Saturday, February 07, 2009

Another post with no pictures

I need to upload pictures soon. Anyway. I had another non stress test on Friday and baby Bum is doing well. My blood pressure was up and I am swelling so I have to go back on Tuesday for a blood pressure check. It is something he is just keeping an eye on. I actually had lost weight and I am not spilling protein in my urine (sorry if tmi) so it makes it not so bad, but they are going to keep an eye on it anyway.

We go back to Little Rock on Friday for the marathon ultrasound session. There is nothing like laying on an uncomfortable ultrasound table with my big belly hanging out with goop all over the place for two, two and a half hours. It is just frustrating because now it seems like they cannot really tell anything for certain and we come out with more questions. We will get to tour the cardiac icu at Childrens this time and I will get to ask some question that have been bugging me. Mainly about nursing the baby. Last time we went the cardiologist told us that the heart is a very greedy organ and we would have to use high calorie formula. I told her we had planned on breast feeding and she said I would more than likely have to pump and add to the breast milk to up the calories. We had planned on not using bottles at all if possible and nursing only so this is another plan that we are changing, but we will do whatever is best for this baby. I am just worried about how all this will work while the baby is in the hospital. I have a feeling that most of my questions will not be answered until we are right in the middle of all this.

Anyway. G and G are in the middle of basketball. They are both doing really well. I have helped coach MG's team the past two years and I really enjoy it. The girls are so sweet, but I have had to sit out more. The girls are afraid of hurting me or the baby, which is really sweet that 10, 11 year old girls think about things like that. They are first in their division and have won some pretty tough games. GW is learning so much. He had never really shown much intrest in playing until this year and while he has yet to take a shot in a game, he has really come a long way defensively. He has stolen the ball and dribbled in games and has even had some fouls called on him. The first part of the season he just sat back and watched so we are really proud of the progress he has made. Oh, and he loves to play "pig" with dad in the driveway so Sean really enjoys that.
Well, that is pretty much it for now. I need to post some basketball pictures soon. Please say a prayer for us on Friday if you think about it.


Julie said...

Praying, praying!

Michelle said...

Me too!! I hope the nursing thing works out the way you want it to. But if not, God has a better plan.

StephF said...

praying for you always! love ya!

April said...

I know every situation is different of course, but I wanted to comment on your breast feeding worry...Charlie went into Mercy in Fort Smith one week after being born..I was allowed to breast feed a little but towards the end I could only pump for her. She then went on to Children's PICU and I had to continue pumping for almost three weeks...I was very nervous about her not wanting the breast again but after recovery she took right to it and didn't start on bottles again until almost a year later. Love ya, April