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Good Evening my fellow Po'ers...Lizzy finds herself once again in need of a pregnancy journal. :shock:

Have I :shock: any of you yet?

For those who do not know me, I am Lizzy, sahm to three kiddies, Hunter~8/27/99, Abby~6/27/03, Emma~4/05/06...and this wee bean in my belly, edd~10/04/07.

This baby is a complete and utter shock to my husband and myself. I was on the pill and thought all was covered...alas I was on antibiotics off and on in January and February...I had AF, no symptoms until April.

In fact when I went for my first u/s I thought I was only 10 weeks along. The technician informed me that this was going to be a short pg...she then said I was 18 weeks!!!! :jawdrop:

After we got over the shock, we are pleased. I am happy that I will be a Mama to four gems.

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*~*22 weeks + 5 days*~*

I am still :puke: about three times a day, this is why I am not gaining weight. I am eating healthy though and trying to maintain a healthy life style.

I have my second u/s on Friday and dh wants me to find out the sex. He will not be able to go as he has to take care of Abby and Emma. My mom is going with Hunter's class on a field trip to London the same day.

Today was so very cold, I will be glad once the warmth returns. :sunny:

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I went to the library before I returned home and scanned this...it is against hospital policy for the tech to tell the gender....however.....she showed me the leg area and there was something quite prominent......

Team blue!!!! It's a boy!

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I *think* we have chosen a name....

Riley William John....(William and John after my older brothers) Biggrin

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I guess the more children one has, the less time they have to journal.... Biggrin

Tomorrow afternoon I see Dr. Ghazarian for the first time! I am very pleased to see my favourite OB/GYN so early on in a pg...well, I am 27 weeks, but here in Ontario most pg ladies have to see their family doctor until 32 weeks.

My family doctor listened to me in April and he said it was no problem referring me early.

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I had a good appt with Dr. Ghazarian on Friday, didn't have to wait too long....Jan and Judy laughed at me when they realized why I was there once again! :biglaugh:

The heart beat was strong and steady, I have lost 7lbs, but other than that things are fine, still edd of October 4th.

I had the gestational and a CBC done afterwards, hopefully all is well.

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I failed the gestational. Bah.

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I finally did the two hour gestational yesterday and I have been so freaking ill ever since!

I had to have blood taken three times, six vials total!

By the time the fast was complete, it had been 20 hours since I had last eaten. I just can't keep anything solid down now....I have m/s frequently but this is worse.

My mom looked after the children and myself yesterday afternoon at her house, she rocks!

I had my 30 week appt on Thursday, I have lost 14 pounds total now! Dr. Ghazarian is concerned about it, but he thinks it is because of the m/s, I am now on Dialectin, let's hope it works.

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I have not heard anything regarding gestational, tomorrow is a holiday so hopefully I will find out Tuesday. I am still not 100%, I can't eat much without :puke: however, I have improved since last weekend....here is the latest.

My mil called me in tears this afternoon, my dog had detoriated to the point she could no longer walk, eat, or drink since Saturday morning. I had to quickly get the hooligans bathed, myself showered, drop them off at my mom's house and travel out to the inlaws farm. Dh, fil, and bil are away camping until tomorrow night so we had no male support at all. When I arrived she actually rose to her feet, something that surprised mil greatly...she was so happy to see me. :sad11: I stayed for over an hour and we discussed what we should do. Her breathing was laboured, her kidneys were shutting down, it was awful. We had to put her down tonight....I've never in my life had to do be present before this. I am 35yo, pg with my fourth child, and I was bawling like a baby. My mil was quite upset too....it sucked royally. Unfortunately, when the boys arrive home tomorrow, I will see them first and I will have to break the news.

In loving memory of my puppy girl, Shania....April 1994-August 5th 2007...


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I totally chickened out today and didn't call Ghazarian's office re: results......can't it wait until I have my appt on Thursday?

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I called this afternoon and they don't even have the results from the lab yet! How bad is that? Twelve days later? :roll:

I am getting concerned about the sleeping arrangements in this house once October and the new bean arrives.....re: Abby sleeping w/me in my bed....she absolutely refuses to sleep in her bedroom! She says it is because of the "head", she has a Barbie Doll head, to play with the hair...she hates it, but each time I toss it, she finds it. :?

She has been sleeping in my bed w/me for two years now....it is insane. Emma sleeps in the playpen in my room, but never in bed w/me...dh sleeps in Hunter's room because he snores so very loud...I can't sleep w/him because of that....shame on us.

I have to move Emma into Abby's room in the playpen, it will be 2009 before dh will put up the crib. :banghead: As for Abby, I don't know. :dontknow: When Hunter is older, he can have this room to himself in the basement....it is our current office/spare bedroom, but almost 8yo is not old enough to bed down here by himself.

Re-reading this, has me rather stressed....the new bean will sleep in my room in the bassinet as Emma did....as for Abby, she totally needs to sleep in her bed by herself....we have had a recent milestone with her though, she gave up her soother two weeks ago! :woohoo: One hurtle at a time....

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The good news from the doctor appt, I do not have gestational diabetes!!!!! :woohoo: for Lizzy!!!!

The bad news from the doctor appt, I have lost another 6 pounds!!! I wasn't surprised though, considering how ill I was two weeks ago. Secondly, I am measuring one week behind now....I am 32 weeks, and I am measuring 31. :shock:

Dr. Ghazarian is very concerned about the weight loss, I have to go for a weight check next week here in town at the clinic....I don't even go to the doctor here in town, my doc is in Sarnia...oh well.

My next appt is on August 23rd, and if I am measuring one week behind, then I will be scheduled for an u/s.... :vibes: for a healthy bean....

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Thursday marked the 33 week anniversary...crazy as I am not that big. However, I do waddle!

I was and continue to be disappointed with dh's attitude with the broken van, grass needs cutting, new baby locks on the cupboards..etc.

I cut the front yard this evening, weeded my flower beds, and then went to my mom's house and weeded the garden that he planted. :roll:

I need Vicodin sooooo very badly, my back hurts.

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This is basically a useless post since I have nothing to say regarding my pregnancy. The weather is depressing.

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We went to Sarnia today, I took the three hooligans myself! :shock: Abby was a huge pill in Dollarama but that is for an entirely different board altogether. ROFL

On Sunday I went through four bins of baby girl clothes up to size 12 mos, all fall and winter, and I ended up with two bags of girl clothing 0-12 and Hunter's clothes size 6-6x to sell to Children's Garden!!! I dropped off all the bags today, and will get some $ on Thursday after I see Dr. Ghazarian.

I am such a stroller ho....I now think I *need* the Ingelsina I saw today....I could only get it if he would take the Simo on trade. Why did I look at strollers? :biglaugh:

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Okay, I called buddy from Children's Garden and he is going to hold the Ingselisna for me, he may buy my Simo but he doesn't like to take on too many strollers over the winter. I totally forgot to mention that we may take the Emmajulunga for my mom! :roll: Oh well...I am sure it will still be there too.

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Stroller update: We did buy the Inglesina! I am fortunate as I did not have to pay a cent! He owed me $ for the clothing he bought from me, plus the trade-in value of the Simo! Woot!

Doctor appt update: Good~I gained a half pound!(so far that is all this pg) The Bad~Now measuring 3 weeks behind, u/s scheduled for August 31st at 12:30 to measure fluids. Sad Riley is moving lots and heart beat was great.

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34 week + 2 days belly shot...

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The closer it gets to Friday, the more nervous I am.

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I have been suffering from m/s all afternoon....oh happy day!

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no pic to add as I didn't get it scanned at the library yet...will do so on the weekend...lil' fella weighs 4lbs, 5ozs...a bit small for 35 weeks, but they are saying that my edd is now, October/23rd. :dontknow: Fluid levels are good, baby is head down, heart rate of 136...so he is fine. My next appt is Thursday afternoon, so I will know more then, I am only listening to my ob, not the u/s tech regarding edd. Smile

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Had a stressful day w/Hunter's first day back at school, he was upset, he hasn't ever been before, not in SK, grade 1, grade 2, but for some reason today for grade 3...not a good scene. He wanted to come home. I felt so badly for him. I stayed with him in the hallway until he calmed down and then when he felt better I walked him to his class. I cried all the way home, which is only a 5 minute walk to our house! Dirol

At 10:00 his teacher called to tell me that he was happy! I was so pleased she called, she really is a great teacher. We are fortunate to have had three wonderful teachers previously, and now on to the fourth year of public school with another gem.

So I believe with all of this stress, that the baby was feeling it too. I had tremendous amounts of pressure today, and my ankles are huge! This is something that is always worse when I am carrying a baby boy bean. I am very tired tonight, and I didn't have a nap today, I only slept for 3 hours last night, and I woke up at 6am. :roll: I am definitely napping tomorrow morning after I take Hunter to school, see Lizzy there is a bonus to having dh home from work for a few days! :biglaugh:

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I didn't nap today, I have been busy with my children. We were outside in the pool, and I was sitting in the :sunny: while Abby and Emma ate their lunch on the deck.

I have my 36 week appt tomorrow and I have no idea what time it is scheduled for! I cannot find my appt reminder card. :dontknow: I will have to call in the morning to confirm.

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Lizzykins, you are getting soooooooooooooo close!!! Your pregnancy has gone quickly for me hahahaha! I hope your ankles feel better soon! Biggrin

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Thanks me Boogen! :Iloveyou:

The appt was long...and Dr. Ghazarian :blahblah: at me for over 20 minutes...this is unheard of. He is very concerned about the measurement and the estimated weight of baby...I no longer can refer to him as "Riley." :rolleyes: (Thanks Rob) He even mentioned putting me on bedrest! :WTF: the fluid levels were fine, no placenta previa, heart rate is fine, movement is normal....there is absolutely no way in hell we can afford to hire someone to look after my kids. Shame.

Chapter Two...for the next four weeks I have to have non-stress tests at the hospital on Thursday mornings...yippee. I went yesterday and it was fine, except I was up on the sixth floor and I could hear "things" that I am not quite ready to face...reality of giving birth once again at a hospital that does not offer epidurals, very limited pain meds....women were screaming!!!!!!! :eekout:

Oh yes, I also am scheduled for another u/s at 38 weeks on September 24th...I get to drink more water and wait for 45 minutes, I am beyond thrilled! :eek:

I have my appt for the obstectrical admissions on Tuesday, I have to call my family doctor on Monday so he can write an order for the bili test that the wee bean will need at 12 hours old....otherwise the jaundice treatment will add another night's stay on at the hospital, something I would like to avoid.

Another chapter....dh is getting snippered! I don't have to surrender my fertility! JIC, I meet a new man! :spit: ROFL Just kidding.

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I forgot to mention last night that Dr. Ghazarian will not let me go past 40 weeks either...sooooo, to avoid an induction, something I definitely do not want...I will have to have sex with my dh the first week of October! :eek:

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Oh sex... yikes.
Keeping my fingers crossed for you my lovely. I can't even believe you're so close

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"Montys_Mom" wrote:

Oh sex... yikes.
Keeping my fingers crossed for you my lovely. I can't even believe you're so close

Thanks me dream. :bigarmhug:

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Tomorrow is going to be a very, busy day. I am not looking forward to it. I have to get up at 6am, get ready, wake Hunter for school, make sure he is ready for school, make sure my girls are bathed and dressed before I leave for Sarnia...have to go uptown to do banking before I leave. I have to be at the hospital for 11am for my non-stress, and then my ob appt isn't until 2:45!!!! I will be able to go visit Jill for awhile hopefully....bah.

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Your getting soooo close now My dear Sweet Lizzy. I can't wait to meet that new little Prince of yours....I'm positive he will be absolutely adorable. :Iloveyou: :leghump: :bighug:

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I had a good appt on Thursday...the non-stress was a bit of a "stress", Riley wasn't very cooperative, but he sleeps around 11am! I was at the hospital for one hour. I went shopping for the kids fall clothing for 2 hours, had some chow, and headed over to Dr. Ghazarian's office. I believe it was the fastest appt I've had so far! My appt was for 2:45, and I was in and out by 3:10! I am 1cm dialated, long and thick. ROFL

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I'm still baking the bean, our computer is broken at the moment so my time is limited here at my mom's house....trying to post a bit between hooligan requests! :biglaugh:

I had a non-stress yesterday, all is fine. The doctor appt went well, 1cm dilated, long and thick...I think I will write a book by that title. Blum 3

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Mom and I took the kiddies to the fair today, dh is golfing in a work sponsored tournament.

It is beautiful weather here! Warm and :sunny: I seriously could handle this weather all year round.

We were at the fair for over two hours, I finally had to sit down after being there on my feet at 1 hour...thank goodness they had benches near the rides.

We are just chilling at mom's house now.

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I drove 30 minutes to Sarnia for a 15 minute u/s. :banghead: The result? I am having a baby! ROFL

Seriously, the fluid levels are good, still measuring 2 weeks behind, but Riley's weight is now approximately 6 pounds! Woot!

I really, really, really hope Dr. Ghazarian will let me go over a week, jic I can go in myself without an induction.

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For some reason dh is pissing me off, this is the second consecutive(nice day) that he hasn't worked on the van....hello???? We are having another baby in a few days!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :banghead:

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Tomorrow is my 39 week appt, and the day that I have to decide when I want an induction. I really hope since the u/s was perfect on Monday that Dr. Ghazarian will "let" me hold off for another week....Oooooh I want to go on my own!!!!

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I had a good appt! Dr. Ghazarian is going to let me wait an extra week for an induction! I have my 40 week appt scheduled for next Wednesday, and then I will have to make an induction appt for the following week if I haven't gone by then...this is an update for my "girls" as I am still puterless. Biggrin

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Ohh you are SO close to holding that new baby of yours lizzy, how exciting! I'm so glad your doctor is letting you wait. I hope your little once decides to come so that you can go on your own ((Hugs))

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Thanks Chimz, I am glad he is letting me wait too!

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Today is my 40 week appt, even though tomorrow I am officially 40 weeks.

I do believe within the next day I will be having a baby. The "show" began last night, stopped and seems to have started a wee bit once again...if I do not progress, at least I know Dr. Ghazarian will do an internal and will tell me if I am more than 1-2cm's, and "long and thick." :biglaugh:

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Oh lizzy!! How exciting. I can't wait to see pictures of the little man. I can't believe you're almost there already, garsh.
Hopefully you go in on your own and all goes well. Update us when you can (or you could call me, my number hasn't changed)

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:Iloveyou: Ms. N! :wavehello:

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40 week appt update.

I had the longest wait in the doctor office yesterday, it was hilarious though because everyone waiting was in a :blahblah: mood.

Officially as of yesterday, I have not gained any weight this pg, just lost 20 pounds. :roll:

I am 2cm's dilated, and my cervix is softening. It would be very nice to go into labour this weekend.

My induction appt is for October 10th at 6:30am in Sarnia, oh happy joy.

I have my last non-stress test today at 1:00pm, my mom has to take me as dh cannot get another day off work. It will be Crazy as my nephew is graduating from highschool in London tonight. My mom has to leave town by 5:00pm as she is going to the school with my brother and sil.

Chrissy is picking up Hunter from school, so he can have a play with Aidan, also we wouldn't be back by 2:30, he was thrilled when I told him this morning.

Emma and Abby are coming with us this afternoon, hopefully they will let them on the 6th floor to wait for me in the waiting room.

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Wow!! Things are really busy for you! Happy 40wks Lizzy darling!!! You'll be holding little Riley before you know it Smile

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Today was a good day...started off crappy as I felt crappy but it progressed nicely.

It was beautiful here today! Hot and :sunny: !!!! Lizzy loves it! I sat outside while the kiddies played and I received some nice colour in return.

I am completely shocked to be writing the following: Robert fixed the van, finally! It is complete. Well, it needs a new battery, and the insurance has to be put back on, but holy hannah! It runs, and well. Not only is my dh an instrumentation technologist, he is a honourary mechanic too! :woohoo:

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Thank goodness I didn't have to be induced....Riley William John was born Sunday afternoon at 2:24pm. Stats: 6lbs 11oz's, 20" long. I will post his birth story when I am not so tired.

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It has been a very emotional rollercoaster these past few days...Riley is still in hospital. After a very fast delivery, I was there for one hour before he was born! He slipped out considering he is my smallest babe! He was perfectly fine on Sunday night, and I anticipated the jaundice and phototherapy, this is a given with the ABO blood incompatibility with my children....they noticed on Monday am that he was "twitching" and he began to have mild seizures....they were not a full on body spaz but enough for them to stop feeding, and he was monitored in the nursery. He has an i.v. in his head to give him anti-seizure meds, he had a ct scan yesterday which was normal, this is good. He hasn't had a seizure for over 30 hours so the i.v. will be coming out this evening and the phototherapy is finished as well. The ped wants to monitor him for two or three more days to see how he fairs on oral meds....they decided that since all of the bloodwork has come back normal that the seizures were a more serious side effect of the jaundice and ABO. It has been difficult to say the least. I had to come home tonight to see my Emma, Hunter and Abby were in to see me twice but Emma has the croup and I missed her terribly. I am going back to the city tomorrow night when Rob comes home from work, he has been off all week, and then I will stay on Friday night and hopefully he will be released sometime on the weekend.

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oh sweetie.. I don't even know what to say! I'm thinking about wee Riley and you mom. You did good as always, he's completely perfect and beautiful.
Please keep us up on how he's doing