Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Heard the Heartbeat!!

Yesterday I got the AngelSound monitor I had ordered.  I bought a cheaper one ($25 instead of $60) that had good reviews on Amazon.  I was 9 wks 0 days yesterday, which is still early to hear it on even an expensive medical doppler.  Well, I tried yesterday afternoon with Kaylee Beth climbing all over me and couldn't find it.  I tried again when she went to school and found it! I was so excited!  It was really beating! But since we are to the point the last baby died, it really made me feel better to hear it beating away!  Then when my mom got back to the apartment, I found it again so she could hear it.  I was unsure if I should get one or not, but hearing it today makes it worth it!

Monday, May 24, 2010

Dr Visit

Sorry I am just now posting about my check-up (a week late).  We went last Monday and had a good check-up.  I had gained about 3 lbs since I went back for my D&C checkup.  But that's expected since I've been pretty stressed and sitting on my butt a lot more studying.  But it's still not bad.  Def a lot better than when I was preggo w/ KB! Haha.  He did a bedside ultrasound, I guess to check and make sure everything was OK.  We got to see the heart beating. It was about 160 bpm and was wonderful to see.  I asked him if he could date the baby since I thought I ovulated late. And sure enough, I was 2 days later than scheduled. So now my due date is Dec 27.  It's getting closer to the new year. I think it would be neat for it to be born on 1/1/11!  But that would require me holding it in past 40 weeks... eek!  However, I have decided that I don't want to induce early unless my doctor needs me to, like if we think it's gonna be a huge baby!  I had planned it for KB so Homer could def be there, but that didn't work out.  She said she wanted to be here a week earlier than that.  And I actually am really glad she did.  It told me that she was ready to be out.  I believe they stay in for a reason and may have problems if we take them out early for our convenience. Anyway, I got side tracked.  The baby looks good and he just went through the normal preg info-exercise, food, meds.  The nurse did make a comment of "We didn't expect to see you back so soon." B/c they told us to wait 3 months before trying again.  My Dr in Alabama said 1 cycle so we went with him.  We said our goodbyes with the dr and nurse b/c my next appoitment is in alabama with dr. robinett.  It's so exciting to know where getting so close to moving back to our friends and family.  But it's also scary b/c that means that my boards are approaching.  Speaking of, my first one is one week from tomorrow!!! :(  Which reminds me, I'm supposed to be totally focused on studying for the next week.  So I had better get back to it. 

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Is it me or everyone else??

Today, people have been testing my nerves.  I've had a pretty good day, considering most of the day was studying.  KB's new crib came in today.  Homer took down her crib and as we were taking the new one out of the box, we noticed that one of the legs was broken.  Homer called Amazon and asked them what we needed to do.  The lady said they would have to mail another crib and we will then take the piece we need out and put the broken one back in and mail it back.  Crazy huh??  Then she said it would be another week before we got it.  I was furious!  We had let her sleep in a recalled bed the past 8 days while we were waiting for that one to get here. Then after we already took hers apart, we find out they are going to make us wait another week to get one we can actually use!  I was so mad, so I called them back.  I explained about the recalled bed and how we already waited over a week and how I didn't know why we weren't given 2 day shipping since I know they offer it.  The guy did some clicking and finally said it would be here the day after tomorrow! Problem solved.
Tuesday night is family night at the ChickFilA here and we always go.  Kaylee Beth loves to play with the kids and we love the food. We get there early and get a table by the play area door so we can let KB in and out.  Well tonight, she was standing inside the door and a man went to get his daughter to go home.  She came out and he held the door for about 3 more seconds so he didn't smash KB's fingers. Well he sat her on the table behind us while he put her shoes on.  Then he proceeded to tell his daughter that he had to hold the door so he didn't smash the girls fingers.  Then he said "I don't know where her parents are but they are NOT doing a good job watching her." I wanted to turn around and let him have it! But I was trying to be a good person and hold my tongue.  I'm not sure exactly what we were doing wrong because his daughter was playing by herself in there just like Kaylee Beth was doing.  On top of that I wanted to ask him who was the bad parent, the ones who let their child play in the supervised area without her parents hoovering over her or the obese man teaching and allowing his 6 yo daughter to become overweight herself?  I mean who's calling the kettle black??  Anyway, I held my tongue and let him leave in peace thinking he was Daddy of the Year.
Then we went to WalMart to return the recalled crib. We had called last week and talked with someone from Walmart and they said it was fine and to bring it in.  Well the manager here was not nice.  She had an attitude with me before I even said anything.  It took her about a hour to look the model number up and said that it wasn't on her list.  I showed her the email from Toys R Us I had received and even on the CPSC website where it said all models with a metal mattress support are recalled.  She was not helpful at all, not to mention that my child was tired since she didn't get a nap at school today.  So then we went across the road to Target and after 20 minutes, I had a gift card for $265.  They had no problem finding it on the list and didn't treat me like an idiot.  This is yet another reason why I love Target!
So today has left me wondering if this is pregnancy mood swings or everyone else.  My first appointment is Monday.  I'm hoping I'll get an ultrasound, but I have a feeling he doesn't usually do one this early.  I don't know if I can go much longer without knowing if the baby is OK though.  All day, I'm wondering if it's ok, checking to see if I have symptoms, etc.  It's so nerve wracking not to know if everything is OK.  I just wish I had an ultrasound machine at home. lol

Monday, May 3, 2010

New Crib

Well, I finally sat down and went through a bunch of emails I had gotten over the past couple of days.  Ya know, the ones from Babies R Us to look at their coupons, ones from the bank, stuff like that.  I got to the one on crib recalls.  I wasn't sure why I saved it b/c I quickly looked at the picture when I got it and it wasn't hers. But I like to make sure on big things like that, so I saved it. Well I finally went through it and turns out KB's crib was one of the ones that were recalled.  Apparently the metal bars that hold the mattress up break and so "down comes baby, cradle and all."  One kid got stuck under the mattress when it fell and died. I think it was 15 others that had broken with a baby in it but they were minor injuries.  So, today I've been researching cribs and deciding what we want to do.  She's about to be 2 and could essentially move up to a toddler bed any time now. But Mama and Da aren't sure that we're ready for her to come into our room 3 times a night just yet.  I still have to study a lot the next month to get ready for my boards and being 6 weeks pregnant, I need my sleep between the 2 of those!  Since we are moving in a month, I want her to be used to her new bed so when we move back to Alabama, it'll be "her bed" and will be comforting in all of the big changes goin on.  My grandmother gave me a nice crib for the last baby for us to borrow.  She used it on my cousins when they were little.  However, the older one is around 10 now.  So realizing that KB's crib is being recalled and I still consider it new (2 yrs old), I'd hate to use a 10 yr old one for my newborn!  So, we're gonna get KB a toddler bed around Oct/Nov so she can get used to it before the baby comes, and give the baby the new crib so we'll be sure theres no recalls on it.


Walmart said they'll pretty much give us cash for her bed (about $230), but the one I want isn't in stores anywhere.  So, now we have to deal with what to do about shipping time.  I think we're gonna take our chances in the recalled bed for the next week until the new one comes in (it hasn't shown any signs of breaking thus far).  This is a pic of the bed we ordered:
http://www.amazon.com/Graco-Victoria-Drop-Side-Convertible/dp/images/B002LSHBA6/ref=dp_image_z_2_0?ie=UTF8&s=baby-products&img=0&color_name=2
I really love the espresso beds and didn't consider white with KB's first one. But the furniture we already have for the nursery (mine when I was in high school) is white.  So I thought, why not use that and get the crib to match.  The more I've been looking at them, the more I like it.  It's so clean and crisp.  I think it'll look real good if we add paint on the nursery walls.  So I'm getting really excited about the nursery and the baby.  Speaking of, we've been talking about names.  As you all know, Homer's first name is Sidney and he wants to pass it on to his son (His dad's name is also Sidney-so he says its a tradition).  And also, as you know, I'm against it.  So, I've been throwing out the idea of Sidney being the middle name.  The problem we've come across is that we've heard it as Sidney Homer for so long, that it doesn't have the same ring as a middle name.  So the name will take some time if it's a boy!  I was trying not to get as excited about the baby so I wouldn't be as hurt if we lost it again.  But I talked with my friend Brittany last week and she said "You're gonna be upset if you lose it either way, so you might as well get excited and enjoy it."  And the more I thought about it, she was right.  So I started looking at names and here we are forced to buy another crib.  Funny how things work out.  (Now we're gonna have a crib that matches the furniture and won't have teeth marks all over it like her old one!)