Haircut Night, Prego update

Tonight was hair cutting night at the Alter homestead.  Nathan, Sean and Mia all got trims.  This was Mia’s first time getting her hair trimmed.  I SO regret not getting a really good picture of how long her hair was before hand and of me actually cutting it.  🙁  Totally bummed!  She did really good, but that kind of scares me.  When i made the first cut, she asked to see the hair, so I showed it to her, and she smiled and said “wow!  I can’t believe it!”.  Now, I’m so worried that she enjoyed it so much that she’ll try to cut her own hair when I’m not looking.  I need to hide all the scissors!  Anyways, I trimmed it to the middle of her back.  It had gotten so long that it was getting in the way of potty training somewhat… it was that long… down to her bottom.  I know lots of people loooove how long her hair had gotten, but it’s a pain when you not only have to wipe your kid, but also wash her hair sometimes when she uses the potty.  Totally TMI, huh?  Well, now you know why I decided to trim it.

In pregnancy news, I am 37 weeks pregnant.  I guess that’s considered full term, so if I went into labor, they’d just go ahead and deliver this little guy.  I’m seeing my OB every week, and also having non-stress testing twice weekly and ultrasounds to check my amniotic fluid once a week.  Lots of testing, but it’s nice to know that he’s doing just fine, despite my diabetes troubles.  I’m so thankful that my gestational diabetes has been manageable with just oral meds, and at the lowest dose.  No insulin shots required.  Of course, I can’t wait until I can again indulge in more sweets now and then.  I’ve hit that point where it is getting hard to get around.  I thought i was waddling at 34 weeks, but wow, it’s gotten worse, and somewhat more painful when I’m up and around too much.  My fingers and feet are starting to swell slightly… totally attractive, I know.  when my feet swell, they look like HUGE hobbit feet, except without the hair.  No cankles… yet.  Only 2 more weeks!  It’s getting close!

baby health

34 weeks pregnant… just keep swimming!

Well, I’m 34 weeks pregnant, and definitely feeling like it, too.  I’m moving as slow as a turtle through mud and waddling like a duck!  People are starting to ask me how much longer I have and saying that I look like I’m “ready” and how low the baby looks like he is.  It’s not quite time for this little one to come out yet, so I hope he just keeps swimming for a little while longer.  They’ve scheduled my (3rd) c-section for 9/12.  After 2 failed labor attempts lasting around 2 days each, I decided I’d skip that part and get to the point.  My doc assures me that the recovery from this surgery will be much easier than a recovery after a difficult labor.  I’m praying she’s right.

I’m starting to get some final things ready… finishing cleaning out the closet in the baby’s room and starting to put things away.  My mom bought some newborn diapers for when we get home from the hospital… they are SO TINY!!!!  I’m hoping to use cloth diapers again for this one, but I need to buy some smaller sized covers and flat diapers because the ones I used for Mia are for over 20 pounds or so.  Using cloth really saves some money, and keeps all those diapers out of the landfill = win/win! We’ll probably need to pay about $130 for diapers that will fit for the whole first year or so of this babies life… sounds like a good deal to me, even if it means a few extra loads of laundry each week.

I still don’t have my bag packed.  If I remember, I totally overpacked  the last couple times I went to the hospital.  I was thinking that I’d want to get out of those hospital gowns and into my own clothing, but with the pain from the surgery, I was more comfortable in the oh-so-attractive hospital gowns.  I just wish they had them in different colors, aside from white and pink they use in the maternity ward.  Neither of those really flatters my skin tone.  🙂 Ha!  Maybe something like one of these