I had another check-up with my OB this morning. Baby is doing great and has a nice strong heartbeat. But because I’m on insulin and have the tiny risk of uterine rupture due to my surgery, they are monitoring me like crazy. I’m having weekly non-stress tests, another high contrast ultrasound (which i must say i’m excited about), another OB appointment, and a consult with the surgeon who will be doing my c section. I’m also doing a newborn care class, a breastfeeding class, and a labor and delivery tour. So I’ll be at an appointment or class 11 times in the next month. That said, I do know I’m lucky to have access to this medical care (and free classes) but crap I’m overwhelmed. Especially because this is my last month of work. But a healthy kid is that most important thing-so I’ll be at all of them.
My OB also told me that there is a whooping cough epidemic and that anyone who holds the baby has to have a vaccination for about the first 2 months. I trust her because she is the opposite of alarmist but I have no idea how I will deal with this. I suppose I’ll at least ask my family to get them before they get here. She said there has been an increase in babies getting this because there are less people getting vaccinations. I guess i’ll just add this to my list of stuff to worry about..