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By M Davies   /     Jun 30, 2004  /     Medical Issues, Mommyhood, The Pre-Dooce File  /     0 Comment

I really hope this kid growing inside of me does not inherit any of my clumsy traits.

I was coming into work this morning walking down the stairs in the parking garage with Bob and Mark and slipped and fell down the concrete stairs hard right on my back and ass. Needless to say I was in pain and extremely worried about the baby being hurt. I finally got to my desk and told my supervisor what happened. He filled out an accident report and suggested I go get checked out by their recommended doctor. I left and went to the doctor around 9. He said that it looked like my back was physically ok, nothing thrown out of place or broken, but that I should talk to my OB Gyn about the baby. I called the OB Gyn and they recommended I rest for the rest of the day — off my back — well hydrated, resting on my left side if possible and keeping my bladder empty. I also had to go for more bloodwork….AGAIN. This time they want to see if my blood and the baby's intermingled with the fall. Since I am RH- their could be complications if the baby is RH+ and our blood mixes. So far I haven't heard anything back, but if the test comes back positive I will have to get a shot of rhogam earlier than they originally expected.

I scheduled my childbirth education classes today. Rich and I will be going Sundays in September between 1-3pm. It should be interesting, but I am not looking forward to watching the "miracle of life" videos they show. I am very weak stomached, and quite honestly I don't know how I'm going to go through childbirth unless I am blindfolded. I am more worried about passing out by seeing my own blood than having to push the kid out! They showed those videos in sex-ed in 12th grade and I could not watch them at all. It really turned my stomach. The C-Section one was worse than Natural Childbirth if I remember it correctly.

Well I must go get more ice water, pee and lay on my left side again. What an exciting life I live!

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Post Appt.

By M Davies   /     Jun 29, 2004  /     Mommyhood, The Pre-Dooce File  /     0 Comment

I am back from the appointment and now I am getting ready to go to work. Everything seems to be fine with the baby. I waited a long time again in the waiting room. My appointment was for 8:45am, but I didn't actually get in the doctors office until at least 9:30. The doctor let me listen to the heartbeat again, but as she was listening to it, the baby moved! She had to move around to find where the baby had moved to. Then after the appointment was over I had to go to get bloodwork done for the AFP screen (joy of all joys). I hate getting bloodwork done! Luckily the hospital is right next door to the doctors so I walked right over and got my bloodwork then left there. Since the lab is inside the hospital you have to go to admissions first before you can go to lab. As I was sitting waiting to be admitted the baby was kicking the crap out of me. I didn't get out of there until about 10:30, and luckily I didn't faint or pass out. I won't get my results back from the test for about a week. I believe the AFP is to test for Downs Syndrome and Birth Defects. The only downside is there is a high false positive result. Well I have to run now and go change. :/

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Another Appt.

By M Davies   /     Jun 28, 2004  /     Medical Issues, Mommyhood, The Pre-Dooce File  /     0 Comment

I have another doctors appointment tomorrow morning. I am hoping it will be longer than my last appointment was. I waited in the waiting room for 20 minutes and I only seen the doctor for 5, maybe 10 minutes at the most. I am kind of hoping to have them do another ultrasound if possible. I want to know if its a boy or girl already. I am so impatient. I think it will also be comforting to hear the baby's heartbeat again. It is still so hard to believe that I am pregnant. Hearing the baby's heartbeat at least lets me know there is something going on inside of me.

On another fun note sleeping has become nearly impossible over the last week or so. Not only do I toss and turn all night long, but I get cramped up or numb if i sleep on one side. If that isn't bad enough now I have this cold and can't breathe through my nose which forces me to sleep with my mouth open and I end up drooling all over myself. I end up waking up in a puddle of my own drool. I'm lucky that I don't end up drowning myself before I wake up.

I had a meeting with my Company's HR today. I found out that I have 13 weeks of short term disability at 100% of my weekly pay and an additional 13 weeks of 66 2/3% of my weekly pay. I found out that my coverage with my medical insurance only covers 90% of my hospital though. If I had the next plan up from the one I currently have, it would cover 100% of my hospital. I emailed my HR person to see if I can switch, but I don't think they will let me because the open enrollment period is over (which SUCKS).

I can't wait til Big Brother starts. Only 8 more days. How lame am I that I turned into a reality TV addict?!

Well I feel craptacular now so I'm going to relax.

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Welcome Back

By M Davies   /     Jun 26, 2004  /     Mommyhood, The Pre-Dooce File  /     1 Comment

I am back to journaling once again, but this time not at Diaryland. I wasn't liking the maturity level at Diaryland and the policies of website. I had my own domain for awhile, its about time I start making use out of it. A lot has changed since I have wrote last. I was married and have a new last name and I am pregnant with my first child. I guess I decided to start writing again to keep track of my pregnancy. I am 17 weeks pregnant (4 months). I don't know what I am having yet. I will find out (hopefully, if the baby cooperates) on July 21st. I can't wait til then though….I am absolutely dying to find out. I am hoping for a girl and Rich is hoping for a boy. I have felt the baby move a few times now, but its very light, like someone tapping on my belly. There was only one time it was really strong it felt like someone flicked my bladder. I have some kind of cold now which really sucks because I can't take much to fix it besides Tylenol, Sudafed and Robitussin which all combined don't do shit. I plan to write more in my spare time now. For now though I am off to watch re-runs of the Real World because I have nothing better to do. Adios!

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