Spending the day in the hospital

Posted by Jess on Sep 27, 2006 in Baby

Well today put everything in perspective like never before.

This morning, before I even had time to wake up, I fell down the stairs. I was worried about these stairs when we first looked at the house and that was one thing I said we needed to take care of right away. Needless to say Steve made lots of phone calls about them after we got home from the hospital.

Anyway, so I fell down the stairs…the whole flight of stairs. Thank goodness I slide down mostly on my right leg so minus the large bruise that I am sure to get, Bonzo and I are doing well. First we went to the emergency room where they checked for the heartbeat and the doc spent about 5 seconds with me (I wasn’t a big fan of him but everyone else was amazing). After that they admitted me to the hospital and took me to the maternity ward where I spend from about 9:30 until 2:30 while they monitored the little one and did an ultrasound and monitored to see if I was having any contractions. I did have a couple (now I know what they feel like) but nothing big and they went away. Now I am sitting at home doing nothing because I was told that was all I could do, nothing.  Wow I didn’t realize how boring it could be to do nothing. Maybe it is just because I am being forced to do nothing. Anyway, Steve has been awesome…he waited with me all day at the hospital and just a few minutes ago I had to convince him that it was ok to go to Home Depot and that I would be fine.

Something like this really puts things in perspective. I know that I spent way too much time on my feet on Sunday and I still didnt’ sit when I got home from shopping and errands…why, there are more important things that need to be done then going to get groceries…like taking care of Bonzo. And today even though I am bored out of my mind there is no way I am getting up for more then a couple minutes to run (ok walk, and slowly) to the bathroom. We got really lucky because when i think of a pregnant woman falling down the stairs all I can think is bad thoughts…little guy got to go on his first roller coaster and he isnt’ even born yet.


Oh Baby

Posted by Jess on Sep 20, 2006 in Baby

Little Bonzo is a freakin gymnist. Today for the first time I could see him move under my clothing. I have felt him for about 5 weeks but not like this. He is a crazy boy already. Tomorrow Steve and I are going to have a 3D ultrasound done on him. It is a fufu ultrasound that isn’t at the hospital and isnt’ performed by a doctor but someone that basically knows how to use the equipment and that’s it. Don’t worry, it is completely safe…trust me…I wouldnt’ do it if it wasnt’. I cant’ wait to see the little guy again. Although I have had more ultrasounds then all my friends already but still…I love to see him. He is just so damn cute already :)

Other then just waiting for Bonzo to come out, Steve and I have been keeping very busy with the new house. We had a garage sale over the weekend which proved to be very profitable so that was great. We are still slowly unpacking and can’t wait to start buying some new stuff for the house…at least I can’t wait. I am getting bigger by the minute or so it feels like. I am having a lot of back pain and am going to look into getting a prenatal massage. I am hoping that will help. I am also looking into Prenatal yoga classes which I am hoping will help with some of the other aches and pains of holding this growing baby. Other then that all is going well with us.

I am now 25 weeks (6 months) which means that Bonzo is about 1.5 pounds and about 13″ long. He is still long and lean but will soon start to put on some baby fat. His facial features — lips, eyebrows, eyelids — are more distinct and his teeth are starting to develop under his gums. At my next doctors visit I get to do the glucose-screening test so that should be fun. Lets hope it all comes back good cause if I can’t have sugar for the rest of the pregnancy I am not going ot be very happy. I just read that my uterus is the size of a soccer ball. If my uterus is the size of a soccer ball then where is bonzo and all my organs that should be in there too? I think I should stop thinking so much.


Banana’s aren’t always good

Posted by Jess on Sep 14, 2006 in Baby, Uncategorized

Since I have been pregnant, everytime I try and eat a banana I get about half way done and feel like throwing up. I am starting to get a real aversion to them. I used to really like them but now…I think I would rather eat an orange.

Bonzo is getting bigger he is about 1 1/2 lbs and a little over 11″ long. I went and saw a new doctor yesterday. Now that we are all moved in, I needed to find someone closer to our new house. I like him a lot and am very excited about moving back to Skokie. Everyone is so friendly and nice at the office.

Hope everyone is doing well…Jessie

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