Fluids: 20.3 (+3cm from Thursday)
Baby's heart rate: 128-152
Uterine activity: irritable, nothing notable
Overall, it was a very quiet appointment. I was on the monitors for less than 20 minutes, which was nice. I finally figured out that if I ask for apple juice PRIOR to the appointment starting, I have a much better chance of avoiding the buzzer. Baby B really loves apple juice (and so do I!). I think if we ever take this child apple-picking in the Midwest, he's going to try to eat the apples before we've even finished. I just love the idea of shopping for little fall sweaters for Baby B. I can just picture his little chubby cheeks red and flushed in autumn weather.
I don't know why, but I was just exhausted when I got home from the appointment. I literally crashed on the couch for two hours, dragged myself to the kitchen and made a cheese sandwich, and then dragged myself back to the couch. Maybe its' the heat, maybe it's my size, who knows. All I know is that I *heart* our couch. And air-conditioning.
I think I'm done reading for the time being; I just don't have the attention span. Plus, I kind of want to end on a high note before this child gets here; I would hate to have the sour taste of some Emily Giffin book left on my reading taste buds when I might not read a (fiction) book for another 18 years. So, I'm happy to go out on 'The Likeness.' Which, by the way, I re-read this weekend. Just amazing. Love the writing style. I'm not going to review 'Infant Massage' or 'Itsy-Bitsy Yoga' because that is just wrong.
There is a Mad Men marathon on AMC right now...Brian and I only have two more episodes to watch until we are all caught up. Season Three premieres next Sunday! So excited. This show is just fascinating. I highly recommend it to anyone looking for a smart, well-written drama. Brian and I got into this 30+ minute discussion between episodes about a woman's intuition and finally had to agree to disagree. We did, however, both agree that Betty Draper is completely off her rocker. The show just sparks such good topics to talk about.
Also, I have only four words for you...TOP CHEF LAS VEGAS. I cannot wait!!! It premieres next Wednesday. I can't believe we missed Tom & Padma & Co. while they were in town. Word on the street is that they shopped at the Whole Foods at Town Square. Why couldn't they pick the Albertson's on Rainbow? Oh, well. I can't wait to watch. My favorite show in my home city...so awesome.
That's all. I think I'll go make some muffins now.