Friday, March 30, 2012

We have a birthday!

Well of course the baby is gonna come whenever it want's to come. We all know that but today we scheduled our c section date. So as long as the baby stays put the birthday is gonna be 5-23-2012. This was the only day my doctor was on call at the hospital that week. It just so happens to be meg dillon and leslie marcum's birthday as well. These have been two of my best friends. Leslie I have known for lik 11 years all the way back to some of my first days in the navy. I probably wouldn't of made it out of the navy alive without this chick. And MEghan.. well i've known her a few years too and i would not of made it thru nursing school without long ridiculous nights of studying with this lady. They are some of my favorite peeps so I thought it would be fitting if my baby could be born and share the same birthday as these two asweome ladies! neat huh? so we are shooting for the 23rd. Allan will be gone to africa till the 17th so i'm realllllllyyyyyy hoping this baby stays put. I'm a little nervous though because I just feel like she may want out of there. Lilly stayed put and didn't get very big. In fact she jsut didn't want to come out that's why we had a c section after hours of induced labor. But this baby doesn't feel as comfy and squirms alot and well she is weighing in at 4 lbs and 14 oz already which is about a lb heavier than she should be at this point sooo. They aren't worried about her being big because i'm having a c section anyway. I think i would perfer to have a chunky little baby at least then they don't feel so breakable. lol. Anyway that's all the news i have.

Saturday, March 24, 2012

couple more pics

Here are two other pictures that i took recently. I thought the girls looked cute hanging out by the pool. It's almost 90 degrees today so pretty hot. We are headed over to our friends house for a some bbq in a few minutes. Just thought i would share a few pictures.

Friday, March 23, 2012

31 weeks

this ultrasound picture was from 30 weeks but close enough right.. i couldn't remember if i had posted it on here. I think i just posted it on facebook. maybe??

Today we are 31 weeks. I've been debating to put up updates on this blog. I have from time to time thru this pregnancy but I'm thinking this might be my last. Nothing is really wrong. We have been thru quite a bit and I am scheduled to see a specialist about overnight insulin on monday which I am a bit worried about. Our regular doctor wouldn't prescribe anything because i stumped her. My day time sugar levels are fine. I watch what I eat and I move around quite a bit during the day. I am still working too so my sugars are usually low at work because I am on the move so much. However night time is a different animal. What i have is called the "dawn phenomenon," which happens during the night when hormones are released that trigger the liver to put out glucose. If there is not enough insulin in the body to counteract this, then blood glucose levels rise during the night, resulting in a high reading in the morning. So the answer is I have to take a night time dose of insulin the doctor has already said it. The problem is they don't know what or how much to give me. I'm worried because I'm usaully fine and undercontrol and i have mornings that I'm not high so i'm worried that i'll take a night time dose and do myself in or something. The part i'm having trouble with is that i will give it to myself before bed. If for some reason it's too high of a dose or my sugars are lower that day I'm worried because it's night time. I'm a nurse I know that people act funny and then generaly pass out when their sugars are too low..So if this happens presumably somebody would give you a shot of glucagon once you faint to bring blood sugar levels back up, which should work in less than 10 mins. Either that, or they just take you to the hospital and put you on a glucose drip. However, I'm worried because I take it at night which means i'll be asleep and how can you tell if i'm asleep or passed out from an insulin overdose.. this is where my brain goes and what keeps me worrying about this apt on monday. Second thing is allan has to leave again for a month so say i notice that my sugar is too low and i'm about to pass out.. no one is here with me. I'm very thankful that my mom is close by about 10 minutes down the road so if my senses are in tact I'm sure i could call her or 911.. if i'm well enough to do either.
So needless to say I'm worried about going on insulin. I give it to my patients everyday but that doesn't mean i want to be on it. Our next regular doctor apt is friday the 30th. We won't have another ultrasound on this day but we will meet with the doctor and pick a due date. well not due date a birthday. I'm having a scheduled c section this time so we will know when we are to have the baby as long as everything goes as planned. It's weird but i have felt like this baby will come early among other worries. I'm hoping it doesn't or allan may not be around. This is another scary thought. I'll have the baby whenever i have to but the thought that if it doesn't come on or after 39 weeks allan won't be here for it is not comforting at all. i guess some words of encouragment go along way. Everyone has been telling me not to concentrate on that and it will all go smoothly but it's still scary. I have a nice supportive family here and some really great friends but I want my husband to be here dang it! so that is our goal. Today we took a tour of the hospital together. It's very nice very new and soooooo much better than where i delivered in casper wy. thank you jesus. It has private rooms not shared for one and the shower isn't down the hall. makes me smile. I was fine in the hospital in casper but i had one bad attitude nurse and the accomadations weren't amazing and they may or may not let the husband spend the night. This room has fold out couches so that the support person can stay and no visiting hours. if you don't want visitors you just tell the nurse. It is a brand new hospital 5 minutes down the street from us so I am thankful for the small things. The nurse that gave us the tour was very helpful and explained everything and was nice so i'm hoping for a good experience.
So after this week i imagine we will have another apt maybe an ultrasound at 34 weeks and then at 36 weeks they will start bringing me in twice a week for ultrasounds to check the oxygenation of the baby. If it all looks good we won't deliver till 39ish weeks. So that's our plan. keep us in your thoughts and prayers and i'm sure i will post more about the baby once it is born. Until then i may post facebook updates from time to time about apts. you can catch me on there.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012


Today is simply gorgeous outside. We met up with my mom after we slept in till 930. That's late for us . We went and had lunch with mom at a Mexican food spot. Then we went to try's marketplace and got a few things. We bought a new umbrella for outside in the pool. We went with red patio cushions and umbrella. The splash of color is nice in the backyard. So when we got home we went outside and I cleaned the filters in the pool. Lilly has watered everything In the yard and made a fresh mud pie . I think we have been out here for 3 hours now. I'm enjoying having the day off. It's like 82 degree out today . Lilly swung in her porch swing for at least an hour. She is happy to be outside too. I guess it's time to go inside and do some dishes and stuff though. Hope everyone else is enjoying today!

Sunday, March 11, 2012

picture post of baby shower!

lilly and emma opened their gifts from the VA.
me opening presents.
autumn playing the dirty diaper game. lol.. i think this one was a melted kit kat maybe?kids out in the back yard playing in the sun. the food was so pretty. We had neat punch too that had rubber duckies floating in it. roses from mom to olivia and a diaper cake that serrah made.the cake made by serraha pretty center piece also made by serrah. another diaper cake in the form of a motorcycle that serrah made. all of her stuff was so cute.
the gatheringSome of the peeps at the kitchecn table waiting to eat.
jenn and autumn. i was sad that i didn't get more of autumns belly in the picture too. she is due at the same time as me.
lizzie and her sister. ( they made the cutest little tutu's for olivia)and last but not least... a pregnant picture of me. These may be the only ones you see so soak it in. lol. I swore off cameras till now and I wasn't thrilled about this one picture but hey you need at least one right..

Saturday, March 10, 2012

baby shower!

Today is baby shower day. I haven't posted in a while and i'm sorry. Things are always a whirlwind when allan is gone but this month they have been more of a whirlwind than usual. Mom is doing much better and her foot is okay now. They think it was a pinched nerve but it seems to have cleared up for now. I'm still monitoring my sugars. They are fine but it depends on my diet alot. If i eat what i'm suppose to they stay below if i eat what i want to... well lets say i had three pieces of pizza and a mt dew the other night and i could definetly see the affect lol. So I'm trying to watch what i eat. That's harder than you would think being pregnant cause i'm hungry like all the time and the good thing is that i have no room for food right now so i think i'm starving but then i only eat like half of my food.
So anyway today is baby shower day. I'm not sure who all is coming. I think most of the girls i work with can't come because they are working but i know linette, karen, mom, serrah, lizzie, cynthia, anna,jenn, and autumn are suppose to be coming. My mom looks like she is having the baby shower by herself. lol she has so many presents. She has started a collection. lol. i think cause she wasn't in the same state as me when we had our first child so she is celebrating twice as hard this time maybe .. I'll try to post pictures later.
I have to go start cutting fruit and feed my munchkin.
God is good all the time!