Monday, June 30, 2008

Well I am still on bed rest, the end of this week it will be a month since going on bed rest. I was hoping that the doc would take me off of it on Friday, but she didn't. But she did say I was doing well and that I could go out to eat twice a week! I am now hoping that each time I go to the doctor, which is every two weeks, she will let me do a little bit more. I won't push it to much though. She said that I will eventually have to go to the hospital for twice weekly testing. I am not for sure what kind of testing it will be, but my friend had to go and do twice weekly non-stress tests. Which include ultra sounds, hearing the baby's heart beat and being hooked up to other monitors. I would be ok with that, I love the ultra sounds! But like I said I am not for sure what they will be. I think that is all for now. My next doctor's appointment will be July 11th and I will have to do the 1 hour glucose test. So hopefully I will pass that, so I don't have to go back for the 3 hour glucose test.

Thursday, June 26, 2008

baby borrowers

So did anyone happen to catch the new show on NBC called Baby Borrowers? I tell you what I was laughing at one of the young couples because the girl couldn't even get through 30 minutes of wearing the pregnancy body thing! And she wants to be pregnant and have a baby!!! I mean come on now when you are really pregnant you can't just take off the belly and the boobs because you feel like you look fat! I tell you what lets put some of these girls on bed rest while wearing the belly and see how they do then! I think that all teens should go through this as part of birth control! It is not only good for the girls but for the guys as well. I think that some of them are seeing that it is a much bigger responsibility than they thought!

Wednesday, June 25, 2008


So yesterday was not fun. I was sick! I threw up twice, which wasn't fun at all. After the first time I called the doctor and they had me take some medicine and said to call back if I threw up more than 3 more times with in the hour. Thankfully I only did one more time. Justin was great because after the second time I just called him crying and said "baby can you come home" and he said yes and that was that. He sat in the bedroom with me all day while I slept, he played on the computer. I hope all that is over though. So far today I am doing good, but I am going to wait to eat anything with cheese or dairy until Justin gets home!

Sunday, June 22, 2008


So from what I can tell I have started having Braxton Hicks contractions. This morning I woke up and my belly was hard as a rock! I wasn't sure what was going on, but I asked my friend, who just had a baby, and she said it was probably Braxton Hicks contractions. So when I got home (ok, honestly it was after my 3 hour nap) I looked up more info on these contractions. It sounds like that is what I have had and had this afternoon too. While I am still uncomfortable, it makes me not worry knowing that it is normal! Anyways, Justin was great this afternoon when I didn't feel comfortable and he rubbed my back and turned on my calming music. I slept great after that! I am so blessed to have such a giving husband.

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

high risk doctor...

So today we had our appointment with the high risk doctor and everything was looking good! We had an ultrasound done, which I think is the best thing to come out of this whole event! We got some really good pictures of our little one, including some 3d/4d ones!!! It was so neat! We could see him opening his mouth and then shutting it again. We will go back in one month to have another set of ultra sounds done, which I am totally excited about! I will put some pics on the blog as soon as we have them scanned. Oh so more details about what the doctor said. He feels like according to the ultra sound everything is looking good. The baby is developing as he should and the blood flow is good. He said to just keep track of blood pressure like I am and to watch out for headaches that won't go away, dizziness, and spots in my eyes that don't go away. I go back to my regular OB next Friday so we will see what she says in response to what the High Risk OB says. It would rock if she took me off of bed rest, but I am not counting on it. :)

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

bed rest (yes still)

So I am not going to lie. Bed rest is not the relaxing vacation most people think it will be. It is more like being imprisoned in your own house. Being scared that if you do to much you will hurt the baby, but at the same time being scared that if you don't do at least something you might go crazy and well in turn hurt the baby. I don't know how they think this is supposed to reduce my stress and lower my blood pressure. Thank God I have a wonderful, wonderful, WONDERFUL husband. I can't say enough about Justin. He has truly been my encouragement during this time. And while it has only been about 2 weeks, he is so strong and keeps up with things that need to be done. I respect him so much.

Well that is all for now. I may begin to write everyday so I don't just watch TV all day! Please keep Justin, Ian and me in your prayers. We all need strength right now.

Monday, June 16, 2008

Good verses

So I just wanted to share part of a Psalm that might be encouraging to some, it may just be a Psalm to others... (you really should read the entire Psalm!)

Psalms 77:4-15
4 You don't let me sleep. I am too distressed even to pray! 5 I think of the good old days, long since ended, 6 when my nights were filled with joyful songs. I search my soul and ponder the difference now. 7 Has the Lord rejected me forever? Will he never again be kind to me? 8 Is his unfailing love gone forever? Have his promises permanently failed? 9 Has God forgotten to be gracious? Has he slammed the door on his compassion? 10 And I said, "This is my fate; the Most Hight has turned his hand against me" 11 But then I recall all you have done, O Lord; I remember your wonderful deeds of long ago. 12 They are constantly in my thoughts. I cannot stop thinking about your mighty works. 13 O God, your ways are holy. Is there any God as might as you? 14 You are the God of great wonders! You demonstrate your awesome power among the nations. 15 By your strong arm, you redeemed your people, the descendants of Jacob and Joseph.

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

From Little Rock to bed rest...

So last week Justin and I got to go to Little Rock, AK. He had a conference to go to for work, so while he was busy during the day I got to hang out by the pool or go to the mall. Towards the end of the trip though my allergies started to bother me and by the time we got home on Wednesday night they were still bad, if not worse. So then by Friday I had this headache that wouldn't go away with tylenol so Justin and I decided to call the doctor to see if she would recommend anything else I could take for it. She ended up having me come in to the office so they could check my blood pressure. It turns out it was, in my doctor's opinion, high. So she sent me to Mercy Hospital to have some tests run. I was there for about 4 1/2 hours. They sent me home and told me I had to be on bed rest and do this 24 hour urine test (I had to pee in a cup EVERY TIME I went to the bathroom and then keep it in a jug, not fun). So then on Saturday we took the jug back up to the hospital and they told me I had to remain on bed rest until I heard from my doctor! So of course first thing Monday morning I called the doctors office to see if they could tell me more. The nurse said that since I had an appointment scheduled for Friday anyway that I needed to remain on bed rest until then! I couldn't believe what I was hearing. I mean don't get me wrong, if this is what is best I would do it, but we had no answers as to why this was happening or anything. So Tuesday morning I decided to call the doctor again to see if I could get in earlier. They got me in today! I was very glad about that. Of course we still didn't hear what we wanted to (you know that I could get off of bed rest completely and live my normal life). She said I had to stay on moderate bed rest, meaning I can get up to make my lunch, check my email, go to the bathroom, shower, but other than that I am to rest the rest of the day. I can go to church and I can go once a week to my allergy doctor to get my allergy shot, as long as I sit down the entire time. So that is what has been going on this week. I do thank God that we have a doctor who cares about us and wants what is best. I am also going to have to start seeing a high risk doctor in addition to my normal OB doctor.