Thursday, December 20, 2007
Tuesday, November 13, 2007
We spent Sunday night in the emergency room! Extreme back pain and a fever, no fun at all. But you know, we have good coverage for me right now, so the midwife said "go if you want, can't hurt anything and might be a good idea if it hurts that bad... definitely go if it gets ANY worse!" So off went the paranoid pregnant lady! Good thing too because it turns out I have a RAGING bladder infection. Had? Been on antibiotics since then, and am doing much better, but I do not feel well yet. I slept all day yesterday though and that helped. And the morphine they gave me wore off all the way, and the pain didn't come back. And we got to have another ultrasound! He was so active in there, even the tech was impressed -- "look at that baby go!" he says. "Quit pushing on my head, that's what that baby's saying." We got some great pictures, he's got all his limbs, and a cute little nose and a round little tummy, it was absolutely fantastic, and ALMOST worth spending a night in the emergency room.
So, yeah, paranoia really does pay off sometimes. =)
Sunday, October 07, 2007
Or at least mouse. In our house. I've seen a mouse on two seperate occasions now, the first of which could have been a hallucination ("it was brown and oblong and moving fast and I think it looked like a mouse!"), but now I'm SURE. I mean, there I was, minding my own business, and it just wanders out into the MIDDLE OF THE FLOOR, looks at me, then wanders back. YUCK.
Saturday, September 22, 2007
Thursday, September 20, 2007
Thursday, September 13, 2007
Wednesday, September 12, 2007
Sunday, August 05, 2007
Which leads to where I got all these plants, the nursery we found in southwest Provo. They regularly have boysenberries, too, which I think I would like to plant along our fence in the spring. Can't do it now because the zucchini is in the way, although I am getting pretty sick of those zucchini plants. It would be wasteful to pull them up now though, as they are still producing like crazy, and I'm not one to waste even potential food.
I love my garden. >^_^<
Thursday, August 02, 2007
Friday, July 20, 2007
Tuesday, July 17, 2007
Elspeth loves the snails, she always wants to hold them which worries me as they are fairly small (size of a nickel), and I'm afraid she might mush one even with strict supervision. So, we are thinking of getting her a haustrom, they sell them at one of the local fish stores. These puppies get the size of a tennis ball, so there's no way she could hurt them. They are plant eaters though, so it would need it's own tank. I am thinking a 20 long (we could put it on the Abomination aquarium stand, it's not so bad now that it's in Elspeth's room), with just a filter. Also a rainbow shark for Mark (he REALLY wants one) and maybe some brigs for me, just to fill it up. So, if anybody wants to contribute to the coolest birthday present for Elspeth ever, let me know. ~_^
Wednesday, July 11, 2007
In other news, Elspeth rolled in the dirt at the playground today. Then she poured ketchup all over herself (and Mark's laundry, groan). Then she found jelly beans and chewed them and spit them all over the house. She was one sticky baby, and I am one frustrated mommy. Gave her a bath though, so at least she's clean. I am still finding jelly beans. >.<
Tuesday, July 03, 2007
Monday, July 02, 2007
Today is also the first day of the Freedom Festival on Center Street, we went to that after quick dinner at Guru's (mmm, tasty noodles and rice), and we got to hear Moosebutter. Elspeth loved it, which made Mark proud, I think. Also, Elspeth saw an enormous tortoise, and was a little scared of it. If it was far away, she wanted to look, but she did NOT want to get close! She was very cute.
Saturday, June 30, 2007
In news that people other than me (and apparently Byron) care about, we went to the pool today and had lots of fun. Got a little sunburned dispite the frequent slathering of sunscreen though. At least Elspeth seems to be burn free. Me and Mark though are definitely lightly toasted. Apparently I look ok in my swimsuit though (a relief, I don't think I've lost much of the weight from Emersen yet). Also, Mark got called as the move in specialist in our church. Which is funny, because our other calling is as cochairs of the new member committee, so the two sort of go hand in hand.
Wednesday, June 27, 2007
In non-shrimp news, Elspeth now says "yokai" when I tell her to do things... whether she does them or not. Silly baby. But she is learning Japanese, which I had been starting to wonder about.
Thursday, June 07, 2007
In good news, while we were at the LFS in Orem looking for plants, we discovered that they currently have red claw shrimp... and one was pregnant! I totally had to buy her, so I moved all the fish into the new 20 gal so she gets our original 10 all to herself. She's gorgeous too, a good three inches long with very nice markings, and very active. So, hopefully I will have baby macros soon too! But in the mean time I'm changing water like crazy, because the nitrate levels in that tank are much too high for babies! Maybe I'm being paranoid, but it's giving me something to do, and at this phase in my life, that's a very good thing.
Saturday, May 12, 2007
Thursday, May 10, 2007
Wednesday, May 09, 2007
labeled "high risk" for the rest of my reproductive career, and am feeling quite relieved.
I have, unfortunately, developed an irrational terror of my obstetrician's waiting
room and the hospital, but with luck I should be able to work through that... in
addition, I can go back to the midwife for the next one, hopefully deliver at
home, and if nothing else, I'm sure I can find another backup doctor. It's not that
Dr. Broadbent is bad, he is a wonderful doctor and I'd recomend him to anyone, it's just a little hard to warm up to the guy who told
you your baby is dead.
So, we have some closure, and I'm feeling much better, and trying to get back to work. Wish me luck and sanity, folks, 'cause I'm going to need it.
Sunday, May 06, 2007
We're slowly pulling back together, but having a rather rough time, as can be expected. I'm doing well, health-wise. We will going back to the doctor on Wednesday for our follow up appointment, at which we'll get the pathologist's report, and maybe find out what happened. As things stand, they're saying cord accident (the cord was around his neck) and probable chromisomal abnormalities. The doctor doesn't think that having the cord around his neck just once like it was would have caused any harm (a third of the babies he delivers have the cord around their neck, and no problems) unless there were underlaying problems that would have killed him anyway. So what it boils down to is, there's nothing anyone could have done. We'll also be getting the last of the blood tests in -- they are testing for abnormal clotting factors in me, which could have cut off blood to the placenta, but the tests are normal so far so that is unlikely. If it was clotting factors, they can give me medicine next time to keep it from happening again though, so we have to make certain that wasn't the case. Wait and see, I suppose.
Saturday, April 21, 2007
For those who have asked, we don't know if it's a boy or girl yet... we were supposed to get the ultrasound this last Monday, but the ultrasound guy got sick or something, so we've been rescheduled to THIS Monday. Hopefully the little guy cooperates, she hasn't cooperated for anything else this pregnancy. The midwife looking for her heartbeat takes for freaking forever, we think my placenta is on the front so the baby is hiding behind it, but we shall see. So, expect emails regarding the gender of our new one in the next couple of days, either way.
Thursday, January 11, 2007
In less exciting news, the cherry shrimp I ordered arrived today, and seem to be doing well. They are swimming a lot, which worries me (usually they only swim when they're stressed out, or looking for some action), but it's probably just because they're in a new tank. More than half are hiding, too, so enough should survive to start a nice breeding colony.