Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Baby Mizerany Update

We were supposed to see what this little baby looked like yesterday during our 4-D ultrasound, but instead we learned that I was low in amniotic fluid. So they admitted me to the hospital so they could pump me full of fluids and monitor the baby. After another ultrasound this morning, we heard the good news that my amniotic fluid was back up in the normal range. Our doctor discharged me this afternoon, and now I am home on bedrest until Monday. We are to return for another ultrasound Friday, just to make sure things are going well, and then again next week to see if I have to stay on bedrest, or if I can return to limited activity.

The bad news is that we had to cancel our anniversary trip to Vegas next week. The doctor said that the elevation, heat and activity could be harmful to the baby. We are bummed to miss this opportunity to travel pre-baby, but we obviously weigh the health of our unborn child more.

Please keep us in your prayers and if you are bored - please call or email me because I am already bored!

Friday, March 16, 2007

Free Falling!

During this pregnancy, I haven't been very excited to purchase new things for myself, however today I picked up a new boot. Not two, just one (I didn't want to splurge). As you can see, today my clumsy self took a spill. You would have laughed had you been there, so it's okay if you want to now. Though I wasn't laughing when it happened, I can now.

Over my lunch break, I headed to Lowe's to pick up a few items. On my way back to the car, my heel got caught in a hole and I bit it hard. It happened in slow motion in my mind - my purchases went flying all over the place, I lost my shoe and my arms were wailing around as I tried to stabilize myself. I was unsuccessful in maintaining my balance though, and in order to protect my belly, I fell awkwardly on my right foot instead.

After two nice men peeled me off the ground and helped me gather my belongings, I went home to ice it. It immediately began swelling, and unfortunately the ice didn't help much. I tried to move it around, but when I could barely put pressure on it, I decided it was time to go to the doctor. I phoned my OB since I wasn't sure if I could even have an x-ray, but she assured me that I could if I wore a lead apron. Since the baby had been moving around all afternoon, we weren't concerned that it was hurt.

I didn't want to go to the emergency room, so we went to one of the doc-in-boxes instead. The doctor and Steve looked at the x-ray and determined that it was a hairline fracture...we think. I say "think" because (bless his heart) the doctor wasn't the sharpest tool in the shed. And though Steve doesn't have his medical license, he was the one who pointed out the crack. Either way, he gave me this gorgeous boot to wear for the next 4-6 weeks.

Now those of you who know me well, know that I won't be wearing that thing for the full time, but at least it helps me get around. The only bad thing is that it is my right foot, so I either have to learn to drive better with my left foot, or I need to take off the boot everytime I drive (such a pain in my rear).
So the next time you see some poor schmuck hobbling around in one of these things - think of me.

Monday, March 12, 2007

6 Months and Exploding!

Well, I had my 6 month check-up (26.5 weeks), and things went okay. Thankfully, I only gained 3 lbs from last month's visit, and though I have packed on 15 lbs so far, my doctor said that I am on target with where I should be right now. Today I did my glucose test, and though it wasn't fun it wasn't as bad as I had expected. I had to drink this very sweet Sunkist type drink and sit around for an hour before they could draw blood and test my sugar levels. You might think I would have enjoyed the drink with my recent sugar cravings, but since I went in there with an empty stomach - I left with a headache. I will get my results back in a couple of days, but I am assuming that all is well.

My doctor also measured the fundal height, and I measured 26 cm, which is right where I am supposed to be considering I am 26 weeks along (roughly 1 cm per week). Though it is way too early to be accurate, my doctor is predicting a 7 lb range baby. You can imagine my surprise and happiness after hearing horror stories about the size of the Mizerany babies (though I can't get excited yet). I also listened to the heartbeat, and teared up as always when I heard the familiar horse galloping sound. We have the 4-D ultrasound in two weeks, and are very anxious to see what this little critter looks like. With all of the heartburn I have been experiencing, I will be surprised if it doesn't have a head full of hair!

Friday, March 9, 2007

Home Sweet Home!

Well, for those of you who may have known that we were trying to move into a larger home in Homewood - forget about it. Evidently God has another plan for us, and we are staying put. We are taking our home off the market next week when our contract expires. Unfortunately we were the runner up three times and never the winner, so we are surrendering. The last two months have been pretty stressful trying to keep a house clean always, and dropping everything whenever someone wants to see the house to come home and grab the dogs. Needless to say, we are sick of the hassle and are going back to plan A.

Plan A is hiring an architect to get drawings for our dream house right here at 1801 Mayfair Drive. Steve is very excited about the prospects, and since I have the utmost confidence in him - I know it will all work out. The only bad thing that we can foresee for our future, is the fact that we will have to move out for the 6-8 months it is getting built. Fortunately there are apartments nearby that rent month to month, but as you can will be VERY tight with 2 adults, 2 dogs and a baby! More on that in the coming months...

Saturday, March 3, 2007

Morning Calisthenics

This morning Steve and I were lying in bed watching my tummy go crazy! Everytime we pushed down on my belly and spoke to it, the baby kicked (or punched) as if responding. It was quite an amazing site watching it move all over the place and twitching. Though I have been convinced that I was having a little girl from day #1, I am starting to doubt myself. I thought us mothers were supposed to have intuition, but I'm not sure about mine. The way this baby was stretching and kicking this morning - we may have a little quarterback on our hands.