Friday, August 31, 2012

Doctors Appointment (37 weeks)

Well, last week I found out that I'm dilated 1cm and I got checked for GBS. This doctors appointment I was seen by the Nurse Practitioner and she informed me that the test for GBS came back negative so I won't need any antibiotics in an iv for that during delivery. I also had a position check, which is basically a 2 min U/S to see how baby is positioned and you'll be glad to know that Seth is head down! Can't wait to find out more at my 38 week appointment.

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Doctor Tomorrow

So I'm on weekly doctor's visits now and my next appointment is tomorrow. I'll be seeing the Nurse Practitioner and she'll be, of course, doing all the normal stuff and then letting me know if I have G.B.S. or not. And therefore if I will have the antibiotics in an IV during birth or not. If I do no big deal.
I'll let you know when I know. Also I will officially know tomorrow if I have to have a c-section or not, due to him being breech. So I'll let you know about that as well.
As for right now I'm off to work and to buy some milk :) Hopefully my dizziness will hold off.. yes, the dizziness has gotten worse and if I don't have this baby soon I'm going to ask my doctor to put me on maternity leave. My swelling has also gotten much worse. Bring on the baby!

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Sunday Night Youth Service.. WOW

Sunday night the church held a Youth Service, which of course, the whole church was invited to attend. Let me tell you if you missed it you sure missed out. I wish they would have done a Live Stream of the service so I could give you a link to check it out, but they didn't *sad face*

Our preacher for the evening was Gentry, one of our youth and the Pastor's son. He did a fabulous job and I'm so proud of him for letting God use him! And amazingly he said he only found out he was preaching right after Sunday morning service. Talk about some fast preparing! I would have guessed that he'd spent much more time preparing.

Some of the youth did a drama, a very powerful drama. If I knew the name of it I would tell you to look it up on Youtube (lots of people have done this drama) It wasn't a sign language drama or a skit it was one of those dramas with a song and they kind of act it out. Well, it had me in tears.. and I'd seen it done before. Lol.

The youth joined our normal choir for the singing. They had a Praise Team. Etc. Once again wonderful.

I was so very blessed to have the opportunity to be in that service. I hope the service blessed others as much (or more even) than it blessed me. Hopefully we all took parts from it that we will use throughout the rest of our lives.

One of my favorite things of the service, of the preaching at least, was when Gentry talked about Moses and how he told Pharaoh to let his people go and he said God doesn't have to say let my people go God says, "Satan, they're already free!" That was just so powerful. He actually said many things that I'd heard before, but the way he said it just was so much more powerful than what I'd heard before. I was definitely taking notes. I would share some of those, but I'm sitting in the dark and my notes are in my purse, which is across the room. Lazy, yes, I know. (But that's a perk of being pregnant LOL)

I hope that our youth will continue to reach out to the lost souls in their schools, towns, and families even when the adults aren't being the best of role models. Not that I'm giving us adults a right to not be good role models, but I want the youth to know that even when we aren't doing our part that they should. Just remember you're not only the role models for the people your age, but you're going to be the role models of my child and of all the other children. Please be a good role model for my child and your peers. People may make fun of you, but let me tell you a secret.... Deep down inside they respect you and possibly even envy you. Unfortunately it's not until you fall that they tell you how much your standing up for your beliefs really meant to them.

I can't wait to see what God has in store for my family and CLC. I expect great things, after all we serve a great God.

Vet Visit AKA Garfield Update

Well, the vet said that nothing is wrong with Garfield's heart that he can hear. So his little "episode", which he thinks was him just passing out wasn't from his heart. So that's good news.
He was able to get his shots so he's now all up to date. And Garfield has been acting fine so he thinks this could be just a one time thing.
I hope it's just a one time thing! I was so scared! I never want to have to deal with that again. But unfortunately in order to love someone you have to be willing to deal with the pain of losing them. Why must there be a negative to every positive?

Morning Scare (Not Baby Related!)

So yesterday I woke up to a major scare! Want to hear the story? Of course you do! So here goes:

I since I'm pregnant find it easier and more comfortable to sleep on the sectional downstairs. So I was asleep and I woke up to hearing a cat hacking. Which it sounded like a normal cat trying to get rid of a hairball, but after what happened to our beautiful Safari *sad face* I always check to make sure that a hairball is all it is. Well I look around and I see Tootsie and Scooter so I knew it was Garfield and then I finally found him behind the sectional standing over his vomit. I as usual said something like, "Hey buddy. Are you ok?" And he just sat there. Next thing I knew he just slumped over from a sitting position to a laying position. I of course leaning over the sectional with my huge belly was trying to keep my balance with my left hand and I was trying to lean down far enough to pick him up with my right hand, but I couldn't reach down that far. I was able to get a hold of him, but he was completely limp so I couldn't bring him up to me. At some point before, after, or during, I don't remember, I tried massaging from his tail up to his shoulders in case there was something lodged that needed to come up, but that did nothing. So I continued to try to pick him up, while shaking out of fear and praying, "Dear God, not again!" After what seemed like forever, but was probably only about a minute or less he came to. Now I had/have no clue if he passed out or if he was dying. I couldn't really check for a heartbeat all I knew was he was limp. Well anyways, he comes to and just sits there for a second and then he gets up and walks out from behind the sectional and goes to his comfy spot in front of our front door. I, of course, got up and was saying, "Garfield. Garfield. Garfield, are you ok?" and it didn't even seem to register that I was saying anything to him. So I went over and picked him up and normally he would start purring right away, but there was no purring he just laid his head on my shoulder. Well, he completely terrified me so I really needed to go to the bathroom so I carried him into the bathroom with me and when I turned on the light he started purring, which made me feel better. So I sat him down so I could go to the bathroom and he sat on the rug for a minute then he started rubbing against my legs as he normally would, which calmed me down even more. And even though he was acting more normal again I took him upstairs with me into the bathroom so I could take a bath and keep an eye on him.

So there's the story. Yes, he's doing fine. There hasn't been anything unusual about him since. But we have an appointment with the Vet. today to get him checked out and get him some shots. Hopefully he's healthy and maybe he just passed out from heaving. I'd hate for it to be something more than that.

I'll let you know what they say...

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Sodom And Gomorrah

Genesis 19: 1-25 And there came two angels to Sodom at even; and Lot sat in the gate of Sodom: and Lot seeing them rose up to meet them; and he bowed himself with his face toward the ground;
And he said, Behold now, my lords, turn in, I pray you, into your servant's house, and tarry all night, and wash your feet, and ye shall rise up early, and go on your ways. And they said, Nay; but we will abide in the street all night.
And he pressed upon them greatly; and they turned in unto him, and entered into his house; and he made them a feast, and did bake unleavened bread, and they did eat.
But before they lay down, the men of the city, even the men of Sodom, compassed the house round, both old and young, all the people from every quarter:
And they called unto Lot, and said unto him, Where are the men which came in to thee this night? bring them out unto us, that we may know them.
And Lot went out at the door unto them, and shut the door after him,
And said, I pray you, brethren, do not so wickedly.
Behold now, I have two daughters which have not known man; let me, I pray you, bring them out unto you, and do ye to them as is good in your eyes: only unto these men do nothing; for therefore came they under the shadow of my roof.
And they said, Stand back. And they said again, This one fellow came in to sojourn, and he will needs be a judge: now will we deal worse with thee, than with them. And they pressed sore upon the man, even Lot, and came near to break the door.
10 But the men put forth their hand, and pulled Lot into the house to them, and shut to the door.
11 And they smote the men that were at the door of the house with blindness, both small and great: so that they wearied themselves to find the door.
12 And the men said unto Lot, Hast thou here any besides? son in law, and thy sons, and thy daughters, and whatsoever thou hast in the city, bring them out of this place:
13 For we will destroy this place, because the cry of them is waxen great before the face of the Lord; and the Lord hath sent us to destroy it.
14 And Lot went out, and spake unto his sons in law, which married his daughters, and said, Up, get you out of this place; for the Lord will destroy this city. But he seemed as one that mocked unto his sons in law.
15 And when the morning arose, then the angels hastened Lot, saying, Arise, take thy wife, and thy two daughters, which are here; lest thou be consumed in the iniquity of the city.
16 And while he lingered, the men laid hold upon his hand, and upon the hand of his wife, and upon the hand of his two daughters; the Lord being merciful unto him: and they brought him forth, and set him without the city.
17 And it came to pass, when they had brought them forth abroad, that he said, Escape for thy life; look not behind thee, neither stay thou in all the plain; escape to the mountain, lest thou be consumed.
18 And Lot said unto them, Oh, not so, my Lord:
19 Behold now, thy servant hath found grace in thy sight, and thou hast magnified thy mercy, which thou hast shewed unto me in saving my life; and I cannot escape to the mountain, lest some evil take me, and I die:
20 Behold now, this city is near to flee unto, and it is a little one: Oh, let me escape thither, (is it not a little one?) and my soul shall live.
21 And he said unto him, See, I have accepted thee concerning this thing also, that I will not overthrow this city, for the which thou hast spoken.
22 Haste thee, escape thither; for I cannot do anything till thou be come thither. Therefore the name of the city was called Zoar.
23 The sun was risen upon the earth when Lot entered into Zoar.
24 Then the Lord rained upon Sodom and upon Gomorrah brimstone and fire from the Lord out of heaven;
25 And he overthrew those cities, and all the plain, and all the inhabitants of the cities, and that which grew upon the ground.

So in the easiest terms I know here's me explaining this: 
God sent 2 angels to Sodom. Lot took in the men (angels) in for the night so they could get cleaned up, eat, and rest and then leave early in the morning. Before they could go to bed the men of the city came to Lot's house and told Lot to send out the men (angels) "so they might know them" (or in the blunt way, have sex with them) Lot went outside and closed the door behind him and basically begged them to "know" his virgin daughters and leave the men alone. The men of the city wanted nothing to do with his daughters they only wanted the men (angels) and they tried to force their way into the house to get to them and the threatened Lot. The men (angels) pulled Lot into the house and shut the door then they made the men of the city blind so they wouldn't be able to find the door and would wear themselves out trying. Then they told Lot to gather his family and leave because God sent them to destroy the city because of it's wickedness. Once Lot and his family left and were at a safe place God made it rain brimstone and destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah. 

Let me break down one certain word here. Sodom. Sodom= was a place. A Sodomite= was someone who dwelled in Sodom OR a person who engages in Sodomy. Sodomy= anal or oral sexual intercourse with a member of (in this case) the same sex (can also be towards a member of the opposite sex). 

With me so far? Okay, so Sodom was wicked in God's eyes I'm sure for many reasons, but the one that is pointed out is for Sodomy. So obviously God thought sodomy was wicked and therefore he destroyed Sodom (and Gomorrah). 

Now please tell me.. how am I to ignore what the Bible so plainly explains in black and white just because it might offend someone? 

Hebrews 13:8 says, "Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever." So if He's the same (never changing) as the Scripture says and He thought sodomy was wrong back then, once again He never changes, then He must think that sodomy is still wrong today. 

Please don't take me wrong I don't hate gays and I don't think they're evil people, but I have people who have unfriended me because of my beliefs (some aren't even gay). And I wasn't even bashing the gays. I have gay friends and family members, I'm not going to treat them badly. I hope they have a happy life, but I am worried for their souls and I think they're missing out on something much greater than they'd ever imagine possible.
 I didn't post this for an argument or a debate or to make anyone upset or angry so I would ask that you not leave any bashing comments/remarks. This is how I feel and what I believe and you have the right to disagree. If you feel like leaving a rude comment I do ask you to think back and remember when you've posted something supporting gays and ask yourself  "Has she ever bashed my post on being gay?" No, I haven't (at least not to my knowledge). Please do the same kindness for me. Thank you. 

Monday, August 13, 2012

34 Weeks

40 days to go until my due date! There hasn't really been any changes in anything this week so this is going to be a VERY short post. Everything is still going well and our next Doctor Appointment is on the 23rd.

Baby Center says:

How your baby's growing:

Your baby now weighs about 4 3/4 pounds (like your average cantaloupe) and is almost 18 inches long. Her fat layers — which will help regulate her body temperature once she's born — are filling her out, making her rounder. Her skin is also smoother than ever. Her central nervous system is maturing and her lungs are continuing to mature as well. If you've been nervous about preterm labor, you'll be happy to know that babies born between 34 and 37 weeks who have no other health problems generally do fine. They may need a short stay in the neonatal nursery and may have a few short-term health issues, but in the long run, they usually do as well as full-term babies.

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Doctor Appointment

So I met with the Nurse Practitioner, Vicki. I'd met with her before, but our last appointment together was to talk all about tests and such. This time she basically did all the normal things that the Dr. would do.. so I'm not quite sure why I saw her instead of my Dr., but oh well.
So she measured my belly (32), checked baby's heartbeat which was in the 150's, asked if I had any questions, gave me the answers, told me about my next appointment, and then I was done. I figured she'd go over my birth plan or something, but oh well.
So really nothing interesting happened at this appointment. BUT my next appointment I'll be back with my Dr. and she'll of course do all the normal things, plus check my cervix, do a test, see if baby is breech or not, if she can't tell for sure then they'll send me to get another ultrasound, and therefore I will know the day of my next appointment if I'll be having a c-section (due to breech) or not.

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

33 Weeks

Time has most definitely slowed down! It seems like every week is creeping by and I can't do anything to speed it up :(

I have another Dr.'s Appointment today where I will be meeting with a Nurse Practitioner. Not sure what all is going to be talked about, but I'm excited :P The next appointment (after this one) will be when I start going every week, I think.

-My back has been hurting more and more and lower and lower :(
-Heartburn really hasn't been bad. Thank God!
-Sleeping almost seems like a thing of the past, unless I'm sleeping during the day.
-I can't eat a whole lot. And yes, I've tried eating lots of small meals, there's just no room in my stomach. So even if I feel like I'm starving I can't eat because it will make me feel so sick.
-I'm still really only swelling if it gets hot out
-My stomach feels so heavy and like it's being stretched to the max
-So far no signs of any type of contractions, water breaking, or mucus plug
-He's still kicking away and the kicks are getting more and more powerful. And yes, he STILL loves my ribs! But some days his kicking is starting to slow down, which means birth is soon(ish)!! YAY!

Hubby and I are most definitely ready for the Pregnancy part to be over! We want to hold our little one! And as I keep saying, I want to feel somewhat normal again.

Life recently has been busy. It seems that my only time that I have to really do anything social is late at night or early in the morning. And yes, I know it will get even busier once the baby is here.

Well, I think that's all I have to say about it for right now. If anything interesting happens at my appointment... or maybe even if it doesn't, I'll get back on here and tell you about it.

Baby Center says:

This week your baby weighs a little over 4 pounds (heft a pineapple) and has passed the 17-inch mark. He's rapidly losing that wrinkled, alien look and his skeleton is hardening. The bones in his skull aren't fused together, which allows them to move and slightly overlap, thus making it easier for him to fit through the birth canal. These bones don't entirely fuse until early adulthood, so they can grow as his brain and other tissue expands during infancy and childhood.