Wednesday, August 27, 2008
Right now I'm on PICU Night Float- which means I work long nights in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit. I'm sure I've expressed how much I dislike intensive care to some of you, but for those who haven't heard- it is definately not for me! I'm sure this baby will have heard more about ventilators and IV drugs and TPN before he's born than anybody would care to hear about in their lifetimes. Maybe he'll be comforted by all those alarms and beeps he's been hearing. Probably not, b/c I don't think his hearing was working when I spent 8 weeks in the NICU over the summer. Oh well, I guess I 'll have to get some real music for him.
It would be nice to vent about my patients and share the good and the bad of my job, but is illegal and so I'll can only talk about it in a general way.
For more exciting pregnancy updates...I finally did finish my walmart registry, which was quite an experience. I am sad to report that I was more informed about setting up the registry than the adolescent girl working at the jewelry counter.
The baby has been getting more and more active- as of tommorrow, i'll be 26 weeks! This is probably only really exciting for those of you who have been in the NICU and actually seen 26 weekers. Otherwise, I apologize, it is just another week.
We have an exciting shipment arriving this weekend- my mom bought us our glider rocker and it is on the way! I'll be using it immediately b/c I am looking forward to sitting in it throughout the rest of the pregnancy.
For some reason, my heartburn has now broken through the Prevacid- I'm not sure what solution i'll be looking for next. Maybe it is just my body's way of wanting more Tums. haha.
I guess this is about all for now...hopefully i'll have a more interesting post in the future!!!!!
Friday, August 22, 2008
One place even had on their website that the child must be born to be on the waiting list- which makes sense except they only take 2 year olds and up!!!!!!
I finally got a chance to go check out places in person, which was definately an adventure. One place I visited had babies less than 1 year old and under all in one room, which scared me to death! I was just imagining my little 2 month old in that room with these walking toddlers coming after him!!!!! Yikes!
Fortunately I did find a place where I think we'll be happy and we were very lucky to get a spot on the waitlist for February. Of course I had to put Baby Boy on all the forms b/c we have yet to decide (aka agree) on a name :)
Thursday, August 21, 2008
quite possibly the funniest moment of the shower- the person who brought the 7th gift is next in line- and it is the future Grandmother!!!!!!
More winnie the pooh.....about 75% of her stuff is
Adorable personalized backpack
The two pregnant women!
Amanda in the midst of disassembling the diaper cake.....it took a while!!!!
Wendy with all the goodies!
Monday, August 18, 2008
I had to post this funny pic- when we were in Atlanta last weekend, Patrick's mom gave me some old clothes of his and this is a t shirt and shorts he wore when he was about a year old. If you click on it it you can see that it says "Peachtree Road Race 1980!".