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Monday, September 14, 2009

Baby shower, grades and doctor's appointment

My sister-in-law called me the other day and asked me if Oct. 24 would be a good day for a shower. I was shocked. I really wasn't expecting one, since Ella isn't our first baby, but I am glad and really appreciate that she's doing it.

Several years ago, we thought we weren't going to have any more children, so we got rid of all of our baby stuff. Then, after my granny died, I decided I really did want another one. So, we got pregnant with Jenna and had only bought one thing, a Winnie the Pooh Pack and Play, before she was diagnosed with Trisomy 18. We didn't buy anything else after that.

Since I wasn't sure if I was going to have a baby shower and thought I probably wouldn't, we started buying what we would need for the baby. I have the stroller and car seat (a Winnie the Pooh travel system), the crib, a diaper bag and a few other things.

My sister-in-law wanted to know what we needed, so I decided to register. It hit me when I was registering that we are really going to be bringing a baby home in November. I am still having trouble believing it, but it's getting easier.

Also, I am doing extremely well in school. Right now, I have an A in Astronomy and History and a B in my Developmental Psych class. We haven't had a test in my psychology of personality class yet, but we will later this week. My seminar on careers in psychology class is a pass/fail class, but I am passing it. I am really proud of myself.

I had my 29 week appointment today. I had gained three more pounds for a total of 16 pounds. My blood pressure was 130/80, which the doctor said was good. I am now going every two weeks for appointments and have made them up until my due date. This is another jolt of realty that we will be having a baby in November. I guess I've just not wanted to let myself believe it so I wouldn't get hurt if something bad happened.

Now, I just have to get over the nerves of how this is going to change our whole lives. I know it's going to be better, but definitely different.


Mirna said...

First of all: I am so glad you are having a shower! You are also special and deserve to be treated that way. I am counting the days now... :)
Give yourself a tap on the shoulder for doing so well at school too! Hugs

Radar's Mom said...

I second Mirna's comment... You absolutely deserve a baby shower! Having walked this difficult spal journey myself, I know that you celebrate a pregnancy differently, with greater fear and greater appreciation, after you've lost a beloved, wanted baby. I am so glad everything is going so well!!!

Philly said...

Hi, You don't know me but you left a comment on my old blog (have recently changed to a new site) after I did a photography session for the ACOCP for a little baby that had Trimosy 18.

I just wanted to thankyou for your kind message.

I am so sorry for your loss but wish you all the best with your current pregnancy!

All the best and kind regards
Philly (Sweet Chilli Philly Photography)