Thursday, October 10, 2013

Bump Watch... The Final Countdown!

Since it's now after midnight, I'm officially 37 weeks and 6 days pregnant.  Officially "full term" with only 15 days until my due date.  Wow!  I'm trying to get everything all ready for Rhett's arrival, and am slowly checking things off my list.  (If you know me at all, you know I have an actual list with check marks on it... and it feels soooo good.)   :)  I had Knox at 39 weeks and 5 days, so I still probably have some time before Rhett gets here, but it's still fun to wonder when I wake up every morning, "is this the day??"

My weekly doctor's appointments have been going well!  Rhett hasn't had any more episodes of SVT since my last hospital stay in June!  Praying he continues to be SVT free.  We found out that he will definitely have to be admitted to the NICU after he's born for 48 hours of observation on the monitors and so they can start him on his oral med to keep the SVT in check.  I'm disappointed about the NICU stay, but ultimately thankful that it's only for monitoring and not because they're concerned about his health.  I've also been a busy little bee the last few weeks talking with all the different departments involved in his care (NICU doctors and NICU directors, OB, Fetal Cardiologist, and Labor and Delivery director) to make sure that Logan and I get to hold Rhett after he's born, and I get to do skin to skin time and nurse him.  Typically NICU admits are whisked away immediately after they're born, and the parents have to wait a while before seeing them.  This was not okay with me.  So after a few weeks of coordinating with everyone, I got a phone call this week confirming that we are all on the same page, and as long as Rhett is stable when he's born, Logan and I can have our initial bonding time with him.  Yay for answered prayers!! 

And now for the bump pictures!
 



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