Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Update on Rob, Update on Me!

Rob's Update Since Surgery

So Rob has had good days and bad days since his tonsillectomy, uvulectomy and septoplasty revision.  Days 1 & 2 really surprised me with how well he managed the pain and how much he was alert, up and about and even talking!  Then Day 3 hit and it was rough...days 4 and 5 have also been rough.  Lots of pain in the throat, also referred to the ear.  He has needed ice packs on his throat, and when we fall behind on his medicine it has not been pleasant! 

He has been able to eat/drink:  popsicles, ice cream, jello, pudding, gatorade, cold water, Kraf.t macaroni and cheese, chicken noodle soup (the Campbell's in the can with the really soft noodles), tapioca pudding, and that may be it!  The problem we had Days 3-5 is that he hadn't really had enough to eat, and so with all the heavy meds it definitely made him feel rather loopy and unwell.  I think maybe we've turned a bit of a corner today (Day 6) though....he's slept alot and still has alot of pain, but he's been smiling and talking a little bit more today :)  Yay!  Thanks for all the prayers...it's hard to see someone you love so much in so much pain and feeling so lousy.

My 37 Week Appointment Update

My OB appointment this morning was very uneventful.  I had been feeling optimistic that something was progressing since I had been having menstrual-like cramps (light, but constant) all throughout the morning, but no!  I have not progressed since last week:

36 weeks = 1cm, 50% effaced and -3 station
37 weeks = 1 cm, 50% effaced (or less!...she barely wanted to call me 50%) and I assume still -3.  She said that my cervix was still long and not favorable!  Rar! :(

The good news is that my blood pressure is great, my weight gain was amazing (only 1/2lb!!!) and if I haven't gone into labor by 39 weeks, she said they could strip my membranes.  Hah...so I have that to "look forward" to!

I immediately proceeded home where I've spent the last hour or so bouncing on my exercise ball to the rhythm of "Get out!  Get out!"  ;)

No, I know we still need a few more days to get Rob healed up before baby boy decides to arrive, but it's the homestretch and I'm ready to see things happening rather than stall out. 

Not too much longer....the days really will pass, right? ;)  Three weeks is really only three weeks!

37 weeks....and look! My ankles aren't swollen in this picture! :)


Hebrews 11:1 said...

Glad your hubby is recuperating. And you look so gorgeous!

A Martha trying to be Mary said...

wow! you look so beautiful. Praying for your DH!

Kaitlin @ More Like Mary said...

You look great!!

Leila @ Little Catholic Bubble said...

Glad the worst of it is over!

And, you are a beautiful pregnant woman!

Karen said...

I'm glad Rob is getting better! That's a lot of things removed in one surgery.

You totally cracked me up with the birthing ball thing! I was doing the same thing today saying te exact thing!

You look amazing!

Simone said...

You look beautiful. It will happen so soon. So excited for you. Glad to hear things are going well.

Christina @ Faith for Fertility said...

Glad hubby is on the mend.

You look beautiful! Why would they strip your membranes at 39 weeks? Wouldn't you want to wait for baby to come on his own?

Nicole C said...

You're gorgeous. Seriously. You look like a pregnant Grace Kelly.

Megan said...

Glad Rob is doing better! I agree with the other ladies; I saw your picture, and thought, "She is just gorgeous!" :) Baby boy will be here before you know it!

Sarah said...

You are gorgeous!!! I am glad to hear things are going well with so much going on.

St. Rita's Roses said...

I am new to your blog~ Can I say that you are a stunning pregnant woman! My goodness- I hope I do not sound like a stalker~ You really are so pretty~ Praying for you and baby (o, and your DH),

Kelly Via said...

Enjoy these sweet last few weeks of pregnancy!! They will be over before you know it! You look great, btw!!