Monday, November 30, 2009

Ladies and Gents, a new record in medicine has been set!

The length of my doctor appointment today truly had to be a record, and not in the way you think. I arrived at 2:45, my appointment was scheduled for 3:00. I was called back by the nurse at 2:55, weighed in, peed in a cup, got my BP checked, met with the doctor, had a couple extra questions this time, even had my Group B Strep test so that made for a bit longer appointment. Even with all that, I was back in my truck at 3:12!!!!!! All doctor visits should be like that, I was truly stunned.

All is good on the baby front, it was being stubborn and didn't want its heartbeat heard today, my BP was great and things are measuring just right. I now get to see my actual doctor from now on.

The problem with my leg ended up being superficial (basically meaning surface) phlebitis. Just an inflammation of a previous varicose vein location. I've been taking an antibiotic and aspirin to help with the inflammation, it's still a bit bruised looking but its 100% better than it was, and will completely improve after birth, not much else can be done about it now.

3 more weeks, or as Richard says 22 more sleeps. Can't believe we're that close already. We've been busy (well Richard has, I'm not much help these days) around the house lately. We're working on finishing the basement, and I think at this point we're about 90% done. It's going to be a family/playroom, and Logan is very excited for all his toys to be down there. Logan's bathroom also took on a new coat of paint, and our bathroom/bedroom is next. Guess we're using the baby coming as an excuse to get projects done, its working well :)

When I was pregnant with Logan I surprised Richard and went to Glamour Shots and had a belly portrait taken, so we wanted to do one with this pregnancy, however didn't want to spend the money again. So with a borrowed white sheet and Richard putting his very amateur photographer skills to work, we took a few shots. I'm pretty happy with how a few of them turned out.

We also started putting up Christmas decorations this weekend too, just haven't dragged the tree up from the basement this year. I love our tree when its up and decorated, but its such a pain otherwise. Might even go with a smaller real one this year, shh, just don't tell Richard, I bugged for years for a fake one :)

Happy Very Belated Halloween

I was looking through pictures and realized I hadn't shared a picture of Logan in his Halloween costume, he was so excited about it! Even though he wasn't all that into the trick or treating part.

Friday, November 20, 2009

I'm over it!

(for the record, I'm not a fan of that saying)
Okay, it's official I think I'm done being pregnant. This pregnancy has been uneventful for the most part, and I feel so blessed to even be pregnant, BUT I'm ready to be done. Pardon me while I complain a little bit :)

I'm incredibly sick of my maternity clothes, but at this point see no reason to invest in anymore, so it seems I wear the same few shirts over and over again, luckily I work with mostly men who probably don't even notice, or care.

Amazingly I'm sleeping well still, just get up to use the bathroom at least twice a night, but I usually fall back to sleep fairly quickly. It's the getting out of bed in the morning that takes a bit. Even though I don't sleep on my right side, my right hip is killing me these days. It feels like more of a groin pull, but the pain comes and go randomly. Eh, tolerable I guess.

This week one of the wonderfully genetic varicose veins in my left thigh (thank you Krueger family) decided to swell up. Hurts like h-e-l-l. I've don't everything they say you should when you're prone to them, keep my feet up when sitting, have them on a little stool at work too, take frequent breaks, blah blah blah! Guess I"m just blessed, mornings are the worst, putting pressure on that leg is quite painful until I get moving. The skin around the bulging vein is a bit harder than the rest of my skin too. So, since going to the doctor today anyway, I'll have him take a look at it, I hope its nothing, but hope to get some relief from the pain as well. Can't help but think the worst sometimes, you know large clot shooting to my lungs, stuff like that.

On a good note, Logan and I were able to get our H1N1 vaccines this week. I wouldn't have bothered if we didn't have a newborn on the way. The health department was holding a clinic on Wednesday. Lucky for us, Richard decided to leave work a bit earlier than planned to go get Logan and take him over there, and they gave him two spots in line since he said his pregnant wife was on the way. If he hadn't I wouldn't have made it on time, as they only had 500 to give out. But, I think our total wait time was about 2 hours. Not too bad. The first woman that came out said she had been there since 11:30, a bit excessive I suppose.

And Logan was quite the trooper. Listening to all the other small children screaming, he was getting a really nervous look on his face the closer we got to the front of the line, but he didn't even flinch. He looked away, and when she pinched his arm for the shot he even watched. So hopefully we'll have a healthy winter at our house.

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Happy Birthday to Me!

Birthdays never used to be a big deal, just another day. Until I began to approach 30, then I dreaded birthdays. 30 was old! Today as I turn 31, I realized that birthdays are fabulous! It's a celebration of another healthy cancer free year, and the promise of another healthy year to come, I definitely don't take birthdays for granted anymore, especially cancer free ones.

Also had a doctor's appointment yesterday. My blood pressure was a bit elevated when we first got there, so the doctor was a bit concerned, so after the exam they made me relax for about 15 minutes and took it again and it had come down. So all is well, he told me to take it easy, and call if any other issues came up, headaches, floaters in my vision, and swelling. But so far so good, and don't really expect anything different. The baby is really active as always and really starting to make itself known just by watching my belly move, always fun. Can't believe how fast time is going, I'll be 34 weeks on Tuesday but with my c-section being at 39 weeks we really only have 5 left. I can't wait to meet this little one!

Friday, November 6, 2009

Snap, Crackle, Pop, Pop, Pop.....

Well, I guess my belly has officially popped. At least according to 5 different co-workers this week. They have all commented on how much I've 'grown' in the past week. Last Saturday I did feel like I was having growing and stretching pains, and just felt a lot of tightness, guess there was a good reason. I'm still not convinced that this baby isn't building something in there at times, usually not little flutters of movement, its usually all out whacks!

Not too much exciting happening this week. Logan was Star of the Week at school this week, that's where they feature one child, post their favorite things and that child gets to bring in pictures to share and it all gets posted on the door to his room. He was very excited to share one of the ultrasound pictures of the baby :)

On the baby name front, I think we have narrowed it down, we will not however be sharing until the baby is born, just something else everyone will have to wait for, sorry.

I still haven't told Logan about not being able to come to the hospital when the baby is born, but I think I'll wait until it gets closer in the hopes that the visitation ban gets lifted by then, so think happy thoughts please :) Wouldn't want him to miss out on cake and cookies, well and meeting his new baby sister or brother:)

Monday, November 2, 2009

Swine Flu Hits Home

Well, not in the way you think. Knock on wood, we're all healthy. Than how you ask? Well, with the pandemic that has become H1N1, local hospitals are restricting visitors. Our hospital in particular, no visitors under the age of 15. So.....for us that means, Logan will not be able to visit his new little sibling until he/she arrives at home :( I completely understand their reasonings, but it still stinks. That also means I have to go four whole days without seeing my little man, ugh! Well, since I will not be delivering said new arrival at home, haha, we'll make do.

On a good note, we have a 'birthday' scheduled for the little one. My C-section is scheduled for December 22nd at 8 am, unless he/she decides to come early, which would be fine too :)

Otherwise, things are going well. I did pass the three hour glucose test, just like I figured, yay! Everything else looks good, all is well in baby land.

Two of my co-workers commented this morning that I have appeared to "pop" over the weekend. I was experiencing some growing pains on Saturday so I guess it's possible. Also a few weeks ago had a complete stranger in the consigment shop tell me I looked like I was having a girl, so we shall see.