Thursday, October 30, 2008

Baby Boy Simpson Update

Well, this pregnancy has been a little more difficult than it was with Tatum. It is still going well, I am just having some hiccups along the way. Let me see if I can update a bit...

I went to L&D on Oct 14th with contractions. They stopped them and sent me home. Since then, I have been having tons of contractions (pretty sure they are Braxton Hicks since I am not dialating) since then. To go along with this, I have also been having tons of back pain, sciatic nerve issues, problems with my migranes again, and horrible ulcers in my mouth. None of this is fun, but it is a part of pregnancy so I have been trying to take it in stride and do what I can.

Work has been pretty hard on me since I am having these issues. It is all I can do to get my work done before I have to head home and lay down from the pain. My manager has been in close contact with me and we even talked about me going on Short Term Disability early since work has been hard.

Saturday was Tatum's birthday party and I overdid it, majorly! As soon as everything was over and we were headed home, the back pain hit me like a ton of bricks. I was hurting and there wasn't much I could do to help. I finally found some relief in a hot bath, laying down the rest of the afternoon, and tylenol.

So Monday, I had a regular checkup with my dr. and talked with her about everything going on. Long story short, she decided that she agreed with my manager and she put me on modified bedrest for the rest of my pregnancy. So, I am off work til the baby comes. She also wants me to start physical therapy for my back pain. I am ALL FOR the PT 'cause at this point I am desperate to find some long term relief for my back pain. (HAS ANYONE DONE PT WHILE PREGNANT???? IF SO, DID IT HELP IN YOUR OPINION???) I know that probably won't happen until after I have the baby, but I am still hopeful. She also told me that while I was on modified bedrest, she would allow me to do things as I felt up to them....aka take Tatum to Chick-fil-A for her birthday and church. At this point, I am taking Tatum to school everyday and that is pretty much it. I am trying to clean up the house little by little, but I haven't felt too well this week.

I know this may sound bad or whatever, but it could be much worse. Baby Boy Simpson is healthy and growing and doing well. He kicks like CRAZY (hard kicks and very often). Since there is no concern about his health or well being, I am okay with whatever comes my way. We only have just a few more weeks, so it won't be too much longer before he is in our arms. I can already tell he is going to be a night owl....that is when he kicks the most and is most active.

Antonio has been AMAZING with Tatum. He always was before, but he is REALLY picking up my slack since I am not supposed to be picking her up or anything. It is amazing all he does with her and has done since the day she was born. He does bathtime every night, and now reads to her in her bed before she goes to sleep. It is precious and I love to peak in on them during story time just so I can see them.

Finally, at my weigh in on Monday, I was up 22 pounds from my pre-pregnancy weight. I did leave on my shoes for the weigh in since i was too lazy to take them off, but that is only like a 1/4 of a pound so it wouldn't change things much. Thanksgiving is just around the corner, so I am anticipating packing on some pounds when I eat my grandmother's YUMMY food! I will not deprive myself there or anywhere during the holidays (unless my dr gets on to me).

That's it for now. Please keep our growing family in your prayers and I will keep everyone updated on any changes.

****Please check out the blogs below for updates on Tatum.*****


JRH said...

It's so nice that Antonio is being so helpful...and I do hope you are getting rest. I know you are probably getting restless, but just keep off your feet as much as ya can. I keep wondering what you guys are going to name him!! :)

April S. said...

YOU keep wondering what we are going to name Baby Boy Simpson?!!?! ME TOO!!! lol...We are working on it, but haven't agreed on anything yet. "Baby Boy Simpson" may become his name if we can't

Do you have any suggestions?? I am listening to any and every suggestion out there.

The Duff Family said...

I've been thinking about you. Take it easy. You obviously have a great husband.