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