Thursday, September 30, 2010

Great Baby News

My Dr.'s apt went wonderfully yesterday. I got steriods on the left cheek yesterday and I leave in an hour to get them on the right one today hehe, ouch! Good news though is Maddi had steroids and Kenna did not and although neither had any breathing issues, Maddi's were more than 2X the surfactant level (tested via amnio 1 days before delivery) than Kenna's. I do beleive in steroids after that. Anyhow, I get my group B strep test thursday and baby day is scheduled for Sunday October 17th!!! I get to meet my lil man soon:) For now I will be taking lots of pepsid, resting up, cleaning, decorating for Halloween so my lil pumpkin comes home to a very colorful house, and daydreaming of 17, hopefully short days from now when I get to lay eyes on my lil guy who will make all the pain and discomfort in the world worth it.Praise God, I am almost there......I pray daily that each day will move as quickly and painlessly as possible.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

21 Days

OUCH!!! OUCH!!! OUCH!!! It hurts. I think 26 is too old for pregnancy...I just aint copin like I did when I was 16. Lemme just complain real quick. My tailbone/butt aches down my left side to my toe, I grunt when I bend over, I am contracting every 8-10 minutes for days and days now and some realllllly hurt, my right rib cage feels like its bruised, the left of my belly button feels torn inside, my hips ache, I cry nonstop for any reason, my heart keeps having millions of PVC's, I have heartburn from HELL, and lastly I have to pee every 2 seconds and I am sick of it. I go to the Dr tomorrow and I will let you know what he says. 33 weeks tomorrow!!! WOOHOOO for making it that far, hopefully my body hangs on even in this agony, but I feel like I am hangin by a VERY thin thread.

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Happy Birthday Kayla 10, and Kenna 3!!!!

Kenna got a new Jesse doll among lots of other fun stuff

Kayla with some warm new boots from Aunt Jenahe

The WHOLE gang! 19 of us in total

Grandma being silly with the girls

Girls just havin fun and cake!

My sis and I! Preggo together again. This is her second.

Tailgate cake and present before entering the rodeo! woohoo

A ladybug cake for the ladies!

We had such a fun night. Having a birthday at the rodeo couldn't have worked out better. All our family showed up and helped make the night extra special for the girls:) It was so nice to see all our family too since we have moved away its far and few between. Kayla is now a big 10 year old and Kenna is 3(well technically they will be these ages on Tuesday, Sept 28, their real bday).....but for now they are all celebrated out!

Friday, September 24, 2010

A Question For Readers About Early Babes

If you had a premature delivery, can you tell me how everything went....steriods or not, hospital time and for how long, size of baby and how far along you were in pregnancy as well as vag/section. I am really dilating and trying to be careful as I feel like my body is a time bomb. I am miserably uncomfortable, but I do not wish to have Jesse quite yet as he is obviously not cooked. I am scared he will have so much NICU time and I would be devastated. Each day I keep him in at this point helps me to feel that much better, but I feel almost certain we wont make it to the projected induction around the 20th of Oct. I am contracting so much and I just know my body is reaching a point of major irritability with the pregnancy. I can't explain it, but somehow I feel deeply that my body is trying to end this pregnancy very shortly. I don't think I am going to last much longer. I want as many stories as I can get...all the gory details! I get steriods for his lungs next week @33 weeks on the dot and I am PRAYING like crazy to AT least hold out til then if not another week beyond that.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Finally! 32 weeks and a few days

I think we have a MIGHTY big boy on our hands. I never get this big at this stage. This is larger than I was at delivery with Maddi who weighed 6.6 pounds

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

28 days at most!!

I have 21-28 days til delivery now(depending on my dr visit next week). I am getting more and more anxious by the day. I am so excited to meet my lil guy, but so nervous with him being a boy as to whether or not he will be healthy enough to room with me and go home with me. This has been absolutely the roughest end of pregnancy for me. I'm having terrible tailbone pain coupled with nonstop "girl" issues/infections despite tons of yogurt and almost no sugar in my diet, bouts of minor svt(minor being heartrates under 200) several times a week, a very large belly and heartburn like crazy. To top it all off I have been contracting 7-10 minutes apart for 4 days now. I am 2-3 cm dilated and 70%+ effaced so I am not even sure I will make it to induction. Of course the selfish part of me does not want to make it, but for Jesse's sake, I know its best if I can make it, but my body may have other plans. I feel he is VERY large as I have never been one to get too big of a bump during pregnancy and I look as though I swallowed 2 basketballs right now. I am pretty big. I have gained my normal amount, but my belly is just huge. I will hopefully get a new camera today and post pics later on. I get steroids for his lungs next Wednesday so that will ease my mind some.

On a lighter note, HAPPY first day of fall! Its beautiful here, about 45 degrees and raining with lots of fog. It feels so festive. I am making cranberry pork roast for dinner and counting down til Oct 1st so I can pull out all the halloweeny decor:) This Friday is Kayla's 10th and Kenna's 3rd b-day party(their actual b-day is Sept 28th....yes born on the same day:)). We are taking them to a rodeo with all our friends and family. We plan to do tailgate cake and gifts before we go into the actual rodeo so it should be a really fun and a memorable birthday for them. We are all really looking forward to that Friday night!

Saturday, September 18, 2010

I Want Feedback- You Mean Exercise is Not Magic?

Okay, so as most know, I am thin with a descent amount of muscle. Why on earth would I even think to change a thing as far as nutrition and workouts? Well, I recently read the book, French Women Don't Get Fat. It wasn't monumental or life altering really, just common sense.....except for her thoughts on work outs. I was shocked to read that she felt gyms were a waste and so were sports and that we need to just be active daily and exert ourselves cooking, cleaning, walking or doing whatever it is we do. I already do those things and exert myself on top of a difficult workout 5-6 mornings a week on top of a walk 5-6 evenings a week. My walks are usually 1-2 miles. I never considered that I worked out too much. I started researching online and came up with all these websites.......

cardio is for dummies!

Too much exercise can make you fat

High-Intensity Cardio = High Cortisol = Stress

Why Exercise Won't Make You Thin (Time Magazine, make sure to read all 4 pages),8599,1914857-1,00.html

Cardio Bad for Fat Loss and Your Health?

There are plenty more out there, but these just name a few I read. I have to admit at this time I think I had an AHA moment. I have battled chronic issues with low immune function(I get sick with fevers and weird stuff like A LOT......sometimes up to once a month) which has lead to testing for everything including LUPUS over the years(thankfully all were negative). I began having chronically low potassium and magnesium since 2003 when funny enough is the first year I began to really work on fitness. In 2006 I was diagnosed with SVT and began having terrible issues with PVCs in my heart. I have always done very prolonged cardio sessions assuming I was helping my health. No one has EVER told me nor have I ever read that workouts on top of a very active lifestyle such as my own could actually do harm. To boot, I eat more than my husband who by the way does NOT work out. I cannot believe I may have been overdoing it and hurting my body and probably not really doing much weight wise because I eat so much due to high hunger from so much activity. I have also battled insomnia on and off to which I assumed the cure would be.......MORE cardio haha! Same with anxiety. I ended up on buspirone 2 years ago trying to combat anxiety issues and the psych's guessed it, work out more! Strange little epiphany I am having. What are your thoughts? My life is very active. We LOVE to walk all over and hike as a family and do so 3-4 days a week, the other couple days I walk with kids while Nate's at work. I believe whole heartedly in strength training with light weights(heavy weights cause me too many PVCs in my heart) and I plan to continue a moderate 2X a week weight training regime, but starting 3 days ago I quit cardio beyond our walks or hikes. Its kind of an experiment to see what happens. Interestingly, my hunger issues have slowed down which is so nice. I hate walking through somewhere and hunger will be so intense I feel faint if I don't eat immediately. I also seem to have so much more energy during the day to care for the house and my mood is improved which is odd. I would think I would have slumped off into depression quitting cold turkey from so many intense workouts. I have more patience for the kids and the pregnancy and feel great. Guess we will see how it continues. All right, your turn, weigh in! haha no pun intended :)

Monday, September 13, 2010

Ok I know I know

I just said I would stop bloggin all my negative nelly stuff, but really I feel the world is pooing on me. Dr just called, failed my 1 hour glucose and get to go tomorrow morning for the 3 hour one. I had gestational diabetes with Kenna and I have been feeling the same symptoms, weird vision, a lot of dizzy spells and irritability which makes sense why I failed. She was 7.1 lbs a whole month early so Jesse may very well be a heffer too.

What can I say

36 days and it feels like a daunting year I have left. I broke my tailbone last year on thanksgiving(for the second time) and the misery in my low back and shooting down my legs is really making for a tough end of pregnancy. Sleep is hard to come by at this point between low back pain and heartburn fire. I hate to sound whiny so I best not be blogging much lately in order to keep down my negativity! I feel so guilty even being a negative nelly as I know how much someone out there may be reading this and unable to even get pregnant thinking about what a jerk I am. I just really think each pregnancy gets a little harder to swallow. This is my 11th pregnancy, 7th hopefully live baby and I am just not feelin being pregnant at this stage of the game. I cannot wait until next month. Patience is a virtue I am wishing for more of these days as I wait and wait and wait. I don't think it helps either that we moved from our support system to this mountain where we aren't loving it so much. Its beautiful, but there are a lot of really really strange people up here and amazingly a lot of druggies. Nate has been working a lot of cases and overtime. Its definately not a good place to raise kids and we will be hitting the road in 10 months when our lease is up.

Friday, September 10, 2010

39 days~~~

Well, we're getting there. Less than 40 days feels decently close. Actually, the weather has cooled off tons and flipped to very cold and I am suddenly no longer miserable. I didn't realize actually I did realize what a number the heat was playing on my swelling and misery. I instantly deswelled and feel very comfortable for a woman who's giving birth in 39 days, so YAY for that. I am very happily enjoying walking in the whipping cold wind and fog and drinking warm tea while watching all the rain and fog from the windows. I can tell snow won't be too far off. The weather is sunny and beautifully clear today, but still breezy and chilly and its so nice to finally be able to enjoy cups of hot coa coa, coffee and herbal tea along with more wintry dishes at meal time.

Friday, September 3, 2010

46 Days

I know I will make it, but I am feeling so large, uncoordinated, uncomfortable and a tad on the whiny side. I am doing my best to keep up energy wise and put on a smile, but inside I think curling up in the fetal position in a corner for the next 46 days would be an awesome plan too! We don't have a/c up here in the mountains and so far its been OK, not great. It does get very warm here somedays to not have a/c especially with a big belly overheating me. I long for fall or delivery to come fast. This week we are supposed to have another major cool down, reaching only mid 60's during the day and I cannot tell you how excited that makes me. I will just be very happy to be unpregnant and have lil Jesse bear in my arms and the whirlwind of holidays and all the warm fuzzy stuff. I know its yet to come, but the days until then seem long and achy. Off to start the day, dye my hair, work out, homeschool, fix lunch, walk, clean up the kids and then head to dinner at a new neighbor's house. Let the force be with me!! hehehe