November 22, 2008

Baby Updates

We had our size ultrasound yesterday. Ever fearful of the Giganto Baby, we were very interested in the results. Unfortunately the ultrasound tech was exceedingly vague, with conversations like:

"Is he big?"
"He's within normal range."
"But is he going to be really big?"
"Well, he's not going to be a small baby..."

It was difficult to decipher the ultrasound screen as we were watching it, but we did walk away with one piece of information--he's currently estimated at 6 pounds, 9 ounces. Which as best we can tell is big but not alarmingly huge. It looks like he's measuring about 2 weeks ahead (ultrasound was at 35 weeks, 3 days, and he's measuring about 37 and a half weeks).

No scheduled c-section, yet.

I should be seeing the doctor weekly at this point, but she's only in the Orange office on Thursday mornings and next Thursday is Thanksgiving. She felt I was doing well enough that I could wait another week to see her (instead of seeing another doctor in the practice).

Today we headed out for some last-minute shopping. Now that we know his approximate size, we got some additional onesies and sleepers and another outfit. We still haven't gotten the "My First Christmas" outfit but I have one picked out that I liked at Babies R Us, they just didn't have the right size. There are a few more things we need to pick up from BRU too, so hopefully they'll have it.

We also hit Crate and Barrel to check out their super, super, super cool TV stand that I'm now drooling over. They also have matching bookshelves, so again with the drooling. We decided to wait and think about it, as it's a very big purchase (but they're GORGEOUS!). We did get a 15% off coupon in the mail so that will be a nice savings. I think we may invest in the TV stand (Kevin has permission to buy a new TV this year) and then decide later about the bookshelves. We actually got 2 Crate and Barrel coupons, so I got to go to Border's next door while Santa shopped used his second coupon. I can't wait to see what Santa saved so much money on!

After Crate and Barrel we headed across the street to The Container Store to check out their "closet solutions." The baby's room has a long, skinny closet with a single bar that we need to organize into a kid's-type closet. We're also looking at shelves for the laundry room to organize in there. The thing about The Container Store is that they have a huge 30% off sale in January, so we decided that's probably the best shelving system for our needs, but we're going to wait until it's on sale to buy it. In the meantime we bought a double hang closet rod so we can have baby clothes that are easy to see and reach.

We then swung by Red Robin to eat, Kevin ran into Cost Plus for some goodies, and we stopped by Staples to get some storage boxes as Kevin moves out of his room (which he's doing right now). Then we hit the motherlode at Ikea. We did indeed get our Leksvik collection--a dresser/changing table (the changing table conveniently comes off and it's a low dresser, perfect for kids, a high cabinet, a wall shelf, and a narrow dresser. We picked up some other odds and ends, and by the time we were done, we realized that our son will be sleeping in the Satan Room, as the purchases added up to $666. Heh.

Now I'm resting my aching back and Kevin is busy packing books. We're still trying to get rid of sell some old furniture taking up a lot of space in the garage, and then Kevin's office stuff will move there until we can get the real office built. Hard to believe this is actually all happening! I need to create my iPod playlist of soothing music to play during labor. That should be interesting.

Posted by Shelby at November 22, 2008 07:05 PM
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