"Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature, nor do the children of men as a whole experience it. Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing. " -Helen Keller

Sunday, November 06, 2005

3 weeks 5 days until Gabe arrives...

and I truly can't believe it. As much as he moves around in there, I know he's doing well. However, I still have trouble believing there will really be a happy, healthy baby at the end of all this. I truly am enjoying every little bit of this...even the movements and flips that are strong enough to make me catch my breath.

As of my appointment last Wednesday (Nov 2), I am still 2 pounds below the weight I started this pregnancy at. However, I think I like the scale at the perinatologist's office better. It measured me a full 3 pounds lighter. My blood pressure still is up a bit at the beginning of my appointments but its not too bad. But, after lying on my side for the NST, my BP was only 105/54. As long as it still drops like that, neither my OB nor I will worry.

Also, my OB talked to the doctors in the hospitals anesthesia department and they do not see any reason to admit me a day early. Because I don' have a classic presentation of a clotting disorder and because it has never affected my health, they are sure it will be more than enough to just discontinue the heparin 24 hrs before surgery. And, they do not see any reason I would not be able to have a spinal for the c-section. My next appointment is on Friday the 11th and I will be filling out all the paperwork for my c-section that day.

As promised, here are some belly shots...



You can see more belly pics taken at the same time at this link http://home.earthlink.net/~chfdcpt/SIGNATUREPICS8.html

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Look at that belly!!

Everything sounds great, Kristin and you look wonderful!

What a nice belly you have there

:-)

One last picture request -- you HAVE to take one the day of your C-section. I think that would be lovely to share, but also a keepsake for Gabe's books, etc.

Only 3-1/2 weeks! WOWZERS!

Jenn said...

You look so wonderful! Time really does fly, doesn't it? I wish you the best and can't wait to hear your birth story and see pictures!!!

love, Jenn

Bean said...

woah look at that bellah!! You look gorgeous Kristin, I'm so happy for you!!

(and e-mail me your mailing address so I can send Gabe's gift!) :D

Crista said...

Wow, you are looking great! Can't believe there's so little time left, but also can't wait to welcome Gabe to the "outer" world. :)

Sorry I don't comment much, but I have been checking in on you as often as I can!