I'm feeling a little better today. Thanks for all your support over my last post. Maybe I just needed some fresh air and some wandering through the Babies R Us aisles. I had my endocrinologist appointment today too. The doctor was really nice. She did blood work to see where my thyroid levels were at and gave me some free samples of the drug I take for my thyroid. I was talking to her about how my glucose test got pushed back because of the steroid medication. So she decided to prick my finger to check blood sugar levels and they came back just fine. So maybe just maybe, I'll get a pass on gestational diabetes?? That would be SO nice. However, I still have to drink down that sugary drink at the OB's, so I very well may get a different result. We'll see. The glucose test is next Wednesday.
After my appointment, I went to Babies R us to pick up a few things. I got a cover for the changing table pad, a Sophie the Giraffe teether (which I didn't know squeaked, which is kind of a bummer) a cute little preemie outfit and a small pink basket for the changing table. I've been wanting to get a few preemie outfits because I think she is going to be super tiny and I've heard from some people that even their 7 pound babies are sometimes too small for newborn stuff. We still have a long list of stuff we need, but it felt good to check some off today and use a gift card for it. Next trip to babies r us I plan to return some duplicate gifts and get the crib mattress.
It's so fun to walk through the aisles there because I'm just interested in everything and how it works and when she might need it. As I turned the corner in one section of the store and ended up in the potty training aisle. I saw these things called "Tinkle Targets." And laughed out loud. Have you seen them? They are these little foam (some kind of flushable foam) stars that you put in the toilet so little boys can aim their pee at them, just a like playing a game or something! So funny and actually a great idea. Something that Samantha will never need, but I'm sure we'll end up getting her one of those talking/singing pottys when she's older.
I called my OB's office this morning and left a message for the nurse regarding changing delivery hospitals and what my options might be. But she had called me back during my doctor's appointment and then I didn't see the message. So I called them back when I got home leaving another message but they never called back. So I guess it'll be round two tomorrow. I've come to the decision that I definitely don't want to deliver at the women's hospital. I just think the two reasons we have are pretty good reasons to go elsewhere. I am a little sad about because it is a great hospital and I've heard a lot of other people rave about it. But I just don't think we can roll the dice on the fact that my husband may not be able to stay with us the first night and IF the baby needs a bigger NICU. Also, this private hospital is about 30-40 minutes away from where we live. The other two (city) hospitals are about 10-15 minutes. Every time we had to head to the private hospital for the two scares we had, we were like " Wow this is going to be a LONG ride come delivery day." And if it happened during evening rush hour, forget it. It could take an hour or longer to get there. I mean yes, there is that possibility that we would get our own room because it's "slow" and that Samantha will be totally fine and healthy and won't need any help! But all this is the unknown. And I just don't think we want to risk it...
So hopefully my OB has some good news for me tomorrow. I really want to stay with her practice for monitoring, and if she can't make it to the bigger hospital come delivery day ( whether that be because she's delivering someone else's miracle at the women's hospital) then that's fine. I'm ok with the OB on staff delivering our baby.
I also got a call from the pediatrician's office that we chose. They do sort of a phone interview and you can ask questions, etc. So we are set with that! And actually I had mentioned that we were in the process of changing delivery hospitals. Which works with them because if we deliver at the bigger hospital the doctor will come see us every day at the hospital when she is born. But if we were to deliver at the women's hospital they don't have privileges there so we would have to use on the on staff peds dr at first. Just another reason to switch hospitals I guess.
I realize I just need to take a deep breath, give myself a freakin break and take things one at a time. I know everything will work out, it's just hard to see the big picture right now. And it's nice to know that I'm probably not the only pregnant woman freaking out a bit...
Tomorrow's task: Work on shower thank you cards and get all the baby clothes together to get washed! And I'm totally not using Dreft (gasp!). Luckily my cousin Jenny let me in on a secret that you can just use dye free/scent free detergent. SO much cheaper! Dreft is friggin expensive!