Saturday, February 28, 2009

Here's what's knew...

I should really try and keep my blog up to date better. I know there are still a hand full of you that don't have facebook, so this update is for you. Those of you on facebook are going to get some repeat information in this update, as my blog posts are auto added to facebook.

Baby Nicola is doing pretty good. Still inside Mum. Her heart has been acting wacky in the mornings, but seems to calm down in the afternoon. Yesterday evening, she had a couple spots on the monitor where her heart jumped from 120's to 190's. I am not really sure how often the spikes are happening, because I am only on the monitors for 15 minutes after each meal. This morning, there was only one spike in the 15 minutes, so that is good. Yesterday mornings spikes caused us to have another ultrasound. My doctor caught the spikes on ultrasound as well, so I am not crazy, this really is happening!

At this point, I am still not sure how long they will keep me here at the IWK. The pediatric cardiologist said it could be 2 weeks, it could be 6... It all depends on what happens with her heart. The one thing that frustrates me every time I talk to him is that he calls her a fetus! I am sorry, but she is a BABY! A HUMAN! Off my soap box... Ceri has been treating me so well. She has visited me a lot, and I have only been here since Wednesday. She brought me movies, magazines, clothes (considering I only brought 2 day's worth), toiletries, snacks... She is spoiling me!

I miss the girls a lot. You'd think I would enjoy the break from them, but they are my life. I spend every day, almost every minute with them. So it is very hard to be so far away. It is also hard to be away from Chris. And I know it is not easy on him either. He has never had to care for them alone. He does have help, and for that I am so grateful, I just wish he was more open to accept the help that people are trying to offer. He is a very prideful man, and I am sure many of you can understand that. I am very proud of him, as he has been caring for the girls in the evening, and even using and washing cloth diapers (something he said he would never do!)

Well, I guess that is my update in a minute. I hope all is well with you and yours!

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Something I found out yesterday

here's your hint:

Keep your comments on the net.... not out loud ;)

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

At the IWK

Well, here I am, at the IWK. I am hooked up to the monitors, and now baby is nice and calm. Doctor did a quick ultrasound and she said things seem to be looking okay. I am currently trying to choose what I want for super... I get to choose! As of now though, things look okay. I am in a private room, due to medical reasons. So it is nice and quiet!

I got the steroid shot in my hip, to help mature the baby's lungs, just in case an early delivery is necessary. I have to get a second one tomorrow... I guess it takes two.

I will update as I know more.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Making a buck!

So Chris and I had to head to the BELL store today, in search of a new remote for our Satellite box. Gabriella decided that it looked pretty good in her glass of milk, and now, it no longer works. When we asked the lady at the BELL store how much we were looking at to replace it, she told us it is $50! That is a lot of money for a remote! So then Chris asked her if it was the only remote that would work. She says, "Yes, there is no other remote that will work for Bell receivers." Just for the heck of it, we went down to Zellers (it's in the same mall) to have a look at the universal remotes. Well, all of the ones they sell at Zellers say that they will work with the Bell receiver! We bought the Sony remote that they sell there, for $14.99. And guess what, IT WORKS!!!!! And we like it a lot better than the one from BELL! So, if your child ever chooses to drop the Satellite remote in his/her milk, don't waste your money on the $50 remote!

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

What's going on?

Well. For starters, I would like to congratulate yet another bbc couple (and friends) for bringing a baby into the world on Gabby's birthday! That's right, this is the second time (that I know of) that friends from BBC decided to have their baby on my Gabby's birthday. Gabby and I are good at sharing, so we wont get upset, or try to take it away from you! Congrats to Jess & Justin, I can't wait to see pictures of baby Avi!

On another note, Gabriella's birthday was pretty good. We did not do a party, because we have all been sick around here; but we did go to my parents place for cake (it was yummy) and Gabby got her present from Gigi & Tad-cu. The day was a bit rush-rush overall, but that is what works best for Gabby anyway. We went to play group in the AM (she loves playgroup); then lunch with daddy, they a new hair cut for Gabby, she looks sooooooooo cute! I think we did pretty well for her on gifts this year too. We got her the Fisher Price Kid Tough portable DVD player. Since I take trips to Halifax, this will give her something to do on the drive besides saying "hey mommy, what are you doing" for 3.5 hours. She wanted to watch movies on it last night. Alina got her a Disney Princess directors chair. And, Alina loves it so much that she faught Gabby to sit in it..... Good thing I found it at liquidation world, I will have to get another the next time I am in Amherst (only a month away)!

Chris had his doctors appointment yesterday. Our family doctor told him that they are so many gall stones in his gallbladder, that he is likely to have another attack any day now. So, she has sent a referral to one of the surgeons, and he will have an appointment with him soon. The gallbladder has to come out, no question. The last time he was in the hospital with an attack, it was infected, which means that the next attack, it will most likely be infected again. If/when that happens, they will take it out right then. Recovery is longer and the scare is bigger if he has it out while it is infected, so I just hope they get it out before he has another attack. And lets just hope that his surgery and this baby's arrival are spaced out enough so that Chris and I can be somewhat helpful to each other. Timing can be so crazy, and we will be at 2 different hospitals.

Saturday, February 14, 2009

"I'm being a sister!"

So, the other day the girls were playing in the living room while I was cooking dinner. As usual, I hear Alina start to fuss, and go to check out the situation. Alina is on the other side of the room from Gabby, looking at her as if she had taken her favorite toy away. I asked Gabby, "are you being a mean big sister?" Gabby replies, "no mommy". So I ask, "well, are you being a nice big sister?" And her response was priceless, "No mommy, I'm being a sister!"

Thursday, February 12, 2009

A tribute to my hubby

For our 5th Valentine's Day together.

Thursday, February 05, 2009

Home from Halifax

Well, the girls and I made it home safely. I ended up taking them both to the after hours clinic tonight. They both have a double ear infection and a chest infection! Oh boy, no wonder they have been so crabby! So they are both on meds for that.

My appointments at the IWK went pretty well. Still not convinced 100% either way on the gender, although the one tech is leaning more towards a girl. So, baby remains simi-nameless! Chris and I have agreed on a name for each gender; so we are prepared... although we may change our minds when we see him or her.

As for baby's heart. There has been little to no change, which is GREAT news! The pediatric cardiologist said that as long as I am in Halifax by the time I am 36 weeks, he will be happy. I don't have to live at the hospital like we were originally told. I will be crashing at Ceri's place, as will my girls. He also said that we may be able to put off the surgery on baby's heart until he or she is a little older and stronger, rather than doing it at a week old.

I will have to finish this update later. Alina just woke up and is crying, A LOT! Thanks to everyone who has been praying for this little booger! We appreciate it very much!