Thursday, June 26, 2008

News on the homefront

Edited 6/26/08:

I just called the ear, nose and throat doctor's office and I will not be having the actual needle test thingie and they were able to get me into the office a day earlier so I will not have to take time out of blessing #2's birthday to go to the doctor. I should be able to get the needle test sometime within a week of next weeks appointment.

Also, I attempted to make banana muffins this morning and they looked beautiful BUT I forgot the sugar. So much for cooking yet!! I so wanted a muffin.  I do have three more bananas so I may go make one more attempt.


Well, I have been wondering why since my morning sickness went away at about week 12, why do I still feel yucky and have this tight feeling in my throat at week 15 and now 16. Well, last week I called and explained my difficult to explain symptoms to my ob/gyn's nurse and she suggested that I call my family practice doctor about this, so I made another call and began to explain my odd and difficult to explain symptoms again. Tuesday was my appointment with a PA, he listened, asked lots of questions and examined me and consulted with another PA. I was sent for lab work and an ultrasound was scheduled for Wednesday. I knew that the ultrasound tech had seen something when she asked me if one side bothered me more than the other. It was a relief in some ways to know that something really is there causing me all these problems. I do have a small cystic mass and will be having a fine needle aspiration next Wednesday to test this mass. The PA said my thyroid blood levels are normal and the fact that the mass is cystic is good? It doesn't take the discomfort away but I know that there is something  there and that there is an end in sight.

On a happy note, today is our 15th anniversary. And also anniversary to our friends as well, although they have been married a few more years than we have!!!

May the Lord find us faithful.

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Putting it all togethr

I have been attempting to figure out why I still feel yucky sometimes. I am quite aware that many women feel ill their entire pregnancy but that has not normally been my case in the past. I have scheduled a DR appointment at my family practice office to attempt to figure out if the feeling in my lower throat is an acid reflux problem or some other problem or just a by product of this pregnancy. Either way, I need to figure out what is going on for my own peace of mind. I do ask for you to pray for our baby and myself. I am older now and at higher risk for many things that just weren't the case before. I am also overweight and really desire to not gain too much weight. I am walking about 4-5 days a week and now that I can stand to be in the kitchen more, I have begun to eat better than the first trimester, many more fruits and veggies. I am not making bread again yet, and that may not happen until post delivery and I am fine with that. I did actually cook food last night and washed and prepped fruit and veggies from the store as well. I made a great discovery for veggie buying. My only stop yesterday was Sam's, I ran out of energy for my usual multi-store shopping, I was trying to purchase a variety of veggies for salad but of course everything at Sam's comes in huge quantities and I know we would not eat 5 pounds of baby carrots before they became mush. I then discovered the veggie platter. Only 8.88 and we had pre chopped veggies. This has greatly made my life easier. We pulled it out for lunch and the blessings had carrots and broccoli and blessing #1 chopped some carrots for a salad for me. As long as the blessings pull things out of the fridge and return them for me I am okay.  Tonight dinner: Rotisserie chicken and salad with fresh strawberries for dessert. I am not back but I am on the road to keeping home again.!! Yahoo!

May the Lord find us faithful.

Monday, June 16, 2008

Ups and downs

There is something that I must need to learn from this whole process but I am just not quite sure what it is. I had a good week then a not so good week. The nausea is gone but I feel as though I could be sick at any moment in a throaty kind of way. Not sure what that is but at least it is better than before. I am beginning the long road back to being a keeper at home again. Small teeny, tiny steps but steps none the least. I did have a friend offer to come help me spring clean and I think I will take her up on that after I regain a little of my energy and do a little de-cluttering first. If I were a wealthy person I would pay Pa-Pa's daughter to come au pair this summer. But none the less, that is not in my future. Oh how fun that would be for my blessings and me. We just love K.

I have begun to take my SuperMom vitamins regularly now that I am not nauseated. I actually oredered more today as I am almost finished with the current bottle. I am walking as many days a week as I can and I am working on eating many more vegetables than I was in the past few months.  The fog is lifting slowing and I can see a little normal in sight.

One last thing, I have quite a few pictures on the camera but I just have not downloaded any in a long time. I will try to do that this week. I even have a few to put on the nature blog, we had robins build a nest in our yard and there were four babies.

I must stop now, the sky is dark and the wind picked up a bit, the laundry must be gathered from the line!

May the Lord find us faithful.


Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Praise the Lord and Yahoo!

I have always been a little simple in finding enjoyment. Todays exclaimations? I am thrilled to be able to mop the dining room, kitchen, family room and main bathroom. Is my home in total order? Not quite, but I am so thankful to be up and moving around again. Am I still nauseous? Yes, but it is liveable at this time. 
I took blessing #1 in for allergy testing yesterday and he ended up with a patch test for things that touch his skin. We know he has a nickel allergy so we will wait to see what has been causing the rash on the elbows. The tape that he has on his back is also causing some pinkening up of his skin. He has always had sensitive skin so that does not surprise me a bit.

May the Lord find us faithful.

Monday, June 2, 2008


Well, I can honestly say that yesterday was the first day in 10 weeks that I felt that I was among the living. I actually had a good day and made my children's lunch plates. A wonderful friend invited us over for lunch, that was such a blessing to my husband who had a normal Sunday. He only made his normal french toast and brownies to take to our first of the month potluck Sunday evening.  I do not know how much I will be able to do but I know that I am holding my self back today and taking it a little easy. I did manage to take my vitamins for the first time in 9 weeks and I actually made my own drink this morning (a major accomplishment for me as I have had major freezer smell issues and I love ice in my drinks)

Ultrasound: We saw the baby and  the heartbeat. I dated the same as the doctor's first date so we should have a baby sometime around December 10. My other babies have been pretty good at coming close to their due dates, within two days. My actual predictation date will be December 12. The ultrasound did show a cyst on my left ovary so when I see my ob/gyn next week we will discuss that and many other things from the ultrasound that I have questions about.

Praise the Lord for feeling normal again.

I do have a quick prayer request, actually three.

  1.  A friend's Dad is having open heart surgery on Tuesday.

  2. Another friend is having surgery on Wednesday

  3. A friend is pregnant and has had a past of tubal pregnancies and never been able to carry a baby to full term, this pregancy is NOT tubal and they have actually heard the babies heart beat!!! Her doctor is closely monitoring her and so far all is well.

May the Lord find us faithful.