Monday, October 31, 2011

Pumpkin Carving 2011

Yesterday we finally carved the pumpkins. Addison didn't want to get dirty so she wouldn't clean out the inside of the pumpkins. In her words "That is icky!"


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Post Nap Hair :-)

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Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Wordish Wednesday: First Haircut

I finally caved in and since this is the first weekend we haven't been sick (until Sunday) or had anything planned I took Addison for her first haircut. The lady I took her to was the one who took care of her at the home daycare for over a year. She now changed career paths and is doing hair. I was thankful that I was able to take her to someone she knew and was comfortable with.

She was quiet the entire time and still as a board. She was so proud of herself after wards and talked about it all the way home. As soon as we got home she got all the brushes and combs out and wanted to play "haircut."


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Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Still Sick

Addison finished her antibiotic on Sunday after taking it for 10 days. Throughout the course of taking it she was still getting a fever off and on and would wake up numerous times at night with a fever and crying. She also complained that her stomach hurt and wouldn't eat. We took her back to the Doctor to figure out why she was still having a fever after coming off of an antibiotic. Turns out she still has an infection in her left ear and now also has an infection in her right ear as well.

She has also had a horrible cough at night keeping her as well as me up all night. It has been a rough couple weeks and I was hoping she would get better...I never imagined she would still be sick.


Now she's on another antibiotic for 10 days. The Doctor said they don't like giving antibiotic back to back but since she's still experiencing a fever then they have no other option. The Doctor said the cough is allergy related and that her lungs don't have any congestion or wheezing sounds. The Doctor recommended giving her Benadryl at bedtime. Also since the combination of two back to back antibiotics totaling 20 days the Doctor gave us
BioGaia probiotic straws in order to put the good bacteria back into her intestinal track.

I feel like we are over medicating at this point but I know it's short lived in order to get her better.





Wednesday, October 19, 2011

35 Weeks


How far along? 35 Weeks
Weight gain/loss:
27 pounds gained so far

Maternity clothes?
Maternity Pants – Yes
Maternity Shirts – Yes

Stretch marks?
None.

Sleep?
Sleep is as good as expected for this point in the pregnancy. Had a few sleepless nights over the weekend due to Addison being up sick.

Best moment this week?
Finding out that my Dad (who recently retired) is arriving in a week to help me out for the next few months.

Food cravings:
Fruit
Cream Cheese

Gender:
Boy!!

Belly button in or out?
Out

Movement?
Lots of movement and hiccups.

What I miss?
Being able to move about freely. Addison always wants me to sit on the floor and play with her but it’s getting harder and harder to do.

What I'm looking forward to:
Addison being a Big Sister

Milestones:
I’ve reached my 35/35. 35 Weeks down, 35 days to go.


My struggle this week is finding a daycare. Currently the daycare Addison goes to does not accept kids until they are 1. We really love her daycare and don’t want to take her out. That means when we find a daycare for the baby I’ll be doing two drop offs and two pick-ups every day before and after work…the thought of that is stressing me out already.



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Thursday, October 13, 2011

Is this Week Over Yet?!?!

What a week it has been. A week ago today I took Addison to the Doctor for a cough. She's battled through the week with cold like symptoms and even managed to pass it on to me. Needless to say, her and I have had a week filled with coughing, runny noses, fatigue, etc.

Today I had my Doctor appt. I discussed with her what happened on Monday night. She stated if I have another episode that I'm to call and they will get me in right away for an ultrasound to diagnose. If it is gallstones then I will have to have surgery after the baby is born to remove. She stated that she believes I passed a kidney stone. Let's hope it was that because I definitely don't want a repeat of the pain that happened on Monday. She noticed that I am battling a cold and stated that I need to be getting plenty of rest and drinking lots of fluids.

After my appointment I went to daycare to pick up Addison. She was on the playground swinging. The teacher took her out of the swing and she ran to the fence to greet me. She was in a great mood and said "Bye" to all her friends.

As soon as we got home she started crying and wanted to be held. (not like her at all) I had bought a couple new things for her and she had zero interest in them. (once again, not like her) I kept asking her what was wrong and if anything hurt and she just cried and cried. After about 30 minutes I decided that we would get her shoes on and I'd take her to the pediatric urgent care. As we are putting her shoes on she vomits. Now her crying intensifies and she is inconsolable. I get her in the car and the entire 30 minute ride to the pediatric urgent care she is crying and screaming. I knew she was in pain because she's never screamed with every cry before. Next thing I know she's vomiting in the car. She vomited twice and I'm freaking out trying to get there as fast and safe as possible. By the time we arrive she is still crying. They immediately take us back and the Doctor gives her a dose of anti-nausea medicine for the vomiting. He then checks her stomach for appendicitis and her limbs for any signs of pain. Next he checks her ears and BINGO...she has a severe infection in her left ear. He said it was really bad. This is only her second ear infection. He puts drops in and she screams and cries. He stated that in young children when the pain gets so bad it can cause nausea and vomiting. He has us wait in the room until she would calm down. She continued to cry for another 10-15 minutes and he kept coming in and checking on her and pushing on her back and stomach to see if there could be anything else wrong due to her continuing to cry. They gave her a dose of Motrin then sent us off with a prescription for anti-nausea medicine and an antibiotic.

Now it's 8p and we are headed to the 24 hour pharmacy to get the prescription filled. Get to the pharmacy at 8:30p, sit in the parking lot for 30 minutes waiting for it to be filled then get home shortly after 9p. Addison slept the entire way from the doctor to the pharmacy to home (thank goodness!!). The Motrin and ear drops must have helped because she seemed back to "normal" as soon as we got home. I gave her a dose of the antibiotic and she feel asleep 20 minutes ago.

So now I should be resting like the Doctor told me to do but I hate having a sick child and will probably be up all night worrying about her. I'm relieved that we figured out what was causing her pain and that she will be on antibiotic. I'm hoping she feels better soon.

Now I'm off to start a load of laundry to wash our vomit soaked clothing. Tomorrow will be the task of cleaning the car and the vomit from the car seat. Oh parenthood...




Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Gallstones during Pregnancy??

I’m convinced that I had a gallbladder attack last night.

Monday I woke up not feeling right. Partly because of catching Addison’s cold over the weekend but also I just felt off. I had a bad headache/pain in my right eye and a low grade fever with chills.

After dinner I got Addison in the bath and all of a sudden I started getting shooting pains across my shoulder blades that radiated to my right side beneath my rib cage. At first I thought maybe it was heartburn but it was too painful to be that. It got to the point that I couldn’t sit or stand and nothing made the pain go away. I ended up laying on the bathroom floor. All the time Addison is asking “Mommy why you on the floor? You play with Gizmo?” After about 3-5 minutes the pain went away. My mind was racing as to what is was and what was causing it. I can’t describe the intensity of the pain.

After Addison got out of the bath and dressed we went to the living room and started playing. I called Brian to tell him about it and when I was on the phone with him it happened again. I was crying from the pain. He told me to call the Doctor and see what they suggest.


I called the OB/Gyn office and spoke with a midwife who was on call…she was No help whatsoever. She kept thinking I was calling about pre-term labor and I explained to her it had NOTHING to do with the baby. She kept asking if the baby was moving, if I was having cramping, etc. UGH!!! I told her that I believed it was gallstones and she completely ignored what I was saying. She told me to take some Tylenol and lay on a heating pad. She was convinced I had slept wrong the night before. I then became a smarta$$ and said “Usually if you sleep wrong you feel it as soon as you wake up not 14 hours later” She then told me that if I felt the need I could go to the ER and get some pain meds. I had two more episodes of pain before falling asleep for the night.


I have a Doctor appointment on Thursday in which I’ll discuss with my Doctor everything that happened. I also left a message for my Doctor this morning and will be receiving a return call from her nurse today.


What I found online: Mentioned below are the most commonly observed gallstones symptoms during pregnancy.

I experienced 90% of these symptoms yesterday.


• Bloating in the abdominal region
• Constant pain under the right shoulder
• Gas
• Indigestion
• Pain between the shoulders
• Constant pain in the back
• Belching
• Tenderness in the abdominal region
• Nausea
• Vomiting
• Pain in the abdominal region, especially the upper abdomen
• Sweating
• Cold flashes
• Light colored stool
• Fever
• Yellowish paleness in the eyes and skin
• Intolerance for fatty foods


http://www.livestrong.com/article/166818-gallbladder-symptoms-while-pregnant/




Wednesday, October 5, 2011

33 Weeks

How far along? 33 Weeks
Weight gain/loss:
25 pounds gained so far

Maternity clothes?
Maternity Pants
– Yes
Maternity Shirts – Some Maternity, Some Non-Maternity

Stretch marks?
None.

Sleep?
Sleep is better. I get up twice a night.

Best moment this week?
Buying a bunch of cute stuff from Etsy for the baby.

Food cravings:
Fruit
Chocolate
Sweets

Gender:
Boy!!

Belly button in or out?
Out

Movement?
Feeling more stretching movement vs. kicking. The baby has had hiccups a lot in the last week.

What I miss?
Sleeping through the night.

What I'm looking forward to:
Addison being a Big Sister

Milestones:
We have FINALLY decided on a name…to be revealed when he’s born. The only clue I'll give is that it is an Italian name.



With more and more baby stuff appearing in the house Addison had a couple weeks of acting out. (I didn’t think this happened until the baby was born) Luckily she seems to be past it now but let’s just say those were some challenging and exhausting days.


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