This morning, Bobby decided to have some hardcore arrythymia, but thank goodness we had one of our regular nurses who wasnt freaked out and just accepted that our baby boy is going through a rough spell. He still had some moments of normalacy, which was nice. Maya was thumping away with her normal little heartbeat and, when her brother kicked her, gave such a kick I thought my uterus was going to come out of my belly. These kids... They are quite the athletes. I cherish each second.
I had a little cry in the shower. Each week that passes isn't just a step closer to a happy outcome (9w to go!!!) but it is also a reminder of how much farther this pregnancy has gone gestationally (11w, 10w, 9w...) And that is a hard thing to face. It is hard to feel so happy and yet so broken at the same time.
I think I may have mentioned that I was never a big online shopper. Yes, I used Amazon for the ocassional thing (but I prefer going to my local bookstore over online book shopping). Bedrest introduced me to the joys of internet shopping. This morning, I ordered something off a cousin's baby registry, then spent a good hour and a half at Hallmark ordering cards for September's birthdays, anniversaries, and holidays. I'm $100 poorer all together but it was great... Gotta love the internet... And I have to pop over to Amazon later, since I am out of new books to read! Poor Peter. Instead of "house poor" we are going to be "hospital poor"!
All in all, this weekend will probably be pretty lazy and we will be on our way towards 28w before I know it. Peter is off on Monday, so we will just hang around and chat and catch up. Monday is also an u/s day with perinatal testing, so he will get to be a part of that. I had thought of making the big goal of 28 days (and maybe I still will) once we get there, but now I'm wondering if I should count down to the shower at 30w. We've already gotten some RSVPs (my MIL is keeping me updated) and I am looking forward to the few hours out of the hospital. The CRNP dropped by yesterday just to chat (said that, since she hadnt seen me the whole day she needed her "Carol fix", LOL) and said that, perhaps in the 30s, she can convince Dr B to let me have a daily wheelchair ride to the outside! Woo Hoo! We shall see!
Speaking of Dr B, a funny thing happened on Thursday. He came in for rounds while I was working on the favors and thought they were cute. I told him to take one for he and his nurses, so he took 3 and told me he'd pass the 2 along to the 2 nurses that are his in the office. He was so cute about it. :)
I've never been one for diet drinks but I have a confession to make. The water was getting hard to handle, so Peter bought me some Crystal Light. I hate artificial stuff, but man is it good when you just need a break. Especially the fruit punch... Just a note for those other GD's who are struggling with slurping down so much water. The Crystal Light almost makes the water like koolaid for grownups. Now, I dont drink it exclusively but it helps clear a pitcher or two a day (and when you are working on 5+, that is a huge help...)
So... Here we are... 27w... 1 week away from our next goal and 3 weeks away from my baby shower. Here's to hoping that this is a good weekend (and that our bouncing boy who is currently kicking his sister decides that he's had enough of an irregular heartbeat and grows back into a regular one!!!).