Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Is there any such thing as the Tuesday Fairy?

Oh man, it's been a morning.

First off, I was woken up by a little boy trying to stick his foot through the side of my belly. I've never been so happy to have my skin hurt so bad! I'm not saying I'll be completely calm until he's born, but...I feel like I've crossed the threshold, so to speak.

Anyway, I scheduled a doctor's appointment this morning on purpose. I knew I would need it. So I go to drop Erin off at my friend Danica's house (she watched Erin the last two, and we talked about today last week), and Danica isn't there. *sigh* I had a "feeling" yesterday that I should call her to touch base, and remind her about it, but I didn't. Note to self: Do NOT ignore the little voice!!

So, since I had no toys or anything for Erin, I stopped by a Walgreens on the way to the doctor's office and got her a box of 8 jumbo crayons and a Madagascar 2 coloring book. And a bag of goldfish crackers.

So we get to the office, and there's someone else having an NST already, so they hook me up to the portable one, which required me to lay on an exam table. Those things are SO uncomfortable! Erin had a total meltdown, too, so she was up on the table with me. There was hardly any room, and I finally got her into a fairly secure position where she was calm.

So then Patrick refused to cooperate with the stupid machine. He was either not moving, or when he DID move, it lost his heartbeat! I was on the thing for nearly an hour. My back hurt so bad by the time we sort of gave up.

But the good part of the morning was that they gave me new ultrasound pictures!

His face straight on

and his profile

4 comments:

HRHSpence said...

I am glad you feel better about the "barrier." I can't wait for Patrick to be born, by the way.

Kari said...

What a day! You can already tell he's going to be a gorgeous little boy!

Amy said...

Brittanie,
I wanted to thank you for commenting on our blog about our baby. I'm sorry about your loss of Cora but am happy that you have Erin and soon Patrick! I hope everything goes good for your in the next few weeks!

Amy
amy.chinagal@gmail.com

Natalie.Rob.Branson said...

Glad to hear all went well at the doctor...awesome pictures. Praying that peace will be your over the next few days.