Friday, June 13, 2008

36 Week Visit

Yesterday, I went to see the doctor for my 36 week visit. We didn't really have a lot to talk about, as I just saw him last week. He did, however, find Piper's heartbeat in record time, the first try! Usually he has to hunt around because she is just so active.

We talked a little more about what I need to be looking for as far as contractions and at what point I need to get to the hospital. I told him that I have been having contractions, but that they were not regular. He said that was pretty normal for a second timer, just to keep an eye on them.

When I was pregnant with Caleb, I had some pretty regular contractions in the early morning hours of the day he was born. I didn't, however, recognized that that was what was going on. This time around, when a contraction happens, I have to stop what I'm doing and can't talk. Ouch. Try that when you are driving...

After my appointment I drug myself (it was nearly 2pm at this point) up to A Mother's Gift which is the store in the hospital that sells all sorts of nursing gear, among other things. I was fitted for and purchased a couple of nursing bras, all the while trying to wrangle Caleb and keep him from peeking at the lady in the next dressing room who was doing the same as I.

The store is right next to the nursery and we just happened to see a new baby in the window. Caleb was pretty interested until he spotted a tv that was playing cartoons nearby. We are trying to expose him to babies all over the place as much as possible so that he gets the idea that babies sometimes cry and are sometimes happy. Who knows if our master plan is working. I guess we'll see soon enough!


Veronica Mitchell said...

When I was pregnant with our third baby, we taught our three-year-old that babies cry A LOT, and that when the baby cried, her job was to comfort our two-year-old and tell her, "It's okay. Babies just like to cry."

Our two-year-old didn't really nneed comforting, it turned out. But I think it still helped our oldest to be prepared for the crying.

Orlinda said...

Just wanted to let you know that you are in my prayers. Looking forward to hearing about and seeing pictures of Piper.