This is how gross one looks after 4 hours in the ER. I was disappointed John Stamos wasn’t there to take my blood pressure. 🙂
A few days ago I started noticing that I was having trouble breathing. I would walk a few feet and would spend hours trying to catch my breath. I tried getting up slower & such but it kept happening & I started getting faint, & dizzy. I got worried & called my nurse about it since I hadn’t experienced any complications before (heck, I haven’t even thrown up!) & was told to drink lots of water & eat some red meat. After doing that for a full 24 hours and still not regaining any strength or breath she referred me to the ER.
I was a wussy. They let me in right away & as soon as I got to the back I started crying telling Tim I didn’t want to be there and that I wanted to go home. (Your hormones make you crazy!) They immediately checked the baby & he was fine. 140 heartbeats, totally normal. By hour 2 I just wanted to go home. The nurse had pissed me off by then (I told her I needed to eat something before she took my blood since I hadn’t eaten in 3 hours or I would get sick & she told me,”Oh no that’s just psychological.” I about slapped her.) & I was so uncomfortable with an IV in my arm & a pillow that felt like crumpled newspapers. The questions they asked me were super annoying too. “Are you in an abusive relationship? Are you prone to Anxiety attacks?” They even told me it was a possibility I had a blot clot in my lungs and that they could check by injecting me with radioactive dye & putting me through an MRI machine, translation MORE radiation. PASS! Hopefully I won’t have to go back, ever!
Anyhow, 4 1/2 hours, several blood tests, respitory tests & a dose of albuterol later they finally let me go. (The albuterol is crazy! It makes your heart race, I could see my pulse through my shirt! It’s actually a medicine for asthma, it opens your airways)
A Gatorade Once a Day (I was low on a bunch of things like Potassium & Sodium. How can anyone be low on Sodium?)
A banana regulary
& a Follow up appointment to see if I need more albuterol.
We had a great time at Ryan & Evelyn’s Friday night! She made a ton of little appetizers that were delicious & surprisingly filling. (Although, I felt bad everyone had finished eating like an hour before me. I’m pregnant, I get hungry!) We carved pumpkins as well & they turned out great! I had only carved a pumpkin once before but my Dad did most of the work for me so I had a lot of fun! I had no idea they were so much work! I was so proud of my pumpkin that I made tim take a million pictures. 🙂
*Forgive my greaseball look, I had just gotten off of work.
*Look how long Tim’s hair is getting! That’s what we get for living far away from our stylist! He also says he isn’t going to cut it til the baby is born, but I think he will crack long before then. 🙂
*All of our pumpkins (Tim’s is the skull next to mine). Ryan & Evelyn were much more ambitious with theirs than us. 🙂 It turned out really neat. 🙂
John Adams is sworn in as the first vice president of the United States
“Heartbreak Hotel” becomes Elvis Presley’s first number one hit
The musical Annie opens on Broadway
Your baby will start kindergarten in 2014, be old enough to drive a car in 2025, finish high school in 2027, and will graduate from college with the class of 2031, give or take a year. Can you imagine?
….is what Tim is still calling our baby. (He thinks he’s hilarious 🙂 ) Turns out our baby is a bit more modest than we had hoped! 🙂 He kept his legs crossed THE WHOLE TIME! But he was cute enough to suck his thumb and move his arms around for us. He even did a hiccup type jump, it was the cutest thing I’d ever seen! She did say that she saw something inbetween the legs but that it could just be the cord. I know the truth! 🙂
According to my due date (April 21st) I’m 13 weeks 3 days but I’m measuring 14 weeks 2 days! Hooray! Get this baby outta me and into my arms! 🙂 He had a very strong heartbeat, about 152 per minute & think the technition said he weighs about 1.3 ounces.
So you’ve got a little more time to make your guess since my next ultrasound isn’t for another 6-7 weeks 😦 Bummer.
We’re having an ultrasound done tomorrow morning & although it’s early I’ve been told by several nurses that you CAN tell the gender as early as 13 weeks! (I will be almost 14 by tomorrow & my midwife suspects I’m actually futher along that we’ve calculated) I’ve been thinking we are having a boy & Tim has been saying it’s a girl just to laugh about disagreeing with me. 🙂
I picked it up at random on one of my frequent SLC Library trips & ended up loving it. That was almost 3 years ago! Whilst at B&N I saw it on sale for $6.98! I figured it was about time I stopped borrowing it from the library over & over & add it to my own. 🙂