Virginia: Congrats on another [probable] boy! Such a cute u/s pic :) Hopefully your placenta will get the memo and move itself
ASAP...you guys don't need that added stress on top of 3 kids, but at least you know what to expect if it doesn't.
Lauren: LOL that is funny he decided to come at the inopportune time. That just seems to be how it goes! Sorry about Xander having croup, yikes! My kids got a wicked cold a few weeks ago (me too) and they are FINALLY not coughing themselves awake at night. That was so annoying. But we have easy 10 episodes of one of them coughing hard enough to make themselves puke...lovely.
Mary: Oy, glad that everything looks good aside from the protein in your urine. But seriously, you need to catch a break!! Thinking positive thoughts for you :vibes: I bet Sean and Calvin will have a blast with their grandparents, don't be too hard on yourself.
AFM...so I woke up this morning just not feeling right, really groggy and disoriented. I sat down at my computer and noticed my vision seems to have a lot of bright spots in it making it nearly impossible to read the screen. I ate some food and try to relax for a bit, and the spots did go away after about an hour so that's positive, but I've still had a raging headache all day. I ended up stopping by the store to check my blood pressure just to be safe and it was slightly higher than my norm but only by a bit and well within the safe range so I'll just mention it to my doc tomorrow and see what he thinks. Kind of freaked me out though.
Lauren - Rory had croup earlier this year and it sounded so awful. His was labored enough we went to the doctor and he got a treatment and steroids (which make him throw up) and some shot it was miserable! Hope he's feeling better soon!
Mary - definitely seems like it's time to push docs for some answers. I'm all for being your own advocate - maybe it's not MS or something debilitating (certainly HOPE NOT!) but if you feel like something just isn't right then fight to get answers! And let your parents help, that's what family is for!
Ashley - Hope it's nothing much - 38 weeks crazy! Baby boy so soon!
Virginia - glad you've had some time to read and feel better, I hope everything resolves itself on its own
AFM - 3 day week here and I'm so excited for a little extra time off with my boys. It's been too long and I need some extra family time!
Ashley - I hope it's not BP issues, but at least you're 38 weeks already!
Mary - KUP on how your appointment goes. GL.
AFM: lovely. I've been exhausted/weak/lightheaded all day. I think I'll ask to have another blood test for anemia at my next appointment. Or maybe I'll just increase my supplemental iron to twice a day. Or it could be the low BP. That was fine at my last appointment (108/66) but they took it right after telling me about the placenta previa. I'm sure the heat and humidity aren't helping. And my BH are frequent today. I'd blame dehydration for everything, but I'm drinking plenty of water.
Maybe the 2 miles I walked yesterday and the mile and a half this morning weren't a good idea. But, the kids have activities and the car is at the mechanic (more lovely timing)... ugh. Looks like it'll be the couch for me this afternoon.
On the phone again. Basic gist of appointment was... my bp was 105/70 and I was having dizziness so he doesn't want to increase the bp med. He thinks if we can control my anxiety, that my bp situation will improve. He increased the Zoloft to 100mg (from 50mg) and gave me Ativan to take for acute panic (ugh). I really do need it with all this going on, but I've always been against taking this type of med bc of the habit-forming nature. I'll just try to only use it when I'm in full crisis mode and hopefully the higher Zoloft dose will start to help. I am still having a lot of weird tingling. He is going to try to talk the neurologist into squeezing me in sooner than June 27, and also said he'd like to send me to a cardiologist, just in case. My hands were cramping badly today when I woke up. I hope due to potassium being low. It was low yesterday, but they gave me a pretty big dose in ER. Ugh.. what else?
In happier news, I ordered a cute summer dress today. I got cute new sandals recently, so maybe they will boost my morale enough that I'll want to get out.
Mary - I'm glad the doctor is doing everything he can to help. I hope it works! And I think a med for acute anxiety is a good idea. My sister has one she uses for that (after a bunch of panic attacks).
AFM: car's home. The mechanic couldn't find anything wrong. Iit's been making a horrible clunking sound periodically. And he couldn't get it to make the sound. :doh: But, he didn't charge us, just told us to bring it back if it starts again. He's really amazing.
In other good news, the nest in our backyard appears to be a non-aggressive and beneficial type of bee. It's in a tough spot, but if possible we'll leave them in place to help our vegetables this summer.
The no lifting Oliver thing is already driving me nuts. I can't do the freaking grocery shopping because I can't lift him into the cart! Ugh. At least he had good timing when he decided to start climbing out of the crib this weekend, so that's one less place to lift him (once we solve the sleeping arrangements for the boys, anyway).
weaning is going well. Oliver has only nursed twice since Friday. I'm sad to have to do it, but it would have to happen sooner or later. I'm not entirely sure it's the right decision since I was told I could BF in spite of the previa, but I'd rather not have something go wrong and feel guilty later.
Mary - Don't feel bad for sending the kids away, some time to yourself is good, Dana spent the first week of Natalie's life at my parents.
Virginia - Yay for having the car back too bad they couldn't find anything wrong. :(
Glad the bee's nest is non-aggressive, I put up a fake hornets nest to keep the stinging bugs away (we get a lot of wasps and hornets), the one down side is I love the honey bees and now they don't come around.
You've done great with BFing all your boys, don't feel bad that you are stopping now with Oliver. You have to take care of yourself first.
Had a long weekend here, did lots.
Saturday we got our shopping done, visited my dad and then went to see Star Trek Into Darkness, enjoyed the movie a lot. Yeah I'm a bit of a Trekkie, not the overboard type but enjoy the Original, TNG, Voyager and Enterprise. Liked early DS9 but it died after a while. Seen a bunch of the movies too, though the ones pre-TNG I haven't seen in AGES!
Sunday we went to Canada's Wonderland (we are season pass holders), it was kinda boring cause we hung out with my BIL and his family, their kids are chickens so we didn't go on much. The park had fire works for the Victoria Day Weekend, those were great.
Monday I cleaned up my garden, Natalie "helped" for a bit but then went inside to play, Dana was inside doing her own thing when she came out to see what I was up to she found a snail and played with it for a bit, 14 year olds can be weird. Went to dinner at my MIL's wasn't a good time, nuff said.
Yesterday I just took things easy, then Natalie had her sports program, they are doing ball hockey and though she's not the fastest she does things exactly as she's told, so her stick handling is excellent for her age.
My biggest issue lately is i've been TIRED! Summer time I often go to bed too late and wake too early. I'm in the office today and just want to lie down and nap.
Oh my goodness. I just found out our landlord wants to sell the house and we might have to move this summer. We were counting on another year before moving! Ack. And there are so few rentals in our area. We'll never find something near our current rent, let alone with a fenced yard. Like I needed more stress.
Virginia: oh man, sorry to hear about the landlord wanting to sell your place. What a huge inconvenience!! And also sorry about the car, but sounds like you have a great mechanic! And I completely ditto what Amanda said about BFing. You've done a great job :vibes: Lastly, I couldn't live with bees in my yard. I freaking hate bees.
Mary: I had issues with my potassium after DD was born so that could definitely be related. I hope the new dress helps your mood!! I get weirdly giddy when I get new clothes for at least a few hours.
Amanda: sounds like a fun, productive weekend!!
I had my 38 week appt yesterday and no progress still (not surprising) and the doc thinks my issues with my vision and whatnot were low blood sugar related. Hopefully we'll have some progress by next week, even if it's just a tiny bit so I feel like things are going in the right direction. My doc will likely want to talk induction at my 40 week appointment so I'd love to go before that but am not too hopeful that will happen.
Mary - Big hugs, girl!! I have been reading along with your PP journey, and it is a rough one!! You will get there!! I do hope they figure out what is going on!! I had a lot of tingling in my feet after Owen was born, but RLS runs in my family and I'm pretty sure I have it. RLS is bad when your iron is low, which it was after delivery obviously, so it was pretty bad for a few months. I hope they can get you in to see the neurologist sooner than 6/27! Having to wait for a specialist is rough.
Virginia - I obviously don't know what your situation is like, but have you thought about buying? Interest rates are so insanely low, you can almost get a mortgage payment for lower than some rental rates! It's crazy out there right now. Either way, that sucks they may force you to move out this summer! I hope something can be worked out and you get another year out of them!
Ashley - 38 weeks, whaaat?! :) Sorry there is no progress, but you know it'll sneak up on you when you least expect it! I'm glad they think the vision thing was just low sugar! It's always scary when crap like that happens, especially when you're pregnant!
Amanda - Sounds like you had a busy weekend!! Summertime makes me tired, too! I think it's because in the winter it gets dark so early, you go to bed early. ;)
Lauren - Owen had croup last winter, it was awful! He had a really high fever and that crazy cough. I ended up taking him to the ped and they put him on a steroid for 2 days. It cleared up ASAP with that! My ped explained that croup is a cold virus that attacks the upper respiratory tracts. In adults it doesn't do much beyond your typical cold, but because small children have such tiny throats, that's why it constricts so bad and makes the crazy-sounding cough. It was interesting when he explained it to me like that! Hope he's feeling better!
Katie - Yay 3-day week! I'm so ready to have DH home for a long weekend this week!! Too bad the weather will be much chillier than it's been this week!
AFM - I am so over trying to sell this house! It's only been 2 months, but I am sooo over it. Other than that, same old same old. ;) I think Owen has Roseola or something. He had a 103 degree fever out of the blue all weekend, and was pretty listless. The fever was gone by Monday, so I just assumed it was some sort of virus or whatever. Well then he broke out in this rash all over his belly yesterday, and it kind of dawned on me that all those viruses (like Fifth's and Roseola and stuff) start off with fevers, then a rash appears. From what I've heard from other moms, it sounds like Roseola. But that's just a guess. ;) He's back to his crazy self, now, so hopefully Sam doesn't catch it!