In exactly two weeks from now, I will be holding my baby boy!
I feel like I can start to count down now! Before it felt like “ok this is coming up, but it’s still in the future” but now Joshua is REALLY almost here! And that’s if something doesn’t happen sooner.
I just got home from my 37 week doctor appointment. Or a trip to the “Mommy doctor” as the kids call it. All is well, nothing new to report. My BP is still looking great. No protein or sugar in my urine etc. (No issues giving urine samples HERE! lol!) I’m doing fine. I don’t know what my weight gain is at right now, but I don’t really care. I am at the point where I’m done watching what I eat. I’m enjoying extra’s like a Nestle Drumstick (yum, one of my favs from when I was a kid!) and other summer treats here and there. I figure I have 2 more weeks to enjoy that stuff and then I’m on a D-I-E-T!!!
My doctor didn’t yell at me or say much about my hospital visit on Sunday night. She said yep, that happens and to call if it happens again where I’m still getting painful contractions despite resting. We talked about a few more details with my c-section too. She said as long as I’m ok with it, she’s going to use something called Seprafilm when she sews me back up. It’s a dissolvable “adhesive barrier” that she’s recently started using in the past couple of years inside of the muscle layers. It’s supposed to prevent scar tissue from forming and it completely dissolves within 7 days. It’s especially good for repeat c-section and even better if there will be future surgeries (ie. another baby and we are planning on one more God-willing.)
She also mentioned that they will do extra monitoring of Joshua because I am on the Tylenol w. Codeine. She assured me that it was nothing to worry about and Joshua would be fine, but it’s just a routine precaution that they (the hospital) take for all babies whose mothers have been taking prescription pain killers. It’s mainly for stronger meds like Vicodin or Percoset, but Codeine falls under that range so they’ll watch him. I asked if I should stop taking the Codeine now or maybe a couple days before the c-section and she said no, any meds taken within 2 weeks of delivery requires monitoring. So even if I stopped taking the meds today, they would still check him out extra carefully. My doctor assured me that it was not hurting Joshua and that I should keep taking the meds, but once again she was just letting me know so I would be aware. I really appreciate that. I much prefer to know about things like that ahead of time versus being surprised.
I stayed off my feet yesterday and was very good. At about 11 pm, I had a slight meltdown when I realized that Nate was heading to bed and he had yet to clean up the shavings on the floor all around the guinea pig cage. I love that guinea pig, but he sure can make a mess. He runs laps around the cage and flings shavings out on the floor constantly. Nate cleaned out the cage last night and even taped extra cardboard around the outside so Pumpkin couldn’t make as much of a mess. But he didn’t clean up the existing shavings on the floor and I just could not go to bed with that mess.
But aside from that, I was very good. 😉
And now I am taking a break while I’m sitting here typing and will stay off my feet for a bit. I have an easy dinner planned – Tuna Burgers (yum!) and will work on that in a little bit.