Birthday follow-up

Monday, June 8, 2009

So... Yesterday was the day. We spent the weekend together... at home... no one came over and it was great. We went to church on Sunday morning but, otherwise, didnt go out. We cuddled a lot. All weekend. It was what I wanted... needed...

I received quite a bit of money for my birthday, which blew me out of the water. I dont really know what to get "me", which is what people asked me to do. Perhaps I'll just save it until post pregnancy. But I did spend some of it... I bought...

A stroller. And I cried and cried. We have a beautiful perfect, completed nursery. If an infant moved in today, they'd be clothed and have a perfect room. I love going into the nursery and sitting in the rocking chair. (It's upstairs, so I wont be there for a while...) The stroller we chose with Nicholas and Sophia is the one we are currently registered for, and it is so popular that it is never in stock. Well... we not only found it, but for $30 less and free shipping. Peter said the comment that inspired me to hit the "confirm order" button. "Every baby deserves that we 100% invest in them. Our fear cant allow us to second guess getting ready for them. We wouldnt not invest in their college fund because they might die before getting there." So, I hit that button. It will get here sometime in July. And I wont think about any other outcome rather than pushing them around in it.

I'm still addicted to my pH strips. What would I do without that constant reassurance!!! I've been having a clear, odorless, watery discharge. Those pH strips confirm it's 4 or 4.5 and the dreaded amniotic fluid 7.5 (or even 7 or 8). 4-6 is normal discharge. 6, for me, is what my urine is (yes, I check...) Anyone who has been, wants to be, or is pregnant knows the fear of watery discharge. Even though every u/s shows constant, full water bags, it still freaks me out. And, sometimes, with the rest of the stress, the discharge is just too much. Hence, the wonderful pH strips. The minute the freak out starts, a strip comes out, and a breath of relief comes out. Those combined with the home doppler - maybe I will survive! (LOL)

11 comments:

nikki wood said...

Happy late birthday! I'm so excited you got to order your stroller, Peter is right!

Busted Tube said...

Happy Birthday! Good for you for going for it with the stroller and congratulations on your beautiful Maya & Robert, I love their names.

Donna said...

That's a wonderful birthday purchase. I'm glad you got the stroller you wanted. And I really love what your husband told you too!

bubbledragon said...

Happy Birthday!!

Also, thank you for the quote from your husband - I think we can all remind ourselves of that!!

Our Journey... said...

So glad you guys got the stroller...you have a very wise husband : )

bubbledragon said...

Oh, Hey, one more - sorry.
If you get a chance, and don't think it's too creepy, maybe email me your address - I'd really like to send a card your way. My email is bubbledragon at gmail dot com.

Paula said...

Happy birthday Michele! I think the stroller was a great choice for your present.

Paula

Cara said...

All good news from your blog...is just what I want to hear!!!

keep it coming Michele!!

May said...

Whew! Lots going on over here!! Hooray for Maya and Robert! What great names.

Mommy (You can call me OM) said...

I cannot even fathom the anxiety you feel and we catch just a glimpse of it in your writing. I pray every day that the freak out sessions will lessen and peace will settle in for you.

I'm happy you ordered the stroller. Good for you! :)

Peace, my friend.

Catherine W said...

Happy birthday! I'm so pleased you ordered the stroller. You have a very wise husband. That is all that any of us can do, invest 100% and love our little ones whilst they are with us.
I'm sure that all your babies know that their parents love them so very, very much.
Hope that the freak outs ease. xx