Tuesday, February 24, 2009


Today, Jeremy and I had our regularly scheduled follow up visit to the doc. He didn't find an irregular heartbeat but did say that it is possible for it to come and go. I was glad to hear a regular, steady heartbeat today.

After the visit, we were able to meet with some dear friends (Carrie; Ashley, Joseph, and Little Kensey Collins). It was good seeing all of them. Kensey, who is 16 months, kept eyeing Jeremy and was more than excited to kiss his check and give him high-fives. Very cute!

Our next appointment is in four weeks, when I will have my glucose test. Not looking forward to that. I don't do well with not eating in the morning. After that visit we will see the doctor every two weeks.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Another Frustrating Dr. Visit

SO the mystery pain ceased late last week, but CAME BACK!!! Jeremy and I made another trip to Bham at the request of our dear doctor. Again he was confused by the pain but started me on an antibiotic. Hopefully this will help.

We had an ultrasound today because the initial readings on the "baby heart monitor" (I don't know it's official name) were a bit off. The doctor did a second reading and still didn't get results he wanted, so it resulted in an ultrasound. At this point, we have had an ultrasound at every visit. We are so thankful for this because we have really been able to see him grow. This was not the most pleasant one though.

First the pressure from the ultrasound wand was making the pain much worse and they discovered that Bean has an irregular heartbeat. Initially they were picking up on hiccups, which were very cute. The hiccups stopped and they noticed the heartbeat.

Not the best news, but certainly not the worst. The doctor said that sometimes it goes away and sometimes it does not. If it does not we will see a specialist. He reassured us that knowing is far better than not and that there was nothing to be worried about. I am certainly much calmer than I thought I would be. This has really reassured me in my decision to have the baby in Birmingham where there are many great doctors.

We have another appointment next week and will keep everyone updated.

Monday, February 9, 2009

"A case of the Mondays..."

I was looking forward to a busy week of "Girl Scout Cookies". For those of you who don't know, I started a troop this January and am having a lot of fun. Yesterday I scrubbed the kitchen as part of my nesting and was exhausted this morning when I woke up.

Upon rising this morning I was feeling some weird pains that I could not explain, even after reading all my maternity books. I went to my local doctor to see if it was easily explained. They ran a 'pee in a cup' test and nothing out of the ordinary came up. My local doc called my baby doc in Birmingham and they wanted me ASAP for an ultrasound. I was VERY scared. Even though deep down I knew my baby was fine, it was much earlier than expected to have to call Jeremy home from work to drive me to Bham.

The ultrasound showed that all was well with Bean. The doctor really could not explain the pain but gave me some medicine and told me to call him if things didn't get better. I am really ok with that seeing as though Bean is ok. He is one pound today! He is also practicing breathing, which is great news according to the ultrasound lady. He is holding his hands like a baby now and was snoozing all during the ultrasound.

We thought all had calmed down. Jeremy was going to run a few errands and I was going to prepare for Scouts tonight, when I walked through a giant puddle of water in the KITCHEN! Really!??!?! Our refrigerator had called it quits. Jeremy immediately got on the phone with the home warranty folks, which expires in 2 weeks. I started putting things in our deep freezer, which has been an excellent investment.

As long as Bean is fine, I don't mind the messy kitchen. It is off to Scouts for me now. We are talking about the country of Costa Rica tonight. GO COFFEE!