Sunday, February 15, 2009
This is Drew's home tanning bed - aka the Bili Bed. When we left the hospital, they delivered this for his continued treatment of his Bilirubin. The bed glows, as does the little paddle that we lay on his tummy. He was SO cute, and the kids loved the glasses. We were even tempted to color the glasses to look like Mr. Incredible!
Tuesday, February 10, 2009
Baby Boy Croshaw (possibly to be named Drew) is coming tomorrow.
They will call me anytime after 5am and tell me to come to the hospital.
I took my last Lovenox shot this morning (Wahoo!) and so it will need to be at least 24 hours before they are able to give me my Epidural. Looks like everything is working like clockwork.
So so grateful.
I suspect that by the early afternoon, we will meet our little bundle for the first time.
As excited as I am, I can hardly wait for the kids to meet him.
We have counted down days since it was over 100, and now it's TOMORROW.
They want to make posters for him, and see him when he's only 10 minutes old.
I hope they can. I know that they will remember this day forever.
What's a better memory than the day that your baby brother was born.
So, stay tuned...more details to come!
Wednesday, February 4, 2009
What would YOU do the week before your baby arrives?
I am definitely nesting...cleaning every cupboard in Mom's house that I come in contact with. We even tackled the Storage Room today - big improvement, but not completely done yet.
I am preparing for baby...got my onesies, sleepers, binkies, bottles, burp cloths, hats and blankets. It's fun to find great deals for this little guy! And because I have NOTHING from my previous babies here at the house (it's all in the POD), I was justified in stocking up, at least enough to get us through the first couple weeks without our stuff.
I am sleepy and worn out, yet uncomfortable when I'm in my bed. This is not a good combination. I am fully aware that my life will be turned upside down in just 7 short days. Believe me...I"d love to sleep more than I am, but it's just not happening.
I am still giving myself Lovenox shots everyday, only now I do it in the morning rather than the evening. This will make it easier to "time" the induction, and better ensure that I will, in fact, be able to have an epidural at delivery. If, for some reason, I went into labor by myself, and it hadn't been 24 hours since the last shot, they would NOT give me an epidural! So, I'll skip my last shot, and everything should be just great. I have done more than 250 shots, and I only have about 7 more...Hallelujah!
Today, I did something not many pregnant women do a week before delivery...I went to the Cannery! I canned about 500 pounds of Hard White Wheat, as well as Oats, White Beans, Pinto Beans and Black Beans. I didn't even begin to complete my list of "wants", but we are again ready for an emergency, and it feels GOOD! A dear member of our new Draper ward came to the house and unloaded every one of those boxes into our garage. Wasn't that sweet?
Things to do before baby...speak in church, close on house, arrival of appliances, carpets cleaned, highlight my hair, shave legs, finish packing the hospital bag, download pictures, Valentines for the kids and Andrew, and more (I'm sure there's more).