Week 2 Vertigo Update. I’m doing a hell of a lot better. Every few days it seems like there’s less drag when my head turns. My orientation to the planet is returning to normal. While Dr. Jen was on vacation, her dad, Dr. Tom, gave me the craziest neck adjustment ever and put me on some awesome immune support supplements just in case it was an inner ear infection. This pregnancy has led me down some wild paths and this is one I am surely glad to say good-bye to. Once again, we are grateful for the meals and help. I’m especially grateful to the Sunflower class for making me such a beautiful card filled with all your lovely art. It feels wonderful to be back out and about and seeing your amazing faces every morning.
So there we were, camped out on the floor of the shower, again. It’s getting a little cramped in there these days. We all have our respective spots. And lucky for me, Amaiah has taken to mothering me which includes washing my hair anywhere from six to eight times and my armpits (hmm?) about the same. She also does not get cold, leaving my selfish hogging of the hot water unnoticed. Wyatt sits next to me and chats, and makes me laugh, and makes me think.
Wyatt: You know, it’s sort of silly to say “private parts”. I mean you’re going to have a whole other person down there. That’s doesn’t seem very private to me.
Me (laughing): You’re right buddy, that’s not exactly private is it?
Wyatt: God should have made it so the baby comes out your mouth maybe.
And this was the image that was stuck in my head the rest of the day….me with a mouth looking something like this…
Happy Birthday Little One March 19, 2009
I love you more than all the princesses in the whole universe!
Week 30: Follow me to Wackyville March 17, 2009
Hey everyone, I’ve made it to week 30 of this pregnancy and was feeling so great with the hyperemesis behind me! Thank goodness Noelle even took some really beautiful shots so we have proof. LOL. Unfortunately I was hit with some freaky health issues last week that will probably take me away from this and e-mailing for a while. Last Tuesday I woke up to a spinning world that kept spinning with every head turn. After visiting my doctor and midwife, Brian hauled me to the hospital where I’ve been for the last few days getting tests done and talking to fancy-sounding specialists. The good news is all major causes were pretty well ruled out: stroke, brain tumor, spinal fluid leak, MS, etc. This leaves a diagnosis of Benign Positional Vertigo. Yuck! Like the hyperemesis, it has turned us on our heads around here as we scramble to make up for the loss of mom once again (aah, here comes the swearing and the f%$#&ing tears). It usually lasts 6 weeks or so. Perhaps Brian can give updates here from time to time. Until then, here are some specific prayer requests:
Praise God for the last few weeks of feeling great
Help the kids not to be scared by mommy who moves slow and funny and with a cane sometimes
Help Brian to maintain energy required to take over everything
Humility required to ask for help
Continued protection for developing daughter
Practitioners who can preform maneuvers that provide possible cure
Thanks everyone and we can always be reached by phone!
Kick-Butt Bubbles March 10, 2009
This goes along with last week’s baking soda and vinegar crafts: old school.
1/2 gallon of water
1 C. or so of Joy dishwashing soap
4ish T. glycerin (ask your Target pharmacist, $3)
Mix these bad boys up a day ahead and go nuts