Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Hospital Admission

Thought I would send out a mass email instead of trying to answer all the Q's on facebook and what not...

I woke up this AM and had some bleeding, so I called and was told to come in. When we got here I was having contractions every 2-3 mins. They took a urine sample to see if maybe I had a bladder infection causing the contractions...it was negative....then I was checked for dilation...and I am 2.5 CM dilated.
I was given a series of shots to try and stop the contractions...that did not happen....

So I was admitted to the hospital....and they started a magnesium drip....the contractions have stopped for now, I have no dilated anymore.

If nothing happens tonight(no dilation or contractions) they will wean me off the magnesium tomorrow and start me on a oral med to keep the contractions from coming back....I will be monitred on this pill as well for 24 hours....if it keeps the contractions away I will be allowed to go home on Thursday. If they do not work, I have to go back on magnesium which means I have to stay in the hospital. If I am able to go home I am being put on bedrest so I can get to at least 36 weeks.

Ultrasound today showed baby was very very low. He is 5lbs 3 ounces right now and has had a great heartbeat through out it all. Im listening to him on the monitor now, he has the hiccups! ;) He is head down. DOctor said she could feel his head when she checked me.

So Im still on the mag drip, I have gotten the steriod shot to help mature his lungs if something should happen and I deliver early....

Anyways, thats the update from here...I will let you know when I know more.

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

11 day menu plan

So I have been sucking at posting in my blog and at menu planning all together. We have been flying by the seat of our pants here since Thanksgiving!

So I thought, well I need to plan our Christmas Day menu and our New Years Day menu so why not just plan for the next 11 days?! That will give me a plan up until the kids go back to school from Christmas break.

There are a few days that have Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner postings...and that is because my husband is off work and its just easier to plan the whole day when he is here...I can make more elaborate meals while he watches the kids! :)

Christmas Day 12/25
Breakfast- Biscuit Doughnuts and Christmas Tree Bread
Lunch- Crossiant Paninnis and veggie sticks
Dinner- Sausage and Potatoes, Roasted Garlic Parmesan Broccoli

Fri. 12/26
Breakfast- Truck Stop buttermilk pancakes, bacon, and eggs
Lunch-Any leftovers in the fridge
Dinner- Chicken Mole', Rice, Beans

Sat. 12/27
Breakfast- Cinnamon Rolls
Lunch- Sandwich Wraps
Dinner- Homemade pizzas with salads

Sun. 12/28
Breakfast-Pancakes, Bacon and eggs
Lunch- Again, more leftovers in the fridge
Dinner- Roast in the crockpot, Roasted rosemary potatoes, and a veggie.

Mon. 12/29- Leftovers of the roast on rice, veggie

Tues. 12/30- Spaghetti, salad, garlic bread

New Years Eve- Wed. 12/31- Doing a big assortment of appetizers for dinner! Fireworks later that night!

New Years Day- Thurs. 1/1
Breakfast- Bacon and Buttermilk Biscuits
Lunch- Sandiwches with veggie sticks
Dinner- Hoppin' John, Fried cabbage, and Fiesta Chessy Corn cakes

Fri. 1/2- Grilled steaks with roasted potatoes and a veggie

Sat 1/3
Breakfast- Sausage, Biscuits, and Gravy
Lunch- Sandwich wraps and veggie sticks ( or Homemade pizzas in place of the sandwiches)
Dinner- Pineapple meatballs, noodles, and veggie.

Sun. 1/4
Breakfast- Breakfast tacos
Lunch- Quesadillas
Dinner- Parmesan Crusted TIlapia, Couscous, and a veggie.

Monday, December 1, 2008

Forever updating...

So it has been forever and a day since I have updated or even posted a blog. Im such a bad blogger!

Let's see if I can catch you all up on what has been going on in our household really quickly while the house is quiet.

Madison is doing wonderfully in school! They now have her practicing the 1st grade level sight words! She has mastered kindergarten so they are pushing her on forward. She lost her first tooth....and then proceeded to swallow it. So now I do not have that "first" tooth to put in her trinket box....but I guess no one will know the difference once she pulls out the second one...at least thats what people have been telling me. She learned to ride her bike without the training wheels a few weeks ago! She taught herself! She is just growing up too fast!

Christopher has been doing great in school as well! He really enjoys going and asks to go everyday! He is getting over being sick. Wednesday, before thanksgiving, I had to take him to the pediatrician. His breathing was very fast and rapid. Turned out his pulse ox was only in the 80's and his temp was 103! He also had some fluid in his right lung. So after motrin and a breathing treatment at the pedi office, we got the fever down and got his pulse ox back up to 95%. We were given a antibiotic and told to continue the breathing treatments till his wet cough was gone. So we have been tyring to get at least 4 breathing treatments in him a day.

Baby and I are doing well. We passed the glucose test and Im not anemic! YAY! I was checked for dilation at my 28 week appt because I had been having some contractions and back pain, but luckily I am not dilated any. I go to the doctor every 2 weeks which makes this seem much more real! December 9th we will also have the 4D ultrasound done as well.

Our thanksgiving was ok, seeing as thats when Christopher got really sick. We did take advantage of the black friday shopping though! Got some really great items at great prices and its nice to have just about everything bought for Christmas. Now I just need to wrap present and mail the ones that are for out of town friends and family.

We have been working on putting up Christmas decorations but for some reason its going very slow. Seems like the stuff we have just doesnt "go" with the house or doesnt look right...so we are having to make lots of trips back to the store to do some returns and exchanges. But we will get there and I can't wait to see it all done!

Anyways, there is our update! Hope you enjoyed it and I hope you forgive me for being such a bad blogger! ;)

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