Sunday, November 22, 2009

Daddy's first kick

I'm supposed to take notice of any pain or cramping like that which happens more than 6 times in an hour or doesn't go away when I change position or something like that. I've had a lot of cramps today : / I took a warm shower and they stopped and then Nicholas started beating me to death from the inside... LoL. He really likes, or dislikes orange juice it seems. It's always gets a reaction. I'm still coughing but thankfully it isn't uncontrolable or anything. It that awful hacking cough though that makes everyone thing you're dying. Nicholas doesn't like coughing, I usually get a good kick or two. Like he's saying "Hey!!! knock that off, I'm sleeping in here!"

Yay though, John FINALLY got to feel him kick this afternoon, after a glass of O.J. and a coughing fit Cletus got very active. He's been grinning all day and is trying to touch my tummy now whenever he can. He even kind of rocked it back and forth this evening while I was on the couch, which yielded such an unpleasant result he won't do it again I can promise lol. I can now also add yet another food to the list of things to NEVER EVER eat if you might have even the slightest chance to throwing them back up. No wonder I'm losing weight, my list of no go foods is getting pretty long LoL

Saturday, November 21, 2009

manners matter... am i going to cut it as a mother?

It seems like manners matter is a slightly novel idea these days. I swear though, I'll be realy really lucky to avoid jail time the first time my kid spits at me or bites me or throws a serious temper tantrum in walmart. I just know I'll grab my kid byt the shirt collar and march him out of the store and some liberal goober will report me for abuse. If I toed the line when I was a kid and did something serious I got in big trouble. Non of this think about what you've done while you sit here and color nonsense. I don't think you should beat your kids to within an inch of thier lives, tempting as it might become, or anything but the punishment should fit the crime so to speak. If you color on the wall during an art project, ok thats a time out maybe. If you throw your crayons at mom and rip the drapes down off the wall because you were pissed at being given a time out... Well, thats a whole different matter and you might want to make sure you can run faster than I can. I'm not going to try and kill him, (god knows it's been hard enough just getting him here) but I'm might make him think that I am.

Arrrgg Evil demon children and dumb parents!!

I'm going to be a terrible parent probably but this is seriously how I think and I am super Peeved.

Last Wednesday I was in the OB's office for my appointment. It's not uncommon for ladies in the waiting room to have young children with them. A lot bring thier newborns to their post whatever you call it check up. Sometimes you get somebody with a toddler but that seems to be the age limit of most kids. These kids are something noisey but their parents, the ones I've seen/met so far anyway, keep them in reasonably in check. No running all over the room screaming and what not. I also very rarely see anyone who is stupid and inconsiderate enough to bring somebody with them who is obviously ill.
So anyway back to Wednesday there is a couple here that I will call older even though they aren't really, they were just a slightly older than the norm for that office. They already had two kids maybe 6 and 4 years old. These kids as well as her husband were obviously sick. Her hubby was coughing and curled up on the couch in the middle of the room where he fell asleep and began snoring. I wanted to throw a magazine at him to get him to hush lol little things irritate me I suppose. I spotted them right away and chose a spot as far away from them as I could get in one of the corners. I guess the two kids decided my corner looked fun for whatever reason and not only came over to play in it with some block but were so close to me that they were actualy sitting on my feet and at one point I had to pull them up in the chair. All the while they were coughing and wheezing and hacking all over and around my legs. Momma didn't teach them to cover their mouths I suppose. I was ready to jump up and and lysol the little demons. I could just imagine that I could see little evil germs bent on destruction comming my way from them. I even tried to stop breathing as much as I could. I shoo'd them away a couple of times. Their mother did NOTHING, probably figured "Oh thankgod they are bothering somebody else for a min. "
Witch !
Finialy she came over and I though she was going to take them away. Nope wrong, she plopped her wide load right down in front of me, and I mean right at my feet, and began to play with her kids.
Seriously??? WTF??????
I half joking said to my mother that this corner seems to be taken so maybe we should scoot over to give them more room. The lady looks up and gives me this eat crap kind of look and says sorry, she'll move them. Well her version of moving them was to tell them to give me some room for my feet and not to touch me, which neither paid any attention to. The mom then showed that she too had a cough and coughed on my leg.

So can you guess what I woke up to two days ago??? A cough. It's been getting worse over the last couple days . Today my cough has progressed to cough with a slight sore throat and seems to be more in my chest than before and a slight headach and slightly sensative joints in my wrist, neck, fingers, and ankles. Not exactly flue like body ache but enough to be annoying. I washed obsessively in the bathroom and and developing a bit of a nervous tick about cleaning my hands and not touching my face or for that matter much of anything else unless I have to while out in public. I was determined not to get sick while I was pregnant if I could avoid it. I've been downing O.J. by the gallon it seems to help fight off whatever I've come down with. As if my problems weren't great enough The coughing has also stimulated some additional cramping and I had to call the birthing center today since my Doc. isn't open on weekends. I've been given really clear instructions that no cramping should go unreported from this day forward, at least until my follow up when they can determine if Nicholas is ok.

I am soooooo angry right now though, what on earth prompted this lady to bring her entire sick family into the OB's office?? I also don't understand why the staff couldn't have said something to her and/or made them wear masks. There are signs posted ALL over the hopsital that any one displaying certain symptoms or who has been diagnosed or suspected of either Flu strain should be masked. I know it's exciting and you want your husband there with you that first OB visit to confirm pregancy, I figured out that is what she was there for, but come on!!! Have a care. Plus you already have two kids, he's probably seen it before and if he and the kids are sick you should leave them at home. This offices deals with high risk pregancies *raises hand* surely they should have a care.

K, this is long enough, sorry. Had to gripe though! Arrrgggghh!!!!!

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Not the best OB appointment today

weeeelllll bummer he, still in there and he does still have a heartbeat (that's not the bummer part, that's the GOOD news), but we're having difficulties it seems. Doctor is worried about on and off cramping and bleeding that I've had on and off since last week. I had an appointment today for my regular monthly visit and she was very concerned which kind of scared me. John couldn't go with me to the appointment this time which he was upset about, he never intended to miss any of them but got a second job since we were worried about the possibility of bed rest in the near future which will mean no income from me. He had to work this afternoon/evening so missed the Doctor. My mother was THRILLED he wasn't going to be able to go because that meant SHE had a reason to come. She got to hear the heartbeat so she was excited about that. We decided that I would never ever ever ever go to an appointment alone just in case something was wrong or a test result was bad or god forbid there was some other tragic happening, that way I wouldn't be by myself to recieve the news which was another reason my mom came with me today.

Anyway so I have a second Ultrasound and some additional lab work set up and a follow up for two weeks from now. They didn't have a tech to do the ultrasound today or she would have gone ahead and done it I think. She poked me extra hard and felt around and he kicked at her so she was encouraged. We're going to start our twice monthly routine earlier than expected.

She is also concerned that I am losing weight again, never been griped at for losing a pound or two before so it's a new experience, I usually have the opposite problem LOL. I have been having trouble eating and she's bothered by that. My whole system seems to be out of order leave it to me right?

We're hoping the cramping and soreness was/is the result of one of those other pregnancy related digestive issues that makes you dread having to go to the bathroom. I have instructions to do "that" fun little bathroom chore in the next 24 hours and call if I can't and call if I get any more cramping at all no matter how mild or even the slightest tinge of pink.