Tonia is not feeling well and has a Dr's appointment again today.
She will not be in today but should return on Friday.
Ryan J. Sanders
After meeting with an ENT Surgeon, we have discovered the Isabella has rather large adenoids that need to be removed!
At first I was a little nervous bringing her in. As you can see the waiting room in the photo above isn't really kid friendly, and I didn't want to traumatize her.
The LEAST they could've done was have a kiddle corner. Geez, why so melancholy?
She actually handled everything really well, and she even made it through an X-ray being as still as possible. That's a really hard thing to do for this tiny dancer! (Bonus points)
Surgery prep, wasn't so bad either! The bubble gun and silly nurses keep the hunger pangs to a minimum I guess.
Well, for Isabella, at least. I was pregnant AND starving! (stomach growls) It was hard to keep her calm after not being able to eat all morning. It's torture on the kids to have to do that. I decided not to eat either, because how could I eat when my baby couldn't. She made it through though.
The wait is always the longest part of the day.
They finally brought her out of surgery slightly awake, and as soon as I held her in my arms she went back to sleep. I think overall, I was more nervous about everything than she would ever be. All she needed was bubbles and laughter to keep her spirits up. She also had a lot of support and family surrounding her too.
Well, I'm just so glad it's all over, because NOW we can eat whenever we want!
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Today Chatty Daddy's parents came up to celebrate his birthday with us and I was not feeling hot at all. Not in the cute sense of the word, but in the healthy sense.
I'm not vomiting, but I am sucking down ginger snap cookies like they're going out of style.
I am soooooooooo nauseous.
I'm thinking "here I go, AGAIN!"
Lord, please don't let this be another hyperemesis plagued pregnancy.
I'll just die! Or at least feel like it.
I'm so sad, I couldn't even eat cake. I didn't even feel well enough to go down to the kitchen and celebrate. I simply curled up on the sofa in the bonus room and thought,
"Make a wish for me!"
Surely, you know what THAT wish is...
Sunday, I woke up and started to clean, clean, clean. It's so out of character for me, but I've basically just chalked it up to "Early Nesting"
With my last pregnancy I was sick from 6 weeks into the pregnancy until delivery, which by the way happened at 33 weeks into the pregnancy....
If I get sick, this house is as clean as it's going to get by me!!!
Oh, what fun the past couple of weeks has been for us.
From one doctor to the next. From one medicine to the next. From one sleepless night to the next, to the next, to the next.
Lately, we have been trying to figure out what is going on with Isabella. It all started in November when she had gotten sick with a cold. We thought it was lasting the whole month of December as well, but when I took her to the pediatrician in January, we were given allergy medication. Then we went back and were given antibiotics. Yesterday we went back and were given more antibiotics and a fill in pediatrician discovered that Bella has a sinus infection.
Her symptoms have been congestion, mucus, coughing, choking, vomiting. Fun, huh?
Not really. Last night was a nightmare. We tried new medication and she still couldn't breathe well as she slept. (antibiotics and mucinex for kids)
Today's visit to the ear, nose, and throat doctor should give a little more insight into exactly what Isabella is suffering from. I'm hoping to be able to get to the bottom of things and get her on the road to sleeping better through the night.
Just got a call from a representative at Baby To Bee who wanted to verify my registration and confirm all of the great offers they were planning to send me during my expectancy.
She asked a lot of questions and offered some things that I just didn't care for, like the opportunity to buy a car with bad credit, as long as monthly income is equal to or exceeds $2,000.
I was like, "No, thanks. My credit is great, and who doesn't know about that trap!"
There were some decent offers though, like getting American Baby Magazine free for one year!
I really enjoyed that magazine throughout my first pregnancy and for the first year of Isabella's life.
So, that's a deal. Right?
All in all, we'll see how good this offer for free stuff is. I can't lie after a 15 minute interview on the phone with Baby To Bee, I'm hoping they'll be sending me more than just coupons and a magazine in the mail!
I'll let you know!
Just opened my eyes to a sweet surprise.
A jewelry bag sitting on my nightstand that was holding a beautiful pair of diamond earrings from Hubby.
And, he let me know of another sweet surprise waiting for me in the desk. Homemade valentine cards by him and Isabella.
This my friends, is how LOVE is made!
I am a blessed Momma
My back is killing me.
What I though was kidney stones turned out to be the early signs of pregnancy, but after the initial announcement the pain seemed to have subsided.
Now, it's back with a vengeance or something.
It's all sort of confusing because I didn't experience this with my first pregnancy, so I did some research and here is what I found out...
According to the American Pregnancy Association back pain during pregnancy is related to a number of factors, and some women begin to experience lower back pain with the onset of pregnancy. Read full article...
Salma nursed a baby in Africa, and it has made headlines. not for being admired or encouraged, but for being bashed about as if she has done something wrong.
Who has a problem with her giving that child the type of nourishment it really needs, the nourishment that its mother could not give?
It is a scientific fact that breast milk is the BEST and the most preferred milk for babies, so what she did was give that baby a gift.
I personally loved reading her account of what happened as she describes the baby's reaction to her milk.........“You should have seen his eyes...When he felt the nourishment, he immediately stopped crying.”
This reminds me of the first time Isabella had my milk. She digested it with no problem, unlike the formula the NICU had given her without my permission. It stayed in her stomach for hours. Since then, I have been a firm advocate of breast milk when possible.
There is absolutely nothing wrong with what Salma did, and if the baby's mother isn't complaining, why are we?
went to the dr today
pregnancy officially confirmed
discussed pregnancy maintenance and hyperemesis
Ok, so this morning, I woke up to a negative pregnancy test!
It nearly knocked my socks off until I realized that it was the test from yesterday and I remembered that old tests can change results after a couple of hours.
So, I took another test at 10:30am while at work, you know...
just to be SURE!
Well, I went for a walk to share the news, or hide the news, or share the news unintentionally, and the first person I ran into was Pam, in the Executive Office, who immediately mentions something about me expecting!!!
What? Huh? Who are you? Where did that come from?
She was as shocked as I was when I told her that, actually, I AM EXPECTING!
Now, if you know the Pam I'm talking about, you also know that she is as close to any earthly Saint that we have seen. Does she have a direct line to God? I think so...because
Really...I am pregnant!
So, I've told my story of getting pregnant with Isabella on the 1st try to many people before, but a lot of people (even some doctors) refuse to believe it.
Throughout that pregnancy we constantly fought about her due date, based on her size.
How naive can people be?
If a couple says they planned their baby AND conceived with one shot on one day, it's TRUE!
I don't have to make that big of a deal about it, because those in my "inner" circle (Gabrielle, is in my "inner" circle!) can vouch for my announcements!
But since this seems to be the case with Baby Sanders #2, why not?
It's no secret that I was ready to try again, and I wasn't EVEN shy about announcing when!
The reason why is because I have full confidence in my favorite online tool, My Monthly Cycles, for tracking my cycle among other things.
So far it's 2 for 2!
I've been in bed all weekend. I think I have kidney stones.
Today is National Wear Red Day! And what a fun time we all had. I spent some time visiting with some of my co-workers and friends who were wearing their red, but also taking pictures of them in it and me in mine!
Today is an extra special day to me, because I am a huge advocate of heart health, I used my time to encourage others to wear their red to support the campaign, but also learn more about heart disease.
As you can see, a lot of people got involved in spreading the message and they had a great time showing it!
Tonight, I took the opportunity to tell my heart story a long with many other women at the Go Red For Women Casting Call in Nashville. The turnout was great and the American Heart Association along with some sponsors provided great activities and prizes to attendees.
For more information on heart disease, the American Heart Association, and the Go Red For Women campaign, click here!