Monday, June 30, 2008

"Are you in yet"....."I hate that question."

So for the second week in a row a blood test. I did quite well with it today. I was poked, swabbed, and squeezed. I lost more weight....but not enough blood pressure sitting up. The highlight was sassy kicking the new PA's doppler. Get the message lady, I'm fine in here. So, bed rest....with a 24 hour urine test starting on Wednesday. I get to go out on Thursday back to the doctor where we will discuss further options.

Sunday, June 29, 2008

Gripe of the Day

I have been more "positive" about being on bedrest as the days have wore on(okay more positive today :) ). However, there is one gripe this week that I can just not overlook. Poor hubby has been busy busy getting storm damage cleaned up, working on my list of items that must be done, and trying to feed me. I have been eating very healthy as he was in the dr.s office when she said "oh, yeah, no salt" so it's been lean protein, veggies, fibrous cereal, and fruit(thank you Sophie for the melon balls!!)...and LOTS of water.
So dear hubby goes to the store to get a few items and stops by a sammich place for supper. I request a salad, minus bacon and blue cheese (not appropriate for me). Mind you the salad comes with ranch on the side. Well, for the second time this week I'm given Caesar dressing! I'm pretty sure not the best for me, and puhlease....the second time!!!!! Earlier this week he went to another salad/sammich place and they just jacked up my order I ordered asian chicken and got chicken caesar. As you see it does not seem to pay to eat salads lately. Poor hubby, I shan't tell him. Ignorance is bliss.

Saturday, June 28, 2008


A few pictures of the back yard last night after
the wind and hail came through.

Thursday, June 26, 2008

Uh, yeah....still in bed.

So...I went back to the dr. today and I lost 5 lb.s of water/fluid, which was good. But then they took my blood pressure. Sitting up it was about 170/100ish, then laying on my side it was 136/70ish, sooooo I'm back on strict bed rest until Monday. If I lose a few more water weight lbs. and my pressure is about the same then we will be discussing modified bed rest. If it is not better then it is stay on strict bed rest and then re-do the blood work I got done on Tuesday. Well, that's all I know for now.

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Hot Diggity Dog!!!

Go the results....finally!!!! Blood work was perfection! I am on strict bed rest until tommorrow. Then if my blood pressure is down and my fluid retention is less...I can go on a modified bed rest. I will take it! It only involves being in bed 4 hours straight during the day!! Then I can keep her for a bit longer and keep on baking! Good thoughts that the fluid is less and blood pressure is down :)

Busy on Bedrest

Yeah, thought that title would catch your eye. I went in yesterday with the best of intentions. I've had no problems...with the exception of some swelling in the past few weeks. Well yesterday when my blood pressure was taken and blah, blah, blah was done. My P.A. announced that I needed blood work now and bed rest at least until Thursday. I have pregnancy induced hypertension on the verge of preeclampsia. I've been waiting all am for the doctor to call and give me word of my lab luck so I call and find out that the dr. is away for 2 weeks and the p.a. is off today. Well, great. I'm on required relaxation and no word....yet. The on call doc is going to rifle through my results and get back to me. Worst case scenario, little sassy gets out quite soon (like this week). Thank goodness for our friends/neighbors that came over last night to help us get as organized as we could for the day. I will not be attending our last birth class tonight as I was told no, so hubby is going and taking notes on infant care...and heading to Babies r us as there are things on the registry that we are in need of pronto!
Yikes! I'll update as the doc calls.
P.S. Hungry pregnant lady on bed rest watching food network not the best situation. Urgh!

Thursday, June 19, 2008

3D/4D Ultrasound

It was awesome to see facial features! Little sassy kept putting her "large" foot in front of her face so she had to be "buzzed" a few times to help her try to move along. Nope, no pictures will be put up. More of a surprise for all of you :) This week: curtains. A co-worker and I found a adorable idea at a local store and will re-create for sassy's room. Sooo cute.

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Dr. Appt

We had a ultrasound and ob check yesterday. She's exactly average...good for me! She weighs 4 lbs. 8 oz. at the moment. If she's carried to term she will be between 7 1/2 and 8 lbs. Thank goodness we aren't looking at a 10 pounder! This way she can wear the cute clothes she got this weekend!

Tuesday, June 10, 2008


As soon as I get pictures from the attendees I can put them up was lovely!!! The host and hostess did the most spectacular job ever!

Saturday, June 7, 2008

Belly Part 2

Kristen's masterpiece on the "belly". Some aunt/niece bonding time.