Sunday, March 28, 2010

Instead of a small bump in the road, it was more like a large ditch this time, haha

Well guys, last Wednesday night around 2:00 a.m. I woke up with severe pain in my bladder.   I was bleeding and knew right then something wasn't right.  I told Toph something was wrong and I was hurting, but I laid back down and then I figured it wasn't gonna go away and called my mama.  She told me that wasn't normal and to get a bath she was on her way.  I took a bath (with Toph by my side) and was telling him I wasn't ready to have a baby and his stuff wasn't done and I don't have a suitcase and all that kind of stuff.  Well, mom got there and I showed her how I was bleeding and she said that was def. not normal, let's go.  So we headed out in the pouring rain and lightning and told Toph we would call him as soon as we found out something.  I really thought I was in labor.  I got checked in to labor and delivery and answered about 100 questions and got examined.  All I remember is the nurse saying he was still sealed up and was not coming!  My bladder and kidneys were another story.  I was in so much pain I couldn't really tell you what was going on except I didn't like anyone and I didn't want to be around anyone!  I wanted to get in the floor and roll around and cry, but mom told me they wouldn't like me and wouldn't help me if I did that!  They gave me some meds and it didn't even touch the pain.  I thought I might be dying.  All the pain was in my back on the left side.  Well, to make a long story short it hurt like that for about 8 hours.  They did a renal ultrasound and I had 7 or 8 kidney stones that I needed to pass.  If I hadn't passed them by that afternoon I was gonna have to have surgery for them to put a stint up and help release the stones.  At about 1:30 that afternoon I passed 2 and felt like a new person!  I had to stay the night and get fluids and antibiotics but I wasn't in a much pain as I was at the first.  I think God was preparing me for the real deal with all that, but I sure don't wish that on ANYONE.  I am so happy baby Landon got to stay in and bake a little longer, he nor me is ready just yet.
On the good side of things, this has made me pack a suitcase and get his nursery done. 

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Just a little bump in the road...

  • Well guys I guess I jinxed myself during my last post when I said "no news is good news"  that wasn't the case.  During the shuffle I must have got overlooked and didn't get a call informing my sugar was elevated.  I remember last time at  the lab I saw 1 hr glucola test and 3 hour glucola test and told my mom "man, I bet that 3 hour glucola test sucks" lol.  Well, it wasn't much fun, but nothing I couldn't stand.  I went today and got all my lab work done.  I had 2 get blood drawn 4 times and if you remember, I HATE talking about blood and all that lab stuff, but I did very good, if I do say so myself ;)

    At the doctor Monday his heart rate was 153 and he was doing good.  The nurse said my blood pressure was hanging in there, but it is staying borderline, so we are keeping a close check on it.  Due to both these problems we will have our baby a tad earlier at 38 weeks and I was measuring one week ahead of schedule, so I freaked out.  I finally did a load of washing for the baby today and rounded up the suit case just in case.  I am running out of time, and I am not the least bit ready.  I still feel like I need about 3 more months, but I don't think that is happening.  He is getting bigger, because my stomach has grown more in the last 2 weeks than all the other combined, I guess that is a good thing, but I sure don't want him 2 be huge.  So I guess no Olive Garden for me, gotta watch the carbs because of the sugar.  This has kinda put a damper on the best part, EATING.  Even though I gotta eat slow bc it  feels like I fill up so quick.  He is taking up more room.  Toph said I was gonna have a 19 pounder and I told him, if he is big I am blaming him, lol.  Just pray that my sugar test comes back normal 2morrow and I don't have to drive to Huntsville for eating classes, because I REALLY don't want to do that.  So I hope to hear good news tomorrow. 

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Last Doctor Appt. Upcoming Baby Shower

So, I have waited to long yet again to update my pregnancy adventure.  On March 8th Nae, B, and I loaded up early to go to the doctor, I had to be at the lab at 8 am to get my sugar test.  Toph didn't get to go because he is busy working some outages at Wise and programming for some more jobs and couldn't get away, so we videoed it for him.  I didn't really dread this test to bad, all except the blood taking part.  I knew I loved sweet drinks and this was just an extra souped up version of Kool-aide, it did kind of give me a head rush when I stood up though.  I think my results were normal because they haven't contacted me, so no news is good news.  We cruised around Huntsville while were waiting on my 4-d ultrasound at 1:15.  We tried out Cheddars for lunch and it is so good, we also stopped by Toys R Us, Burlington, and few more stores we don't have in Florence.  We finally got to the appt. and his heartbeat was 156.  I was getting prepared for Doc to come in so I was drinking my Dr. Pepper where Lil man would be active and clumsy me ended up spilling it all over me and the chair which had white paper draped over it.  I got up real quick where the nurse couldn't see what I had done and she looked around and it looked like bloody water on the paper and she freaked out and thought my water broke, it was hilarious, she said she hadn't been that surprised in 25 years.  Then Dr. Fiore showed up and got down to business.  I was amazed when he switched to 4-d view and I saw how developed my little boy had become in such few short weeks, it was the most miraculous moment I have ever had.  He was all scrunched up and had his feet on his forehead and his hands over his face.  We finally got a good profile of his face and he had some huge cheeks!  We got to see his face a lot better than the pics that he actually shot and gave me a copy of.  He weighed around 3 pounds and was measuring 31 weeks 2 days (about a week ahead of my date).  I am so not ready for him to get here yet because I still have tons to do.  Speaking of stuff to do, I am having a baby shower at my mom's house tomorrow.  I am excited to see all my friends and family, this may be the last time I see some of them without Baby Landon.  I love my friends and family and I am so thankful that they love me and my son and want to have us a shower.  Well, that is all for now, I will have some pics of all 2morrow's excitement up soon.  Goodnight!
31 Weeks 

 Got some more nursery finished, but still have a lot to do

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Birthing 101 and Life

Well guys, I am sorry I haven't wrote anything much in the past few weeks.  I have been slacking on my blog writing.  I have had a million and one things to do and haven't gotten any of them accomplished, because I have been sick the past week.  I'll start from the beginning.  Me and Toph-daddy went to Lamaze/Birthing class this past Sat.  We opted for the 6 hour class instead of the 4 classes once a week.  We met up with Dusty and Nicole at ECM to begin our birth class adventure.  Toph won't ever look when we watch something nasty on TV and he always makes me turn it if their is blood or anything gross on the show and he will NOT watch baby story or any other good TLC flicks, so I knew he was in for a treat.  The first thing we did was watch some labor vids (they weren't so bad).  He did really well with it.  I was trying hard not to laugh and be serious, but those that know me know that I was wanting to laugh SO bad.  They had every type of woman on these 1990 videos that you could imagine: black, white, asian, tall, short, fat, small, you get the picture!  In the end it didn't matter what or how you looked the baby was coming out no matter what followed by some pretty disgusting other "stuff"  which looked like about 10 pounds of bloody stuff (placenta and afterbirth)!!!  We learned about LOTS of stuff like different types of labor, labor drugs, methods to use, etc.  It was an interactive class that also taught basic care needs and feeding, I really enjoyed it.  It was a little long to sit there but I knew it was gonna take a while.  During the breathing exercises my chest started burning and hurting and I knew I was getting sick, by the time we left my lungs hurt.  So we drive on over to Med Plus and have to wait FOREVER, Toph waited in the waiting room and let me sit in the car.  I got some antibiotics and then had to go and wait at Target on my meds.  I was exhausted, but I am finally feeling better today.  My blood pressure was not good at MedPlus 168/98... very bad for me.  So I have been taking it easy the last few days.  Tony and Toph put up my crown molding in the nursery and it looked great, but I still have tons of stuff to do.  I only have about 11 weeks left and little Landon will be here and in his room!  Excited but also a little scared thinking about all the responsibility that comes with a baby.  I know I will have lots of helpers to guide me and I feel good about that, but then I'm like a baby in just a few short weeks, wow, my world is changing ready or not!!!  I worry about needless things as Toph says, "why waste your time worrying about things that are probably not gonna happen, if they do you just deal with it".  I know this is good advice but I can't help wondering "what if".  I have faith in Gods plan for our lives and what he deals me I will be able to handle, but I still let little things bother me.  I try to hang on to things that need to be turned over to Him, because that is where my peace will lie.  I'm working on it!!!!  I have a very busy few weeks ahead and lots more to share, but I am so tired.  Gonna go to bed.  I have to go to the eye doctor 2morrow and go get me some box springs for my new King size bed, wow, the little things in life can make me so happy. 
Still gotta putty our nails and touch up, but it's up!!