Okay, Ayden helped me by taking this photo of me this morning when I changed the garbage, so you could all laugh at my Pica:
The boys have access to their dressup clothes again (they've been in storage since December, when I replaced the carpets) and have managed hours of entertainment. Here is a pic of Ayden the clown (his clown nose is from Cirque du Soleil, which I took him to see last weekend and which I've yet to post about...let's just say AWESOMEAWESOMEAWESOME!):
And the two of them; Count Dracula the Clown ready to operate your mitre saw, and his pet caterpillar:
After dressup, we went out and bought some of these:
In very short order, this:
Because of these:
and soon this:
Good times had by all.
I saw my midwife this morning:
Pregnant 35 wks, +4 days.
Fetal heart rate, 140.
Fundal height, 37 cm.
Total wt gain, 28 lbs (ack).
Swabbed for group B strep status.
Discussed: Vitamin K administration to newborn (I was contemplating refusing this but my midwife informed me that there is an oral Vit. K that can be used as well, so I will go for that option instead of an injection), PKU test (also can be done by midwife when baby is 24 to 48 hours old), and antibiotic eye drops (which I'm still thinking about refusing, even given the option to wait for an hour or so after birth, b/c they interfere with newborn vision for a few hours after administration. Plus, I know I don't have gonorrhea/chlamydia, which is what they are for. Unless Brent's been messing around on me with a germy girlfriend that I don't know about, and I have a totally symptomless infection I don't know about!! Unlikely!!! Haha!). Also discussed the treatment of GBS if swab comes back positive (conventional treatment includes IV antibiotics x 2 doses). I don't want to labour with a saline lock in my hand so I'll opt for 2 pokes rather than one (I'm refusing the required routine IV saline lock for all hospital VBACs too...and continuous fetal monitoring during labour, also required routine procedure for VBACs--aren't I the high maintenance patient???)
I've done my homework, and I know what I want/don't want based on risk/benefit ratio.
Now, Mr. Cute Butt. A few more weeks, and then you make an entrance, nice and gentle, no complications. Okay? Looking forward to seeing you!