Monday, October 20, 2008

Catching Up...

I know, I's been way too long since I've updated this blog. I hope this doesn't become a habit. I have very good intentions of updating this thing at least once a week. But I'll use being pregnant as an excuse :)

Just an update on the pregnancy - I went to my regular doctor this past Friday for my wonderful glucose test. I hope to have the results sometime today, tomorrow at the latest. I'm currently 27 weeks along. So far, I've gained 16 lbs, putting me just over the 200 lb mark. Not real excited about that, but I'll deal with it. My blood pressure was 124/78, which is perfect. I sure hope that trend continues. I'll now start going to my normal doctor every two weeks. I see my specialist on Oct 27, and then every week after that. I've been feeling really good, just very tired. But I'm assuming that will last for the next 15-20 years. The evenings are the worst, though. By then, after working all day, I'm completely exhausted, almost lethargic feeling. I have the best husband in the world who takes me out to dinner so I don't have to cook, takes care of Gehrig when he's going full speed, etc., and he doesn't complain when I conk out on the couch at 9 p.m.

We went to Ft Lauderdale the first weekend of this month for Brian's work. It was to cover the EliteXC event, which is mixed martial arts. We flew out Friday morning around 9:30 a.m. The cab ride from the airport to our hotel was such a fiasco. The driver spoke very little english. We told him the address of the hotel and he acted like he knew exactly where it was. Thirty minutes later, he asks for the address again, and then said, "Oh, I know where that is." We had driven as far one way from the airport as we should have gone the other direction. He was stopping in the middle of the road to call for help from dispatch. Not a very exciting ride. I was fuming! Brian told me to just smile. There wasn't anything we could do since we didn't know our way around. Finally, over an hour later, we arrived to our hotel. The total charge was almost $75. He said we could just pay him $60. The cab ride back to the airport Sunday morning ended up only being $35, so our first driver was definitely playing us. Thankfully, Brian's uncle (who lives in Miami) came Saturday and was our taxi. We drove down to Miami and South Beach. Pretty interesting place! We didn't get out because it was raining, but the bars were in full swing at 1 p.m. in the afternoon. I don't think that place ever sleeps! The fights were Saturday night at 6:30 p.m. It was really fun! A much better experience than the fights in Atlanta last month. There wasn't nearly as much alcohol and foul language around me and Uncle Greg, which was definitely a good thing. Brian got to sit ringside at the media table. IT was so neat to see him at work, doing what he absolutely loves. I'm so proud of him! We didn't get back to the hotel until 1:30 a.m. since he had to attend the press conference. Our flight back was at 7:15 a.m., so I only got about 2 hours sleep. It took a few days to recover from that, but it was so much fun!

This past weekend was a long one. Last Thursday night, Gehrig was up almost all night long, just crying. We asked him to tell us what hurt, but he was crying too much to tell. Being the wonderful Daddy that he is, Brian stayed up with him until 4:30 a.m. Friday morning. During the day Friday, he developed a fever. I made an appointment with Dr. Miller that same day. Gehrig had said that his teeth were hurting, so we were thinking it was his 2-year molars coming in. But we couldn't be sure, because Gehrig also said that his knees hurt, his elbows hurt, his hiney hurt, etc. When we saw Dr. Miller Friday, she informed us that his molars were already in. That was good news, because I'd heard those things can be rough on a little one. But the bad news was that he had strep. No wonder he was crying so much :( She put him on antibiotics and told us that he needed to stay away from other kids through Sunday. So, we stayed in the house all weekend long. He actually played most of the day Saturday and yesterday. Last night was a different story, though. He had a fever of 101.5 through a lot of the night. I was giving him Tylenol and Motrin every 2 hours as he needed it. Brian stayed up with him again last night. They camped out in the recliner for most of the night. Anytime I would come into the room to check on them, Gehrig would say "bye-bye". I guess that meant that he didn't want me in there. His daddy was doing a good job, so I just went back to bed and tried to sleep. He's still puny this morning with a slight fever, but at least he ate breakfast. I just hope he gets back to his normal playful self soon. I miss it :(

I suppose that's about for now. Here is the most recent preggo pic at 26 weeks, and a few others of my little guy. Most of you have already seen them on Myspace and Facebook, but just for the sake of sprucing up this blog, I'll post them again. Talk to you soon (I promise!)


The Partins said...

Welcome back to blog land! Glad things are going well!

Cliff and Nicole Roberts said...

SO glad you are back! I've missed you. I still say we are totally pathetic for living seconds from one another and never visiting. This MUST change!