Sunday, October 18, 2009

Hospital Time

So.... I'm a terrible blogger. LOL. I suppose I could give it up but I'm going to continue working on it for now. I'm in the hospital now for my preeclampsia until 37 weeks, or if anything happens that makes it important to deliver earlier. Luke seems to be suffering a bit from the stress of my blood pressure being elevated, but it's not bad enough to deliver him yet. So...... that leaves 24 days until I will likely be induced. I'm really nervous about being induced again, but I really don't get a choice. After 37 weeks, the pre-e becomes too risky for both of us so he has to come out at that point. For now, he is better off inside. I'm hoping it stays that way until we reach that 37 week mark.

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Just a post!

Yeah.... so, I'm terrible about blogging. Perhaps I should just give it up? Meh, I'll try to post more frequently... I do have some excuses, though. Aiden and I took a trip in July and had a great time. It was lovely to spend time with family, though we wished Brandon had been with us.

Other than that I've been working on my Medical Transcription course like a crazy woman. I'm getting through the course well-- currently working on the 7th session. I have been doing the course for 2 full months, and I'm in the 7th month of it, so I'm pretty pleased with my progress. My GPA is right at about 97%, so that is good as well.

I also recently became a consultant for Tastefully Simple. I know, did I really need more on my plate? But, seriously, the food is so good and the opportunity was so simple, I couldn't pass it up. It's already been profitable for me, and I've been working on it just a couple of weeks. You can check out my website here: .

Today, I'm working on my course then a friend is coming over for pizza. :) Should be a nice day!

Friday, June 19, 2009

It's definitely a boy!

So our new bean is definitely a boy! :) The slight disappointment is fading and has made way to a lot of excitement. I am thrilled for Aiden to have a little brother so close in age. Plus, I love Aiden to death, and any other babies we make will just have to be as amazing as he is. I can't wait to meet this new little guy!


Baby feet!


and I'm growing a bump!

The ultrasound was great and the new little bean looks very healthy. The anatomy scan went perfectly, though bean is a little on the small side. Aiden was small, too, though, so I'm trying not to worry about that. We're currently awaiting the results of the Quad Screen. Hopefully we won't have any issues with that this time. If you can keep the bean in your prayers, we'd appreciate it!

Monday, June 15, 2009


I feel bad for my last post. My MIL ended up doing a whole bunch of our laundry last night and cleaning up around the house before she left. I guess I'm just anal, and like to keep on top of everything, and I can't be that way when I'm on bed rest. I should just be grateful that I have help at all. Once we move, we won't really have anyone nearby so I better appreciate the help I can get now.

I'm feeling a bit better today-- just still tired, and my back hurts... but I'm afraid to take the pain medicine for fear it will make me sick.

I think I'm going to have to suck it up and take one here in a bit, though. My mom gave me a tip to keep the Percocet in the freezer, and that it would cause less nausea when I took it. I don't know if that is what worked or not, but my frozen Percocet from this morning stayed down, so that was good.

I wish I could take care of Aiden myself, though. :( He has a diaper rash now-- so I'm supervising diaper changes. It looks really raw. We're alternating Balmex and Aquaphor right now. I feel awful for him. :( I don't know when it started because I wasn't changing him, and now I feel like I should have been watching them change him. I used a blowdrier on his butt on cool earlier, but there hasn't been any improvement yet. His Dad is taking him for a ride in the car and when he gets home I'll probably let him run around naked for a while. Hopefully, he doesn't pee too much!

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Just a quick post...

I hope that my husband realizes how much effort I put into each day after this week. He said yesterday that it's not that hard to handle the baby all day.... sure if you let the house fall apart... oh, and if you have TWO people doing what I do. Yes, my MIL & Brandon watched the baby from Wed-Fri, together. Between the two of them, they cannot manage to keep the house in reasonable order (by that I mean, cleaning the high chair after Aiden eats, emptying the dishwasher... you know, the basics!) and watch the kid. But, yeah, it's easy to take care of him. Hahahahaha! I just had to get that out, because it cracks me up. The house is literally falling apart, and Aiden's schedule is totally off, he hasn't been getting as much milk as he needs. I've pretty much given up on giving instructions because they go totally ignored, so now I'm just trying to not lose my mind while I'm stuck in bed and my house collapses around me...

Friday, June 12, 2009

Have the cerclage... and a headache!

So, I have my cerclage placed. That part of the procedure went very well and I'm very thankful for that. I did have some issues, again, though, as always-- it seems. I spoke with the anesthesiologist to let her know about my previous issues with the spinal. She said she'd like to try to place a spinal, but if it didn't work that they would not do a second spinal like last time (which could have apparently killed me...), but that they would do a general anesthesia, if the spinal didn't take. So, off we went to the OR. I moved over to the operating table, and they set me up for the spinal. Spinal in.... and we wait, and wait and wait... 10 minutes later, I'm still not numb (that's NOT normal-- it should be about 2 minutes before you're basically a brick). So, at about 15 minutes after placing the spinal, they went ahead with the general (continuing to test to see if the spinal was working, though). I woke up 20 minutes later and all was done.

Now, though, I'm dealing with an awful spinal headache-- figures that the dumb procedure that didn't even work gave eme this wonderful complication. I went back to the ER last night and they confirmed that it was likely a spinal headache, but not severe and should go away. Today, I can't stand without horrible pain shooting through my head.

I'm hoping this subsides soon....

Monday, June 8, 2009

Mama with a blog

So, I'm starting a blog... One of millions, I know. I'll be using this blog to document my sixth pregnancy. I have one child, Aiden, who is 13 months old, and I'm expecting a new bean in late November or early December. I'm due about Dec. 1, but the baby could easily come early.

So, six pregnancies, you must wonder what happened. I had four miscarriages before giving birth to my son last year, so that alone makes me high risk. Add on to that that I have a bicornuate uterus and have had a LEEP procedure, and you've got a high risk pregnancy.... Oh, did I mention that I had contractions from pretty much 24 weeks on, last time? And, I also developed pre-eclampsia at about 33 weeks. So, yeah, pregnancy is a bit rough on me. But, I'm optimistic that this round will be better.

On Wednesday, June 10, I'm scheduled for my cervical cerclage, a procedure in which my cervix will be sewn shut. It has its risks, so I'm nervous. I also have issues with spinal anesthesia. I had to have two separate spinals for my last cerclage, and I had two failed epidurals during my 34 hour labor with my son. I'm hoping that things go smoothly for my cerclage, but of course, I'm anxious about it. It's just got to be done, though.

Well, Aiden's asleep, so I should probably try to get myself to that level as well.