Week39 …and yet another A+ doctor visit

With only a week until due date ….we were very curious if there was any sign that this baby was ready to come out into the real world. Well, no promises, but Dr. Omar doesn’t see any sign this baby coming in the next day or two.

Everything is fine, baby’s head is down, estimated weight at this time 7 to 7.5lbs. Everything with mom and baby checks out just fine.

So, that was about it!? Nothing to do but wait and another appointment in a week.

39weeks, baby not ready to come out at this schedule Dr. Visit ...Bye Bye Dr Omar
39weeks, baby not ready to come out at this schedule Dr. Visit ...Bye Bye Dr. Omar

A Little Afternoon Jaunt …Sierras

With the baby a bit over a week away (which means any time now) …we don’t always know what to do with ourselves and this afternoon was an example.

So, we jumped in the car and took a little drive and had some fun …up into the Sierras, over Mt. Rose then lunch at Kings Beach (Lake Tahoe) and then home. Just a few hours, but it was nice to get out.

Kathy at 39weeks at the Mt. Rose Sumit
Kathy at 39weeks at the Mt. Rose Summit
Kathy at 39weeks enjoying lunch at Kings Beach (Lake Tahoe) and looking GREAT!
Kathy at 39weeks enjoying lunch at Kings Beach (Lake Tahoe) and looking GREAT!

More Pics of this impromptu afternoon can be seen here(clicky)

Car Seat Inspection, Peg’s, Tummy Pics etc……

The local ambulance company “Remsa” occasionally has car seat inspections -so we figured we’d have our recent install inspected. They say 90% are installed incorrectly.

Then we’d treat ourselves to breakfast. ? Along the way we took a few tummy pics etc -as we’re testing out a new compact camera.

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Car Seat Inspection
Car Seat Inspection
These young ladies gave us an A+ ...plus some good suggestions to improve our installation :-)
These young ladies gave us an A+ ...plus some good suggestions to improve our installation 🙂

Then off to our favorite breakfast spot: Peg’s Glorified Ham & Eggs!! This place is the best!!

Best Breakfast spot anywhere ~Pegs Glorified Ham & Eggs~
Best Breakfast spot anywhere ~Pegs Glorified Ham & Eggs~
Best Breakfast spot anywhere ~Pegs Glorified Ham & Eggs~
A Tummy Pic downtown Reno while waiting for our table
Best Breakfast spot anywhere ~Peg's Glorified Ham & Eggs~
Best Breakfast spot anywhere ~Peg's Glorified Ham & Eggs~

Then a short walk and a few pictures in front of this frozen pond

Kathy showing off that great tummy in front of a semi-frozen pond
Kathy showing off that great tummy in front of a semi-frozen pond
Kathy showing off that great tummy in front of a semi-frozen pond
Kathy showing off that great tummy in front of a semi-frozen pond

…and a quick stop downtown Reno to watch the skaters enjoying the ice rink.

Ice skating rink downtown Reno
Ice skating rink downtown Reno

Installing New Car Seat

Today we installed the fancy new Baby seat for the car. More of an undertaking than you might imagine. The base mounts semi-permanently in the car and the “seat” is designed to click-in-and-out of of the base.

John Installing the car seat
John Installing the car seat
John Installing the car seat
John Installing the car seat

Yet another A+ Doctor Appointment

Another great appointment today.  Everything tracking wonderfully.

So far, there has always been a next step in the process. For example a test that needs to be run, something for us to do etc.  In other words we’ve always had a task on the “to-do” list that has kept us occupied and busy.

Well, no more.  Today Dr. Omar said:  “Everything looks great, there is nothing else for us to do except wait for the baby.”

That was kinda of a wake-up call! …nothing to do but wait for the baby to come!

Feb5 Dr. Appointment (37weeks)
Feb5 Dr. Appointment (37weeks)
Feb5 Dr. Appointment (37weeks)
Feb5 Dr. Appointment (37weeks)
Feb3 Doctor Visit -37weeks
Feb5 Doctor Appointment (37weeks)

Baby-care class

Well tonight was our baby-care class. This is where we’d learn all the important things that we’d need to know when we bring our new baby home with us.

There was a long sign up list for this class, we did that many months ago and had to prepay as well.

Kathy had just finished 3 tough nights of work, then went in to the office for a meeting this afternoon. John had a long day at work and this was our first ‘qualityl’ time together for many days. We drove to class together -and we started catching up on the week and trading stories.

…then about 3 blocks from where the class was being held, we drove by a new restaurant -A rib joint called “Texas Roadhouse”. It got our attention as we were both hungry.

Well, like a couple of juvenile delinquents, –we decided to cut class and go have dinner!!

Somehow we’ll have to figure out how to care for this new person who will coming into our lives soon. …..and we may never know what we didn’t learn.

What we do know: Dinner was really good!!!

We cut class and went to dinner here.   Shame on us!
We cut class and went to dinner here. Shame on us!

“White Trash” baby shower

Yep, yet another baby shower, …and this one was something unique!!

The ‘Intensive Care Nursery’ (ICN) folks had teamed together to put on a baby shower. ? They felt strongly that I needed a “WHITE TRASH BABY SHOWER” …and boy is that what happened.

To start out, everyone brought food: Tater-Tot casserole (tater-tots, ground-beef, weird soup and fake cheese –but surprisingly good!); Hot Dog casserole (cheap hot dogs, macaroni, tomato soup); Lettuce (one head); saltine crackers; Pork Grinds; grape cool-aid; Twinkies, Ding Dongs and of course: Ho-Ho’s

!!WHAT A MEAL!!

And then for the presents, -some of which are pictured below:

– Patchwork quilt made with duct tape and fingers of surgical gloves around the edges for design as well as functionality. The functionality is to use them as condoms to keep off the next kid.

– A torn and stained hospital gown wich is to be used as lingerie (watch out Victoria’s Secret)

– A knitted baby hat for a very pointed-head baby, -and a stained Wal-Mart shirt.

– An “IOU” for a nice manicure

Some of the Items from the "White Trash" baby shower
Some of the Items from the "White Trash" baby shower

These folks on the ICN unit are all great! -and obviously a lot of fun. !!Thanks everyone!!

Assembling the new stroller and portable crib

Well, we know things are getting close, so we decided to assemble some of the things that baby will need.

First off, we teamed up to tackle the portable crib.  This thing is fancy, but we were able to figure it out 🙂

We teamed up and put together the portable crib
We teamed up and put together the portable crib

Then we put together the very fancy stroller!!   ….and then a tiny test drive around the kitchen

We teamed up and put together the new stroller
We teamed up and put together the new stroller
Kathy taking the just-assembled stroller for spin around the kitchen
Kathy taking the just-assembled stroller for spin around the kitchen

A big week!!

This has been a big week. First, we took some maternity pictures that we hope to be able to post here in a week or two.  Professionally done by a local lady here in Reno.  She’s also likely going to be the one to do our baby pictures.

Then shortly after: Another A+ appointment with Dr. Omar. Things continue to track well and she says she doesn’t see any indications that this baby might be coming early.  Of course, no one knows for sure when things will happen.  Coming up on 37weeks!

And to top off the week. We met with our potential pediatrician for an interview.  The interview went both ways! End result is that he likes us and we really like him.  He also comes highly recommended by the Pediatric staff at the hospital -so that is a good sign. OH, and his name is Dr. Daniel Columbo.

Baby Shower at hospital

In addition to the Baby shower a few weeks ago, the folks at work put on baby shower at the hospital.  It was real nice and casual. It was in between shifts so many people came in and out. Overall a very nice turnout and everyone was so generous.

A+ Doctor Visit -35weeks

Another A+ grade from Dr. Omar! Things are coming along nicely.

This was the last of the semi-monthly appointments and from here on out we go ever week!

A+ Doctor Visit (35weeks)
A+ Doctor Visit (35weeks)

Notice all the pictures in the background of this (one of many) exam room? –These are pictures of some of the babies that Dr. Omar has delivered. Her patients and the babies very much appreciate her. We do too, we think she is great.