Pregnancy


Last Friday I went to my ob/gyn and everything looked good. My incision is healing really well and she was happy with my progress. I’m still on hold for exercise since it’s only been 6 weeks post baby but I can go for walks, which I have been doing a little bit.

Yesterday I went to the Endocrinologist. My blood work is back and I am diabetes free!!! Woo Hoo!! I just need to work on my weight, which I know. I gained a total of 22 pounds and I only have about 8 pounds left to lose. And them some from before I got pregnant.  But overall I am doing well.

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We had our son on April 17th as planned but a bit later.  Four emergency c-sections came in and bumped us.  So instead of an 8:30ish birth time.  He was born at 10:51 in the morning.  Everything went well and we are both doing well.  He was 8 pounds and 7 ounces and 20 3/4 inches long.   He sleeps all the time, more so than my first son.  I am not handling recovery as well as the first time around.  I had to take pain meds this time.  Which is part of the reason why I think he sleeps more.  I am definitely less mobile but am trying my best.  It definitely makes you question a third.  But my desire in a couple of years will most likely out weigh my memories.  They (docs) say my sugar looked fine, I go for a test in 8 weeks to get the definite results but I’m back on sugar for now.  However I am trying to be better and not overdose.  That’s it for now!

By this time tomorrow I’ll be in a room with another son!  I can’t believe this long journey is just about over.  I am definitely ready to not be pregnant, but another child, hmmm, I’m still nervous.   We need to be at the hospital at 7 am!!!  And I will be in the OR by 8:15 and with another child by 8:30!  Because I was able to stay home this week I kept my 2 year old home with me today so we could spend time together.  Not that he has any clue as to what is about to happen.  Oh, we keep telling him, but he’s only 2, he doesn’t get it.   Well, he’s done his snack and now we’re off to play outside!  Wish us luck and  the next time you here from me, I’ll hopefully be a lot ‘thinner’!!!

I can’t believe there are only 6 days left before our family goes from 3 to 4.  This time next week there will be another baby boy gracing the world with his presence and I’m not sure if my 2 year old is ready.   He’s such a mommy’s boy.  He cuddles and clings any chance he can get.  I really don’t think he will adjust very well.

I, on the other hand, am definitely ready to be not pregnant.  I am so tired of watching everything I eat, checking my sugar 4 times a day and getting shots.  Oh, and measuring and spacing meals out every 3 hours.  I just want pizza!!!  I can definitely sympathize with a diabetic at this point.  I don’t know how anyone can do this for the rest of their lives!  I can barely make it 8 weeks.

And on top of all that, I’ve been having contractions for 2 weeks now.  It’s now up to about 10 a day.  But since it’s nothing ‘regular’ (which it really isn’t) they send me on my way and tell me that they’ll either see me on the 17th or when I’m having them every 5 minutes for over an hour!  So I grin and bear it.

At least I am done working!!!!  Well at least going to work, those yahoos will be calling me every 5 minutes with questions.  And definitely emailing me all the time.

As I said, I’m definitely ready to not be pregnant but am I ready to be a mom to 2, hmmmm, the jury is still out on that one!!

So I’ve been trying to figure out my maternity leave schedule. Since I don’t get any paid time I need to use my sick and vacation days that I have saved up. However that had me returning to work one day a week when the baby would only be 5 weeks old. And also taking 2 whole weeks unpaid until my sick and vacation days renew. I then could use more time and I would be back full time when the baby’s 15 weeks old.

2 weeks unpaid! Well, we’ll figure it out but it’s definitely going to be tight. I decided to call HR to confirm my sick days. And apparently I have 28 more sick days than what I thought. WHAT??? How many days??? So now a lot changes.
– I don’t have to work up to the day before my c-section, I’m taking the 3 days before off.
– I don’t have to return when he’s only 5 weeks old, I’m starting a one day a week work schedule when he’s 8 1/2 weeks old.
– I don’t have to take ANY unpaid time!!!!! Woo-hoo!

I almost went into labor when I heard the news. Do I think it’s 100% accurate? Who am I to argue with HR. I’ve been there for 8 years, my sick days to carry over from year to year; so possibly. I am soooo excited! YEAH!!! So I only have 6 more work days to go!!!!

Well I did another round of visits today.  I was pleasantly surprised to get a weight measurement at my ultra-sound visit.  He is weighing in at 6 pounds 15 ounces.  That puts him into the 65th percentile.  Everything look good and it was on to the monitoring room.  I got stuck on the monitor for a bit longer, his heart rate was up and down which is good and what they want to see; but when it was up it was around 190 bpm sometimes.  But since everything else looked normal I was free to go!

Next stop, the endocrinologist.   I felt that I had some really low numbers but they were okay with them.  There were no changes made to my amount of insulin.  My swelling isn’t that bad, just slightly.  And because I have more of a desk job then I’m still okay to continue working.  Yeah. *heavy sarcasm*  And then the doc sent me off for blood work.  Just to see where some numbers are, I guess.  Three hours later I’m headed home.

At my last visit I was told that the baby is sitting a bit lower than normal, where he remains today.  And I have a bit more pelvic swelling than normal, hence the extra pressure and pain I have been feeling.  Solution; lay down when I feel it.  HA, if it were only that easy.  Try and explain that to a two year old who wants to play and a job that wants me to work.  Oh, and a house that needs cleaning.  Well, I’m trying my best; at least there’s only 24 days to go!

I had an appointment last Thursday and it was okay.  I had 2 mild contractions while hooked up to the machine and the baby’s heart rate dipped low but didn’t stay low and came back up on his own.  Things they are now watching more closely.

Then I went to pick up my son and he had a fever.  Since I can’t afford to take any days off from work he stayed home with hubby.   He didn’t throw up until Saturday morning and his fever finally broke around Saturday afternoon, just when we lost electric.  Yep from 6 at night until 11 the next morning we had no power.  By the morning the house temp was in the low 50s (Fahrenheit).  So we packed ourselves up and off to my mom’s we went.  Of course we are only 2 miles away from her.  But we went back once the house warmed up some.

Today I had another visit, of course.  The ultra-sound went well and I had two contractions again.  But his heart rate was very good.  He seems to have a higher heart rate in the afternoon.  But that just means he takes after the rest of the family, NOT MORNING PEOPLE!!! ; )  Then the diabetic clinic called.  They are upping my doses again!  My breakfast, lunch and bedtime shots are all increasing by 2 – 4 units.  Will this never end???  Okay, it will, in 5 weeks!

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