Wednesday, November 30, 2011

A Month of Bed rest and Only Slightly Insane

Today is the one month mark that I have been on bed rest. For four weeks I have taken up residence on the couch/ in the bed. I am proud to say that I have done a good job, and am only going slightly insane, with some days being worse than others. I skipped blogging week 3, but lets face it, when your on bed rest there really isn't much that is interesting to tell.

I think I really started to go stir crazy last week with all the family up for Thanksgiving. I really wanted to be more interactive than I could be. Plus, with gestational diabetes, I didn't get to partake in the usual holiday goods. Which leads to my other point of frustration. Because I'm on bed rest, my blood sugar numbers have been so unpredictable. I've followed the diet to the letter and still would come up with high numbers, or if I ate something that gave me perfect numbers one day, and had the exact same thing the next, my numbers would be high. So frustrating! However, this week I think we finally found the magic dose of my medicine. I've had perfect numbers all week...until lunch today, but more on that later.

I had my high risk appointment today. The plus to being high risk is that I get to see Maddox every two weeks. He is a growing boy. He currently weighs 4lbs 2oz, and from the 3d/4d ultrasounds, he looks more like me. Which is funny, because Kamdyn looked exactly like Will.  I can't wait to see him for real and compare all of his features. Dr. Mirabile decided to go ahead and give me the steroid shots for lung development, because this week really closes the window on the shots being effective should we need them.  Let me tell you, that steroid shot did not feel good. I almost said a bad word, and I am not a cusser. The bad thing is I have to go get my 2nd one tomorrow.  Also, Dr. Mirabile told me the shot would screw up my blood sugars, and sure enough, at lunch today I had the highest numbers I had had ever!

After our appointment, Will and I toured the maternity ward in Norman. I was very impressed with the facility and think it will be a great experience. We also got the paperwork to pre register.

The best news came a few hours after my appointment. My Ffn test came back negative, which should buy me two more weeks of not having to worry to much about pre term labor. That will get us to our first short term goal of  34 weeks. Also, that means I get to go home on Saturday for a few hours for my baby shower. This excites me to no end, not so much because of the shower, which will be great, but to be able to socialize and feel somewhat normal for a few hours. Think about it, I'm in Norman so I don't get many visitors, and I'm on strict bed rest, so the only outside world I get to see is from here to the doctor and back. I get excited for my 5 minute every other day shower, so this is pure excitement.

All in all, it has been a fabulous day, even with the painful shot. It amazes me that in just weeks Maddox will be here. We hope to make it to 36 weeks which would make Maddox a Christmas baby. Anything after 36 would just be a bonus. Family is already taking bets on when he will make his grand enterance. Until  next time, I'll leave you with a few pictures...I posted these on facebook too a couple of days ago, so sorry for the repeats.

Me when I was a baby.

 And another....I'm digging my dad's hair and glasses....and the fake library in the background.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Bed rest week 2 and doctor drama

This week has not been much different than the last...more laying on the bed/couch. I did get to go home Sunday. It was great to sleep in my own bed. I went home because I had an appointment with my Ardmore doctor on Monday. However, when I got to my appointment they told me I didn't have an appointment, and were very rude by the way. So I showednthem my appointment card and they had to work me in with a doctor I don't normally see.

I've been going to the same doctor since I moved back to Ardmore, but throughout this pregnancy there have been several missteps, and things just seem so unorganized. Almost every appointment I went to, something off would happen, so Monday was the final straw. I won't get into the details, but at my appointment with Dr. Mirabile today, I had him refer me to a new doctor. I've already filled out the new patient paperwork.

So, looks like I will be delivering in Norman...God's country. It makes me feel better knowing that whenever I deliver there will be a NICU. Plus the hospital is less than 10 minutes from mom and dad's, and the best part according to my mom is that it's right next to Tecumseh Rd Sonic. My mom knows all the Sonics in a 40 mile radius and has them ranked. Tecumseh is #1 on the list. Which of course is why I picked Norman LoL.

I still haven't heard back from my ffn test, so I guess I will call the doctor in the morning. Hopefully I passed. Maddox is weighing in at 3.1 lbs, and I want to give him a few more weeks to cook.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Bed rest week one

So, I've been on bed rest for 1 week today... It feels much longer. I don't have much to blog about because as bed rest goes, I go nowhere and do nothing. Needless to say, I'm a little bored and a little stir crazy. My boss, Julie, did stop by and see me yesterday. It was so nice to see a familiar face. Being in OKC, I don't really have company besides mom. It's been hard for me being away from Will, I look forward to seeing him on the weekends. I have my next appointment Wednesday. Hopefully everything wil be the same,if not better. Still no new phone yet. I'm hoping Will will get it for me this weekend,so bear with met through misspelled texts. Until next time... Have a great week.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Another Sugar Rush...Bedrest...and Phone Issues

My week started out  with an appointment to Dr. Kimbrough on Monday. Last time I went I had the dreaded glucose test. She had told me they would get the results in a few days and if I didn't hear from them I passed and we would go over the results at my next appointment (this one). So they listened to the heartbeat measured me etc, and then she said you took your glucose test right? I told her yes and she said we should get your results in a few days. I then told her no, I took it last time. They didn't have my results in the system, so finally they got them and I failed by  a couple of points, so now, I get to do the 3 hour test. JOY.

Today I went to Dr. Mirabile, my high risk dr. I go every two weeks, and they do a fetal fibernectin test every time I go. If it comes back negative there is like a 99% chance I won't  go into labor in the next 2 weeks, but if it comes back positive, I could. Thankfully today it came back negative. We  are hoping for at least 6 more weeks. I am 28 weeks 3 days today. However, the doctor did put me on bedrest because my cervix had shortened 4 mm in 2 weeks, and was already borderline to begin with. He said 1 more millimeter, and it won't matter if I pass the ffn tests or not, they will start giving me steroid shots to develop Maddox's lungs.

Thankfully mom and dad have a house in Moore for when dad is in session, so I will be on bedrest there. I want to be as close to Mercy's NICU  as possible just in case I go into labor before 34 weeks. So now, between Mom, Dad and Will, they have to work out a babysitting schedule for me because I can't be there by myself in case I go into labor. Be in prayer for Will and I because it will be very hard to be away from him through most of the week. He will probably only be able to be there on the weekends. Not the most ideal situation, but we have to do what is best for Maddox.

To add to my frustration, my phone is being stupid (btw this is the 4th phone I've been through, but I don't want to upgrade because we are switching service this month) Today anytime someone would call me and I would try to answer, it would hang up. Sorry if you tried to call me. Also, it won't let me text numbers, and my s and a only work sometimes. So bear with me if you get a text with a number spelled out, or lots of s' and a's missing. I plan on getting a new phone next week. Thank the Lord!