another week gone!
33 weeks today :)
this week saw successful results from the overnight medication for the gestational diabetes, but unfortunately now puts me on the list for weekly nst's (non-stress test). i'm off for my first one tomorrow night. all other mother and baby stats were great from today's maternity appointment, for which i am very thankful.
with adding a third child to the family, we've had to think about what to do with vehicles. we currently own my rogue outright and are leasing hubby's altima. we would prefer to upgrade to a minivan and were hoping to at the beginning of the new year. sadly, breaking a lease is harder and more expensive than we expected, so we've decided to make do with the cars we have for now, until hubby's lease is up this fall. once we are free from the lease, we will be able to purchase the minivan we would like, but until then we needed to figure out what arrangement of seating was going to work. in order to decide whether we needed to look for a new (smaller footprint) car seat, hubby dragged the infant seat out of the basement and worked on configuring things. the three seats (two convertibles and one infant) fit perfectly across the back of my rogue and ian is most impressed that we have finally got the baby a seat in the car...he's been asking me for weeks where the baby will be sitting in the car haha! it seems most surreal to have the infant base back there (the car seat won't go in just yet, as it makes it trickier for ian to get in and out). i can't believe in just a few short weeks, there will be three children back there!!!
we are on this crazy journey together, you and i. turns out you'll be getting some extra monitoring over the next few weeks to make sure my body is taking good care of you. we'll even get a sneak peek at you again in a few weeks time. we only had the normal twelve and eighteen week ultrasounds with your big brother and sister, so it will be quite interesting to see a fully formed baby on the screen instead of the early alien-like blob! i will definitely have to make sure to remind the technician that we don't know yet if you are a boy or a girl!
fortunately you are not keeping me up too much at night yet, although your big sister has been doing a good job of that this past week with all her teething, poor girlie. sleeping is getting a tad uncomfortable, but i'm loving my pregnancy pillow. your daddy complains about it taking up space in the bed, but when i go up to bed after my evening snack, he's usually cuddling it...haha!
we have pretty much decided on your name, one for boy and one for girl, but will be keeping them secret until we know who you will be. i love both choices and can't wait to find out who we will be adding to our family list!
stay safe and healthy, little one. i'm doing my best to make sure you are being taken care of in every way possible.