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Tuesday, May 29, 2012

32 weeks!

I have had a very rough day. I've been very moody & emotional. I wrote parts of this blog at various points through the day so there is a huge possibility that some parts won't make sense.  Also I didn't proofread or spell check.  So overlook my goofy errors.

How far along? 32 weeks

Total weight gain/loss: +5, but this is mostly due to swelling

Sleep: While on our "babymoon" I didn't sleep well at all.  I slept better last night in our bed!

Best moment this week:  Deep & I going on our trip!  We visited Bay City, Mackinaw City, Mackinac Island, Petoskey, and Alpena.  We had a wonderful trip!  =)  Seeing Baby BGC in ultrasound at her growth scan.  Last Friday she weighed about 4 lbs and was measuring nearly 2 weeks ahead!  =)

Movement: She hasn't been too active the past few days.  She has had the hiccups a lot lately.

 Food cravings: seafood steak...both which are very yucky to puke. =(

Gender: GIRL!!! She is for sure a SHE!!! =)

Belly Button in or out? In

What I miss: Sleeping well, feeling good, having energy, enjoying a bottle...glass of wine.  ;)

What I am looking forward to: Holding this sweet baby girl in my arms! =)

Milestones: I am at 32 weeks which means that if the baby had to be born soon she would most likely be okay. Of course it is better to keep her "baking" as long as possible.

Updates in general: I had an appt last Friday with my perinatologist. We had a long talk about when is the best time to induce.  She said that it is best to keep the baby in as long as possible, but we have to find a happy medium.  We need to make sure that I keep the baby in until she is safe to be delivered, but keeping me healthy and sane at the same time. I have a terrible rash on my belly.  It is very itchy all the time.  My peri thought it could be an allergic reaction to the Lovenox injections I had been giving myself in the belly.  She spoke with my hematologist, and he recommended that I change injection locations.  My peri told him that I had started to do the injections in my legs a few days ago.  My hematologist told my peri to tell me that "you are a genius!"  I got a giggle out of that!  My peri ordered some bloodwork to check bile acids (checking for cholestasis) and a few other tests that the hematologist wanted done. My peri told me that my OB tells her frequently that I look very good and healthy.  She said I do not see a good/healthy person when she looks at me.  I agreed...I do not look good or healthy! I was very frustrated with knowing that my OB said that.  My peri wants me to see a neurologist for my headaches, and she also wanted me to see a GI dr. to talk about having a NJ tube placed.  I spoke with my OB about the NJ tube today, and he said that the NJ tube comes along with other yucky risks...so he said he doesn't recommend me getting it.  My peri also wants me to try the zofran sub-q pump even though zofran causes me to have horrible headaches.  My OB ordered the zofran pump today...so we will see how that all works out.  I have to call tomorrow to let my home health company to arrange for delivery & training of the sub-q pump.  My OB put me on a few new meds to try out.  So we will see how (or if) they work.  My OB gave me some topical cream to put on my tummy for the itchy rash.

I am now doing NST 2 times a week at labor & delivery in the hospital.  Last Thursday I contracted the entire time I was on the monitors.  The on call OB checked me and did the ffn test.  My cervix is closed thick still.

We had a parent meeting for Diya's cheer tonight. We have decided to add a class for her to focus more on her tumbling. So she will have stretch class 3 days a week, tumbling class 1 day a week, and practice Sun & Tues. She is a busy busy chica! She is doing very well with cheer!  =)

While we were taking our "babymoon" my parents, cousin Janice, and (her daughter) my cousin Ketryna came up to help take care of our 5 kiddos.  The kids all had a great time while we were gone.  Ketryna brought her dog up with her, and the kids LOVE Jezzebelle. =)  I miss having doggies for our kids!

While we were in Mackinaw City they had a fireworks display.  Deep & I were walking hand in hand down the main st. watching the fireworks. At that very moment life was absolutely PERFECT...except I missed my kids.  =) 

Monday, May 21, 2012

31 Weeks!!!

How far along? 31 weeks

Total weight gain/loss: 0

Sleep: just ok.  Last night I started itching....my tummy started itching very very badly!  I had red raised bumps (hives) on my belly. I took Benadryl and it made me sleepy.  I woke up about 3.5 to 4 hours later itching again.  =(  I have little scratches on my belly where I itched in my sleep. =(  The peri thinks that cholestasis is starting. =(  She said it's a matter of time before things (can potentially) get really bad.

Best moment this week:  ehhh rough week.  I guess seeing Deep finish the girls loft beds!  They love it!

Movement: She moves a lot while I lay down to rest!

 Food cravings: sushi and this little deli that sells the most amazing pizza rolls.

Gender: GIRL!!! She is for sure a SHE!!! =)

Belly Button in or out? In

What I miss: Not puking every day. Being able to eat what I want without the fear of how it will be to puke that food. =/

What I am looking forward to: My appt with my Peri & Baby BGC's growth scan.  This weekend we are planning to go on a "Babymoon!!"

Milestones: 31 weeks!!  WOW!!!  Her foot was up near my ribs yesterday.  I finally felt her have very strong hiccups a couple of times this week.  

Updates in general: The past week has been rough.  I've spend the majority of the past week in bed. =(  We are going to try doing a steroid taper for the next 2 weeks. We will see...I guess. Diya had stunt camp this past weekend. She enjoyed it! We got her cheer uniform.  She is just loving cheer!  She has practice 2 times a week and a few other classes 4 days a week. She keeps us hopping!  Diya and Max are going to do a sports camp this summer for 4 days at our church.  Kamdyn is going to play volleyball this fall. She's excited!  Devas had an ear infection & yeast infection (diaper area.) Kohen had a sinus infection, and he had a few bug bites.  All of these issues are much better now!  Max was in a special mood all week.  I'm sure hoping this week is better!!

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

30 Weeks!!!

How far along? 30 weeks

Total weight gain/loss: -4.5 or 5 lbs

Sleep: just ok.

Best moment this week: My hubby coming home from his business trip.  Diya starting competitive cheer practice, spending quality time with my kiddos, and working on planning our "babymoon!" Hearing Baby BGC's heart tones on the doppler.

Movement: She hasn't been quite as active this week.

 Food cravings: One evening it was a salmon filet, a big steak, and a loaded baked potato.  Another day it was pasta.  I chose to eat neither...because all of these options are awful to throw up! =(

Gender: GIRL!!! She is for sure a SHE!!! =)

Belly Button in or out? In

What I miss: Feeling well, and not having a hospital admission looming over my head at all times. =( Being able to bend over and pick up things easily.

What I am looking forward to: I have 2 peri appts next week, and the appt next Friday I will get a growth scan! =)  The peri told me yesterday that if my situation doesn't improve that she will order an amnio at 36 weeks and if Baby BGC's lungs are mature they will induce at 36 weeks...which is the end of June!!! WOW!

Milestones: I hit 30 weeks!!!!!  It seems that after I reach 30 weeks I tend to count down the weeks rather than count up...all in my mind/perception of course!  Today my fundus measured 34 weeks. 

Updates in general: So the house hunt is officially canceled until late 2012 or early 2013. I feel a ton of pressure has been lifted off my shoulders!  It just wasn't worth the added stress at this point.  I think I am getting an upper respiratory infection.  I feel blah!  Mother's Day was good, but I felt AWFUL that day.  I have not felt the least bit well in a few days.  I've been puking more than usual also.  Yesterday was one of the roughest days I've had in a while.  =(  The kids have been playing outside a lot.  It's getting really warm now.  I can't believe that my kids only have a few more weeks of school!  Oh in good news...Kamdyn passed her 5th grade advancement test.  She will take another one in the next week or so, and if she passes it then she will be placed in an advanced type of class for 5th grade! YAY!  Go K! Deep is getting worked up because the baby's d-day is drawing near!  He is feeling the pressure...rather him than me!! =)  Diya is super busy between school & cheer!  She is doing wonderful with cheer!  She learned to do a back walk-over last week!  She makes me smile!

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

29 Weeks!!

How far along? 29 weeks

Total weight gain/loss: -3 lbs

Sleep: just ok.

Best moment this week: Getting out of the hospital on Saturday afternoon.  I got out of the hospital about 1 hour before Diya had to be at the church for her First Holy Communion! =)  Seeing Baby BGC on ultrasound!! She is getting so big!  =)  The baby is measuring up to 2 weeks ahead! The perinatologist said she is a "hefty baby!" given all that has happened in this pregnancy!  Her speculated weight according to ultrasound was 2 lbs 12 oz!

Movement: Yes, she is a busy busy bee these days!

 Food cravings: Nothing. =(

Gender: GIRL!!! She is for sure a SHE!!! =)

Belly Button in or out? In

What I miss: Feeling well. =/

What I am looking forward to: I am supposed to get a growth scan in a couple of weeks. I'm excited for that!

Milestones: I'm home, and I have no iv/picc line!  It's the first time since Jan that I've been "line free!"

Updates in general: I stayed in the hospital for 5 days.  It was a long 5 days filled with IVs, blood thinners, antibiotics, lots of consults with specialty doctors, puking, beeping iv pumps, blood draws that caused huge bruises, etc. It was a rough stay.  I am now on blood thinners until 6 weeks postpartum.  My arms are very bruised from blood draws, ivs, and shots of blood thinners.  I have to see a perinatologist & my normal ob every week for the next month. We are going to start a Sub-Q pump with reglan this week.  All my meds got changed while in the hospital.  I am now doing a big dose of Benadryl and will be starting Reglan.  I am also taking a med for reflux.  So far no major changes in how I feel. The peri told me that if I continue to be this sick she will induce at 37 weeks!  That means I have 8 weeks to go!!!!!  WOW!  Deep has started to go into panic mode needing to get ready for Baby BGC!  I'm sure it will hit me in the next few weeks! =)  Next week I will be 30 weeks!!!!!  YAYYYY! =)

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

28 weeks!

How far along? 28 weeks

Total weight gain/loss: I appeared to gain 7 lbs in 8 days, but it's really water retention & another health issue.

Sleep: just ok.

Best moment this week: Having Kamdyn and Diya feel Baby BGC move, and using the Doppler so they could hear her heartbeat. :). They were so excited about both. I also called my mom and dad & my gram so they could hear her heartbeat. My mom and gram cried. My dad commented how strong her heartbeat was.

Movement: Yep, I'm starting to feel her move in the top and bottom of my belly. She usually stays in my left side.

 Food cravings: Speedway's pizza and orange juice

Gender: GIRL!!! Well at least I hope she is still a she! I feel like the one thing I can control in this pregnancy is buying cutesy little girl clothes, and let me tell you she is VERY well stocked in cutesy little clothes. One thing is for sure...I LOVEEEEEEEE butt ruffles!!! =)

Belly Button in or out? In What I miss: Life without an IV. Showering without having to have someone prep my line. Not having big bruises from blood draws and IV. Not seeing multiple doctors each week.

What I am looking forward to: My next fun ultrasound. I need to schedule it soon. Holding this little diva in my arms. Sharing her first photos and her

Milestones: I'm in my 3rd trimester now!!! Yay! Only 2 weeks until I can start the 10 week countdown! Baby is measuring 30.5 weeks by fundus. :)

 Updates in general: I developed a blood clot in my picc line over the weekend. I was in the ER on Sunday afternoon to have it taken care of. Monday (yesterday) when my home nurse visited she wasn't happy with how my arm looked. So I had to see the picc team and my ob today. I had an ultrasound of my left arm where the picc line was, and it showed a small blood clot at the site of insertion of my line. My ob referred me to an internist for picc line/ cellulitis/ blood clot treatment. The internist told me to go to the ER for picc removal, and I'd be admitted so all my doctors could coordinate a care plan for me. So I'm in the ER ow waiting to get moved to labor and delivery. I had my picc line removed, and I'm on an IV now. I'm getting blood thinner and antibiotics through the IV.