Wednesday, February 28, 2007
In other drama, things have been tense aound the house again. Long story short, Clint is / was (?) still going to apply for a job in Houston... and wasn't going to tell me about it. Yes... secretly apply for another job 600 miles from home in hopes he'd get it. I don't know if he thought if he got the job I would magically change my mind about moving or what. Not going to happen. I can't figure out why he is pushing so hard to move. He really thinks Houston is the ideal place to live. I'm not about to leave the only home I know and the only family I have in this world because he thinks it's best. It's not. If the tables were turned... and Clint's mother were still here.... as ill as she was ..... there is NO WAY he would leave his only family here all alone. NO WAY he'd take the babies away from her. He was too much of a mamma's boy. He actually called me selfish... yelled at me, "why are you so selfish?" because I don't want to move. I was absolutely horrified to hear him call me that. I'm still really upset and hurt. It won't be forgotten easily. Forgive me if not wanting to leave home, give up our life here, and move my babies away from the only family they will ever have is "selfish." I actually left and spent the night at my mom's over him saying that. He hasn't even apologized.
*sigh* Not exactly how I want to spend the final days before the baby is born....
Monday, February 26, 2007
Sunday, February 25, 2007
Friday, February 23, 2007
Last night we attended a baptism seminar at our church so we can baptize Veronica. I honestly could not tell you what it was about! I had quite a few uncomfy contractions in the hour we were there. And we had no choice but to bring Valerie with us. She was "good", about as good as you'd expect a 2 year old to be. She wasn't running up and down the aisle or anything, but she did fuss a bit and babbled away loudly. How embarrasing it was to have the church lady single us out mentioning that she could "talk over the little one." Not once... but a couple of times she said something about little kids making noise or being restless in church. Oops.
Tomorrow some friends are hosting a small couples baby shower for us. I was really surprised about it because I wasn't expecting gifts, muchless a shower!! It isn't normally done for second babies around here. We also have to finish the last few things on the baby TO DO list this weekend. I want to be ready because there's a good chance next week is IT!
Friday, February 16, 2007
Luckily Valerie was already at my parents' house, so we didn't have to worry about what to do with her. And she did wonderful the whole time - she didn't even miss mommy and daddy!!
I ended up spending 26 hours being monitored. I had to do the 24 hr urine collection because of the high BP. I had contractions pretty much the entire night. Not really strong, but some were a little uncomfortable. The good news is Veronica is doing awesome! Her heart rate is excellent and she's moving around good. My BP was normal every single time they checked it. Yesterday about 9am my doc came in and said I was contracting like crazy, but nothing else was happening. She said I could either leave right then and finish the urine collection at home, but I'd have to bring it back that afternoon. OR I could stay at the hospital, and at 4:30 when the 24 hours was up, go home then. I decided to just stay since I knew I'd be able to just lie there and rest, where at home I'd probably end up trying to do too much.
WELL, when my doc left... it was vacation time for her. Her office is closed all next week, and the doctor on call at the hospital is overseeing her patients. The doc on call didn't want to discharge me!! I was so bored and so ready to go home. The contractions had stopped and my BP was fine, baby was fine, so they had no reason to keep me there. I had to wait and wait and wait. He not once came to actually SEE me or talk to me. He had a nurse check twice to see if I was dialting any - nope. We had to wait for the urine results to come back. I know they were just being precautionary, but still! MY doc who knows me already had given me the OK to go home at 9am! I was seriously considering just leaving, but finally a couple hours after I was supposed to go home the nurse came with my discharge papers.
And I have to say that my day nurse yesterday had no idea what she was doing. In her defense, she was just filling in. She was a GYN nurse, not a regular OBGYN nurse. She had trouble taking my BP though. And had no clue about hooking me up to the monitor. She kept turning the volume up since she couldn't hear the baby's heartbeat... umm she had the monitor in the wrong place on my belly! Then she forgot to bring me my lunch... Everyone else was great though.
SO anyway, what a way to spend most of Valentine's Day & our anniversary!! Everything is just fine. Baby is doing great. I'm ok. I have to rest and stay off of my feet, which I am TRYING to do as much as possible. I go back to the doc on Feb 26, so we'll see how things are and find out then if this will be a February baby!
Wednesday, February 14, 2007
Happy Valentine's Day to everyone else!!
It's hard to believe four years have gone by already. It's amazing at how much has changed. How far we have come! Sure, we have our 'moments.' But I think we are lucky to be happily married when so many are not.
Valerie spent the night at her MeMe and Poppi's house. I am hoping she does okay and sleeps over there. Clint and I went on an adult only dinner date since we had a night alone. It was a nice break, but I miss my little girl!!! The house is strangely quiet with out her. Dinner was really nice and the food was good. We ate much later than usual though, which is why I am here at 2am updating. Lying down is giving me horrible reflux / heartburn issues. I'm so tired, yet I can't sleep because the acid reflux is so bad. I already took meds - two kinds, and I'm still sick, so I'm just waiting it out now... Another JOY to add to the list of being nearly 9 months pregnant.I have an ultrasound at 3:00 today and I'll see my doctor after. Will update on that as soon as I can!
Monday, February 12, 2007
She was up until 10pm last night. Woke up at 1:00am, wide awake. DID NOT GO BACK TO SLEEP UNTIL AFTER 4:00am!!!!!! And it was probably close to 5:30 before I finally was able to go back to sleep. At 8:00am, she was up "mommy! mommy!" So, I had no choice but to get up too. And I felt *terrible.* I woke up with awful heart burn / reflux which made me run to the bathroom gagging. Valerie hunched in the corner crying the whole time becuause mommy wasn't tending to her and gettinb breakfast. Then came the nosebleed, to which Valerie responded to my bloody wad of tissue "oooooh strawberry! HI strawberry!" (Funny, yes.... )
Now it's way past her nap time and she is still bouncing off the walls. Literally bouncing around. Hopping. Galloping almost. Yelling. Singing. Refusing to lay down!! I don't know what has gotten into her. I need her to nap so I can nap too!!!!
Sunday, February 11, 2007
Saturday, February 10, 2007
Wednesday, February 07, 2007
I had a doctor's appointment today. My blood pressure was way up for me, which worried my doctor. I had to do a non stress test, which went just fine. My doc said it was the best she had seen all week! I have to do a 24 hr urine collection and go for blood work Friday. AND I'm to stay off of my feet as much as possible. No walking around Wal-Mart or anything, not that I do much of that anyway. I go back next Wednesday for an ultrasound and a regular appointment after.
So... not that I've been doing much lately, but I'll be doing even less now.
Saturday, February 03, 2007
And FINALLY Valerie's new room. It's not quite finished either... but it was clean for a couple hours! lol
Valerie's picture I had printed to hang on her wall:
And her butterfly clock: