Friday, October 30, 2009

Update #3

Nothing exciting, yet!
I had my third appointment for the week today and I have to say, I was getting tired of coming there! :) I waited for an hour in a half in the waiting room and overheard the nurses talking about how my Dr. had a complication in surgery which is why everything got pushed back...so I knew I would be waiting a while. FINALLY, my name was called...all to be called back to check my urine and blood pressure! That's it! Lets just say I am 35 weeks pregnant and highly irritable and that made it worse! :) I should just be lucky that everything checked out fine and that is all they had to do for today. Next appointment is next Wednesday...hopefully they can tell me some new news.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Update #2

No baby!
That is both good news and bad news (just for the sake that we can't wait to meet her), but glad that all my tests came back good and my blood pressure was lower. They really got me scared yesterday (partially it was because my doctor wasn't there), but my Dr. assured me that everything was fine and I looked great. I love him as he puts my nerves at ease and makes me feel like I am in good hands...because I am! I have another appointment on Friday where he is going to do a pelvic check. I will then be going in twice a week until I deliver just so they can monitor me and make sure everything is going well. I am still on bed rest, but not strict bed rest...don't think I could do that! My ADD is already kicking in as I hate being home all day by myself and not working. I miss all my kiddos at the daycare, but I know I need to get my rest while I can. Thank you to everyone for keeping us in your thoughts! We appreciate all the love and support!

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Dr. Appointment Update

I had a Dr. appointment yesterday that I was extreamely nervous for. Since last Friday, my feet, hands and face have been swollen (not just a little, but a great deal) and it caused some concern. I began to read about a condition called preeclampsia or toxemia and that began to scare me even more. So I went in the dr. yesterday with a positive attitude and they checked my weight and did the urine sample and that was when it started. My urine test strip was green, meaning that I was dehydrated (don't know how that could have been because I drink water like there is no tomorrow!) and I tested for protein in my urine, which isn't good. They took my blood pressure twice, which was high, before having me lay on my left side for 20 mins and then took it again for it to be only higher. The dr. advised me to be on strict bed rest and not eat for 24 hrs just in case I would have to go in for an emergency C-Section.
This appointment was one that I wish Lucas could have been there for as I was so scared. I was bawling in the lab room waiting for my blood to be drawn and for them to tell me about having to do a 24 hr urine collection. I couldn't help but think the worst in this situation and thinking about how this isn't how it was suppose to be. After heading home I realized that either way, we are going to be ok. At this point, I hope they just take her out because I am worrying too much about our health. I am far along enough that everything will be ok if she is delivered. I just hope for the best. I have my appointment today to check my blood, urine and blood pressure and they are going to make a decision from there. I will keep everyone posted as soon as we get word!

Monday, October 19, 2009

Wait A Minute, Where Did My Button Go?

I couldn't help but laugh at myself this morning after literally squeezing into my shorts (yes shorts, it's still 80 degrees here!) I have REALLY procrastinated getting any maternity clothes as I have still really fit comfortably into my pants and shirts...that is until this morning! :) I just put my shorts on and bent over to pick up a shirt and opps...there goes my button! LOL, I am glad that those shorts had double buttons, because I still went to work hoping that last button didn't go...lol. I am so close to being over and I am turning just thinking about buying new clothes just for a couple more weeks. I am only working for a couple more weeks, so I think I can tough it out...then it is all sweatpants and hoodies from that point forward! :) I will be a happy camper!
Just had to share my pregnant blooper this morning that made me smile (should make me cry thinking that my pants no longer fit). I am just enjoying this while I can! :)

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Somethings Gotta Give


That is a complete understatement! I am not wanting to be one of those pregnant women that complains about EVERYTHING, and I think I have done really well...surprising not only myself, but Lucas as well. However, something has got to give with this sleeping arrangements! I am averaging about 2 hours, no that is not a typo, a night and I am getting to the point where I am no longer myself. I am snappy, crabby, spacey, etc and I feel at any moment in time I just might lay down and not wake up! :) I am THAT tired. I don't know exactly why I am not sleeping, a combination of things really. It is hard when the husband is snoring so loud that everyone can hear it within a 2 mile radius and my dogs are sleeping directly on me! Since I spend most of my "sleeping" time on the couch, I find that my mind is constantly racing thinking about moving, the labor, and on and on and on. I tried Tylenol PM last night for the first time hoping for some relief, but no luck. The doctor told me to try it at least a couple more nights and if it doesn't work, stronger stuff will be prescribed, which I am hoping the Tylenol works. Cross your fingers! I need all the help I can get!

Monday, October 12, 2009

My 32 Week Checkup

I had another doctor appointment today (seems like I am starting to live there now!) and everything went really well. I was worried that she was no longer in position because of how active she has been the last week...even Lucas has been amazed. He came to bed last night and put his around me and told me this morning that she was doing flips. She is one active little girl! However, despite all the flipping, punching, kicking, etc., she is still in position thank heaven! They also informed me that I lost weight my last appointment, but everything checked out good this time around. It is getting down to the wire and I am starting to feel the pressure! Although I still don't feel like this is REALLY happening, it should all kick in very soon when I am in so much pain right? :) Despite everything that is going on, we are right now track to where we want to be. I have another appointment in 2 weeks where the doctor will check my cervix and will be able to tell me (according to him) how my labor will go and if I have made any progress. Lets hope for an easy delivery and an early one at that! I want daddy Lucas to get to spend as much time with her as possible and everyday counts!

Sunday, October 11, 2009

How Could I Forget!

We were so busy yesterday I forgot to make a post wishing Lucas a Happy 27th Birthday. We had a great day yesterday just spending it with one another for the first time in a while! Lucas got to slurge on himself by getting a BluRay player (which he has been wanting for a long time!) and we had a great lunch and dinner together and topped the night off watching movies. I love just soaking up all this "Lucas" time I get to have and it is nice to just get our minds off of things for a while. Here is to MANY more birthdays together!!

Thursday, October 8, 2009

8 Month Milestone!



Hey everyone! I am 8 months pregnant and have 57 days or less until we get to meet this lil girl! I feel like this pregnancy has gone by so fast, granted I have had some bad days where I feel it will never end, but for the most part, I am truly blessed to have such a smooth, easy-going pregnancy. I am so thankful! I am starting to get stressed out about all that needs to get done (including getting everything packed up now that we are moving) and worrying about having everything in order. I have another doctor appointment on Monday for a checkup. I am hoping that we will get an ultrasound done very soon, since it has been so long. I wanna be able to see the progress she has made, which is so amazing! We have less than 2 months everyone and then this little girl will be here and ready for all your hugs and kisses! :)

Monday, October 5, 2009

New Changes = New Attitude

We have had all weekend to talk, talk, talk and talk some more about our new reality that is heading our way whether we want it to or not. It was extremely hard for me to take the news the first day or so and I am sure being pregnant didn't help the situation much! :) I cried a lot, but finally realized yesterday that things come into our lives for a reason...whether to make us stronger, teach us a lesson, or other things and I need to take this negative situation and turn into a positive, the best way that I can. Part of me was feeling so guilty for the way I was acting because I have MANY friends whose husbands weren't able to be there for the birth and for the next 6 months of the child's life. At least Lucas will be able to help me through this tremendous hurdle, meet his daughter and spend time with her before he leaves. It can ALWAYS be worse and I am looking at it from that perspective...it's helping me cope and deal with the situation right now. Even though we have this on our minds constantly, we are trying to concentrate on the upcoming birth of our first child and enjoy every last minute of this exciting and great time in our lives together. The rest can come...just not right now...it's not going to ruin this moment! We have a tremendously supportive family, which I don't know what I would do without! Thank you for giving us the support and encouragement that we will get through this on top and offering all your help. We really wouldn't make it if it wasn't for you all!!! Love you and lets make the best of the months to come! :) Sydnee Eden Leifermann will be here is less than 2 months!!!!!!

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Deployment #2 Coming...


It was the news I thought I would never hear again, since Lucas is getting out of the Marine Corps in less than a year..."Honey, I hate to tell you this, but I am deploying...again..." When he told me this, my heart literally fell into my lap and tears began to fall down my face. I was so devastated just thinking about having him leave again...and this time it isn't just me he is leaving, but his brand new daughter. I feel so horrible that he is going to be gone for all the little things he should not miss out on for his first child, but then again, as horrible as this can be, we are not the first people in the military to go through this. I have several friends that have given birth to their first child without their husbands. I just keep telling myself that Lucas will be here for the birth and the first month of her life before leaving. I am horribly sad right now, we both are, but I know this can only make us stronger in the end and after this last deployment, he is out and we will have a lifetime to make up for this 6 months of him being gone. We have a lot of decisions and changes coming up in the next 3 months. People said that having a baby will change your life, I just didn't think I would be going through so many changes at once! ;) I'm staying optimistic that everything will hopefully fall into place....