Friday, February 27, 2009

Feb 27th, 2009

It is finally 10:15am and I am out of bed! I stayed in bed as late as possible to see if that would help and it did. Brad made me breakfast in bed. I had a good morning, and didn't even take my zofran. I ate mac and cheese for lunch..and well that didn't stay down. That really upset Lizzie, so she went to Lisa's. I laid down and finally took a zofran. I slept until 2:08pm and got up and felt good. I don't like taking zofran so I won't take it unless it is neccesary. But, by the time I take it I feel horrible and it takes a while to kick in, so I need to figure out what I want to do. I am just thankful I am not yet sick like I was with the girls, maybe I won't have hyperemesis this time! Then I went to our church primary activity from 2:30pm to 5:00 pm. I felt really good the whole time it felt good to get out. I came home and Brad had dinner read, a potatoe bar and I had a small potatoe and rested for a minute. Brad went home teaching and I felt me and the girls went and walked around Toys R Us. I want to do all I can while I feel well, hopefully it will continue. We will know Tueday!

Feb 26, 09

Feb 26, 09

It started got rough! I got up at 7:51am, got the kids dressed, then it hit! Like a big thunder storm in Ohio! I kinda made it down the stairs and laid on the floor for 30 minutes, Liz kept asking what was wrong and I told her I was resting. She went and got the phone for me and I called Lisa and she came and finished getting everything together and the kids fed and to preschool. The zofran finally kicked in at 9:30ish, and I felt human again. That's why I need the pump, so I am never off zofran, it is constantly pumped into my body. I am not dehydrated and keeping liquids down (unlike the 2 other pregnancies), so I am hoping this baby will be much easier....I can handle "Morning Sickness!" I can also handle no IV's!

Then I made a few bows with a friend, had soup for lunch, and have taken it easy the rest of the afternoon.

I slept most of the afternoon, and Brad brought pizza home for dinner so I didn't have to cook, I laid in the chair all evening. I have not felt so great. Then at 10pm I think my hormones were off...I am not the crying type, most of my friends can say they have never seen me cry, my hubby even tease me that I am not sensitive enough...(he cries more then me...movies make him cry!) So, I did a good cry last night (it had to be hormones!), I was crying about how much I miss my grandfather. He is still alive but with major brain damage, I miss that I will never have an adult conversation with him, I miss that I can't call and talk to him whenever I want, I miss that I am not his little girl but one of his care takers, I miss that sometimes he can't remember my girls names, I miss when I look in his eyes he is no longer there. It is just so hard to see him in the state he is in, I wish when I was a child I would have taken in every word he said, spent more time with him (though I did see him all the time), I wish I would have realized when I was young it would be gone so quickly. Not sure if any of that make's sense, but thats how I feel.

Feb 24, 09 & Feb 25, 2009

Feb 25, 2009

Not feeling so great today, waiting for zofran to kick in! Home Healthcare did call and they are just waiting for a call back from the insurance company. So, hopefully when or if the point comes when I need IV's it will be all ready to go.

I am having an OK day, constant headache but I can handle that. We saw Brads parents for lunch today (his dad's birthday), we told them the exciting news. His dad said, "Oh No!", and nothing else! No congrats...nothing! It hurt me feelings! Luckily I am already over it :) Did you know you can listen to the scriptures being read to you on-line? I am so excited, we listen to 1 Nephi Chapter 13 in bed last night. It was great!

We had tacos for dinner tonight, and they tasted good, I am waiting for my next dose of zofran (I sound like an addict!). I am now going to take a nice bath while Brad watches the kids and get a good night sleep! There was no HOT water, the doctor said I could only take 15 minute baths, and it took 15 minutes to get hot water....NOT FAIR!!!!!!!

Feb 24th, 09....Well I love Zofran! I took it last night and this morning and it helps from the room spinning in circles really fast to the room spinning in circles really slowly! The warning on the pill's say: This can make you dizzy! What is the difference between nauseous and dizzy? Anyways hopefully I will get a good week out of slowly spinning until it gets worse (since the hormone levels double every 48 hours, every 48 hours is different for me). But today will be a good day..I have decided! I would like to go see my grandparents and do a few errands and go out with Brad tonight. Lets keep our fingers crossed! The answer to the question yesterday was "D" can you believe that!Thanks for all the uplifting e-mails and offers for help :)

I made it to Sallys Beauty Supply and felt great, then went to Target and did not feel so great. Then went to visit Grandma and Grandpa and go to music time, which wasn't so bad. Then Brad and I went to dinner at Outback, walked around Walgreens (to find a birthday card for his dad), got gas, and went and picked up the girls. Thank you so much Wangsgard Family for watching the girls (even if Emmie was afraid of Bishop Wangsgard), it was great to get out just Brad and me! I went to sleep by 8pm and woke up at 3am not feeling good, I went back to bed at 5:22am until 8am!

Feb 23, 09

Feb 23, 09

Well we have had a crazy month. My last period was Jan 6th but I have yet to start my period. We went to the doctors last Wednesday the 18th and had an ultrasound, the doctor could not see anything in the I had to do blood work every 48 hours to watch my hormone levels. This was the e-mail I sent out to my friends last night:

Well, I think you are the only people that know what has been going on so I wanted
to give an update. The phone rang tonight and I didn't recognize the number so I let it go to voice mail..the message said it was my doctor and she had the results of the tests and I could call the office tomorrow and get them. I didn't think so! I had to wait another 12+ hours! I have waited all weekend..stressed out of my mind! So I called her back (the number was on caller ID). She said the blood work Wednesday was normal the hgc level (I think that's what it is called) then doubled on friday therefore I was definitely pregnant and everything looked good. She said the reason we couldn't see anything on the ultra sound was probably due to being very early, and that I was "Off" in January. I have an ultrasound on the 4th to see how far I am and my due date. I am not yet sick therefore another sign I am very early. I am very worried about being sick..fingers crossed! I am very nervous and won't be excited until the 4th when I see the ultrasound. Thank you for everyone's thoughts and prayers..I have not told the girls and anyone else who isn't in this e-mail...if on the 4th is good news I will share the news with everyone! Thanks again :) - Sarah

So, I am pregnant..YA! Something weird must have happened in January, like a late ovulation or maybe I ovulated twice? I don't really know. Brad and I were excited last night and we stayed up until 11pm reading our scriptures and talking about baby names. We will never be able to agree! He wants Daniel and I want Evan! I went to bed feeling great and then...It hit me somewhere between 1am & 3am until 9am! I thought I was going to die, I laid in the shower for hours, cried on the bathroom floor, I told Brad this was a bad idea! We should have thought harder about this. He replies, "We prayed about this, and this is what the Lord wanted us to do...therefore it will be fine!" Well I told him he was wrong as now I was crying so hard I was making myself even more nauseated! I really can't do this, I really don't want to do this. He was going to stay home today but then realized he had to pick a DVD player up for a friend (now this is a good friend and she would have totally understood if she didn't get the DVD player today), but he thought it was important and I was so tired I was ready for him to leave so I could get some air (he was hovering!). He left for work and I got a few hours of sleep. Then my life saver called, we will call her Lisa and came over and got the kids, they have not eaten, hair combed, or even clothes changed, and she came in grabbed diapers and a change for Emmie (Lizzie is just going to stay in the same outfit for 9 is her favorite don't laugh when you see my kids and they are always in the same clothes). Thank goodness for Lisa, but not only Lisa I have had so many offers from friends to help it has been so wonderful, I didn't have much help when Lizzie was at home and I was sick with Emmie. I will for sure take everyone up for help! Thank you for thoughts and prayers also. So I called the doctor and they put me to an advice nurse, she suggested I be admitted as soon as possible to the hospital before it gets out of control...I have to admit I was not very nice and I told her I am NOT going to the hospital I have 2 small children...I want to see my doctor, and I want home health care! She wasn't sure that was an option, and I told her I see my doctor or I find a new one (which will be an issue because I have called every OBGYN in the phone book and NONE will do home health care they want hospitalization!), so I see the doctor at 3:30pm but I have a call into my doctor I had with Emmie and if I have to I guess I will drive an hour each way to see him, he does home health care! So now I am laying in bed sick, and there is nothing on TV, and I am afraid to walk down stairs because I am weak, but I have the phone and computer! Brad will be home at 3pm (with the DVD...LOL)and to the doctors we go, if I get put in the hospital I will be so MAD! Luckily I am not throwing up though, I too will make it through this!

All right it is now 1:49pm and i am feeling human again! I took a shower (I no longer smell like throw-up!) and I am going to make it down stairs! I was able to talk to my girls on the phone..which was great and they are coming home to hang out with me (until I am sick again)...with the other 2 kids I was sick all day without a break...this break is kind of nice...even if it doesn't last long :) Off to Doctors at 3:30pm!

It is now 5:30pm and I went to the doctors. She is prescribing home health care which should take place by Wednesday. Until then she prescribed zofran dissolves. Brad is going to pick them up. They did another ultrasound and the baby has doubled in size since last Wednesday but is still "un-measurable" meaning they do not know how far along I am. I go in for another ultrasound next Tuesday and hopefully they will be able to measure the baby. I am still a little nervous about the baby's size but she said there is no need to worry. I hope it all goes well. I am starting to feel nauseous again but hopefully the medicine will help. Thanks a ton to Lisa for having the kids basically all day and letting them jump on the trampoline while it was wet, the kids are still talking about how fun it was! And the hair is adorable! Thanks for everyone's e-mails thoughts and prayers!

Guess how much money 20 zofran pills cost?


The answer tomorrow!

Also I lost 3 pounds since Wednesday!

I took my zofran pills tonight and I feel even better then I did this afternoon! Tomorrow night Brad and I are going on a date, and I really want to go, so these pills need to last until tomorrow night!