Sleep is not great, especially last night. I've been sleeping in the guest bedroom but last night I slept in our room until Shamus got mad at me for snoring. He moved to the guest bedroom and I stayed in our room and laid awake for the next 6 hours. Super fun times. From here until we get back from the hospital, I will be sleeping in the guest bedroom. I'd rather have average sleep than none at all.
My patience is wearing thin, especially with customers. I try to vent it all out in my head when they're not around so I don't get a bad reputation. But seriously people are stupid. This morning, I had about 6 calls from the same two numbers for an hour before we opened. It clearly says on our answering machine that we open at 9am. I had a lady call yesterday wanting a cake for April 23rd. When I told her that we would be closed for maternity leave, she said, "oh yeah, I saw that on your website." Then why did you call?!?! I cannot deal. I am so very thankful that I have this week's orders plus a handful of ones that have to go out in the next two weeks and I'm done. There is no way that I can deal with people. Not to mention the work is pretty exhausting too. And sitting at the table decorating cookies all day when the baby's feet are in my ribs is not so enjoyable either.
We took a tour of the hospital on Saturday, and it was great to see where we'd be going/delivering/recovering. They kept talking about having 20 people in the labor/delivery room like this was a normal thing. Um, no. I do not understand that. Obviously everyone is different, but the only person allowed is Shamus. Unless you have some initials that signify you have a medical degree of some sort, you have to leave. In fact, we don't want anyone other than my parents to come visit on the day we have the baby either (and by day, I mean hours after we have the baby). If Shamus' parents were here, they could come, too, but that would be it. Friends and family over 14 are welcome to come the next day if they really want or they can come visit the day after we come home from the hospital and after. I think enough medical professionals have gotten a good look at my vagina during this process, and I don't need my friends and family to see all that. I'm not even positive that I want Shamus to see all that! Ha! I still am in disbelief that they acted like 20 people in the room would be normal.
Anyway...the labor and delivery rooms are very nice (we will most likely be in one overnight plus the next morning/day until I have the baby). Then a couple hours later they move you to a private recovery room, which is also nice. But not as nice. You can pay an extra $250/night to have a bigger suite, and I almost laughed out loud at that. If I'm going to pay $250/night for a room, you can be sure it wouldn't be at a hospital! They keep the baby in the room with you (regardless of a normal room or a suite) so that you can get used to things. They have a nice nursery, but it doesn't look like it gets used all that often.
My 36 week appointment is on Friday, and it's my last ultrasound. Today I started the heparin shots, which are twice/day. I have to inject a full syringe of medicine into my belly, and it takes quite a while to all go in. I'll definitely be counting the days left on that. We are getting closer and closer!
Total Weight Gained: 26.8 lbs
Waist Size: 44 inches
Sleep: Not so great but generally better than I'm sure it will be in three weeks.
Most Exciting Moment: Checking out the hospital
Baby is the Size of a: 6 pound cantaloupe. I'm pretty sure that doesn't exist. They must be making things up right now.
Miss Anything? Being comfortable