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Good week / Challenging Week @ 34.5 wks

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Sorry I haven't blogged in awhile. I wasn't really feeling like sharing much I guess.

This was both a good week and a challenging week.

Challenge wise, my 2.5 yr "puppy" had a cyst rupture on Monday night. We took her to the vet that we have only seen one other time for a wellness visit. He proceeded to "clean out" the cyst without giving her any anesthesia / pain meds / etc, with her screaming bloody murder the whole time. Poor baby - it was so irritated and she was so miserable for the next several days. I ended up taking her to a different vet on the recommendation of a friend on Friday, got some pain meds, different antibiotic and a whole lot more comforting rather than the scolding I received from the first vet about being "too upset" because "he wasn't hurting her," she was "just being sensitive." Are you kidding me?!#!:!: If I came at you and dug around in an open, bleeding, fairly deep wound with a pointy metal probe, I bet you would be pretty unhappy and vocal about it. I already called his office to tell them that we would never be back, but still....Puppy dog is doing much better now - actually wants to eat, play with her toys and generally be her little princess self. I am a much happier pet mama.

Good week wise, I am finally settled in my new office space and my patients love it. I need to plan an open house to celebrate the space prior to leaving for maternity leave. Hopefully that comes together this week.

I also had a prenatal visit on Friday with one of the last midwives I had yet to meet out of the 9 person group practice. She was great - energetic, attentive, informative and professional. I really appreciated my appointment with her as I felt like she addressed my questions but kept things moving. I was also ecstatic that I was back down to a reasonable weight from my last visit; last visit three weeks ago I had gained "10 lbs" that I think was a lot of water weight, which since I have been much more diligent about Sparking and watching my salt intake has disappeared. I was really happy to see that 9 of those pounds were gone on Friday and midwives were just fine with it. Baby Sunshine is doing perfect - head down, heartbeat in the 130s, measuring just fine. Looking just great to be on time or hopefully a little earlier than 40 weeks :)

Mostly, I'm just looking forward to getting the baby here and getting started on our little family. Nursery is coming together more. My mom is buying us our crib and furniture, which she will be ordering next weekend. That will make things look a lot more finished in there. Also, the rocker/recliner we ordered at the beginning of July should be arriving soon. I'm excited about it because it is super comfortable but also pretty stylish and should transition nicely out of the nursery when we don't need it anymore. I have never liked the traditional wooden glider rockers that apparently I'm supposed to love for a nursery - too much like grandma's country house for me. I think the chair we picked out will be a good alternative for us, plus, it will great with the rest of our furniture when Baby Sunshine needs more room in their room.

All in all, 34.5 weeks is feeling good. Just excited about finishing this process; now is the time to start gearing up to give 110% to cross the finish line. emoticon emoticon
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    you look so great!
    2726 days ago
    Glad you had a good appt. I'm fine with my LO coming a bit early too! ;) Way to go on cutting back on your sodium-that is so hard! Hope you have a good week.
    2743 days ago
    you look awesome!!! =)
    2743 days ago
    Love the picture. As usual, just wish you the best!
    2743 days ago
    You look absolutely adorable! Great job on losing the water weight. I had an appointment on Thursday and we found out the baby is a boy! My doctor was also a lot better about the whole weight gain thing and told me I am right on track and stop worrying about it. As long as I am being active and eating healthy that is all that matters! I've been a lot more diligent about keeping track (except for this weekend) and watching what I eat too. :)
    2746 days ago
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