Shopping for Baby
Today I took a half day off of work so my mom and I could go shopping together for baby stuff. I am so glad I did. It was a lot of fun looking at all the baby items with my mom there so I could get her opinion and everything. It also worked out that she could go to my OB appointment with me today, so she got to hear the baby’s heartbeat. The baby was being ornery today. Every time the nurses would put the monitor on me to hear her heartbeat for the non-stress test, she would wiggle and move away so they would have to undo the monitor straps and find her heartbeat again and then tie it back on. This happened multiple times and almost seemed intentional. hehe. It is kind of the same type of deal when I try to get Greg to see or feel her move. She’ll be moving like crazy so I will get Greg’s attention. As soon as he looks or puts his hand on my belly, then nothing. After he gives up and his attention is lost, she begins her acrobatics again.
I saw a different doctor today since mine is on vacation. I really liked him. So that means I have seen three different OB doctors there and I like all of them, which is good in case my normal doctor is unavailable for my actual delivery. The doctor today asked me how long I plan on working. I told him right now the plan is to work until the day I deliver. He said I might not make it that long (with my hugely swollen feet, diabetes, etc) and that if I wanted to quit working now, they would support it and give me a note and everything. *sigh* That sure is tempting. The only major downfall would be that I would have less maternity leave then to spend with the baby before being expected back to work. I am going to think about asking for less working hours though. I am so drained by the end of each workday, but perhaps working less hours would be a good compromise that would also help my energy levels.