OK... so I finally went and registered for a few things at both Target and Babies R Us... for those of you whom asked. I am also planning on using CLOTH Diapers so if you would be interested in purchasing some of those I am planning on using the Fuzzi Bunz brand the last two links are some websites to check out for those. We love and miss you all and are really getting excited about meeting little Miss Claire and finally deciding if its Lorelai Claire or Lauren Claire????
Thursday, March 26, 2009
Ok, So I had my 30 week appointment today and I am so frustrated. I know I have changed practices so I knew some of the information carried over might be miss interpreted. This is getting a bit crazy now though... Explanation... by my LMP I was due June 5th... then at my 8 week appointment/ultrasound Claire was measuring much bigger so they changed it to May 30th, then even at the 20 week appointment she was measuring bigger and so they said May 25th, but they still left the official due date to May 30th... well I just changed practices and I went into their perinatologist and had another ultrasound and Claire was measuring at being due at June 3rd... so now my Dr. wants to go back to the very very first due date as June 5th.... Are you kidding me?? I know they are just dates and that most people don't actually have their baby on their due dates. Any pregnant woman would not want their due date pushed back, especially this late in the pregnancy... its just frustrating. Oh and those who hate me because my lack of weight gain.. well I gained three pounds in the last two in a half weeks... are you happy now?? Making my total weight now at 7.2 pounds.
Tuesday, March 24, 2009
I was so excited about the pictures earlier that I forgot to tell you a few things. First off Claire was holding on to her umbilical cord, you could see on the blood flow picture this loop in the cord and two fingers on one side, two on the other and her little thumb in the loop. Crazy kid, guess she isn't ready to let go, which is ok, still have 8-10 weeks left. She is he really really head down.. was hard to get head/brain and facial shots. I literally almost had to pull up on my belly while laying flat to get the pictures. Another thing is that she has LONG hair already... nothing new there with my girls. Lastly she is super active, she has rhythmic motions. A few times the tech made sure her kicks and punches weren't hiccups because they had such a pattern about them. I tell you the technology of a 3D/4D ultrasound is absolutely amazing.
A little frown going on there...
Monday, March 23, 2009
Wednesday, March 18, 2009
Tuesday, March 17, 2009
I am done. I had my fourth and final blood draw. YAY. I am already home and fed. Just pray the results come back tomorrow and that they are negative. The girls and I are going to do nap and then start our day. LOL HAPPY St. Patty's Day by the way.
Ok, so I am two hours into this, over half way done... The third blood draw went super easy and super fast... I can't wait to be done. Cassie is torturing me because I know she has the girls and they are making cookies and Corned Beef and Cabbage for tonight and I can't wait to eat. I keep thinking to myself if this test comes back that I am Gestational Diabetic, what will my new diet allow me to eat and NOT to eat. See you in an hour.
Ok, So I am bored and thought I would blog. The girls are off settled at Kristi's house with Cassie and Ryleigh, THANK YOU! I am now settled in the office of my OB, today is surgery day so it's supposed to be pretty quiet here. I kind of had mixed emotions about that, was somewhat looking forward to seeing different people walk in and eves drop on convo's and what not. I know that sounds bad but come on you do the same right? But I have an internet connection and my laptop so here I am. I arrived about 9:20, had my initial blood draw and then drank the ultra version of the super sugary drink, this time it was orange flavored... YIPEEE... so I am set til 10:26 til I have the second of four total blood draws... YAY ME!
Any pregnant woman would know that we all take a glucose test to screen for gestational diabetes at 28 weeks. The test involves fasting over night and then drinking this super sugary drink in under 5 minutes then waiting an hour doing nothing in the waiting room of the lab or doctor's office then having your blood drawn. Well if you pass which I always have in the past your free for the rest of the pregnancy. Well this time around I didn't do so hot, I guess my glucose is elevated. Next step? Another glucose test, this one will be THREE hours. UGH. So, I have fasted over night and am waiting til 9 to take the girls over to Kristi's house for Cassie to watch while I go to the Dr.'s office to go through the process all over again for the THREE hours. Now I get to sit in the waiting room hungry bored and stressed. I know this test could come back fine it's just the stress of it. I have never had this happen before, why now? I feel great for the most part, I know I am getting older and I know I wasn't a skinny woman before hand, but I eat well, I am not lazy, and I have only gained 4.4 pounds. UGH. I guess some things are just out of our control.
Sunday, March 1, 2009
Check out the right of the Blog there is a link to a game for you to make guesses on Claire's birth weight and length... date and time of her birth... I made my guess now you make yours.... Oh and I was the one who won the weight for both Miss Reese and Miss Paige. Have fun. Just enter ClaireWbabyWeight where it says Game Name under invited guests... Let me know if it works. Oh... little information - Reese was 6.12 and Paige was 8.9 the rest you will have to guess on all on your own.
We will start with Wednesday, that is when the week went down hill. Craig was in the field and Reese was dropped off at school and signed up for after school care because Paige and I were headed up to Bethesda, MD for her follow up hearing test. Luckily the drive up there was great but for some reason (to be realized later) Paige fell asleep at 10am on the drive up there, I just thought the drive was boring with out Reese and she just got sleepy. Paige did great with the test in general, it only took about 15 minutes where last time it took about an hour and half. SHE PASSED too with flying colors. THANK YOU TUBES. Well I hadn't been feeling great myself for a few days... had been trying to ignore the growing sinus pressure. I decided I better make an appointment, so I did for 5 pm. Paige and I went home and did a few things, picked up Reese and then did a few things went to my appointment. Yes to a sinus infection, sent home with meds. By the time we got home ate dinner, dealt with baths it was already bed time, well the girls were laying on their belly's watching something on TV and Paige kind of threw up a little. I thought it might just be that she burped and being on her belly it was just too much pressure. So off they went to bed, well about 30 mins later she came out too me looking pale, I asked her if she tummy hurt and she said "yes", I asked her if she thought she might throw up she said "yes" so I quickly grabbed a big plastic bowl and out came dinner... YUCK. She then threw up once and hour til midnight and then things got worse... she SERIOUSLY threw up bile or dry heaved every 20-30 mins from then on til about 7, she also had diarrhea several times. I called the clinic as soon as I could at 7:30 they directed me to take her to the ER. I got Reese settled with Kim M. (THANK YOU) and off we went. We were arrived at 10am, Paige was so pathetic when they put the IV in all she did was say "ow" and not even an "OW" just a soft, sad little "ow". The Dr. came in did his exam asked all those normal questions said that we would give her the IV fluids and see what happened, well Paige just kept dry heaving and throwing up what ever they gave her so within two hours we were settling into room 3039 for the next three days. She did get better, after more IV fluids upstairs she finally started to pee and was able to get a better IV fluid, also was able to get some anti nausea medicine, an anti acid medicine and a pro biotic all through her IV... then about 8:30 she developed a fever which lasted all night... even with Tylenol. It finally broke Friday morning and she seemed better after a long night of tossing and turning and crying. Friday, basically was just a blur of Blues Clues and Disney channel, but she was definitely on the mend. We even went on three wagon rides around the floor pulling the IV pole around and all.. When the Doctor came in around 3, he told us that since she hadn't begun to eat food and since she still had the fever that morning they would keep her another night. Well, really to shorten this as best as I can, I started feeling sick at around midnight and needless to say I threw up and had diarrhea enough times to have the nurses wheel my 27 week pregnant self down to the ER at 8am Saturday morning.. Side story, I got a really bad stomach bug when I was 36 weeks pregnant and got so dehydrated that I ended up in labor, I spent two days in the hospital and the labor was stopped... So I was super scared that might happen again and its WAY WAY too early for that to happen. It was hard to leave Paige, but Daddy was there with her and she was very quickly on the mend. So I got some fluids a higher dose of the anti nausea meds Paige was on and 5 hours later I was back up into the room with Paige. The Dr. finally came around took one look at Paige running around the ward chasing after Craig and said home you go... we quickly packed, waited for paperwork and escort and got out of there as fast as we could... good bye to Mary Washington, Paige and mines home for the past three days and two nights... We dropped off some prescriptions for me and headed home... I took a LONG LONG shower, Craig and Paige snuggled on the couch. Wondering where Miss Reese was through all of this... well Kim M. had her Thursday morning, then Cassie J. had her Thursday evening, since Craig was later than expected (since he was out in the field and all), then she was with Daddy Thursday night and went to work with him Friday Morning and then had a few visits to the hospital in there too, then Saturday she spent the WHOLE day with her Grandma Kristi... she was so spoiled.. shopping, lunch at Olive Garden, more shopping, even got a beautiful Easter Dress, then she had a spa treatment, then dinner.. I am jealous. I love you all for all of your help... and SO SO much thanks for all the prayers. Paige is completely back to normal.. I am just tired a still a bit sore, but feel great. Craig took a few pictures of Paige over the last few days the first one is of Friday evening she is looking a bit less sick then yesterday evening while we were waiting to be discharged... she looks great in it...