Sunday, March 28, 2010

When it rains.....

It pours... Yesterday (saturday) was a very productive day. My mom and I got the majority of the painting in Hannah's nursery done. It looks FANTASTIC.. my mom did an amazing job, I just helped between many breaks.

Late in the afternoon I noticed a tiny bit of spotting. I tried to relax and though I had just overdone it. A few hours later, there was more. So I called the nurse on call and she suggested we head into labor and delivery since I was having some cramping as well. Thankfully my mom was still here and decided to stay the night so Todd could take me in without me having to get someone else over here. We left shortly after 8pm to go to the hospital.

We got there and got hooked up pretty quickly. I was having a few contractions here and there, nothing timeable, nothing steady. I had a medical student come in and ask me some questions, followed by the resident on duty. They decided to do some cultures and a cervical exam, totally not fun. Shortly after, the resident came back in and said that it appeared I had another infection. She also wanted to do an ultrasound to make sure there was no problem with a low lying placenta or anything. She told me to hold on a second, don't rub the "goop" off, she'd be right back. In the meantime a nurse came in and told me she had to give me a shot to stop my contractions, they were coming every 4-6 min. She would also start an IV to rehydrate me. At this point I was kinda freaking out. Another medical resident came in to do the ultrasound, and she assured me everything looked ok.

The medication gave me the "shivers" and the "teeth chatters" as well as heart palpatations and a really weird feeling they told me this was all normal. They then had me give a urine sample to check for any other infections. Guess what, I also have a UTI that was more than likely the cause of my preterm labor. They were going to keep me another hour or two to make sure the contractions stopped.

We were FINALLY sent home around 12:45am. I slept until about 8:30 and woke up with an awful headache. I got all my prescriptions for my infections filled and then took a 2 1/2 hour nap this afternoon, but could probably taske another one.

Carter woke up from his nap around 3 and I am pretty sure the poor little guys has an ear infection. So it looks like a dr apt for he and I both tomorrow.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

29 weeks check up

I saw the nurse practitioner today. I gained 2lbs in 2 weeks, which is good (Avg is 1lb a week) for a grand total of 25lbs gained. Not bad, especially since I had already gained about 45+ at this point with Carter.

My blood pressure was fine 132/68. Baby girl's heartbeat was 142. She is still breech and possibly transverse. I have a head on my left side, her butt on the right and her legs dangle down. This isn't really an issue since I am already a c section. She said at this point she isn't sure if she would flip to head down, but it's really not an issue either way. She did say baby girl felt kinda big but I am measuring right on target for 29 weeks.

I have been having some major heartburn, so she said to keep trying the pepcid, if it doesn't work (just started it two days ago) to call in and they will prescribe prevacid. So I am thankful to know they will give me some relief if needed.

Overall it was a good appointment, pretty basic. I go back in 2 weeks :)

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Just a vent

I can't get over why some people (some of which don't even know me) can say things like "You are huge, how are you going to make it to June", or "Are you sure your dates are right, you are wayyyy too big to be only 29 weeks". Really people? Is it EVER ok to tell a woman she is big? Why does pregnancy make it ok?

The best is someone I met once before, she asked eme when my baby was due, I happily said June 2! She said "no way, you will never make it that long." Well lady, I hope you are right but don't you find that rude?? REALLY PEOPLE?! I have basically no waist, where else is she supposed to go other than out....

Monday, March 22, 2010

29 weeks

First off, wow I got huge in a week!
Heartburn is officially becoming a big part of my day. Normally Rolaids takes care of business in no time... until today that is... I think it's time for something stronger.... 4 rolaids in 30 min and it didn't help at all. That's not a good sign. I can't even drink a glass of milk or water without getting it, let alone eating anything. I had a salad for lunch and paid dearly for about an hour afterwards. This is getting really old really fast!

Saturday, March 20, 2010

28 weeks

Not much to report at 28 weeks. I got my Rhogam shot, and just pluggin along. We are starting the nursery this weekend, the room is all empty, Todd and his dad are in there now figuring out their "plan" to rip out the carpet :) Next weekend, my mom is coming up to paint... Pretty exciting stuff!

Tuesday, March 16, 2010


My Gestational Diabetes test that is..... I called the OB and they said I passed with a 114. NOrmal is 70-139..... whoo hoo... so we celebrated with blizzards from DQ

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Crazy Week 27

Well I welcomed my 27th week with spending almost 5 hours in labor and delivery Wednesday night (27w2d). I had been having back pain all day, came home from work to take it easy and just felt awful. I noticed I was spotting around 4pm, but I waited to do anything to see if it was going to continue. At 7pm I was still spotting so I called the OB office and the on call nurse called back. She went over all my symptoms and past history of high BP and said I needed to go to labor and delivery.

So I left the house around 7:30, Todd stayed home to get Carter to bed and wait for his brother to come over and stay. He met me at the hospital around 8:30. I was all hooked up to monitors and the BP cuff. BP was up, which I expected with all that was going on. It did come down though. I was showing contractions on the monitor, hence the back pain. After a very painful cervical exam, it was determined I had an infection, which was causing the contractions, since they can cause preterm labor, and the bleeding. Around midnight I was sent home and told to follow up with my OB and a script for an antibiotic. I was kinda surprised they didn't take any blood, give me any IV fluids or an ultrasound. But hey, I'm not the professional.

I woke up Thursday morning feeling pretty crappy, but I took Carter to the babysitter (Thank You Lisa), went to Aultman for my glucose test to see if I have gestational diabetes, then to the pharmacy to get my antibiotic. I went home and took a nap, since I only got about 4 hours of sleep the night before.

I saw the NP at the OB office, where I had another cervical exam, she was able to see the source of the bleed, which was on my cervix. She said she thought it was caused just from irritation from the infection, but wanted an ultrasound to be sure that was all it was. So, back to the waiting room until I got an ultrasound. Hannah was moving around like crazy, and everything looked normal. She is est to weight 2lbs 6oz. "Normal" or "Average" for 27 weeks is about 1lb 9oz-2lbs. So it looks like she is on the bigger side of "normal".

So basically I was told that I might still have some spotting and contractions until the infection is gone. Apparently it is normal to have one course of meds not take care of it, and we will address it at my Apt in 2 weeks to check to see if it's still there. I will also call in on Monday to let them know how I am doing and I can get the results of my glucose test as well. FIngers crossed I passed!

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Happy Birthday to me!

Here is my 26 week bump picture.... She's really growing in there! This was taken at 26 weeks 1 day, also on my 27th Birthday!
I have had an amazing week so far. Monday Todd gave me my "first" birthday present. Instead of a snuggie, it's called a dreamie... It's like a sleeping bag but fleece. It's great to keep those toes covered during nap time (Or as Todd is excited during video game time). Tuesday Carter got me flowers, and today I woke up to a card from Todd, and Carter colored an Elmo birthday card for me when I picked him up from Lisa's. Todd also got me a video game haha. It's a "party game" that we looked online at several weeks ago that we can play together. Inside the game was some money for "Dinner and movie with my wifey". He is taking me Saturday night for sushi (Tempura is all I can have but I will eat it happily) and we will see Valentine's Day. I feel so spoiled and so lucky. I have such an amazing hubby and baby boy!

Well, I had my 26 weeks apt today. My BP was up a little higher than they want it to be. With my past history, I am now going in weekly for appointments just to keep a super close eye on it.

I got a call last week from the office manager at the OB office to go over my insurance approval for my scheduled c section. She said when I came in for my next Apt (Which was today) to ask for her and she would schedule the date, so start thinking of what birthday we wanted our baby girl to have.

We are officially scheduled for June 2, 2010 for Hannah Eileen to be born. No time yet, Aultman isn't scheduling past May yet, but generally he takes the first time slot of the day, it's not bumped as often. So looks like we will have an early morning delivery. . This is all assuming my BP stays at bay and we don't induce earlier because of it, and assuming she doesn't decide she wants to pick her own birthday before that. I guess time will tell. It's just crazy she will be here at max 13 weeks from today... YIKES!!!!!!