He also bought my a Boppy pillow and the baby bedding I wanted!! I found this back when I was about 8 weeks. I showed him but he didn't seem too interested and I figured I'd just have to file it away in an ideas folder and wait until I was far enough along to make a registry. Well, he was paying a lot more attention than I thought! I absolutely love it!
Bananafish Bailey bedding set. The includes the sheets, blanket, bumper and bedskirt.
And while we are on the nursery topic. Here is the crib I am in love with.
Munire Bristol Collection. We really haven't even begun to actually look at cribs, but I found this at the same time I was looking at bedding so I saved it. So beautiful! R is starting to get into the nursery ideas stuff now too. He was talking about adding crown molding to the baby's room, and possibly a chair rail depending on how we want to paint things. I know we will go with pale blue and use flat and satin paint to create a striped look, but I don't know if we want that floor to ceiling or just half with a solid base. I know, I'm getting way ahead of myself here, but it is fun to think about.
We are also getting very close to be fully "out". Immediate families know, so do a few of R's close friends and select co-workers at both our jobs. I plan on announcing to all my friends tomorrow night at a New Year's Eve party. I hope everyone is planning to come...otherwise that will kind of crimp my plans but I think I'll go forward with the announcement anyway. We'll probably make a few calls to extended family over the weekend and let it spread by word of mouth to cousins and such. I was originally planning to tell my office at our staff meeting next friday and then open up our facebook pages around 14 weeks (they are locked now just in case) but with this SCH bedrest issue, I will probably have to arrange a few special meetings in the beginning of the week, which leads me to my next topic.
Since this obviously isn't going anywhere anytime soon, I'm just going to give it its own update section at the end of posts. It is easier that way and all my normal updates don't sound like such downer posts with it separated out.
I've been holding steady so far this week, though I'm just waiting for that next big bleed. I know it has to be in there somewhere. Instead, I've been getting little changes in flow, just enough to freak me out too much to be comfortable leaving the house for very long, not to mention still being stuck with these giant pads.
I've talked with 2 of the nurses at my OBs office about follow up for this thing. My OB is going to review the NT scans and look at the size of the hematoma, but the nurse today said it shifted to be 66mm X 54mm, so more square than the 69x34 it was before. She said it is large, but she has seen bigger that ended in full term births, so the concern level is not increasing any more than before. Chances are though, that I will not be returning to work full time next week either. I'm hoping I can at least put in some half days, because I work for a small non-profit and I am not planning on returning after the baby is born, so I'm not sure how far our Board of Directors is going to want to extend sick day policies for someone who won't even be putting in 6 more months of work. One more week will use up my remaining sick days, leaving me with 8 vacation days between now and July 1. So much for taking those last 4 weeks before baby arrives as paid time off.
So my next u/s with the RE is tomorrow and I will get my updated bedrest instructions, check those with my OB, and go from there.