Monday, April 14, 2008

Most Thoughtful and Helpful Gifts

Kelly Adsit stopped by yesterday as I was dozing off in the late afternoon. She delivered a handcrafted bag she picked up at a craft fair some time ago with three gifts inside. The chidren's book "Love You Forever" (which we know and love), some vanilla sugar pampering items for me, and a very helpful guide to pregnancy and birth.

I'm drawing a bath as we speak. My sister had advised against baths in the first trimester, but... it has been over a week and I want a bath. While we still have our gorgeous tub I want to enjoy it. I just can't take the fabulously hot soaks I like to take. Body temp will have to do. And it will. I learned from the most helpful guide that she gave us that so long as I keep the bath at body temp or below I'll be fine.

I woke up at 6:30 this morning. This is much preferred to the 4 a.m. wake up. I ended up reading in this guide for a good hour or more. I found answers to all sorts of questions that have occurred to me over the past week. Ah... it is so nice to have this handy guide.

This guide also helped me get less confused about the whole dating question. I didn't realize that due dates are set from the start date of your last menstrual period so when you conceive you're considered already 2 weeks or so along. So the radiologist's guess was March 6th. My cycle started March 8th. I must have been just under five weeks last Thursday, but because the heart was beating, JUST under. So the spotting later in the month was likely implantation spotting. Yup. Way less confused now.

Thanks, Kelly, for the FABULOUS gifts. And now off to check on the bath...


Rev. Dulce said...

The book that I found very helpful during my pregnancy was "What to Expect When You Are Expecting".

I am so happy for you.

Iris said...