Monday, February 22, 2010

28 Week Update

Today I have my 1 hour glucose test, which thankfully I passed.  :) I was so nervous, not sure why, I've only failed once and that was with H, but it was only by 1 point.  I think I've just been stressed out this entire pregnancy, worried about one thing or another. Tomorrow morning I have to go get my 2nd Rhogam shot, so not looking forward to this. Not because of the shot, but because it takes SO long.  Blood draw, wait, shot, wait and finally get to leave, seems to be about a 4 hour process. I wouldn't mind as much if I didn't have to get up at the butt crack of dawn to get there by 8 am. 

I am at the point in my pregnancy where I start going to the doctor every 2 weeks now. The next one is my 30 week check up, hard to believe I've gotten this far this fast. My blood pressure was pretty good today as well, which I was sure it was going to be up today due to the test lol.  

Weight wise I am still doing great. I did gain 2 lbs this past month, that's a total of 12 however I am still down 5 lbs from my initial visit, therefore haven't gained any.  Hmmm wonder if I can get by and only gain about 12 once I break even? Would love that and to drop down to less than my pre-pregnancy weight was after the baby is born. Wishful thinking I am sure. 

Still playing the name game, she may end up as Bebe' G lol 

Friday, February 19, 2010

I'm Free......Free Falling!!!

Well OK not quite that free, but I am free of work! My last day was this past Thursday.  Bittersweet. I had a plan, to go in and talk to my director and try to work through to Spring Break if possible and if they had someone before then, it was OK by me.  They understood, and I think they knew it was coming sooner than I had originally expected.  She wanted to make a few phone calls and see if they could find someone so I would know when to expect my last day to be.  By the end of the day, they had found someone and could start next week.  I was already scheduled off on Tues, due to my rhogam shot that morning but was due to work Thurs.  However, I no longer have to! She said I could work if I wanted to until Spring Break but it was totally up to me.  I decided to take advantage of the 13 weeks I have left and have some me time while H is in school on Tues/Thurs.

So while I'll miss the gals I worked with, the craziness, fun and often hectic times, I know this is for the best.  For me and Bebe'  G. On the plus side I have more time for some playdates and personal things before she arrives and that will be nice.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Slacker Mom Award of the Year

I just won it.  

H's birthday is in 15 days, count them, yes 15 days and I have done absolutely nothing in preparation for this.  It's her 5th birthday, special because she is officially a big girl and gets to go off to Kindergarten this fall.  I wonder if I will remember to register her this fall? Maybe if I put a giant post it note on the bathroom mirror I have to see everyday? Fingers crossed.

I can't believe I am not ready, J's birthday last year snuck up on me too and we just ended up with a small family thing, she was happy but still. Life just happens sometimes and I feel awful and definitely feel like a slacker mom right now. To be fair I have been thinking about her birthday and what to do, who to invite etc but can't seem to pinpoint the date, time, invite list.... my life is consumed by soo much right now. Sadly it's not going to slow down.


Sunday, February 14, 2010

One Year Ago Today

I came to the realization that I was miscarrying the baby I had just found out about on Feb 1st. My little one would have been approximately 4 months old today, had I carried to full term. I am sad about it, and I have friends who had babies around the time my little angel would have been born, but I am trying to not dwell on this.  I am happy for them, happy they did not have to go thru the pain I did and happy they get to hold their little ones.

However sad I am today, I am trying to rejoice in the fact that I am carrying a sweet little girl who is due in about 13 weeks.  It's been a hard and stressful pregnancy but in May it will have all been worth it. There are days I am still paranoid something terrible is going to happen, especially when I notice she's not moved much or that I just haven't felt her move.  Then it's like she knows, and she moves around for me and I breathe a sigh of relief.

I knew Valentine's Day would be a little hard and I was right, but we awoke to a beautiful snowy white ground.  As I sat listening to the girls being excited about the snow and anxious to check out their gifts, it made today much better.

RIP My Sweet Angel Baby

Monday, February 8, 2010

Health Update & Randomness

I managed to make it to my blood pressure recheck last week,since hubby took the girls on over to their dental check ups.  Unfortunately I had to wait an hour to get the recheck done as they work on a number system.  Hubby was done with the girls, they had come back and to play and they were about to drive over to my dr appt and wait outside. Yes that is correct, they had their 6 month check ups, played and yet I was still not done lol The good news is that it was 131/60 which was down from the 140/90  the week before, the dr was pleased so I was on my way. 

In a couple more weeks I get to go for my nasty glucose test and also to get my 2nd rhogam shot for this pregnancy.   Of course it was scheduled for a Tues morning but I requested off so hopefully there will be no issues.  I've been quite sick since going back to work in Jan, I can't seem to kick these colds I pick up at school.  So due to this and my bp issues I am trying to figure out what to do in regard to how much longer to work.  I honestly could quit now, but am trying to hold out another month, but just two days week is so exhausting to me. We'll see how it goes. 

I've been asking around about the 3d/4d ultrasounds that friends have had, and I am definitely interested in doing this.  However it is around $120-$150 out of pocket to do so, ouch. I still think its worth it though.  This is my last pregnancy, I would like the girls to see, they weren't allowed in for my 20 week ultrasound and also to ease my mind it is indeed a little girl I am carrying around. I am going to talk to hubby about it more, but I think he'll say yes.  

I am still irritable so if I bite your head off, I am sorry!