Sunday, August 26, 2007

Friday, August 24…. Check in @8am. Check out @7:45pm

Just when I thought everything was going really well with the pregnancy. I was admitted to the Labor & Delivery ER Friday morning because of severe heartburn, which turned out to be contractions.

Early in the morning at around 3am I woke up with heartburn so I took the recommend dose pain reliever, TUMS. I moved to the sofa to sleep in an upright position, but it didn’t help. I watched some early morning news and then decided to get up to get ready for work. Before I got into the shower I take more TUMS. I took a hot shower and started to get dressed, which was very painful. As I was leaving out the door I was thinking to myself that hopefully this pain will get better. As I start to drive off to only reach to the end of my street I stopped to realize I can not drive myself into work. I made a u-turn and came back home. By this time I was in so much pain I started to cry. I franticly woke up Chad to tell him what was going on. He immediately got out of bed to get dressed and told me to call the doctor. I called the emergency hotline since my doctor’s office doesn’t open until 9am. The hotline took all of my information and told me they will page my doctor and call me back within ten minutes. They did. They told me to come into the hospital right away.

As were heading to the hospital I could only think of the worse because I didn’t feel my baby move as much as he normally does, but he did surprise me and moved a little bit. And it could have been that I was in so much pain I couldn’t feel him move. As we checked into the hospital they already had a room ready for me. The admitting nurse told me to get in my gown and wait for the RN nurse. She came in and hooked me up to monitors that were attached to my belly. She then checked on all of my vital signs… my temperature, blood pressure, heart rate, etc… An hour goes by…. She gave me some Mylanta and that is when she told me I was having contractions. I said, “CONTRACTIONS?!?” Of course I started to cry. I am only 28 weeks/4days I’ve got 2 months to go; it is too early for him to be born!! The nurse assured me that everything is going to be fine because I was not having many contractions timed to close together. They decided to give a shot every 15 minutes of Terbutaline to stop the contractions. I only needed two shots. Thank goodness! I believe my last contraction was at noon. The nurse then took a cervix swap test to determine if I would go into labor within a week. As well as blood work to check if I have any infections and this could also help to determine why I was having contractions. All of my tests came back NEGATIVE. The nurse then gave me a Pepcid AC to relive the heartburn. The next test was to do an ultrasound to measure the baby and make sure he is doing well. I was happy to hear of the ultrasound so I could see him on the monitor. Well, he now has chubby checks and is growing so big. The Tech told me he weighs 2.5 lbs and is growing at a normal rate, but that my belly seems a bit small for him right now. Poor baby!

We finally got to see my doctor at around 7pm. She told us that unfortunately she could not determine if the heartburn caused the contractions or the contractions caused the heartburn, since I was having the contractions when I was admitted into the hospital. She told me I can start taking Pepcid every morning and night. I will not need to be on bed rest since all of my tests came back negative. Yay!! However, I do need to take it easy and call if I experience any unbearable pain. I WILL. And then she released me. Chad and I were so ready to go home to such a long day. Right before we left we went to visit the nursery and see some newborns. They were so adorable. I can’t wait until we have our little Dude and I can hold him in my arms for the first time.

28 weeks

I love this photo chad took of me in our backyard.

Monday, August 20, 2007

Alberto Frias' Transport - Illuminated sleeping pod!

Alberto Frias' Transport - Illuminated sleeping pod!

I want to sleep like this... I'll try anything at this point and it looks cool. Anyone?
I've been having trouble sleeping in comfort lately. I've tried the pillow between the legs, sleeping on the sofa, even sleeping in the guest bed. Any preggo-women have any advice? (via ThisOne)

Saturday, August 18, 2007

My evening with Ween in Austin

I didn't stay for the entire show. I tried my best. It's WEEN for crying out loud. I needed to be at the show. I didn't care if I was 6 months pregnant. But being pregnant, outdoors in the heat with a crowd of people, drinking water to keep hydrated (while being jealous of everyone else drinking beer), and taking a zillion potty breaks was just way too uncomfortable for me. I had to leave. I still enjoyed the show for the hour or so I was there and I don't regret at least trying.




  • She Wanted To Leave
  • Marble Tulip Juicy Tree (tweaked w/1 verse Up On The Hill)
  • Now I'm Freakin Out
  • Bananas & Blow
  • Take Me Away
  • Mr Richard Smoker
  • The Grobe
  • Mister Would You Please Help My Pony
  • Hammer Down
  • Roses Are Free
  • Buckingham Green
  • Happy Colored Marbles
  • Nan
  • Pork Roll Egg and Cheese
  • Gabrielle
  • Dr Rock
  • Pandy Fackler (Glen went OUT & DEEP)
  • ------------------
  • Acoustic Set
  • Chocolate Town
  • Bday Boys
  • Mutilated Lips
  • Joppa Road
  • Help Me Scrape The Mucus off my brain
  • I Don't Want It (Gene electric solo)
  • -----------------
  • Electric
  • Flies On My Dick (w/Dickie Moist)
  • Tick
  • You Fucked Up
  • Fat Lenny
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  • Springtheme
  • Don't Get 2 Close to My Fantasy
  • Don't Squeal on The Pusher
  • FLUFFY!!!

Wednesday, August 08, 2007

26 weeks - ALREADY!

At 26 weeks I am to take the required gestational diabetes test. You know the one where you have to drink pure sugar within five minutes, wait an hour to have 5 tubes of blood taken from you. Oh, and did I mention you have to fast the night before. I did pretty good considering the blood tech thought she only needed to take one tube of blood. When she removed the needle and put a Garfield band-aid on my arm she said, "Okay, sweetie you can go now." I said, "Are you sure?" She then apologized for not reading the paper work properly. OUCH!!! I was told I will get the results by next week.
After my blood work I went for my routine prenatal visit. All of my vital signs are good. I am still gaining the normal pregnancy weight. The dude was kicking really hard while we heard his strong heart beating. My next visit is scheduled for the beginning of September. I finally agree this pregnancy is going by really fast.

Let them eat.....CAKE!

The cake queen...
Rebecca made my birthday cake. I requested a red velvet cake. While everyone was enjoying their frozen screwdrivers, jack/coke, st arnold's devine right in front of me (you beeyatches)! I was enjoying my shirley temple on the rocks with an extra cherry!

Thanks to everyone for my gifts and spending time with me!!

Sunday, August 05, 2007

The Babcock's... childhood friends.

Chad and I had dinner with the Babcock family Friday night... Amber, Jason, Brook - 4 years, and Brett - 2 1/2 years. It was the first time to visit their beautiful home in Kingwood, Texas.

Amber and I have been friends since elementary school. Jason, I believe some years later, but we all grew up and lived in the same neighborhood. It was fun sharing stories of our childhood... walking barefoot to 7-eleven and buying a big gulp of our favorite soft drink. Or the times when we would ride 3wheelers on Greens bayou. Oh, and the memory of Amber getting her drivers license. Good times. Good times.

Chad and I were sharing the story of how Amber formerly introduced me and Chad back in high school. Chad was a freshman and I was a sophomore. I can remember Chad having drum sticks in his hands when we were introduced. But it wasn't until after we graduated that Chad and I started dating seriously.

Well, we had a great time and hopefully next time we will be able to visit longer.... Check out more photos we took HERE as a set.

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Wednesday, August 01, 2007

Happy Birthday to me!

Me at 3 months - 1971

Thanks to everyone for my birthday wishes.

I am 36 today. Yay! Work was work. I came home to gifts and a chocolate cupcake that I can't wait to sink my teeth into.... YUMM.

I plan to celebrate my birthday with family and friends Saturday at my favorite place in the Village, The Volcano and drown myself with Shirley Temple - body shots all night!!

A little story to tell about the baby portrait.... My mom told me we both had the flu when this photo was taken. And why she didn't reschedule is beyond me. I'll have to ask.