Monthly Archives: August 2007

Using my outside imagination

Well, I finally got the call this morning from the doc’s office that I was supposed to get 2 days ago, and all of my labs look good for now, my platelet count is still up. So, I am to stay on rest and hang in there. I go to the high risk doctor tomorrow in Newport News for a non stress test and basic monitoring. The good news is now that they have upped my glyburide dosage for the gestational diabetes, my numbers all seem to be doing well, so maybe they won’t change anything this time. After that I will be going back to the regular OB in Suffolk on Tuesday, which means I get to go to my shower this weekend, and I can try to go to Sean’s open house for kindergarten Monday night. Sean has his first T-Ball practice Tuesday night, and Thomas is the head coach this season, so it should be interesting. Sean is actually excited about playing T-ball and is getting pretty good at his throwing. Next Wednesday Sean will have his first day of kindergarten. And after that Phil can come anytime he wants.. I would prefer an August baby, but it looks like we may make it into September. I finally washed what clothes I have for Phil yesterday, so I am starting to calm down some getting ready, and Sean and I have talked about how the doctor is going to have to cut mommy’s tummy open to get Phil out, so mommy and Phil will have to stay in the hospital for a few days… so he is excited to be having a Boys Only house for a few days. And he has already made his request to get to rock Phil to sleep.. I am so blessed to have such a kind hearted little man.. he has been so great since I have been on bedrest, helping me out and taking care of me. Well, I have to get back to work now, but I will update more later. Again, thanks to everyone for your prayers, they truly are helping, and as ready as I am to get Phil in here, the longer he cooks, the better off he is, so we will wait.. next Tuesday will be 37 weeks, so anytime after that the doctor is ok with getting him here, but would prefer to wait till 38.

My one Sean funny for today is that he has decided that the day Phil comes he and daddy need to go to the farm and take flashlights so they can see the cows sleeping in the dark. I have no idea where this kid comes up with these things. Yesterday he asked me if he could use his outside imagination instead of his upstairs one… He is just too much fun.


The latest from the doc

Well, I had yet another doctor’s appointment today. I spend 7 hours in the hospital yesterday being monitored because my bp was up, but everything looked great by the time I left. Today, the doc checked everything and sent me back over to the hospital for additional bloodwork (I feel like a friggin pincushion at this point). They should have my results back this afternoon, and will call me and let me know. They are planning on a scheduled c-section, and my test results will determine when, 37, 38 or 39 weeks.. (As of today I am 36 weeks) We will definitely be keeping everyone updated, but I know I am sick of the waiting and just want Phil to be here so that I can hold him and so that my poor body can start getting back to normal (I am sooooooo ready to eat just one bite of something without caring about reading the label… don’t get me wrong it is worth it to be so vigilent with what I eat while he is cooking, but I would love to get a bakery item.. Krispy Kremes would be heaven) Anyway.. once I get an update I will post it.


Well, hopefully as things progress over the next short while, this blog will let our friends and family keep up with what is going on with Sean and Phil, as well as Thomas and myself.. and hopefully provide me with some sort of outlet and something to do while I am on bedrest.

To start, my name is Anna. I live in southeastern Virginia with my husband, our son Sean, and our soon to be son Phil (I am due with our second son Sept 18, however, it appears he will be here before then.

First off, let me get my complaining out of the way.. I am 2 days shy of being 36 weeks pregnant… I am on bedrest for my blood pressure starting to rise (pregnancy induced hypertension or PIH), I have gestational diabetes, and on top of all of that my baby is breach.. and I have a 10 cm fybroid that makes it too risky for them to try and turn him, or for him to turn himself around. My OB is looking into doing a scheduled c-section after I make it to 37 weeks. While my husband and I will know the exact day, we have decided not to let anyone else in on it so that they won’t be sitting around the hospital just waiting, plus we will get to have a few precious moments just us after my surgery. The only person who will know is my dear friend and cousin, Kimberly who will be helping out with Sean while we are at the hospital. Speaking of Sean.. I will be 37 weeks the week he is scheduled to start kindergarten, so hopefully the doc will let me schedule around that.

I am very excited to start this and hope to use it to keep everyone updated as my pregnancy progresses, and as our life goes on. Thank you everyone for your interest and for your prayers as we await Phil’s arrival.