Today has been a pretty good day.
I spent a couple of hours running errands and such and even though it wasn't much it feels good just to...get out. I never realized (or maybe I did, but just tried to ignore the fact) how difficult it was going to be to take so much time off between school and work. Unfortunately, even at 24 or 25 weeks pregnant, when I first came home from school, I was already to obviously pregnant to be hired by anyone who actually needs a specific job to be filled. I am managing, trying to frame it in my mind as relaxation as opposed to boredom.
Anyway, I digress. I began this post by saying it was a good day and indeed, it was.
I was finally able to get in touch with my doctor this morning regarding the concerns I had from my last appointment about low amniotic fluid. I spoke with her on the phone and she said that my fluid levels are adequate but I need to drink more water (I guess because they are on the lower end of adequate???) Luckily, neither the doctor or the nurse laughed at me on the phone which was a plus (I am a bit of a worrier, and they have picked up on this!) and hopefully at my next appointment they will be nice as well...
Later, while I was out running errands I decided to stop by a gift store to look for Thank You cards, as my baby shower is this Saturday and I wanted to make sure that I am able to send out the cards in somewhat of a timely fashion. Luckily, the store was going out of business so everything there was 75 % off! I bought 28 really cute cards for only $6.60. I tried to find a picture online and then when that didn't work I tried to take a picture but that didn't work either so you are just gonna have to trust me...they are cute. And I get really excited about good deals (way too excited about them for someone my age at least...or anyone under the age of 40 for that matter.) If I am able to either find a pic or take a good one I will definitely post. I was definitely worried about being able to afford cards that were not cheesy and I am so glad I was able to.
I also had my second to last childbirth class today. It sort of got off to a rocky start... My little sister who has been my "support" person and I got into a bit of a tiff about her showing up at the house late to leave for the class and then her saying that she didn't want to go to the stupid class anyway. It made me really mad so I told her to stay then and I would go by myself and I did.
Her attitude just really bothered me... I never really wanted for her to be the person... I mean I appreciate that she was willing, considering I am going through this pregnancy alone and such, but your little sister isn't exactly the person you want to be leaning on through hours of hard labor. I am not really sure she wanted to be either, I am sort of convinced that it may have been something orchestrated by our mother and she led both of us to feel obligated to fill the role to the other in fear of hurting the others feelings... I actually just thought that all out as I typed and I am pretty sure that is the case. It is just a bad situation because it has led to sooo many arguments between my sister and I and this awkwards resentment... I had a friend who had offered to take the class with me too and it probably would have been a lot more fun with her so I just wish it never happened how it did but it did so I guess now I can just move on...Next class I will probably go to by myself and then its over.
The content of today's class was relaxation and pain management techniques and also post-partum care. I am trying to think of anything in particular that stuck out but am drawing a blank.... The nurse suggested using a plug-in air freshener in a scent like lavendar to aid in relaxation. I am considering adding this to the list of things to bring to the hospital because I think it might be a good idea.
They also showed us these mesh underwear that they give women post-partum which I really don't get at all. I didn't see how they would fit on a woman??? Maybe I just needed to actually hold them to get a better idea. Hmm...
On an unrelated note I did end up catching Entourage last night. It was good. I'm excited for this season!
I think now I might grab a blanket and watch The Secret Life of the American Teenager. Please don't tell anyone!
-47 Days Until Baby