Monday, July 30, 2012

Just what I needed.

I have been utterly tired all day. One would wonder why, since all
I've done is sit my bum on the couch, watch olympics, eat, and work on the laptop. But I zonked out for about an hour, woke up even more tired than before I fell asleep! So this evening I decided I needed a break. I drew a warm bath, loaded it with some lavendar, epsom salts, coconut bubble bath and climbed in. I may fall asleep right here! I've been neglecting my beauty habits too. So I decided I should throw on my green mask as well, sure wish I had some cucumbers! The only bad part is eventually I'll have to get out of the tub. But for right now, it feels like pure heaven!

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Night time is not party time!

I do not know why miss kangaroo feels the need to throw a party in my tummy when I go lay down at night. I mean, I spend all day lounging on the couch in various positions. Party then! But now, she likes to wait until I'm all comfy in bed and drifting. Then she starts the full on crazy kicks that rock my belly. It is sleepy time, do you want me to sing? I doubt it!

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Surviving Bed Rest....not a simple task!

Bed rest, it sounds like SO much fun doesn't it! You're pregnant, you're tired, laying in bed or on the couch all day sounds like a dream. I mean, really, how many of us have negative associations with lounging in bed? You always want a nap when you're pregnant!

Week 1
I'm working from home, so I've ordered a new laptop, the one I have is barely able to log-in to the internet. I have tons of images to edit and photo-books to make, I should be able to get it all accomplished. In the meantime, I'm carefully considering the 600 channels we pay for each month. But, there is nothing worth watching -- I have lots of movies and an entire season of Vampire Diaries to watch. I have plenty of books to finish, you know the kind, you start one, read a few chapters, decide it's not what you're in the mood for and put it down. Yes, I have 4 of those. I get all caught up on the emails sitting in my inbox, call all my friends, leave messages, tell everyone that this isn't so bad...yet, after all, this is only week 1!

My doctor said I'm not allowed to cook. clean, take care of my 3 year old, stand up too long, sit upright, do the ditty, basically, my bum has to be in bed or on the couch. The only thing I'm really allowed to do is go to the bathroom. Makes me wish my bathroom was on the opposite side of the house, not 10 steps from the couch. Sometimes, I cheat and walk around the kitchen before going to the loo. But the wardens here always tell me to get back to my perch! The meanest warden is the 3-year old! "Momma, you're not supposed to be standing, you're on bed rest!"

Monday, July 23, 2012

29-week Bump

Here I am, 29-weeks along, still enjoying my bed rest, but I just can't stop the belly photos!  

GO away Sinus Infections

I had to go to my GP today, because I have had a nasty sinus infection for almost a month now.  It is my 7th, since being pregnant.  I mean, really, 7 sinus infections?  Isn't that a bit overkill?  Normally, I could put up with a sinus infection, but this one has caused my ear canal to swell, therefore blocking it. Which means I can't really hear out of my left ear.  It feels almost like there is something just hanging out in there and I could just reach in and pull it out.  Going to the doctor today, Carter told everyone that I was on bed rest & he wouldn't let me out of his sight, he had to make sure I wasn't being a "naughty mommy".  So not only do I have my mom and my hubby on my case, I now have a 3-year old!

Can't I catch a break? :)

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Working on Baby Kangaroo's Room

I asked hubby to hang up the curtain rod in Baby Kangaroo's room so we could start getting some of it ready.  I had found these curtains at Target and I LOVE them!  I cannot wait to reveal her room, but it's not even close to being done.  This is just the beginning.  Thankfully, we already had the room painted Pink and brown JUST in case

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Well it has started

As I lay here on the couch, I realize that I have as problem.  My pants are all too tight.  You know, my comfy workout shorts, my lounging PJs, all too tight.  It's only going to get worse over the next 8 weeks.  Since I'm not exercising, I'm only eating.  I had to ask my Mom to go pick me up some larger pants *cries*  This makes me want to schedule a Maternity photo session ASAP!  and I found some photos of one that I love & she was on bed rest too.  I'm hoping with a little makeup and some cute clothes I'll be able to pull it off too!

Friday, July 20, 2012

Thursday, July 19, 2012

There was a 50/50 Chance...

That I'd end up on Bed rest with #2, well guess what... that day has come! My 50/50 chance has now been shot to a 100% chance of Yes. On 7/17, I went to the doctor for my normal every two week cervix check, I've been going every two weeks since the end of June. In June my dear cervix was 3.9cm, & on 7/17, it was 2.9cm, naughty cervix!!. Here's a bit of info for you, your cervix is where the uterus (womb) opens into your lady parts (I'll spare you the technical words or something that might make you giggle. The cervix during pregnancy should be in the range of 3-5 cm. Obviously, 2.9cm isn't much less than 3, but in the last 5 weeks mine keeps decreasing in length, and it will probably continue to do so! Since we went through this same thing with Carter, I knew it could happen. Only difference was, I was 32 weeks when I went on bed rest with him and I'm 28 weeks now. 4 extra weeks of bed rest! Killer!! But I have goals! Sadly, my first goal is still 4 weeks away, but after yesterday, I know this girl and I can do it!

Lets go back to the 17th. I got sent over to L&D for monitoring and those lovely Betamethasone (steroid) shot to mature baby's lungs, I remember them from CK too. I don't like needles, and I especially don't like these, the Betamethasone burns as it finds it's way into your body. But it's all worth it! Steroids help speed up the development of your baby's lungs and some other organs, which greatly increases her chances of survival. And being only 28 weeks, I'm going to need all the help I can get. She needs to grow more! To make me even more happy to be in there, they gave me a shot of Terbutaline, which is used to delay preterm labor for 48 hours to allow for fetal lung maturity through steroid injections. This is not something I'd wish on my worst enemy! Basically for the next 90 minutes you feel like a crack whore. I'm sure if I'd had the time to research it, I'd have said no thanks, considering the manufacturers urge you not to use it for preterm labor. But who has time to do these things when you're having contractions 7 minutes apart at 28 weeks. Thankfully, my contractions stopped and I was finally allowed to go home, promising that I'd be back the next day for round two of the Betamethasone shot & some more monitoring! Lucky me! When I went back the next day, everything was good, no contractions! The worst part about me saying no contractions is that unless I'm hooked up to that machine, I'd never know I was having a contraction anyway! I just can't feel them! Couldn't with Carter, still can't! That is probably the scariest part of this entire thing.

Back to the goals,my first goal is 32 weeks. If I make it there, it will be 34, then she's free to come anytime after 36 weeks. Only downside is I'm 45 minutes from my doctors hospital, one of the best in the state and they have an awesome NICU. Plus both baby and I could be there, unlike if I had to go to one of the hospitals out by me, baby would be transferred and I'd have to stay. So I'm hoping all goes well.  I know what you're all thinking after reading that I'm 45 minutes away from my hospital, I've gotta be crazy not to pick a different/closer doctor, but I LOVE my OB!!  She is awesome.  Then, the rest of you are thinking, 45 minutes is PLENTY of time to get to the hospital, but let me tell you, if my water breaks at home, you'll be seeing my face on the 6:00 news as to WHY there was so much traffic on the 101, because some lady was having a baby.  I will not make it.  I will spare you the time on my last labor, I do not want hate mail.

Bed rest sucks, this is my 3rd day? I'm trying to find things to keep me occupied, sadly, all the things I want to do I cannot! I must either be in bed, or on the couch. Not fully sitting upright, but not flat on my back. I can lay on my sides, or sit reclined. I'm AM enjoying the fact that I can get up and pee, but that's all I get to do, and it's a struggle having a 3 year old. But with both my mom and my MIL living in the same town as me, it makes it so much easier. Basically whoever doesn't have CK, has me. lol