Friday, January 26, 2007

I have to sit here for 3 hours!

Oh my! I knew the minute I took the standard glucose screening test, that I would end up taking the 3 hour version. I took it when I was pregnant with little J, and I offered to bet my OB's assistant a million bucks that they would be signing me up for the 3 hour version. Lucky for her, she didn't take the bet. We saw the OB yesterday, and everything seems to be going well with our little princess. She's a little tougher on mommy, that Little J was. She likes to be a bit rambunctios throughout the night. She makes it difficult to stay comfortable, and I know she thinks my bladder is her personal trampoline! We did get the news, that I was in store for the 3 hour version of the glucose screening test. I had to fast for 12 hours! Do you know what it is like to wake up at 2:30 in the morning with a little one kicking your guts out and your tummy growling louder than you can turn your television up? It is miserable. I was so hungry, I couldn't go back to sleep! Ugh! Thankfully I got the test over with this morning, but by the time I could eat, I was beyond hungry and nothing seemed to be satisfying. Oh well.....with all the joy Little J brings, I know that all this discomfort will be worth every second.

I remember after 17 hours of labor with Little J, and they decided to do an emergency C-section, that the minute I saw his adorable little face, that I wanted to do it all over again. I know I'll feel the same when when our princess arrives. Since I'm having a C-section again, we got to pick our date yesterday too. It's almost like waiting for Christmas to arrive! I am so excited, that I can't wait for the date to get here, but also, I'm going to miss being pregnant with her. Kind of a double edge sword there.

Off to play with Little J, he's jumping up and down for some attention now!

Thursday, January 25, 2007

Maybe it's the hormones or the lack of sleep...

but some crap is just bugging me today. I've really tried to stay positive about lots of things with the new year and all the awesome friends and blessings that I have.

I'm sick of people complaining about what they think is not fair in the world. Whether they think a contest was fixed, or someones scrapbook pages are not good enough to be published. Are these things really important in the whole scheme of things in the world? They want to boycott a company and blast it all over message boards, because someone that they don't think deserves it won a contest? That is crazy nuts! Don't you have anything better to worry about? Why can't we just be happy for people when something good happens to them? Why do we have to get upset and green with envy when something good happens to them? Oy!

Okay, I'm going to let this go now and get back to some positivity.

Monday, January 22, 2007

Officially a duck...

QUACK! I feel like I have officially hit the waddling stage of pregnancy! I can't believe that really the arrival of our new little princess is only about 10 weeks away! It didn't really sink in, until I saw Erin and her new little one Mari. It was so great to see Erin, and to finally see little Mari. They both looked beautiful! Then I started thinking about the fact that after this week, I have an appointment with the OB in 2 weeks, and then every week after that. WOW! I can't wait to meet her!

I know I haven't updated my blog in a few weeks. I'm not trying to let it go, but I've been so tired and I keep making lists and lists of things to do. I'm certainly not getting much done, but I keep plugging along trying. I'm hoping to set some time aside soon and get some scrapping done. I feel like it's been forever since I've been creative.

Thankfully, family has been helping us out....speaking of stepmom is making us dinner tonight and it's just about ready! I'll have to update some more later!

Take Care everyone!

Thursday, January 11, 2007

Feeling more settled...

It seems, that everyone is beginning to recover from the icky's that were going on around here. Thank goodness. Now, that all the holiday decorations have been put away and we're getting back to our normal routines, I'm feeling much less anxious and much more settled. As much as I love the holidays, I realize how much comfort I take in the everyday activities of life. A sound schedule makes me feel like I'm getting something accomplished and that my life is somehow balanced.

Since I'm feeling more settled, I've started to make lists of things I want and need to complete. Unfortunately, I have multiple lists going since there is so much to be done. I can't believe that our little princess is due in just 90 days. While this pregnancy has been much different and a bit more difficult than Little J, I know I'm going to miss it. I need to find a way to savor these last few months.

Little J had a full round of therapies this week. Overall, he did very well. We are so proud of all the progress he is making. We are truely blessed to be the parents of this amazing little boy. Not only are we proud of Little J and all his determination and hard work, we are also so thankful for the therapists that work with him. They are really some amazing women! I'm so sad, that one of them is going to be leaving us. Unfortunatley for us, she had to take a different job in another area for her family well being. We are really going to miss her. I hope that we can keep in touch with her. She has been an amazing advocate for Little J and for our family. We have been blessed to have her help.

I've also been reflecting on the last year and pondering it's ups and downs. We have certainly had some bad days, but when I think of the year as a whole, I can say that we are really blessed and we really do have a joyful life. I am so thankful for all of our family, our friends and the blessings that have been bestowed upon us. I thank God for bringing so many wonderful people into our lives and for all the support we've received from so many people during the rough times this last year. We are definately looking forward to a joyful new year and look forward to celebrating all the joys and blessings in store for us! Thank you so much to all of you who have been an amazing part of our journey in the past year. We love you!

Monday, January 08, 2007

Whew! Looks like all is good!

Thank you so much everyone for your kind posts to my last entry and for all the prayers for our puppy dog! They worked! We took him to our regular vet this morning...Dr. Hackler rocks! He had a perineal hernia which they repaired on the right side. The thing that was concerning us the most, was that the ER we took him to said he had a mass on the left side. They did a needle biopsy and said it appeared to be cancerous. When the doc went in to fix the hernia, he had planned to remove the mass as well and then have it biopsied. Well, he couldn't find any mass. He had another doctor come in and look and they couldn't find anything either. Upon further investigation, it appears that the ER did a biopsy on a hemroid. Yukon is home now and recovering from his day of surgery. I am so glad that the weight of worry about a cancerous mass is gone.

Sunday, January 07, 2007

We're only 7 days into 2007....

and I think I've already lost my mind! I thought the holidays brought on all the crazies! These last 7 days have been a roller coster ride for us. January 1st started up with a bang....or should I say a barf fest. Sorry to be so graphic. Little J woke up happy as a clam giving out hugs and lots of love, ate his breakfast and then proceeded to barf all morning long. I thought to myself, ruh-roh! I hope this is not a sign of things to come! Later that evening, Little J was back to his happy playful all seemed well.

January 2nd, I woke up not feeling quite right. I had a busy day ahead, and was trying to figure out exactly what was going on with me. I kept getting little cramps all morning off and on, but couldn't figure them out. I got ready for our day, and was drinking lots of water and feeling just a little off. At 11 am, we headed out to Oakland, because my Dad and Stepmom decided to make it official, and we went to the courthouse to get the marriage license and see the justice of the peace. Everyone looked so good....and Little J was wearing his first ever suit and tie. Sooooo adorable!! We came home, and then headed out for a nice lunch. Lunch was yummy, but I couldn't eat very much...still feeling a bit off. As we left, G went to the Starbucks drive-thru, so I could get my Gingerbread Latte fix (you never know when they will be gone!) and then it all went terribly wrong. The stomach bug had hit! G rushed me home and I took care of some business and laid down in bed...just wanting to sleep. I was still getting cramps, but didn't know if they were pregnancy related or stomach bug related. I called the doctor, and she sent me off to Labor and Delivery at the hospital to make sure I wasn't having contractions. All went well with that, our little princess was doing fine, but I was dehydrated and they wanted me to drink lots of water. Little did I know, I was in for a long night of running back and forth to the bathroom. The last thing I wanted to do was drink water, but for our little one, I kept trying and trying. Later that night, my parents had to take our Yukonbear to the emergency vet, where he ended up spending the night. While they were there, my Dad came down with the same thing I had. OY! They came home, and everyone settled in for the night, not knowing that the excitment wasn't over. I don't think I slept for more than 30 minutes at a time here and there, so I was up all night. At 2 in the morning, I hear my Little J's a bit earlier than normal, but he wants his clean diaper! I wake up G and ask him to check on Little J. He goes in changes his diaper and then goes to put him back in bed.....and he throws up! G takes Little J to his comfy chair and sets him up, and then goes to clean up his bed. He waits a bit and offers Little J some Pedialyte. It seems Little J is back to ok. Meanwhile, my (now official) Stepmom is coming down with the same bug. Somehow though, after making sure that everyone else was keeping hydrated she became dehydrated and even forgot that she got married. Off to the emergency room she went!

January 3rd, I had an appointment with my doctor for a recheck. I was still pretty dehydrated, so they sent me home with more orders to drink water and eat the BRAT diet. I was then told to come back for a recheck the next morning. I went home, and my parents still were not back from the emergency room. Thankfully my tummy settled down, and I got some good sleep in! My parents finally got home around noon and it was slumber land for them too.

January 4th, back to the doctor....still dehydrated! Ugh! Sent home for a few hours and then had to be back for another test. Thankfully, this one came out okay! All is well. Everyone is recovering and is on the mend.

Yukon, is still not settled though. We're not sure where this is going at this point. He spent Tuesday night at the emergency vet and Wednesday night at his regular vet. They sent him home on Friday with tons of medication and we have to take him back to talk to his regular doctor about his results, options and prognosis. I'm feeling very aprehensive about this right now. We'll see how this goes, keep our beautiful little puppy in your prayers!

With all that drama, I'm still hopeful and looking forward to a joyful 2007! I'll keep ya'll updated and eventually when things settle down, I'll post my goals for the new year!

{The photo at the top is Little J in his first suit and tie!}