Monday, November 30, 2009

Time to Get Down to Business

I hope that everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving! I know that hubby and I did :) I was able to enjoy all of the good food that comes along with it without feeling guilty too!! It was great to be able to see family that we hadn't seen in a long time also. We had a lot to be thankful for this year also.

I can't believe how fast my due date is approaching. We will soon be in the single digits for weeks away from my due date. Right now we are just about at 10 weeks left! It's crazy and I can't hardly believe it!

I feel like we have so much left to do. I still need to find daycare, a pediatrician, rearrange closets, take the childbirth class, wash clothes, etc. It's a lot to take in once I really sit down and start thinking about it. However, I will have lots of free time now that I am not trying to write a winterguard program. Maybe I could even get my mother to come and help me out with some things one evening? ;)

I am definitely getting nervous about our little man's arrival. Hubby is playing it all cool and calm and I really think that he is handling it a little better than I am right now. I just keep thinking that within the next 10 weeks there will be a new addition to our home and are we going to be prepared? I am definitely very excited, but still nervous.

The baby shower is happening on Sunday. I can't believe this one is finally for me. I will take lots of pictures! My MIL was showing me last night all of her table decorations and how she found a recipe for blue punch. She is so excited!

I am anxiously awaiting news from Bon about their new baby who should be here any time now!! So excited for them!!! :) yay!!

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Glucose #2

So I have some good news I think! I only failed one of my blood draws from my second glucose screening yesterday! Yay!! Now, it is up to my Dr. to decide where we go from here. Of course, he is out of the office until Monday due to the holidays, but that's alright. I can pretty much enjoy whatever I want to eat tomorrow! Whoo hoo!!

I have been feeling much better than I was on Sunday. I still have my pain, but not like it was when I went to the hospital. I am still having some contractions, but nothing to be worried about. I am counting kicks and enjoying every minute of them :) He is an active little booger!

Last night, we decided that we were not going to be able to go through with our winterguard program. It sucks for my seniors. And it breaks my heart that we fought for the program and now really can't make it happen. We have lost a couple girls, which makes the rest of the kids have to do more fundraisers, which requires more time. And, we can not afford to hire someone to write our show for us. I, of course, can not physically do it on my own. Especially after Sunday's hospital visit. I wanted to cry for my two seniors whom I have taught all four years. :(

My baby shower is coming up on the 6th. I am really excited about this. I can't wait to see all of my friends and family that I do not get to see very often and celebrate our little miracle.

Will be getting my computer back tonight. However, Windows had to be reinstalled, so I have lost a whole lot of things that will now have to be put back on. Yuck! That sucks...

Happy Thanksgiving to everyone!!! Here is a short list of the things that I am thankful for this year...

~First and foremost...the little miracle that is currently residing in my uterus :)
~My husband, who is my best friend and has been absolutely wonderful through everything!
~My family who is always there for me.
~My furbaby Blaze :) He will always be our spoiled little man!
~My job. As much as I may not enjoy some of it, I am thankful to have one.
~My healthy and happy pregnancy

I know there are more things that I could name, but this is the basic list :) Again, I really hope that everyone has a happy thanksgiving!! Be safe if you are travelling!

Monday, November 23, 2009

The week from HELL!!!

And I am not exaggerating when I say that it has literally been the week from Hell! I mean, I think that everything that could possibly happen within the past 7 days, has happened. Let me begin...

Sunday 11/15 - Computer crashes. There are so many viruses on the thing, our antivirus software won't even take care of them. We tried everything. Literally, everything. It's no good. So, I'm waiting to hear back from C.omp.uters as to what they were able to do about it.

Monday 11/16 - Literally get cussed out on the phone for about 30 minutes. The first 10 minutes were by the person herself because she was informed that she would not be eligible for our program. The other 20, she was screaming and yelling in the background with every other word out of her mouth being F* this and that while I am trying to explain to her calm husband why they are not currently eligible for the program. Yes, I got short with her because she was screaming at me. I do not have to put up with people talking to me like that. Ever. Period. And I won't.

Tuesday 11/17 - Glucose screening. Didn't know my results yet, so that wasn't such an issue. However, met with our band boosters that evening and they pretty much told me that they were refusing to support our winterguard program. That we would have to open our own account and run all of our money through that. Oh yea, and I needed to apologize to the rest of the organization for apparently something that I said. Which I did not.

Wednesday 11/18 - Find out the results of my Glucose screening. Again, big fat F. Have to schedule for the extended screening. Oh yea, and I manage to get cussed out again because someone is not eligible for our program. And, did I mention there is not anything I can do about that??

Thursday 11/19 - Get hung up on due to someone not being eligible for our program and I honestly can not explain to her why she did not qualify after the online assessment. I did not understand it myself, but, again there is nothing that I can do about it.

Friday 11/20 - My supervisor informs me that I need to watch the way that I talk to people on the phone. Excuse me??? She said that she received a few complaints about me being short on the phone. However, would not give me any examples or tell me whether it was just possible clients or what. So, I explained that the only people that I have been "short" with are the ones who cuss me out over the phone. She actually led into this by asking me if I was stressed and how I was handling my transition from the Outreach Team to this program. I was not a happy camper the rest of the day.

Saturday went well, no issues here. Thankfully. I needed a reprieve from my crappy work week. So, I spent most of my day relaxing and had lunch with a friend whom I had not seen in a really long time.

Sunday 11/22 - Woke up at around 5am with sharp stabbing pains under my rib cage. I hadn't had that much pain for this spot ever, so of course I was worried. Called the hospital and they told me that I needed to come in for some labs. While hooked up to the monitor, they noticed that I was having contractions anywhere from every 2 to 5 minutes. Not cool. They did labwork and everything came back normal. They checked my cervix...closed (whew). They did a Fetal Fibronectin test which came back negative, so that meant that I was not going to go into labor anytime soon (thank God). So, they first gave me Procardia to stop the contractions, but that did nothing. Then, they gave me a shot to make them stop. Definitely helped. After all this, I am informed that they do not know what is causing my pain under my rib cage, so I am given a GI cocktail to drink and wait some more. It did nothing. So, they sent me home with a prescription for Protonix. And might I tell you that is some expensive medicine! So, basically, the Dr. thinks it might be something with my stomach....yea, not sure about that one. This of course, is not my normal Dr. She was the Dr. on call at the time. Im just glad that my contractions stopped and things are starting to look up!

So...since this is a short week, I'm thinking that things can't get much worse. Only three days of actual work. Yay! And then hopefully I can enjoy all the great food that Thanksgiving has to offer :) We shall see.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

It's a Big Fat "F"

And what does "F" stand for? That's right ladies, FAIL. You said it, I failed my first glucose screening. They didn't really say how bad, they just said that I had to come back in next week and do the 3 hour screening. So, I will be back in the lab on Tuesday at 8am doing the test. Oh what fun.

I also spoke with my Dr. about the pain I have had right below my rib cage on my right side and in my back on my right side. He told me to keep an eye on it because 1. it could be nothing at all other than the baby in an uncomfortable position 2. the possibility of a toxic pregnancy, which is actually still too early to have. He said this usually occurs around 36 weeks or so. And it has to do with your liver enzymes, or 3. it could be my gull bladder. So, I am supposed to pay attention to what happens after I eat a meal, does it get worse? stay the same? etc. Here's to hoping that it isnt anything serious :( I mean, we had a hell of a time getting pregnant, of course the actual pregnancy can't happen without issues right? We shall see. The pain can be pretty intense at times and the spot under my rib cage and the spot in my back usually hurt at the same time. It definitely makes me a little worried.

I now start to see my Dr. every 2 weeks. As of today, we are around 12 weeks from seeing our little man come into this world! We are extremely excited and I am beginning to get a little nervous. I am worrying about whether I have put enough things on my registry to help us get by. I am worrying we wont have enough daipers, clothes, wipes, etc to keep us going for a little bit. And of course, I am worried that something else is going on with my body outside of this little man growing inside me. I hate worrying. It sucks.

And Chelle, yes, Marching season is over! Whoo hoo! :) We ended up placing 5th in Class D in the State of Indiana. It was a great season. We are now beginning our winterguard season :) Oh joy! lol

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Dr. Appt, crappy computer...

Went in today for my Post Glucola test. Had to drink the orange drink. It wasnt as bad as I thought it was going to be. It was just really, really sweet. So, drinking it as quickly as possible was probably the best thing to do for myself. But all in all, it wasnt too bad.

So, once I was done with that, I was to head over to my Dr. for an appointment. After I sign in, they call me up and inform me that my appointment was not for today, but for tomorrow. Excuse? She apologized and said that my Dr. was not even in today, otherwise she would have tried to get me in. So, I have to go back tomorrow for my actual Dr. appointment. The bright side? I get out of another morning of work :) lol. Hubby was not very happy though, having to wait around for an hour before I could actually get my blood drawn. Oh well.

There will be no uploading of pictures anytime soon. My computer at home has pretty much crashed. My antivirus software expired and I hadnt had the time to update it. So, guess what happened? It became infected. I mean, crazy infected. It kind of blew my mind how much crap was coming up. So, in trying to upgrade our antivirus, something else happened and our computer pretty much shut down. So, now I have to call and see about getting it fixed, since we have done everything possible to fix it ourselves! Grrr!!

Well, I will find out tomorrow sometime whether or not I might have the diabetes. I'm hoping it's all good and I won't have to worry about it. We shall see. I will let you know!

Friday, November 13, 2009

Sleeping...What is that again?

So I have not been sleeping well...pretty much at all. Last night, sucked. Plain and simple. My back has a certain spot that has been hurting for nearly a month. Mostly, it's when I have sat for long periods of time. Which, coincidentally, happens on a daily basis.

Last night, I was able to sleep for a couple hours before hubby got home from work pretty comfortably. However, it was becoming very clear that a new part of my back was going to keep me from sleeping. I had hubby literally rub my back for about 15 min before I couldnt even stand laying down anymore. I had to eventually get up and move to the recliner with my pillow and a blanket. It helped for a little bit, so I tried to move back to bed. As soon as my body hit the mattress, my back began to ache yet again. So, I laid there for about a minute and then decided to walk my happy butt back to the recliner. And there I slept for the rest of my 3 hours until I had to get up and get ready for work.

Here I sit, my back still killing, but not in the place that it was last night. Anyone have any suggestions? I have used the heating pad at night when I get home from work, I walk around at my job every so often so that I am not sitting all dang day. I think I will talk to my Dr. on Tuesday just to make sure this is all normal and ok. I'm sure it is, but I want to be sure.

Okay, so seriously, I need to post some pictures of my belly :) I will try to do that tonight. I have a couple from earlier, but I dont have any that are recent. I will have to try to take a good picture of myself if possible :) lol.

Oh and please don't think that I am complaining about my pregnancy. Believe me, I am not! I would not trade this for the world! It has been the most amazing experience I have ever been through. I just want to make sure this whole back thing is a natural thing and should be expected. I am scared shitless about the impending third

Monday, November 9, 2009

A fabulous weekend!

This weekend was the most fabulous weekend I have had in a really long time. I honestly did not have ANYTHING that I had to do!! Can we just say fantastic! :)

Saturday, I was able to sleep in for the first time since probably the beginning of August, not having to be up by 4am to be at the school to do guard girls hair. Hubby fixed french toast for breakfast. We took Blaze for a nice long walk around our neighborhood. Had a late lunch. Then, we actually were able to have a "date" night. Which, only consisted of going to the mall, out to eat, and then to Sears to price deep freezes, but still, it was fabulous! We then went home and spent the rest of the evening watching Fred Claus, which by the way, is a cute movie. My hubby is ate up with Christmas. He gets so excited way before it's even close to being here. So, his excitement starts around August or so.

Sunday, we slept in again, which was nice. And then I spent the day with my mom and my grandma. We had lunch and then we perused all the Christmas open houses at the local gift shops. I got to pick out my Vera Bradley diaper bag that I have been wanting since we first started trying :) This is the pattern that I picked out. I'm super excited! :)

So, all in all, a great weekend! And very relaxing I might add! We got our light put up in A's room and the shelves that need to go in there painted navy blue. Now, we just need shades, which will have to wait until the bedding comes after my shower on Dec. 6th. Yay!! Only 94 days left!!

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Down to the double digits!

Okay...does everyone see that ticker over there???? That's right, I'm in the double-digits!!! Whoo hoo!! Time is flying by so fast!! I can't believe it.

I stood in line for the H1N1 vaccine for 3 1/2 hours yesterday. Well, I brought a chair and my coworker (who falls into the chronic illness category) brought a blanket. The clinic started at 2, so we were there by noon :) I finally got the vaccine at 3:30pm. I feel much better now. Especially after hearing that my neice tested positive for it just yesterday. Really glad I was able to get the vaccine.

I go back to the Dr. on the 17th for a Post-Glucose test and my next OB appt. I'm really hoping that I do not have to go back for the more extensive test. After this next appointment, I will start seeing my Dr. every 2 weeks. Which, by the way, is craziness!! Because that means we are getting so much closer to the end!'s truly amazing.

I have one big baby shower coming up the first weekend in December. I'm excited, but I think I will have mixed emotions. Happy, of course, but I will always remember what it took to get to this point. Oh, the journey.

Monday, November 2, 2009

Nursery Pics!!

Please keep in mind that the blinds that are up are probably from like the 1970s or something, so they will be changing :) Haha...also, we do not have a light fixture yet, so the lighting is a little different too. The colors of the room are tan and burnt orange. It looks really good so far! :)

After the crazy weekend...

I am so incredibly tired today! It was a crazy weekend! We went camping starting on Friday night (it poured the whole night) and then Saturday was Marching Band State Finals. We ended up finishing 5th place! The kids had an excellent show and I couldn't have asked for a better performance from the girls. I then headed back to our campsite (3 hours away) to settle in for the evening. We came home from camping on Sunday afternoon.

The one thing I do not enjoy after a weekend of camping is the laundry when we get home. I swear it is never ending. Especially since it was a wet weekend. I will probably be doing laundry until the middle of the week. Yuck!

On another note...I found out that the cousin of hubby's who is due in March will be having a girl! So no worries about having another boy in the family with the same name as our son! :)

I am beginning to feel the joys of pregnancy. I can no longer sleep comfortably through the night and all throughout the day my back (right below my shoulder blade) kills me. Especially if I sit for too long. Don't get me wrong, I absolutely love being pregnant, but I think I need to go and get a nice massage somewhere :) Sound like a plan?? I think so! lol

I will be posting pictures of Baby Aiden's room here soon! I now have time to actually take some pictures :) so they will be up here as soon as possible! Maybe this evening, so stay tuned!!