Thursday, October 28, 2010

Rockin' the Impala

Last Monday I was on my way to work for a meeting. I was driving in the left lane of a one way street and noticed this minivan turning in to my lane. I'm not talking that she was coming in to my lane about to side swipe me, she was doing a full left hand turn in to my lane. The only thing I can think is that she thought she was in the middle of a two way street and so it didn't occur to her to look to see if the left hand turn she was about to make would cause her to t-bone a car coming up on her left driving in the same direction she was. I tried to get out of the way but that was basically futile so I was t-boned in the passenger side (luckily no one was in the car with me and it wasn't on to my side). No one was hurt though I did go to the OB since I was already on the way to the hospital as it was. I was fairly shaken up but had no problems and was given a clean bill of health later in the week at my almost-24 week appointment (after he did an ultrasound just to be sure).

I thought pictures would be good to share - but first I had to get them from the collision place that is currently repairing the car. Among other things such as getting the license plate of the other car or calling the police, I also forgot to take pictures before I took the car to get repaired. USAA has been fabulous to deal with and lucky for me the other insurance company has been great as well. The only thing left to be seen is if they will have everything settled before I get my car back next week. And until then, I'll be rockin' the Impala courtesy of Enterprise. I'll definitely be glad to get my own car back though!

Here are some pictures. It's not as bad as the $3800 estimate makes it out to be but basically the front door wouldn't open at all and the back door would open about an inch. So the front door had to be fully replaced and the back door had to have the outer portion replaced (whatever that's called).

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Random Thoughts

Over the past few days, I have had random thoughts. I actually blame it on Facebook. Not that it's a good thing, but when you spend a little too much time on Facebook, you begin thinking in terms of status updates. I'd bet the same would be true for spending too much time on Twitter - all these short sentences that people wrap their entire thought processes in to in the hopes of getting their point across. But I digress... now on to some random thoughts.

  • Mental and physical exhaustion + 5 straight night shifts in a row + 1 Benedryl = really good sleep!
  • I know I'm big and may look like I'm more than 24 weeks pregnant, but I'm not and I'd appreciate you not telling me how big I look and/or asking if I'm sure there aren't twins in there.
  • My job, while I love doing it, really sucks sometimes when it comes to patient outcomes.
  • Why is it that both cats feel the need to be surgically attached to me when I'm sleeping??
  • Feeling the baby move is completely different than I anticipated; I thought there would be more sharp movements as opposed to light little feelings. I'm told the sharp (i.e. uncomfortable) movements come soon though.
  • Why is Similac already sending me cans of infant formula?!?
  • How can I be so tired all day and not be able to sleep at night?

I'm sure I'll have more installments to add at a later time, but that's all for now. I hope you enjoyed them (and a window in to the way my mind works).

Friday, October 22, 2010

I'm still here

Things are still going well here, I just haven't had a chance to update the blog in a bit. We have had our next appointment, turned the enormous family room downstairs in to a family room and bedroom with the help of Mike's parents, bought baby furniture, I got in a wreck and am now stuck driving a rental for another 10 days at least (don't worry, everything is fine with both me and baby, the car is another story), and now I'm working nights because of working being crazy. So it's been very busy, but I'm working on catching up on some posts.

I can't believe I'm almost 24 weeks along now!  It seems like I remember just yesterday thinking about how in 10 weeks I would have a viable baby if something did for some reason go wrong and I went in to labor early (I can't help it, it's how you think when you see preemies and ex-preemies so much in your every day life) - and here we are.

According to the doctor (who did another ultrasound thanks to the wreck on Monday), I'm looking at a BIG baby... that shouldn't surprise me since I was 8 lbs, 9 oz and Mike was over 8 lbs, too, along with the fact that my nephew was 7 lbs, 15 oz, but still! I wasn't completely ready to hear that even though I knew it in the back of my head. Of course, it's all just predictions, but this is the second appointment in a row that he told me the baby would probably be around 8 pounds. So we'll find out in early-mid February! I have another ultrasound appointment in 4 weeks so maybe the baby will have slowed down in growth by then?!?

We still don't know if it is a boy or a girl. I'm driving my girlfriends at work CRAZY in not finding out. We have thought about maybe finding out by having the doctor put it in an envelope to open on Christmas but by then I'll be 32 weeks and what's another 6-8 weeks to find out? I'm pretty certain if we had another baby we would find out if it's a boy or girl - that was kind of the compromise we came to - unless we have too much fun not finding out for this one. I still call the baby a boy in ultrasound pictures and a girl when I'm feeling it move inside of me, so who knows. During my ultrasound this week it had its legs crossed nicely so the doctor said he couldn't tell even if he wanted to. He did remember from my last ultrasound though - or maybe it's in my file, I don't know. Either way, he knows and I don't. When I asked about a little bit of pain I'm feeling in my bladder area, he said that it's more than likely because the baby's butt and feet are constantly sitting on my bladder. So instead of the head being wedged in the bottom of my uterus, the baby is breech and a good sized rear end is wedged in to the bottom of my uterus instead. I can tell because all the movement I feel is in the lower portion of my belly, but seriously! Mike tried to have a heart to heart with baby but it wasn't listening; it's still sitting in the same spot.

Time to get ready for work... one nice thing I do like about night shifts is that it's kind of luxurious to get to sleep in bed all day. That is, until the dog barks when the mailman comes, the cats come walk all over the bed (and me), Mike has to be in and out to get to the office (the only way in is through the bedroom) and the baby sits on and/or kicks my bladder.