Tuesday, April 21, 2015

A new, very personal blog.

I will be updating this new blog OFTEN, probably DAILY, for the foreseeable future. I don't know what is going to happen, but I'm trying to remain hopeful.


Wednesday, March 19, 2014

So, should I be concerned?

The Baby

Amethyst is doing great! She almost 2 month old now and smiling. She also gives coos and is becoming more and more aware each day. We don't have height/weight stats as we're still trying to find another doctor D:

Birth Control

I had my postpartum check-up last week and decided to get the paraguard. It surprisingly didn't hurt at all getting it put it. I bled and spotted for about 3 days afterwards but nothing since. I'm liking it so far.

My Health

This is where the worry and concern starts. I haven't mentioned this but ever since Amethyst has been born, I've dealt with anxiety (panic attacks!), dizziness, headaches, ect. I brought it up to my OB in February and he wasn't concerned then, we figured it was just stress-related and my body getting back to normal. Well since the symptoms hadn't subsided, I mentioned it again and he sent me for a CMP (Comprehensive Metabolic Panel). 

The result were slightly abnormal D; so I have to go for a follow-up on the 2nd of April. 

So, should I be concerned.....? 

Monday, March 3, 2014

S Family News

I guess I'll start with the BIG thing first:

We are more than likely moving back to San Antonio. It's about a 97% chance we are, as long as everything goes according to plan... well at least semi-according to plan (financially speaking).

I'm so freaking HAPPY about this.

In minor news, my lowest grade in school is 80.

Amethyst is getting BIG, and just today started cooing and smiled! 
We're in the process of switching doctors, so no current weight or anything. Her current doctor is dreadful. Amethyst had an eye infection (pink eye) the day before her 1st appointment, and I put breastmilk in it (cured it within the day..). I told her pedi and he flipped OUT. He was also rough and not very friendly.

No thanks, NEXT!

What else..

Leo didn't get his Oscar :(

Leo is like fine wine, he just gets better with age ;D

Donnie Yen and Joseph Gordon-Levitt are still my number 1s though <3

Donnie Yen

Joseph Gordon-Levitt

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

We're Still Here

Yes, we're still here.. kind of..

School: School is going well. My grades are good but it is pretty time-consuming. 

The Baby: She REFUSES to sleep at night. -le sigh- As far as everything else with her goes, she's good; growing well, eating well, becoming more alert! She's a character.

More {BETTER} updates soon! It's hard to post when I'm so exhausted/busy..

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Amethyst's Birth Story

Whew, it's been a crazy few weeks!
In between school, a newborn, and a toddler I feel like I never have any free time!

I need to write this before I forget the details!

On Wednesday, January 22nd I had a membrane sweep. My doctor (have I mentioned how much I just ADORE him?) didn't think it would work (he said it was a coincidence that it worked last time). I had some minor cramping for the remainder of the day but nothing else. 

The next day (January 23rd), I had a small amount of bloody show and just a few sporadic contractions.


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That night I tried nipple stimulation, which caused contractions but I gave that up quick. It was too tedious and time-consuming. 

Around 4AM the next morning (January 24th), I decided to try one more thing to help things along: S-E-X! After we DTD, I feel back asleep and woke up later to LOTS of bloody show and my mucous plug. Ew. 

I started having contractions when I woke up. They weren't strong but they were regular. Sergio got home at around 4PM and we decided to head to my brother's house as he lives close to the hospital. We got there around 7PM and went to the hospital at 8PM. 

Once I was hooked up to the monitors, the nurse checked me: 1 1/2CM and 50% effaced. 

(Wait, WHAT? I was 2CM at my doctors appointment!!!!!)

They also found that I was dehydrated and assumed that was causing my contractions. So they gave me a bag of fluids through IV and said they expected it to make the contractions stop but they'd check me in an hour to see if I had progressed...

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...and I did. To 3CM. They were surprised and I was officially admitted, lol.

The next 2 - 3 hours were EASY. The contractions were getting stronger, but nothing I couldn't manage with breathing. 

When I got to around 6CM, I stayed in the shower with warm water unless I was being monitored (they monitored for 15mins every hour).

Things were going just dandy until I hit 8CM (aka TRANSITION aka NOPE I'M DONE TAKE ME HOME NAO PLS). I told Traci (my brother's GF) to take Sahara out of the room because it was about to get bad.. Then (in between screams, lol), I told Sergio to take me home. 

Sometime later, I requested to have my waters broken because I knew she'd come as soon as they were ruptured. It felt like it took FOREVER for the doctor to get in there (dear Dr. W - WHERE WERE YOU!???? *sad face*) but sure enough once she broke them, I was involuntarily pushing xD 

It only took two contractions to get her out, lol. She was born at 1:49AM on the 25th and weighed 7lbs 4.3oz and was 20inches long. I had one small tear that required on stitch.