Thursday, July 31, 2008


Thank you for the comments on the biopsy post. I had the procedure done on Tuesday and Meredith was right, it didn't hurt much. Just the needle pinch and the stinging from the numbing medicine they used. The area is a little tender, but other than that, no pain, no problems. I get the results today or tomorrow.

I also went to the pediatric cardiologist on the same day (talk about double-whammy). The arrhythmia did not show up on the fetal echo this time (yay!). The doc said everything looked great, continue total caffeine avoidance (no soda, no coffee, no chocolate, no tea) and call him when the baby's born so he can go seem him in the hospital. Finally, some good news.

A funny thing happened last night. I keep a cup of water on my nightstand in case I get thirsty in the middle of the night. Last night Cman woke me up and as I tried to reach for the clock to see what time it was (2 am) , I knocked over my glass of water. R heard me making a ruckus as I tried to clean it up and he asked what the matter was. I told him my water fell. Telling your half asleep husband that your water has fallen when you are 36 weeks pregnant is not a nice thing to do. "WHAT? Your water?".... "no babe, not THAT cup of water".

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Friday, July 25, 2008

Captain Underwear

And now, something less depressing...

When I was dressing Cman this morning, he insisted that I give him his underwear to put on his head. He said he was Captain Jack and that it was his pirate hat (sometimes he makes me wear one too). I thought it was cute and funny so I let him wear it. As we went down the stairs, I wondered if Cman would leave it on until it was time to go to daycare, whether R would let him go like that to daycare, and whether Cman would take it off at daycare if the other kids were laughing at him. I wondered all this to myself, kissed my pirate boy goodbye and left for work.

R just sent me a picture from his cell phone that he took after dropping Chris off at daycare. Let's just say it answered all my questions at once. The sword went to daycare too. The lady that watches him couldn't stop laughing. She even whipped out her camcorder. Chris didn't seem to care that he looked funny and everyone was laughing at him. It almost seemed like he enjoyed the attention. I swear I don't know where he gets this from.

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Alright, now what....UPDATED

So yesterday my day started with the toilet bowl clogging and overflowing...not a good sign. I went to the OB for one of my many appointments. I was congratulated for not having gained weight since the last appointment two weeks ago (don't ask me how that happened). I was given a gown, poked around for a bit (GBS test? I forget) and given a breast ultrasound appointment (for today at 12:30) due to a lump that has set up shop in my right boob. The doc thinks that the lump is a clogged milk duct and I am hoping that he is right.

Will update later...


I'm back. Here's how it went down:

First ultrasound tech: Couldn't find the lump on the screen. Took some pictures and left to show them to the Radiologist. She came back with another ultrasound tech.

Second ultrasound tech: Found the lump on the screen. It looked like a black round space of nothingness. She took some pictures and left to show them to the Radiologist.

Radiologist comes back with first tech and looks at lump again. They conversed amongst each other about the shape of said blob being round and that breast tissue is more pointy on the ends. Radiologist mentions something about sticking a needle in it.

Final decision: She thinks it's a harmless (fibroadenoma?), but I need to have a needle biopsy done juuuuust to make sure.

Great. Just what I need at 35 weeks pregnant, something else to worry about.

Here's what Dr. Google says about it:

Fibroadenoma is the most common benign breast tumors seen in women under the age of 35 years. The peak age of incidence is in the third decade. Most fibroadenomas are 2-3 cm in size, but may reach to 6-7 cm... fibroadenomas...may increase in size during pregnancy and undergo infarct following childbirth.

fibroadenoma -- An adenoma in the breast, composed of fibrous tissue. On clinical examination or breast self-examination, it feels like a firm lump. These usually occur in young women and are benign.

Let's just hope that's what this is....all extremities crossed.

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Friday, July 18, 2008

Maternity photos

This past Saturday was our photo shoot with Amy from Jady Images. She was also the one that took my pregnancy photos when I was expecting Cman. I love how the pictures came out and I can't wait until our next session on Aug 31st when Little Wiggly is here.

Here are a couple of my favorites:

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Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Hey! Remember me?

I feel like I've been away for ages, but it's only been about 8 days since my last post. Either way, I've got some updates due to my lack of blogging activity.

First off, I hope you had a great Fourth of July because mine kinda sucked. It rained by my house the whole day (and evening), so going anywhere to see fireworks was not on my list of things I wanted to do (rain, puddles, mosquitoes, big pregnant lady, 2 year thanks). Fortunately, I am a lucky soul and some neighbors were doing some fireworks. I happened to look out my bedroom window and noticed that I had my own little show going on. I got to enjoy fireworks from the comfort of my bed. Yay! Cman got to see them too, but quickly got bored since there was a minute lapse in between each one. Hey, it wasn't professional or anything, but beggars can't be choosers. When the private firework viewing was over, we watched the ones from NY on TV. It was raining there too. Booo.

My son has been up to alot lately. He's gotten even more into the pirates thing where now he wants to watch the movie all the time. Fortunately, he's also learned how to turn the TV on, turn the DVD player on, put the DVD in there and press play all by himself. A skill that I will find immensely useful come 5 weeks from now. So where was I? Oh yes, Pirate-fever. Sheets of paper are fashioned into pirate hats, mustaches are drawn on with pen, toilet paper tubes and paper towel tubes are all telescopes and God help you if you don't wear the pirate patch when commanded to do so. You must wear it at all times, especially during the numerous sword vs hook fights that take place in our house. Well, I guess the frenzy is fitting for him since he's got the attitude of a pirate these days...and to prove it...a recent quote...."Don't tell me what to do!"....nice.

Little wiggly's room is starting to take shape. The boys will be sharing a room (because I have too much junk in the other room), so I'm changing things around a bit. We ripped the border off and my mom is going to paint a new one, so I'll show you that when it's done. My nesting instinct wants to take over, but my tiredness instinct is winning the battle right now. How is one supposed to "nest" if one is short of breath?

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Tuesday, July 08, 2008

I was tagged...a while ago...

The rules:

1. Post the rules of the game at the beginning.
2. Each player answers the questions about themselves.
3. At the end of the post, the player then tags five people and posts their names, then goes to their blogs and leaves them a comment, letting them know they’ve been tagged and asking them to read the player’s blog.
4. Let the person who tagged you know when you’ve posted your answer.

What were you doing five years ago?

2003: I was in the process of earning my MBA degree. I was going to school full tme at night and working full time during the day. Boy was that tiring.

What are five things on your to-do list for today?

1) Go to the doctor for OB check up.
2) Finish some work before I go to said appt.
3) Fold laundry so I have something to wear tomorrow.
4) Bathe my dog Candy
5) Fill out the paperwork for the hospital preregistration. They want this done before your 6th month...oops.

What are five snacks you enjoy?

1) Doritos (original flavor)
2) Doritos (blue cheese/buffalo wings flavor)
3) Cereal with milk
4) Cookies with milk
5) Malted milk

What are five things you would do if you were a billionaire?

1) Get a bigger house
2) Give lots and lots away to charities (orphans, medical research, hunger, poverty)
3) Buy oceanside property, mountain property,
4) Travel
5) Plastic surgery (lots and lots of it).

What are five of your bad habits?

1) spliting my nails
2) facebook
3) Overeating and under-exercising.
4) holding grudges
5) procrastination

What are five places where you have lived?

1) San Salvador, El Salvador
2) Miami, FL

What are five jobs you’ve had?

1) Burger King cashier
2) Wendy's cashier
3) File clerk
4) Medical Secretary
5) Medical Billing Processor

Five people I tag:
AKA: how to make enemies!
1) Anyone that reads this that hasn't done it yet.
2) I'm not in the mood to make enemies at this moment.
3) You.


Wednesday, July 02, 2008

Fetal Echo

The appointment with the Pediatric Cardiologist was yesterday. He did a fetal echo and the heart looked great as well as the beats. I explained that in the OB office the heart had skipped a beat a couple of times. Once he left the probe on for a little while, the arrhythmia started again and we were able to see the irregular heartbeats on the screen. It's one thing to hear them, it's another thing to see the little heart take a pause. Scary. The doc said that structurally, the heart looked fine, and that the arrhythmia should go away by itself, but that 1% of the cases where the heart skips a beat turn into the heart skipping 3 beats and that is when it is treated (with medication). He said he would see me again in 4 weeks to continue to monitor it. He will also examine the baby when he is born to make sure all is OK.

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