Wednesday, July 28, 2010

This one time... at band camp...

I've been so busy (and so tired) the last two weeks!! I've been teaching at a band camp where my friend is now the head director and I'm EXHAUSTED! I went from being a slug and doing nothing all day to working 8am-5pm in and out of the heat (I was really careful!) and teaching kids music. They're doing a Journey show so I think BabyG will come out singing Journey songs from hearing them all day every day! :)

I'm back to school tomorrow. No kids until Monday but teachers have meetings tomorrow and Friday. In some (most) ways I'm SO not ready but others I know that once I get the school year started time will fly between now and November.

We had an ultrasound at 20 weeks and the baby's kidneys were slightly dilated (but still within "normal"/don't worry too much range). On Monday we had another ultrasound to check on them again and they were still dilated - one had gone up a little even. My midwife (LOVE HER!!!) wants to see me in 2 weeks and do another ultrasound. If they're not getting smaller by then she's sending me to the perinatal ultrasound department with the higher powered ultrasound to see what's going on in there. I'm refusing to worry until we get to that point because the ultrasound tech and the MW both insist that this happens all the time. I'm glad they want to keep an eye on it and more ultrasounds are always good for me!

So that's a quick update. MrG is making me dinner right now then I'm hitting the shower and watching Big Brother with my sweet husband. After that? Probably bed!

Monday, July 12, 2010

Almost normal

Man it's taking me FOREVER to kick this!! Sheesh! I'm just now starting to really feel better today. I ended up going BACK to the clinic on Thursday because I still wasn't feeling better. I have been taking antibiotics orally now and they prescribed me an inhaler. I'm still coughing today and my throat hurts a LITTLE bit but it's nowhere near as bad as it has been!

22 weeks this week. I didn't take a picture because I felt like poo and my parents were here for a visit. We had a nice time. Just long enough before I got TOO irritated with them. We went to a minor league baseball game Saturday night and MrG and both of my parents saw my belly jump a couple times while we were there. :) I was more excited about the fireworks after the game than the game itself but it was a fun night anyway.

This week I really need to get some things done since I got behind from doing nothing last week. This is my last official week of summer break. Next week I start marching band camp from 8-5. It goes for two weeks (Monday - Friday) and the 29th and 30th I go back to school for inservice. I have students Monday after that! The second half of summer has FLOWN by. I thought it was dragging a little in the beginning (not that going slow was a bad thing) but now that it's over I feel like I missed part of it!

Working around the house today - hope everyone has a great week!! :)

Saturday, July 3, 2010


Yesterday morning I woke up with a really really sore throat. I immediately assumed it was allergies as I had been dusting and vacuuming the day before and MrG had just mowed the lawn. It was sore all day long and the longer the day went on the worse I felt.

By the time I was ready to go to bed I felt terrible. Achey all over, nasty sinus drainage (gag), tenderness on either side of my neck, stiff joints, all that fun stuff.

I'm usually pretty hardheaded about going to the doctor but after a terrible night's sleep and feeling horrible this morning too I just got up and went when MrG suggested it.

I tried to go to the clinic that's supposed to hope at 8am only to find that they were closed for the holiday weekend. Fantastic. The other clinics didn't open until 9am so I had to burn an hour. I finally got into the room and the nurse practitioner came in.

I have strep. :( I HATE getting strep. I'm confused as to HOW I got it since I haven't been out of the house much at all the past week or so. Sucks.

She gave me two options for my penicillin - either a shot or the pills. I'm a big girl and the thought of swallowing pills at that moment made me cry. With all of the IF stuff we went through I was used to having shots all the time so let's go with that. Over with right away, it'll work faster. No big deal.

I waited and waited and waited for someone to come in and give me the shot. It was strangely warm in the room and I started to feel really thirsty and a little lightheaded. The lady FINALLY came in. As she was giving me the injection I asked her if they had any bottled water up front (they have coffee, cappuccinos, a slush puppy machine all this cool stuff for patients - no bottled water. What the crap?). The shot HURT and she kept looking at me weird as she was telling me where the water fountain was and pushing the meds that I never thought would end. She told me to get up on the table and lay down. I almost passed out. LOL I donate blood, I lost my fear of needles YEARS ago and I almost passed out from her giving me the injection. How embarrassing.

She brought me a cup of ice water and had me lay there for a minute and sit in the room to make sure I didn't have a reaction to the medicine then I was free to go. She was really sweet about it and I kept telling her I'm usually not like that. I'm such a goober.

MrG and I were supposed to go out to my IL's for the 4th of July cookout tonight. We were going to go swimming this afternoon, too.

But no. Here I am.

Sitting in the chair trying not to move and I wouldn't want to go even if I did feel better because I'd hate to pass it on to someone else. MrG has been really sweet and made me a bowl of soup. Guess I'll just sit here and sulk as I eat it because I don't get to have any fun today. :(

Happy 4th of July Everyone! May your weekend be better than mine!

Friday, July 2, 2010

A quick post and a pretty picture :)

I wanted to post and say that I LOVED the midwife on Monday!! We told the other clinic we were transferring and I feel a bajillion times better. I really think the MW will help make this natural birth work and it makes me even more confident that I can do this. :)

We were surprised to have an ultrasound that day to do the 20w fetal assessment too! I was glad to be able to see the baby and also glad that I didn't have time to worry about the ultrasound and something being wrong.
There are a few things they want to keep an eye on - a calcification on the heart and just barely dilated kidneys. We were told that both things happen often and are usually nothing but it's something they want to monitor.

Here's one of the images we got. We're going Team Green and not finding out if it's a boy or girl but it sure does look like I've got a real live baby in there! :)

Baby G - 20w 3d

I love this one too :)