We have a busy week ahead of us. While Jonny is finishing up with school and tests, I’m preparing the house for our trip to Vegas. I’m determined to scrub the entire house and have the all the laundry done by Friday. I also have to go shopping and get some clothes for Kylie. She hit a growth spurt and doesn’t fit in anything, so I have to find some good deals and buy almost a whole new wardrobe for her.
Another Hurdle March 8, 2009
Kylie was diagnosed with alpha thalassemia when she was first born. Its a blood disorder that affects the normal production of hemoglobin which causes low iron. She hasn’t had to take any medication and its not severe at this point. We don’t know if Jonny and I are both silent carriers. If we are, there is a 25% chance that my pregnancy won’t go to full term. The baby’s blood would be so mutated that there wouldn’t be any production of hemoglobin and would cause utero.
My last doctor appointment after the doctor listened to the heartbeat, he felt my uterus and said “Hmmm” he felt again and asked if I was eating enough. I told him I was eating about 2ooo calories a day and asked him what was wrong. He said my uterus was smaller that usual for being 26 weeks along. I remembered when I went in for my ultrasound and the technician said that the baby was small and pushed my due date 2 weeks back. He told me that he is concerned that the baby isn’t growing fast enough and wants to start monitoring his/her growth a little more extensively.
Now I freaked out!! I’m doing all my research about the blood disorder and driving myself crazy in the process. I’m calling the doctor on Monday and see if I can get blood work done on the baby and myself.
Update February 5, 2009
- I thought I would update everybody about the pregnancy
- I’m still bleeding quite a bit, any time I’m on my feet for a long period of time I start to cramp and bleed.
- My 21 week ultrasound is next week so we are pretty excited for that. Though we still aren’t going to find out what the sex is.
- I’m going to go see a physical therapist in a couple of weeks to see if we can straighten out my back and pick my uterus up so there isn’t so much pressure.
- I still on full bed rest until my doctor gives me the okay
- There is a slight chance that I won’t be able to travel to Chicago until the baby is born
Fun Sunday February 2, 2009
Today has been wonderful and busy! We had to get up early for church and when we came home, we had to scramble to get everything ready for our Superbowl party. I was afraid there wasn’t going to be enough seating but forgot to include the kitchen chairs in my head count. We watched the game, cheered and chit chatted with each other. I am so grateful that everyone ate plenty of food because we had no room in our fridge for leftovers.
Kylie did great with everyone and was so funny to watch. Anytime there was music on a commercial, she would dance around and give a big cute grin to anyone who would watch her. What a show off!
I’m still on bed rest but cheated today to get the house and food ready. I couldn’t just watch Jonny do it by himself. He has been such a lifesaver these past couple of weeks with picking up the slack. Every day when he gets home, he will clean the kitchen and make sure I have everything I need. When all the house work is done, he usually sends me off to bed for a late afternoon nap…
What a sweetheart, I think I’ll keep him around a little bit longer 😉
25 Random Facts about Me February 1, 2009
I have been tagged in my facebook, myspace and email so I’m posting it in my blog.
Rules: Once you’ve been tagged, you are supposed to write a note with 25 random things, facts, habits, or goals about you. At the end choose people to be tagged.
1. I love my husband and daughter
2. I love the Gospel
3. want to make more friends
4. I wish I could be more fashion forward
5. I’m addicted to TLC’s A Baby Story
6. I won’t let Kylie leave the house without a bow in her hair
7. my favorite movie is ‘While You Were Sleeping’
8. my husband and I always fight over the “old Maids” at the bottom of the popcorn bowl
9. I’m trying to be not so judgemental
10. Secretly, I wear my wedding dress around the house
11. In the middle of the night I will go and pick my daughter up from her crib just to cuddle with her against my chest.
12. I’m afraid of water
13. Sometimes, I think my husband is too good for me
14. I want perfect skin
15. I fantasized myself being Bella while reading the Twilight Series
16. I wish my family was more interested in my life
17. think about my husband at least every 5 mins
18. I want at least 6 more children
19. I get along with my in-laws and really love them.
20. My favorite Child movie is The Little Mermaid
21. I clash with most other females
22. I want my children to be better parents than we are
23. I know what it feels like to be broke
24. I love to cook gourmet food and want my children to eat nice things. Not just casseroles
25.I fell in love with my husband on our 2nd date. He still gives me butterflies when he leaves little notes around the house.
anyone who reads this…I’m daring you to post this in your blog also.
Let it snow December 29, 2008
We went to Harper for the weekend to visit my family. It snowed like crazy the entire time but we made the most of it by sledding and building snow forts.
We took a car hood and tied it to the back of my Dad’s four wheeler. I didn’t want to go at first, but Jonny and my brothers convinced me to try it. It was a blast!!!
our Christmas list December 24, 2008
Just two weeks after our return trip from the balmy 76 degree tropical islands of Hawaii we find ourselves blanketed in white snow as thick and palpable as a wedding cake. Even as we hang our stockings in preparation for Christmas we find sand in cracks and crevasses we never knew existed–a constant reminder that somewhere in the distance thousands of people are singing mela kaliki makai as they sip pina coladas on the beach. Of course I’m not complaining, Kauai was great but its nice to be back home and prepared ourselves for a certainly white-Christmas. We have yet to hear sleigh bells (we’re listening) thankfully though, in the lane, snow is glistening.
Jonathan and I are not ones to be prodigal (actually Jonathan’s not one to be prodigal which usually keeps my carefree shopping sprees in check) but this Christmas we’re getting more stuff than Santa can fit in his bag (its true, the first checked item was free, then its fifteen dollars per bag after that–even in the North Pole things are getting tight). A lot of what we’re getting isn’t actually Christmas related, its necessity, but being this close to the holiday we are wrapping it up, putting it under the tree and pawning it off as yuletide generosity. About a month ago our computer retired. If you ask me it was a bit early to do so but apparently with the economy the way it is and some offshore investments it had made in the golden years, our laptop decided to get out of the game sooner rather than later. Our TV on the other hand has been lazy on the job for over a year now. He’s putting in fewer hours than he used to his screen goes greenish when it should be black–we’re very disappointed, but we can’t fire him because he’s part of a union. And finally, the Nissan Sentra that has been so good to us for so long was recently involved in a gang fight and didn’t fare so well. So by way of need alone we recently drafted a letter to Santa. It reads as follows:
We do not wish to seem demanding or ungrateful, but in light of recent events and as a result of our exceptional good behavior we have a number of items on our list that would really brighten the holidays this year.
we’ll start with the big ticket items first, the biggest of which is a new four-door reliable sedan in a conservative color that gets great gas mileage (*thanks we appreciate it). Next on the list is a new TV; 40-50 inch high definition LCD flat screen would be preferable. And finally, we could really use a new computer, maybe a compaq or a dell, something with a decent hard drive and processor. And while you’re at it Santa, get yourself somethin’ nice, somethin’ real nice.
Jonathan and Michelle
PS: enjoy the cookies