It's been such a long time since I've had time to visit and post; I read back a few pages. It looks like everyone is doing well- yay!
On u/s; a personal update: The last time I posted about u/s, dh and I had just had a 20 week u/s where we had found out we we are having a baby boy. A big baby boy. We were excited to see our growing baby and hear his little heartbeat, and we got to get a videotape of the whole thing so I can pop it in anytime.
Well, the following week my midwive's office called and left a message saying due to the largeness of my baby (in particular his head) they wanted me to have another u/s with a perinatal specialist
Boy was Ishocked, the u/s tech at our first u/s had said that everything about him looked perfect and now they wanted me to see a specialist! I called the mw office back but the oncall mw had left for the day, I spoke with a nurse who told me not to be alarmed (she could tell I was) and she would schedule me for the u/s ASAP, to lessen my worry time. I had to spend a whole weekend waiting, trying not to think there was anything wrong- but why would they send me to a specialist if there was no concern?
When I went to the specialist he confirmed that my baby is very big- but due to the fact that we were undergoing i/f treatment when we conceived we KNOW that the dating is right. He still pushed my duedate back by 2 days just to make the size look a little more "average". The specialist actually said "I don't know why they sent you here, their u/s said exactly the same as mine." When I went for my next mw visit they didn't even mention the whole ordeal! When I brought it up she just said "well, sometimes our u/s can miss something that a more high def u/s can pick up" The whole experience left me feeling a little shaken, although extremely relieved in the end.
Phew, sorry that was a long story- but I think it changed my perspective on the "harmlessness" of u/s....
On BabiesRUs; Dh and I registered there, it was extremely overwhelming. But, he came home on the Fri before Valentines and wanted to spend valentines day looking into what we needed for our new valentine
and of course everyone told him BRU is 'the place to go'. Even amidst the junk there were quite a few things that were of good quality, such as the Britax Wizard, medela breast pumps, lullabye cds, baby bjorn carrier, etc.... We did have to be careful not to listen to every thing that comes reccomended by BRU to purchase. I also registered online at organic bebe, I really hope that some of my generous friends/family members who are looking to give a gift will look into that site.
I often get shower invitations with little "inserts" that say the parents to be are registered at ------. Once a hostess inserted a note in each invitation that said "S... would love gifts of comfortable cotton clothing, wooden toys, certificates for diaper service, yada yada, for her new little boy."
Phew- :LOL I think that's enough for now! I hope that all of you beautiful pregnant mamas are doing fabulous!