Friday, August 31, 2007

Sort of back to normal

Luckily, we did not end up needing to head back to SLC to the hospital yesterday. We've worked out a good system where our pediatrician is a little bit more involved in the day-to-day stuff with Matt. It's nice because he is way easier to get ahold of than any specialist in SL! I've been taking Matt into the office each day for lab-work and they have been bending over backwards to accommodate us. Today the RN (because he has a central line, his labs have to be drawn by an RN instead of an LPN) met us at the office at 8:30 a.m. so Matt could get to school, but she wasn't even scheduled to work today! Things like that mean a lot to me. We also have a new system where I have to be obsessive about 'input' and 'output' :-). Matt has to drink a certain amount each day and we are hopeful that by concentrating his urine significantly that it will flush more sodium out. I didn't hear his numbers today, but yesterday they were coming down pretty well. He still has a ways to go, but as long as he is coming down they are happy. The endocrinologist also wants to write a prescription for a fancy-schmancy digital scale from the hospital supply store. I'm not quite sure what keeping close tabs on his weight will do but something important, obviously! :-)

We had a fun family evening tonight. It was USU's first home football game and we all went. We signed the boys up to be Jr. Aggies and they all looked so cute in their matching shirts. It was actually a pretty good game - both UNLV and USU are equally crummy teams so it made for an even match. After the game was over we went out to dinner and it just felt very good to be together as a family doing something 'normal' and fun. Matt had a nice long rest this afternoon, so although he was tired when we got home, he wasn't too tired to have a later than usual evening.

On the baby front... I went to the obstetrician yesterday. Everything is looking pretty good. He was a little bit concerned that I am already 50% effaced and my cervix is funneling. However, he said it wasn't hugely concerning because it's not terribly abnormal for a 5th baby. The baby is also quite low (which I could have told him - ouch!) He was also concerned about my weight gain, but I put an end to that conversation quickly. :-) I always gain TONS of weight when I am pregnant (75 lbs. with the twins!) so I'm trying to convince myself that I'll go back to my normal size after this little one, as well. The doctor is watching me closely and having me come every 2 weeks to see him. This is a new doctor for me and I really liked him. He spent a lot of time talking to me and took my concerns seriously. I've been worried that the stress of Matt is putting stress on the baby and might make me go into pre-term labor. The last thing I need is a 31 weeker! I am trying to take it a little bit easier - today I napped while Matt was asleep and it was so nice! I'm getting anxious to meet this little one, and at the same time, I wouldn't mind holding him or her in for 42 weeks! Babies are easier in than out!

That's it for now!


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