Friday, May 25, 2012

Still not quite right.....

So I called the office today, and apparently they closed early or something, because I didn't get an answer.  It went to the answering service, and I know they can't tell me results, so I didn't wait to talk to anyone.  So, now I'll just have to wait until Tuesday to call and get any kind of idea of what's going on.

I've felt really crappy all day long.  I've been having some cramping today, and have just felt over all yucky.  If I remember right, I felt like this after having to take the 3 hour glucose test with Ava too, but it's hard to remember that far  I am tired, I am hungry, and I just generally feel like crapola.  I'm hoping that relaxing this weekend will help some.  Hubby is off work for the next 3 days, so he'll be here to take care of Ava so that maybe I can get some more rest and get rid of this ucky feeling.  Not that I haven't had help, because I have, but I have done a bit more the last couple days than I probably should have, just because he's been working.  It's definitely tough, that's for sure.  I'll make it through somehow....

I suppose this is it for now.  I need to get some stuff done for school, and I think I'm going to go lay down.

Stay safe and be blessed my friends, until we meet again!

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Glucose test, steaks, and sleep......

I didn't get nearly enough sleep last night.  I had to get up early this morning to head to the dr's office.  I did the 1 hour glucose test last week, and failed. :( So, today, I had to go do the 3 hour test.  Let me tell you, that SUCKED.  That stuff is just NASTY.  Bleh.  I still don't feel quite right.  I had to do the 3 hour when I was pregnant with Ava too, and it was just as nasty then.  Actually maybe a bit worse, because the crap they make you drink was room temp when I was pregnant with Ava.  At least it was chilled today.  But still, it was awful.  I get nauseated just thinking about it.

I think honestly though, the worst part of it is worrying about whether or not I'll have gestational diabetes.  I know that it's manageable, and not the end of the world, but being on bed rest, I can't really get out and walk to help make sure that I don't gain a crap ton of weight.  I just have this sneaky suspicion that I have GD.  And I'll just have to deal.  I know I'll get through whatever I need to, but it's just stressful.  I'll call the office in the morning, and we'll just go from there.

I'm waiting for the hubby to get home, and then he's going to make us steaks on the grill.  I know it'll be hella late to eat, but I'm hungry, so...whatever. :P  I'm pregnant I'll eat when I want! lol

This is going to be short, I'm just flat out exhausted, and I just wanna lay here and veg.  Maybe work on a word search puzzle or something.

Stay safe my friends, until we meet again.

Sunday, May 20, 2012

I realized today.......

Exactly how much I despise Chuck E. Cheese.  My youngest nephew turned 4 on Friday, and his birthday party was today at Chuck E Cheese.  We will NEVER have one of our kids' parties there.  The food is gross, over priced, and really just not worth it.  My nephews had a blast, we got to play some games too (the only benefit of having a child too young to use tokens herself), and it was nice being with family.  I got to pretty much sit the entire time.  Luckily for me, the doctor gave me the okay to go today, but I can tell that I'm going to pay for it tonight.  I'm just super uncomfortable.  I need to get my pill taken, and probably just go to bed.  I'm definitely going to take it super easy tomorrow, and probably not do a whole lot of anything.

This whole bed rest thing just really sucks.  I know that it's for the best, and we need my boy to stay in there as long as possible, I just really don't like being confined to the couch.  It drives me crazy. :P  I keep hoping that time is going to go a bit faster, and it just doesn'

The apartment complex that we live in opened the pool today, and it would have been the perfect day to go over there, but I don't know that my swimsuit will fit, and I'm not sure whether it's a good idea for me to even attempt it. That'll be a question for the doctor at my next appointment, I guess.

I am going to make this a pretty short entry, I'm pooped from being out all afternoon/evening.  I'm going to take my meds, and head to sleepy land.

Stay safe and be blessed my friends, until we meet again.

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Another long night.........

So, this past weekend was pretty eventful.  My brother and sister in law from SA came over for the weekend.  It was nice getting to see them.  Saturday was my brothers' birthday, so we all got together at J & D's house for dinner and cake and ice cream to celebrate their day as well as T & I's.  Our birthdays were in April, so we just celebrated them all at the same time.  Food was good, company was great, and even though Hubby had to work, we had a nice time.  Sunday was Mother's Day, so we went to church in the morning, and then all of us, including my parents, both brothers and their wives and nephews went to lunch.  I started having a bit more cramping toward the end of church and during lunch, so when Hubby & I got home, I drank some water and laid down on my side.  It didn't ease up, so I called the OB, and had to make another trip to the hospital.  My parents met us at the hospital, since they weren't home, so that they could pick up the baby and keep her for us so that she wasn't stuck at the hospital.  They hooked me up to the monitor, made sure that Lil Man was doing okay, and then took him off, but kept the contraction monitor on me.  I ended up getting another shot of terbutaline to stop the contractions.  They didn't do an IV, but sent me home with a script for a medication to help keep contractions at bay.  My OB was actually at the hospital, so he came in and examined me.  Said he thought my cervix was thinning some, so he ordered a sono.  Sono showed that my cervix is okay, but he put me on bedrest.  The most I can get up for is to shower and pee and that's it.  Which makes taking care of a 13 almost 14 month old REALLY difficult.  Hubby is here for the morning and into the early afternoon, and my parents are able to help some, but it's REALLY tough emotionally for me.  I'm NOT handling it very well, and this is really only day 2 of me having to be on bedrest.  Let me just bluntly say, it SUCKS.  I am NOT happy with it at all, but I really don't have a choice.  It's important to get this baby to, at a minimum, 36 weeks.  It's difficult to say the least.  I had a break down today, and cried a couple of different times, because I am just SO scared and unsure of what the future holds for me and my beautiful baby boy.  I really wish that I could see into the future and KNOW what's going to happen.....but I know that's not a possibility.  And I know that my worry only causes my parents, especially my mom, to worry more, and I just can't hold it in, because I'll explode.  I never thought that being on bedrest would be so emotionally taxing........good lord was I ever wrong.

At any rate, I will hopefully be able to update more often, although my posts are probably going to be pretty boring, since all I'm going to be doing is laying around doing nothing. *sigh* The nights are pretty lonely after my parents leave.  They were before bedrest, but they seem to be worse now for some reason.  Anyway, I'm going to close this out for now, and watch the Real Housewives of Orange County episode that I recorded tonight.  I LOVE this show.

Stay safe and be blessed my friends, until we meet again.

Friday, May 11, 2012

Only a quick one........

I am completely and totally exhausted tonight, so this is going to be short and sweet.  The interview seemed to go pretty well today.  He said I would know by Wednesday if they want me to come in for a 2nd interview, so my fingers are crossed.  We'll just have to see what happens.  I sent a thank you card, so I'm hoping that doing that will be an added bonus.  We'll just have to see.

I did not mention the fact that I'm pregnant....but I think it was probably pretty obvious, seeing that my belly is HUGE. But, I dunno.  I figure if they call me back for another interview that I will inform them at that point.

I'm watching some TV, and thinking that I may actually be better off going to bed.  I am just REALLY tired for some reason tonight.  More so than normal.

So, this is going to be it for I said, short and sweet.  Stay safe and be blessed my friends, until we meet again.

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Late nights, job interviews, and worry...........

So, things with this pregnancy so far have been pretty uneventful.  That is until yesterday.  I'd been feeling some cramping off and on since Monday night after I went to bed.  Over the course of Tuesday, it had been getting progressively more uncomfortable.  I don't want to say painful, because it wasn't really painful.  Just annoying more than anything.  As the day turned into night, it got worse and more uncomfortable.  I told Hubby if it continued I was going to call the doctor in the morning.  So, yesterday morning, when I got out of bed after not sleeping well because of it, I called the OB's office.  I told the receptionist on the phone what was going on, and she said ok, I'll have the doctor call you back.  I figured honestly that it would be a nurse, not the doctor.  Well, lo and behold, the doctor himself actually called me back.  After talking to him for a bit and him asking me a bunch of questions, he told me that I needed to get to the hospital as soon as I could, so off I went.  I got there, and they hooked me up to the baby monitor and something that monitored any contractions I may be having (The typical stuff they hook you up to when you go in to have your baby).  They did a urine test and a swab test of my hooha, and I waited.  And waited. And waited.  A while later, the nurse comes in with a bag of fluid and the tubing for an IV and tells me that I just bought myself an IV and a shot to stop contractions. *sigh*  So, she hooked me up to all of that, and I got to wait some more.  She gave me the shot, which burned like a son of a gun.  I was told that I have a slight bladder infection, so I also got a bag of antibiotics, and I got sent home with 2 different antibiotics.  Basically, I was dehydrated, because I've not been drinking enough water, and with having a slight bladder infection on top of that, my uterus was freaking out.  My cervix was thick and closed, so they weren't too concerned with necessarily pre-term labor, but because of the irritability, I'm now at a higher risk for pre-term labor.  Yay.  So, I'm on pelvic rest for the next week at a minimum, and if it happens again or continues, I'm likely to be put on bedrest.  So, that was my excitement for yesterday.

I got home and took it easy for the rest of the day, and Hubby had to call in to work since I was gone so long (and the hospital is about 40 minutes away) so he stayed home last night to allow me to continue to take it easy.  He pretty well took care of the lil one so that I could rest.  I'm feeling MUCH better today.  Still having a tiny bit of discomfort off and on, but when I do, I know it's because I need to relax a bit and drink some water.  Once I do that, I pretty well immediately feel better.

In other news,  I have a job interview tomorrow.  I'm nervous, because it's been 2 years since my last job interview, and because I'm pregnant.  There's no way that I can hide it, because I'm HUGE, and I just worry that it's going to prevent me from getting the job. *sigh*   When he called me today, I commented about having a 1 year old, and he said "my secretary is here with her newborn.  The baby is sleeping and she's working, if that tells you anything about us."  I'm HOPING upon hope that they will be okay with me being pregnant.  If worse comes to worse, I'll only take the 2 weeks that I can't drive after having Collin off, and then go back to work.  Hubby can be home with him the majority of the day, and then I may just have to have my sister in law keep the kids until we can find daycare for them.  I thought about getting them put on the waiting list, but I don't want to do that until I know for sure if I even have the job.  I should TOTALLY be in bed at this point, because I have to leave my house NO later than 9:30 to get to the interview, and I'll probably want to leave a bit before that, but I also want to wait for Hubby to get home from work, because he's going to need some dinner.  But once he's home and got his dinner, I'm taking myself to bed.  I have to figure out what I'm going to wear tomorrow too....I don't have much in the way of nice clothes that still fit my pregnant self.........I can't believe how nervous I am..........  It's insane.

Well, I suppose I've rambled on long enough tonight........I need to get myself some more water and something to munch on.

Stay safe and be blessed my friends, until we meet again.

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

6 weeks later..............

I am REALLY terrible about keeping up with this thing....and I'm not sure why.  Probably because I just don't think about it.  I have said multiple times that I need to get better about it, and I haven't yet.  I just haven't figured out how to juggle a baby (who is really almost a toddler), school, housework and looking for a job in an effective enough manner, and my grades are suffering for it. :( I'm trying to get a routine down, especially with baby #2 coming, and it just hasn't been working out in my favor.  And it seems like the harder I try, the harder I fail.

We did find out that baby #2 is going to be a boy. <3 I couldn't be happier.  Hubby is beyond thrilled, and everyone else in the family seems to be pretty stoked about another baby too.  My sister in law that lives in San Antonio is pregnant as well, though she's not due until October.  It's pretty exciting that we're going from 3 cousins to 5 in a matter of months.

Hubby and I have decided that this is going to be our last baby.  We only ever wanted 2 kids, so....I'll be getting my tubes tied after the baby comes.  I need to get some serious amounts of shopping done.....having a girl, we have nothing for a boy. lol.  I have bought some clothes for him, but 4 onsies isn't going to get the kiddo very far! :P  He has 1 towel, and 1 bib too....but there again, that's not going to get us very far......I'll be doing a heck of a lot of laundry.......

I'm hoping that here in a couple weeks we'll go shopping and start buying more clothes and such for him.  My mom has a bassinet/playpen thing that she's going to let us borrow.  I was just going to use the one we had for Ava, but it won't fit in our room very well, and the one she has is smaller and will be a better fit.  We got his carseat, I just need to clean it and wash the cover.  We got it used, which has me a tiny bit nervous, but we got a killer deal on it, so couldn't pass it up.  It just seems like time is going by so quickly, and I'm terrified that I won't be ready for his arrival.

Well, I suppose I should probably get some homework done before Hubby gets home from work.  I PROMISE, I'm going to try and get better about posting more consistently, and try to get a bigger reader base going.

Stay safe and be blessed my friends, until we meet again.