Tuesday, September 30, 2008
I've had a few issues this weekend. I started spotting Saturday morning, proceeded to do the Memory Walk anyway. The spotting turned into bleeding (not a lot, enough to call it bleeding, not spotting). This continued through Sunday and finally stopped on Monday. I wasn't really worried about it until Saturday evening. I got home from Mom's and I was passing clots and it really scared me. I know that there is nothing that can stop a miscarriage if it's started so I was very reluctant to go to the ER. What would be the point? All they could do was give me a yes or a no answer and send me on my way. Well, Russ decided that we needed to go...I was getting hysterical by that point. So we packed up and went to the ER at 11:30 p.m. Yay. Just what I want to be doing on a Saturday night. We get to the ER and I get in to get my blood pressure, weight, and temp checked and the nurse tells me exactly what I already know. They can't do anything if I am miscarrying, but they can tell me whether or not I am. We went back out to the waiting room to wait to be called back to get blood drawn and an ultra sound. An hour and a half later not one person had moved from the waiting room. So Russ went to see what was going on and there were four traumas and seven people ahead of us. I was tired and uncomfortable so a half hour later we just left. Like I said, what is the point if they can't do anything for us. The bleeding finally stopped Monday morning. I called the nurse to get instructions and they wanted me to come in for an ultra sound. So this morning I went in for an ultra sound. The baby is huge! I couldn't believe how much it had grown in a week and a half. They couldn't find the source of the bleeding. The placenta has migrated so it's not covering my cervix anymore. My cervix was nice and closed so that's not the problem. Everything looked good. WandBoy said that it could just be stretching and growing of the uterus. There was a lot of blood for just stretching, but what do I know? I have more pictures that I will scan and post soon. WandBoy did get a good look at the baby and it looks like I'll be buying blue. He wouldn't ever come right out and say it, but he kept looking and he would show us the umbilical cord and then say "This isn't the umbilical cord." He then told us to "draw your own conclusions." Obi-Wan released me to the OB today. It was a bittersweet parting. I was a little sad, but this is definitely a good thing. I'm glad to be graduating! I will miss the bi-weekly ultra sounds, though. I've had five and I'm only 11 weeks and 4 days! Oh, I almost forgot about my weight. Total weight gain as of today: 0 pounds. I don't know what the deal with that is, but I'm sure I'll make up for it in 2nd and 3rd tri!
Until next time Blogger Buddies!
Monday, September 29, 2008
Sunday, September 28, 2008
We walked for my Grandpappy who has alzheimer's.
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Thursday, September 25, 2008
Pregnancy symptom: I'm exhausted ALL OF THE TIME! I went to bed at 9:30 on Sunday, 9:45 on Monday, 10:00 on Tuesday and 10:30 yesterday. Doesn't matter when I go to bed. I'm always exhausted. Mom said that it will subside in 2nd tri. Good thing 1st tri is going by so fast.
Wednesday, September 24, 2008
Tuesday, September 23, 2008
1. Mahershalalhashbaz Ashkenaz (this is the official name)
2. Bazkenaz (only because some people can't say the whole name)
3. Baz (this is Russ' "I'm completely lazy" version)
5. Lo (there is a reason behind this, I promise)
As for real names, we have picked them out already. Actually, we picked them out before I became pregnant. We aren't telling them, though. My reason behind this is that everyone has an opinion and many people that I know aren't afraid to voice them. Also, I'm easily swayed. I can be completely sold on a name, but if someone says something derogatory about it, I'll start backtracking and thinking about other names and pretty soon, it'll be changed...not that Russ is willing to change them. He's my rock.
Hope you all are having a great week so far!
Monday, September 22, 2008
1. Endometriosis doesn't cause urinary tract bleeding.
2. Endometriosis is not found by cystoscopy.
3. Endometriosis doesn't grow inside the urethra and bladder. It grows on the outside.
I could be wrong about every one of these things, but after having read two full books about infertility with chapters devoted to endometriosis and it's effects and after researching infertility online for months, I've never heard of endo inside the urethra and bladder or ever heard of checking for endo with a cystoscopy. I had to look up was a cystoscopy was. Please tell me if I'm wrong about this. Maybe Courtney can shed some light on this from her Endometriosis for Dummies book.
Friday, September 19, 2008
Until next time Blogger Buddies!
Thursday, September 18, 2008
I have my final appointment with Obi-Wan Kenobi tomorrow. I have mixed feelings about this. I really love my doc and I don't particularly want to leave. Also, I love the staff. I love being able to go into a clinic and carry on a conversation with everyone about things other than my medical charts. They are so wonderful and I'm afraid once I go to an OB clinic, it won't be like that. I loved being able to connect with the clinic even though the reason I was there stunk. I know Obi-Wan won't steer me wrong. I trust him in whoever he picks to refer me to. I guess we'll just wait and see what happens.
About the daycare thing, I'm over that. I know I'm totally lucky to have even got to this point and if putting our baby in daycare is the way it has to be, I'll deal. I'm sorry I went off about that. I know my infertile blogger friends were probably rolling their eyes at me and what I have created into a big deal. I'm getting my baby and that's all that matters right now.
Until Next Time
Stay Cool Blogger Buddies!
Tuesday, September 16, 2008
Friday, September 12, 2008
Thursday, September 11, 2008
*During House, lady brought in from the street*
Me: "That chick has rabies."
House: "We have a case of rabies."
Russ: "Wow. That's sad, Dr. Lisa."
*During House, brain scan on light board*
Me: "She has a pituitary tumor."
House: "We have to operate. She has a pituitary tumor."
Russ: "All hail Dr. Lisa."
*During House, babies have an epidemic*
Me: "This is what happens when you rely on antibiotics for every little thing. They stop working."
House: "These are our babies. We bred these super virus'. You have a cold? Here. Have penicillin. Penicillin not working? Try this one instead."
Russ: "You watch too much House."
Wednesday, September 10, 2008
WandBoy and the NP believe my placenta is covering the birth canal and cervix as shown in this diagram.
As the baby grows, the placenta is pulling away from the birth canal most likely being the source of the bleeding. Hopefully, this will resolve itself as time goes on. If not, I may be looking at bed rest and/or a Cesarean section delivery. WandBoy said that they really can't be sure because this isn't usually diagnosed until 12 weeks, but they are fairly sure. That's it for now. I'll post the ultrasound pictures when I get them scanned. The baby looks like a little teddy bear now! WandBoy did jokingly accuse me of making up stuff so I could get more ultrasounds. Unfortunately, I think my insurance only covers two ultrasounds per pregnancy so I'm paying for this one out of pocket. Oh well, it's worth it!
Monday, September 8, 2008
Sunday, September 7, 2008
Saturday, September 6, 2008
1. Wife Beaters - who decided that wife beaters were acceptable to wear out in public? These things are about as see-through as the sheets at my doctor's clinic. Bad for men. Horrible for women...especially one's who are overweight, which unfortunately happens to be the ones I see most in them.
2. Pajama Pants - Again, who decided fleece pants with reindeer on them were acceptable for a shopping trip? Have you no pride in your clothing and body whatsoever? It doesn't take that long to put on a pair of jeans...they don't even have to be True Religions.
3. Knit Jersey Fabric - Sometimes knit jersey is okay in shirts if they are flowy. Dresses, on the other hand, are probably not the best thing to create out of knit jersey and it happens to be the fabric of choice at the present time in the fashion world. You have to be a size negative 10 to be small enough to be able to pull off knit jersey without it finding the tiniest flaw and exposing it to the world....but, then again, if you were a size negative 10 you would be dead. Tough choice.
4. Capri Pants - On some people...short ones. What happens when someone less than 5'8 puts on a pair of capri pants is that the person looks like they are standing in a bucket. Personally, I have one pair of capri pants and the only reason I wear them is because they hit my calf in the exact right spot and with the help of heels my legs look like they are miles long. But, I usually go with bermudas.
5. Gladiator Sandals - hate them. Just my opinion.
6. Aged Garments - Why would anyone pay money for something that looks like it came out of a dumpster. And why do people follow after this trend like it's the best thing since sliced bread? Sliced bread eventually goes stale and I can't wait until this trend follows suit.
7. Horizontal Stripes. I only know two people who look good in horizontal stripes and they are both about 14 and a size two...oh and babies. But for the rest of us who have real bodies and aren't emaciated, horizontal stripes need to be outlawed. What happens with horizontal stripes is that they draw the eye outward making you look wide. Sound fun? I didn't think so either. There are a few exceptions to this rule. Tiny horizontal stripes that blend in to look like a solid color until up close are okay. Also, if there is a solid color on top and the stripes are only in the smallest part of your waist, bringing it in, could work. Personally, I just don't ever use them because I look like an elephant.
8. Shorts and Flip Flops in Winter time - Hate it. If it's December, January, or February and you aren't in Cancun, skip the shorts and flip flops. It just makes you look stupid.
Okay, that's it for now. Take it for what it's worth...maybe a little more than a pile of rotten vegatables.
Have a great Saturday Blogger Buddies!
Friday, September 5, 2008
I was in the check out line at Wal-Mart last night and looked over to see multiple magazines with Sarah Palin on the cover as well as titles saying "Palin's Teen Daughter Pregnant" and "Trig is Afflicted with Down's." What I want to know is why there has been so much put into Bristol Palins pregnancy? Millions of teens become parents. Why is this particular pregnancy being spot-lighted and since when did that become a good basis as to whether we should nominate her mother for VP? The papers are saying things like "if she can't control her family what makes the American public believe she can be a VP?" What? I remember how I was when I was seventeen. I thought I had all the answers. I did realize that I didn't before making too many life changing decisions. I can't really relate to Bristol because that never happened to me, but she is seventeen. She is taking responsibility for her actions. She is marrying the father of the child. What more do we as Americans want her to do? She is giving up many of the things of childhood to raise a child and become a wife. I realize that I don't have all the facts. I can just see what the papers say and believe what I believe to be true. But, I think it's wrong to lash out on the seventeen year old daughter when the real issue is whether Sarah Palin would be a good Vice President and help lead this country out of the demise it has fallen into.
Thursday, September 4, 2008
"Now no one can make fun of you guys anymore." Thanks so much! Just the thing to say to an infertile (not that she knew that so I guess I can't really fault her).
"Do you want an ugly or cute baby?" How do you even respond to that?
"Take care of yourself. Don't push a lawn mower up the side of a mountain or anything." Are there really people who do that? Weird.
Have a great Thursday Blogger Buddies!
Wednesday, September 3, 2008
Tuesday, September 2, 2008
If you look closely, there are minnows in the water in this picture.
I thought this tree was very interesting. The water has completely washed away the dirt from around the roots, but it's still standing and growing strong.
Does anyone know what kind of fowl this feather came from? Dad didn't know, but he kept it because it was unique.
Do you see the snake with the fish in it's mouth? We watched this snake swallow that fish whole. When the fish was completely swallowed, it was still flipping inside the snake! The grossest and most intersting thing I have seen in a long time. The Discovery channel doesn't do this process justice.
I would like to take a photography course. I feel like I don't capture the pictures the way I want. Oh well, that's probably not going to happen!
Stay Cool Blogger Buddies!
Monday, September 1, 2008
Me: "Please stay seated until the vehicle has come to a complete stop. The exits are here, here, and here. Please leave your seats and tray tables in their upright positions."
Dad: "Lisa, you can be a real nerd sometimes."
Me: "Wow, that was observant after 26 years."