Saturday, June 9, 2012

The diagnosis

Well here it is... it’s been a crazy week full of anticipated doctor visits and lots of testing. When I went to the Doctor last week they were a little concerned because my blood pressure was starting to get a little higher than normal and I was spilling protein in my urine. my doctor ordered a blood test and told me to come back in for my appointment 5 days latter( talk about an anxious wait) when I came back in she told me that everything from the blood test looked great except my iron levels which is an easy fix. I now have to take a daily dose of iron but if any of you have taken iron I also have to up my fiber intake yuck! They did a non stress test to check on the baby and she did great though I don’t think she liked it that much she kept kicking it and moving around. The doctor diagnosed me with preeclampsia and told me they would be watching me closely and doing more blood test to make sure all the levels are where they need to be. She told me to come back in of Friday (yesterday) to have a biophysical exam done. What I thought might be an hour at the doctor’s office turned into 3. First when I got there they were running behind so my appointment was like 45 min late then they did the biophysical everything looked good she’s still a girl :) and she has hair! They took me back to an exam room which my blood pressure was super high and that worried them they did another non stress test and took some more blood. They were worried so they made me wait around for a doctor who had to ironically go deliver a baby so after 2 hours in the doctor’s office worrying they sent me home for an hour and told me to come back when the doctor got back. When I came back the doctor decided he wanted to do a cervical exam. You could only imagine how excited I was for that... NOT! So he did his thing and told me the baby was still high but i was dilated to a 2 that was kind of exciting except for the fact that some people can be dilated to a 2 for weeks but still exciting. he told me that he wanted me to lay low for the next week and if at all possible on my left side (this lowers the blood pressure significantly somehow) he told me he would like to see me make it to 38 weeks (next Saturday) and then they will more than likely induce me because they don’t want the blood pressure to negatively affect me or the baby. So now I am lying in bed with nothing to do and I am already hating this whole bed rest thing but I keep telling myself it is worth it. I have another doctor appointment on Tuesday so we will see what they say at that one. Until then I am just anxiously awaiting the arrival of my little girl.

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

The Last Stretch

Well it has been a while as usual that I have posted anything, but I guess its better late then never. As usual lately I am up awake while my husband is sound asleep in bed. Our little girl loves to get up and play at night, especially in my ribs it's so much fun! People weren't kidding when they said the last month is the worst, and I am about a week away from my last month. Oh well, besides having to pee all the time, and being uncomfortable I am doing good. I love feeling her move and I cant wait to meet her soon. I am frantically trying to make sure we have every thing ready for when she comes. Some people would call this nesting hahah. I just have to keep telling myself to relax and everything will work out. This past month has been absolutely crazy. It started out fairly slow and then everything started to happen all at once.  We had a fun filled mothers day weekend full of a girls night out while the guys went to a fathers and sons outing, my baby shower, and mothers day at Shaun's parents house When we came home from being up there our car decided it was done and didn't want to start.Come to find out we  "just" needed a new starter, an expense we weren't really planning for but I kept my cool. Secretly inside  I was freaking out because we didn't plan for this and we have a baby on the way, but who ever plans for things like this to happen. I am just leaving it all in Gods hands and hopefully everything will work out. This weekend we have Shaun's birthday and a doctors appointment next week. Then ironically we have nothing planned for June.... perfect I can relax and wait for Naomi to come hahah yeah right as if it will work out that way.  I am so excited for the next month I cant express how nervous and ecstatic I am to have our baby girl enter this world and to meet her for the first time :) my sister made the cutest things for her room ( I will post pics at the end of this post) I have definitely had to refrain from making and buying every cute thing i see at the store. Knowing we are having a baby girl has definitely been fun, but dangerous for our bank account haha I have been good though no worries. As for an update on how our baby is doing; at our last doctor appointment the doctor said she was measuring right where she should be and the heart beat is still going strong. I have managed to maintain a healthy diet for my gestational diabetes and I have only gained a total of 7 pounds (which i am super excited about). Everything is looking good we just have to wait. I honestly cant express how blessed I feel to have had a pretty perfect pregnancy. Everything has gone great with the exception of the gestational diabetes, I have had no real complications I hope it continues to go that way and that delivery wont be awful. I am going to try to deliver without an epidural.. we will see how that goes. I thank the good Lord about for all that he has blessed our little family with and for his hand consistently being in our lives and this pregnancy I know that Naomi was supposed to be born into this family at this time and I cant wait to see what she brings into our lives. well its getting late I probably should try to go to sleep. Until next time!
Lots of love,
Andrae Michelle
A cute dress to hold all of her hair accessories

An awesome pink and black blanket ( I love it)

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Trials, Blessings, and Tiny Feet.

Well it’s been a while sense I last posted life gets in the way some times. I am now 18 weeks along and feeling great. The first trimester was not pleasant; waking up to weird smells and my new friendship with toilets and sinks. Getting through preschool was always an accomplishment, I always prayed I wouldn't throw up in front of the children, and I never did thank goodness. This semester has already been a stressful yet blessed one. We are currently trying to sell our contract for our apartment because we got into a two bedroom, and every offer that is laid down falls through, so we are going to have to pay two places rent for February until we find someone to move in. The blessing: Shaun got a job doing janitorial on campus and we won’t have to rush to move out. I am being treated for gestational diabetes so I get to poke myself and monitor my blood sugars. It’s not as bad as I thought it would be to make it fun I have a pink monitor and the things I have to stick myself with are colorful. Hahah colors make everything better :) School is hard this semester and Shaun is never home it seems like between work and school we are lucky to spend a few hours together. The blessing: lately when I feel lonely or just stressed out from life my little one likes to kick or punch me and remind me that he or she loves me and is in there. It is so crazy to feel the baby moving around and takes me by surprise every time. The baby likes to move around when I am sitting still or never fails when i am about ready to go to sleep. Typical baby quiet during the day, and ready to play at night. it’s amazing that I have never seen or met my baby yet and i already have such an incredible love and bond with it, I can’t wait to meet it when it arrives in June. i cannot believe i am going to be a mom  as long as I can remember that was my dream in life. i remember taking my baby doll everywhere i went when i was little , I even breast fed it lol and my mom told me that i would get some strange looks at the store for one I had a baby doll up my shirt and two my baby doll looked real so they were confused at first glance. hahha I could only imagine the thoughts going through those peoples heads. Shaun is getting used to the idea that he is going to be a daddy and talks to the baby at night; it’s the cutest thing to watch. I am so excited for my family to grow. We will learn the baby’s gender on Valentine’s Day :)  Shaun wants a boy and I want a girl so we will see who wins! I will keep you followers updated. Thanks for reading :)