Thursday, May 10, 2007

Farewell, OB clinic

I had my last appointment at the OB clinic today. My husband went with me, ostensibly to ask questions, but it turned out he mostly wanted to make quips and be perceived as a comic genius. I expect similar behavior in the OR on Monday.

My blood pressure was something like 104 over 60-something or 70-something. My uterus measured 38 weeks. The baby's heartbeat was in the 140s. I had lost a half a pound since last week, which is baffling to me, given that I have consumed no fewer than six (6) ice-cream floats during that time, as well as a great deal of straight ice cream. I have been rationalizing this by saying that I might have to give up dairy while breastfeeding (since the lactation consultant told us that it's the most common thing that actually does seem to irritate a BFing baby's little digestive system), even though I probably won't. It is actually quite remarkable how much dairy I eat at present - it would be hard to go cold-turkey. Also, we now have about fifty different varieties of ice cream and frozen yogurt in our freezer. What am I supposed to do? Throw it out? Pffft.

After consulting with the OB about the c-section, we got to the most important question of all: what sort of Internet access is available in the mother/baby unit? The OB didn't know, so we cruised over to mother/baby to ask. It turns out they have ethernet access there - sweet! So we'll hope to post news and photos relatively soon after delivery. One thing I must, must, must remember for Monday is that I am to call labor & delivery before we go - if there are no beds available, they will have us wait at home. I don't want to forget to do this, since waiting in the hospital, having not eaten or drunk anything since midnight, would be undesirable.

Last night, I had a hard time sleeping. The baby was very active and I seem to have the beginnings of a cold. Also, it was hot until I turned the a/c down. But I think the insomnia is coming from nerves, really. I only have four more nights (max) of good sleep. I must take advantage of it. A nap may be in order today.


Mary Ellen and Steve said...

Enjoy your must deserved nap. I am looking forward to the pictures!

TLB said...

Wow, it's really here! Hard to believe it's actually been nine months.

Remember to ask if you need help with anything. B and I are at your disposal.

Anonymous said...

If you need help eating your ice cream, I could offer assistance!

hope548 said...

Good luck! I hope all goes smoothly.