Progesterone continues to be an issue in this pregnancy. Despite 200 mg injections twice a week and 300 mg suppositories twice a day, I'm still in zone 1. But, my last OB appointment on Tuesday went great. My belly is measuring perfect and the baby's heart rate is great. Plus, this baby is moving a lot. So much so that last night, the baby was moving so much during my sleep that the movements made it into my dreams. So, I guess all is well.
I think I am also making progress with my OB on the issue of immediate skin to skin in the OR. He is arranging for me to meet with the anesthesiologist to discuss it. (Plus, I've also been secretly communicating with my family practitioner who is an OB and does c-sections. He said it's not policy to do what I want to do, but he would talk to the head of pediatrics and anesthesiology and see what we can do.)
Oh, and joy of joys, we have baby stuff! My mom threw us a couple's shower this past weekend in Louisiana, and we came home with a car load of baby clothes and a few toys and things like baby lotion and powder, etc. (also some disposable diapers, which I'm going to donate to the food pantry. I know they hand out diapers to people who need them). So, when we got back to town, I had the funnest time washing and folding and putting away baby clothes. I just love going in the nursery and opening the drawers and looking at how tiny everything is!
Next weekend, there will be another shower here where we live with family and friends from around here. It is completely surreal being the recipient of a baby shower and not the person throwing one or just attending one. I felt overwhelmed at the last shower with the miracle of this little baby and what it has taken to get to where we are. Simply amazing.
And, besides the progesterone issue, the pregnancy has been a breeze so far. My husband feels like the pregnancy is lasting forever, but I feel like it is going fast. I can't believe we'll be holding our baby in about two months. And, I know those two months are going to fly by. I want to cherish every moment of this pregnancy.