Michelle Smiles

Teaching my children to question authority, except mine.

Baby Watch 2008


I went to the doctor again today.  They did an ultrasound to check Tessa’s growth and checked my cervix.  My cervix is still closed up tight.  Tessa is now almost 6 1/2 lbs.  I was informed she has a big head, big feet, and lots of hair.  So I anticipate dreams tonight about giving birth to a big headed, hairy monster baby.  My sudden ability to breath last week was the result of her turning head down which is good news.

My induction is scheduled for July 29th but my blood pressure was up today.  My doctor wasn’t pleased and said if it is still up next week I might not make it until the 29th.  So don’t piss me off – I might stroke out.  Doctor’s orders to take it easy this week.  Darn, there goes that marathon I was going to run tomorrow.

I had to laugh when she said my blood pressure was up and she didn’t like the number, she asked if there was anything going on in my life causing stress and/or anxiety.  You mean besides contemplating expelling a 7 or 8 lb baby out of my body and suddenly having a newborn?  Nope, not a thing.

After my appointment, Sabrina and I stopped at Once Upon A Child (a consignment shop in case you aren’t familiar).  We scored a bouncy seat and a bumbo seat for Tessa so it was successful stop.  I also found someone on Ebay who didn’t charge a ridiculous sum for a ring sling and received that in the mail yesterday.  Speaking of shopping, do you all know about this cool site?  If so, why didn’t anyone tell me?  They have great deals (just one at a time – once it is gone the next one comes up) on items for babies and toddlers.

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23 Comments to

“Baby Watch 2008”

  1. On July 3rd, 2008 at 5:00 pm Hadyn Says:

    Everytime you skip a day posting, I think “my gosh, she’s in hospital having Tessa as we speak (read:as I lurk)!”

    Back to my own life now πŸ˜‰

  2. On July 3rd, 2008 at 5:31 pm Cass Says:

    I didn’t know about that site – thanks for sharing the link. Glad the doctors appointment went most good….I totally hear you on the stress thing. The doctor asked me the same thing today if there was anything “stressing me” and I laughed….YEAH. like a whole person.

  3. On July 3rd, 2008 at 6:05 pm Type (little) a Says:

    I’m sure you’ll disagree, but MAN, your pregnancy went FAST.

  4. On July 3rd, 2008 at 6:24 pm Tricia Says:

    Selfishly, I can’t wait for Tessa to make her appearance! πŸ™‚

    Victoria (and her entire 9 lb self) had my blood pressure up at the end…..and I only thought she was going to be 6-7 lbs!!!!!

    She still owes me an apology! πŸ™‚

    Happy 4th!

  5. On July 3rd, 2008 at 6:26 pm Melissa Says:

    I love the idea of this site. I wish I knew the popular clothing site they were referring to in their link tab.

  6. On July 3rd, 2008 at 6:27 pm Julia Says:

    I LOVE me some Once Upon a Child! I have loved it for years – there were several years that Juliana, Curtis, Mac and Erin wore lots of good stuff from there;) They also have great deals on toys and educational stuff:)

    I am so excited about Tessa’s arrival:):) I wish we could divide all the pain and not fun stuff between all of your blog buds and keep you from having to deal with it-

    She will be worth it all – and it ends MUCH quicker that the stress of adoption;)
    Love you girl and I am doing lamaze with you from here that day;)


  7. On July 3rd, 2008 at 6:40 pm Brenda Says:

    You need to use craigslist, it’s way cheaper than Once upon a child for baby items!!

  8. On July 3rd, 2008 at 6:41 pm Alleen Says:

    Well, hmph, I didn’t know about that site. I wish they listed past deals so you could get a feel for what they have and how often new things are listed… But, I’ll check once in a while.

    The closest Once Upon a Child is waaaaay across town close to an hr away, so I’ve only made it once.

    I hope you can get to the end without too much more stress.

  9. On July 3rd, 2008 at 6:56 pm TNKerry Says:

    Take it easy, put your feet up and let that sweet hubby of yours pamper you for the next few weeks (it may be the last time you feel pampered for years).
    29th is a good date. It is mine and my DH’s 13th anniversary.

  10. On July 3rd, 2008 at 8:22 pm Kim Says:

    I love consignment type shops. Before I realized that almost all of Alex’s clothes were going to be hand me downs, I almost exclusively shopped in stores like that.

    I’d tell you to take it easy, but I know that’s easier said then done. I hope Tessa stays put for a little while longer.

  11. On July 3rd, 2008 at 9:48 pm starfish Says:

    Hang in there girl – it’s not long now.

  12. On July 4th, 2008 at 4:10 am carla Says:

    I think the same thing about skipped posts
    how does it feel to be tethered to yer computer?


  13. On July 4th, 2008 at 6:08 am mama k Says:

    You keep noting the “closed up tight” cervix and I can’t help but smirk ’cause Dr Crazy watned to sew it shut. Showed her! LOL

  14. On July 4th, 2008 at 7:51 am Soltana Says:

    I can’t believe Miss Tessa will be here sooo soon!!!!!!!!!

    I know what you mean about being afraid of the big baby.. remember both mine were 10lbs each!!! With Derek the Dr said oh about 8lbs… Cerah came 10 days early and wasn’t suppose to be as big as Derek…fooled them…she was 1 ounce bigger…coming in at 10lb 2oz!!!!!!!!

    You’ll do great… have a great day..now that I have scared you and made your blood pressure rise again.

    Hugs to you all

  15. On July 5th, 2008 at 7:30 pm Debbie Says:

    How does she not expect you to be stressing out??

    Great site. Never seen that one. One of my favs is http://www.fishingfordeals.com they have deals and coupon codes for lots of sites.

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