Sunday, May 30, 2010

Not the weekend I envisioned

I woke up Saturday morning around 3am feeling pretty sick to my stomach. I then spent the next 8 hours throwing up. Todd took Carter to his moms to get him out of the house, my mom came up and took me to the ER. They sent me straight to Labor and Delivery. I got all hooked up to the monitors to see I was contracting about every 5 min.

The Dr got me hooked up with some IV's and some glorious nausea meds through the iv. I was feeling much better not long after. They took some blood, did a urinalysis, did an exam and told me to rest.

The urinalysis came back with some bacteria, blood worked showed I was severly dehydrated. After two rounds of nausea meds, 3 bags of fluids and 6 hours in triage, they admitted me since i was still feeling pretty sick and my bloodwork still wasn't clear and I had a fever. baby's heartrate was a little high for a while, so the were watching her closely and checking me for everything under the sun.

Long story short, I ended up taking 4 rounds of nausea meds, 6 bags of fluids, 1 bag of glucose and 1 bag of potassium. I was sent home just over 24 hours from getting there, and although I feel as if I need toothpicks to hold my eyes open, I do feel alot better. Hopefully by tomorrow I will be good as new, just in time for baby girl's appearance in 3 days!

Friday, May 28, 2010

Light at the end of the Tunnel

Well, I had my LAST OB apt yesterday for Miss Reagan! I can't believe I am here at this point already. Today is my last day of work, and then it's baby time! I am only working a half day today, and then I think I might go find Carter some fun outside things to play with this weekend. It's going to be too beautiful to be cooped up inside.

This week was a very trying week for us. Tuesday when I picked Carter up from daycare, he was not acting himself. When we got home he was a tad warm, but I figured since he had been playing outside he was just warm from that. Then he fell asleep on me, which is unlike him. So I woke him up around 7pm, he was on fire. I took his temp, 102, gave him some Tylenol and just watched him get more and more upset. We finally got him to bed, and i quickly followed knowing it was probably going to be a rough night. Todd and I decided he would stay home with Carter as this was my last week of work before baby. Around 11pm, Todd started feeling rather sick, threw up and had a rough night. So now I was taking care of TWO sick kids, yet I was still pregnant!

So I ended up staying home Wednesday with both of them. Carter has strep, We think Todd had either the flu or food poisoning. Thursday I was off anyway, but had a Dr apt so Todd watched carter during my apt and then home to take care of my sicko. Todd went back to work, feeling totally fine.

MY OB apt was uneventful for the most part. Everyone was taking guesses at how big she will be next week, I heard everything from 8lbs 12oz-9lbs 4oz.... I guess time will tell. I am thinking she will be about 8lbs 13oz.....

So now we wait. My cousin, Brandi, is at the hospital right now being induced with her little man Peyton. I can't wait to see pictures and hear all about him!

Sunday, May 23, 2010

3 days

Take a look at the pics above. One was taken on May 20th (pink shirt) and the other on May 23rd (bare belly). I can't believe how much I have dropped in 3 days... I have been contracting for the last almost 4 hours, timeable for about an hour or so and then sporadic, then timeable, now no contractions but back pain and pain in my thighs/pelvis..... UGH! COME ON REAGAN

*Almost* 38 weeks and over it

So tomorrow marks 38 weeks for Reagan's baking process. I have to say I am officially over the "I love being pregnant" feeling. My pelvis feels like it is going to shatter into a million pieces, the sporadic contractions need to stop if they won't become time able and efficient to produce a baby girl into the world.

I was induced with Carter at 38 weeks and 2 days. This would be Wednesday. So as of Thursday I will officially be the most pregnant I have ever been carrying the biggest baby I have ever carried, and will still have a week to go... sigh.... At this point, since it's est they gain about a half ounce to one once a day, she is already bigger than her big brother was at birth. My body is saying enough is enough, now if only she would listen.

Dr. D is on vacation until tomorrow, so she can stay in for another day, then it's back to trying everything under the sun to get her out! I am going to get some pineapple, maybe some spicy food for dinner tomorrow, and lots and lots of walking and doing stairs.

There is a full moon on Thursday, hopefully it means something for me.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

37 week pictures

I haven't posted pictures in a while, so here are two 37 week pictures. Don't mind the yucky mirror, we need a new one. :)

Reagan weighs........

... A whopping 7lbs 12oz at 37 weeks! Carter was 7lbs 13oz at birth! Her belly and head are measuring almost 41 weeks, her thigh bone is measuring about 39 weeks 4 days. Dr. D says he guess between 8lbs 14oz-9lbs 4oz at my scheduled c section. I had a few contractions on the monitor, only one big enought to "do something" he said. So, I wait for my scheduled date (13 days to go), unless my water breaks or I have contractions every 10 min, lasting 30-40 seconds, then I will have my date moved up.

I am all about her coming when she is ready, but hopefully not this weekend. Dr. D is leaving for Chicago on Saturday and won't be back until Monday....... So I am pushing for wither today or tomorrow, or not until Tuesday. I can't imagine someone other than Dr. D delivering her!

Tuesday, May 18, 2010


That's right, I am officially 37 weeks, which means I am full term! Baby girl is welcome to come at any point now! 37 weeks brought on some painful contractions and pressure in the middle of the night but dwindled away to nothing. Hopefully it means there is some progress. I see the OB again on Thursday. This will be our last growth check on Reagan with measurments and est. weight check. I am thinking she will be about 8lbs this week.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

36 week Apt and Carter update

We will start with the most important, Carter! He had a rough evening last night once the meds were starting to wear off, before we could give him any pain meds. He was very irritated and very uncomfortable. He mostly laid on me as I rocked in the rocking chair with him, and let him just sleep on me. Once we gave him the tylenol with Codine and it kicked in he got a few smiles out of him, but he was pretty drugged. The poor kid refused a bubble bath, that's so not like him! So I just gave him a quick sponge bath and we put him to bed. He woke up once in the middle of the night, got more pain meds, something to drink and he went right back to sleep.

This morning, you would never know he had "boo boos". He woke up a smiley kid, asking me for his "mook" (milk). He got his antibiotic and ear drops, but still nothing for pain or discomfort, not even reular tylenol. I came home at lunch and he was as happy as could be, I got my baby back!

I saw the OB today. I passed the BPP (bio physical profile ultrasound). I passed with flying colors in no time at all. They look for fetal movement, amniotic fluid levels, make sure baby is practicing "breathing" and heart rates. Our of these 4 things, you can get a total score of 8. I got an 8 today. I also had an NST (non stress test) where they watch baby's heart rate, if I am experiencing any contractions, and movement. We passed no problem there as well, and I had 3 decent contractions, and one small one.

Reagan is engaged, which means she is in my pelvis preparing for delivery. This could mean I can go into labor at anytime, but I may not go into labor and will make it to my scheduled c section. Dr. D didnt' want to do an internal exam in case he would "stir things up in there" but I am officially full term next week. So he told me what to watch for and when to call and we would have a baby!

It's so crazy I am this close! I want her to hold on another week though, at least. I am not "quite" ready, as I have things at work to finish up and Carter has an ear recheck on the 25th I want to be at..... without a newborn preferably :)

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Carter's Surgery

Carter had his adnoids removed and tubes put in. He did amazing! He wasn't allowed to eat anything after midnight, and only water or gatorade until 7am this morning. We had to be at the hospital at 8:15am, with surgery scheduled for 11:15. He was amazing! He played in the waiting room with his new "friends" and not a tear when they carried him back for surgery.

The surgery took about 40 min, start to finish. Dr. M came out and talked to us as soon as he was done, and said that Carter's ears were both both full of fluid and gunk and he should be hearing better asap.

He was somewhat agitated when we saw him in recovery, but they let me scoop him up and rock with him and that seemed to help. He slept most of the 3 hours in recovery, but did manage to drink a sippie cup of aple juice between snoozes.

We are now home and he is resting comfortably. He's sound asleep on the couch next to me. He has some bloody drainage from his ears, which is normal for a few days post op. We have an antibiotic, some ear drops, and pain meds for him and he should be good as new this weekend. Todd is staying home with him Thursday and friday while I go back to work. I think he'll be back to himself by tomorrow evening!

Monday, May 10, 2010

36 weeks

WOW, we are 1 week away from being full term! This past week I think my morning sickness is making a comeback. I am queazy from about 4pm until I go to bed. I woke up this morning still queazy. I feel just like I did the first 15 or so weeks.

I also feel as if baby REAGAN is going to fall out! That's right, I said REAGAN. We decided a few weeks ago to change her name and we both fell in love with the name Reagan. Carter can kinda say it, and it's pretty cute in fact.

This is going to be a rough week, as Carter is having his adnoids out and tubes put in on Wednesday. I am limited on sick time since maternity leave is quickly approaching, so I will be off the day of surgery, but Todd will be nursing him back to health Thursday and Friday. I feel awful I won't be there to hold him and cuddle him and just snuggle and give him my full attention. I think this is good though, for both Todd and Carter. When I have Reagan I won't be allowed to lift him for a few weeks, so maybe he will be more apt to get Todd to do things for him....

Stay tuned to Wednesday, I will update once Carter is all done with his surgery.