Sunday, January 27, 2008

Things For Baby Girl

I had got some winter clothes for Hayden and baby girl back in November and earned $50.00 worth of Gymbucks from Gymboree. It was time to redeem them this week. I was hoping they would have more spring things in Hayden's size but they didn't. I did find a cute shirt for him on the clearance rack that Will picked out for him. He said it would look cute on him. Awwww...good big brother making sure little brother looks good.

Here's what I picked up for baby girl. So cute!!

Friday, January 25, 2008

It's Over

I've never been so glad to see a week be over. After talking to HR this afternoon about all the issues going on I hope there will be some resolution to the things that have been happening.

Of course they're asking me to stay as long as possible. My actual due date is 3/24 and with both boys due to blood pressure and just my body can't handle being pregnant once it reaches the 37 1/2-38 weeks. This would make me having the baby between 3/5-3/10. That would really only give me a week at most home before I have the baby. I'll just see how it goes. My ob is behind me, so I'll let her know for sure in the next few weeks and see how my health goes.

I'm over talking and thinking about this. I'll my things...and head home to what's most important. My husband and boys. Let the weekend begin!!! I'll be done with work tomorrow, Saturday, at 3:30 pm and it's off to do some shopping. I want to go to Gymboree to redeem my Gymbucks, Hobby Lobby and Michaels.

Thursday, January 24, 2008

Time to Move On...

It has become very clear to me today that after the baby is born and insurance has been settled, I will need to quit my current job. I will be quitting even if I have nothing to go to. Anders and I are sitting down this weekend to get it all finalized with finances so there will be no surprises when the time comes. In all honesty I'd like to stay home for awhile or just do somthing part-time.

I've spent months cross-training two individuals to be my backup while I'm gone and today I've been informed that they've selected someone else to be my backup from another department and I must spend all moments cross training her. Why are they waiting to do this while in the final weeks before I have the baby? The person who they selected is NOT happy at all and doesn't want to be doing this. She asked me today why was she selected and I really have no makes no sense to me. I'd be just as upset as her if I was in her shoes. Her entire department is stressed about it as it means more work on them but I had nothing to do with it and don't even see the reasoning of why they chose her.

I'm now getting the constant questions again of when are you going out, when are you coming back, can you do this and that from home while you're out on leave, etc. So I'll be home with a newborn baby and may be required to check production windows from home to help out. Why am I even going out on leave...I'm still required to be working. I wonder if people in the hospital for weeks or a very serious illness are required to still be working? I guess maternity leave isn't a "real" illness.

I'm now in the two week rotation at the ob as it's getting closer but I'm going too much. What am I supposed to do, just not go?

Even though I've been at my current employer 7 years I seriously regret ever coming to this company. I thought it was a good opportunity and have been hopeful that things would get better. They do at times but as a whole it's more negative than positive. I don't think it's the "entire" company but my department. The one in management has no clue on what I do and now that it will be time for me to be out, she's very afraid of senior management seeing that she really has no clue what I do. Senior management has asked me twice if all will be ok while I'm out and I've honestly told them no. Each time I'm not there all day something goes wrong and this is just a day or two. Being out for several weeks at a time is going to be very bad. I do hope I'm wrong and it does work out ok, but history continues to repeat itself.

It's time to go to bed and get this day over with and people wonder why I'm suddenly having such an issue with my blood pressure.

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Labor and Delivery

I thought for sure when I would see Labor and Delivery sign at the hospital would be when we were going in to have the baby. As usual, I was wrong. It seems the nose bleeds, swelling of my ankles and headaches are the signs of pre-eclampsia and not just the normal aches and pains that I was thinking was going on the past week.

I went to to see the ob on Monday and my blood pressure was 148/98 which she said was high but she asked if I had came to the office straight from work, which I did. But she examined me and asked if I was ok. I was tired and had a slight headache. She said to report anything unusual and come back in two weeks.

During the night my headache turned into a full blown migraine. Vomiting and sensitivity to light and noise. I hadn't had one this bad since August. I called the office as soon as they opened to see if I could take something stronger than Tylenol as it wasn't helping. They wanted me to come in. My blood pressure was very high...both numbers in the triple digits so I was sent up to Labor and Delivery triage. I didn't catch the actual number. They hooked me up to monitor baby girl and she was fine. But after some shots in the hip and stronger drugs they let me go home yesterday evening as my headache was doing better but the main thing was my blood pressure had gone down to normal range again.

I do think my blood pressure is going to be an issue for the rest of my pregnancy though. With both boys this was the main reason why I was induced two weeks early with both. I'm now 31/32 weeks along (depending who's due date you go by) so I've got just a few more weeks to go. I hope all will be ok.

Saturday, January 19, 2008

Can't Sleep

I can't go to sleep. I've been up most of the night working on my mom's photos for her sisters. I was tired after working, being 31 weeks pregnant and stressing about getting all this done for her and now that I'm done, I can't sleep. I thought for sure I'd be needing toothpicks to keep my eyes open.

Why does it always happen this way?? The guys are sound asleep and since I wasn't in bed, Hayden went and crawled in our bed with daddy. It's now 3:13 am and I'm sure right when I start to fall asleep it will be almost time to get up and start the day again. Argh!!!

Saturday, January 12, 2008

My Craving

I had to go this week for my ob appointment. I'm still within the normal range of weight gain for the pregnancy. They state 25-35 lbs. is a good average to gain.

This past month I've gained 5 lbs. She looked at me and giggled and asked what I was craving. Hmmmm...what made her think I've been having a craving? I guess I can't hide the fact anymore that I love chocolate coverd cherries. Mmmmmm...they're SO good.

Tuesday, January 8, 2008


Today is our 8th. Wedding Anniversary. I can't believe how fast the years have gone. I'm so happy to be married to Anders. When I came home from work he surprised me with 1 dozen long stemmed roses and we went out to dinner at Biaggi's tonight. I hope we have many more happy years together.