June 25, 2008

A Wrench in the Works

Another week, another appointment with the doctor. This time the news wasn't so good: Ciaran went transverse -- his feet are down, and his butt and head are horizontal (and pretty high) in my belly. At least his latest position explains why I've been more uncomfortable the past few days. So there is a chance that he'll go back head-down, but there's also a chance he won't. So we're back to the uncertainty of what kind of delivery we'll have.

I have to admit, I got my hopes up that we could have a normal delivery -- we were getting well-versed on pain management techniques and childbirth options. Now I don't know what to do -- except wait. We have another scan in a week or so, and we'll know more then.

The good news: he looks very healthy and well, and that is, of course, the most important thing!

June 16, 2008

The Number 1 Thing You Didn't Know About Chocolate Chip Cookies

They are, in fact, younger than presumptive Republican presidential nominee John McCain.  For more on this topic, see thingsyoungerthanmccain.com. No, I'm not kidding.

June 13, 2008

The Woes of Nursery Furniture

I was so hoping for a finished nursery this week. We have everything we need -- diapers, clothes, toys, books, even furniture. No -- scratch that last one. Yesterday I opened the box and took out the crib components, only to find that two of the pieces were damaged. It took the wind out of my sails, and I left the nursery alone. Today SO'B and I boldly opened the changing table box. This time there were three damaged parts. 

So, we're waiting for new pieces to arrive for the crib (end of next week) and for a whole new changing table -- which is out of stock.  It "should" come in by the end of next week, and there are no extra charges, but the nursery remains in chaos for another week... at least. Do you know what that does to a nesting mom-to-be??? 

June 2, 2008


Me at 31 1/2 weeks:
This just in: I have one smart, acrobatic kid living in my belly: Ciaran turned head-down! That means, despite my uterine anomalies (which I get to read on my file each and every visit), I will likely have a normal delivery! YAY!

It also means that I have to pee more, but that's a small price to pay for not getting cut open.

Now, let mental preparations (and Kegels) for a vaginal delivery commence. The pain won't be so bad, right?