Thursday, April 23, 2009

Firsts, in a Long Time

  • I went grocery shopping for the first time since January. Miracles upon all miracles, we now have fresh veggies and fruits in the house. (Hubs, the green stuff won't kill ya.)
  • We battled with the insurance company and actually got them to agree to pay for meds that work...but only 5 at a time, which means a $40.00 co-pay every 5 days. I have no idea how people without steady money have kids.
  • The Boy and I walked around the neighborhood for 40 minutes yesterday. It exhausted me beyond belief, but felt wonderful at the same time.
  • Knitting! YAY! I'm knitting again!
  • Um, possibly TMI- but Hubs and I are "having relations" again. (It's been since January. Poor man.) While I was worried that it would hurt or be weird, it was really wonderful just to be loved.
  • Feeling the baby kick and move strong enough that others can feel it too. But yeah, that dancing on my bladder thing was uncomfortable (not to mention embarrassing.)
  • Having a positive outlook on the next 5 months. It was touch and go there for awhile, but now I feel like I can actually do this pregnancy thing with some semblance of grace.
  • The pic line is still in, but still unused. The doc is afraid to have it pulled until she's 100% positive that the insurance is going to pay for the promised meds.

That's about it. :)

Monday, April 20, 2009

New World Record.

I haven't barfed since Thursday of last week. Wow. What a difference being able to keep food down makes. I'm still lightheaded sometimes, but I think that's more from having a bit of a head cold than sickness. I'm also off balance sometimes, but I had that with The Boy of gravity changing and all that.

I spent the past weekend at my inlaws, which I'm going to kindly call Boot Camp Marilyn (BCM) from now on. Not a half hour went by without her asking me if I was hungry, thirsty or if I was feeling sick. The first day it was helpful, the second day it was annoying, the third day I wanted to drive down the driveway so fast that I left flames. She meant well. And in all honesty, I think if I didn't go through BCM, I would be still throwing up.

I think my pic line can come out this week. I'm looking forward to being able to shower without assistance or plastic wrap on my arm.

How was your weekend??

Anyone else planning on going to CT Sheep and Wool on SATURDAY?? (Originally I wrote Sunday. It's on Sat, not Sunday. Nice catch, Beth!)

Monday, April 13, 2009

The View From Here.

I'm out of Zofran, the one drug that made my life bearable. I was paying $20.00/ dose. I can't afford that any longer. My next appointment is tomorrow, I'll find out then what my options are. I've lost more weight- I'm down to the 120's. I'm vomiting (out of control) now that I don't have any drugs in me. Lucky for me, I have the home IV's pumping me up, twice a day, every day. This is my second bag of the day, which means I have some freedom for the rest of the afternoon. I say "some freedom" because I need to stay close to the bathroom.

And the bills have started to appear.
Good Christmas.
Even with insurance covering 80%, we're still going to be responsible for thousands of dollars. And we haven't even had the c-section yet. Sigh.
Oh! And we're supposed to be going on a family vaca to Disney World and Daytona Beach, Fl. in May. How the hell am I going to pull this off?

Tuesday, April 07, 2009

Dear Baby to Be...

Stop trying to kill me.



(15 weeks and still barfing daily!)