Monthly Archives: January 2009

How squished can one’s organs get?

Lots of stuff to update on…

First, we had our 24th week OB appointment today. We met with a different doctor than our usual one in the practice, and he was very nice with a gentle demeanor. Blood pressure, urine and fundal height all checked out fine. Nutella gained a little more weight than she would have liked, but we chalk it up to the holidays and our vacation, when we ate out every day. Cupcake’s heartbeat was strong and steady on the doppler. Nutella was given a 10 oz little bottle of the ORANGE DRINK for the glucose test next month. Doesn’t seem so bad…maybe like jello before it hardens in the fridge.

We made an appointment for the 28th week, when they will take blood for the glucose test and also to see if Nutella has been sensitized against Rh positive blood, which is unlikely. We also made an appointment for the 30th week, when they do a standard ultrasound to make sure the amniotic fluid level is ok, check the baby’s growth, check the placenta, etc. If everything is ok, off we go to the midwife center and bye-bye we say to the OB.

In other news, we are pretty much done with our registry, which we did over this past weekend. We spent 1.5 hours in Ba.bies R Us, which I thought was kinda fun yet slightly overwhelming. We scanned a few items, and wrote down a bunch more to research from home before adding. You can tell from our registry we are “green” people, regarding favorite color and…

Diapers. We decided to go with gDiapers, mainly because we both didn’t want to go with purely disposable, and I didn’t want to go with purely cloth. With the gDiapers, we’ll most likely toss the liners into biodegradable bags, not being sure how our plumbing will handle them even though they’re flushable. We’ll see. It was an easy compromise and we’re both excited about these diapers. (Did I just say I was “excited” about a diaper?)

Finally, I wonder just how active Cupcake is going to be outside the womb, because it feels like he’s trying to kick his way out from the inside most days. Even the OB said he was very active when trying to listen to the heartbeat. Starting at 26 weeks, they say you can sometimes hear the baby’s heartbeat with your naked ear. I tried early and failed to hear it, but got kicked in the ear a couple times. Looks like I better start some physical training now.