Thursday, November 6, 2008

A bed and a couple of tests

On Tuesday I went to see the midwife for my monthly checkup. All is well, more or less. Felix had a terrible night the night before and so had everyone else I talked to. And the weather was terrible on Tuesday.

I told the midwives about some contractions I've been having and they decided to do a special test called a fetal fibronectin, which tests for a protein that babies give off often when they're getting ready to come out. If it's negative, then there's only about a .8% chance the baby will come in the next two weeks, but if it's positive, the chance is 65%. Mine came back negative, so I guess we're good.

That day, I also got a letter from the urologist saying that my tests had come back negative for infection. Tonight I got a call from my midwife saying that the tests taken on Tuesday came back positive. We're both thinking that I essentially have a UTI whenever I'm not currently on an antibiotic. So she prescribed me another round and is sending me back to the urologist who will likely put me on a maintenance dosage of antibiotic for the rest of my pregnancy. Fun! I'll have to be really careful because I get yeast infections really easily.

Anyway, on Tuesday evening mom asked if I wanted to do some window shopping with her at the RC Willey outlet in Provo. Since I had thought about going there to look at beds, I thought that was a great idea. On the way down to Provo, we decided to price out beds at DI, and magically, we found a new king-size mattress discounted to $325 because of a dirt stain on one side. What a steal, eh? Mom offered to buy the box springs for us and I decided Brent needed to feel it to make sure it would be good for his back.

So we made our way down to RC Willey and found some great deals. Nothing like the DI bed, but really nice beds for not too much more.

Last night, Brent and I hopped in the car and went down to DI to buy the bed. We decided that he should feel the other beds, just in case they were tons better for his back, so we went straight to the RC Willey outlet first. After looking for the saleslady from the night before (they get paid on commission and she had actually helped), the guy who helped us (she was gone for the day) said they had gotten in a bed just a few hours earlier that we might find interesting. $1400 king-size mattress marked down to $299 because of some small oil or grease stains on the top. Yeah, we decided that was the bed for us. Very comfortable, super duper nice, and much higher quality than the one at DI, even though the one at DI wasn't a bad bed.

The salesguy even found us two matching box springs for $150 and gave us a mattress pad/protector for free. Grand total for the whole thing: $479. That included taxes even. The only slight downer is that it's not being delivered till Saturday. Two more nights of crappy bedding and then sleep utopia!

On a side note, it turned out that the sales guy had served in the Rome mission the same time as me. But the first time we saw each other was at our mission president's funeral 2 years ago. It was fun to talk about the mission for a few minutes.

I'm so freaking excited about that bed. I think I'm going to go to "bed" as soon as it's delivered on Saturday... Mmmmmmmmmm :)


Sylwia Lipinska Hardman said...

sounds like a great deal on that bed!

BeatlesDiva said...

Sweet dreams on your new comfy bed :-D

nava_jo said...

Ugh I am jealous! I want a new bed soo bad. That RC Willey outlet is hit and miss sometimes. Sounds like you guys hit big!

_ We are due around the same time, I have started to feel vaginal pressure, and my hips are hurting, I also started getting stretch marks :(. Oh well, all part of bringing a lil'one to the world yea? And I can't believe my stomache will actually get bigger. Crazy!

Becca said...

Yeah, it does! say, would anyone like to watch the FUNNIEST Twilight spoof ever made? I laughed until I cried.

jenica said...

happy that you found such a great deal on a bed! i hope you feel better. you may want to try some chlorphyll to help combat the yeast infections.