Friday, August 24, 2007

Week 29- spider bites

Sooo week 29 (Sunday) started out with a little bump on my leg... I left it alone and brushed it off as nothing big and went about my day. On Monday that bump became the size of a golf ball. It was also purplish and very sore. I tried to put a warm wash cloth on it and thought maybe it was a pimple that was infected and if I put a warm washcloth on it then the infection would be drawn out. By Wednesday it has spread deeper in my leg and there was a rock hard center about the size of a plum. I was getting a little worried because about 2 years ago I had an abscess on my spine and it started out similar to this. (Not a fun experience) SO I decided after work I would go to the doctor and see if they could drain it or do something with it. (It was getting harder to walk because of the throbbing pain) The doctor looked at it and decided to try to cut it open and drain it BUT (sorry if you have a weak stomach) when she lanced it nothing came out it was just blood clots. She asked me if I had a spider problem and I said I didn’t think we did since I have not seen or killed a spider yet in our new house. She said that if it was an abscess then their would be stuff coming out... but with a spider bite it is usually just blood clots and some liquid (poison usually) SO she left the cut open and bandaged it and told me to put a hot pack on it and elevate my leg all day the next day to see if anything would change. She also put me on a medication called cephalexin (she promised it would not hurt the baby) this is supposed to kill any virus or infection inside the body. I am supposed to go back in 2 days (Saturday) if I do not feel any better and if it is still swollen.
So today is Friday and it is still swollen and still about the size of a plum. I am praying it will go down by tonight so I don’t have to worry about it.
Other than that the baby seems to be doing fine… Since I was off all day yesterday I had more time to think about her and think about how life will be like. I am really nervous about the delivery and having the responsibility of a baby. But I have an amazing husband who is there to support me and I know he will be a great help and an amazing father. He is always there to alleviate my fears… (And it seems I have had a LOT of those lately.) This baby is one loved little munchkin!
OHHH we also got an email letting us know our crib bedding is in. YAY!!! So we are going to go pick it up tonight and try to set up the crib!! I will take some pictures and post them in my myspace! Week 30 here I come!!!

Monday, August 20, 2007

Week 28- The longest week EVER!!!

This week started out with a call from my doctor… They wanted me to come back in for another glucose test. This time I needed to schedule the appointment for 4 hours with the lab and I needed to fast for 12 hours before the test. I decided on Wednesday and I took the day off because I knew that with my nerves and also an empty stomach I would not be the best person to be around. My appointment was scheduled for 8:30. I got there around 8:15 to get checked in. They took me to the back and drew my blood and then made me drink the syrup again. (This time they gave me Orange flavor... I liked it a LOT more) I got done drinking the syrup at 8:21 so they scheduled me for 3 more blood draws in the next three hours (9:21, 10:21, 11:21). While I waited I was not allowed to eat or drink anything and I had to stay in the waiting room. I was BORED out of my mind!!!! But time actually went by really fast and the lady that did my blood did a VERY good job! I left the lab around 12:00 and by that time I was VERY hungry and a little sick from the pure sugar drink but I didn’t want to get fast food ( all I really wanted was honey nut cheerios… hehe ) I decided before I went home I would run to Target to get laundry soap. BAD IDEA! By the time I got the soap I was so light headed I went straight for their food isle. I grabbed some animal crackers and tried to eat some but I was not feeling any better. So I decided to go pay for things and then hurry out to the car. By the time I got to the car I was sweating so bad (probably from nerves and the 90 degree weather) I jumped in and just sat there hoping I would be okay to drive home. A few minutes later I started driving home and when I got home I ate a bowl of cereal and then went to sleep... I slept for a good 3 hours and felt SOO much better. But that was sure a scary experience.
I had to wait for 48 hours before the results came back and those had to have been the SLOWEST 48 hours of my life. On Friday I called the office and they said the results look normal and I am A-OK!!! Whoo hoo! I was so much more relaxed after that. Edwin was probably grateful because I was sooo cranky the whole week.
Over the weekend Edwin and I did some more prepping for the baby room. We found a dresser and re-painted it to match the other furniture. We picked up a baby monitor and some plastic drawers for storage. It is so fun to see the room coming together! The crib bedding should be here by Friday so I am looking forward to that.
The baby has been moving around a lot more this week! I dream about her moving too (not sure if she is really moving or if I am just dreaming about it) In the middle of the night I have these crazy dreams about her doing flips in my belly. It is a cool feeling and I always wake up feeling excited! On another note…Fresh fruit seems to be the craving of choice. I have been eating so many Mangos and plums and watermelon! I also crave milk and honey nut cheerios. (That’s all I have been wanting for dinner) I am glad it is not chocolate I am craving because then I would be in trouble.
I started a new workout routine. I really want to be in a little better shape for the delivery. I know I cannot do anything major right now to change things but I am doing a pregnancy Yoga tape and taeboe everyday. It has really helped my back and the little aches and pains I get in my legs. I also sleep better at night! Well that’s about it for this week Edwin and I are getting more and more excited to meet this little one! It’s not to far away.

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Week 27 - Blood sugar

This week was a great week! It started out with my baby shower which was amazing! Then the rest of the week Edwin and I got to shop for the rest of the stuff we needed. Edwin has vowed not to go back into Babies ‘R’ Us until the baby is actually born... hehe (I am sure we will go again) We ordered the crib bedding and are waiting patiently for it’s arrival. Once that gets here I have everything I need to finish decorating! The baby is moving A LOT this week. I have pretty much felt her in the morning afternoon and evening. She moves the most when I am relaxed at home in bed or on the couch but it has been so amazing to feel her little movements inside. She still has not moved for my mom. Every time she puts her hand on my stomach there is a relaxed feeling that comes over me and the baby doesn’t move. LOL! Mom said that I will appreciate that when the baby has been crying all night. Grandma will come in and sooth her to sleep.
On Friday I had my glucose screening… not the most exciting thing in the world but not as bad as I made it out to be. I had to drink this syrup solution that tasted like lemon lime soda without the carbonation and then I had to wait an hour and have my blood drawn. I got a call yesterday (Monday week 28) and they told me that my levels were a little higher than they like so I need to go in for a 4 hour blood sugar test. I scheduled the appointment for tomorrow (wed) and I have to fast for 12 hours before with only water. Then they will take a blood sample right away to see what my levels are like without food. Then I will drink the “OH SO LOVELY” syrup again and then they will take my blood every hour after that for three hours. I am prepared to be bored out of my mind! But at least I will know for sure what the blood sugar levels will be like. So I guess I will keep you all updated.

Thursday, August 9, 2007

Baby Shower!!!!!

Sunday August 5th was the baby shower… My mom and Maria were the masterminds behind the big event. We had it at the arbor rose clubhouse which is a VERY NICE place. Sunday morning Edwin and I slept in and I took my time getting ready. The shower was at 1:00 so I had plenty of time to beautify myself. LOL
It was a nice morning though just hanging out with Edwin. I love the time that we have together. He is my best friend and we can talk about anything. I am the most comfortable around him and I know he is going to be the most AMAZING father any kid could ever have.
Hailey and Lorie got their a little early so I got to show them around our new place. Her daughter Hailey was the flower girl in our wedding and she is SOOO CUTE! (She was also VERY helpful) We went to the clubhouse and my mom and Maria and Susanna were all busy getting the last minute touches together. Marcia (a friend from work) had shown up early and was also helping. My mom got cupcakes in the shape of a baby buggy (although we had to tell most of the guests what it was supposed to look like.. hehe but they were THE best cupcakes! ) There were about 30 people there and Edwin and I were SO BLESSED! We pretty much got everything we needed!!! I will post pictures of everything this week (our camera has been acting up)
We also got cash from my mom as well as some gift cards to target and that evening we went out and bought the rest of the big things we needed. (Like the mattress for the crib and a boppy)
The only thing we really have left to get is a swing and a breast pump. I cannot believe how blessed we are!!!! The baby has MORE than enough clothes and we got a lifetime supply of baby wipes! And a Spa baby Bathtub! We also got a gift card to Babies R Us and went and got the cradle bedding and ordered the crib bedding. It was so fun to get the cradle all decorated.
The coolest thing about the shower was my husband. The whole week he said he didn’t want to be involved because it was a girly thing. I tricked him into coming for a minute because we “forgot” Some towels to clean the kitchen and I knew there were people that wanted to see him and say hi. So he came and popped his head in and said some hello’s and then ran out as fast as he could. Then about a half hour later I received a text from him... “Hey! Would it be okay if I come back there...? It looked like a lot of fun” LOL SO I called him and told him to come back. He did and he helped me open all the presents. It was sooo much fun to do it together.
SO I want to say a big THANKS to everyone for your Support, advice, and gifts! We had such a great time and love everything! I can’t wait to have this baby and dress her up in all the clothes we got.

Week 26- anticipation

Week 26~ July 29-August 4th

Well this week was a simple week… not a lot of ups and downs. I was restricted from purchasing any baby stuff because my Shower was on Aug 5th (Sunday). My mom hates it when I go out shopping before a big event so I tried to be REALLY good. It is getting harder and harder not to buy every cute frilly outfit in sight though.
On wed we went to an African Concert at the Zoo and that was a lot of fun! Edwin and his brother were really excited to go! It was great to just get out of the house and do something spontaneous. Lately I have felt overwhelmed with work and the stress of getting everything prepared so it was nice to have a night out and have some fun! As most of you know my work is closing. It has been a bittersweet mixture of feelings for me. I am happy that I can be on unemployment and spend extra time with the baby. But I am also nervous about our financial situation. My last day is Sept 14th (I finally got a set date!) The majority of our site was given their last day notice for August 10th sooo on Friday the 3rd our work had a Bon Voyage party. They let everyone off the phones for 2 hours to eat a catered lunch and have awards. It was really a nice setting and it was good to get to say goodbye to come people that I don’t see on a regular basis. I have been with this company for 2 years and a lot of these people have been very involved with my life so it will be hard to not see them all on a daily basis. But we plan to keep in touch!
On Saturday I went to Nissa’s going away party and also Lorie’s daughter Hailey’s 6th Birthday party. By Saturday night I was wiped out and ready for a good nights sleep.
The baby has been moving a lot now. I feel her the most in the early morning (around 5:00 when I am at work) and then in the evening when I am relaxing with Edwin watching TV or going to bed. Watermelon is still my favorite! I think we go through at least 3 watermelons a week. I also love fresh fruit so farmers market has been my friend. It is definitely getting harder and harder to find a comfortable position when I am sleeping. My belly is seems to be the hardest at night. I also have to get up at least 4 times a night to go to the bathroom. Oh the joys of pregnancy! But I love every minute of it! Well that is about it! I have my next doctor appointment on Friday the 10th and they are going to do the blood sugar test on me so wish me luck!