i almost went to the hospital.....for gas

Yay! Now that I've told my wonderful news I have a couple stories to tell about the last 15 weeks. I found out really early, I was only 4 weeks. I've read so many stories and have had so many people tell me how different you are with your second child. But the thing about me is, I'm queen of the worry warts. I knew when I got pregnant for a second time I would feel exactly like I did with Ardo, scared and wanting everything to be fine and perfect and maaaybe obsess over every feeling in my abdomen. This story is about a little obsession I had one day. I've had this story ready to go for awhile now. I wrote it right after it happened because I didn't want to forget, but I needed to make my announcement first. Now that I've made my announcement here's my story:
As I mentioned I found out I was pregnant really early on. The day I found out I went to dinner with my mom and our friend Julie. We were joking about me being pregnant and I thought oh my today is supposed to be the first day of my "monthly visitor." I went home and because I knew Jerry and I had started trying I had already bought a pregnancy test. I know for the best results you're supposed to take the tests in the morning but I thought "If I'm pregnant I'm pregnant" I took the test, waited 2 minutes to look, and sure enough those two little lines appeared clear as day! I was soooo happy but also a little "aaaahhh!" but sooo happy, Jerry and I didn't think it would happen thaaaat fast, maybe a few months like it did with Ardo, not...1 month! The only downside to knowing early was waiting to get a Dr appointment, having my blood work and all that jazz. One of the first things I noticed was I started having cramping soon after I found out. I don't ever remember having cramping with Ardo and although every pregnancy is different it kinda freaked me out. I would have the cramping then it would go away then it would come back. It wasn't sooo painful I couldn't walk but it was consistent. After a few days of googling I saw that as long as it wasn't in the same area and the cramps were mild I would be okay. I didn't want to feel crazy and call the Dr over something small especially as a second time mom, buuuuut I just couldn't help myself and after a few days I gave in and called the Dr. She called me back quickly and asked me to describe how I felt. I told her exactly what I was feeling and she said "hmmmm can I ask you, do you feel better when you pass gas?" I hadn't noticed whether passing gas made me feel any different so I said I didn't know but I didn't think so. She said, "well what you are describing sounds very much like gas." GAS??!?! GAS??!? Was she sure? Just GAS! I literally had a fight with Jerry the day before because I was contiplating going to urgent care, maybe even the hospital! Pain indicates something is wrong and I didn't want anything to be wrong with our little peanut....then I laughed because at that moment I felt ridiculous!!! I could imagine me waiting in the hospital for hours to be seen at the ER, telling my symptoms and them telling me to take a tums and chill pill and not to come back until I had my baby! Oops! I apologized to my dr and told her I promise I'll check my gas before calling. :)


valentines day!

This Valentine's Day I sent out a special card to all our friends and family announcing some special news!
Description of Photo Yes we are expecting again!! I am really surprised at my ability to keep the secret this time around. I really wanted it to be a surprise and since this baby is more than likely our last I wanted to be able to announce it in a special way. I figured out early on I would be about 14 weeks around Valentine's Day and thought it would be cute to send out Valentine Cards to our friends and family. Jerry and his dad built us the kissing booth and my good friend Laura took our pictures (she's so talented). I am so happy with the way they came out and was even more excited when one by one everyone received them. I have so much more to share about this pregnancy but for now, it's picture time! Description of Photo Description of Photo Description of Photo Description of Photo Description of Photo Description of Photo Description of Photo Description of Photo Hope your Valentine's was sweet!



Our biggest baby Goliath had surgery. Two weeks ago we noticed Goliath having a little trouble getting starting when he jumped off the couch or bed, even if he went from the floor to standing. Goliath has a bad habit of sleeping and then something suddenly wakes him up and out the door he goes. Two Mondays ago Goliath was sleeping on the couch when it was time for him to be fed. He knows the phrase,"Goliath, do you want to eat?" Off he goes to his bowl to wait for his food. When he got up off the couch to eat Jerry and I noticed he wasn't putting any pressure on his back right leg. We didn't see him fall and he wasn't crying but of course tucking his leg was not a good thing. The very next day off to vet we went (Goliath has a great relationship with our vet, unfortunately!) We didn't see the vet we normally do because he wasn't working that day so we saw another one. The vet took a look at his leg and told us he didn't feel anything rolling or tight but we needed to take him back to see our regular vet who is also the surgeon. Goliath came home with a wrap around his leg and a ridiculous amount of medication to help him in the meantime. 5 days later we took him back to see our regular vet/surgeon to determine if he needed surgery. 10 minutes in the back room with Goliath the vet came back and told us he definitely needed surgery and that he had torn a ligament in his knee. SURGERY was a must. Two things came to us very quickly, One: How much? and Two: Is the surgery safe? What's the downtime? What does this mean for Goliath. I was really worried about Goliath going under anesthesia, I have an aunt who had a shar pei, and he had to have surgery. They have him too much anesthesia and he died, Ive never forgotten that story and how horrible it was, since then I've feared any pet of mine needing surgery. But February 3rd came and our Goliath got ready to go. We bathed him right before since we knew he wouldn't be able to take a bath for awhile...we all gave him millions of kisses, and then he was off. They called us late that afternoon saying Goliath was a champ came through the surgery with no problems. He had to stay one night with the vet, and the next night Jerry picked him up. When he came through the doors I swear you have never known that dog just have surgery. After he settled down we could tell he was little bit loopy, but our Goliath was happy to be home and we were happy to have him home.
Description of Photo Description of Photo Goliath's healing process is going to be long. He has to have his leg in a wrap for at least 2 months without putting pressure on it. The vet said the first two months are the hardest because he really needs to heal. He is on anti-inflammatories, pain meds, antibiotics and always his allergy medicine.

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