Friday, October 28, 2011

Everything is Perfect - Let's Induce.

This week I had my 36 week checking with the Doctor. 
She said:
Your blood sugars are great and under control by just your diet and exercise!
Your blood pressure perfect.  Baby still measures in the 45 percentile.
Baby's heart is perfect, the flow in the cord and placenta are great.

Then a totall 180'
We should not let you go past 39 weeks and induce you.

I got skid-marks on my brain.   Say what?!

It was like a slap in the face.   Why tell me how great everything is going and then suggest induction?!

An induction is a medical intervention if there is a risk to the baby and/or mother for the pregnancy continuing.

My baby is not in danger. I am not in danger.  There aren't any risks that would really call for an invention.

I reply that I'd prefer to let my birth start naturally.

She then throws out:

But your placenta could stop working and you will have a still birth.

Really?  I refuse an totally unnecessary medical intervention for my healthy pregnancy and she instantly says, "YOUR BABY WILL DIE."

I said we can re-evaluate in a few more weeks, but for now -- thanks, but no thanks.

The Due Date is not an expiration date!!!  

It's not like the baby MUST be out from my womb by that date or the power is shut off.

I have faith in my body's ability to grow and birth my baby.

Friday, October 21, 2011

Today's Home Inspection

Today I was present while Jim Duggan, Senior Inspector for RIA Solutions, inspected the Condo we intend to purchase with a fine tooth comb.

He was very pleasant and let me know what he was looking for while he was checking things out.  He found minor issues, but nothing that would prevent us from moving forward with our purchase.  I am not sure if Aaron would want the Seller to fix any of these things before we take ownership.

Jim checked the attic, the Heating and Cooling system, the water heater, all the Kitchen Appliances, the washer and dryer, all of the outlets, all the windows, the walls and ceilings, the faucets, drains, shower heads, toilets, and fireplace.

Most of the "issues" he noted are due to the age of the property.  They are not what is standard or "up to code" these days -- but are grandfathered in because of the age of the property.

We cannot fix many of them -- so oh well.

Some of his other recommendations we will act on once the place is ours like:
  • Get a new over-the range microwave and have it installed to code.
  • Install Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter (GCFI) outlets in "wet" areas.
  • Put a C-Clamp on the Fireplace Damper to make sure it always stays partially open to avoid a build-up of carbon monoxide.
  • Replace the bare bulb in the closet with a globe fixture, just so the bulb does not break if hit.
  • Pour liquid plumber down the slow drain in the Master bathtub.

There are a few other things that Aaron and I want to do with the place too -- but again that is just our preference.  Nothing that is wrong with the place.

Aaron has his heart set on getting new super fancy High-Efficiency washer/dryer set.

This one:

Since he does all the laundry I am totally cool with him getting the set. :)

Saturday, October 15, 2011


The Seller agreed to our price AND to cover the closing costs!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  

 OMG! OMG! OMG!  We got a home!

We'll be riding double with our Apartment  until the lease is expired, but we really don't care and can afford to do it for a bit.


Made an offer for our first home purchase.

Aaron and I put an offer in for a 2 bedroom, 2 bath condo yesterday.

It was listed at 84,500 and we offered 80,000 plus asked the seller to pick up closing costs.  We also included a $2000 Earnest Money deposit to express we are sincerely interested.

Hopefully we will have an answer back later today if our offer is accepted or countered.

We'll see.

Here is a link to details and photos of the property:

It is 1314 sq. ft.  The estimated mortgage plus the community HOA fee is about $700.

Currently we are in a 960 sq. ft. 1 bed 1 bath apartment and pay $930 plus an additional bill for monthly water, sewage and trash removal.

Those costs are in our HOA.

We'd have an extra $200 a month for BABY!

UPDATE!!!!  When I go to my Agents website it says the property is no longer on the market...  That is either a good thing (did they accept!!!?!?!?) or a bad thing (someone beat us to it...)

The fact that it is suddenly no longer on the market the day after our offer was made should be a good thing right?

If we don't get it, we're back to looking and looking.

Friday, October 7, 2011

Baby has a COUSIN on the way!

This morning Aaron's middle brother, Michael and his wife, Amy annouced that they are 12 weeks along with their first baby!!!!!!!!

I am so happy for them because I know they had been trying for some time!!

Our baby has a cousin on the way!  Yea!

Today we had an ultrasound to see how our baby is growing.  Our baby is 33 weeks old and is in the 45th percentile for size, just a bit small, but not too small to be worried.   Who wants to give birth to a huge baby?!

We also were very lucky to get a 4-D image of the baby's face!


If you cannot see the baby here is an edited picture to help you see:

I have to go in every week to measure the baby to make sure it is not growing out of control due to the gestational diabetes.

I am so excited!!