October 23rdOur friends came into town from Houston, so planned a big tailgate for the OSU vs. Nebraska game. We picked up BBQ (we decided this would be much easier than Michael cooking since his finger was still recovering). We had fun but most of the tailgaters forgot to bring a side, so we had a bunch of meat & dessert. Oops! It was VERY windy, cloudy & rained a little but at least it wasn’t really hot. OSU lost, which sucked but we made the best of it. Then we went to Thai Café – YUM! And Michael & I had leftovers for the next day. We went back to our house & hung out for the rest of the evening.
October 24th – 33 weeksWe went to brunch with our friends & their family. It was a fun crowd. Michael & I took it easy after that. I went to yoga & Amanda came over for Dexter. Michael decided to cook for us (I have to admit I was a little nervous from last week’s knife incident) but everything turned out fine. J
October 25thGot my flu shot today. One more thing I can cross off the list! I also got my thyroid checked. I guess I’m getting better with needles – I got stuck twice in one day without too much anxiety. Good practice for labor, right?? Michael called when I was leaving the lab & said we had a message on the answering machine that our glider recliner was in at Babies R Us! It was going to take up to 12 weeks (which would be sometime in December) but it came early – whoo hoo! I picked it up & Michael put it together in the room. I also got the baby bedding today, so we made a lot of progress on the room in one day! I was really happy with the bedding & the chair. It’s all slowly coming together!
Had another appointment with my doctor today. My mom came with me so she could see the ultrasound. I looked forward to the appointment all day. It was quick – my mom was surprised how quickly they got me in & out. My mom said later she teared up a little when she heard the heart beat. She was a little discouraged because she couldn’t really see what was what in the ultrasound but I assured her that was normal & I only knew because I’m used to getting them by now! Everything looks good. The doc said the baby weighed about 5 pounds, 10 ounces. I thought that was big but she said it was normal & she wasn’t worried. I still think either the machine is wrong & he’s not that big or my due date is off & he’s going to come early. We’ll see! My mom finished the crib bumper & gave it to me. It looks great!!
Several years ago, I found out I had an under active thyroid. Since then, I've had to give blood samples on a regular basis to check my levels. Ever since I can remember, I've hated needles. If I got sick when I was younger, I was scared to go to the doctor in case he'd give me a shot. I got a tetanus shot once while I was in college. Apparently I didn't handle the anticipation very well because the nurse paused & said, "Honey, calm down. It's a shot, you're not having a baby. You're going to hyperventilate." Embarrassing! I didn't even realize I had been breathing differently! Anyway, I will say the thyroid issue has helped with my fear. I'm still not a big fan of needles, but I don't get as worked up. Thank goodness because during pregnancy, it seems like someone's always wanting a blood sample!
By the way, I think I forgot to post a picture of my belly this month in previous posts, so here ya go.