One more doctor’s appointment of course brings a minor almost complication and TWO extra appointments to be made! On the up side, my weight is up (125.4 lbs..), my blood-pressure the usual low, I measure fine for my weeks and the baby’s heart is a strong 148. BUT they have NO record of my blood type and can’t go on my word – which is the first unexpected appointment – on Monday some minor blood work. Now comes the bigger “almost complication”… apparently according to my previous ultra sound everything is fine with the baby BUT my placenta is low – something like 2 cm from my cervix. What this means is that if it slides further down and covers the cervix my chances of a natural (aka vaginal) birth are not there, but it NORMALLY moves up as the womb grows. He says the chances of it moving across are minor BUT he has to tell us so don’t worry… DON’T worry? Now asking a pregnant woman to not worry is like asking rain to fall up in my mind! This does mean we get our 3rd ultra sound… 9 weeks from now, towards the end of June. So another sneak peek at Baby #5 which is welcome but still the reason behind it… not so much. I did find an article that makes me feel a little better though! That is a high percentage of it changing!
So… yeah… after that we stopped by Value Village with no success… higher prices than I would like and nothing really that I could or would choose to wear. Then off with our birthday money for Trinity (thank you Ted) to make a sale and get Trinity a Graco playset! She is now the VERY proud owner of a single stroller, playpen, bouncy chair, floor toy and diaper bag. There is a bassinet, and a couple other pieces that match that she does not have but wow at 30% off… great deal AND something she is going to have a blast with.
While there I registered with the Babies R Us baby registry. So if you want to check out my list (I plan on adding a few necessities using the internet over the week) feel free. Quite the range and variety as some are pretty much dream items and others are necessities or items that are worn out from over use with the rest of the children having used them first. My registry number is 51948853 and you can check it out by clicking this link. The name is mine not baby or Ken – Lisa Reinsch-Johnson if you are trying to hunt it down that way!
For doing the scanning to make up my wish list I got their “gift bag” and a 3rd trimester gift from Similac. That was a funny one – contained TWO containers of the fluid formula… definitely not one I am going to use but the travel container is nice. Of course free samples and coupons are ALWAYS a welcome gift.
So the countdown is on to my cousin’s wedding. Friday we head to my mom’s for the day and Saturday morning we head to the wedding. My dress is ready and waiting as is Trinity’s (the new one from Aunty Karyn), we have to go through the new dress clothes my mom found for the boys and choose them each a shirt and slacks AND probably tomorrow head to H&M to find Ken a new dress shirt. After all he has NOT had a new shirt since… well I can’t remember… dress shirt that is! Oh and don’t forget the frame for the stitch, we finished the card last night. Is it honestly May so soon???
The twins spent their school time with Ken finishing up their fire station lapbooks. Now we are on the countdown for the symphony field trip next week! And after that – 5 senses. I found a couple free resources and picked the brains of some of the homeschool parents on my egroups. I am also having the boys do a separate lapbook just of Apples. With our produce store’s variety I think it will be great fun!
Now if we could just get everything done by tomorrow night that we have on our list and we will be sitting pretty!!!