Tuesday, December 31, 2013


I was asked by the daddies to share this song with their son every once in awhile.  I sure will!  So sweet!

24 week appt.

I discussed the marginal cord insertion with my OB.  He is not concerned.  He states he sees this condition a lot and it almost never poses a problem.  I told him that the nurse told me to schedule the next ultrasound at 31 weeks and I thought that seemed far off, when initially someone told me that typically growth checks for this condition is performed every 4 weeks.  SO, he told me to schedule one for the next time I have an appointment, which would be 28 weeks.  So, the guys should get some new pics of Jeremias in one more month. :)  At this 28 week appointment, I will have have my 28 week blood work labs to check for gestational diabetes.  

I reviewed the kidney stone occurrence with him and let him know I am currently symptom free.  He did not feel the need for further tests.  He felt the follow up with urology was sufficient.  

The lawyer sent the pre-birth order to have the guys names placed on the birth certificate and sent originals to me as well.  My doctor advised that we make sure all legal contracts and documents be brought to the hospital during labor/delivery to ensure things go as smoothly as possible.  

I reminded him of the desire to have an overnight room (if occupancy is available at the hospital) for the daddies so they can start caring for Mr. Jeremias.  He said remind him again at the next appointments and we will look into it.  We still have time.  If no extra space is available, then they guys can sleep on the couch and chair in my room, so they can tend to their son.  There is NO WAY he will be spending the night all by himself in the nursery!   

My blood pressure today was 124/80 and Jeremias had a heart rate of 153.  

Sunday, December 15, 2013

I have a kidney stone!

I woke up at 2 AM with back pain.  I have had a kidney stone in the past and it felt like the same symptoms, so took some Tylenol, and hoped that would get me rest till morning, when I could go to Convenient Care. I woke back up at 4 AM hurting badly, so called Patient Advisory, who forwarded me to Labor & Delivery, since I am over 22 weeks pregnant.  They advised me to go to the Emergency Department as Convenient Care was not going to be able to diagnose and treat a kidney stone.  Luckily, my mom was spending the weekend, so stayed back with the kids.  I vomited in a leaky bag on the way up to the ER.  Brian and I went to ER, where urine sample showed blood in urine and some white blood cells present.  They skipped the CT scan due to pregnancy, but did an ultrasound to check my kidneys, bladder, and baby Jeremias. Jeremias was fine, moving about, heart beating normal, and showed no signs of stress.  Someone from OB department came down before I left the ER, just to check on Jeremias, and again showed no problems.  They gave me a bag of fluids and low doses of pain medication while I was there.  It feels like the MOST severe pain is out of my kidneys/upper area, it has worked itself down through the ureter, and the pain is mostly in my lower bladder area now.  They gave me an antibiotic, a medication to relax my ureter to allow the stone to move more freely out, and some low doses of pain meds.  I would rather deliver  a baby medication free that deal with the pain of a kidney stone.  ARGH!  I slept most of the morning and feeling better, but still not passed the stone.  I am taking it easy and flooding my body with fluids.  Jeremias just gave me a kick to let me know to get better quick..he is tired of laying around today.  :)    

Sunday, December 8, 2013

2 years ago today

I delivered Miss Grace.  I sent her 2 books for her birthday.  She is growing big and hear she has quite the personality.  :)

Sunday, December 1, 2013

Enjoying the weather

This preggo girl went for a rugged walk in the woods today - it was beautiful weather, mild temps.
My daughter and I

20.5 weeks