Saturday, June 16, 2012

21 Days Left, Kidney Pain.Hosptial Visits.End of LAST trimester June 2012

Well the last time I Updated my Pregnancy Blog I was 33 Weeks along. it's been about 4 weeks now and my Pregnancy is slowly coming to an end.I have to say the my Last Trimester has been by far the most challenging. 
Third Trimester Appts
5/16- 32 1/2 weeks. Strong Heartbeat,Happy,Healthy
5/30- 34 1/2 weeks- Dr Ollerton saw my Curly Hair for the first time and Thought it was so cute.Even tho it a mess and I felt gross. Dax still doing great. Such a trooper. 
6/13-36 1/2 weeks-Strong Heartbeat,Healthy,Measuring perfect. we got an Ultrasound and he is approx 6 pds everything looks good.I am dilated to 2 CM and 80% effaced.

So During these last few weeks A lot has happened.I quit my Job May 30th It was getting too hard sitting at a computer hunched over for 8 hrs a day. My back pain was getting worse and my heating pad and Tylenol just weren't cutting it.The following day we went to Vegas for the weekend for my Shower.I do not recommend traveling in your last Trimester,it was very uncomfortable and hot.I made it through though. I have been craving Mexican food SO much.Dax seriously loves it. It's funny because everything I hated in my first Trimester I am loving now. Since about 6 months into my Pregnancy I get full so fast and can hardly move after I eat. It is very annoying to say the least. Getting out of my bed is so hard and irritating. John has to push and pull me up and I just feel like a Whale.I have gained around 33 pounds which is all BELLY and it is getting hard to carry it around.So as of Monday the 11th our 1 Year Anniversary I have had a Normal Pregnancy. I woke up and John put the Bumper in Dax's crib and hung up some other pictures,we we're enjoying our 1 yr Anniversary. 10 am came around and I started getting really bad back pain.I tried everything from a Hot Bath,Taking Tylenol, heating pad,sleeping all day.Well 4pm comes and I am at this point crying it hurts so bad.I called my Dr's Office Prior & the Hospital and they said you can come in and we can see what is going on otherwise there is nothing we can do without checking you. So John called off and we drove to the Hospital.Of Course we hit bumper to bumper traffic because it's getting close to 5pm..John cuts off a ton of people while his hazards lights are on and poor me crying and walling in pain. It was a long 30 minute drive but I was thankful we finally got there safe. So we got there and we were admitted in a room right away, got into a gown and was crying in pain. They told me that Kidney pain was extremely common for Pregnant Women and so that made me feel a little more at ease. They gave me an IV and did an ultrasound of my Kidneys and they we're swollen along with my Ureter. We we're there for 5 hours and let all of our family know so that they could keep me and Dax in their prayers.This seriously didn't phase Dax at all. The Nurses we're like you have a very active Baby and it was fun to feel him move despite all the pain I was in.In fact every time he kicked me it was right near or around my Kidney. They ended up sending us home because all the tests they did came back normal. They did say it could be Hydronephrosis which is swelling of the kidney's explained that normally if they pain doesn't stop they can put stints in but since I am so far along they wouldn't.They sent us home on Ambien and Pain medication which made me nauseated after taking it once. The next day I had pain of a 3 on a scale of 1 to 10 but a few hours later it came on stronger than before, so we called my Dr and immediately went back to the hospital. I was walling and crying SO much John had to do all the talking. I had the sweetest Nurses and they made me very comfortable and at ease.They gave me an IV of antibiotic hoping if it was an infection that this would make it go away. They had the On Call DR from my Practice come in and see me Dr Lameurax and he felt my Gallbladder and it was tender to the touch, so they did an ultrasound on my gallbladder,liver,kidney and my kidney was the only thing that came up swollen.I was having pain in my gallbladder but he wanted to have Surgeons consult with me and tell me the pros and cons of removing my gallbladder.They weren't 100% sure that that's what was causing my pain and the more we talked and discussed we ruled it out and overall thought Kidney Pain.I was 36 1/2 weeks along and they said if the pain continues we might induce because we don't want you on Pain medications  for the remaining 3 weeks of your Pregnancy.The next day was John's Birthday so he was hoping that they would induce me that night.I kinda thought they would too and was starting to mentally prepare myself. They called my OB Dr Ollerton and they both we're against inducing since I wasn't full term and wanted to wait it out. So we left at 7pm after being there since Noon so it was LONG day. I took more pain medication because the pain wasn't easing up,we went to the DR that early afternoon and he gave me a shot of antibiotic in both hips in hopes in was an infection and it was or so we think. After 3pm that day I haven't taken a single pain medication and am feeling fine.I am grateful for my Husband and willingness to give me a blessing and take such good care of Dax and I. I can honestly say it happened for a reason maybe to build up my pain tolerance for when I have Dax because I have none. IV'S and Cathider's don't scare me now and I have a greater appreciation for my health.

Now 21 DAYS to go.I have packed mine and Daxton's bags and they are by our bedroom door.So whenever he decides to come we will be ready. I am OVER being Pregnant needless to say.I have had an amazing easy Pregnancy expect for the 3 days of Kidney pain, so I can't complain too much. I am on a antibiotic for a week to make sure the infection is taken care of. Now the waiting game to see when Dax will come. We are both SO anxious and excited. Whenever I think about it I get emotional thinking I am going to be a Mother and have an eternal family and holding him for the first time. We are blessed beyond belief and I am so grateful that I am able to bear children. 

They did say i was a little Dehydrated so I am staying HYDRATED!!! And taking it easy.I take 2/3 hr naps a day and relax as much as possible. I know that it could be any day so I am just mentally preparing myself.I am happy that John is Getting PAID PATERNITY LEAVE for a month and that starts June 24th next Sunday.

One good thing that came from this was we did an Ultrasound he kept moving so much but we we're able to see his Lips and they are SO cute! I would put my hand on my belly and move him and he would punch back at me like a boxer it was funny

I know that Heavenly Father was watching over us and I am so thankful that John has the feeling to take me to the Hospital and see what was going on. 

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

OUR 1 year Anniversary

It is so weird to think that we have already approached our 1 Year Anniversary. So much has happened in the course of our first year as Husband and Wife. When we look back on the first year together we have both changed for the better as individuals and as Husband and Wife. We look back at the first 3 months of Marriage and that was the most challenging for us. Getting use to living with one another,Communication,and all that comes with being Married. I remember our first few weeks in our Apartment and we so giddy and would always say Hi Husband, Hi Wife. What We enjoy Date Nights whether it's to the Movies, out to dinner, taking a walk, a drive. We are each others best friend and always try and put each other before our own needs or wants. I admit John is better at doing that than me. As we reminisce our Wedding Day it truly was the Best Day of our Lives. We both can still remember it like it was yesterday. We both had butterflies and we're so anxious to finally be married. We we're engaged for 7 months and it seemed to drag and drag. Finally June 11,2011 came and I remember putting on my Wedding Dress and thinking, I'm Married, I'm a Wife and I am so Incredibly happy. I'll never forget the look John gave me as he saw me in my Wedding Dress for the first time. I love looking at our Wedding Pictures and remembering every moment of our special unforgettable day. Well the two biggest changes that have happened within our first year were we had finally purchased and closed on our first House and finding out we we're going to have a Baby BOY. Yes Crazy but we wouldn't have it any other way. We are so happy and in love just as much, if not more today than we we're on our Wedding Day.

 We celebrated a few days early.John told me to get dressed up so I did and of course I love doing that.He asked me if I had any idea where we we're going for our Anniversary dinner.I said,I hadn't a clue,I said the only fancy place I know is The ROOF off of the movie Charly.We walked into the building and it was the ROOF.I was so excited and surprised. This particular restaurant is very classy and the view outside the window is of the Salt Lake City Temple,so it's a very high view not to mention breathtaking. He can also see other Buildings around Salt Lake, but the Temple is by far the sweetest view. We walked in and told them we had Reservations under Carpenter and they took us to table 11.Which we thought was a fun because the 11th is our Anniversary date, We had the best view our table looked straight out to the Temple and it couldn't have been more perfect. They had a sign that said Happy 1st Anniversary and of course that made us smile. We enjoyed a delicious dinner.They had everything from Rolls to start you off which we soft and fluffy and the butter on them just melted in your mouth. The starters they had was different types of salads from Green lettuce,cold ravioli pasta salad,Fruit and Vegetables. Main courses and other dishes we're shrimp cocktail, salmon,chicken,meat.But our favorite was DESSERT of course. They had so many different choices from custard,cobbler,mini cheesecake.We decided on Chocolate Cake and Red Velvet Cake, it was scrumptious to say the least. We decided to walk around Temple Square and just enjoy the rest of the night. The weather was perfect and it was nice just enjoying each others company, taking pictures.

  But on our "ACTUAL" Anniversary that was a different story. That morning we decided to put together the crib. I was in pain ALL DAY LONG. I took a nap a bath john gave me a massage and by 4pm I was still crying in pain. John decided to call off work and we rushed to Timp Hospital in labor and delivery. I was in ITENSE pain and I didn't know why. They monitored Dax and he was just fine. It was ME that was the problem. After evaluating me for 5 hrs they sent me home on pain meds Lore-tab and Perkiest and I threw both of those up. My body didn't like those very much. After we filled the prescriptions we stopped at DEL and got Chicken Flat bread tacos my favorite CRAVING. We went home and went to bed. The next day we ran some errands and my pain intensified so we went back to Timp. Needless to say John was dragging me in and I was walling in pain. It was quite embarssing. The on call Dr at the moment there was DR Lameraux and he felt my stomach and my gallbladder felt tender and they thought it might be that but it wasn't. The only drug that helped with the pain was MORPHINE and boy did I love it. They knew they were not going to deliver Dax that day because he would of been considered premature and they wanted him in me for as long as possible. John was disappointed because the next day was his birthday and of-course he wanted to share a birthday hahaha. After 7 hours they concluded I had Kidney Nephrosis and my utters were swelling. Dax was kicking them every chance he could get. That night we went home John gave me a blessing and we went to bed. The next day I met with my OB and he gave me 2 shots in my hips and it knocked it out. That pain was EXCORIATING and I hope I never have to endure it again. Needless to say I will never forget how we spent our 1 year Anniversary.