Thursday, April 29, 2010


So we went to the Ear Nose and Throat specalist at Akron Children's today. Dr M is an awesome man! He was so good with Carter! All the nurses and staff were really nice and really god with Carter. We started out going over what's been going on, he looked in Carter's ears and although the infection seems to FINALLY be gone, his right ear is totally full of fluid still. They did an xray to see his adnoids and a hearing test.

His x ray showed that carter inherited mommy's GIANT adnoids that are blocking his airways. He's a mouth breather, and generally snores a bit. This is all caused by the adnoids. PArt of the reason the fluid behind his ears isn't draining is that when you take a breathe, it helps move air through the Eustation tubes (totally not sure if I spelled that right).. well his adnoids are blocking that from happening, keeping trapped fluid, that keeps reinfecting his ears. His hearing test shows that his right ear is totally full and not much is getting through in terms of sound, so his left ear is compensating. They don't think there is any permanent hearing damage, and should reslove ones this is all taken care of.

So, Dr. M HIGHLY recommends tubes to be put in and adnoids to be taken out. He thinks he will hear better, making his speech improve, he will eat and sleep better and be an all around happier kid. I don't know if he can get happier to be honest, but I want him to have relief from the pressure and pain of ear infections. I also would love to see his speech improve.

So we are all set for Wednesday, May 12 at 1:45pm. This is going to be an extremely diffucult day since he can't eat anything 6 hours prior to surgery, no milk, and nothing to drink 3 hours prior. I was REALLY hoping for a morning time, but we go with what we can get since baby girl will be full term a few days later, and can come out anytime there after.

Friday, April 23, 2010

Changing her name

So Todd and I talked tonight after I started feeling like the name Hannah wasn't the right "fit" for our family.... He agreed and we have decided to wait until she is born to decide for sure but we have a few possibilities that we won't be sharing until she's here... So stay tuned.

Also, The OB called and my bloodwork showed I did not have preeclampsia, but we will continue to watch my BP and urine for protein and may need to retest. The other test was negative so it's not looking like I will go into labor in the necxt 5-7 days... WHOO HOO.

I am still having contractions but they said monitor them at home, more than 5 an hour, increased intensity or anything else abnormal to go to the ER to get checked. So here's hoping it's a quiet weekend!

Thursday, April 22, 2010

When it rains.....

It pours!
33 weeks met us with Carter going to the doctor again and finding out that his ear is STILL infected, so we are on round 3 of antibiotics. I called the doctor and requested an ENT referral, these ear infections are just crazy! We see Dr. Milo at Akron Children's next Tuesday. I am ready to get the little guy back to good health!

I had my 33 week apt today (33 w 3d). Turns out my BP is high, there was protein and blood in my urine and I was having contractions every 2-5 min. I have another UTI, so more meds for me too. They gave me a prescription for a BP med to start, and now have to go every week for an NST and BPP. Baby Hannah measured 5lbs 8oz today, average is about 4lbs 5oz at this point. They est that she will be between 8 1/2-9lbs at delivery in 5 1/2 weeks. I am thankful for a repeat c section.

I had to get some bloodwork done to check to see if I am developing pre eclampsia. I also was tested for Group B strep, just in case she comes early, and a test to check for a hormone that is only present right before the onset of labor. This should tell us if I will go into labor in the next 5-7 days. If it's positive, we will start steroid shots to mature baby's lungs faster. If not, they will still monitor me very closely. I should have all results tomorrow... Prayers it's not Pre Eclampsia or that the other test is negative for that hormone!!!!
Other than all this drama, it's good to have Todd home more. He stayed home with Carter Mon and Wed while he was sick and I covered Tuesday. I think Carter is pretty happy to have daddy home more too with tax season over!
I will post more tomorrow once I get my results.

Thursday, April 8, 2010

31 weeks

First my 31 week Picture... Baby girl is straight out there isn't she?!

I saw the nurse practitioner today, BP is fine, UTI is gone and baby girl is measuring on track! She actually measures at 32 weeks, but I am only 4 days away from 32 weeks. I gained 1lb in two weeks for a total of 26lbs.

Anytime after 37 weeks they will not stop labor and will take me for my csection. I am kinda hoping she comes early, but otherwise we are all scheduled and preregistred at the hospital for June 2nd at 8am. I need to be there for 6am and am the first scheduled c section for the day! WHOO HOOO

Carter finished his antibiotic for an ear infection yesterday, but was still tugging at his ear. I took him back in today and the infection is not gone, he has an infection in the other ear too and fluid behind the ear drum. Poor baby must have been miserable! So a new, stronger antibiotic and a prescription for allergra since she thinks he has allergies causing the stuffy nose, causing the fluid buildup and infections. So we will see how it goes!

My mom and I are taking Carter to see Elmo Live this weekend, hopefully he's back to his normal self this weekend!

Saturday, April 3, 2010

30 weeks and growing!

The first picture is this time around at 30 weeks, the second was 30 weeks with Carter. I am not near as puffy as I was last time, and I've gained far less weight. I was at 50lbs at this point with Carter, I am only up 25lbs this time around.
30 weeks has been pretty boring. Nothing major and nothing new in terms of waht I am feeling. I haven't gained any weight this week, which is great. Still on antibiotics for my UTI and should finish that up Monday. I see the OB next Thursday, at 31 weeks and 2 days. Can't wait to see waht's in store! haha