Monday, June 30, 2008

pyogenic granuloma

Today I had one of these removed from my face where it was located above my lip, to the left of my nose. It is usually found on the gums and I am quite greatful that mine was not. However, it started out as a red dot and started bleeding and crusting over with a huge scab all the time. It then started growing rapidly about two weeks ago, getting taller and taller. In the last few days it turned purple. The Dermatology clinic numbed my lip with lidocaine (that hurt), shaved it off, theen had to cauterize it repeatedly because as I said above, it was a bleeder. The smell and sensations sent me over the edge and I ended up becoming quite ill and nauseous. All's well now. Apparently these occur arond 5% of pregnant women and are highly vascularized. All I know is that is was hideously ugly and am glad to be rid of it!

Sunday, June 29, 2008

Baby robins!

The robins built a nest right near our front door. I always see the mother on the nest and today I saw her standing at the edge of the nest so I thought maybe they hatched. They did! P rigged up the video camera and got these shots.
video

Saturday, June 28, 2008

ugly baby clothes

I currently only have one outfit that would qualify....



http://www.flickr.com/photos/durhamregionbaby/sets/72157600160107629/

Thursday, June 26, 2008

I'm alive

So I'm alive and well now. All the scabs have fallen off my face, my eye has reopened, my shoulder is almost back to normal. My tooth is still pretty painful (I have to drink from a straw), but I visited the orthodontist yesterday and had the bracket recemented.

The weather has been horrific here. Terrible rainstorms every day. It usually takes me around 25 minutes to get home and today took me 55 due to the storm. It is supposed to storm for the next five days straight and then cool down to the mid 70's which I adore.

People have been so kind to me at work. I had a suprise shower from my team, and three other people brought me gift cards and presents. How sweet is that?

It's been difficult to blog because we are still down to one computer at home which P uses for school most evenings. :( I have a ton of pictures to post as well.

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

I had a terrible falll....

So Monday night is beautiful here in MICH and I'm out for my 30 minute walk. Decided to go a bit further, it's nice out and I'm listening to my IPOD. One block from home, I somehow fell. It was a bad fall. I instinctively fell on my side and my face hit the cement. I shredded my face, elbows, shoulders, broke my front teeth and braces and thankfully did not break my nose. Pictures to come later.



I limped home, called OB Triage, husband came home, and they put me on the monitor for 4 hours. I was a having a few contractions, so I won the 24 hour stay. THere were no beds so I had to stay on a stretcher in the Csection recovery area which was pure hell. No sleep all night, in pain, on IVs, fetal monitor. NO food or drink since I may have an emergency csection. That I got by with okay surprisingly. Just when I was due to have my diet coke the next day I got really nauseous and had dry heaves.


Finally in the am I got moved to a room and rested.


The baby is absolutely fine, I am so fortunate.


The only pain I have now is from my shoulder. It may be broken. I also have some general achiness. It looks like I was in a boxing match. I called the doctor nearby and I think they need to do an x ray.


I am so disappointed in myself. P was supposed to go to NY today for two days but I had to ask him to stay home. I feel terribly about it. I hate to put people out for my needs.

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

how blessed am i?

My friend N threw me a beautiful BUNKO shower with all my BUNKO friends last night. ONe of my old friends G came too and it was so nice to see her. We had fun and everyone was so kind and generous to me. I am truly, truly blessed. We have so much and others have so little. We live in a country with opportunities, freedom, I have health insurance, a decent home in a decent neighborhood, two vehicles, am able to purchase the food I need at the grocery store, laundry facilities in my home, a microwave and dishwasher, computers, access to medical services, friends and acquaintaces, air conditoning, great team of people I work with, a sit down job with benefits, a hard-working husband that loves me, two parents that love me, grandparents, opportunity for education.......

I'm teary now for all that I have. I don't take it for granted for one moment.

I went to the OB today. He says I'm starting 33 weeks, not 34. :P The child is also still breech. He thought I was doing very well. I wasn't at work today due to achiness and fatigue and MD appointments, so I slept a lot. I feel lazy.

Monday, June 9, 2008

It was a really hot, humid weekend and quite miserable to be outside. This is sad for me, because I love to be outside. This is the last weekend P is not working on school- his classes start up again this week. He cut the grass and did some yardwork yesterday in the heat of mid-day and I think got a bit of heat exhaustion. On Saturday, we went to an open house at a Daycare we really liked. They also have an opening in October. It is as much as a mortgage payment every month! Wow. My ladies' group also had a family picnic which was nice and then we went to Babies R Us to buy a travel system, diaper pail, diaper bag.

I have so much to do at work it's absolutely crazy. I have too many meetings and such that I don't have time to knock anything off of my to-do list. Also - I am too tired to put in extra hours. My last day is going to be either 3rd or July 11th depending on how I am feeling and when I can get the MD to write me off. It's difficult for me to lose control of my projects. Someone from work bought me in a beautiful baby book and outfit this morning all wrapped up. What a lovely surprise!!! People are so kind to me, I am so blessed.

It was our 8th Anniversary last week. Can't believe it's been 8 entire years of marriage. I would have posted a picture but 2 of our 3 computers are being 'fixed'. It's a nuisance. Big time. P bought me a massage and I gave him a coupon for Sirius radio receiver in this car. Sirius radio is fantastic.

Thursday, June 5, 2008

I think I've spent the entire day waddling down the hallway to the bathroom to pee and waddling back. P stared at my belly with incredulous fascination last night and thought it was getting huge. Yes it is.