Sunday, March 29, 2009

Where to start?

I haven't blogged in so long that I don't even know where to start.  So the time between blogs has gotten even longer and then more happens and then I'm even further behind.  Ahhhhhhh!  It's a vicious cycle I tell ya.  So, today I'll just do a listy type blog and give you the basics of the past few weeks.

1.  My students know I'm pregnant.  Yes, finally.  I told them during a St Patrick's Day writing lesson about why I'm lucky.  Their reactions:  "I knew it!!!"  I had to laugh.

2. My 24 hour urine collection (affectionately referred to as "The Pee Jug" by Mike and me) results came back perfectly normal.  No proteins (or at least the normal amount).   When I dropped it off though, the nurse had to make a stupid comment.  Here I am, carrying in a bag with my jug 'o pee, feeling stupid enough.  I walk back to the lab to give it to the tech.  Lo and behold, she's not there.  Great.  So a nurse comes by and asks if she can help.  I tell her I just need to drop off my 24 hour urine collection thing.  She says "Oh, well do I just need to leave it?"  Yep, that's all.  She says, "Oh, I can take it for you then."  And she does.  Then she looks in the bag and says, "wow, that's a lot of urine!"  Gee, thanks.  My reply was, "Well, apparently you pee a lot in 24 hours."  

3.  All that being said, I'm still being monitored for signs of pre-eclampsia.   My blood pressure at the last appointment was 148/72.  The doctor came in and said, "Well, you're not going to like this, but I'm going to need you to do the 24 hour urine collections every two weeks."  Ugh!  I pretty much begged not to to.  I asked if there was anything else.  Can't I just get some specimen cups and some of the little dip stick things the doctor's office uses? Apparently no, those aren't as reliable.  So, I'm on pee jug duty again today.  And every other Sunday it seems for the remainder of the pregnancy.  But as long as it leads to a healthy baby in the end, I'll deal.  It could be worse.

I have other updates and stuff to make (with pictures!) but I need to find my camera cord before I can share.  So, that's all for now. 


shawna said...

Yuck! That sounds horrible. I am so sorry that you have to do this.

Zap said...

Next update we want pictures of the Pee Jug... think of the baby and letting her witness the joys of her birth!!! :)

Shanny said...

Umm, yeah a Pee Jug every 2 weeks isn't too bad... considering the alternative, yikes! I know you can do it though, I believe in you, you go girl (literally!) lol
Hoping the rest of your pregnancy is boring and healthy. Hang in there!

Rotten said...

LOL. You know I adore you so I am not laughing at you... I am laughing with you. :) You are definitely taking it the right way. It is a small price to pay to have a healthy baby and hell, you can always throw it back at her when she is a teenager and tell her all you went through to make her safe. :)

v said...

so shouldn't be procrastinating right now, but i just wanted to say that that wagon in an olivey-green is the exact wagon my friend has (at least i'm pretty sure...there weren't any other angles).


Kelley said...

Hey! Thanks for the comment on our nursery - it's the one thing we knew we wanted to really take our time on and get right; hence why we started WAY early. LOL! I can't take credit for the drawer box idea, I stole it from another Nestie, but I can't remember who. They're from Ikea; made by Komplement and they're $10 for the set of 6. I almost wish I'd gotten a second set just to have them.

v said...

i've never heard of this yoga program you're talking about, but i'll be looking it up now. how're things?

v said...

My phone decided I should go, too. I heard you say, 'The dog is staring at...' and my phone was dead.

So, anyhow, what's with the drawing on the ticker? What happened to the photos?