Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Lesson 168: Baby is breech

No this is not a drawing of a tush, it is a uterus with a baby in it of course. I copied what the ultrasound tech drew in my chart after my doctor appointment today. While trying to avoid TMI in this post, baby is in breech position and, because of the shape of my uterus, that means an almost certain C-section will be scheduled. Normally a baby has the entire space to flip around and get himself ready to get the heck out of there. Ted does not have this option. 

Oh and as I left the office, the doctor took a look at my weight and ankle swelling and said, No Salt For You! 

This is going to be a long 5 weeks.

This picture has nothing to do with anything, I just like pugs and looking at pugs makes me happy :)

Monday, April 15, 2013

Lesson 167: How to deal with pain

Tyler and I have been taking a birthing class and last week was a lot about techniques to deal with PAIN. Each lady was given a zip-lock bag of ice to hold in her hand to simulate contraction pain. While holding the ice we tried different techniques to distract from the pain. We did things like slow breathing, looking at a picture, getting a massage, walking around, and smelling lavender (which I hate, so it had kind of an opposite effect on me).

My FAVORITE was looking at a picture. Tyler pulled out his phone and Googled "pugs in the sun" and this picture came up.

I could not stop laughing the entire time. I was probably distracting the other ladies in the room from focusing on their own photos but I certainly was not thinking about the pain.

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Lesson 166: A weekend trip

Tyler surprised me last week with a plane ticket to visit my sister and her family in Utah for the weekend. It was meant to be one last mini vacation before baby arrives. I have about 8 weeks left so flying is still alright but my Ob printed out my medical records for me... just in case. 

I arrived on Thursday evening and stayed up late catching up with Miranda. Friday was spent completely driving to Vegas to pick up the kids and driving right back. Here is a picture from the car window. Vegas was SO HOT I did not mind getting the heck out of there. I am just a pacific northwest girl.  

Sadly I did not take any other pictures while I was there. Saturday the kids did a mini Easter egg hunt in the apartment, we went to a movie and I got to go shopping for 4 hours with Miranda :) And no trip to Utah (or CA or NV) is complete without going to In N Out burger. 

I stole this picture from my sister's blog. The Easter bunny brought Ted a basket. 

I took a picture of my family before I left for the airport. 

Ruby finished her obedience class yesterday. This is a terrible picture of her but a funny one of Max. For their final class all the dogs had to learn a trick to perform for everyone. All the other dogs did "shake". Ruby impressed with her ability to spin on command. :)