Tuesday, June 24, 2008


I really need to write my english paper but I have no interest in doing it. Sooooo, here I am.

Yesterday we went to the maternal fetal specialist, and my cerclage is doing it's job! Went from 1.3 cm to 2.5 cm...that's fantastic! I am 22 weeks pregnant. I feel really good, achy from everything and always tired, but doing well considering. Looking forward to being able to get out more in the next couple of weeks.

For the past week, Lindsey has been going to bed by 9 pm everyday, and it is FANTASTIC! She wakes up nicely in the morning and is fun to be around, PLUS I get about 4 hours of ME time...which we all know will go to shit once Jake comes out. LOL.

Tomorrow is Mom and Lindsey day, so the computer will be off and phone will be limited. We have lots of fun plans :)

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Our week so far...

The week so far has been pretty good. Sunday we enjoyed family time with Dan. There is nowhere I would rather be then with my husband! We watched the race and some of the US Open, then went out for dinner.

Monday we went to the doctor and they checked the surgery. OUCH! It hurt very bad. The rest of THAT day was shot because I was in so much pain I couldn't get off the damn couch.

Tuesday Lindsey had school so Dan went to the driving range (I did homework) then we went to this AWESOME pizza place, it's called Della Ventura's and it's on Locust Hill Road (290) at the corner of St. Marks. The best pizza I have EVER had. YUM. Then we went home and I took a nap. Lindsey went to bed at 8:30 so I scrapbooked which was lots of fun. Then I watched some TV until Dan got home and fell asleep watching him play video games!

Today we went to Sam's for gas and some stuff, then to the pool for some refreshing fun. It was COLD!! We met up with Mandy, Stephanie and their boys for dinner and then went to Mandy's and finished making the yard sale signs.

Now I am home and I have to do a test tonight before midnight...eek! I've been studying like mad, so now I better go do it. English test tomorrow, psych test on Friday. And a paper due in English on Friday...kill me now! I hate mid-term!

Friday, June 13, 2008

Friday the 13th...

Oooo spooky!

Yesterday my sister graduated. I'm very proud of her! I wish I could have been there but unfortunately I could not. I'm sure I will make it sometime this summer.

Today Dan, Linds and I are running to JCPenney to pick up the baby's dresser, then heading to Sam's for some food, then heading back home to play in the pool. It's supposed to be in the high eighties today, so the pool will be nice.

Tomorrow Lindsey has swim lessons and then we are just going to hang around the house. Sunday is father's day so we'll be hanging around the house all weekend long. Lots of time in the pool I think!!

Hope everyone has a great weekend!

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Surgery is over...

I'm happily home as of yesterday. I'm having a hard time with the recovery though.

Dan and I got to the hospital at 5:30 am and they did my IV, then at 7:30 they brought me back. It was a quick surgery (I fell asleep on the table!) and then was brought back in, but I was feeling sick so they gave me some meds that made me fall asleep. I napped off and on throughout the morning, then my mother-in-law brought Lindsey over after school and she stayed at the hospital until about 8:30. We all had dinner together which was nice, then she spent the night at my in-laws.

In the morning I was released at about 11, then home where I napped and then my friend Stephanie came over with dinner for us.

Lindsey had school today, and so Dan and I priced the yard sale stuff, then I laid down while Dan played video games until lunchtime and then Dan was off to work. Winona (my mother-in-law) is coming over to keep an eye on us tonight. I have a bunch of studying to do for my classes, but I am going to go and nap with Lindsey first.

Thanks to everyone for your thoughts and prayers, it means a lot to me.

Monday, June 9, 2008

Surgery tomorrow...

Tomorrow at 7:30 am I am having the cerclage surgery. Basically, it is a surgery that will put a stitch in my cervix (kind of close it up like a purse-string and clinch it) because my cervix has shortened so much. It's less than half of what it should be, only 1.3 cm when it should be 3 cm and I am already dilated to 2 cm on the internal os.

It's a quick surgery, takes all of 10 minutes but I have to stay in the hospital overnight because I will be having contractions and I have to take meds to stop it.

I am in very able hands (my maternal-fetal specialist Dr. Greig) and I trust him immensely. Please keep Jake and I in your prayers, as well as Dan and Lindsey too. We're all pretty worried, but the good enws is that after the surgery, I can begin to get off bedrest!! YAY!

Friday, June 6, 2008

Can't do it...

I just can't do it anymore.

I know that it is for the best for both me and Jake, but this bed rest is going to KILL me. I get excited when I get to go out in the car. I enjoy the half-hour that I can sit on the edge of the pool so much. I HATE THIS!!

Everyone tells me that it will all be worth it once he is born. I know that. But I am 20 weeks pregnant and it looks like I am going to have to be doing this crap for the next 20 weeks. I cheat a lot...and I know that I am only cheating myself and my baby...but even when I do lay in bed, nothing changes.

Today we went to Wal-Mart and then out for pizza, then tonight we went out for dinner with a friend. I mean, I'm sitting down most of the time at least, but I can't lay down anymore. Am I selfish? Maybe.

Sorry, I just needed to vent...