D-Day

Feb. 23rd, 2009 08:23 am
sexyscholar: (Emotion: Pregnant)
In about an hour, we'll be leaving for the hospital so the doctors can begin prepping me for my surgery.

I'm still surprisingly calm about all of it -- the worst part of the night was I kept having these snippets of dreams where people were trying to convince me to eat or drink something after midnight (which I couldn't do because I'm having surgery). Ugh.

This morning, outside of Kendra kicking the crap out of me, and a funky headache that I can't take anything for, I feel alright.

The whole family is coming along -- I've already called the girls out of school -- and [livejournal.com profile] fmh's parents will be coming down tomorrow to see her. It's all happening, BBs.

I should go wake up Hoku now; she'll panic if she thinks she's late. :p

[livejournal.com profile] fmh will probably have a picture or two - we've already packed the camera. And I think I'll give him my LJ password so he can post them to mine as well. (I know not everyone on MY flist is on HIS flist).

I'll see you guys later!

:is off to have a baby:

>_

Feb. 5th, 2009 02:47 pm
sexyscholar: (BSG - SUXX0RS)
Judging by the way she's kicking me today, I'd say Kennie wants to be out just as badly as I want her out.

Pow.

Ow.
sexyscholar: (Emotion: Pregnant)
My c-section has been officially scheduled for Monday, February 23 @ noon.
(Thank God.)

Everything looks really, really good. Her heartrate is at 150 -- perfect for her gestational age, my doc tells me. My blood pressure is dazzling, BBs: 118/62. And! I've actually lost a pound. In fact, my total weight gain during my entire term has only been five pounds. O__O

Kendra Renee' will be making her debut in 19 days! I wonder what she'll look like. :)
sexyscholar: (Emotion: Pregnant)


I can make it. Really I can.

UGH. I feel awful. -____-

Well.

Oct. 6th, 2008 12:40 pm
sexyscholar: (Emotion: Pregnant)
So we had the ultrasound today.

It's a... )
sexyscholar: (Emotion: Pregnant)
I just felt the baby move. ♥
sexyscholar: (Emotion: Pregnant)
[livejournal.com profile] crwilley got me two spicy chicken burritos* from Taco Bell.

This makes her one of the most awesome beings in the entire universe. Srsly.

Wow.

Aug. 5th, 2008 12:12 pm
sexyscholar: (Emotion: Pregnant)
THANK YOU GUYS. SO MUCH.

I really didn't expect that many people to be paying attention, srsly, but I'm thrilled that you took a second to congratulate us. My flist is so amazingly dazzling.

My due date is February 26, which doesn't tell us jack shit about when it'll actually get here, lol.

So far, this pregnancy has been a little rougher than when I was carrying Kieran. With him, I only got sick once, and that was because I hadn't taken the time to eat before I left for work. This time around, I'm constantly on the verge of being sick, but never actually getting there, which is pretty goddamned annoying. That and the holy-fuck-I'm-tired, of course. BUT. I only have about two weeks left in my first trimester, so with a little luck, the sick and tired will begin to ebb soon.

[livejournal.com profile] fmh and I are kind of hoping for a girl this time, since we already have a son. Of course, we'll love he/she/it to pieces whatever it happens to be.

The girls are THRILLED. Hoku's always hugging me and kissing my stomach, and Malu is constantly putting her ear up to my belly -- she swears that she can hear the heartbeat. "Honey," I tell her, "at this point, you're just hearing my stomach rumbling. Again." I'm just really glad that they're happy about having another sibling. Kieran's too young to care one way or the other, I think.

Speaking of rumbling tummies...it's time to eat. NOMNOMNOM

Two Lines.

Aug. 4th, 2008 08:54 am
sexyscholar: (Emotion: Pregnant)
I'm pregnant.

:)
sexyscholar: (LOST - Desprompt)
Well, I have not gone into labor yet. I keep hoping against hope that something will start up tonight or tomorrow.

pregnancy


Hey, it could happen.

I went to the doctor's today for my prenatal checkup...I'm only about a centimeter dilated. Everything's going well, though. His heartrate is great at 130. He's firmly wedged where he should be. The doctor seems to think that Ky's going to be a big baby. We'll see, I 'spose. I have two stress tests and another prenatal check-up scheduled for next week. Then another stress test the following week and an induction date, though the doc doesn't think I'll need it. I hope she's right.

We're ready. The nursery's ready. The kids are ready. Our friends are ready.

We're just waiting on this kid. Punkass.

I'm so tired. Sleep is not existant these days. My feet look like they've had bladders injected into them. My legs constantly ache. And I think Kieran's getting pissed off because he can't move around like he used to. Gone are the days of extreme acrobatics. :p

I should probably go eat now. Burritos are the awesomest, y0.
sexyscholar: (my joy)
My LiveJournal Trick-or-Treat Haul
sexyscholar goes trick-or-treating, dressed up as The-Hopefully-Not-Still-Pregnant Lady.
crwilley tricks you! You get a wet rag.
dadandgirl gives you 13 brown pineapple-flavoured pieces of taffy.
dragon_spirit gives you 2 mauve chocolate-flavoured wafers.
elspethsheyna tricks you! You get a dead frog.
fatcannon gives you 11 orange tropical-flavoured gummy bats.
fmh tricks you! You get a wet rag.
hexslinger tricks you! You get a piece of paper.
mightyafrodite gives you 1 green coconut-flavoured gummy worm.
shugotenchi tricks you! You get a block of wood.
single_path tricks you! You lose 20 pieces of candy!
sexyscholar ends up with 7 pieces of candy, a wet rag, a dead frog, a wet rag, a piece of paper, and a block of wood.
Go trick-or-treating! Username:
Another fun meme brought to you by rfreebern.

You guys suck. :p


After some deliberation, [livejournal.com profile] hoku_star is going to have her...*cringe*...Chuck E. Cheese party next Saturday. (Her birthday is this coming Sunday.) Next week just works out better for everybody, the cousins will be able to make it down and her Uncle Jay and Aunt Ern and Cousin Emily are planning to head down as well. That will be very cool. They haven't seen the girls since Christmas, and they missed them so much. They'll also get to see how big Emily has gotten. They're gonna have a ball together, I think.

The bad part about putting the CEC party off til next weekend is that there was the very real possibility of Hoku feeling like her birthday was less than special. I will NOT have my baby thinking this way. So, I put an idea to her: this Saturday, we'll have a little slumber party at the house for a few of her friends. They can hang out and play and squeal (nothing squeals like little girls) and watch movies and throw popcorn at each other and all the stuff little girls do at slumber parties. She's given me the "o.k." (which for Hoku means she does this little thing where she wiggles her fingers and gets this big smile on her face. I missed that look.) for the slumber party idea, so we'll get the stuff together for that. I'll ask my Dad if he can borrow the digital camera from work so we can maybe snap some photos we can send to [livejournal.com profile] cyriael. I think she'll have a good time...and she gets to have two parties, essentially. Not bad for a 9 year old. :)

I had my 38th week prenatal appointment yesterday. Everything is going well for the most part. My blood pressure is lovely as always and his heartbeat is good and strong. He's also in the "vertex" position, which means his head is pointed south, just like it should be. The doc doesn't seem to think that he'll be able to flip anymore before it's time...I'm being optimistic and hoping that she's right. The only somewhat bad part is that I tested positive for Group B Strep infection, so they'll be giving me antibiotcs during my delivery. Doc says that it's not uncommon, and they won't have to give my a separate needle for them. I've never had a problem with needles, but in this circumstance, I think the less they have to mess with me, the better.

I know I keep saying this...but I am really ready to have this baby. During the night, I must have been hurting pretty bad, because [livejournal.com profile] fmh woke me up asking if I was okay. He said I was whimpering like I was in pain. Ush. Then this morning, Ky decided he wanted to dance or something, so I had these funny bulges all over my belly. Also, his head and fists keep knocking on my pelvic bone, which really friggin' hurts.

Not as much as I know labor and delivery will, but it hurts like hell the same. I could barely walk this morning.

Only 2 weeks left. 14 days.

I can make it.
sexyscholar: (LotR - Boromir)
We had my state-side baby shower this past Saturday. Much fun was had by me. I hope the guests enjoyed themselves. We got even more stuff, which I didn't think was possible. We now have the crib and dresser, so he'll have a place to sleep and we can put his clothes away. Yay! He also got a car seat (which is how I spell relief, by the way. C-A-R-S-E-A-T. 'Cuz. The hospital won't let you take the baby home without one.), 3-stage feeding chair, a toddler stroller (so now we have two, one when he's wee little, and one for when he's a toddler), a Diaper Genie, the famous Boppy pillow, a fancy-schmancy microwave steam sterilizer (So high-tech. I remember sterilizing bottles by putting them in boiling water.)

Apparently, the gifts aren't quite finished yet...both mightyafroditeThe Mighty O's Moms and my aunt still have something they want to give us that we don't have yet.

*intrigue*

Oh my goodness. And [livejournal.com profile] crwilley made a blanket for Ky. It's absolutely beautiful. I am in awe of her powers of knitting/crocheting. I have it set to go in the baby wash, because he's coming home in his blankie.

Thank you so much, [livejournal.com profile] mightyafrodite, for putting it all together. I'd be lost without you, Sis. Thank you for being there for me thru everything. I only hope I can return the favor someday. Much love.

Get well wishes to [livejournal.com profile] frappjunkie and [livejournal.com profile] single_path. I hope the both of you are starting to feel better.

Sunday. That morning [livejournal.com profile] fmh, [livejournal.com profile] gamerngeek and [livejournal.com profile] dadandgirl took all three girls to the movies (part of the celebration of the girl-half's birthday. She's not supposed to be eight.) I was really achey and tired, so I stayed at home with the intention of coming to the CareBear's party later that afternoon. It was not to be. The fellas took the kids straight to the party after their outing, and I didn't have a way to get there...which was really all academic, since I couldn't stay awake anyway. I mean it. I slept ALL DAMNED DAY.

So ready to have this baby.

This is my last week at work. Much cleaning up and packing as the week rolls along. I meet the temp tomorrow and I guess we'll just sit and kind of go thru the basics of my job here. In theory, not a difficult task, but I don't know how good of a teacher I am, so...we'll see how that goes.

God Bless Nigeria. Bringing families together. )

WHORE! )

sexyscholar: (jazz hands!)
RANDOM - Nope. I still don't like Sun Chips.

'Twas a good weekend.

Friday, I had the bright idea to do something more on the special side for my sweetie, [livejournal.com profile] mightyafrodite, since it would be her birthday that following Monday, and we'd all be gathered up there together. I tried to make a dish called "Yassa." It's a Senegalese chicken dish which [livejournal.com profile] mightyafrodite had mentioned in passing that she hadn't had since her college days and how she really loved it. Everyone (including her) seemed to be pretty pleased with it, but I'm one of those annoying people that's never really happy with a task I've completed. Not really. [livejournal.com profile] crwilley and [livejournal.com profile] dadandgirl brought bratwurst (one of her favorites) and we all sat around being silly and being together, which is what it was all about. My dad and I even got a cheesecake for the finale. Of course, we got French style and I should have gotten New York style since she likes New York style better and...

Saturday was a chill out day at home for the most part. I was feeling really tired, so I slept thru most of it. [livejournal.com profile] fmh and my dad took the girls to the library and gave them a special treat of Mickey D's for the day. Hoku got some videos about animals (of course) and Malu has discovered "The Big Comfy Couch." The show stopped airing before Mally was around, so she never got to experience it. It was one of Hoku's favorite shows, and now Malu is thoroughly enjoying it as well.

Sunday, we went to [livejournal.com profile] mightyafrodite's Mom's birthday celebration. Frankly, I was honored that we were invited. Her Moms is a wonderful person, and I'm honored that she seems to think of me as another one of her kids. Her celebration? Not a party, but a service at her family's church where her brother is the pastor. I'm not a church-goer myself, it's never fit in with my personal beliefs, but I was more than willing to go for The Moms. The service was actually good. There was lots of music, the pastor was a presence to be reckoned with and there wasn't that air of "if you don't believe in Jesus and the church you will die!!!1" We stayed after the service for a little bit and talked to some of the other parishoners. All of the women came over to ask when I'm due. None of them think that I'm going to make it to October 13, which is my due date.* [livejournal.com profile] mightyafrodite's sister predicts October 1st. :p

After the service, The Moms treated everyone to lunch (Can you believe it? It's HER birthday, and she's taking others out to eat.) at this place called the "Golden Corral." It's one of those buffet-style restaurants. I love those places in general, but the GC has become my favorite. Oh man. I glad my appetite decided to kick in while we were there. For a while, I could barely get thru an entire meal, but Sunday? Three plates of food. I don't even care, because it was really good, and Ky and I were happy baby and mom afterwards. Then I went home and slept for two hours. :D

Good family, friends, food. S'all good.

*To be honest, that would suit me just fine. I am so ready to have this baby. As long as he doesn't decide to make his entrance before Thursday (my 37th week mark and official full-term status), I'll be happy. I'm tired of being pregnant and I just want him to be here. Right now, I'm not getting myself worked up about labor. I don't worry about pain in general, it tends to make things more difficult when they come to pass...and worrying about it isn't going to do me a damned bit of good. I have no idea what labor is like. I just know it's going to be like nothing I have ever experienced. I leave it at that. But I'm ready for it to start...I want to finally hold Ky in my arms and see who he looks like. Watch him flex his fingers and toes and hear him wail like a banshee.

I'm just ready. My baby shower is scheduled for this coming Saturday, and as far as I know, it's still on. Even if it isn't, [livejournal.com profile] fmh's mother, sister and sister-in-law will be coming down to bring the crib and mattress and dresser. They'll also get to see and spend time with the girls, which will be all good.

Okay, time for me to get up and move around. Ky has decided that he wants to practice his Tai Chi in my tummy again. :p
sexyscholar: (Kieran/Juice - OTP)
Upon telling her of my love for orange & apple juice, especially while I've been pregnant:

[livejournal.com profile] gits_r_us: "kieran/juice otp"

[livejournal.com profile] sexyscholar: !!!ONE1

-_-

Sep. 11th, 2005 06:44 am
sexyscholar: (batshit fucking loco)
I am so ready to have this friggin' babeh.
sexyscholar: (Bad Fic Summary - O.O)
So.

I've decided to quit my Lamaze classes. I've gone to three of them, and not only do I feel like my time is being wasted but the energy I use up just to get there (my hubby and I don't have a car, so we bus it there) just doesn't seem to be worth it. I don't really like the teacher's approach. I don't doubt that she knows the subject matter...I just don't think she's adept at teaching it.

The breathing exercises I've learned do work for me. I've been using them when I have BH contractions, and they help me get through them with relative ease. They will pale in comparison to the real thing, but it does give me hope that I'll survive labor.

Everything else has been very elementary stuff that 1) I could have learned on my own with the help of the library, 2) we've been doing already, or 3) just don't make any damned difference.

An example of #3 -- last night we were looking at descriptions of pain tolerance levels and how much we think we'd be able to stand in labor before wanting some kind of medication. These degrees are identified by numbers. The teacher says, "If your number and your partners number have a difference of more than four, you should probably talk more about your pain tolerance levels...yadda yadda yadda."

My husband: "You know, how I feel doesn't mean a goddamned thing. She's the one that has to endure this. It's gonna kill me that I can't do anything to help her. All I can do is is be there for her, be there when she needs me and take the lumps if she chooses to dish 'em out. If she wants drugs, I'm gonna make sure she gets 'em."

Did I mention that I adore my husband?

So I'm going to call the Lamaze organization today to see how to go about dropping out of the class, and seeing if I can get any of my money back for it. I figure they can't hit me and tell me "no."

Did I have a point with this? Nope. Just felt like venting a little bit. :p
sexyscholar: (jazz hands!)
Naturally, I will continue to blame my hormones.

But this is cuter than sh...ugar.



It's sold out, but I've put myself on the waiting list for it.

You know. For the baby...
sexyscholar: (Brad Pitt - Girl)
Pregnancy is gross.

It really, really is.

Ew.
sexyscholar: (GODZIRRA!)


Wow. It sort of creeps up on you, don't it?
sexyscholar: (SVU - Chris hearts Oscar)
I had my umpteenth prenatal appointment yesterday, complete with ultrasound. More baby pictures, natch. (For some reason, I'm having the hardest time spelling "pictures." *shrug*)

He already has the requirements of a British singer. )

Another pushkin face shot... )

Boot to the head! )

omg, right on!fist )

And make no mistake, he is still a boy... )

Everything is going really well. He weighs 3 lbs., 8 oz. right now. The doc said that he's in the 60% growth percentile...at least I think that's what he said. Anyway, he's a good sized baby -- not too big and not too small.

At my last us, his right kidney was swollen, so they were a little concerned. Doc says it looks good. Excellentness.

Judging by the way he's positioned right now, he's not kicking me...he's punching me. His body is slowly heading into the birth position, but he'll still more than likely flip a few more times before he's ready. Hopefully, he'll settle back into place in time.

I really need to get registered for lamaze classes. *ducks* I know, I need to do that like last week...things have just been so hectic right now. Hopefully by the end of the week I can get it done. It'd better work, dammit. There's also a breastfeeding class that I want to register for and an infant CPR class that both [livejournal.com profile] fmh and I want to take.

We have our tour of the birthing center on Saturday. I'm ridiculously excited about it. :p

I must get a body pillow. This whole not-being-able-to-sleep thing is getting ridiculous.

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