Showing posts from April, 2012

Sad Baby Girl

So, if you read my last update post, then you know that i have been put on modified bed rest, if you will. Basically, I am supposed to sit as much as possible, no grocery shopping, chores, etc. I can still leave the house, if need be, to go to church or pick up the kids from school, but that's it. This is hard. I  am not tallented enough to parent from the couch. My kids are not yet self sufficient enough to get much of what they need for themselves. So, this arrangement has forced me to find care options for them. And one of them is having a VERY hard time with it all. Yesterday, I had to go in to the hospital because I had a very high spike in BP. My in-laws came and got the girls and took them to church, and I was explaining what was happening. Miss M, my younger one, started sobbing. She just wants mommy. She just wants her normal routine. I buckled in my baby sobbing her head off, you know, the big chocking sobs. It was so hard. Then, this morning I was explaining the

36 weeks update

How far along? 36 weeks! Maternity clothes? Do you really have to ask? Sleep: Not too shabby. Best moment this week: Finding out my 24 hour test got better? I guess that means that all the complications are not making me ill. Oh, and getting a new gig that I think will be really good for the post-baby period when my schedule will be up in the air. Movement: Steady and strong. Milestones: All major organ work is done. Now she's just gaining weight. Gender: Girl Labor Signs: Contractions have actually slowed down. What I miss: Not getting told how huge I am by complete strangers. What I am looking forward to: Um, I guess my next appointment. I keep hoping she will decide we are in a safe enough zone and say let's have a baby :) Weekly Wisdom: I got nothing. Complications Update : So, they changed my medication dose, but it didn't have much of an effect. I am still spiking quite a bit later in the day. So, I am now on mostly bed rest. It's no

35 weeks update

How far along? 35 weeks! Maternity clothes? Yep! I had to try on four shirts this morning before I found one that would cover my bump with the capris I am wearing. Sigh. Sleep: Working too much. Best moment this week: When my doctor hinted we might not make it until May 17. Let's face it, the last month of pregnancy is not comfy. I wouldn't mind having this baby a couple of weeks early. Also, the way Miss M's face lit up when she thought I said the baby was coming out. She really, really wants to meet her baby sister. Movement: Remember how I said she wasn't moving as much. Yeah, well, she got over that. She was moving so much during my last NST that they had to keep repositioning the sensor and I had to wait forever before they got the reading they needed. Milestones: All major organ work is done. Now she's just gaining weight. Gender: Girl Labor Signs: Lots and lots of contractions, but not too uncomfortable. What I miss: Energy What I am lookin

34 weeks update

How far along? 34 weeks! Miss N was born at 34 weeks, 1 day, which is today. I am so thankful to not be there at this point! But, I also feel very strongly that we are now in the "safe" zone. Maternity clothes? Yep. Getting down to only a few shirts that fit. I will NOT buy more! Sleep: Not enough. I'm cranky. Best moment this week: Got to see my doctor again. It's been like two weeks. I cracked up when I mentioned I was not impressed with the high risk doctor I saw last week. She went off on that doctor! Apparently she (the high risk doctor) doesn't have much of a reputation. Movement: She is definitely not moving as much. I have been doing kick counts which I never did with the other kids. Milestones: She's head down! Doesn't really matter since I am having a c-section but that means she's getting ready for birth! Gender: Girl Labor Signs: No signs of labor, but lots of practice contractions. They wear me out! What I miss: Feeling

33 Weeks Update

I think she is going to take after Miss M with that round face. Definitely filling out. Ok, so I missed a few weeks. It's been busy, what can I say? How far along? 33 weeks! In my first pregnancy I was in the hospital on horrible drugs and awaiting my girl's lungs to develop enough that they could deliver me. So thankful to be where I am right now! Maternity clothes? Yep. Sleep: Hot flashes, potty breaks, and crazy dreams mean poor sleep. normal at this stage in the game. Best moment this week: Um, the floors are done! Also, got a 3D picture of her sweet face. Movement: She is definitely not moving as much. No one but me seems worried by this. Milestones: Growth ultrasound showed her to be 5 lb, 1 oz, and they said I don't need to come back to the high risk ward. Still waiting to see if my doctor is done monitoring her growth. . . Gender: Girl Labor Signs: Contractions have started, at least I think that's what they are. Nothing regular, but I do