Monday, January 26, 2009

Introducing Max!

Apparently not being happy with the idea of being born in the Year of the Ox, Maximilian Samuel Wagner joined our family a whole 3 weeks ahead of schedule.

Maximilian Samuel Wagner
Born at CPMC in San Francisco on Saturday January 24th, at 2:58pm
6 lbs. 3oz., 18 inches

Heather's water broke at work last Friday afternoon at 4pm, her very last day before maternity leave. Apparently, this is the sort of thing that happens all the time in movies and TV, and not so often in real life. We went to the hospital and found Heather wasnt dilated yet, though contractions had begun. We were able to spend the early stages of labor back at home, enough time to get a few bags packed with the essentials for our hospital stay.
When 11pm came 'round, the contractions were intense enough to get ourselves back to the hospital to be admitted.
Long story short, we left CMPC at 12:30pm on Monday, with a healthy mommy and baby! Staff at the hospital, not to mention our parents, got a huge kick out of the fact that Max has red hair.

Our first family picture

Thursday, January 22, 2009

36 weeks and 4 days check up

I'm 3 days away from full term today and saw Dr. Callen today because Dr. Galaif is out of the office. This was my first time meeting her and I couldn't be more pleased. I found out I am Strep B negative which is good news. This means I will not have to get antibiotics when my water breaks and if it happens before I go into labor, I can stay at home for a bit. I'm still not dilated at all. Baby is at -2 station and I'm slightly thinned which I'm told is pretty typical for where I'm at. She was able to tell the position of blueberry by feeling my belly and listening for a heartbeat with a stethoscope - back on the right, butt on top, feet over to the left and head still down. How could he possibly be comfortable like that?

All is good and now it's just a waiting game I guess.

Tomorrow is my last day of work!!! I am really looking forward to a few weeks of relaxing.

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Last Ultrasound!

At 35 weeks and 5 days, I went in for my very last (hopefully) ultrasound with Dr. Musci to check on the cord and blueberry's growth. The cord looks good and seems to not be an issue, and the baby is currently estimated to be 6 pounds and 3 oz. Everything looks great and is on track, although baby was being shy and wouldn't let us see his face much. We were able to see some fat rolls so we know he has some meat on his bones and we were also able to see him sticking out his tongue which was pretty cool. He had the hiccups (which happens a lot) and I could actually see him bouncing every time I felt one from the inside. I also had an OB appointment today where I barely avoided having a male med student I know seeing me in a compromising position, and learned I am not yet dilated. I'll be checked every week for progress from this point on.

Monday, January 12, 2009

Babies and Temperature

A few weeks ago, we picked up a digital room thermometer from Radio Shack to see what the temperature is in the future nursery. It seems that one recommendation to reduce the risk of SIDs is to keep the room temperature between 61-67 degrees. The thermometer we got shows the current temperature, as well as the history of the highest and lowest. It was pretty suprising that the coldest the nursery has gotten in the past weeks was 66. We've even had to turn the heat on a few times--I could have sworn that the temperature was *well* below 66. The highest temperature was 78! Guess we'll be bundling up more at home instead of cranking the heat up.

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Super Mario Nursery

Perry and I have been very bad at keeping up this blog, but actually had a really productive holiday. With 12 days off of work, we bought lots of stuff for baby, and pretty much finished the nursery.
And we made a mobile with plush characters from Japan
Now... if we could only decide on a name for our blueberry.

Lots more pics of the room on our Flickr account

34 weeks and an update

34 weeks and a couple of days. I think he's running out of room in there. Movements feel different and I've been having tons of Braxton Hicks (practice) contractions which my doctor tells me not to worry about. Due date is only 5 weeks and 4 days away but I'll be full term in only 2 1/2 weeks!

So to catch up on all we've missed, we've had several ultrasounds and the diameter of the cord vein has actually shrunk a bit. The doctor thinks all is good but we have one more ultrasound just to be safe next week. Baby has been head down (a head that is in the 97% - oh boy) for some time. All my OB appointments have been pretty uneventful as well. We decided on a Pediatrician, Dr. Simon's. We've taken labor and delivery, newborn care and breastfeeding classes. It's nice to know there are other future parents out there who have also never changed a diaper. Next week we tour the hospital and our pre-baby preparation should be basically over. 2 1/2 more weeks of work and hopefully I'll have some time to relax before our arrival.