My family of 5

Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Yah, it's official, I'm getting hugemongous. There I've said it.

Monday, May 28, 2007

Ugh, the flu, that short lived flu that I thought we had, has a longer hang time than originally thought. A woke up vomiting 3 times last night and has quite the profuse diarrhea, she's not dehydrated so really there's nothing they would do with her, other than IV replacement in the event she needed it. Hopefully she'll be better ASAP, like tonight!

Me, still nauseated, with gut wrenching cramping pains, yah, good ol' diarrhea. Gotta love this GI disturbance. It's really got to F**K O**! I'm beyond sick of this, I just want regular pregnancy whiny complaints, not this crap with it. My little E still hasn't gotten this flu yet, my son however is still sick with it, the diarrhea part only. Poor little fella.

Sunday, May 27, 2007

Thanks for all the get better wishes, it worked. I haven't thrown up since yesterday, thank GOD. I considered food poisoning but ruled it out when I discovered my oldest (who had slept at her grandmother's house and was no where near us when we ate out) ended up with the exact same thing. :( Anyway it was short lived, I seemed to be hit the hardest with it, but am definately on the mend. The baby is fine, she still has a bit of diarrhea but only once a day, she's definately not dehydrated. My son is fine, he is out playing right now, his appetite is the shits but it's never good. My hubby is better, just a headache and me, just tired. I feel as though I were hit by a truck. I booked off work today and tomorrow, I feel better, just not up to 12 hrs of heavy lifting and all that fun nurse stuff. I'll do my nights.

So I'm officially 13 weeks now, some sites say I'm in my 2nd trimester. I just can't wait to feel this baby moving to reassure me that all is well in there. The one thing to keep my sanity is the doppler at work, I'll hear the heartbeat whenever I'm there. LOL. Only 2 more weeks till my next OB appointment to see the baby. Then we'll make the appointment for the 20 week u/s. To see if A is getting a baby brother or sister. :)

Saturday, May 26, 2007

I don't think I could possibly be any sicker today.
It started yesterday, A woke up vomiting but quickly recovered, then of course the diarrhea had hit her, which she still has. I'm just giving her liquids with some pedialyte and she seems pretty good so far.

Then last night, we decide to go see Shrek the 3rd. Oh my, hubby took us out to Wendy's then to the show. OMG, not 20 minutes into the movie, I'm like, OMG, I'm going to be sick, off to the washroom I go and VOMIT PROFUSELY for about 15 minutes. Ack, I'll tell you this< i'm never having fast food again, NEVER. So that's fine, puke puke and more puke. Feel a little better. Back to the seat I go. About 20 minutes again, it hits, I couldn't stop puking. Hubby finally got me and we left with the kids, the boy also got sick during the movie. We make it home, I proceed to vomit about every 20 minutes throughout the night, no dicelectin, no gravol NOTHING would work. Then the diarrhea hits. Of course, so I'm on the can, with bucket in tow and that's how I spent my night.

I'm finally getting a little bit of fluids into me, hence sitting upright at the moment. I must be getting better, cause I usually lay around whining. Anyway, pray for me, if you are the praying type, cause I can't tolerate this much longer. I'm considering going to ER for IV fluids and some zofran. We'll see.

Friday, May 25, 2007

Long overdue interview questions brought to you by Wendy Here goes:

1. How did you discover blogging?
Well it started last year when I went off work early with my pregnancy with A. I was searching the internet since I had a ton of free time, and found a pregnancy weekly site that was actually a message board. One girl had announced her recent pregnancy and had a link to her site. So I decided to read it. It was so interesting reading the accounts of how her and hubby had started trying to conceive, how it was months and months before they finally did testing and figured that he was infertile so they had decided on donor sperm, etc. I went through her diary of preconception to birth of her first son and second child. I had decided heck, what a better way than this to keep a diary so that's when I started the blog.

2. What is your dream job?
One in which I work 30 hrs a week and get paid for 75! ha, just kidding I do enjoy being a nurse but I would rather be in Labor delivery, NICU rather than Orthopedics, heck, maybe in a few years. For now it's fine.

3.Would you rather live the rest of your life at the ocean or on a mountain?Why?
I would rather live next to an ocean, since I HATE bugs, ones that bite and make you itch, mosquitoe's black flys, etc. The ocean is pretty much free of them around here, so that's my choice. And not to mention it's beautiful and I could go swimming at any time that I'd like.

4. What is your favorite childhood memory?
Favorite childhood memory would be going away on business trips with my father. He was a pharmaceutical sales representative and would travel quite often, when we were children he would take us every so often, my brother and I would get to stay in the hotel and order room service and go swimming in the pool. I guess this is one of the most fondest memories that I have growing up.

5. What is your worst habit?
Aside from biting my nails I would say swearing. What an awful habit, but they just fly out of me when I get pissy. I must admit I do have a short temper.

Thanks for the questions!

Thursday, May 24, 2007

Ok I'm the biggest slack ass ever, so now it's time to do all the tags that I haven't gotten around to doing. This time i was tagged by Claudia I haven't done this one before so here goes.

INSTRUCTIONS: Remove the blog in the top spot from the following list and bump everyone up one place. Then add your blog to the bottom slot, like so.

1) Eve
2) Sarah
3) Elizasmom
4) Claudia's Spaceship
5) Emmakirst

Next select five people to tag:
Forgive me if you've done this one. LOL. If you don't wanna do it, that's ok.

1) Mrs.G
2) Heidi
3) Denise
4) Making A Life
5) Jessica

What were you doing 10 years ago?

May 24, 1997:

Oh my I don't know, I had just finished my first year of my business degree, I had a 1 yr old at that time and imagine I was just hanging out with some friends.

What were you doing 1 year ago?
May 24, 2006 I had posted about how a good friend of mine found out she was expecting twins, she was 20 weeks pregnant and had NO. IDEA. THERE. WERE. 2! They are happy and healthy 8 month olds now, boy/girl twins, and bigger than my baby!

Five snacks you enjoy:

1) Pretzels, I love em.
2) Ice cream, chocolate and more chocolate.
3) Peanut butter and strawberry jam sandwich, I'm sure that's a meal in itself but I love it. LOL.
4) Oranges
5) Pears I love a good juicy pear to snack on.

Five songs that you know all the lyrics to:

1) True colors- Cyndi Lauper
2) More than words, Extreme
3) All I wanna do- Sheryl crow
4) The theme song to Franklin, LOL.
5) and of course all theme songs to classic early 90 sitcoms, Growing pains, etc.

Five things you would do if you were a millionaire:

Pay off our debts
Build a really big house
Get a pool
Plastic surgery for this battered body after all these kids!

Five bad habits:

1) I bite my nails and the skin on my fingers
2) crack my knuckles
3) swear, swear a lot
4) get frustrated easily
5) say "like" A LOT

5 things you like doing:
1) Watching a good movie with hubby
2) spending time playing on the internet
3) shopping
4) eating, hence the 11 pound weight gain in 4 weeks
5) spending time with the kids, when they get along!

Five things you would never wear again:

1) Mini skirt
2) Short shorts ( my first 2 are the same as your Claudia, they are a definite no-no~!)
3) Bikini, hello my gut is unreal
4) Tights or leggings, ew
5) Tye dye clothing. Yuck.

Five favorite toys:
1) my computer
2) my mp3
3) my bbq, because that's a life saver to cook with
4) my xbox
5) the gamecube, I love video games. LOL.

Enjoy :)

Wednesday, May 23, 2007

I was tagged by Canape for this meme thingy with 10 things you don't know about me. I pretty much have said it all before but I'll give it a hook now.

1. I am ridiculously nervous of new things, especially meeting people. Crazy, I know, I'm a nurse, I meet new people CONSTANTLY, but it still makes me nervous, not to the point I can't function, but enough to give me that "butterfly" feeling.

2. I absolutely HATE leaving messages on machines. That too makes me uncomfortable, I'm getting better however since I have to tape morning report at work on a tape recorder, I cannot go anywhere near where the new staff are listening to hear myself, I cringe.

3. I am quite impatient. At pretty much everything, I hate waiting. I'm surprised I waited as long as I did to test for this pregnancy.

4. I worry A lot!! I know it doesn't change anything, but I do worry about many things I cannot change.

5. When I shower, I turn the handle RELIGIOUSLY 3 times to the left before I will leave the desired temperature.

6. I had braces when I was in grade 6 until I was in grade 9, I also had glasses, big disgusting red ones. I finally got contacts when I was in grade 9.

7. I bite my nails and my fingers, and I actually enjoy to do this, yuck, I know but I can't help it!

8. I don't really have many friends now, we all drifted apart after my wedding and subsequent children.

9. I have always wanted to be an accountant, the last thing I ever in my life thought I'd be is a nurse!

10. Psychotic people scare the shit out of me, for example last night, this patient was quite combative, striking out and whatnot and all I wanted to do was run! We did get him settled with a good old shot of haldol but hell I was terrified.

I tag whoever wants to do this!~

I'm going to post a new belly pic soon, you will be SHOCKED!~

Monday, May 21, 2007

Hey, here's my 250th post!

Is anyone else as disappointed as I was with the Grey's finale??? I mean, come on~ It was too predictable that Burke would leave Christina, cause we all thought that she would be the one to back down. I have mixed feelings about this show, I find I watch it now more out of habit rather than anything else. And why the hell can't Meredith and McDreamy just be happy and be together??!!?!

I was kind of disappointed with who won America's Next Top Model too, I kind of wanted Renee to win but Jaslene was good too. Oh well, Canada's Model is starting up next week so I'll be sure to watch that too.

A big congrats out to Canape~ She had a wonderful birthday present for Guy this year :)

Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Another pic to add to my collection. Baby is looking at us in this pic. All looks great, Dr. is happy and will see me again in 4 weeks. I have gained, ok, I will tell you, 11 lbs in 4 weeks GASP~ I know, i near died, my explanation is the steriods, it does it all the time, LOLOLOL. I'm going to have to try and get this under control before it is out of control. I weigh 120lbs right now.

The appointment with the mortgage dude went great, we are pre-approved for our mortgage that we will need, even with the horrific student loans. I am so hyped, I can't wait to see it all come together, my oldest is super excited too.

We met with a few contractors to get quotes on the house building, etc. so we should hear by next week. Then bring that back to the mortgage dude and away we get started with all legal jumbo and whatnot!~

Hubby the ass fell over on his ankle yesterday and his foot is TERRIBLY bruised, right now the xray showed no break but we shall see. He's off work for the next week, I'm just praying it is ok by next week for him to go back. Anyway, that's it for now, gotta start supper.

Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Today we are going to see about our mortgage. It's more like a consult today, rather than the application process and whatnot. I think he's going to try and figure out what we need to pay off those little bills and see what he can do, hopefully he'll have something positive to tell us.

I have my next Dr. appointment tomorrow. I can't wait to see if everything is alright with little baby. I have been feeling fine lately, but forgot my diclectin last night and now I feel like vomiting this morning.

There is a girl that works with me that was due Dec. 15 and just found out the other day she lost her baby. I feel awful for her, especially that I was due 2 weeks before her and they were trying for this one and then people look and say heck I have 4 already, I just know there are some heartless people that work on our unit and I can just imagine the comments they say. Then I found out another girl in the recovery room that was due around the same day as me lost her baby and my Dr. was expecting and she lost her baby. Jeez, I hope this doesn't keep spreading, well to me anyway~

Friday, May 11, 2007

Here's my baby!
I had called yesterday to find out about the u/s and my Dr. office never heard anything, so I called the hospital, since I was working and asked when the darn thing was to be scheduled. Appartently it was for May 9th and I was a "no show". I would have gone, had I been told! Anyway, I got pissy and said well you should notify people of appointments if you want them to go, so I said, I think I should have one today since you guys frigged up, and I got it.

The baby's head is at the top there, if you can't tell, looks kind of like a bear right there in the pic. My due date is Dec. 1. So I'm 11 weeks tomorrow. I have to update my ticker thingy, because I'm a slack ass and wish that were the correct date. The heartrate was beating along at 162. So all looks good, no subchorionic hematoma or sign of placenta previa (both have had in previous pregnancies). Now I get to see the baby again on Wed. at my next appointment. Can I just relax for a minute???

Wednesday, May 09, 2007


11 weeks, look at the size!


I finally went to the hospital for my initial prenatal bloodwork, since my next Dr appointment is next Wednesday, that's plenty of time for the results to be in. So that's one thing overwith. Still no apopintment for the u/s. My guess is he'll schedule one in a hurry next week, when he calls it's usually within days. So that's it on the baby front. I actually think I feel the odd twinge, so I'm thinking I may be 2 weeks further along than thought. I really hope, but hell I don't know for sure, most likely it's gas. LOL.

Now big news here, we've got our house plans and are going for a mortgage this week to see about building. Hubby went today (we had to renew our current mortgage) and the lady told us we should have no problem blah blah, so we're going to call with our info to see what we can get pre-approved for, I'm super excited, scared and everything. Maybe a new house and baby for Christmas this year :)

Monday, May 07, 2007

I worked a backshift last night and there was a patient that had to have an abdominal tap. So we called the internist on call and he came up to do the procedure, and brought along an ultrasound machine.

You can guess all to well where this is going, a unit with 5 female nurses, of course we're going to go looking for the baby with the u/s machine!~

So in the backroom we go, after about 2 minutes of searching I found my baby. And my how he's grown. You could see the bones in the head with the eye sockets and even the profile when he moved over, and no I didn't see if it's a he, I'm just assuming now with comparing to my other pregnancies. I saw the baby kick at one time and think I may have actually felt it at the same time, I'm sure it was wishful thinking on my part. Anyway, heartrate is around 140's. It was just so cool, if I had my way I would have kept the machine on our floor and had a look later in the night. So there's still a live little one in there :)

Saturday, May 05, 2007

Lately I have been eating like a horse. I swear, that's all I do, eat and eat again! This pregnancy is so much like when I was pregnant with my son it isn't even funny. I am totally 100% convinced that this baby is a boy, hopefully healthy and still alive. I always have that fear in the back of my head though, that won't let me completely enjoy this pregnancy, it still feels surreal to say, i'm due in November with my 5th. I'll believe it when the baby is here.

I'm still very impatiently waiting for my dating u/s that was booked on the 12th of April, it's almost a month later, I am sick of calling the office, she said she'll call me. I'm sure by the time it's booked I'll be almost 20wks. Still feeling great, the crohn's is under control the icky pressure feeling is still there but no different. My cervix is no lower, so I guess the standing isn't affecting it. I'll wait to see him, which is only 11 days away. I know i'll have an u/s then so only 11 more days to see the baby again. It feels like its' forever though.

I have worked the last few days, and going in agian tonight. Oh it was too cute, I had to put an NG tube in the man that had an AAA repair a few weeks ago, keeps ending up with an illeus, anyway, the last time someone put it in it took 6 trys, 6 different nurses, he was petrified to have me do this. I was on meds, but said I have a few minutes, I'll give it a try, and only once. Well I got that sucker in first try and it barely bothered him, everytime I see him he's all like, "there's the little one that's the best at doing this". He's too cute, poor fella, I hope he gets better and gets home soon.

Anyway enough babbling, gotta get ready.

Wednesday, May 02, 2007

Nothing much new going on in my life.
Nausea is pretty much gone, that or the diclectin I take every night before bed keeps it away. I'm just going to keep taking the pills for a bit, I hate being sick so that keeps me feeling well.

I am starting to pop. Hubby noticed it last night, he's like, wow, you are starting to get bigger. I was really hoping that I'd stay my same size for at least another 5 weeks. LOL. I can still fit in my jeans and everything, but they are getting too tight to comfortably fit now.

I have a major TMI question. About 2 yrs ago I went for my yearly pap test and was told that I had the beginning of a uterine prolapse. This was a resident who told me and no other Dr was there to confirm. Since then I had the baby and during that pap, my Dr. said nothing about it. Even 2 weeks ago when I saw my OB he never mentioned anything, but now my cervix feels low. I so don't remember this from my last pregnancy, but lately it feels like something is just going to "fall out" down "there". If you know what I mean. I am getting a little worried because my job I'm pretty much standing and lifting for 12 hrs a day! If there is a worry, this isn't exactly what I need to be doing right now. I don't see my Dr again until the 16th. I am a constant worrier, especially from last time. I just don't want to lose this baby.

Anyway, I have nothing else much to post about. Hope all are well.

I of course Dr. googled this phenomenon that I am currently worried about and it says that you can indeed have a successful pregnancy with a prolapse, I would think it would be the most mild, if at all, since I don't even have a confirmation of anything. All it says is that the uterus will move up over the pelvis when the uterus gets too big to stay in the pelvis, that's when it is better. I don't know, maybe the heavy feeling is the growing uterus, I'm confused and will see him soon.