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Hospital stay with daughter, 1st prenatal appt, and stomach bug, Oh my!

Wednesday, May 08, 2013

Where do I start? It's been such a long week already, and it's just halfway though!

Friday, my dd got a stomach bug, Saturday was her 4th birthday and I had to take her to the er. She was dehydrated, they stuck both her hands and one arm trying to get blood drawn and an IV in. They gave up on the IV (really stupid!). Sunday, she just laid around, didn't get up to play, nothing. Monday I called her new pediatrician (we just moved), and was told to bring her in monday morning. As soon as he saw her, he told me she needs to get heavy fluids. So he had 2 nurses walk us (myself, dd, and my 5yo son) to the hospital next door (different hospital and I'm so glad!) and right into her room. They had a time trying to get a line in, and finally got one in her foot, and less than 24 hours later, she was up playing, eating, back to her StinkerBell ways. Her pediatrician came in several times to check on her, and had told us we'd go home Wednesday morning. He came in Tuesday evening, saw her sitting up in the bed playing, and asked if we'd like to go home. My response, "Oh so much!"

We all had the stomach bug, and I'm just finally able to eat regular meals. Needless to say, I haven't done any exercise lately either. Like since Thursday.

I had my first prenatal appt today! All they did today was confirm the pregnancy, get my history, and draw blood. According to the first day of my last period, I'm about 5 weeks along. That puts the due date at January 6th. Of course, they'll adjust it after my first ultrasound, May 17th.

I'm a bit nervous. We moved away from the ob/gyn that delivered my other kids, and the beautiful hospital I delivered them at, and this makes the 2nd appt I've had at this new one's office. One of Maddie's nurses asked who my ob was, and told me that my doc had delivered her grandson 8 months ago and that he's a great doctor. And the nurse today was just so sweet (talking about our kids and recommending a preschool for Maddie, even telling me to call so she can get an info packet for me to get from her at my next appt).

I also got an "education folder" with some papers on what meds to take, how to deal with morning sickness (so thankful I never had any with any pregnancy!), a list of the tests and when they do them (I should know the gender of the baby sometime in August!), and sheet titled, "Exercise in Pregnancy". Since this blog is a bit long already, I'll write on it later, but let's just say it's a bit surprising.

All in all, glad to be home with healthy everybody, and can't wait until May 17th when I'll see and hear Beanie Baby for the first time!

Oh, and today my mom asked my 5yo if he wanted a little brother or sister. "Yes!" was his response! emoticon I love my sweet little guy!

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AMPROSKE1 5/9/2013 7:31PM


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RLBARAJAS 5/9/2013 2:04PM

    Glad to hear everythig is fine with dd nad hope you all are doing better witht he stomach bug. It is not fun when everyone has it! I have been in that position myself!

Congratulations on the good news and I hope all goes well with the pregnancy. Sounds like you might a good team of people around you.

Gotta love those sweet 5 yo little boys! (Got one myself) So glad he adores his younger sister!

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NEVERORNOW 5/8/2013 8:21PM

    So glad to hear DD is feeling better, what an awful ordeal for her and for you with having to get an IV in and all. :(

I love your little guy's response about the baby. Congrats to all of you on the new little one on the way!

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POOKASLUAGH 5/8/2013 8:06PM

    Wow, just seeing this, going to go back and read the blog I missed while on vacation in just a minute, but congrats (belated)!

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