Friday, July 19, 2013

Better? and Upcoming Reveal!

Just a quick update after my "Hot Mess" post. 

I'm completely better...have some other issues going on, but nothing serious. 

Adam is also doing better for the time being.  He had a colonoscopy done (thanks to some friends and family of friends who were able to get him in to have it done in less than 24 hours!) and they found nothing wrong up in there.  They put him on another antibiotic to hopefully get rid of this for good.  So far, it's working, however, what I don't know if it is REALLY fixing the issue or just masking it like what happened last time.  He finishes his antibiotics on Sunday, so by mid-week next week, I assume we will know.

Tomorrow, we are having our gender reveal party!  I had to go to MFM's office on Wednesday for the above issues, and they were able to get the gender!  So, instead of doing reveal next weekend, we are doing it this weekend.  At this point in time as I write, Adam is the only person who knows what Baby E is!

I took a poll on Facebook last night from friends and family, and so far 23 people think that baby is a boy and 15 think E is a girl!  If you aren't friends with me on Facebook, what do you think Baby E is?  I'll post tomorrow or Sunday once we know for sure!

Monday, July 8, 2013

Hot Mess

Let me just say...We're just a hot mess over here. 

Adam has been sick (I won't go into the gory details) for almost 3 weeks and his doctor can't figure out what's wrong with him.  I was sick yesterday and today, but mine has been figured out.

Two poopy parents and a toddler = exhaustion. 

Thank goodness for parents!  My parents watched Cameron on Saturday while I had my cerclage done.  Adam's mom came to the rescue and came to the house yesterday morning when I got bad, and then took Cameron home with her once C woke up.  Grandpa was home yesterday, so they went back to their house and then went to church.  Cameron had a blast!

It's been decided that I'm having a reaction to the Z-Pack I was put on post-cerclage.  So, I am to stop taking it today and won't be picking up another antibiotic. 

Adam's started as what his doctor thought was food poisoning.  After a strong dose antibiotic, Adam was feeling better.  About 3 days after stopping his antibiotic, he was sick again.  Poor guy has lost over 15 pounds and has been on pretty much a liquid diet since Wednesday.  He went back to the doctor today and they are running a bunch of tests and then probably going to send him to a GI doctor.  Hopefully they can figure out soon what is wrong with him.

In the meantime though...our grocery bill has been relatively cheap with him being on a G2 diet.  He did eat some Ramen Noodles yesterday.  $2.28 for a 12 pack box...Adam's not the soup eater of any type.  He doesn't do soup or cereal...anything that is liquidy.  He ate the Ramen Noodles and even said it was good...I know he's hungry if he's saying that!

Like I said...hot mess here.  Hopefully we start to get on the mend soon.

Saturday, July 6, 2013

Cerclage is In

Today was cerclage day and everything went according to plan.  We got to the hospital right at 8:00 this morning and got checked in.  Our nurse took us immediately to the room we were going to be in and got right to work. 

This time was different than last time because it didn't take 5 times to get my iv in.  And let me tell you, that made me very happy.  The nurse did ask me if I was right or left handed and when I said "right", she said she was going to check that hand because it's usually better to go with the dominant hand.  Knowing my crazy veins, I told her the left was best and showed her my good iv sticking spot.  She went with it and got it right off the bat.  Hurt like a son-of-a-you-know-what, but at least it didn't take 5 times! 

After all paperwork and everything was done, the anesthesiologist came in and explained his piece and then said we weren't scheduled until 10:00 (it was about 9:00 at that time) and that he would see me in an hour.  About 5 minutes later, another nurse came in and said we ready to go and we were going early!

I was rolled back to the OR and we got started at 9:12 and was done and back in the room at about 9:45.  My left leg was more numb than the right leg through the whole procedure.  I felt some pain during the procedure, but nothing unbearable.  Once back to the room, I told the nurse I was hurting and she immediately gave me some pain meds through my iv.  OH BOY...that stuff worked fast and it was freaking weird!  As soon as it first started working, I felt like I was having an out-of-body experience.  And I felt nauseated.  So, I told the nurse that too, and she gave me some Zofran.  After that, I think I was in and out of consciousness.

The rest of the morning and afternoon was par for the course.  I had some lunch and waited on the feeling to come back in my lower half.  My nurse did try to get me up to go to the bathroom around noon....WAY to early.  I stood up and I felt like I was going to fall on my face. 

I finally was able to get up and go to the bathroom around 4:30'ish and we were discharged a little bit after 5. 

Everything is well, both stitches are in.  I'm just a little tired and at this time...still a little numb.  I'm just glad this one is done and behind me.  Just need to make through the next 23 weeks with no incident!

Oh, and the more exciting thing of today....we found out we are going to go back for a follow-up with ultrasound in about 2 weeks...which means we shouldn't have to wait until August to find out what Baby E is!  That is exciting!  I can't wait!

Friday, July 5, 2013

Slightly Frustrated

Tomorrow is "supposed" to be my cerclage.  I say "supposed to be" because I haven't heard a thing from either the hospital or my MFM's office regarding it.  Last time, the hospital called and told me "nothing to eat or drink after whatever time".  They also told me to be there at 5:00 a.m. to check in on the 6th floor.

I got that basic information from my MFM's office when the appointment was scheduled almost a month ago.  Lucky them that I remember crap like that and I still have the card with all of the information on it (check in at 8:00 - 6th floor)...but, I mean really?  Nothing?

I'm really expecting to get there tomorrow and for someone to say "We don't show you are scheduled for anything today".  And I'm really afraid that I might flip my stuff on them if that happens...

I REALLY hope we get there tomorrow and I am wrong.  I hope all is right, all is scheduled, and everything goes according to plan.  And if it's not...I feel really sorry for whoever has to deal with this pregnant, hormonal mess of human being who would also be known as me.