Saturday, March 27, 2010

A sad day.

Today I lost my best friend. Ty my dog got out and ran down the road and got hit but a car. I got him at a time when I was all alone and couldn't bear the thought of staying that way. I had just lost my frist baby and Hub was being deployed. That min pin was the only friend I had within a thousand miles. I cried as I held him and my heart started to heal. He was a pathetic little thing with infected ears, where the breeder had cropped them. I nursed him back to help and he healed my heart. For the past five and a half years he kept me company when Hub went underway. He was a circus miget. He lived to make his people smile. and He will be greatly missed.

Rest in peace my baby dog. I love you, and always will.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Sleep.... Who needs that?

I do! For the second night in a row I was awake from 2:30ish am until about 5am then I woke up for good at 7:30 am. Yesterday it didn't affect me much but I'm very tired today. Yesterday I cleaned and scrubbed half the house, and vowed to do the other half today. All I've managed to get done is collecting up all the dishes and cups from around the house, and put the laundry in the drier.

I'm sitting on the couch feeling the baby dance all around right now. He / She really likes when I eat, afterwards the baby dances all around.

After the craziness of last week things this week have been really good. The baby moves alot when I'm relaxing. My mom and Hub's Aunt S ( with help from his mom) are both throwing us showers. My mom is throwing us one in June at home in NH, and I'm not sure when Aunt S will have that one. I am amazed and happy how many people already love little baby S and I tell him/her so every day.

My next OB appointment is on Monday, I hope everything goes well and the doc is over what ever his issues were. I want to know when the big ultra sound will be I want to know if baby S is a boy or a girl. Not that it matters either way we will be thrilled. I just want to know so I can plan and buy things and register, and not have to call the baby wiggle worm, monkey, seed, or it anymore.

We bought a Doppler and it came in the mail yesterday. I played with it and found the baby and my mom got to hear the baby's heartbeat yesterday. It was really quiet though. Turns out I was thinking the baby was lower then in it is. This morning when I woke up I tried it and it worked great. ( full bladder.) Hub recorded the heartbeat on his phone. While we were listening to the thump thump, Hub talked to the baby. The baby's heart rate went up every time he did. It was pretty cool. I'm quickly running out of the gel stuff though because they only sent a sample size tube of it. So if anyone knows where I can get more or if I could use something else I would love to know.

Oh well I'm going to try and get the dishes done before Hub gets home. Then maybe I'll take a nap.

Also I finally scaned the ultrasound I had 4 weeks ago. Here it is. : )

Saturday, March 20, 2010

The Hopital.

Let me start by saying everything turned out fine.

We had an interesting Friday night. Hub came home and I was making dinner, and I had to pee for the 37th time that day. I wiped and there was blood. The room started to spin. Wipe again... more blood. Not like gushing out but enough to scare me, and make me think I was having a heart attack. Hub and I got in the car and went to the hospital. I didn't think of calling the OB's office, it was 6:30 on a Friday, and I wasn't about to play phone tag with an answering service.

We got to the hospital, and I went to check in at the ER, and they sent me up to labor and delivery in a wheel chair. I looked at Hub in the elevator and he had tears in his eyes. My brain was frozen on the fact that this couldn't happen again, I could not do it. They put me in a bed.

I was okay until I got in the room and saw the little bassinet sitting there. I lost it. I sat there on the bed and sobbed and Hub brought tissues. We sat for a minute until I realized we didn't know anything yet, and I had to calm down for the baby.

The nurse came in and tried the doppler that the monitor had on it and got the baby's heartbeat for about half a second. She left and brought back the better doppler and the OB on call came in with the ultrasound machine. The nurse got the baby's heartbeat with the better doppler, and I think that's when my heart started beating again. The OB did a quick ultrasound ( no print outs... :( ) and baby was looking fine, wiggling all around, and my placenta was up away from my cervix. So I could breath.

They examined me and couldn't find where the blood had come from. They also didn't see anymore bleeding. I was pretty relieved, but I'm still wondering where it may have come from.

We came home and caught our breath, and had a really slow weekend. I went to Hub's cousin's baby shower. It was fun, mostly I just sat. Then on Monday I called the OB for a follow up. He basically tried to make me feel guilty for going to the hospital. He told me he was there on Saturday night. I don't think he was, because they called him, and he didn't come in. It's a small hospital. I really think it was a case of upsetting the almighty doctor. Oh well I did what I thought was right. At my first appointment they told me any bleeding or emergency, go to the hospital. Oh well I hope he gets over it by my next appointment, but if not there are plenty of other OB's out there.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Catch up.

It's been an other busy week here. Spring has finally came! YAY! so I've been trying to spend as much time outside as I can taking the dogs for walks, and cleaning things on the back porch. Also spring cleaning has started here. Soon I will plant flowers in the planters out front ( note to self... buy dirt...).

Yesterday I went out and got some more maturnity clothes. I had a wardrobe malfunction while grocery shopping on Monday. Lets just say my belly pushed down my last pair of fitting pants and kept spronging up my shirt, so I really cant wear those any more. I went to some area thrift stores in search of cute clothes and I found a fairly new exersaucer for $4! So I bought that after checking in my handy phone to see if it had been recalled. That was the first "big" baby purchase we've made. I spent yesterday afternoon taking it apart and cleaning everything and washing the maturnity clothes I had found. It was a pretty satisfing day.

In other baby S news. I felt him/her move!!! I've been feeling something there for about a week and a half, but I thought I was crazy so I wrote it off as gas. Then last night I was on the couch with Hub watching L*ost and the baby rolled around for about 10 minutes and I felt it jab me too. I don't think I can deny that those "gas bubbles" are the baby after that. It was so amazing. I have spent most of this morning trying to make him/her move agian. No luck though.

I am making a blanket for the baby. I hope when its done it will look like this . I have almost got the yellow part done, and so far I'm happy to say that even with my minimal crocheting skills it looks like a star! I'll post a pic when I am done with it.

Also I promise to scan my last ultra sound photo soon. It's just that by the time I get everything else done I'm so tired and the couch swallows me whole. So I just sit and stare at it across the room on the entertainment center.

Hope everyone is having a good week! Happy Spring!

Monday, March 8, 2010

Tales from a good but long week.


It all started last Monday, when I had my OB apt. I met the Dr finally, he is awesome! We sat and talked and I finally got my questions answered. Then we went into an exam room to hear the baby's heart. He tried for the longest five minutes of my life to find it and couldn't. So he kicked the people out of the ultra sound room and in less then three seconds I was on the table, and I couldn't see the screen. I think I might have turned gray. Hub was standing there and the first words out of his mouth were, "Can you print that out?" So I knew everything must have been okay. I wiggled and found a position that I could see the screen in. The baby was jumping around too much to get a good reading with the Doppler. After I saw our little person jumping and wiggling and kicking all over the place, my heart started beating again. We have a little wiggle worm on our hands. Everything with the baby looks great. ( I'll put up the new ultrasound when I scan it.)

This last week was so busy, I hardly sat. I bought a gift for the first baby shower that I will go to since the IF started. I'm excited. It is very hard buying a gift for someone who you've only met once. ( It's one of Hub's cousins.) They didn't have a great registry. There were tons of toys and DVD's and pretty much nothing that was going to be of any use to them at all. So I got them a diaper bag and filled it with a bunch of supplies and cute onesies. It got me thinking that soon enough Hub and I will have to do our registry, and I hope we do a better job of it then they did. I also bought a gift for our baby. I couldn't help it. I got it a submarine tub toy. I had to get it because hub is a submariner, and it might have be the cutest baby toy I've ever seen.

I had a lot to do around the house. I think because being here all day looking at it has made me notice all the little things that I normally wouldn't see. So I spent much of the week doing that stuff. I'm itching to start spring cleaning and clean out the closets, and get rid of all the useless junk we have collected. I really need to clean out my closet and the closet that is in the baby's room.

Then Saturday we finally got a glimpse of spring. It was almost 50 degrees, and sunny. Hub got us tickets to see Alice in Wonderland. It was great! Then we came home and took the dogs for a really long walk. There is a park full of trails near our house. It goes along a river through the woods and all the trails are paved. It was nice to get some fresh air and the dogs really loved it too. I can't wait till we can do that more often.

Yesterday we made plans for sprucing up the out side of our house and planting flowers and a veggie garden. I love spring, and can't wait until spring and its beautiful weather is here to stay. Also, yesterday our laptop crashed. Hub spent the day redoing it so I've lost all my book marks. Please leave a comment so I can find you all again!

Well I should go clean up and get ready to go get some groceries.