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Thursday, December 31, 2009

My body doesn't like having babies I guess

First of all,

HaPpY NeW YeAr!!!!!!!

I know it has been forever since I posted, but let me tell ya, it's been a crazy few weeks.  So this is going to probably definately be a jumbled mess of a post.  Hang on, here we go!

I am 31 weeks preggo now and I can't decide if I have 9 LOOOOONG weeks to go or ONLY 9 weeks to go.  It seems like it's flying by sometimes, like when I open the door to the junkroom nursery and see stuff everywhere instead of a crib and glider rocker waiting for me and Jaxten.  I just couldn't force myself to even think about all things nursery during the holidays.  That would be sensory overload for me right now.  But now I have no excuses (other than the whole not being able to move heavy furniture thing) so my husband and I will be tackling this job very soon.  Thank goodness we don't have to paint.  Just place, arrange and go.  Sounds so easy in a sentence.  Don't think it will go quite like that.  But, we do have to get on the ball a little bit.  Which brings me to my next point. 

You know I have mentioned the really bad heartburn I've been having.  Well, I starting getting another pain on my right side and last Sunday I had excrutiating pain for about 12 hours.  I had already been to the doctor about it once and they just brushed it off and told me it was probably round ligament pain, or in other words, just muscles stretching and hurting.  Well, after this 12 hour ordeal, I went to the doctor on Monday and again they were trying not to make a big deal out of it and I almost had to get downright mean with them.  I told them I thought I was dying while the pain was bad and there was no way that could be from a muscle stretching.  So they ordered some bloodwork to appease me and my liver enzymes were elevated a little. They sent me for an ultrasound of my gall bladder and sure enough, I have gall stones.  I felt like saying a big fat "I TOLD YA SO!"  I am a baby when it comes to pain, but even I knew it was a bit more serious than a stretching muscle. 

I had to go see a surgeon about it and the plan is to try and wait until after I have the baby to perform surgery to remove my gall bladder.  If we can wait until about three weeks after delivery, they can do it laparoscopically and I will only spend 1 night in the hospital.  If we do the surgery now, they will have to make an incision of about 7-8 inches below my right ribcage and there is a risk that all the tapping around my uterus could send me into pre-term labor.  The only reason they are thinking about doing the surgery now is because some of bloodwork came back abnormal.  My liver enzymes were elevated a little, meaning I'm just shy of being jaundiced.  A normal biliruben level is up to 1.0.  Mine was at 3.0.  At 4.0, you start turning yellow just like babies that are jaundiced.  By 5.0, I would probably need the surgery now.  So they want to check my bloodwork every Monday and I'll see the surgeon every Tuesday until either I have the baby, or the numbers change.  In addition to seeing my OBGYN every 2 weeks right now.  Dr appointments every week......happy happy joy joy. 

Oh, and to top that off, they put me on a "bland diet".  Nothing fried, fatty, spicy......in other words, taste-free food.  No salads, no green vegetables, no sauces....and the list just goes on and on.  It is so hard to figure out something to eat that fits in these restrictions.  I guess it's grilled chicken and mashed potatoes everyday.  But, if eating different saves me from having a painful attack, I'll just suck it up and do it.  Cause let me tell ya, a gall-bladder attack H.U.R.T.S! 

So that's where we are right now.  I'll update again after my next bloodwork.

Friday, December 11, 2009


Jaxten Scott Speer
27 weeks 4 days

Look at those cute little fingers!

His eye is open in this picture.

Too cute!!

He already knows how to pooch that lip out and pout!

I love those little lips!

I think he's grinning!

The most precious face ever!  He has his daddy's lips, which is one feature I have always loved about his daddy!

He kept his feet up in front of his face half the time we were there!  Flexible little thing!

I am completely over the moon for this little man already.  It's amazing to see him moving and making faces.  It's neat to compare his features with Caden's ultrasound pictures.  They really don't look alike.  Caden looks just like me, so I am kind of hoping this one looks more like his daddy.  I do think Caden is the most beautiful child I have ever seen (even if he does look like me), so if Jaxten looks like him it would be just fine.  But it would be neat for Scottie to have one that looks like him.  I am just amazed at this technology.  We get to do this again in 4-5 weeks, and I can't wait!!!!!!  See ya soon my precious baby boy!!

Monday, December 7, 2009

Cars, Cars, Cars

Well, I guess I'd better post something since it's been about a month!  My computer at home checked out again.  So, we got a new one.  But, I haven't put any pictures or anything on there yet and sometimes posts without pictures are just a little boring.

Nevertheless, here I am.  I guess quite a bit has happened since the last post.  I had taken my car to be checked because it was making a clicking noise and they told me it was the engine.  So I decided to get a second opinion and sure enough, the engine was blown.  We had just bought my husband a car several weeks ago because his Explorer wasn't really reliable, so he said he would drive his Explorer and let me drive the new car until we decided what to do about my car.  The first day he took off towards work in his Explorer, guess what happened.  I'm not even kidding, that ding dong truck's engine blew and left him on the side of the road.  Isn't that just a great Christmas season for ya.  Two car engines down in one week.  Amazingly enough, someone Scottie works with had bought a car like Scottie's new one just a few weeks ago, (they bought them through the company so they both got killer deals).  He bought it with the intention of selling it for more money than he paid.  Well, when he found out about our car situation from Scottie, he said he felt like God would want him to sell us the car for what he paid for it. So even though we had to buy two cars within two months, we got them both for the basically the price of one! 

God is good.........ALL THE TIME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!