Thursday, July 31, 2008

The Results are in!

  • We went to our appointment today and after poking a very stubborn baby until we could "see the goods" we found out that we are having a cute, cuddly, SASSY, baby girl!
  • We are pretty excited! Kevin is one of 2 boys and his brother has 2 boys so it is about time for some baby girlies!

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

A house Divided

Ok Bumblebee, just like our Alabama/Auburn split, your Dad and I are split on this issue too! Are you a girl or a boy? Well, it depends on who you ask.

28 Hours, 53 minutes

Hang in there Bee! In 28 hours and 53 minutes we get to glimpse your sweet self. I am nervous with anticipation! Will you put on a show for us? Will everything be OK? How big are you? Will we be able to see your precious face for the 1st time? Are you a girlie Bee or a boyish Bee? We shall see!

Monday, July 28, 2008

Going Crazy

  • OK, so 3 days until the "Big Reveal," I feel like it is 3 years away!
  • Our phones are messed up here at work and I can't make local calls. Uhh, driving me nuts!
  • The crib came in on Friday, however, UPS destroyed the box in shipping and simply delivered the crib on the driveway....busted ends and all.
  • Pottery Barn is sending a new one.
  • It doesn't seem possible that it is already July. Wow, time flies!
  • Mom and Tim's yard sale was a WILD success!!!! They made WAY more than we did at ours!
  • Ready to go home!
  • Happy Monday, 1 down 4 to go!

Thursday, July 24, 2008

An Eventful Night

Well, tonight I take my LAST TEST (hopefully) in order to complete my MBA. WOO HOO!!!!! Anyway, it has been an eventful year and a half, but I made it! Also, there is going to be a HUGE yard sale at my Mom's this weekend. Between she and Tim, there is going to be A LOT of stuff for sale. Drop by if you are feeling adventurious!

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Houston....we have a crib!

Ok, so we bought the Bee's crib last night. It should be here in a week or two. It is about a month before I anticipated buying it, but it was 50% off at Pottery Barn, and I couldn't beat the price and knew that if I waited, it wouldn't be there any longer. So...here it is! Look at the CRIB not the BEDDING! I am not finalizing bedding until we know if it is a girl or boy. I will post pics of the progress of the room as I do stuff to it. Right now, it is a disaster with my baby furniture (that we are going to refinish and paint) and remnants of the "Man Room" with sports memorabilia and a 60" Flat screen TV and the computer. It is interesting to say the least! That is it for today! Ciao!

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Picture Catch Up

I haven't posted any pictures recently so here is a Cliff Notes version of May, June and part of July. Bishop Black came to the Buck Creek festival again this year! Kevin, Eric, Mandy Mac and I all went and saw them. It was really a lot of fun! It is in the amphitheatre in Old Town Helena, everyone brings a blanket and/or folding chair and sit out and enjoy the music. The whole day is really a lot of fun. They have a rubber duck race for the kiddos in the Buck Creek earlier in the day. It is super fun!Next is a picture of my birthday cake this year. Kevin picked it out all by himself. I think he did a GREAT job! I haven't had a cookie cake in who knows how long. It was delicious! Next, a picture of the pups lounging outside in the grass....TOGETHER! Shhh, don't tell anyone, Ruby doesn't want anyone to think that she likes Nellie. Actually, Ruby doesn't want anyone to know that she like ANYONE! Cute anyway! This is a picture of our new patio furniture. Excuse the messy patio.

  • There we go...you are pretty much all caught up. Ciao!

Monday, July 14, 2008

Girl or Boy...your guess is as good as mine.

Ok, so I set up a poll up at the top. It will be open until Noon on 7/31. So, everyone vote...do you think that the Bee is a girl or a boy? Here are some random facts...just in case you need more info to base your suspicions on:

  • The heart rate is usually around 160-164
  • I was 27 when we got pregnant
  • Kevin is one of 2 boys
  • I am an only child - biologically at least.
  • The "Ring" test goes in a circle
  • I don't really have a feeling one way or the other. Most the time I think it is a girl...but I don't know if that is because of a predetermined prefference to have a girl first...or maternal instinct.

Any other specific questions, leave them in the comments and I will try to answer them, if I know the answer. Vote away!

PS: Leave me a comment with your vote, I am just curious who thinks what!

PSPS: Monica, I don't have any belly pics, I just can't bring myself to take them. I don't really have much of a belly though...besides my normal pudge.

Friday, July 11, 2008

I haven't forgotten

I haven't forgotten about the blog. It has just been an eventful couple of weeks. I guess I will go day by day.

Friday, June 27

  • Ate a Cheeseburger Happy Meal from McDonalds for lunch and wound up with food poisioning by nightfall, lovely (see #4 in my last post)

Saturday, June 28

  • Still have food poisioning, running a fever, throwing up and feel like poo!
  • My doctor calls in some Finergan (don't know how to spell that...sorry)
  • Mom and Tim come to visit (and to go furniture shopping) and tell us that they got engaged. Awkward timing, but happy for them over all. I really like Tim and he is really good to my Mom, so that is great!

Sunday, June 29

  • Wake up at 1:30am in excrutiating pain in my back, sides and lower abdomen
  • Wind up at the Emergency Room
  • $250 copay...lovely
  • Diagnosed with a raging UTI, bladder and kidney infection - get a bag of IV fluids, perscription for Macrobid and a shot of Finergan, take 4 GIANT vials of blood and they send me on my way
  • Spend the rest of the day in pain in the hammock in the living room

Monday, June 30

  • 1 year anniversary of my Dad's death
  • Slept pretty well, Macrobid seems to be working
  • Kevin's Mom comes over and we run to Target and then to eat...I am feeling pretty good
  • We find the patio furniture that we want at Target and it is on MAJOR sale so we buy it (pics to come later!)
  • By the afternoon, I fell like I can't breathe, check the Macrobid side effects, it says to stop taking and call your doctor immediately
  • Call my doctor, they said to quit taking the Macrobid and they call in a Rx for Bactrim

Tuesday, July 1

  • Was up most of the night in pain and huddled over the toilet because I was hurting so bad it was making me sick.
  • Make an appt with a Dr. at my ObGyn's office, turns out I have not only a UTI, bladder and Kidney infection, but an infection around my cervix (TMI, I know) as well. They give me more medicine for that infection and Darvoset with instructions not to take it unless I HAVE to since it is a narcotic. They also suggest I try Tylenol PM or Benadryl to sleep.
  • Bee's HR is 162
  • Buy both Tylenol PM and Benadryl, neither of which will allow me to sleep.
  • Still hurting and can't keep food down since I hurt so bad that I puke when I eat.
  • Last time I had anything to eat was Monday at lunch, 1/4 of a burger and a few french fries which was the first thing that I had to eat since Friday at McDonalds

Wednesday, July 2

  • Got tired of hurting last night, took Darvoset, woke up once or twice, but could at least sleep some, thank goodness
  • Feel pretty good in the AM, just took some tylenol
  • 1pm rolls around, excruciating pain...again.
  • Call my Dr.
  • Nurses say "Look, if you don't like what we are doing for you, go to the ER"
  • Go to the ER, again, they say that the "UTI and infections are cleared up, don't know why you are still hurting, take Darvoset and call your Dr. in the AM."
  • The Doctor also says that I probably have a kidney stone, but they can't run the dye to see since it is radioactive and they can't do anything about it except treat the pain, so "Good Luck"
  • ER takes 4 more GIANT vials of blood, gives me a shot for pain and sends me home
  • Side story: The nurse in the ER is a dipstick! The Dr. tells her to check the baby's HB with the doppler. She comes in and puts the doppler next to my ribcage....ummm, lady it is not that high! This is after she says "it must be weird to have a baby growing inside you." Um, I don't know what to say...sure? yep? are you crazy? I just grin and nod! Anyway, after 15 minutes of her digging the doppler into my abdominal cavity all the while - me telling her where to listen for the baby, I am about to come off the freaking table. She is convinced 4-5 times that she hears the baby's HB, all the while, it is mine, obviously as it is about 1/3 the speed of the baby's. At one point she says, (while she again has the doppler close to my ribcage "that baby just floats around inside you---you never know where you will find it!" Uhh, it is not like an anatomy museum in there where the baby can tour the factory...it is contained! Ughhh, how did you get through nursing school?
  • Doctor finds Bee's HB right away, sounds great!
  • Another $250 copay...super lovely!

Thursday, July 3

  • Took a Darvoset to sleep, wake up and feel OK besides being sore from where Nurse Hatchet tried to touch the doppler to my spine.
  • Went to my Doctor that afternoon, she is out for the day, see one of her office mates, she orders a renal ultrasound to look at my kidneys.
  • During the ultrasound we glimpse the Bee, they charge us $250 and we are on our way.
  • Side note, had the Dr. from the ER ordered the ultrasound last night, it would have been $10, since my Dr. ordered it, it counts as outpatient, that is another $250....I was slightly hostile.
  • Bee's heartbeat 164
  • Feel fine the rest of the day.
  • Ate Cracker Barrell on the way home, first meal since last Friday. I did manage to at least keep a serving of fruit down each previous day-for the most part. Needless to say, I was starved!

Friday, July 4

  • Feel fine, little tired but otherwise fine
  • Went to Kev's parents and had 4th of July with his family.
  • Missed a total of 4 days of work, crap...so much for trying to save time so that I can get paid for at least some of my maternity leave!

Saturday, July 5 and Sunday, July 6

  • Went to a party on Saturday...it was fun, Happy Birthday Mandy Mac!
  • Hung out at the house on Sunday, finally felt like a human being again.

Monday, July 7

  • Came back to work, holy cow was I slammed. I had 25 voicemails and God knows how many emails!
  • Thus began my life as "back to normal" or at least more normal than it was last week!

I had my 16 week check up yesterday and Bee's HB was normal and they scheduled the "Big Ultrasound" for July 31st. YAY! I am about to DIE of anticipation!

That is it...I think! I am going to Decatur this weekend to house and puppy sit for Mom since she is in Atlanta.

Mom and Tim are getting married on August 16th. I should still make the cocktail party of the reunion....hopefully!

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