Dreaming of Lo (part 1)

We had another appointment this week with the OB.  The results from the ultrasound last week still weren’t back yet, so it was a short visit.  We got to hear Lo’s heartbeat – officially on the doctor’s equipment.  However, we did get scolded by the nurse midwife for renting the home Doppler so that we could hear Lo’s heartbeat before we go to bed every night.  Apparently some people freak out if they can’t find the heartbeat, which leads to middle-of-the night panicked phone calls to the nurse.  We understood because the heartbeat had been elusive at home, but we still agreed to never call her for that in the middle of the night.  It has been nice hearing the heartbeat for a few seconds at a time.  Saturday we found it long enough to call my parents so they could hear it, and they were thrilled to hear it like we were.

 
Cory and I have both had dreams about Lo recently.   In mine, Cory, my dad and I went to the Golden Corral in Lubbock during the winter time.  As we got out of the car, Dad reminded me to get the baby.  Lo was in her car seat (and it was a her in the dream) strapped to the roof of the car.  Apparently I’ll be a wonderful mother!  Cory will tell about his dream in a separate post. 

Lo is going on his/her first overnight trip this week.  I’ll be attending the Association of Pediatric Oncology Social Workers conference in Bar Harbor, Maine.  Hopefully airplane flights and long car rides will be agreeable to Lo.