Sunday, October 23, 2011

Craziness ;)

All about the crazy and chaotic here.

So let's see. Ah yes, added another baby boy to the mix ;) Like 6 months ago now!! LOL!!

My littlest guy was born in mid April weighing 6lbs 11oz. Or somewhere around there. They weighed him in at 7lbs 11oz, which was way off as after 24 hours he weighed 6lbs 9oz. So it was either a written error or weighing error. I did notice that when they zero'd out the scale the nurse had also picked up all the blankets with him, so my guess is that the blankets weighed around a pound or so. 6lbs 11oz is good by me - then all 3 of my boys' weights are 6/13, 6/12 and 6/11.

I ended up having gestational diabetes again, which I figured I would. It was tougher this time around and the things that worked to keep my blood sugars under control last time didn't work this time. I ended up on insulin. But this time I had a wonderful diabetic nutritionist who worked very closely with me and was super helpful! I ended up losing weight at the end trying to keep my bs down...and thankfully was blessed with a healthy baby :)

Things got really crazy during this last pregnancy. Starting at my 20 week ultrasound. They discovered that baby had a 2 vessel cord, which meant more monitoring. Then around 25/26 weeks or so I started having issues with low fluid levels. We did weekly monitoring for the gd and fluid levels...there were also about 3-4 times during those weekly monitoring sessions that they ended up keeping me for further monitoring and discussing having to have baby early... Needless to say I was on pins and needles for the last half of my pregnancy.

In the end everything worked out! I ended up having a C-section because of a previous level 4 tear, and that ended up to be a great thing because baby was butt down! I also ended up having a tubal. And I'm quite glad for that as the c/s recovery was awful and I never want to go through that again!!

New baby is the biggest fattest one of all :) He's growing by leaps and bounds :)

I'm adjusting.

I neglected this blog because I found a new obsession: cloth diapering. And a wonderful forum where I could interact with other ladies with similar interests. But I have thrown that addiction to the way side (the forum that is) maybe I will have more time for here :)

My biggest issue right now is isolation. I live in a town with a population of under 100 in a rural area. We've been here for almost 6 years now. It's lonely. It's hard. I have no family or friends around here. I have no support. And unsympathetic husband. And...yeah, I'm suffering from a serious bout of depression. I need to make some major changes in my life, but I don't even know where to start and how drastic. I feel like I really need to move elsewhere - at least into a town where I can get out and go for a walk with the kids or something. But I just don't see that happening anytime soon.

My other big issue is "me time"
I used to complain that I didn't have time to do anything. With 4 little ones now, I *really* don't have much time for myself at all. And again with the unsympathetic dh. The way he sees it is that I'll have time for myself when the kids are older. Until then...well I guess I shouldn't need time to shower, brush my teeth, think...

Oh well. I ramble.

So that's a little update on me.

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