Thursday, March 24, 2011

My Evening Routine

Now that I'm pregnant my evening routine includes something not so fun.

I have really low hormone levels. So low that they will not sustain a pregnancy in the first trimester. Because of this I have to have a shot every evening. The hormone progesterone for what ever reason will not dissolve in water so it is mixed with oil for the injections, it is called PIO (progesterone in oil). The oil makes it very thick and since it is very thick a HUGE needle has to be used.

For those of you that know needles it is 22G (I have to use an 18G needle just to get it out of the bottle). The oil also pools in the muscle where it is injected so my poor butt has lumps all over it from these shots.

I also had to do this with my other two pregnancies. There are two other options of delivery out there for the progesterone....a pill (I tried it and it doesn't work for me) and a vaginal suppository (insurance would not cover it and I don't have $700 a month to pay for it), so that leaves me with the HUGE needle.

I only have 4 more weeks to do the injections and I am counting down the days! If I remember correctly it took another 4 weeks for the lumps to go away after that. Oh so much fun!

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Musical Rooms

I know how much everyone enjoys pictures so I have some before and after pictures!

The upstairs bedroom (what was mine and G's room and is now the boys' room)


and after! Now that the boys share it! It only took me 2 weeks to prime/paint the room.

I still have to hang wall stuff and my mom was going to help me make semi matching quilts for the boys. I was going to make them in navy with robots and retro space ships on them!

Now the before pictures on mine and G's new room (Owen's old room)

and the after shots! What is mine and G's room (next to the bathroom I might add!)

We just finished moving the furniture into the room tonight as I just finished painting yesterday, so I have a ton to still do for this room. I will be hitting the fabric store and buying material to make curtains (what is up is for the new baby's room so it is only temporary). Plus everything that needs to be hung on the walls.

I can find out the sex of the baby as soon as 16 weeks (or 8 weeks from now) if I'm willing to pay out of pocket for the ultra sound (it's a possibility) and as soon as I have that information then I can paint Hugh's old room for the baby!

Monday, March 21, 2011

Huge News!

I have not been putting up any posts recently and for good reason. Everything in my life has changed a bit and everything I have been doing lately revolves around this change. For me it was easier to not put up any posts than to put up some half-assed ones that totally skirt what is going on.

For starters Owen weaned himself, I repainted the upstairs (what was my bedroom), bought Hugh a new big boy bed (full sized), gave the twin bed to Owen, Owen moved out of his crib into said twin bed, both boys moved upstairs and are now sharing a bedroom, and G and I moved into Owen's old bedroom.

All of this happened withing a short period of time because.....

.......We found out that BABY # 3 is on it's way! I'm pregnant again and due October 31st! Yep, a Halloween baby! I am 8 weeks and 1 day today. I had an ultra sound this morning and we saw a beautiful heartbeat of 157 bpm.

The blue blob is the heart beat. They turned on the doppler to see the blood flow. The baby is measuring right on track!

The musical rooms has to do with the fact that we only have 3 bedrooms in this old house and one bathroom. I swore that I would not go through another pregnancy going up and down those stairs all night long just to visit the bathroom. So the second that stick said positive I started painting. Then we hit the stores to buy a bed. I knew that if we were moving Owen upstairs we would not be moving the crib too. Just to get the crib out of the room it would have to be taken apart and we refused to put it back together again.

Owen weaned himself within a week of me finding out I was pregnant. He just started refusing. My opinion is that the taste changed because of the different hormones. It's just a guess though. Owen is doing fantastic in the big boy bed. Some nights he doesn't want to go to sleep but he has been pretty good about staying in bed.

I'm still in the middle of painting Owen's old room so G. and I can move in there. I'm hoping in the next few days to be all done and settled in our new room (right next to the bathroom!).

As for running....I still have not had a chance to go running. The day I found out I was pregnant (the day after Valentine's Day) I also go the flu. Our entire house got it and I never had a chance. I did get some awesome compression sleeves for my calf since that is not up to par yet either. I hope to go out sometime this week.