Tuesday, November 30, 2010

OBGYN visit

Went today didn't get a whole lot of answers its marked as unexplained and hopeful to not happen again.  They are happy she said they can't find anything cause if they were to see something that could be worse.  I will just take it and move on there is nothing more I can really do.  I saw the baby again and it's still very active and moving often.  I am on bedrest for one more week and then get to go back to work.  She asked me if we had light duty at work and I laughed!  LMAO  Not as a nurse there is no such thing.  Well love to all I am tired and warn out!

Sunday afternoon

So Sunday I was feeling really tired a little warn down we went grocery shopping and came home and unloaded the groceries.  Then I went to the bathroom to put on some comfty PJ pants and of course like every pregnant woman needs to pee 24 hours a day.  When I went to the bathroom I did get a surprise that I didn't want alot of blood enough to fill up a pad.  Which I was very upset about.  I quietly changed my underware placed a pad down and changed my pants and then walked into the livingroom and told Dustin Aunt Wendy just called and wanted him to come over for dinner and he was excited.  Then I walked to the kitchen with Dustin behind me and told John to please drive me to the hospital and he clicked on quickly and we both played it off careful not to let Dustin know anything that was going on.  We met Jerry (sister's hubby) at the corner and he took Dustin for us and off to the ER we went.  I called my perinatologist and OBGYN on the way and they both agreed to go to the ER with my previous experiances of randomly hemmraging with Dustin.  We arrived at the ER and it was very nice they got us back pretty quick and everyone was super sweet and caring.  The doctor was nice and I told him everything I wanted ordered and he did everything I wanted.  They started to take blood and start a IV and then the sono was next the part I dreaded cause either I would be really happy or really sad in the next few minutes.  The sono tech was excellent and really catered to our needs I think the sono lasted about a hour with her just being sweet to us.  She first put the probe on and I saw a big jump and leap and waving all around.  Then she did a heartrate after alot of giggling in the room and it was 147 strong.  There was no bleeding noted around the placenta everything was intact and looked very good, cervix was long and nothing there.  The placenta was up high and baby was very active.  There was one shot that made me think it's really okay mom was the baby gave us a thumbs up!  For anyone who personally knows Dustin he always gives us a thumbs up its our thing.  Then I saw this baby do that and decided it was a sign that we could breath a sigh of relief that was a sign that everything was going to be okay.  Unfortunatley we could not get any copies of the pictures.  The bleeding had slowed alot and I declined a pelvic exam because I only wanted one doctor near my cervix and I wanted that to be a OBGYN.  They offered me to be admitted but I just wanted to go home I would have to be released in the morning to see my perinatologist anyways so might aswell go home and get some good rest.  

So I went home and the next morning got up and went to see my high risk doctor and she did another sono and again healthy baby heartrate 157 and moving alot.  She found no signs of blood inside again and said she would leave it to my OBGYN today to do a pelvic exam and let me know how long bedrest would be later on this week.  Hopefully not to long I really wanted to stay active this pregnancy and I miss my girls at work.  I will blog again later to let everyone know how the OBGYN appt went its at 2:45 pm today =)

Sunday, November 21, 2010


Had a wonderful Sunday I was put on call and I am glad I was.  Yesterday at work my blood pressure stayed slightly elevated.  I will call the doctor tomorrow and ask to speak with the nurse so that she can chart it.  Today I am sure helped I slept in and then we went out for breakfast healthy of course!  Then John (hubby) took me to go get some maternity cloths which I am so happy about he didn't even tell me before I love surprises!  Then we headed to a movie Harry Potter it was really good!  I am just ready for the second one to come out already!  Then I finally got to eat my fish lunch at luby's I have been craving like crazy!  We looked up the nutrition on it prior and it was a go with a spinach salad to go with it!  Was really yummy I ate until I was totally stuffed!  Then we had to go to the grocery store to pick a few things up for this week and to get 2 large briskets for a pot luck at work on Tuesday!  After that I was totally spent!  Came home and hubby told me to go to sleep!  Well had to follow orders so laid down for a nap while he went and did some side jobs he had waiting all day.  Now just relaxing with Dustin dreading work tomorrow but it will be okay!  I love my job just wish I could take a energy pill!! 

Friday, November 19, 2010

video of baby's heartrate

Thought you would like this Dustin was excited about it!!  He watched it when he came home from school and was like mom is the baby ready to come out now?  Poor kid!  I told him no the baby was only 2 oz!

Hope this works!! Kinda shaky video she can only take it in short clips.

Today's Appt

Today was another good visit at the high risk doctor!  Mom came down from Huntsville on Sunday so she has been with me all this week which has been fun!  She got to come to the sono today and see the baby wiggling and sleeping.  Baby was much less active today baby was sleeping being still and behaving while we got all the measurements we needed for the nuchal scan.  Heart rate was 170 even which it stays pretty high.  It was neat to see the baby again and I will post tons of pictures and a video of the baby today on the blog god willing I figure out how to do that all!  I have been doing great blood pressure wise on the low sodium diet.  Even though the low sodium diet has to be one of the hardest diets to follow because everything you can think of is HIGH in sodium it is no wonder we have so many heartattacks in this day and age!  I know I will be forever changed.  But being pregnant on this diet with cravings that drive me up the wall totally SUCKS BUTT! Because I just can't have what I want.  I just remember I am doing this to hold a baby in my arms.  If me sucking it up with help that baby not be in the NICU any days I will totally do it!  I have been really good and NOT cheated ONCE!  I am so very very proud of myself the only day I will eat whatever will be on holidays for that day only though leftovers don't count.  LOL  I will ask family to help me out a little and maybe skip on the salt and use unsalted butter aswell.  If they are willing.  We saw some good friends at the doctor's today aswell Melissa and Pat Crowder!  Melissa is Due in January with a precious little girl!  She was looking good and ready for that baby to be out soon!  LOL  I can't wait until I am at that point in the home stretch!  Sooooonnnn!   Also bought my first round of maternity cloths today too!  As I am down 16 pounds now but belly is pouching and getting round can't fit into any jeans or pants that I have and boobs are making all my shirts short!  Well now picture time!!

Last week!

So I know you can beat me all you want I have been bad about blogging!  Well let me start from last weeks mess.....I was at work on Wed.  and it was a pretty busy day we were really moving patients.  I noticed I had a headache that wouldn't go away!  So I decided I would take my blood pressure just to be on the same side.  Sure enough it was high at 157/75 I was upset about it and continued to take it throughout the day and it was still slightly elevated.  I called my OBGYN and she said that I couldn't wait to see the High-risk specialist until the 19th and she wanted me to see her two days later on Friday the 12th instead and to let her know about the blood pressures.  The next day Thursday I was really upset so John told me to stay home and take it easy he went that night to also buy me a home blood pressure cuff to montior it at home.  I decided then I was going to be very proactive and put myself on a low sodium diet for the health of the baby in hopes of keeping any blood pressure issues at bay.  Well Thursday my blood pressures were okay slightly elevated with activity.  Friday for my appt they were good and I got to see the baby wonderfully bouncing around so much that they couldn't take proper measurements!  We tried to wait for the baby to calm down but didn't work baby was definately up and in the playing mood.  It would bend its knees all the way down and then POP back up again using my uterus at a moon bounce!  Would wave its hands in the air and play with it's face.  Was a wonderful sono and I am so happy cause it made me feel so much better.  The doctor told me to watch out take my BP daily and then come back in one week.  Baby's HR was 176 since it was so hyper!  Here is a picture of the baby at 10 weeks 3 days gestation. 


Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Wendy's B-day

Today was a fun day Me and Wendy went out to lunch for her b-day then we surprised her with a b-day dinner!  We had alot of fun today getting her ready for her surprises!  We also found out last night that the baby does not like and will not tolerate chinese food!  So I will be skimping out on it for the next 6 months or so!  Our next baby appts are the 19th and then the 2 of December!  I was already looking at baby furniture trying to find good deals and the style we like.  We are thinking of starting buying items after Christmas time when we get Christmas out of the way!  Well I am off to bed kinda starting to babble on again!

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Ahhh Saturday

So happy I am off tomorrow and to top that load of happiness off we get another hour of sleep!!  YAY!  How much happier can a preggo get?  LOL  I have worked the past two days and let me tell you they have been interesting to say the least!  Some of the patients we have gotten have had stories you wouldn't believe!  So My feet are up and I am totally going to veg out for the rest of night until I pass out drooling on my pillow!  John is out hunting pigs at a local ranch here so just me for now until around midnight or so.  So pregnancy wise the fatigue has gotten alot better now and I hope it stays that way!  The tummy issues have lightened up too!  My next appt with the perinatologist on the 19th and the next OB appt is on December 2nd.  I hope we can make it to those appts without any complications!  I am just taking it one appt at a time!  Well gonna go get to the drooling part of my night!  NIGHT NIGHT FOLKS!

Monday, November 1, 2010

8 weeks 3 days sono

The picture of our 8 week 3 days sonogram everything looked great!

My buddy

Thought ya'll might get a kick out of this!  Our new little cat never leaves me alone she is always close and gets very mad after awhile of my being on the lap top and wanting some attention!

Happy Halloween!

We had a awesome Halloween weekend!  On Saturday we had a great party at my dad's house and they really out did themselves it was awesome and the kids all had a blast!  I will make sure to add a few pictures to the end of this post!  On sunday the girls came over again and we had dinner and then Uncle John took them trick or treating around the neighborhood while we stayed behind to pass out candy <3  We had alot of fun!  Kids got alot of Candy!  Some of the pictures are on Saturday and some on Sunday!  All my pretty neices looked awesome and Dustin was a feirce storm trooper/undercover jedi!

Friday October 29th

My first OB appt the first actual NORMAL appt!  LOL  It was alot of fun I remembered why I chose her to be my doctor and she really put me at ease!  She said we were going to do this we were going to get thru it all together meaning me, her and my perinatolgist.  Which made me feel really good!  We saw the baby she or he was moving around so much and had gotten so much bigger!  I will post some pictures of the baby a little later as I still am lazy and need to scan them!   I also got the infamous bag of prenatels and pamplets!  LOL