Now I know FOR SURE that preggo brain has been hitting me! When I posted last, I totally forgot about being sick. It totally consumed my week. The day after my OB appt., I came down with the worst head cold. The last time I had a cold so bad was when I was pg with Madilynn. I had a hard time sleeping, as everything would drain to one side or the other.
Now, I only mention this because I rarely get sick. I am one that hates to take any meds while pregnant, but by day 3, I was miserable. I called my OB's nurse and she called me back and told me to take sudafed. I did...only 3 doses over the next 24 hours, but still~I TOOK IT! It did not help much, so I didn't bother taking anymore. This stupid cold lasted for over a week! I have never sneezed or blown my nose so many times in my life. YUCK!
I thought this one from last week was funny!
I felt the baby kick! Wow, this is earlier than with any of my kiddos. I doubt that being only about 10lbs. less when pg had anything to do with it, but ya never know. I have been feeling occasional flutters for weeks, but as I was sitting here on the puter this late afternoon, I had a few very strong thumps. It definitely made me smile and then tear up...this is real.
Everything has been okay so far. I am still so tired and wanting to crash by 11 pm each night. And then I am so unmotivated to get stuff done during the day. Maybe my house is a mess, the bathrooms need a good cleaning, and the floors need to be scrubbed...but my kiddos ARE being taken care of~clean clothes on their bodies and food in their bellies. And lots of love, of course! I can't wait to get some energy though. I want my house to be back in order.
The BIG ultrasound is in a week...I am very anxious! I am sure I have said it before, but I really don't care what I am having. I just want a healthy baby. Seriously. And I have not had one of my gender dreams yet, which is odd. That would really suck if the baby doesn't cooperate! LOL
Posted March 8, 2007
So, yes, we are having a girl. It is SO NICE to know and actually call her by name and we are now thinking about how we are going to rearrange the kiddos' rooms. We are going to have to buy another crib, as I don't think Zack is ready to give up his. And I am looking at bedding, which is always fun. I need to go to Target to see what they have. I can always buy on Ebay, too.IT'S A...
The snickers bar worked and she was a very active little one. Weighing around 12 oz, she is measuring right on target. Never doubt mommy's intuition either...I have been right on the gender with all 4 of my kiddos!
And here is Calissah Leigh:
I was REALLY sick yesterday. All day. The dreaded stomach flu. Luckily, since my parents and IL's are in town (well, my IL's are staying...they moved here last week!), my mom came over and pretty much took care of the kids. Yesterday was such a blur. I started throwing up around 6 in the morning and then it was coming out of both ends for most of the day. I finally got some sprite down...and then a few crackers...just to have them come back up a couple of hours later. NOT FUN! Saturday night, both Madilynn and Sabreena had it. Madi got sick in her bed twice, while before bed, Bree had been throwing up practically non-stop for almost 2 hours. It sucks when you can't do anything for your kiddos but hold back their hair and clean up the mess. Anywho, I have had some gatorade today...and a bagel. So far, so good.
Wow, time is moving! I did not even realize it has been almost 3 weeks since I updated. Crazy!
We are getting ready to leave for vacation tomorrow~it is Spring Break and we were lucky enough to get our timeshare in Central Washington (booked it only a couple of weeks ago!). We have never been to that area, so I am kind of excited. Supposedly the condo is right on the lake's edge (Lake Chelan Shores) and there are lots of activities to keep us entertained. Plus, lots of little towns/cities are around, so we can always drive to other areas if we get bored. But I am looking forward to just relaxing. I really want to go fishing one of the days we are there...it has been so long! And we have a bbq on our patio, so you know I am looking forward to the food! hehehe
Baby has been pretty active~mainly at night when I am trying to get to sleep! She seems pretty calm during the day though. Let's hope that reverses after she is born. I have 3 really good sleepers, and cannot imagine having a child with sleep issues. Plus, with the kiddos having to share a room (currently, Bree and Madi share and Zack has his own), that will make it tough. Oh! I found the bedding I liked (on eBay) and was able to win both Sabreena's and Calissah's. It is too cute:
The walls in their bedroom are currently purple (light lavender-ish), so I am not sure if we are going to paint or not. I am not really a fan of white or tan walls, but I will go with what looks good! And I haven't even begun to think about what to do in Madi and Zack's room. Z is still really attached to his crib (sometimes he will go in his room and point to the crib and WANT to take a nap! And when I lay him down at night, he goes right to sleep without a peep), so we need to buy another crib and mattress and a twin bed. We are going to switch the furniture in each room. The nursery set will go in Bree/Lissah's room, while Bree's funriture will go into Madi/Zack's room. So Bree needs the new twin bed frame/headboard and Zack will get the new crib. So much to do....but no worries! :P
So, besides being tired and my left foot swelling, the pregnancy is going well. I need some energy though! I have so much to do and I know that although 17 weeks seems so far away, it WILL be here quickly. Part of me is still in shock, I think. LOL!
I had my 24 week appointment on Monday. Originally, it was scheduled for last Thursday, but we ended up being able to get a condo on Lake Chelan (timeshare) for Spring Break, so I cancelled it. Anywho, my appointment went okay. According to their scale, I am up 11lbs. in ONE MONTH! According to my scale, it is 7 lbs, but still. I have now gained as much as I did with my pregnancy with Zack! And I have how much longer to go? Uh oh! The nice thing is, my OB never even mentions the weight gain. Not like I can 'worry' about it now. But I told Davita (the nurse) that I haven't eaten any different in this pregnancy than I did with my others. She thinks that maybe cuz I started off at a less weight than with the others, that it may have something to do with it. I dunno~and I am trying not to worry about it. I will go back on my weight loss kick after she is born.
So, blood pressure was 124/78 and baby's hr was in the 130's. She was kicking so much, that the OB mentioned how active she was. My next appointment isn't until the beginning of May. And then if all is good, another 4 weeks 'til the next one. I was given the lovely drink for the glucose test. I am SO GLAD that they still offer the fruit punch...I don't think I can try the orange again. I couldn't even drink the whole bottle (of orange) the last time~I puked after 1/4 of it. But I could stomach the fruit punch one. Didn't like it, but at least I did not get sick.
This pregnancy is really moving so fast for me. We have SO MUCH to do to get ready for her. And no money to do it. I need to get into the garage and go through stuff and sell stuff on craigslist. A garage sale should bring us some extra money, too. Let's hope...
Off I go to clean up around here. I have a massage at 4:30 (insurance covers it! ), followed by an adjustment at the chiropractor's office. I am needing it!
Yep, that is right. It's been awhile since I updated. I have started an update half a dozen times, just to get sidetracked and not finish it. Well, I do have some stuff I posted in the past few weeks! hahaha
Posted June 25, 2007
Posted July 2, 2007Had a growth ultrasound today...and Calissah is gonna be one big girl! I have been measuring 3-4 weeks ahead the last few appointments, so my OB wanted to have her checked out. Well, according to the tech, she is approximately 7lbs 8oz!!! Some of her bones (ie: femur) were measuring at over 40 weeks. This pregnancy has been so different than my previous ones, and I feel so much bigger than with my last ones, too. I am not afraid of birthing a 9lb baby (my kiddos were 7lbs.13oz., 8lbs.2oz., and 8lbs.7oz.), but I am so set on being induced around my EDD...unless she has other plans and comes on her own!!! I won't be seeing my OB until the 2nd (she is on vacation this week), so I will know more then. Here's wishing that I can go another 4 weeks or so....
Posted July 5, 2007Not gonna make it to 40 weeks...Not by choice! I had my 36w appointment this morning and my OB went over the growth u/s results. I guess on some stuff, her estimates were closer to 8lbs! I measured 40w today, have lost 4lbs. in the last couple of weeks, bp was 118/80, baby's hr was in the 140's, Group B Strep was negative, and I still have trace protein in my urine. So we discussed the birth and she said there was no way I can go to 40 weeks (which is how far I have gone with all of my kiddos before being induced) and that I have 2 choices: schedule a c-section (I LOL'd at that one...there is no WAY I would voluntarily have a section when I have had 3 vaginal births!) or induce at least a week early. Strange to me, but the reasoning she gave for not letting me go to my EDD is because of shoulder dystocia during delivery...but who's to say that my baby has fat shoulders??? She said we can do another growth u/s in 2 weeks to see if she is still growing big...and then plan from there. She is supposed to call me this week to let me know her schedule and then I can get a tentative date for the induction. In my mind, I am just playing it by ear.
Posted July 7, 2007I was scheduled an induction date! Yep...the OB called me Tuesday and says she has booked me a room at the birthing center. I will be going in July 18th (at 11:45 pm) and having my lil' girl sometime on the 19th. I will be a day shy of 39 weeks. I am a bit skeptical, so part of me is hoping that the center is full of laboring mothers, so that I will get bumped! I have NEVER been induced before around 40 weeks or after, so this baby better be as big as they say. Hopefully my cervix will start dilating before then, too.
I was a bit productive...Of course, this was earlier in the week! Sabreena was in San Diego visiting her biological father (ie: sperm donor ) until the 4th, so I got busy on her room, which will also be the nursery.
Her new bed
This was how much I got done the first night. I had to leave all of the hammering until the next day, as Madi and Zack were asleep in the bedroom next to this one.
And the next day, I got Calissah's crib put together (after taking it apart to change rooms~Zack had been sleeping in it!) and started to get stuff put where it should be. Still a lot to do, but I will get it done...
I will update more later...