Thursday, May 31, 2007

Phone Call From The Doctor

My doctor called today. I've been put on even stricter bedrest. I can sit up to eat, and I can get up to go to the bathroom. Other than that, I'm confined to the reclining couch or the bed.

I was told today that if I was to say, venture out to Wal-Mart to pick up a few things, that we'd be having the babies today. So, I'm not going anywhere for the next who knows how long. I can't even go see my "Knocked Up" movie this friday like I've been planning since I first saw the preview months ago.

Monday I go see my specialist for a steroid shot and for him to check everything out. Then on Tuesday I go see my OB. My OB doesn't sound very happy at all lately with the way things are going. He says the babies are looking great, but it's me and my stupid parts that aren't cooperating. Apparently not only am I dialiating, I'm "ripening" as well. (Which is when everything gets soft enough to move around.) So, it's looking like the next step is my water breaking or contractions to start.

Britney Marie

Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Now Ulla Dance

I never realized before today that Man's greatest invention is the oscillating fan. God bless the oscillating fan.

Britney Marie

Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Today's Doctor Appointment

I'm now on strict bedrest. My doctor wanted to put me in the hospital today but since I'm not having contractions they would want to discharge me and we're not sure how our insurance would handle it.

Also, I've dialated 2 centimeters. I don't know what's going to happen with that. The look on my doctor's face when he noticed the dialation was that of giving bad news to someone who has cancer. We got the "cancer death" face. I've never seen that look before, and I never want to again.

He took the photo of the ultrasound to the specialist, but he was already gone for the day. My next appointment is next Tuesday, but if the specialist feels we need to come in sooner, then they'll give us a call tomorrow.

It's just a waiting game now.

Britney Marie

Monday, May 28, 2007

Untitled Blog Because My Brain Is On Vacation

29 weeks down, 11 weeks to go. I know I won't make it to 40 weeks, but that's still the countdown I'm going to use. Ricky called me a "ticking time-bomb" today. Which, when you think about it, is true! I very well could go into labor in the next two minutes or I could wait weeks.

Honestly, I can't wait for this pregnancy to be over with. And I don't ever want to do this again. I never though I could feel miserable for months at a time, but let me tell's possible. I'm so glad I got pregnant so we could have our children, but I'm extremely thankful we're having twins this time so I don't have to go through this again. Although, if Ricky wanted more kids, I'd do it in a heartbeat for him. He would owe me a heck of a lot of kitties though! LoL!

Don't get me wrong, the pregnancy hasn't been ALL bad, but the miserable moments outweigh the feel-good moments. Maybe if we were just having one and the morning sickness wasn't so bad, and we weren't considered high-risk. Maybe I would have enjoyed it better.

I really can't wait to see these little girls. I wonder what they'll look like. I wonder what they're personalities will be like. I'm really getting excited. The only thing I'm not looking forward to is the act of actually having the babies. I know I'll do fine, and I know that the second I see their little faces it will all be worth it and I'll forget all the pain. But the anticipation of the unknown is killing me.

In other news, I really should invest in a fan to sit next to me. It is freaking hot up in here!

Britney Marie

Thursday, May 24, 2007

*sniffle* *sniffle* *sneeze* *sneeze*

I have a really bad cold that I just can't seem to get rid of. Every morning I wake up to a really bad sore throat and I can't seem to stop sneezing. My nose is stuffed up, and yet is constantly running. I'm so glad it's the weekend and Ricky will be home.

I think I'm going to go to bed now. My eyes are watering and I can't breathe out of my nose. Yep, definately bed time.

Britney Marie

Friday, May 18, 2007

I Didn't Realize How Boring I Really Am

Ricky and I are heading to Panama City today. Tomorrow is our baby shower. I guess there's nothing else worth mentioning going on. I'll post some pictures of the shower when we get back on Sunday.

Britney Marie

Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Update On The Babies

I'm officially on bedrest. Not strict bedrest, but bedrest none the less. So, after going to Panama City this weekend for a baby shower, I'll be stuck in Tallahassee until after the babies are born.

It turns out that not only are things opening up from the inside, they're starting to open up from the outside. Can you say preterm labor? All I'm missing are the contractions. My OB told us today that he was going to speak with our specialist about the problem and I should call him tomorrow to schedule our next appointment and find out what the plan is. I asked him today if he thought we would go to term if we could get the preterm labor undercontrol. He said he doesn't see us going to term, but he also doesn't see us having the babies extremely early either. He said he was trying to get us to 34 weeks. And he's also going to put me in the hospital for a few weeks to make sure I get there. I guess depending on what our specialist says will depend on when I go into the hospital.

That's all the updates on me and the babies for now.

Britney Marie

Monday, May 14, 2007

"You Know What? I'm Sick Of Being In The Van..."

I had a really great Mother's Day. Got up at 9:30am and watched "True Lies" with Ricky while eating spaghetti alfredo. Then at 12:30pm Ricky and I took a really great nap until 4:30pm when Deidre called and woke us up. (I should have expected that! *smiles* People always call when we're trying to nap!)

Then we got up and went to Target where Ricky got me seasons 8, 9, & 10 of Friends to finish off my set. When we got home we watched some of season 8 and I got a foot massage then at 10:00pm we went to bed.

I know that sounds uneventful for some people, but I had a great day.

Britney Marie

Saturday, May 12, 2007

Milk and Mother's Day

Our babies don't like milk. I discovered that today. Whenever I drink a glass of milk they kick the crap out of me and then I start to feel kinda sick. And I was just getting into drinking milk again. .

Tomorrow is Mother's Day. I know I'm not officially a mother yet, but I think being 6 months pregnant still counts. My very first Mother's Day. This is so cool! Ricky asked me what I wanted for Mother's Day. I want a teeny tiny baby kitty. He said no, but I want one anyway. We need a seventh kitty. Six just isn't enough.

Britney Marie

Wednesday, May 9, 2007

I Graduated!!!

Graduated from childbirth class that is. *smiles* Tonight was our last class. We talked about bringing babies home and then did some floor exercises. We found out that one lady in our class had her baby. Because of privacy issues, we weren't allowed to find out which one, but she went into labor early. Everyone seems to be doing well now our teacher said, so that's good.

Well, I'm going to head to bed. It's only 10:30pm, but I'm actually quite tired. My OB called from Italy (his father passed away so he's there for the funeral) to check on me to make sure I was doing well since he was gone. I thought that was very nice of him.

Goodnight all!

Britney Marie

Sunday, May 6, 2007

I Was Just Assuming You Didn't Want To Die

It's been a couple of days, but I'm back.

Luckily I didn't have to have any surgery. It's a little late for the procedure to be done and they said it basically fixed itself. I don't know how it did it in a day, but everything is looking good. Emma and Olivia have even started to catch up in size a bit and the fluid surrounding each baby is starting to even out. That is the best news I have ever heard!

Ricky and I have a new obsession. Lost. If you haven't seen the show, you should definately go out and rent it, or nextflix it. We netflixed the first disk of the first season and that night went out and bought the entire first season. We'll be getting the second season tomorrow because we've got two episodes left of season one. I'm telling you, obsessed probably doesn't accurately describe it!

My mom came up to visit today. She took me out shopping for some more clothes. A lot of the shirts that I have don't fit anymore. A few do, but I'm having to do laundry like crazy. So, we went to Ross and the mall and I got some cute stuff. Mom also got Em and Liv some really cute outfits. They have duckies on them and one has cows. I heart duckies! Mom also got us a stroller. It was really hard to find a stroller for two, but we did. It's really nice, but it's hard to's so long. I'll have to work on my stroller driving abilities before the girls get here or I'm going to knock them into everything.

I was really sick earlier. I don't know what was going on. After mom left Ricky and I had some chips and cheese dip and watched more Lost. In the middle of an episode, I got what felt like a really bad cramping stomach ache. My back hurt too. So Ricky and I layed down and took a two hour nap. I think they might have been braxton hicks contractions, but I really don't know. If I was having contractions I wouldn't know it because I've never felt them before. Such is life. After the nap I took a bath and was fine. I've been fine ever since then.

Britney Marie

Friday, May 4, 2007

Cheese Face Kitty

The funniest thing happened earlier. Ricky and I were getting ready for bed and he picked up Kitty to take him with us. When they got into bed we looked at Kitty's face and noticed something wasn't quite right. The whole left side of his face was covered in something orange and kinda sticky. At first we were like, "Wtf? Are you ok Kitty?" Then after inspecting it, we thought he might have fell into some kitty puke. Upon further inspection we realized it was nacho cheese.

Ricky and I had chips and cheese dip earlier while we were watching Lost and when we went to bed I put the cheese dip bowl in the sink. I also forgot to rinse it out. Kitty got up on the kitchen counter and licked out half the nacho cheese, complete with jalapenos.

Even after cleaning his face with a washcloth the smell of nacho cheese invades your nostrils when you're near Kitty's face. I wish I had gotten a picture of it.

Britney Marie

Thursday, May 3, 2007

One Out Of Three Equals B+

Sometimes I wonder how certain things get calculated. I got my grades back from this past semester. Of my six classes I got an F in four of them. Eh, I expected that. I never went to class because the morning sickness was so bad and I just didn't have it in me. I was expecting to have to take one more semester. I don't really care, the welfare of Em and Liv are all that matter right now.

With that said, I did pass two of my classes. I got an A- in my online computer literacy class. Score one for me! I was expecting a B in the class because I turned in my last homework assignment almost two weeks late, but my teacher was gracious in the grade giving so I managed a 91. *does a little happy dance*

Now, on to the other class that I passed. I think my teacher might be on the sauce because by all accounts there is no freaking way I should have passed this class, let alone gotten the B+ that he gave me. Ok, check this out. There were three tests and a written final paper. I showed up for one test. I did not recieve any notes for said test. I did not even crack the book open for said test. I think it might still be in the shrinkwrap. I literally went to one class, for the test, and there is no way that I actually passed the test. I guessed on every single question because, as I said, I didn't study. I did not know anything about the Psychology of Personality...NOTHING. I also did not write the final paper. Now, how in the hell does that add up at a B+ in the class?

I don't get it, but I'm not going to complain. So, technically I only have to take 4 classes and I'm done, instead of the 5 classes I was counting on taking. Don't you love senile teachers??

Britney Marie

Snitches And Talkers Get Stitches And Walkers

I had another OB appointment today. My OB's father died yesterday so he's going to Italy for the funeral for the next week. I hope things go well for him.

I found out today that my cervix is funnelling. Basically it's opening from the inside out and it's already opened over half way. Tomorrow I have to go get stitches to close it up. I have never had stitches before which I know I have mentioned numerous times here in this blog. I am terrified. I know, I know, "stiches are no big deal." But to someone who has never had them, they're scary.

It seems every medical procedure that people get growing up and playing rough I'm having to get now. Except for the broken bones...which with my luck I'm sure is coming somewhere down the road.

Luckily, Ricky is able to get half a day off and will be able to go with me to the appointment like he wasn't able to go with me today. It's at 11:45am. Apparently that was the latest they could get me in on such short notice.

Last night we had our fourth childbirth class. It was on medication and c-sections. Methinks we should have skipped that class. I have figured out my problem. I should never know things ahead of time. Even if I think that it will help ease my worrying, that is not true. If I know what to expect I think about it too much and get myself all worked up. If I don't know what's going on then I just go with the flow and worry about it later, or I don't have time to worry about it at all. Makes sense.

I found out that during the c-section, at least at the hospital I'm going to, not only can you not feel anything from your boobs down, your arms get strapped down like you're getting lethal injection. Then you get this big sheet in front of your face so you can't see anything. Then, when they cut you open, they pull your muscles apart to get to the uterus. I didn't know muscles separated like that. Also, right after they cut you open, they cauterize the incision so you don't bleed too much. Yes, you read that correctly, cauterize...also known as BURN the skin. And you can smell the odor of burning flesh. So, you're numb, restrained, blind and on fire!!! I wish I didn't know all that. I am so not looking forward to this.

Britney Marie