29 August 2009

A Grumpy Trio

Three grumpy people arrived at a company appreciation picnic. They called this a company appreciation picnic; although, the employees brought all the food. Anyway, three grumpy people showed up: A tall man, a woman with a growing belly, and a little pumpkin. Why were these people all grumpy you ask? Well, because the night before the little pumpkin decided that playtime began at midnight and continued until nearly 2:00 a.m. And so, the tall man and the woman with the growing belly had to sit in the pumpkin's playroom until she decided that she would no longer scream after she was put back in her bed. And hence, these people were all grumpy. They managed to stay cordial but made a rather quick disappearance after the potluck dinner.

But then the woman with the growing belly quickly forgot all frustrations and annoyances when she looked at this little pumpkin's face:

24 August 2009

What the Doctor Said

Last Friday I went in for another ultrasound. Dave was able to come with me as it was another furlough day. While the sonographer did take a few pictures for us, they are really very boring shots so I am not going to post them. But know that Lovebug looked great! This afternoon I met with my doctor to discuss the findings of the ultrasound. For the most part, I have only boring news to relay, and this is a wonderful thing! I do need to continue to take it easy: No heavy lifting, no strenuous exercise, no prolonged standing or walking, etc. If I do begin to bleed again I will be put in bed for two or three days.

There may be a complication when having the amniocentesis done (possibly next week). With where the placenta is lying they may have some difficulty getting a needle in to draw the fluid. And, alas, this is where the problem lies: With the placenta. It is because of this little life support system that I am put under restrictions, may possibly begin bleeding again and have this added issue with the amnio. Keep us in your thoughts and hope that the placenta will graciously recede and leave me to a much easier pregnancy!

18 August 2009

Busy Times and Lovebug Update

We have been very busy around here lately. Sylvia is really keeping us on our toes. A couple of weeks ago Dave was outside mowing the yard and Sylvia was watching him through one of the windows in her playroom. She was bawling hysterically. Apparently, watching Dave mow was very traumatic for her. Then I heard her cry, "Daddy! Daddy!" Awww . . . Of course, we aren't calling for Mama yet and when I say to her, "Can you say Mama?" She replies with, "Dada."

The above picture is from when "cousin" Jack was here visiting. Sylvia was so cute in her interest in him. She kept crawling up by him and touching his face and babbling at him.

This week she needs to have blood drawn for a lead and CVS poison screening. We live in a high risk area of the state for the presence of lead in the soil. In addition to having her blood drawn she also needs to return to the eye doctor on Thursday. She still has a severely blocked tear duct and will have surgery in October to correct it.

Not only is this a medical week for the Little Pumpkin but it is one for me as well. I had a lot of bleeding over the weekend and Sunday saw us in the ER to get things checked out. It turns out that there are some issues and I have been put on a number of restrictions. The good news is that Lovebug looks to be doing well. I have to go back on Friday for another ultrasound to check out the placenta and cervix again and to verify that Lovebug is still thriving. Then I see the doctor on Monday to discuss these findings. Please keep us in your thoughts and prayers as this is proving to be a potentially very difficult pregnancy.

BUT we have a very good guess as to what our baby is. It looks like Sylvia will have a baby brother! Below is the most recent picture of Lovebug. What you are seeing is his face: