Tuesday, May 30, 2006
We did absolutely nothing this weekend which was nice and even if I wanted to I don't think that I would have had the strength! I've been sick for the past week which has been rough on poor Dan! He says that I've been snoring horribly (which is hard for me to believe) and I've been coughing non-stop. Hopefully I'll feel better by the end of the week. Dan started painting the dresser and although it's going to need quite a few coats of paint I think that it's going to turn out really nice. I think that once that's all set I can start getting some things together and figuring out what I'm going to put on the walls since everything is so white at the moment. I've got another appointment tomorrow so hopefully everything will be okay. I have to order her diapers too sometime this week which I'm excited about. If only they magically cleaned themselves after she did her deed!
Thursday, May 25, 2006
Today is a day of rest after the day we had yesterday!! I went to my doctors appointment in the morning and I thought that everything would be okay. First I noticed that she put 12# weight gain on my chart!! 12 POUNDS in 3 weeks! Then my blood pressure was up once again. Then to top things off she didn't like the amount of swelling that she saw in my feet and face. So, she proceded to ask me if I had any plans for the rest of the day and I of course said nothing major. She then asked me to go to the hospital for observation! I was shocked to say the least since I have been feeling fine other than the swelling. She said that the weight gain is because of the swelling and since I was on my feet everyday last week to help Betsy out, I never had a chance to rest. So, I called Dan and let him know (crying the whole time!) and asked him to stay at work unless I called and told him otherwise. So, I was in the hospital for around 4-5 hours while they monitored my blood pressure (which was normal the whole time) and ran some labs. I'm on moderate bed rest which is basically what I was doing before. I'm still able to do things but I just have to make sure that I rest. The doctor that saw me was confindent that everything will be okay but that I just need to take it easy which I plan on doing anyways. I was confident the whole time that everything would be okay......except while I was on the phone with Dan.....that's when I became scared! Luckily we're both doing okay and Lillian even had the hiccups while she was being monitored! Now if I could only stop snoring......poor Dan!
Tuesday, May 23, 2006
We're finally home after a long week in Syracuse! Betsy's wedding was beautiful and even though it sprinkled a little it was still a picture perfect day. She looked absolutely amazing in her dress with her hair all done up. Hopefully she'll get some pictures soon since I forgot to give Dan my camera! Other than that I'm happy to be back home. My feet were REALLY swollen throughout the week which prevented me from wearing my shoes for the wedding. The swelling has gone down a bit but they're still a little puffy. I've been trying to take it easy which is hard for me to do because I have a lot of stuff that needs to be done to get ready for Lillian. We picked up my aunt's dresser this weekend and I'll be cleaning and sanding it during the week so it can be painted white to match her crib. The only piece of furniture left to get is a small bookcase to hold the mounds of books I hope to buy for her. Hopefully I'll find one tomorrow when I go shopping after my doctors appointment. I just hope for a clean bill of health for both me and Lillian. Only 10 weeks to go!
Wednesday, May 17, 2006
It's been a busy week for me and Lillian! Dan drove us to Syracuse last Saturday to be with Betsy before the wedding to help out. I've been feeling okay but have been experiencing some swelling in my face, hands and feet. Luckily, wearing flip-flops and putting ice on my face has helped. Sadly, my wedding ring doesn't fit anymore. Since I feel lost without them on, they've been moved to my pinky finger. Betsy been keeping my busy and working me like a pregnant slave (luckily her whip doesn't hurt too bad!) Only a couple more days until the big day which we'll both be looking forward too. We made a trip to Babies R' Us yesterday to find out whether or not some of the items were discontinued and since we verified that they were, I had to make different choices. I'm just glad Betsy noticed for me!
Wednesday, May 10, 2006
Today I went to the Antique show which is held a couple of towns over hoping that I would find a dresser and a bookcase for Lillian's room. Although I got a lot of great excercise, I wasn't able to find anything in our price range. I was able to find one dresser that matched perfectly with her crib.....unfortunately it was $800.....$400 more that I was planning on spending! So now we'll be off to the unfinished furniture store again to buy a dresser that we can paint ourselves. Hopefully it will turn out as nice as our kitchen table and chairs did!
Wednesday, May 03, 2006
I had an appointment today with Dr. Molinari to make sure that Lillian is growing normally since my blood pressure is always high when I go to the office. She's measuring at exactly 27 weeks so everything is perfect. Unfortunately, at the moment, she's standing upright which explains the added pressure on my bladder. Luckily, the doctor says that she has plenty of time to flip!