Peace of Mind is All I Want...: September 2007

Peace of Mind is All I Want...

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Had anothe rspotting incident last night accompanied by some wicked back pain. The baby was moving all over the place so I was pretty confident that she was just fine but I called the after hours line to see if they had any advice, etc. The nurse told me to take it easy, drink lots of fluid and lay on my left side (does anyone know why?) and call in the morning to see if my OB wants to see me. She did.

Luckily, everything is a-okay. Audrey was wiggling all over the place and they found her heartbeat right away beating steady and stong. Dr. checked my cervix (ouch) and tested my urine for bacteria (negative) - everything checked out just fine.

Looks like it may have been a blood vessel in my cervix or something like that. All is well though and that's all that matters.

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Monday, September 24, 2007

Last night was our first Bradley class. I was crazy excited for it all day and am pleased to report that it was just as awesome as I hoped it would be. I really liked the instructor right off the bat. She kept the class moving but still managed to answer everyone's questions. We learned some exercises, talked about nutrition and watched a few water births. I'm halfway contemplating switching from my OB to a birthing center/midwife situation but I don't know how gung ho Todd will be about that or if it's even the right thing to do.

In short, I'm really glad we elected to take this class. It'll be something I look forward to every week.

Thursday, September 20, 2007

23 weeks

So far, so good! Still not having any major issues with anything. Audrey's heartbeat was betwen 130 - 140 bpm at the OB today and I'm only up 4 lbs from pre-pregnancy weight. Yay!

I'm starting to get a bit uncomfortable, particularly in the evenings. My back gets a little achy and eating dinner is still a chore. I'm definitely more emotional the usual and the smallest thing sets me off. Poor Todd has been pretty good about dealing with my outbursts. Bless his heart.

The nursery is coming along. We've settled on paint colors and fabric, we just need to get our butts in gear and get the room cleared out so we can get started. I'm not exactly sure when that's going to happen but hopefully soon because I'm getting antsy.

We start our Bradley childbirth class this Sunday. It's ridiculous how excited I am. It will be nice to feel like I'm doing something to prepare for our baby.

In other news my poor sweet puppy has had a rough week. She got off of her leash on Sunday and started to chase our neighbor's cat. In the process she ran through some chicken wire and tore up her left "arm" pretty badly. But no, that didn't stop her. She found a small herd of deer and decided they were more interesting then the cat and started to pursue them. Luckily (well, not really) she smashed into a wall or otherwise she'd still probably be running. We took her to the emergency vet who gave her some painkillers but she was in too much pain for them to x-ray her (sob!). We kept an eye on her all week and she was steadily improving except for a lump on her paw. Back to the bet today and poor puppy has a tumor that's giving her some trouble when she steps on it. We have surgery scheduled on Monday but in the meantime she has one of those cones around her neck to keep from biting at her foot, she can't play outside or with other dogs and she's got more meds to take (including a sedative, thank goodness). Strangely, they didn't prescribe anything for her overprotective "parents". I'm sure she'll be fine, but my fingers are crossed that the biopsy of the tumor doesn't reveal anymore problems.

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Wednesday, September 05, 2007


I'd love to say that there's been so much excitement since my last blog but that would be a big, fat lie.

I have made a trip back home to visit the fam, celebrated my 32 birthday and had my first baby shower so I guess there has been some excitement but I still don't have much to update y'all on.

We are having a girl :-) We're going to name her Audrey :-) I feel her moving around almost everyday now :-) :-) :-)

My extremely talented mother in law is going to make her bedding, curtains, etc. Todd and I are trying to come to an agreement on colors/patterns/fabrics. Slowly but surely we're reaching a compromise.

That's it. I told you it was boring.

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