Friday, March 27, 2009

I forgot to update after the last appointment...

Well, the last appointment went well. Her heart rate was 152. So she is still doing great. My numbers have been awesome with the GD. Actually, they have been normal. Everything is set as far as hoping to deliver on the 8th. I go in the morning to have her lungs checked to make sure she is ready. (She should be - it is only 10 days early.) If all is good, she will be born that evening. I would have preferred first thing in the morning, but I keep forgetting that things happen in God's time, not mine. So, as long as it is the 8th I will be happy. Everyone things I am crazy for getting her baptized on Easter, because she will only be a few days old. We will try to limit how much she is being passed around because of all of the virus' floating around right now. We don't want her to end up sick.

Speaking of which, I am on antibiotics for a sinus infection right now. Justin is on them for whatever. He was still sick and lying around sleeping all day acting like he was on his death bed. You can tell he never got sick much as a kid. He has dealt with over 30 surgeries but can't get over a cold/flu. Saira was on antibiotics for a bladder infection. So, I think we are all on the mend now and getting better. I hope so, I need to get all of these sick germs out of the house before the baby gets here.

So, anyway, one more appointment for next week, then the next week we find out the big day.

I know I edited the last post to say that I had an awesome baby shower with my church family, and it was! I am going to miss those ladies so much when I move.

God Bless,

Saturday, March 21, 2009

I am excited today!

A couple of very dear ladies from church are throwing me a baby shower today!! Yeah!! Thank you Jane and June!!! I can't wait. I love hanging out with all of these ladies and it will be fun, I am sure.

The only bad part is that I have a cough and head congestion. I am waiting for the pharmacy to open so that I can get some sudafed. Then I will feel better and more up to the whole party. I woke up at six feeling miserable. At least I didn't get the flu like the kids had. Justin, Saira, and Alec all just have the cough now. We sound horrible, but all in all are feeling better.

They all want to go to the shower, so sure why not? They may get bored, but I think they will have some fun. June always makes yummy deserts!

Nancy is still doing well. She is weaning down to lesser pain killers. God is Awesome!

My mom and dad will be here in 2 weeks. Our little one will hopefully be here in 2 1/2 weeks. They want to check for lung maturity that morning, and then will deliver her that evening if everything looks good. So, she is going to be an evening baby, like Marcus. The other 3 were all born in the morning. She is still breech, but since it is a c-section that isn't a problem. Everything else looks good. My numbers are still about the same for the GD, so no meds. This is a blessing, being able to control through diet (and exercise). Her heart rate was 154. That is good and strong. We go to the doctor every week now.

Well, Walgreens should be open soon, so I gotta run....


I just wanted to add that I had a wonderful time at my baby shower. There were so many lovely ladies there! My baby girl got tons of great gifts! June made an awesome lunch! Thank you all very much! I am gonna take a nap and when I get up, make dinner and start writing thank you cards to all of the wonderful ladies!

Tuesday, March 17, 2009


Well, 3 out of 4 kids have the flu. I am trying very hard not to catch it. I am spraying Lysol Alec is on the rebound now and doing better. Justin and Saira just started yesterday really so they have a few more days ahead of them. Yuck!!
On a good note - 3 weeks from tomorrow our little one should be here. I can't wait to hold her in my arms instead of my stomach. haha.
The weather has been gorgeous the last 2 days. It is supposed to be cooler for the next few days but not too cold.
Please pray that I don't catch the kids flu.

Sunday, March 15, 2009

An update on Nancy!

Word from her husband was that she was going to be able to go home today! Praise God! The bleeding stopped and the pain was under control. They are confidant that since it stopped bleeding on its own, that she won't need to have surgery. She is on her way to recovery! The doctor said that it will take a good 6 weeks for her to get back to herself fully. Thank you all for the prayers!

Thursday, March 12, 2009


I had an appointment today. The doctor was in surgery so I had to see the nurse practitioner. She said my numbers were really good on my sugar levels, so no need to change anything there. She said the blood test for my thyroid levels came back normal so, my medication is still working. Sometimes, the hormones can throw it off again and you have to adjust your medication, but I am good. The baby's heartbeat was 146 today but went up to 170 when she was squirming around. That is a good thing, it is supposed to go up when she moves around and then come back down and it did. I see the doctor every week now from here on out. Next week, we should be able to officially get on the schedule for the c-section. Hopefully. I have a lump on the inside palm of my hand, and I was a little afraid that it might be blood clot, but the nurse said it looked more like a cyst. She said it may or may not go away after the pregnancy. Weird.

On another note, a friend of mine from church wasn't feeling well at church last night. She said her head was pounding. On her way home, she got into a crash and ended up at Holland Hospital. They did a cat scan and she has a brain bleed. Please pray for her! She is an amazing lady and deserves all of the prayers that she can get. She has ongoing health issues that could potentially complicate things. Please pray that the brain bleed stops bleeding and that the blood that is there is reabsorbed. Thank you all!

God Bless,

Saturday, March 7, 2009

Things were pretty productive.....

I made it through the garage. Alec helped me sort through everything. We have one corner of stuff that is what we are taking with us. The rest has to go. It was pretty liberating getting that done. Praise God that we had warm weather for a couple of days. We sold the trampoline and basketball hoop already. I have some stuff on Craigslist. We threw out a bunch of stuff. A friend/neighbor is in the process of moving and they got a big dumpster. I asked and they said we could throw out stuff in there because they were never going to fill it. Thank you Nova!

We have gone through most of the stuff in the house, but I did realize that there is one set of cupboards that I completely forgot about. So, that will be the next area.

I go to the doctor on Wednesday and I will be able to see what he says about baby being so big. I also have to ask about something for heartburn. I am getting tired of chewing on tums. blech.

Only 4 1/2 weeks until my mom and dad get here.

Well, I think that is about it for now.

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

WOW! That is all I can say....

I will start out saying that ultrasound estimates can be about a pound off. She measured 6 pounds today! So, she could be 5 pounds but still. I still have 5 weeks to go before the c-section. She is still head up - which doesn't mean too much since I am having a c-section. I think she is going to be the biggest baby I have had so far.