date.  I will go in to the hospital next Sunday the 28th and start the process.  That means by this time next week I should have a little (haha) baby girl in my arms!  It's really nice to have an end date in sight.
  • However, my cervix remains relatively unchanged.  The doctor says it is not "favorable" and that my odds of having a c-section are way up.  Add that to her size and he told me to mentally prepare myself for that.  Joy.  I was really hoping to not have to cross that bridge, but I will do whatever it takes to get Baby Girl here.
  • The little popsicle hoarding doorbell ringing annoyance girl next door came over to check on me last night.  She can't quite grasp the concept that Baby Girl was due Saturday and still isn't here.  She told me that as long as we were waiting, why not wait until March so they could have the same birthday?  
  • Then, she asked me if I was excited to have this baby because "You used to be so skinny!"  I'm taking it as a compliment.  Someone thought I was skinny before!
  • Speaking of weight, I'm down two pounds from my pre-pregnancy weight.  Factor in 9 pounds of baby, and I'm feeling pretty damn good about myself.
  • I have become addicted to The Vampire Diaries.  Net flix does not get them to me fast enough.  Stephan is cute and all, but Damon has me won over.  And the fact that they routinely make fun of Twilight?  Love it!  (I'll let you in on a little secret: I'm not a fan of the Twilight movies.  The Husband, however, is a major Twi-hard.)
  • I'm also reading a ton.  I will take any and all book suggestions!  I'm currently re-reading The Wheel of Time series.
I think that's about it.  I'm off work on maternity leave (not by choice, my contract ran out of money for the fiscal year) and trying to enjoy my free time while I can.  Hopefully the computer keeps working so I can update you guys more often!


  1. *WHOA BABY GIRL! From my personal experiences (mine and friends') ultrasound measurements are normally bigger than the baby so that's good.

    *C-Sections really aren't all that bad. Yes, they're major surgery but I am pretty happy with my experience


    *The Traveler, The Dark River and The Golden City by John Tweleve Hawks (read in that order). It is a FANTASTIC trilogy!!! I think I'm going to reread them!!!

  2. I was wondering where you went and if the baby had arrived yet. That's a big baby; I do hope he's shooting high. Get you on the C-section (I feel the same way) but you're right, whatever needs to be done. And annoying the neighbor girl may be, that was kind of cute. You're in the final countdown!!! Wishing you all the best.

  3. OMG! Can't believe it is that time! Woohoo! Can't wait to meet your little girl :-)