Friday, December 4, 2009

Ups and Down

Yesterday was a big day. Russ celebrated his 35th birthday!! It wasn't the birthday party either of us would've planned, but we celebrated with dinner from Brick Oven, a delicious cookie cake (a tradition his mother started years ago and they're delish), and gifts in the hospital (and an enormous thank you to Sonia and Erin for making it happen). My plan is to celebrate both of our birthdays OUTSIDE of the hospital and me NOT wearing pajamas when "we" are home.

I had my usual morning visit from my OB/GYN and he confirmed that I am in the books for December 21st, our induction is scheduled! On that day baby will be 34 weeks and 1 day. I am being induced (and do have a chance of an c-section) because as the size of baby increases, it becomes harder to move without much fluid in there. We are hoping that either way, I'll be home for Christmas (my new favorite song of ALL time).

We had a visit from our perinatologist last night. She's awesome. Sonogram looked good, my AFI was up from last week to a 5.5 (the highest it's been since my arrival) and our little baby weighs approximately 3 lbs and 10 ounces. Baby's heartrate continues to look good each day and I'm still getting to pat that little hiney a few times a day, too!!

Russ and Karol were able to round up the pumpkins and scarecrows from the house, bundle them up in tubs, and banish them to the attic for next year. AND most importantly...

Our dear friends we met in the hospital, who are on this journey with us, unexpectedly delivered their little man yesterday. He's a lucky boy who shares his birthday with the most wonderful man in the world. He was at 27 weeks and 6 days gestation and weighed 2 lbs. and 9 oz. He is stable, but they all need your prayers right now.

The snow today was exciting to see. I saw it from my window, but didn't get to play in it. Riley was home with Nunny today. They bundled up and went outsside to see the snow--he wanted to eat it! I was glad there was no accumulation, hopefully no ice tonight. I definitely need to get outside tomorrow and feel the cold front (in my pajamas, it won't last long)!

1 comment:

Stephanie said...

How exciting to have a birth date! Congratulations!