Monday, March 31, 2008

What's new with you?

How are you guys? It's been a crazy rough weekend here. First, it freaking snowed. It's supposed to be going out like a lamb, right? So what's this all about? I'm beyond annoyed.

Sidebar: I desperately need to stop saying "freaking" - granted, once upon a time it was a much-needed substitute for the actual F word, but when your 3-year old tells you to "Put the freaking camera down," it's got to go.

In other news, I had such a crazy panicked over-the-top total freak-out about not feeling the baby move that Nate cut his business trip short and drove home mid-Friday. Bottom line - me crazy, baby still moving, reaction overly dramatic as usual. The hormones don't help.

Since several people have asked, my ultrasound is scheduled for April 15th. We're definitely NOT taking Josh this time - the most stressful part for us last year was hearing that the baby was dead and not being able to react because Josh was sitting there with us totally confused. Ultimately, he turned out to be young enough that he didn't even really get that I was pregnant - he never asked about the baby and we never went any further with him about it. So this time I'm feeling a lot of apprehension - I'm not thinking about gender at all, just thinking "please have a heartbeat and all your parts." That's the last I'm going to say about it until it's over.

And finally, we're ALL sick here. Josh and Nate seem to be on the mend...I, on the other hand, am not having a ton of fun. It takes me like 10 minutes to recover from walking upstairs, and I seem to be having a serious energy crisis (Josh on the other hand seems to have increased his energy level somehow.) I can take almost nothing, and they can't do an xray to positively confirm that I have pneumonia. All because I was afraid to take a little Robotussin...yikes. So now I'm way over-drugged, stressed about taking meds while pregnant, and breathing through half of my left nostril. Fun times over here at the Ross house. So how are you?

And one side note - thank you to Nicol for her
post last year about Shower Soothers. I used them this morning and they're fantastic - I could breathe out of my entire nose and coughed all sorts of cool stuff up.


Mighty Morphin' Mama said...

I hope you feel better soon, sounds like a miserable virus!
I will be thinking of you and your ultrasound coming up. I hope you can find some peace. and me too:)

Brittan said...

Our ultrasound is the 10th. Do I need to drink all this water they talk about on the sheet? I was talking to someone who delivers at St. Joe's, and she said her doctor told her she didn't have to drink any water because their equipment is so advanced nowadays. (This woman is 44 and her youngest daughter is 18!!! So she hadn't had an ultrasound in quote some time and was used to having to pee her pants! haha.) So I'm just wondering if Beaumont has this super advanced equipment for my comfort??
Sorry to hear your sick, no good!!!

Sarah said...

Nope, they still want you to have a full bladder. I've always been about to burst when they do it.

Becky said...

My Ben has been known to adopt some of my more choice phrases. I'll spare you what they were, just assume it was very, very bad.

meagan said...

I drank all of that water, but on the way to the hospital. I could barely hold it all in, though! :P

c. said...

Just wanted to say thank you for visiting/reading my blog.

I hope the April 15th appt goes well. Funny how finding out the sex could be so important before and now it's barely a blip on the healthy pregnancy meter. Perspective is good, in a way.

All the best.

Amy said...

I hope you are feeling better!

Sarah said...

I hope you are feeling better and congratulations about the pregnancy! Please know that while I am a couple states away, I am only a phone call away so if you ever need to talk I'm your person. I'll keep you guys in my thoughts.

Nicol said...

those shower soothers are GREAT! I used them a lot when I was pregnat. I took a lot of showers!

Sarah said...

Yeah, I need to go to Costco and buy them by the case. I'm mildly disturbed by the chemical-y smell, but who cares...I can breathe!!!