Parenting Beyond Pink and Blue – Book Review 

As someone who is Team Green till my baby is born, the one question I can not answer is the most popular for people to ask me, is our child in utero a boy or a girl. As I wait to learn the answer to this, I’ve thought a lot about gender and expectations, so I eagerly chose “Parenting Beyond Pink & Blue” as this week’s book review.

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Our Baby at 37 Weeks – Size of Romaine Lettuce 

Our baby today is 37 weeks in gestation the size of Swiss Chard according to Baby Center or according to The Bump the size of Romaine Lettuce (which is what Baby Center used last week for comparison). This puts our baby at 19 inches and about 6 3/4 pounds. Though years ago doctors would have put our baby in the full term category, this is now considered early term.

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Test Results Reevaluated and Uncertain Delivery Date 

Today I received a phone call from an known caller. Though I suspected it was from a telemarketer, I answered it. To my surprise it was Dr. C who was scheduled o do my Cesarean section tomorrow evening.

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Three NSTs in A Week and a New Delivery Date

This was an unusual week in that I had three NSTs, only one of which was in my OB office, one of which was originally scheduled, one of which was rescheduled to a new time and location due to results at another medical appointment, and one of which was a special follow up.
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Labor and Delivery Tour 

In order to prepare for baby’s birth and my after hospital stay, I went on a tour of the general Labor and Delivery and a Birthing Suite at the hospital where I will deliver. Each mom has a room to herself with her baby (or babies if she is having multiples). The baby will room in with her. Continue reading “Labor and Delivery Tour “