Thursday, August 25, 2011

A back post to show off just a little

So here are the ultrasound pics from a few weeks ago. At the ultrasound the tech gave us the news that
Mr. Wesley is measuring in the 65th percentile. Whoa-baby is right!!!! They still aren't changing my due date but I highly doubt if I am gonna make it to November 4th with him measuring as large as he is. He is still breech but lately I have been noticing he is making the attempt to flip cause he gets sideways at points. The next time this happens I will have to take a snap shot cause it feels as uncomfortable as it looks. But now to photos...

You can see him just staring at you saying, "What do you want man, I'm just chilling here!"

Yea Wes is still a boy as the tech also commented on again :)

Just being the cutest little snuggle bug ever! Uh I can't wait to hold him!

Using those kidneys and swallowing away!

Ah our big boy! So excited to meet him come November! Hoping I make it til then! My biggest fear is I will be in labor on Halloween! Which because I really don't want that to happen it probably will!! Just as long as he comes after 38 weeks I guess it's ok...but it would be really awesome if he came a week late and I'd be able to include both Thanksgiving and Christmas into my short term leave...come on Wes work with mommy!!! 

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

A moving and a shaking!

Here we are 2 days away from our 30 week point. Holy moly where did the time go?!?!?! And I have been a bad bad blogger and left all you lovely people out of the loop! So let's get you all updated and this squirmy little one.

At our 28 week appointment we found out I passed the glucose tolerance test (go me!). We also had questions about for the doc concerning our last ultrasound we had the week before. The tech said something about extra amniotic fluid right on the edge of normal and abnormal but couldn't grab the doc to get her to check it out. So we had to wait til this appointment to talk about it. Hello way to stress a pregnant lady out?!? The doc said there was nothing to be concerned about and we can keep on trucking.

I did tell the doc I did not care to go back to EVMS (the scary docs) due to the fact I get more care from them (the regular guys) and they won't even be at the delivery so whats the point. The doc went on to say they go off of EVMS's suggestions and it would be wise for me to continue to see I'll make another appointment.

Other baby related shenighans I have started to get the "I don't know you but I am gonna give you advice anyway" random people talk. It always starts, "Oh, what are you having?" I simply smile, "A boy." Then it goes, "When are you due?" Again, I smile, "November 4th." Shocked looked, "You have so far to go and you're SO big! You sure there is just one in there?!" I raise an eyebrow, "Well we really don't have that long to go and yes there is just one in there!" [I start to walk away] "Well when I had my first child..." [And I stand there for however long their birth story takes to tell me, I make up an excuse to continue on my journey and move on]. I love birth stories but when its 105 degrees outside and I have 8 shopping bags in my's not the time. There have been many other incidents to boot including one where a lady told me I may go into labor because I was riding my bicycle...people are weird. Period the end.

Nursery update: Momma Donna is on a sewing warpath! The getting of the fabric on the other hand was a headache and FINALLY came in and we again had to change the selections but they still look pretty snazzy!

Can't wait to show the finally product come the end of September.

And because the 1st of September is right around the corner WE ARE MOVING!!!
And then walls will be painted, furniture will be delivered, wall decor will be hung.
Ah it's all coming together :)

Upcoming Events

August 30th: Next OB check [regular guys]
 September 13th: Ultrasound & OB check [regular guys]
September 18th: Baby Shower :)

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Angie and the Real World

No I am not about to take the trek on one of MTV's tragic reality shows I am refering to now. The actual, true life events of life after higher education. How I imagined my dream job. How I imagined myself as a nurse. How imagined people's view of me as a nurse. And yadda, yadda, yadda, etc. So this is just an outpouring of my mind of random thoughts and quotes I have recieved during the last 7 weeks of my orientation process as a Registered Nurse.

* Nursing School does not prepare you well enough for the culture shock of being a "real nurse." And I seriously should have paid more attention during all the psych nursing lectures in schools; Mrs. King I highly apoligize for Facebooking during all your psych lectures from what I do remember though the information has been most helpful!

* Time Management is a skill I believe that is acquired at birth/conception/ either have it or you don' its part of your DNA...if you don't have it your are pretty much set for failure as a nurse.

* Just because you are an older/wiser/more experienced nurse doesn't mean you "know it all" or should let "newer" nurses drown or verbally back-lash them for not knowing something...we all start at the bottom so just remember how you felt when you first started...

* I became a nurse because I wanted to help people and leave a positive impact on humanity. Some patients make that VERY DIFFICULT at times but there is a difference between being down right rude to a patient because of their actions and being firm about what behavior is acceptable. Most patients are "needy/bitchy" because they are scared and need a little care but isn't that why we became nurses in the first place; to care for people in their worst moments? Now in saying this I am not trying to be all high and mighty just read my next comments...

* I am not a pill pusher, I understand pain is a real thing but when you tell me your pain level is a 10 out of 10 and your laughing with your buddies while chowing down on a bucket of KFC it doesn't make me believe your case... and your doctors won't either.

* Family can be amazing in times of need they can also be annoying. I don't have the right to talk to family members about you. The wonderful law of HIPPA protects your rights so if you want your great-great aunt to know what is going on with you please don't tell her that if you don't answer your hospital room phone to call the nurses station to get information cause I'm sorry she isn't gonna get anything out of me.

* Family comment #2. If you are in the hospital because you are sick/injured it is not time to have a full on family re-union/college kegger/and everyone you have ever known jammed into your hospital room making a rukus; other people are sick/injured too. Be respectful to your fellow patients and your injuries. [Oh and don't tell your buddies to bring you alcohol...the ears of a nurse go far and wide]

* Doctors come at un-godly hour and are busy they have a lot of patients and if you questions for them making a list or letting your nurse know is the best way to go that way you get your answers :) [Also lying to the doctors about how you are abiding by his orders won't work; nurses document your actions...didn't know that did ya!]

SO being a nurse isn't all what I thought it would be, it's a lot more. I am enjoying the floor I work on. I really do enjoy being a nurse. I am learning and experiencing a lot of things I never thought I would. While every job has its ups and downs the overall feeling I get from a shift at the hospital is accomplishment. I try not to be "that nurse" who we all talk about in nursing school cause that would just be wrong!