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Dec. 23rd, 2008

22 Weeks 3 Days-Comming Up Short

I had an OB appiontment today and my doc told me that from the looks of my ultrasound I have a short cervix. Apparently it's about half the length that it needs to be and with it there is a possibility of pre-term labor. He said that it's not necessarily big concern right now but if I should start to have more than 4 to 6 contractions in an hour then I need to get on the phone with him pronto. Luckily I haven't had any contractions (not even BH) YET. Other than that everything is normal. Growth wise Hailey is right on track, actually she about a week ahead but I think that that is nothing more than just a big baby. Being that no one (Me, Will, or either of Will's kids) was born less than 8.5 pounds. *meh*

Dec. 7th, 2008

20 Weeks 1 Day-Half Baked

Twenty weeks equals the half way mark in pregnancy. Twenty more weeks (or so) and Hailey will be here.  Saying that puts it into perspective because it really doesn't seem like its that far off. But at the same time I'm sure that this is going to be the most excruciatingly long 20 weeks of my life. I have started  knitting a yellow, pink, and purple blanket to occupy myself in the mean time.

I've also come to the conclusion that I'm going to start taking yoga classes again. I just e mailed my teacher and she said that she would be able to tweak the poses to accomodate my "roundness". I'm kind of looking forward to it cuz I'm feeling really bunched up. A good stretch and sweat will do me good.   

Nov. 25th, 2008

18 Weeks 3 Days- Having a rant

I watched this Discovery Health Channel special called "Freebirthing" last night. And to be perfectly honest I was a little ticked off at the mind set that the women on this show had. Don't get me wrong I am very much a "to each their own" kind of person. But these women gave birth to their babies at home without even so much as a midwife present, just a friend or family members. As I've stated before...whatever floats your boat...you give birth the where and how you want to give birth. Call me paranoid but I at the very least think you should do it safely with someone who at least knows what to do if something goes wrong. The babies in the show were all fine but there was a distinct possibility that something catastrophic COULD have happened.
 
I'm very well aware of the fact that women have been doing it for thousands of years, but at the same time women (and babies) still die due to complications during childbirth. But the ladies on this show were choosing to put their lives and the lives of their babies at risk because of a bad experience they had at a hospital/birthing center or because there was a nurse or midwife who ticked them off. The way I see it if you have a bad experience or if someone pisses you off...don't go to that place or use a different doctor or midwife...don't just fore go some sort of professional supervision because someone or something made you mad. 

One of them was mad at the nurse for not letting her hold her baby immediately after it came out because it wasn't crying. She eventually got to hold her baby...just not as soon as she wanted to. It made no sense to me. What got to me even more is that this same woman had her baby and then cut the cord with a pair of kitchen scissors that were rinsed off in the sink only after they tied it off with a SHOE STRING!!!!!!! And then she had the nerve to go to the hospital a few hours afterwards because the afterbirth hadn't come and got an attitude with the doctor because he said to start an IV to do a D&C and she didn't want an IV. It eventually came out on its own. I just found that she was being unnecessarily difficult.

Nov. 18th, 2008

17 Weeks 3 Days-It's a GIRL!!!!!!!

I had my ultrasound today and I'm proud to say that I'm going to be the mommy of a little girl! But not just any kind or girl...a difficult one. The entire time the U/S tech was trying to get a look at her she was moving and flipping around...thw tech got all the pictures that she needed but not with out a fight....

Then once the radiology doctor came in to finish decided to burry herself head down deep into my pelvis and take a nap so he couldn't get a decent shot of her head...so after shaking my abdomen around and pushing down on my very full bladder for about ten minutes they let me go pee and ended up having to tilt me almost upside down on the bed to see if gravity would help get her into a better position......not so much (stubborn ass kid).

Will and I were left in the room for a few minutes, to see if me laying on the bed tilted back would get her where they needed her to be, when he got the bright idea to take my left leg and hit the bottom of my foot (like a ketchup bottle). They came back and some how that did the trick...she didn't wake up but she moved just enough for them to get a good measurement of her head.

On a side note: I did appreciate (sp?) the fact that they warm the transmitter gel. It was quite nice compared to the ice gel that I've come to tolerate.

 

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Nov. 5th, 2008

15 Weeks 5 Days-Awesomeness

So I've been taking these gummy bear vitamins that Will's mom sent me. For some reason his mom deems it necessary to buy stuff that we could very well go out and get on our own and mail them to us. To each their own I suppose. But on the bright side I haven't had one of those retarded headaches since taking them.

I'm also taking joy in the fact that I've actually gotten decent sleep this week....When I had my first appt. they gave me a list of "approved medications". Basically a list of medicines that the doctors at that office say are safe to take that way they don't have 50 million women calling them and asking them if they can take "drug x" for "symptom y". I was glancing through the list and I saw Benadryl listed for nausea. That's when it hit me that Benadryl is nothing more than Unisom or Tylenol PM (just minus the Tylenol part) it's the same active ingredient, just labled and colored differently. Thanks to Kati's ridiculous allergies I didn't have to go out and buy it and I must say it's the best sleep I've gotten in 3 months.

My next OB appointment is this Tuesday. Which I'm kind of glad about because I want to ask him about my HAVING to eat every 3 hours (4 at the very most). If I wait too long I get sick to my stomach, dizzy, and my head hurts until I can find something to eat. I find this to be really irritating because I'm starting to actually sleep through the night and when I get up in the morning I feel down right GOD AWFUL. If it's something that I'm just gonna have to live with then fine but I'd atleast like to know that it is. Then on the Tuesday AFTER this Tuesday I've got an appt. with an endocrinologist to check my thyroid levels because the doctors from when I was in the hospital were freaked out by them. And the day after that is my ultrasound. Hopefully the little one will cooperate and I'll know what color yarn I need to buy so I can start knitting blankets and hats.

Oct. 29th, 2008

14 Weeks 4 Days- Update


I didn't take my prenatal vitamin today and low and behold I didn't get a headache. I take that back....I had a slight twinge behind my right eye but that was just cuz I was hungry and that went away when I ate. So now me and the little one are gonna be Flintstones kids. *singing* Ten million strong, and growing.

 

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Oct. 28th, 2008

14 Weeks 3 Days-Prenatal vitamins = headache?

I started taking them a few days ago. (I know it's kinda late in the game to just now start taking them but I as everybody knows I was sick as a dog my entire first trimester and nothing was staying down so at that point they'd be one more thing for me to throw up so why bother?) And since then I've been having these massive headaches. I thought if I took a Tylenol it'd help...Nope. I'd think that maybe I just need to eat something...Not so much. Take a nap...No go.

I'm going to not take one tomorrow and see what happens. And if I don't get a head ache tomorrow.....I'm switching to Flintstones.

Oct. 22nd, 2008

13 weeks 4 days- A pain in the...just a pain in general

I'm finally starting to actually "feel" pregnant now. You know other than the insane puking. I'm eating, like, all the time and I'm tellin' ya it's WWIII if I don't eat french fries at least 3 times a day...if not more if I so choose to.

I don't sleep at all except for about 30-45 every four hours or so. And when I do sleep I have to use 3 (count 'em 3!) pillows cuz my back, hips, and legs hurt so much. And God forbid I should try to roll over on my stomach...I'm startin' to stick out a little bit so it feels like I'm laying on a rock right under my bellybutton rings.
 
On a lighter note my friend Chantelle (who for all intents and purposes kept me from dying by getting me in to see her doctor) had her baby this afternoon. Colby was born at 12:42 PM; 8 lbs; 10 oz; 19 inches long.

That's it for now...must go make fries now.

Oct. 14th, 2008

12 Weeks 3 Days- Bloody Hell!

I swear to God if I have anymore blood taken out of me I'm gonna hit someone. I had my follow up appointment today from my stint in the hospital and apparently my pancreas is still acting up a little bit so my doctor ordered more labs today. I had a feeling it was gonna happen but I was still mad about it though. Only because while I was in the hospital I had to get an IV and have blood drawn for labs, not a big deal except for the fact that the IV came out when they moved me to my room so they had to redo it...the unfortunate side of that was that I was so dehydrated that my veins actually collapsed every time they tried to put the needle in. All in all got stuck with a needle for IV's or drawing blood or what have you at least 12 or 13 times over twenty-four hours. My arms are scabbed and bruised and that nurse having to poke me twice today because of a rolled vein (which up until today has NEVER HAPPENED) didn't help matters...ATALL.

Oct. 13th, 2008

First baby picture



I was going to put this in my previous post but it ended up being to long for my taste...Enjoy!!

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