Yesterday I went to the doctor for my 34 week appointment. We go every 2 weeks now and between me and Caden being sick and needing his 18 month check up I feel like we should just set up a tent at Kaiser! Anyway, everything seemed normal until my doctor listened for Jacob’s heartbeat. She’s usually the type of person that talks and talks and you wonder if she’s really checking you because she can’t possibly be thorough with all the stories she’s telling, but I learned that she really is. She got really quiet, which was strange and listened for a really long time, which was also really strange. Then she told me that she was sending me to get a “non-stress test” because the baby’s heartbeat seemed low and since I’m already having contractions she wanted to make sure everything was okay. So, we headed down to the 3rd floor and I was strangely calm. I just had a gut feeling that she was being overly cautious… I mean, she’s my mom’s friend! But, then on the way down, reality really hit! WE’RE HAVING ANOTHER BABY, PEOPLE! I realized that I don’t have anything ready! I mean, I have everything, it’s just not set up, and frankly, I’m just not ready. Anyway, the test turned out to be fine. Jacob’s doing great and should stay put for another 6 weeks.
As soon as we got home, I cleaned out Caden’s closet and changing table to make room for Jacob. Then I went through all of Cadens 0-3 months clothes and put them all away. Today we made sure my mother-in-law can come at the drop of a hat to watch Caden and we made our list of people to call when the baby’s born. So, I feel a little more ready now. But that was really scary!
On a side note, does anyone out there have any good recipes for casseroles and other dinners that are yummy and can be frozen? I want to try out some and then stock pile my freezer before Jacob gets here. You can email me if you have any suggestions: firstname.lastname@example.org Thanks!