Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Rest required

Over the weekend I was feeling a pain across my entire belly which caused me to walk hunched over like a tummy tuck patient. On Monday I woke up with a very sharp pain on my left side where the cysts are. I decided to go into the doctor. They got me in around 11 am. The appointment was with a nurse practitioner, but once I was getting checked in by the nurse assistant they upgraded me to an OB. He was really nice. We were able to talk about my cysts more in depth. He assured me the babies would not be growth restricted because they are outside the uterus (as well as the fibriods being on the outside) so the babies will determine their own growth. He also wasn't concerned at all about my lack of weight gain. What he was concerned about was the pain across my belly. He gave me a perscription for a safe narcotic (it's fun to say narcotic for some reason) and said I need to be on a modified bed rest. He said I need to take two days off work and be very lazy at home. I have been taking it easy, and will take Wednesday off work to rest. Hopefully, I wont need to take another day off but will if needed. I think this is coming from overdoing it last week. Up until now I have been resting every day after work and on the weekends. But the weekend before last Tawni (my sister0 and her new hubby Sam came to stay. I took and then did all the computer work on their photos working until they left on Sunday afternoon. On Saturday afternoon of the same weekend our travel buddies from Cincinatti OH came down with their 3 month old son. We spent time with them and also did their photos every day after work. So I think it was all just too much on the body at the moment. Hopefully after a super rest this week I can at least work and be lazy the rest of the time. The lack of money coming in would really suck if it starts this early.

Sunday, October 28, 2007

First belly shot at 11 weeks

So here is the first belly shot at 11 weeks pregnant. Woo hoo, we'll be a third of the way on Tuesday 10/30! When Guy was lifting the camera to take the first shot.... I sucked in my stomach! Duh, we are trying to show off the belly not look slimmer. No weight gain so far, but all the fat I had is now firmly moved into creating the tummy.

Friday, October 26, 2007

The first comments

Hey everyone! Here is my new blog! It will be for my family and friends to keep up with Guy and I and the two little ones on the way.
It's finally raining here. We have had rain for two full days with today making three. It is making up for some of the super extreme droubt conditions we have had. The normal around here is to rain about one day a week thru the summer. It was more like one day a month this summer. Yea, for rain!
We have made it to 11 weeks pregnant with the little twiners. As most people know I am having issues finding an OB I like who will work with me on my pregnancy goals. With twins, my almost 35 age, having had fertility issues, having fibriods and having large cysts from the fertility drugs I am considered high risk. They really should monitor me including ultra sounds (noted as u/s from now on) at least once a month or less is OK if the cysts go away. Also, the first OB I saw was pushing a c-section already. A little soon for that! The next appointment is 11/5 so another update after that. We are still trying to get a belly shot so hopefully tomorrow. FINALLY. :-)
I just found out yesterday another uncle was just diagnosed with colan cancer which has gone into the bones. They will begin chemo soon. The prognosis is not good though. After a lifetime of no cancer in the family there are two poeple in two months! I'm not nearly as close to this uncle as my Uncle Lance. He really holds a special place in my heart and has had a lot of impact on my growing up years. So far Uncle Lance has gone thru radiation to shrink the tumors in his brain that were causing paralisis. He has also had two chemo treatments which are done once a month with 4 more scheduled. I'm so glad he has gotten his mobility mostly back!
Guy's sister Melia is also being seen for a tumor in her salivatory glands on 11/5. Not very many of this type of tumor are cancerous so I'm hoping this one stays benign. This type of tumor does have to come out though and they also take the glands it is near. This can create a lack of natural saliva depending on where they are. Just waiting on her appointment for now.
As most people know I disowned my dad two years ago after he crossed the line for the millionth time. We found Gracie on myspace a few weeks ago. So we are now in contact with her and she just reached the fabulous milestone of her sweet 16 birthday! Her parents know we talk and have said it is OK. Hopefully after the twins are born she can come visit us. I really don't want to wait until she is 18.
That's all for now. Trying to put too much info into one session.


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