Saturday, September 29, 2007

A scare

I woke up at about 11:30 last night having really strong contractions. My ob said go in if I have 4 or more an hour for more than 2 hours. I was having more than 4 but they got weaker so I kept talking myself out of going to the hospital. I kept thinking I'll give it one more half hour. I would hate to wake everyone up in the middle of the night and make the hour drive to the hospital just to have the contractions stop on the way.

I let Jody know what was going on around 3 since we was planning on going to the market. By this time the contractions weren't nearly as bad, just enough to eake me up when I tried to fall asleep. Finally around 4 I was able to go to sleep. Jody went ahead and left for the market with the assurance that he could be home in 10 minutes if need be.

This morning I was still crampy and felt yucky. After consulting with my sisters, I decided I should probably go in to L&D just to be safe. I was a nervous wreck when we got there. When the nurse took my vitals, my pulse was 139! My cervix wasn't dialating, but I was having contractions and they continued to pick up in intensity while I was being monitored. They had me try pushing fluids, but that didn't work so I got a shot of terbutaline. It made me shake really bad and my heart race. The contractions instantly eased up so they monitored me for a while to make sure the contractions didn't return since I live so far from the hospital. They checked me again before I left and I had made no progress.

The nurse gave me a shot of demerol and phenergan right before I left the hospital so my body would relax and I would sleep. I made it to the van and I was gone. Jody practically had to carry me into the house when we got home because I was so out of it. I've spent the rest of the day sleeping. No more contractions though. I'm suppose to take it easy the rest of the weekend and I have my regular ob appt Monday.

Sunday, September 23, 2007

More Olivia-isms

Olivia has become pretty much obsessed with babies and pregnancy lately. She likes to look through pregnancy and childbirth books with me and ask questions about the pictures. This has led to various discussions about the female anatomy.

Jody was out of town so the ILs watched Olivia and Paxton for me while I went to a meeting at church. While there, Olivia was praticing writing words. She wrote down O-V but she and MIL couldn't think of any words that started with that letter combination. When she told me about it, I immediately said the word O-V-E-R. MIL said that is what FIL suggested after the fact. After thinking a little more I said or O-V-A-R-Y. Olivia hollers, "I said that, but Mamaw wouldn't listen." Apparently, MIL didn't think a 5 year old would know that word. I told her that Olivia had the parts so she might as well know what they are called. Then Olivia blurts out, "And I have a vaginamus." I thought MIL was going to wet her pants right there.

Birth Control

As part of Olivia's lessons, she is making an alphabet book. After she studies a new letter of the alphabet, she cuts out pictures from a magazine that start with that letter and glues them to a piece of paper. The only magazine I've had recently is Parents magazine so she has been using it. The other day she was looking for pictures that began with a particular letter when she came across an advertisement for the Mirena IUD. It showed someone holding the IUD in the palm of their hand, presumably to show how small and unobtrusive the IUD would be in your uterus. Olivia asked what it was. The conversation went something like this:

O- What is that?
Me- An IUD
O- What's it for?
Me- To help a woman not have a baby
O- Does she have to keep it in her hand?
Me- {Trying not to laugh hysterically} No, it goes in her uterus

Wouldn't that be some form of birth control! Just carry it around in your hand all the time. ROFL

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Pain in the butt...or pelvis

The other day I was reflecting on my pasts pregnancies and found in odd that I didn't have the excruciating pelvis pain that I had when I was pregnant with Paxton. That was until I went grocery shopping yesterday. The last time I went grocery shopping, I told Jody that he would have to go with me from now on. By the time I got home I was exhausted and crampy. But Jody went out of town for the week and we hadn't gone grocery shopping in over three weeks, so we were in desperate need of food. Things were going ok until I added a 24 pack of bottled water to the cart. It went downhill from there. By the time I got to the checkout, I told the cashier that I had items on the bottom of my cart, but there was no way I was bending over the pick them up. My pelvis ached! And that isn't exactly a pain you can do a whole lot about. I hurt the rest of the day. Luckily a semi-good nights sleep helped with the pain. I'm 30 weeks today. I guess you could say it's all downhill from here.

Monday, September 3, 2007

Behold, the Crib

We set up the crib today. I have to admit I felt a bit panicked when Jody and FIL brought it in the house. OMH we're going to have a baby!! And it's going to live in this house!! I washed and ironed all the bedding. It was a lot of work but the outcome is outstanding. This is a crib memories are made of. Olivia is already using it for her dolls. It looks like we will be getting a lot of good use out of it.

Sunday, September 2, 2007

Diaper Duty

I've decided to use cloth diapers on this baby. I like the idea of less trash and saving money. I used them on Paxton for awhile until he started potty training. I've bought some diapers off the FSOT diapering boards, but I wanted to sew some of my own. After trying several free diaper patterns online, I broke down and bought the Very Baby AIO pattern. I just finished 8 newborn diapers. I'm so excited for my accomplishment. They look so cute and tiny. I can't wait to try out the newborn fluff on this little baby. Now, I'm wondering if I should make 6 or so more.


We've been having computer problems. I can't decide if we are cursed or if four machines dying on me is an unfortunate coincidence. BIL gave us a laptop to use in the meantime. Apparently the curse doesn't apply to this machine. It's slow and awkward, hence my blogging silence lately. Hopefully some RAM will speed things up a bit. And hopefully the curse (or whatever it is) will lift, and we will be able to have a regular machine again.