Sunday, November 30, 2008


Thanks for all your thoughts and prayers on Friday. We got to the hospital around 8am. Around 10:30, they took Josh to the OR to start his anesthesiology which took about an hour before they started the surgery. They used a neuro-block to help with the post-surgery pain. When they got in there, not only did they find the labrum torn, they also found rotator cuff damage. Around 2pm they finished the surgery and moved him to recovery. We finally left the hospital around 5. Josh is recovering okay, but he's still in some pain so he's on some pretty strong painkillers. He's got a follow-up with the surgeon in a couple weeks. We'll have to call the office in the morning to schedule it and find out exactly when he's supposed to go back to work.

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Thoughts and prayers please

Remember back in July when Josh dislocated his shoulder? Well, it's still not better. In fact, it seems to be causing more pain lately. So he went back for another consult with the orthopedic surgeon. They did an MRI and found that there is a tear in the labrum (the cartilage around his shoulder joint). So they scheduled him for surgery next month. He got a call yesterday saying they could bump him up to this Friday. It will be arthroscopic so he'll be in and out the same day as long as there are no complications. If everything goes according to plan, he should be fully recovered in about 3 months. Please keep him in your thoughts and prayers this weekend.

Friday, November 21, 2008


Rebecca, here's the pic I was telling you about. This was around Christmas time about 4 years ago. We were visiting some friends of the family who had a couple little girls who were entertaining themselves by dressing Josh up. I guess he's going to have to get used to stuff like this once Sarah starts growing up :)

BH contractions

What exactly do BH feel like? I've read some about them, but most of what I read talks about how to know the difference between BH and real labor. I feel so much down in that area, but I'm not always sure exactly what I'm feeling. I'm just guessing sometimes when I say Sarah's moving or kicking or hiccupping or whatever. Part of it is probably a result of being plus sized so I can't feel things as easily or as early on.

Thursday, November 20, 2008


This has got to be one of the best "news" stories I've ever read:

Man tries to pay bill with spider drawing

30 week appt

Well, it's almost 31 weeks, but I did have an appt today. Nothing exciting. Just the standard. I've actually gained about 3 lbs! Finally. I guess I'm finally gaining because Sarah's gaining weight and I'm not throwing up anymore. I've been a bit sick with a cold or something this week so I haven't felt great.

Josh is reenlisting in the Navy tomorrow. He'll be signing another 6 year contract. This means real job security for for him and it pretty much sets him up to continue serving until he can retire at 20 years. I'm taking off work so I can go to the ceremony. Then there's a commmand Thanksgiving potluck. Oh that reminds me....I need to finish making those deviled eggs.

I also have a question. What do you know about cord banking? I'm not really looking at paying a lot of money to save my own cord blood, but I was thinking about donating to a public bank. When I asked Dr S about it, he said they would do it, but I'd have to do all the research and get the collection stuff myself. And he said I might have to still pay for the collection! Any ideas or suggestions????

Thursday, November 13, 2008

almost 30 weeks

I can't believe Saturday will make 30 weeks already. That means 75% of this pregnancy will be done. It also means only about 10 weeks left! I'm starting to freak out a little about whether I'm really ready for this whole mom thing. But then I think about a lot of the other moms I know and I figure if they can do it, then I definitely can.

Josh and I went to out infant care class on Tuesday. They spent a lot of time talking about car seat safety. Then we watched a video about what to expect right after delivery. Next was diapering. I was kinda disappointed that they just had one volunteer demonstrate instead of having individuals practice. I've changed many a diaper, but I don't think Josh has ever had the opportunity. We also watched a baby CPR video. Then the nurse showed us how to bathe an infant. Overall it was a good class. We've got the breast feeding class on the 3rd and then an all day childbirth class on the 6th.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

And the results are in

Well, I had my appointments today. I drank my glucose drink which wasn't too bad. I had my blood drawn when I got there. Dr S said no news is good news regarding the results. If the screening shows potential for diabetes, then I should hear something within a couple days. My blood pressure and weight were about the same as they have been. Baby's heartrate was 140. Overall, it was a pretty boring, routine appointment. I have graduated to appointments every 2 weeks now though.

2nd appointment--I had to go in with a full bladder and then I had to wait about 15 minutes after my appt. time. So by the time I got in there, I really had to pee! The tech did the ultrasound to check the placenta's position. Turns out it is at least 8.5 cm from the cervix area. I'm supposed to call Dr S on Thursday to go over the results, but the tech said it was good. So no worries there! After the initial u/s, I was able to empty my bladder bfore doing the 3-D. After checking a few angles to get a good face shot, the tech checked the gender. And as many people predicted, IT'S A GIRL!!! So introducing Sarah Lynn:

Monday, November 3, 2008

2 appointments tomorrow

My first appointment tomorrow morning will be just a standard appt with the added fun of the glucose screening test. Then at 2, I'm having an u/s to check my placenta. I'm supposed to go in with a full bladder--they said to drink 32 oz an hour before the appt. I've gotta pee enough as it is, not sure how I'm going to last with that much fluid in my system. Then we're doing the 3-D u/s. We're hoping to find out the gender, but I'm really hoping that I don't have gestational diabetes or placenta privia.