Sunday, February 27, 2011

30 weeks!

I am so ready for March! Ready for warm weather and more daylight. January and February were so BLAH...which is why I haven't blogged very much. So now I'm playing catch up before the new month begins!

Me and Audrey on our last snow day (2/10/11)

Helping make Valentine's Day cupcakes

I've been trying to get into the lab to get my glucose screening done but something always seems to get in the way! Afternoon meetings, illness, ugh! I finally got up early on Saturday and went...only to get there and realize my lab slip was still at home. So I decided to take Audrey to Krispy Kreme for breakfast. She loved watching the doughnuts being made. When she was looking at the display case she kept saying, "Open it!" Then we went to Target to kill time before dance class. They were celebrating Dr. Suess's birthday, so we got a goody bag and she listened to Cat in the Hat.

I'm 30 weeks 1 day and feel pretty good. My feet don't seem to swell very much unless I have an extended day. I so look forward to hot showers and my heated mattress pad at the end of each night. It's getting so hard to breathe and if I sit for too long my ribs start to ache from being squished. I know this will go away when the baby drops, but that means I'll be waddling around and super uncomfortable when standing and walking. I hate to sound like I'm complaining all the actuality I love being pregnant and every time the baby moves I'm reminded of how lucky we are!

My next appt isn't until 3/'s been such a pain scheduling these appts b/c the latest is usually at 4:00 and that's usually when I'm leaving school! Luckily I work with an awesome staff that are happy to cover my class during dismissal time so I can leave early. I need to save all the time I can for when BB gets here! I'm really hoping to make it to our due date so that I only have to return for the last few days of school. There's no way I want to miss out on those, esp since I've been with my kids for 2 years.

Audrey, my sweet girl! I miss her so much when I'm not around. I just love her little personality and she's so good! She loves to listen to music in the car. When a song is over she'll say, "SONG!" and we have to find another one right away. She talks all of the time and I never get tired of listening to her. She's gotten so good at saying "please" and "thank you." Her smile completely brightens the room and I can't help but kiss all over her. I absolutely cannot wait to meet this next baby and see what new joys we get to experience. I really, really love being a momma!

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Things I can't wait to forget...


It was a giant suck fest. It started on Monday (of course!) I got an email from Chris saying that Audrey had ben sick and that he was taking care of her. When I got home she was relaxing on the couch. She didn't get sick the rest of the night and slept great. So Tuesday I'm at work and about mid-morning I get another email...Audrey is getting sick again! I get her from Grandma's and she definitely looks miserable. She fell asleep on the way home and about 5 minutes from the house she woke up and puked, a lot. I got her home, cleaned her up and got her settled on the couch. She was ok the rest of the night but by this point she hadn't been eating or drinking anything (and what little she did consume would come right up.) We put her to bed at regular time but she was up soon afterwards getting sick. When she would throw up she'd say, "I sorry!" Heartbreaking.

Chris spent the night on the couch while Audrey stayed in the bed with me. After just a couple of throwing up/diarrhea episodes she was fast asleep and slept all night. Meanwhile I was up at 3:00 with the same symptoms as Audrey. So gross :( Luckily I was able to sleep off and on; even better- Audrey slept until nearly 10:00! Chris worked from home and watched Audrey while I stayed in bed most of the day. By the afternoon I was still not keeping anything down and my legs were so crampy. I was pretty sure I'd be taking a trip to the ER to get fluids but really didn't want to. By dinner I was keeping down food and water. Tylenol took away the cramps but I was still very nauseated and weak.

I was surprisingly much better on Thursday morning so I went to work and was fine (just had to sit down a lot b/c I was still feeling weak.) I was supposed to have my 28w check up and 1 hr glucose test. But they scheduled me too late and while I did get checked, I have to take the glucose sometime this week. I weighed in at 139, no weight gain since last time. They're not concerned but I think that's so strange b/c I haven't had a change in my diet. My belly feels really big, I feel like I'm carrying low and for the past 2 days I've had a terrible cramping in my lower left side. I honestly don't remember all of these aches and pains the first time around!

That brings us to Friday. It was a pretty awesome day (the weather....GORGEOUS!) until I picked up Audrey. She'd had diarrhea twice that day and not a single wet diaper. The nurse's line suggested we take her to the ER so we met Chris there. She was acting perfectly fine....playing, talking, just being very well behaved. They took her temperature and wrapped some kind of bandage-looking thing that had a red light on it around her thumb (checking her oxygen levels.) We waited forever to get into a room and she was still doing great. I can't really go into detail about the rest of the visit because they're too awful and traumatic. I had no idea what we were getting into. They drew blood, catheterized her, and gave her an iv. I truly hope we never have to go through that again, with her or with any of our children. I have to say that once she had the iv in and everything was over, she was amazing. She rested and was SO good the rest of our stay. We got home around 11:00 and she slept all night, waking in the morning with a full diaper and an appetite. Our girl is back, healthy and happy.

What a week. I'm so glad it's over and done with. We are ready for warm weather and all the goodness it brings :)

Friday, February 11, 2011

I'm so mad at this baby right now.

It really feels like I could puke from this excruciating pain in my ribs. I went to bed before 8:00 (I know, lame!) and felt fine. At about 10:30 I awoke with this major soreness in my left ribcage. It comes in waves but never lets up very much at all. I just ate some ice cream hoping the sugar will get him/her to move the eff out (plus I wanted ice cream.) Then I remembered I had some Tylenol w/codeine. I'm hoping that kicks in real soon, like 10 minutes ago. If the pain won't go away at least I can be knocked out. Seriously, kid, I've got things to do tomorrow...please give Momma a break!

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Where did my baby go?!

I'm not one to be all depressed at over at how fast she's grown, but's like all of a sudden she's such a KID. The things she says, the way she behaves. It's kind of overwhelming sometimes (in a good way, though!) Just recently, for example, she's demanding and needs certain things at certain times. This morning she woke up and wanted her "Shoes on? Tutu on? Bow on?" When she sits down to eat she asks for her "friends" (Mickey, Minnie, the whole gang.) I love this stage, the beginnings of 2-way communication.

I've been noticing it for awhile, but it really hit me yesterday as I watched her in dance class. She was doing things that she couldn't/wouldn't do just a few months ago when she first started. Simple things, like standing still on her star, watching and copying the teacher. I just love watching her learn and grow. We've been working on colors and I *think* she finally knows them all! She knows all of her shapes too. I started teaching her a few signs last week (please, thank you, eat, love, baby.) Not that there's any point, other than I think it's fun and cute! She gets pretty excited about it too. Her memory is so good! When we watch an episode of Mickey or we read a book, she tells me what's about to happen. I can't wait to see what she's like in school...hopefully she'll continue to love reading and be as enthusiastic about learning. Fingers crossed!

Her favorite new phrase is "I'm funny!" Anytime she does something silly she says it. When Chris does something funny she says, "Dad's funny!!" It's....funny :) She's also been saying "I did it!" an awful lot!

I'm feeling good at 27 weeks, but I'm trying to stay off my feet as much as possible to avoid swollen ankles and back pain. It's hard to believe I'm starting my 3rd trimester... I'm really enjoying the peace and the predictability of our routines...once Baby Burns is here it will be complete chaos! But I am so looking forward to meeting him/her and helping Audrey make the transition from "one and only" to "big sister."

27w 1d