Thursday, December 9, 2010

Time Flies and Stress Multiplies

William "Liam" Bellerose was born in early September at 37 weeks old. He is 3 1/2 months old now and growing like a weed.

Our family has moved and we are trying to sell our home. The deal could fall thru if we don't find someone willing to get the lights turned back on under their name. The problem is most people I know have bad credit. What do you expect with this economy?

The car will be repoed in 6 days unless we can come up with $900+. David is looking into selling his swords from Angel Swords.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

35 Week Appt

I had my 1st internal done at OB office since 6 weeks pregnant. Ugh! My OB said my internals hurt more now because of my excess weight. I also had 2 vials of blood drawn.

I am 1cm dilated barely. I had my Group B strep test done. My BP was 122/74. I have gained nothing in the past week. Liam is estimated at weighing 6 pounds 4 ounces and being tall. We shall see! Liam is head down and ready. My OB said he would not stop delivery if I was to go into labor now.

I am tired, sick to my stomach, and have back pain. It is all normal, Yeah!!

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Not Much Going On

The days are going by so quickly now.

Ryan will need to get his tonsils out in October. I can't believe I am the mom of an almost 3yo. 54 more days!!!

I am tired of this heat in Houston. It can be Fall any day now.

David will be home soon and that means Liam will be born soon also. I go to the OB every week and it is just routine now.

Sunday, July 11, 2010

July 11, 2010

Ryan enjoyed his first week of play school/day camp. He doesn't like to sit and watch TV in the dark and that is the only place he had issues. He loved going swimming. Ryan goes back to play school next week.

Ryan has been constipated and having reflux issues again.

Ryan, my friend, Lesley, and I are going to see The Wiggles in concert in August. I am excited. 

I am packing my hospital bag and registering soon. My baby shower is in 2 weeks. My OB doesn't think I will make it to 38 weeks pregnant due to blood pressure and swelling issues.

David is doing well and excited to come home.

I am starting to plan Ryan's 3rd Birthday Party. It will be a Mickey party. He likes Wiggles, but Mickey is his fave right now.

Monday, June 21, 2010

Catch Up

In case you were wondering, I passed my GTT with flying colors and even was on the low side like last time.

My in-laws still baffle me.

Ryan starts toddler camp soon. I will have free time and not sure what to do with it. LOL!! I might be able to clean my house and organize a few things without having a special helper.

Fathers Day was okay. I spent time at in-laws house.

Ryan is doing good and growing like a weed. His 3T pj shirts are hard to get on and off his head now. I just bought them in May. Ryan still holds crayons and scribbles with his left hand.

Liam is doing well also. He is kicking and moving every day. I am in my 3rd trimester and there is an end in sight. One moment Liam is head down and then he is breech. He loves kicking my left side. I am doing every 2 week appts now. The OB is not sure when we will induce.

I have a crib, pack n play, one blanket, lots of clothes for newborn and 0 - 3 months, car seat, extra seat base, a double stroller, a baby book, and 3 diapers for Liam. I still need to get more stuff. I am trying to wait until after the shower to shop, but I am not the most patient person in the world.

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Week by Week

I am almost into my 3rd trimester, Yeah! How did that happen?

I had 2 doctor appts this week and i go for my 3 hour GTT tomorrow.

Wednesday -
The ultrasound went well. The heart looks great. Liam is still measuring 4 days behind my due date. My placenta has moved up and looks good. I do have a lot of fluid and that could mean I have gestational diabetes. The tech says my fluid is 20.5 and it should be under 18 at this time. The tech said it is still in the normal range though, they like it to stay under 25. Liam weighs 1lb 10oz right now.

Today -
My OB says my fluid looks normal to him and some women just have more fluid.

My bp was 138/70. I lost 3 pounds. My total weight gain for this pregnancy is 2 pounds.

My OB says my symptoms sound like my hypoglycemia is back and I need to eat better and more on a schedule. He also said that if I do have GD, he believes I can manage it with diet without any issues.

I am going every 2 weeks now to monitor things like sugar levels.

He told me that I don't have to register at the hospital for another 6 weeks. He gave me the okay to eat lean turkey and lean roast beef. He says that it is more likely to get listeria from un-pasterized cheese than lunch meat. I am going shopping tomorrow if I am up to it after my 3 hour GTT.

He said as I was leaving that it looks like I will be delivering at 38 weeks to be on the safe side. Only time will tell.


Tuesday, May 18, 2010

My In-Laws are a great source.....

....of anger for me!

I find them disrespectful, rude, know it alls. They give babies meds that should be only for adults. They all smoke with no air circulation and they have hardly any carpet in their home. I am talking about 4+ people smoking all at the same time. There is no central AC or heat in their home.They don't mop or sweep often. 

My MIL, SIL, and BIL live next store to my AIL, UIL, CIL and his daughter. My MIL lives in a trailer that she has received notice from the city about. My AIL live in a house.

When they had dogs they would let them pee and poop on the floor and maybe clean it up when they saw it.

My aunt in law told me that I never had a miscarriage because I wasn't in a lot of pain when it happened. My aunt in law would rather scream no and hit a child with a fly swatter instead of child proofing their home.

My uncle in law has been verbally and physically abusive towards David. He has also told me that my house is too clean and that is why Ryan used to get sick a lot. 

When they want money, they call us!

My MIL always comments on how dirty my house is when David is not home, but says nothing while he is home. My MIL has been known for either not buckling kids into their care seats or not buckling the car seat into the car and not really caring. My MIL tries to feed Ryan food he is allergic to. I gave my MIL a car and she ran a red light and destroyed it. I paid 2/3 of the price of her last car and she ran it into the ground. My MIL doesn't think buying a car seat from a garage sale is dangerous.My MIL thinks I am protective of Ryan since I won't let him go anywhere alone with her or spend the night with her alone. My MIL smokes in bed and falls asleep. There is burn holes in her bedding and carpet around her bed. My MIL's on and off again boyfriend is a druggie and drinks a lot. He has been physically and verbally abusive towards her.My MIL has had 2 failed marriages and comments on my marriage about 5 times a year. She usually tells me she is not sure how it works or what David sees in me.My MIL has gone to countless doctor appts for Ryan and heard what the doctor says about smoking and allergies and then tells me the doctors are wrong. I have Ryan calling MIL, Oma. It means Granny in German. My MIL has turned around and started having her great nephew and niece calling her Oma. I find that disrespectful since she is not their granny. Ryan is currently her only grandchild.

Recently, my MIL was insulted that she won't be in the delivery room when Liam is born. She also told me that I make it hard for poor people to buy any baby gifts because I want BPA free bottles. Ryan had reflux and allergies as a baby, so we used Dr. Brown bottles. They are not cheap. I won't buy a car seat from a garage sale, so I am snobby.

My SIL is 17yo and uses her cell phone at the dinner table. She is failing 2 classes in school and doesn't think she needs to do homework. She is too tired from school to do it. My SIL has a boyfriend who is 18yo and dropped out of high school. He had a job, but quit it before they fired him for showing up late. SIL wants to join the military in July 2011, but she needs to lose about 100 pounds and graduate high school first.

I am at a loss when it comes to all of this. They act like they are normal and I am the stupid one. I want to move away, but my husband wants to stay.

David says that when he comes home for good, we won't be around his family. David says he is coming home for good in Feb. 2011, but I have heard that before. David calls his mother a bitch constantly. David and I bought a house in November 2006 and he really hasn't had a chance to live in it and he wants to. The economy sucks everywhere and leaving here might not be the best move. I am trying to figure out if our mental state is worth all this.

I am no where close to perfect and I have made mistakes, but my in-laws stress me out a lot. I had a miscarriage at 8 weeks in 1997 and it took almost 10 years to get pregnant with Ryan. Ryan is my miracle and I don't want to chance his health to people who think they know better. They make me cry and talk to complete strangers about me and not being able to have Ryan overnight.

I want Ryan to have a good relationship with his grandmother. My parents are deceased. I don't drive because I am afraid to and have a depth perception problem.

Any ideas on what I can do?