Weekend Update

Monday, October 31, 2011

Its been awhile...I get so slack with my blogging when DH is home! Plus we have had a super busy weekend so I haven't had much time to sit down with my computer and post an update. So here's what has been happening...

DH arrived home for his 2 week break!! Hooray!!

I took Thursday off work to hang out with DH. We ran around doing some errands, but also managed to squeeze in a swim and walk at the beach before the weather turned horrible. We also went out for dinner as an early birthday celebration with my parents, sister and her partner.

My birthday! Cannot believe I am now 27!
Had a lovely day and was totally spoilt by my family. Had an ob appointment in the morning so got another peek at our little man which of course was the highlight of my day. We went out to a lovely Thai restaurant for lunch and spent the evening snuggled on the couch watching movies.

Mum and I went to a short Baby & Toddler First Aid Course run by the ambulance service. Got a run through on all the basics-CPR, burns, croup, febrile convulsions, bites & stings, head wounds etc. Makes me feel more confident about knowing what to do in an emergency and how to help bub until an ambulance arrives. Definitely worthwhile! DH kept busy by laying a new kitchen floor (with the help of my dad). We have had no floor (just bare, old floor boards) in our kitchen since we had a new one built back when we first bought the house almost 3 years ago. It's amazing how excited I got over this floor. It looks fabulous and it's nice to have something else on our 'house to do list' finished!

Finally finished painting the baby's room!! It looks great. Now we just need the carpet and air conditioning installed and it will be ready to decorate! We also put the pram together and started playing with it. I think I need a little more practice before I become a pro! Went out in the afternoon to visit our friends that just had a baby a few weeks ago. Was lovely to catch up with them (and to get some baby cuddles).

Ob Appointment
Our little man is doing well. It's amazing how much bigger he has gotten in the past month! He now weighs around 1.6kg so he's put on over 600g in a month. He didn't want to stay still for long but we caught a glimpse of him playing with his cord. The ob said they usually squeeze it until they start to feel a little dizzy and then they let go!
My placenta still has not budged, so it is looking very likely that a c-section will be my delivery method. Ob started giving us a bit of a run down of how it will all go down. Looks like bub may be here sooner than we think...she said she would book me in around 37-38 weeks! This puts us right around Christmas/New Year so I'm hoping we can push it out to at least after New Years Day...but I guess it all comes down to whatever is best for me and baby. Ob also gave us a bit of a run down on worse case scenarios...if after the delivery I am still bleeding there is a whole range of things they can do to try and stop it...very, very last resort is a hysterectomy. I was a little shocked about this...and am trying not to dwell on the possibility of this happening. I have the utmost trust in my ob and I know she will do everything to keep me and baby safe.
I'm now onto fortnightly appointments so we are really down to the business end of things!!


Tomorrow evening is our 3D/4D scan. I am so excited about this and hoping that bub is in a good position so that we get lots of lovely shots! My mum and sister are both coming along with us too and are also excited. I think even DH is looking forward to getting a really good look at our little boy.


Baby Hopes said...

Sounds like a wonderful few days!!! So much going on with your house and your little man!!! :) I had no idea that they play with their cords that way - how adorable!!! :) Yay for getting close to his arrival!!! Hoping and praying that all stays well with his delivery.

NewYearMum2.blogspot.com said...

Happy birthday :)) Wonderful to hear that your bub is going so well & that so many fun things are happening in preparation :) CPR course sounds like a great idea too. Will be great to have a bub around Christmas/NY... my sister's birthday is 27/12 and she has great fun every year. Love always xoxo

babycrazykiwi said...

Happy Birthday chick!!! Sounds like you've had a great few days. I'll be hoping like mad for you that the 'last' option doesn't happen come the arrival of the lil guy. All the best.

♥ Cass said...

Happy birthday for last friday!!! That CRP course is a great idea. I never even knew you could do a baby and toddler one!!
Not long now till you meet your little man, you must be very excited!! :)