25 weeks down, 14 to go!! I just can't believe how fast time is going by. It's crazy! I cannot wait to hold this little man and it really will be here before I know it.
This week went so slow. I kept waking up thinking it was a day later than what it really was...very depressing! I am doing some housework tonight in hopes that I can relax most of the weekend. No big plans, just working at the church rummage and cleaning out the basement. I went to the rummage last night and got a pretty good haul for the girls and Cameron. I found the cutest shirt for him...but it won't fit him for a while.
Not much else to report tonight. Hoping the weekend goes by slowly and I actually get to enjoy it. Wishful thinking, I'm sure!
I feel like crap! This whole week I have felt pretty awful. Something did not agree with my stomach and it was just constantly churning. On top of that, Cameron was a wild man this week. Normally that makes me so happy, but when my stomach hurts and is upset already, having little jabs and kicks doesn't make me feel better. I felt really good yesterday, and today I feel like crap again. I'm not sure if it was something I ate or a stomach bug, but it's no fun. Thankfully I haven't , but I've spent my fair share in the bathroom this week. Hopefully I'll be feeling much better this week.
I worked at the church rummage yesterday and when I got there, there was hardly anything left....it was so full on Thursday night, and there was a ton of traffic on Friday, so majority of the items were gone. I did another look through for the girls and Cameron, but nothing really jumped out at me. I think I'll have a lot of fun shopping at the fall sale though because I'll know for sure what size Cam will be. I know the girls will need a whole bunch of new clothes though. Lauryn is in 3T right now, and all of Addy's 3T is summer stuff. Addy has also moved up to little girls 5-6 I can't believe it! It makes me sad that she's getting so big. It also makes my checkbook sad because little girls clothes aren't as cheap as infant/toddler clothes.
Today I was hoping to do a bunch of cleaning around the house, but I've had to do it in spurts and rest because of my stomach. I'm hoping to get the basement all cleaned, mopped and rearranged. I also want DH to clean the garage and move all the stuff outside that needs to go to the dump. I am hoping he can make a run out there sometime this week. We'll have to see and play it by ear I guess.
I'm going to go lay down for a bit and see if that helps my tummy. Only I would have an upset stomach and STILL be craving chocolate. Go figure!
Yesterday was an absolutely crazy day...everything started off fine. I got ready for school, went outside for Safety Drill Day, taught my first section of Math. No problems. My kids switched to Social Studies and I had a new section of kids for Math. I started reviewing for the test, and in the middle of a problem I suddenly started sweating and got really hot. Very odd for me....I opened the window and as I was doing that my ears started to ring and my vision was starting to go blurry. I went to the back of the room and told my high school helper that I was going to run to the bathroom because I wasn't feeling well.
I got to the bathroom and could barely sit down...I couldn't see. I kind of slumped to the floor and waited for a minute or so. I decided I needed to go down to the nurse so I started to walk back to my room. I stopped by the other classroom to ask the teacher if she could watch my kids and when she came out of the room, I just slumped down to the floor again. She grabbed my arm and noticed I was incredibly clammy. She went into her room and called down to the nurse, but there was no answer, so she decided to go and get her. Well, right at that moment the fire alarm went off. I stood up and very clumsily walked back into the room to get my kids outside, but my high school helper took them out for me and I went back into the hallway.
The nurse came down and asked what had happened and shortly after that I had 5 paramedics in my face (Go figure! The one day I have an episode, it's safety day at school). The nurse made me sit in a wheelchair and took me to the office. She took my bp and it was low....98/54 I believe. I laid down and drank some water. The principal decided I shouldn't drive home, but I had planned on leaving early for a doctor's appointment. Another co-worker was leaving at 12:30 so she drove me home, and one of my carpool buddies drove my car home after school.
I came home and laid down for about 1 1/2 hours. I got up and went to my doctor's appointment. I had my glucola test yesterday, so I had to drink that when I got to the office. YUCK After I drank the liquid, I got called back for my 3D u/s. It was incredible. I love looking at those pictures, but for it to be my own child makes it even sweeter! Cameron is still a boy. The u/s tech even gave me 3D proof of that...haha! I got some great pictures that I will post below. My favorite is the one of him with his hand by his chin. He looks so cute!!
After the u/s I went back out to the waiting room. I finally got called back and got weighed....I am up 23 lbs My bp was back up to normal and I was measuring right on again. I had to have my blood tested for GD, and I only passed by 1 point. I need to start watching what I eat. They also tested my blood and my iron was really low. I have to take an over the counter iron supplement. The doctor thinks that may have been my problem. I wanted to schedule my c/s yesterday, but my doctor was out of the office doing a c/s, so I will have to wait. I am now doing 2 week appointments. That's so crazy!! I can't believe it. He'll be here before I know it. I'm down to less than 100 days....91 to be exact unless he comes on his own before then. I would love for him to come on the 17th...we'd share a birthday, but if he's not ready then I don't want to rush it either. He'll come when he's ready, or my c/s date arrives.
No major plans for this weekend. His nursery is coming along nicely. The walls are painted, furniture is put together, diapers are cleaned and put away. We just need the bedding now. Hopefully we'll have enough money to order it soon!
Busy, busy, busy...that's how I feel anymore. The school year is winding down, so I'm trying to get things organized and sorted out for the end of this year, and also trying to start on stuff for next year. With Cameron being due at the end of July, I will be out the first few weeks of school, so I need to have everything ready to go and my room all put together before he's born.
Yikes....I just feel a little overwhelmed. I've got 4 weeks to get my butt in gear as far as this year goes, but the summer is going to be so busy. I've got 2 classes I want to take and Addison's birthday party, my birthday, a small luncheon to celebrate Cam's arrival, and we're going to the zoo. These next 12 weeks are going to zoom by...and I'm starting to get a little nervous. It feels like I've forgotten what it's like to have a newborn in the house. I'm also starting to get nervous thinking about how the girls will be with him. I know they'll love him, but I also think they'll be very jealous of him too...it'll be interesting!
I'm down to 2 week appointments, and I've been working like a mad woman trying to peice together a birth plan. I know with a c-section there are a lot of things that I will get to miss out on, and I don't understand why. I guess I'm trying to be more proactive in this birth than I was with the other 2. With Addison's birth I was pretty laid back. It was my first baby and I was just going with the flow. I was so disappointed when it ended in a c-section, but so thankful that she arrived safely. With Lauryn's birth I didn't really question anything. My doctor never really answered my questions anyway, so I just went with the flow. This time though, I want Daddy to be more involved. There are some things that I want done, if possible, that weren't done with either of the girls either. I wrote up a short birth plan to discuss with my OB on Thursday. I figure it never hurts to ask, and if some of the things on my birth plan aren't feasable, then at least I asked and I know. Otherwise, I'll probably just sit there and wonder "what if" forever. Here's what I have so far:
During the c-section:
• I would prefer an epidural for pain medication.
• I would like my husband present at all times during the surgery.
• I want my husband in the OR before the surgery begins.
• I do not want my arms strapped down during the surgery.
• I would like it quiet in the OR except for the doctor telling me what he is doing step by step.
• So that I can view the birth, I would like the screen lowered just before Cameron is delivered.
Immediately after delivery:
• I would like my husband to cut the cord.
• I would like my husband to be the one to bring Cameron to see me.
• I would like to have Cameron evaluated and bathed in mine or my husband’s presence.
• I would like for Cameron to be cleaned up and evaluated up by my head so that I may watch him.
• I would like Cameron with me in the room during the day, but to return to the nursery during the night.
• I will not be breastfeeding.
• It is okay to give Cameron a pacifier in the nursery if necessary.
• I would like Cameron to be circumcised before checking out of the hospital.
• I would like for my husband to accompany Cameron to his circumcision, and for him to be in the room when it occurs.
• I would like photos to be taken as Cameron is being born and after the delivery.
• I would like for a nurse to take a picture of me, my husband, and Cameron in the OR before he is taken to the nursery.
• I would like for the nurse to put Cameron’s footprints in his baby book when he is being evaluated.
• I would like for my other children to be able to visit Cameron and me in the hospital.
I am very anxious/eager to see what the doctor has to say. Other than that, not much has been going on on the baby front. Cameron is super active at night it seems....so I don't feel him a whole lot during the day. It stinks, but what can I do. I start my kick counts on Friday. I have a neat little form that the doctor gave me. I didn't do that with either of the girls. I counted their kicks, but I never really recorded them anywhere. It'll be a neat keepsake to have to see how and when he was active inutero and how that compares to him being outside of the womb. Can't wait!!
Less than 11 weeks to go until this little monkey is here with us in our home....yay I'm so excited. I cannot believe it's getting so close!! I had my 28 week appointment on Thursday and it went pretty well. I discussed my birth preferences with the doctor and he was pretty agreeable to them. He said I need to take the birth plan to the hospital and show it to the nurses when I check in and go over my wishes/preferences with them. Hopefully they will be as accomdating and eager to grant them as my doctor seemed to be. There were a few things that we discussed that I ended up changing in my birth plan. One being the spinal vs. epidural. I discussed the differences between the two and asked why they typically do a spianl during repeat c-sections. After some discussion I decided to do a spinal because they kick in quicker, are more comfortable (they don't leave a cathedar in my back), and allow for my more numbness so I don't feel anything.
The other thing we talked about was that they will not lower the curtain so I can see him. The curtain is put in place so that if a mother throws up while being operated on the vomit doesn't go places it shouldn't. It makes sense, but I was a little disappointed. He did say that there is a mirror in the OR that they can lower so that I can see Cameron being pulled out, but it will show my incision and insides too, so I need think about whether or not I can handle seeing that. I will definately have to think about that...
Cameron's room is all finished!! We ordered the bedding on Tuesday and it arrived yesterday. I washed it all and put it together. It turned out really great and I'm super excited about it!! There are just a few things left to get for Cameron and we'll be all set. We officially scheduled the c-section, so little monkey will be here July 23 unless he decides to come on his own before them. I'm hoping he decides he wants to share a birthday with mama, and comes on my birthday!! We'll see though!
Another week has come and gone and before I know it, Cameron is going to be here I'm starting to think of all the little things that need to get done before he gets here, and I think I'm going to be super busy!! I've got so many things for school that need to be done, I've got Addison's birthday party in 2 weeks, and I've got lots of little things left to buy for him. I've also realized that I need to get a few more nb cloth diapers because the OS dipes are going to be huge on him at first and I don't want to deal with the extra bulk. He's going to have a big enough booty with CD on, so if I can find something smaller to fit his bum then I'll be good to start with.
Cameron hasn't been very active today. I hate days like this were he doesn't move a whole lot. It drives me nuts actually. I've tried all the tricks: drinking water, eating something sweet, laying down, etc, and he moves a little but nothing like he normally does. Most days he's a wild man, and then there are days where he must sleep all darn day. Of course, it's always the days I'm lounging around the house waiting for him to kick me.
I've decided to start making a list of things I want to pack in my bag for the hospital. I won't actually pack it for another few weeks, but if I have a list ready then I will know exactly what I want to put in it. I can't remember what all I took before, but I remember I had WAY more than I needed. I'll have to trim it down a bit this time
Alright, better go get those little girlies to bed. Olivia is over and now it's story time!
It's been nearly 2 weeks since I wrote in here Bad mommy!! I just have NO energy. I get home from school and I'm beat. I just lay on the couch and watch tv. We've also got a lot of things going on right now too. Our roof is being reshingled and we're getting ready for Addison's birthday party. I can't believe she's going to be 4 in just 6 days....I honestly don't know where the time has gone. We're just going to have a party at home with friends and family and let the kids swim. I hope the roof is done so that the yard can be cleaned up and the dumpster out of here before then.
I've started getting diapers in the mail for Cameron. They are so tiny!! It's crazy! I'm going to get a few more, but I think most of my stash is complete. I went with 4 GAD Pocket dipes (size small), 5 TWH (size small), 3 Trimsies (size small), 12 GMD yellow edged pfs, and 7 TFF (size small). I still need to get a wetbag and I also want to get a few hemp inserts and a couple more dipes. I know Daddy really likes the pocket dipes, so I want to get a few more of those to make him happy. I'll take pic when I get everything I ordered.
I found out my c-section is scheduled for July 23 at 8:00 AM. I cannot wait!! I've started packing my bag. Don't ask why...I guess I just feel better knowing that it's ready to go. With everything that's gone on during this pregnancy, it makes me feel better. I had two scares with spotting last week. He is just giving me a run for my money. I cannot wait until he's here and I can hold him. Only 8 more weeks
I've survived most of Addison's birthday weekend and I'm still in one piece! I've been in a lot of pain lately. It hurts to walk. It hurts to do almost anything, but I tell myself it'll be worth it when he's here. I just hope it's not anything major and that he isn't planning on making too early of an arrival.
Addison's party was a lot of fun. For the most part, it went really well. There were some ups and downs, but the birthday girl enjoyed herself and she got a lot of super cute clothes!! She did get a few toys, but I was kind of happy that she got a lot of clothes! She really needed them.
I had my 32 week appointment on Thursday. It was a pretty routine appointment. I'm up a total of 30 lbs, which isn't terrible, but I don't like it. BP was good, I measured right on track, and Cam's hb was 130 bpm. I start going every 2 weeks, which is exciting....it's getting so close! We are all ready to go. We have the pack-n-play set up, we have diapers, we have his carseat, clothes, bottles, and formula. Seriously, all we need is the baby I can't believe how close it's getting.
I had another fainting spell at work on Tuesday. Ugh!! I will not miss those episodes after he's born. I'm hoping they're just pregnancy related, but don't know for sure. They just come out of nowhere, and it's kind of scary. Thankfully this time I didn't have students, as it was a teacher in-service day, but still...
Alright, I better get to bed. We're going to the zoo tomorrow for the rest of Addy's party weekend. She asked to go for her present, so the whole family is going. I can't wait. Hope my body cooperates with me!
My stomach has been hard on and off all day. I'm thinking it's mostly BH contractions coupled with some of Cameron's body parts, but it does have me a little worried. Hopefully it's no big deal, but I did dig out the fetal doppler and checked on him. His hb bounced around between 138 and 158 bpm, but was mostly in the 140s. He's also been kicking like crazy for the last 1/2 hour, so I think for now we're in the clear.
I'm getting so anxious for him to get here. The farther along I get in the pregnancy, you think the more I'd relax, but no. I'm starting to really worry that something will happen to him before he gets here, or that he'll be born unhealthy. I hope he's okay, but until he's in my arms and he's been checked out by a doctor I won't feel better.
I've started to put a list together of things I need for the hospital, so within the next week or so I'll start packing my bag. My next doctor's appointment is on Tuesday, so if the hardness continues in my belly I'm going to mention it to her and see what she says. Ok...let's hope these next few weeks go quickly!
Ya know, I thought I would enjoy spending the last weeks of my pregnancy at home with the girls, but I'm really not. I'm so uncomfortable, moody, and stressed out. They are not behaving at all, and it's really starting to wear on me. I worry that my stress is going to cause problems for Cameron. At this point in time, I'd rather be at work. How awful is that? It makes me feel like a terrible mother, but they are both just pushing my buttons. Addison is hitting, talking back, throwing things, and just being mean to Lauryn. Lauryn is running around in underwear because she refuses to put on a diaper, and she's constantly peeing all over the place. I don't know how much more of this I can take. It's only been a week, and I feel like my stress level has risen significantly. I plan to bring this up to the doctor on Tuesday.
Cameron isn't very active lately either, and I wonder if it has to do with me raising my voice all the time. I'm probably scaring the poor kid. I do my kick counts though, and he always gives me 10 kicks within 20 minutes or so, so for now I think he's alright. My stomach is always hard too. I can't tell if it's his body parts or if they're BH contractions. That's another thing I plan on bringing up to my doc on Tuesday. I have to see another one in the office as mine is on vacation, but I really like the one that I'm seeing, so hopefully she can give me some insight as to what is going on w/my belly, and help me find ways to releave some of this stress. Please don't misunderstand me, I love my girls to death, but I just think the pregnancy is affecting my ability to cope with their normal naughty behavior. I'll be happy when Cameron is here. Hopefully I'll be back to my normal self.
My goal for this weekend is to make a list for my hospital bag, and I've decided to do a seperate little bag for Cameron. I've got most of his things all gathered together, so I'm going to pack them into his diaper bag and then that will be ready to go. I also need to get my butt in gear about finding Big Sister shirts. I'm really upset with MIL because I had bought the girls a ZhuZhu hamster to go in their bags. They both really like them, and I thought it would be something special to put in there. They'd think that Cameron got the hamsters for them. Well, MIL didn't listen to me, and she got Addison 2 for her birthday after I specificially told her not to. She's such an idiot sometimes...I swear! And you can't say anything like that around Daddy because he freaks out, but he makes the same comments. Whatever! I'm not sure if I'm going to keep the hamsters, or if I'll just add a little something extra in the bags. They both have some coloring pages. Maybe I'll buy an accessory for each of their hamsters and just call it a day. We'll see!
It's going to be a busy weekend. I've got a bridal shower this weekend and we've got some major cleaning to do. We ordered a new couch and recliner, and I'm anxiously awaiting that recliner. I'm having trouble sleeping at night because I can't get comfortable. I told Daddy that I was probably going to spend the last few weeks sleeping in the recliner. I don't know if it'll help or not, but it's worth a shot! Alright, I better go find the beasts a snack