Friday, September 28, 2007

Makenna's first trip to the ER...and better be her last!

So tonight after getting home from dinner, I took Makenna by the hand and started leading her to her room to get her jammies on. At that moment Charlie decided he was going to tickle her, so she threw herself down with her hand firmly grasped in my hand. I felt a pop, but it was nothing more than the 'normal' pop of joints when we're swinging her around and what not, and she didn't cry right away so I didn't worry or think twice about it. However, by the time I got her to her bedroom to put her jammies on, she was grabbing her elbow and saying boo-boo and had started to cry at that point.
At first her cries were easily quieted by distracting her, so I didn't worry about it, but they got harder and harder to calm, and she just let her arm danlge at her side. I called the emergency on-call pediatrician and he told us to go to the ER. At this point she was crying hard, non-stop, so I was officially worried.
We got to the ER, met with the triage nurse and sat in the waiting room for about 20 minutes before Mak got antsy and started exploring. About 10 minutes later, we notice she is using her arm more and more and is actually putting weight on it and picking up her teddy bear and her blankie with it. The final test was "Itsy Bitsy Spider"...she performed the arm/hand motions flawlessly.
So after much debate and a 'surprise' visit from Grandma, we decided to talk to the triage nurse again and see what she thought. She couldn't legally tell us to go home, but she strongly hinted..."We're here 24/7 so if the symptoms 'mysteriously' reappear, you know where to find us, I have 4 daughters, I know how these things go..." So we took the hint and saved us a TON of money and took our perfectly healthy, mobile armed, weight bearing baby back home....

She is sound asleep in her crib now!

The nurse says a lot of the times the joints will kind of twist out a bit, but not completely dislocate, and they will usually slip back in to place. She said that is what probably happened in this case.

But anyway, that was Makenna's first trip to the ER...and it better be her last! Mama can't handle all this stress!

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

10 weeks today!

I am 10 weeks pregnant today! I can't believe how fast the time has gone. I'm 1/4 of the way there. I had my first 'real' dream about the baby last night. Its a girl. she has the same twisted toes as her big sister and her hair is darker than Maks. But otherwise, she looked the same...and she wasn't huge! I am so anxious to see what we really are having, but I am getting a pretty strong 'girl' vibe again. We have both names picked out...Boy: Jackson Charles and Girl: Morgan DeeAnn. I am getting so excited about this baby. Daddy keeps telling Makenna to 'kiss mommy's tummy' and she looks at us like were smoking doobies or something! lol. We are going to be putting Makenna in a 'real' daycare soon. I'm kindda nervous about it, but we need to do it for many reasons. 1st, we're having issues with her current child care...2nd, we want her to get used to being around other kiddos and learning to share and learning that contrary to what she might believe, the world does not in fact revolve around Even though she'll always be the center of our universe! Sorry for the quickie, but I just realized its 7:15 and I have to get ready for work....will update more later!

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

will someone please clean my house!

beacause I really, really, really don't want to.

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Blah...and ramblings of a tired mom...

I'm in a mood...or a funk...or whatever you want to call it. I'm just so exhausted all the time. The more sleep I get the worse I am it seems, but if I dont sleep (which is usually the case) I am even worse. I'm trying really hard to stay in a good mood. Charlie is terrified that I will slip back into the 'bitch mode' that I was in most of my pregnancy with Makenna. But I'm trying really hard not to. I'm just not in a good mood lately. I'm not mad about anything really, I'm just so friggin' tired. I just want to have a night in a COMFORTABLE bed with COMFORTABLE pillows and fluffy blankets that I can wrap myself in, and I want to go to bed when I'M tired and except for the 2-3 bathroom breaks in the middle of the night, not have to get up until I want to. I just want to escape for one night. No husband, no baby. Just me and a bed... Is that so much to ask...???

Back to reality...

I am loving my new job. I love working with Tammy again. Although we are quickly realizing that the miniscule 'training' I did get at TO is either wrong or the processes are out of synch. So I'm pretty much going back to square one and starting over, which really isn't that big of a deal since I really didn't get trained in the first place. Oh well. At least Tammy sees that I am ready, willing and able to learn everything its going to take to be a good assistant.
My tooth that I had a root canal on when I was 4 mos preggo with Mak broke in half and the back half fell out. I feel like a white trash toothless wonder now...Too bad dental work is so damn expensive...

I had dinner with Mom and Dad tonight. Charlie is out of town and I hate being alone, plus I knew i'd get dinner out of the deal...Yeah I'm a mooch... Thanks Mom, Love you!

Makenna is a pain in the butt! Not that I'm upset about it. I think its cool watching her test me and see what she can get away with. Her vocab is getting better and better. Shes trying to say sentences now, but I have no idea what she is trying to say. A lot of giberish and babble. But its so stinkin' cute! Her new love is the choo-choo! We have tracks by our apt and whenever she hears the train she gets all excited and shouts "shoos-shoos" that and sirens or "woo-woos". She is such a friggin' genious I swear! I just love her so much. I can't even describe it in words...She is deffinitely the light of my life!

In the baby dept...things are going well. I haven't have any bouts with the sickness in over a week now! **knocking on wood** I'm thinking that the sickness I experienced was more due to stress at work than actual pregnancy. Since I transfered, I've been feelin' good! I still have occasional spotting, but it is to be expected as long as I have the bleed. My next apppt is Oct 5th.

Ok, I'm going to bed now. ..I'm going to pretend its a comfortable bed with cofortable pillows and layered with big soft fluffy blankets that I can wrap myself in...too bad the alarm goes off at 6am...

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Baby scare # 1...and hopefully the only!

I had my first 'emergency' trip tot he Dr this morning. Last firday at the ultrasound, there was a bleed around the sac, which she told me is normal, but that I would most likely be experiencing some brown spotting this week. Well, I had the brown spooktting yesterday and even though its always unnerving, I didn't worry too much. However, this morning I went to the bathroom b/c I was having some light cramping and figured I needed tino have a poo. But nope, so I proceed to wipe and when I saw the TP it was bright red. I looked in the toilet and there as obvously more than jus tthey typical spotting and it was bright red. The Dr's always say to worry about bright red blood, so I immediately freaked out. I called the Dr and got in for an apt first thing in the morning. They did an U/S and let me know right off the bat that the baby was ok...THANK GOD! The bleed however, had gotten bigger instead of smaller as they like to see. My mid-wife still is not overly concerned, as long as it does not continue to get bigger. She did put my on activity restriction and 'pelvic rest' for the rest of my first trimester. She doesn't even want me lifting Makenna. Thats going to be hard, but I am going to do my best as the health of my unborn kiddo is at stake. Plus Mak has become so independent lately anyway, she prefers to not be held. The whole pelvic rest thing, I'm ok with...not so much Charlie, but he of course understands...LOL...Plus as he said "its not like I'm getting any anyway..." Gotta love the men! Anyway, He is being very helpful already. he went grocery shopping tonight which he hates, and he has said he would clean up the living room tonight. So that was the first scare with this pregnancy and hopefully the last...
You never realize how attached you get to something so quickly until you have to face the reality of possibly losing it...
I love this bean so much already.

Friday, September 7, 2007

Its really there!

We got to see the bean sprout today! It measured 6weeks, 6 days and my 'official' due date is now April 28th! One more day closer to May! I can keep this kiddo cooking until may hopefully! I really want to avoid having yet another birthday in April...OH well, we'll se what happens. I've still been feeling awful. Its getting worse instead of better. My midwife gave me a few things to try 'naturally', but if it doesn't get better than after a couple of weeks she will perscribe something for the 24/7(morning) sickness. She just wants to let baby develop a bit more before having me take any strong drugs. Which I'm completely ok with...for now... I can't believe how completely different this pregnancy has been already. I'm kind of hoping that a large part of it is just stress from work also. If so then hopefully I'll be feeling better now b/c my last day in hell was today. I start working with Tammy on Monday and I am so happy. But anyway...back to the baby. Seeing it on the screen really made it real. Not that the feeling nauseas non-stop wasn't enough to convince me...but I've seen my baby! I feel completely different this time than I did with Mak. Not any less excited, but this time its not so new and the anticipation isn't as high as it was with Mak. Last time right off the bat, I just wanted her to get here. This time, I am in no big hurry. Don't get me wrong I can't wait to meet my little one, but I kind of know what to expect this time. Assuming everything goes along with no complications...We'll see the bean again in about 12 weeks and hopefully it will cooperate and let us know girl or boy. We're going to do the 3D U/S too this time at a better place, so hopefully we'll get better pics than we ended up with of Mak.
I keep trying to imagine what life is going to be like with 2 kids. I wonder how could I ever love another kid like I love Makenna. What if this next kid isn't as 'easy' as Mak was. How are they going to get along? and a whole slew of other questions. But I know everything will work out. Theres no going back now anyway, so I'll just deal with it.
Ok, I'm rambling so I'm going to is a pic of our soon-to-be latest addition...
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Saturday, September 1, 2007

feeling good...

Things are finally starting to calm down for me. After probably one of the most stressful work weeks ever, I've been approved to transfer to Foxfire Apts. I feel so good about this. I know working with Tammy will be a good thing. Plus I wont have to work for the spawn of satan any more!!! I seriously can not believe how childish my current manager has been throughout this whole thing. But hey, it just further proves to me that I'm doing the right thing.
We had our second week of counseling today. I am so glad that we are doing this. It has already helped more than I ever could have hoped/imagined it would. We are already getting along and communicating so much better just from going for 2 weeks. I wish we had done this 2 yrs ago!!! Oh well.
I'm still getting some yucky morning(all day) sickness and I've started to get sooooooo exhausted after doing absolutely nothing. I forgot how tired you get when you're early prenant! That and hungry. I hate the feeling of how hungry I get. I go from being satisfied to famished in 2.5 seconds it seems. and thats when the 'sickness' usually sets in. We have our first U/S on friday! I can't wait to see my little bean sprout!!!
Makenna is amazing! I love her to pieces! Now whenever she has a 'booboo' (or something lightly brushed her arm the wrong way) she brings it over to me and says 'kiss'. So Mommy has to kiss her all over to make it 'all gone'! She spent the night with grandma and grandpa last ngiht so mommy and daddy could go see a movie (and sleep in!). She had a good time and played with the 'kee' (kitty) and the 'woof' (dog). I love her so much!!!!!!!!
We were supposed to go visit Loni and her family this weekend, but got in the way...story of my life! Oh well, we will make a trip down there soon! I have got to see the newest Roat addition!!! BTW Loni, you seriously made me cry with that blog you wrote! I love you so much! You're like the twin sister I never had!
Ok, thats my life in a nutshell at the moment...