Thursday, July 31, 2008
The same night I came in to the hospital Daisy was acting a little strange. Before we left I was petting her and noticed that she had a large bump on her ear. I could tell it was not normal and that it was painful to the touch. I was really worried but it was 3:30 in the morning and I was having contractions so we put her in her crate and went to the hospital. After I was stable my mom and sister came to the hospital and I sent Dan home to take care of Daisy. I was so worried about her. Dan took her to the vet and found out she had a really bad infection in both her ears and the one ear that was swollen had a hematoma. They had to drain her ear, give her shots and was sent home with antibiotic ear drops. So now Dan has to give her drops twice a day which Daisy hates. Dan says he hates being the bad guy but it has to be done. If she doesn't get better they will have to do surgery. Dan said he brought Duke to the vet with him and he was so worried about Daisy he cried when they took her away and they ran up and kissed her when they brought her back to the room. I miss both of my babies very much and can't wait to get home to them.
So we got home around 10pm last night and I watched a little TV and then went to bed. I kept waking up with contractions but around 3 am they got a lot stronger and were closer together. Not to get to personal but I also was having a little bleeding so I got a little scarred, I called the birth center and they told me to come in and be checked again. So I woke Dan up out of a dead sleep and told him we had to go back to the Hospital. We got to the hospital around 4 am and I was hooked up to the monitors again. I was contracting about every 2 to 4 minutes and they were starting to hurt. They checked my cervix again and I was now dilated to 1cm. Since my cervix had changed and I am preterm I got a first class ticket to the birth center and was admitted to a room. Because the baby is preterm I was given 2 doses of steroids 12 hours apart. The steroids are a big shot that is very painful, I did not like it at all but I know I had to do it. The steroids help the babies lungs develop. I also got more shots of medication to stop the contractions. I got an IV and was started on antibiotics. After a few hours things started to slow down and I was moved to the perinatal floor for observation.
Wednesday, July 30, 2008
I was at work last night and started having contractions. They were not very painful so I came home this morning and went to bed. When I woke up this afternoon I started having more contractions and they were getting stronger and closer together. I took a bath and drank lots of fluids and they still didn't go away so I went to the birth center to be checked out. I was having contractions about every 3 minutes apart. They gave me a medication to stop the contractions and checked my cervix. I was not dilating thank god but my cervix was starting to thin so I got an ultrasound. I know I have had more ultrasounds than anyone ever, well that is how I feel. The ultrasound confirmed that my cervix was about 50% effaced. My contractions slowed down after 2 shots of the medication so I got sent home and was told to take it easy and to monitor and come back if the contractions came back, So that is what I did, I came home and went to bed.
Monday, July 28, 2008
My old job through a baby shower for me and Garcia. Garcia is a nurse practiciner that works at auburn urgent care that got pregnant right before me. We had told each other months before that we were going to get pregnant together and we did. She is due in a couple of weeks and is also having a boy. All the girls from urgent care were there and he room was decorated so cute. We all had a lot of fun and it was so good to see them. I really miss all of them very much. I got so many wonderful gifts and had fun playing the guess how big the belly is game. This is the game when people have to guess how big your belly is by looking at you and then use a string to estimate. We played a little different. Garcia and I stood back to back and everyone had to guess how big the two bellies were together. We had a lot of fun, some people were nice but others strings went around us 3 times. I want to thank everyone for the nice gifts and for always being so thoughtful and caring throughout my pregnancy. I miss and love all of you.
Saturday, July 26, 2008
Today I went to watch my little niece in her musical. She was so cute and did a great job, I was very proud of her. After her play she came over and had a sleep over. Dan and I took her to see the new Batman movie. she had a lot of fun and only got scarred once so I had to help her cover her eyes. She had a lot of fun looking at my belly and felling Riley move. It was very funny when she saw my belly and said "auntie Sarah what happened to your belly button". The reason she asked this is because it is completely gone and almost to the point of sticking out. It was very cute and made me laugh. The next day Quinn and I went to the mall and Quinn got to go shopping for her birthday present. We both had a great time and it was so nice to have her over for the night. I love her so much and always have a great time with her. I can't wait for Riley to meet her, I know he will love her as much as I do.
Dan came home from work today and brought me flowers and a very sweet card. on the envelope it said "to my baby who is having my other baby". He got this for me just because he loves me. This really lifted my spirits and made me very happy. I love Dan so much and he is honestly the greatest husband in the world and I don't know where I would be without him. I am the luckiest women in the world to have Dan as my husband.
Thursday, July 24, 2008
I got my results from my glucose test and I have to say I don't like the results. The sugar levels came back high so I am no considered Gestational diabetic. I had to see a nurse who specializes in diabetes and a dietitian. I have to check my blood sugars 4 times a day and be on a strict diet. No more coldstone or any sweets which is going to be very hard for me. I know this will be a difficult challenge but I know what I have to do for the health of myself and baby Riley. Wish me all luck that I Can control my diabetes with diet and not need to go on medication.
Wednesday, July 23, 2008
We had our follow up ultrasound today to see how Riley is doing. I brought Dan and my mom for support. It was so nice to have them there because last time was so scary. Riley is getting very big. He is now approximately 4 pounds 9 ounces. (Big Boy). His left kidney is still not growing but his right one is doing great. They say he is looking good. He is head down now (yea) so we couldn't get a good picture but I love seeing him on the ultrasound. He is a very handsome boy. Our next ultrasound is in 4 weeks so I will keep you all updated.Please keep baby Riley in your thoughts and payers.
Monday, July 21, 2008
I just got back from washington D.C. I know you all think I am crazy to get on a plane at 32 weeks pregnant, but I really wanted to see my brother. Travis got sent to Germany from Iraq and then was sent to Walter Reid Hospital in D.C. Thanks to my friend Amanda who works at Alaska gave me one of her buddy passes and my doctor wrote me a note to fly. I have had no problems up to now since 20 weeks so I figured I would be ok. It was so nice to see Travis. He is now on dialysis and we are praying that his kidneys will get better. While I was there Travis got to leave the Hospital so me,mom, and marie took Travis to Arlington Cemetary. It was so hot out but don't worry I kept fluids in me all the time. It was a very good trip and I am so glad I got to see Travis, we are hoping he will be home soon and that he will have a speedy recovery. please keep them in your thoughts and prayers.
Wednesday, July 16, 2008
I had to do a 3hr glucose tolerance test today to make sure that I don't have gestational diabetes. I had to fast after ten pm, then be at the lab at 9 am the next morning, they drew my blood fasting and then I had to drink the magic orange drink. It is a drink pretty much full of sugar. Then they drew my blood on the hour for the next three hours. The test made me feel sick, the only nice thing was my best friend Rachel was there with me. She was a great support and I am so glad she was there. Thanks Rachel I love you. Now I have to wait for the results. hopefully it will be good news.
Monday, July 14, 2008
So I got a scary call from my mom. The call was to tell me that my brother Travis was being medivacked from Iraq because he was in complete kidney failure. This was the worst call and scarred me very much, There was so many unanswered questions. all we knew was that he was very sick and was being sent to Germany. I went down to mom and dad's and we were all supporting each other and waiting for phone calls and updates. Please keep Travis in your thoughts and prayers, I will keep you all updated.
Sunday, July 13, 2008
Dan took his test the for police department this weekend and passed with flying colors. I am so proud of him. he has been working very hard to make his dream come true. Now we have to wait for the next step. We are keeping our fingers crossed and ask all of you to do the same. As for mommy and Riley we are doing good. I am now 31+ weeks pregnant. It is getting so close to September I can't believe it. He is moving like crazy and getting big.
Friday, July 4, 2008
Today is the 4th of July and I am 30weeks pregnant. I can't believe it. The last 10 weeks have flown by it seems. I hope the next 10 weeks go just as fast. I am feeling pretty good. I am getting very big, well that is my tummy. I have a little back pain and my pelvic bone hurts all the time. People say that is a good sign because it means my pelvis is moving and spreading. WHATEVER, I just know it hurts. Riley moves all the time but now that he is getting bigger so are his moves, and kicks. it is very fun to watch my tummy move, it is kinda a freak show at times, but I love it. The Nursery is all done and ready for Riley, I have washed all his clothes and other baby things. I guess I am starting to nest. Well we are very excited. I am still working and plan to up until I deliver ( thank god I am in the right place). I worked last night and I work tonight so we will not be doing anything for the 4th, which is the first time ever. Usually we are always doing something. We did take the dogs to the park and had a BBQ at home. Dan will stay home with the dogs, hopefully they won't be afraid of the fireworks and I will be off to work. Hope everyone has a fun and safe 4th.