Monday, September 22, 2008

Ramblings of the day...

Everything is generally good.

I am officially into my third trimester (THANK GOD!) at 29 weeks on Wednesday. Baby is still small, though, at 2.5lbs. I've been drinking lots of juice and water, but he doesn't seem to be getting any bigger...don't know why, but he's doing well nonetheless.

My contractions are getting more intense, but aren't happening too often. Once, maybe twice a day, but more if I move around too much. While trying to sort some clothes in preparation for packing, I learned why its so important for me to stay hurts to move and this baby doesn't like it at all. I swear I feel him moving down further and further when I so much as take a step. Well, Baby wins 'cause I'm not gonna take any chances. It isn't fair to him if I do.

I had a really bad dream last night, too. When I went in for a sono, they saw that the cord was wrapped around his neck. I knew the baby was in good hands, but I freaked out 'cause that meant doc had to stick his big ol man hands up there to undo it! They had to put me out 'cause I wasn't letting them go anywhere near my southern parts. What woke me up was Baby kicking me, which meant, "Turn over or I won't stop doing this!" He likes that game 'cause he did it all damn night and does it when I lay on the couch. He's a demanding little booger. lol

In Wesley's dream last night, he said Baby would cry every single time he picked him up and wouldn't stop until I took him. I was like, "That means he doesn't like you." and Wes goes, "That's okay 'cause I'm still his Daddy." That made my morning.

So today I'm pretty psyched about this little one. I never thought I'd be in this position. You know...married and pregnant. Never thought it was for me, but "Never say never," right? It feels good to be married, but it is so true when they say the first year is hard. Then we go and throw a baby in the mix. What were we thinking???

So...I'm excited, nervous, scared, among so many other things right now. I'm gonna try taking things one step at a time. Starting with this little boy.

I'll stop here 'cause I've been listening to Jaheim and now I'm completely sidetracked. Oops lol

Thursday, September 4, 2008


Alright...I'm keeping this short...

Dr. Simmons gave me the okay to come home late Tuesday night, but says I can only get up to pee and get something to drink...SERIOUSLY??? I've been home for two days now and am going absolutely out of my mind! I can't do anything - not check the mail (which involves going down 3 flights of stairs), cook my own food - NOTHING!

At my sono Tuesday we saw that the baby was already in position, but my cervix is now cooperating so he won't be going anywhere as long as I stay down like I'm supposed to. Doc also says the only place I can go if I feel like I just can't sit still anymore is back to the hospital. lol His office and the NICU - to remind me of how important and serious my being on bedrest really is. Yeah.

My mom came over Wednesday morning and it was good having her here. She made me lunch and even cleaned our kitchen! How great is that?! She couldn't come over today because of work and daycare center preparations, but I can't wait to see her tomorrow - she's good company.

Thanks for the prayers and kind words. Wes and I are confident that everything will be okay - we've got the power of prayer and a STRONG support system on our side!

Now back to the couch...

Sunday, August 31, 2008

I've been admitted to the hospital.

Okay so I'll try to keep this short and sweet. A lot of you already know pieces of what's going on, but here it is in a nutshell:

I rushed in to see Dr. Simmons Friday morning because of a MAJORLY scary issue Saturday night. He told me not to go to work, sent me down for blood work and had me come back up for a sono. He ordered me NOT to go to work Friday (I went for 2 hours anyway) AND on bed rest until Tuesday. Well, our sonologist (Michael) did his thing, noticed that something wasn't right, did something else, then went to get Dr. Simmons. Dr. Simmons came in and gave us the news: My cervix is funnelling (sp?) which basically means its preparing for delivery. SOOO I had to be admitted to Labor & Delivery late last night because I'm threatning pre-term delivery. This room will be my home for the next couple weeks at least. Did I mention that I'm on bedrest? Yeah, I can't work, do anything or go anywhere for TWO months!! I'm now on steroids and am being monitored all day to make sure I don't go into labor while I'm only at 25 weeks. So that's what's going on.

The good news: I'm not worried about a thing. Not scared, not thinking the worst, not even preparing myself for anything to go wrong. We have prayed and this Baby's life is in God's hands. Baby and me had a talk at about 5am (before my sleeping pill kicked in) and we have an understanding.

I am at Medical City Dallas. I welcome a few visitors, flowers, maaybe even a book for the baby and ESPECIALLY text messages and email. (Wes leaves his laptop with me when he doesn't have to leave and take care of music.) Please, everyone, just say a prayer, send us your love and don't worry about a thing. If you call or come by please try to hide your fear and don't tell me any horror stories. Please. For once in my life I'm trying to be optimistic and not panic.

You know what, though? I'm freakin bord as hell!! I've never been in the hospital before and that's what's bothering me. I DO NOT like sitting on my ass, especially for days on end!

That's enough for now. Wes and me are gonna watch a movie and have pizza. Good night.

Monday, July 7, 2008

Why is it...

...that the Democratic party simply can't unite? Everyone complains about the "other side," but does nothing to change it. Its sad, really.

I was at work the other day when a really obnoxious 50-something woman came in yapping ever so loudly on her cell phone (**which is SOOO rude when you're shopping and expect someone to help you!**) and exclaimed, "I'm not voting for Obama! I'm voting Republican for the first time in my life since Hillary isn't the Democratic nominee! I don't want to talk politics right now, I'm shopping!" Wow.

Being at my county convention I saw what could potentially be a VERY united party, regardless of who our preference was, but all that changed once Obama won the nomination. I mean, Hillary wasn't my choice, but if she had won the nominatin then I'd be on her side because I don't hate either one, just reeeeeeeeaaallly liked one over the other. The last thing I want to see is another Bush in office. That will be the case if McCain takes office. Mark my words.

Seriously, why does it have to be this way? I want insight. Looks like trying to unite Democrats is much like trying to unite an office full of women. lol

Thursday, April 17, 2008

Baby update

We went in for a sono today and saw a hearbeat!! I'm officially 6 weeks & 1 day along. Only six weeks, can you believe that? Geez, getting pregnant takes FOREVER when you're actually trying! *Trying is the best part, though!*

My expected delivery date is December 10, 2008. The best part for me is the timing of everything: Wes proposed on Christmas Day 2006, we were married Christmas 2007, and we will have a baby by Christmas 2008 (God-willing)!

I can't wait to to get the "baby bump" and actually LOOK pregnant! What'll be even better is getting to stay home from work after the baby comes!

Sunday, April 6, 2008


We are having a baby! Exciting, right? We will know by Friday afternoon exactly how far along I am. I'm thinking at least 7 weeks. At least.

I will keep you all updated via this blog, which is only available to you all. Can't have work folk all in my business right now, ya know?

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