OB appointment -30 weeks and other baby stuff…

This week has been full of baby stuff! First, on Monday night, Cort and I had the first of four meetings of a class for first time parents at Zeeland Community Hospital. Of course we were there at 7:00 on the nose and had to sit in the last two seats way up front. This probably wouldn’t have bothered me (even though I am a back and near the door kind of girl), but we ended up watching TWO…count them TWO natural birth videos. That was great right up in our faces.

Anyway, Cort and I didn’t learn much at this session that we didn’t know already, but we tried to be good students. See….don’t I look studious?
We are hoping the next few classes will have more information that will be new to us.

Last weekend we finally found a night stand for Eddie’s nursery, so Cort decided to put it together this week. He is so dang handy.

He had a couple mishaps that he, um, “fumed” about, but by the end of the week, it was all put together perfectly and it looks great! Now it just needs a lamp and a monitor on it! All in good time, I suppose!

Thursday night I guess I was pretty whipped from a long week because I fell asleep on the couch. So did Louis…but not so much on the couch as on ME. Apparently now that I have, uh, more “real estate” for him to lie on, he takes advantage. Cortney thought it was pretty funny…hence the picture. Seriously…I am not THAT big that I am mistaken for a bed, am I?

And of course today, after the craziest day at work in a long time, I had my 30-week OB appointment. Yup, we hauled the camera out right in the exam room! You know you love it.

As usual, everything looks good! I am measuring about 2 inches large on my tummy (maybe I will go early? no, he could not confirm that…boo. but I have been consistently measuring that, so he was good with it.), my blood pressure is “perfect” (yup, those were his words!), Eddie’s heart rate is still around 140 bpm, and I have gained ZERO weight in the past 2 weeks. That is right ZERO! Yes, I am proud. So at 30 weeks, I have only gained 16 pounds. I am Ok with that!

Two more weeks until the next appointment…I wonder if I can keep up with doing well on the weight. Perhaps NOT eating monster burritos from Qdoba would be a good place to start. Oops.

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Just a small town girl...wait no. That is a Journey song. Katie Sluiter is a small town girl, but she is far from living in a lonely world. She is a middle school English teacher, writer, mother, and wife. Life has thrown her a fair share of challenges, but her belief is that writing through them makes her stronger.


  1. We would have loved this picture more if your feet were in the stirrups!

  2. Anonymous says

    I love all the updates on how things are going!!! Your pictures are the best!!!
    Hugs from Aunt Lin in Texas!!!

  3. missy widener says

    damn you posh spice….
    1- I found out I am actually 18 weeks, not 16, with a new due dute (Sept 21), I am inching closer to you!
    2- seriously, you have gained nothing! that is awesome….I will just keep mine to myself, actually I am not even keeping track and they never mention it to me….this so should have been an email…more later…and if you go early only two more months!!