Saturday, June 26, 2010

Lots of Updates

We've been very busy these past few weeks!  I finished up at my school, passed everything, Yay (except it hasn't been long enough to get my board results back).  We moved back to Alabama and are almost unpacked.  There's still those random boxes that you don't really know what to do with that are still sitting around.  I'm dreading finishing those boxes!  I also havent hung any pictures or such--just the basics done.  We also went to the beach for a week.  It was so nice and relaxing being done with everything and being able to enjoy the pool and beach!  We were definitely sad to leave and come back to unpacking boxes!  This week has been spent unpacking and visiting with old friends I haven't seen in a while.  It's been really great seeing everyone!

I also had another check up.  It was with my Dr from when I had Kaylee Beth.  Not that my dr in missouri was bad, but it was nice being back with Dr. Robinett.  I knew the other doctor was temporary and so he never really felt like "my doctor."  haha It's kinda weird, I know, but my dr down here makes me feel so much more calm and relaxed.  The check up went well.  None of my records were received, so the nurse wanted to re-do my blood work and pap smear.  Luckily, Dr. R said just to keep calling them to see if we can get them.  Since it was my first time seeing them with this pregnancy, they scheduled me for an ultrasound.  It was wonderful seeing the baby! The lady got annoyed when I asked her to look between the legs.  The baby was asleep at first but she kept pressing on it and tapping it until the baby started getting annoyed at her.  It was kicking and swinging its arms and even arched its back at one time. Which I can understand it's pain b/c my uterus is still sore 2 days later b/c she was pressing so hard!! Hb was 154 bpm and so far everything looks great.  Dr was reassuring when he said that this baby is a keeper and we are past point of miscarriage.  I said he liked Christmas Day for a due date so we picked that.  He also said that way he can be sure to have me home by then.  So, I'm guessing he's planning on inducing the week before if the baby doesn't come before that.  KB came 2 weeks early, so I'm thinking this one will be too.  I talked him into letting me come back in 5 weeks instead of 4 so we can do the 20-wk scan at 18 weeks instead of 22.  So now only a little over 4 weeks to go and we'll know if it's a boy or girl!  My first rotation is with an ob/gyn, so I'm kinda hopin the sonogram techs offer to do an early gender det scan for me at work...  We'll see! :)
Speaking of, rotations start July 5.  I only have about another week to go before I start!  I can't believe it's almost time. I'm starting to get really nervous since it's been so long since I've been in the hosp, especially since I'm expected to know so much more this time around.  I'll also be able to see patients on my own and give my recommendations on treatment (of course the dr will get the final say and only do what he thinks, but I'll still have to tell him what I think).  I'm also nervous about how long the days will be.  I'm worried I won't have much time to spend with Kaylee Beth and that being pregnant, I'll be even more tired when I get home.  I'm also scared I'll have to work a lot of weekends.  Well see.  I just hate not knowing since every month is with a different doctor and their different schedules.  
Well, I'm about to start going through all of Kaylee Beth's baby things to see what can be saved if we have a girl.  Right now it's our "junk room" where everything she outgrew, we sent home with my mom and she just piled it in the room.  So wish me luck! I may not come back out alive!! :)

Monday, June 7, 2010

Great Scan!!

We went this morning for our scan and everything is fine! When she first showed the baby, it was asleep and she was moving the scanner so I wasn't able to see the heart beating.  Finally we were able to see it and I let out a huge sigh of relief and started breathing again (didn't realize but I was holding my breath looking for the heartbeat).  It woke up for a few seconds and we got to see it kicking and doing somersaults.  Homer's sister, Eloree, went with us and they went and got her after she finished the scan.  Once Eloree got back to us, the baby had gone back to sleep. But she was so excited to get to see it.  She was shedding tears of joy because she knows how much we want this baby.  It was a wonderful start of the summer and I feel so much better now!  I had a cyst on both ovaries but the radiologist didn't mention them so I'm guessing they are normal.  I have a small subchrionic hemorrhage again, but he said not to worry about it and that it is very common. He said the only reason he even told me was so if I saw a small amount of dark blood not to call my dr b/c it was prob that.  I had one last time, but they don't think that was the cause of the miscarriage.  So I feel really good about telling everyone, so I'm planning on making an official facebook announcement later today.  Dr said our chances of miscarriage at this point are very low and it is in our favor now! :)  So happy to get a good report! 
Off to do more packing and a little studying later.  In a few days we'll be on the beach! :)

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Poor Kaylee Beth

Yesterday I took my last final, so I met Homer, Kaylee Beth, my mom, and Homer's sister at the marine family day.  It was so hot! They ended up staying there for about 3 hours in the sun.  So on the ride home, KB threw up (remember this girl will throw up from crying too hard-so it doesnt always mean shes sick).  We figured it was from getting too hot and let her sleep it off.  Last night she refused to go to sleep and threw up again from crying when we told her it was bed time.
Today we decided to enjoy my free day and had planned a trip to the water park in Kansas City since we are moving and wouldn't get another chance to go.  So we kept reapplying sunscreen to her and she had a blast. Around lunch time she wanted to take a nap. She woke up a hour or so later and wanted to go back to sleep.  She's been sleeping on and off since then b/c shes exhausted and doesn't feel good.  She started throwing up more once we got home and hasn't been able to keep anything down tonight.  It probably has to do with the fact that we are packing up the entire apartment and she doesn't understand why.  Poor baby :(  I feel so bad for her.  We've been cuddling her and trying to help her feel better.  Hopefully she'll feel better in the morning!
Tomorrow is our ultrasound!  I called the insurance it they said they should cover it, so we're gonna go ahead and do it.  I'm anxious to see it and to know everything is OK.  Yesterday when I got home from my test, I went straight for my doppler.  And I think I actually found it this time!!  Homer listened with me and counted the hb to be around 160s (which would be about right).  Also when we were listening to it I was holding it still and it disappeared like the baby had moved.  So it made me feel a lot better hearing what we thought was the heartbeat!
My right inguinal lymph nodes were very swollen last night. They were about the size of grapes!  I had thought it was just the baby sitting on my right side of my uterus but when I started looking, I realized it was too far out to be part of my uterus.  I'm not sure why they got so big but it scared me.  I halfway did a lymphatic treatment we've learned at school and this morning they were a lot smaller.  I'm gonna ask tomorrow if they know why they may be swollen even though I'll just be seeing the ultrasound tech and radiologist.
I'll be sure to post about the ultrasound in the morning.  Hope everyone has a good night!

Thursday, June 3, 2010

My stupidity paid off...

Well, a lot has happened since my last post.  Haha the whole situation makes me laugh... now. So I posted about how I heard the heartbeat and was super excited.  Well the next day I thought it would be neat to see if I heard another heartbeat on the other side.  And... I did!  My mom is up here and confirmed that they both were heartbeats.  So I called my dr and talked to the nurse.  She said my dr was headed out to his last surgery but that she would call me back tomorrow.  So that night, I thought I'd give it another listen.  It was then that I realized that if I followed the "heartbeats" out laterally, they became more regular and realized they were mine.  I was listening to my iliac arteries! So embarrassed, I left a message early the next morning for my nurse telling her not to worry that I was doing it wrong. Well she had called me back but I didn't notice until they had closed that afternoon.  She then called again the next day.  She said that my dr said it was really early to hear the hb anyway, but if i wanted to, I could schedule a formal ultrasound.  The only downside is that she doesnt know if my insurance will cover it.  He said he wants to check the viability of the baby due to my past miscarriage.  I'm not sure if Homer will go for it with the possibility that we may have to pay for it.  But I postposed the ultrasound til after my board exams, just in case we find out bad news. 
I took one of my exams on Tuesday and the other one is Saturday.  It feels so good to have one down.  It is supposed to be the harder one, so I haven't been studying as much these past few days.  I'll be excited when I get done with it all and can hang out on the beach next week! I'll post if we decide to do the ultrasound on Monday and if so def share the results if we do.  I'm getting nervous that we'll have a repeat since we're at about the same time frame that it all happened last time.  Please pray that the baby is ok.