Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Boy oh Boy, how things have changed!

I am definely out-numbered these days. The boys...... and me and boy oh boy things have changed. We just finished our house in Ocmulgee Golf Course and we absolutely love it! We moved in the week before Thanksgiving and were able to have our First Thanksgiving dinner in the "new house" and then came Christmas and what an awesome one it was. I am so excited to see what 2012 has to bring our family. Brody is becoming his on person and it is so fun to watch. Everyday he says something new....... this could be good OR bad! HAHA!!! Rives is so different than Brody was. He is so independent and just easy going. We have been so blessed and I just can't thank GOD enough. I give him all the glory!

Monday, October 11, 2010

Okay so its been a year!

I haven't been to this blog in almost a year and WOW our lives have been changed!!! It has been a crazy but wonderful 2010! First of all my sweet baby boy was born January 7th 2010 weighing in at just 4pds 2oz and two months early. We spent a little time in the NICU but are doing great! Brody is a fantastic big brother and I am so blessed to have my life. I have the best husband and children that a girl could ever ask for! I will post more soon~ so happy to be back! :)

Monday, January 4, 2010

Here I sit...........

Well, it has finally happened. I am on bedrest at Baptist East- and have been since New Years Eve... Happy New Year!!! lol!!! As most of you know I see my doctor every Tuesday and have done so since I was 17 weeks along. This past Tuesday when I went in I told him I wasn't feeling "right". I have been feeling weird this whole pregnancy but something was different. He agreed that we needed to run some blood work to check all my blood count and other levels- so we did. Wednesday I was off of work but first thing Thursday morning when I got to work I walked over to the doctor (his office is next to mine) to see if they had received my results. They were not seeing patients that day so my doctor wasn't there but Jenny the head nurse was.... I explained to her how I was still feeling strange and she took me back right away to look at my lab results. They showed a number of things- including, red blood count being low and I was very anemic. She gave me a B-12 shot and told me she would call Doctor Martin and let him know what the results were showing.

I hadn't been back to my office for 20 minutes when I recieved a call from there office telling me to come back over to repeat my lab test- so I did. They did a "quick turnaround" and got my second results back within 2 hours. The nurse called me back again and told me to get to the hospital asap.....

When I arrived they admitted me and started a 24 hour urine, which I have done several times before. The test results came back on that on Friday- and showed that the protien in my urine had doubled since my last test- showing signs of me heading down the road of pre-eclampsia and HELPS like I had with Brody.

The plan is to keep me here for sure untill 33 weeks which will be next Sunday, this will be a huge milestone for the baby health wise- but I asked the Doctor this morning what where my chances of going home after that and he said 75/25. 75% sure I will be here for a WHILE.

I would ask you all to pray for a healthy baby boy- and throw a pray up for me that I don't stoke out with my BP and levels. Brody is being taken care of by my wonderful family and I miss him horribly. Adam is on midnight and running back and forth to Montgomery- it has been a whirlwind.

Thank you all for your prayers and we love you!!!

Saturday, December 19, 2009

SIX more weeks~

I think I can, I think I can....... toot toot!!! I am driving this train for 6 more weeks and I am getting off. The end of January can't get here soon enough. Don't get me wrong I want my sweet little guy to be in there as long as possible but I truely do not feel I could go any longer than that. I am 30 weeks and feel as big now as I did with Brody at the very end. I am having contractions daily, and my belly feels like it is about to pop. I take so much medicine I feel like Rives is going to come out glowing. The doctor says it has alot to do with the placenta and the room that it is taking up but I feel like I have hit a brick wall most days..... I will not be working after the first of the year and at first I thought that was a little extreme but now I am looking at it as a must.

I feel so lucky to have my family ~ they have loved and supported me through this entire pregnancy and I do not know what I would have done if it would not have been for them. I know I have been a pill to deal with and I want you all to know I love you and thank you so very much from the bottom of my heart!

I also want to thank everyone for all your prayers and want you all to know that they are needed now more than ever. The last few weeks are very critical and I am really starting to get nervous, anxious, excited and scared to death.

Monday is my next ultrasound and hopefully we will see good things.... after this one I will only have one more before they take him ~ Wow it is almost here!

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Another day, Another Doctors Visit.

I just wanted to give an update on what is going on these days with this little boy in my belly. I went back to see Dr. Davis at UAB last Thursday for another ultrasound to check on the baby. He took measurements and from what he could tell the baby weighs around 2 pounds and is looking good. The Placenta is still growing but it is slow and doesn't seem to be effecting the baby growth rate right now, which was the main concern. He wants me to continue seeing my regular OB doctor every week and get an ultrasound every 3 weeks. I will not going back to Birmingham because by the time my next appt would be scheduled I would be too close to my delivery date.

I saw my regular OB this past Tuesday and everything is finally starting to level out with my BP- thank goodness! He wants me to continue with the 1500 mg a day and hopefully I will not have to increase that anymore. YEAH!!!! I have to go part-time after Thanksgiving and will not be back to work after Christmas because we will be starting steroid shots for the baby's lungs to make sure they are completely developed before they take him. I am starting to swell again really badly in my legs and feet but so far all my test for preclampsia and HELPS are negative. He also informed me that I will not go past 36 weeks for any reason... it is just to dangerous for me and the baby. This will put me delivering him around the last week of January - if we don't have any complications before that time.

Both Doctors want to send the placenta off after the c-section to make sure that it is not a tumor of any kind. This makes me a little nervous but I am glad they are being safe.

So, that is what is going on in our world- from the Crovato family to yours we hope your Thanksgiving is filled with family, food, friends, and love!!!!

Friday, November 6, 2009

Braxton Hicks.......

My poor husband is back on shift work AGAIN. Bless his heart even though he has been at the mill for ten years he still is low man on the poll BUT all that will change next summer thank the Lord!!! I will say that it couldn't have happened at a worse time. I am suppost to be "resting" haha and he is either at I.P. or working on a tile job. He started midnights Tuesday night (a night earlier than normal) because of a shut down they were having and has been working 12 hour shifts every since.... he is so tired and therefore I am exhausted!

Last night he went in to work and Brody went to bed. Around 1:00 a.m. I heard him crying I could tell he had a bad dream, so I went into the bedroom and he was scared to death saying something about the dog outside the window. I knew is wasn't going to go back to sleep in his bed so I leaned down to pick him up..... not good- I had a sharp contraction and almost hit the ground in pain. They continued on through the night into the early morning. Finally around 7:15 they subsided but by that time I am completely worn out and feel horrible. My blood pressure was through the roof and I need to start getting Brody and I both ready for work and school. Needless to say- long night/morning.

Update on the BP meds. Went to the doctor on Tuesday just like normal. He uped my dosage again. I now take 1500 mg daily instead of 1000 but the catch is I have to be at rest for 5 minutes before I take my meds so I can take my pressure to see what it is. This determines how much medication I take. One pill, two pill, I am so complicated!!! LOL !!!!

I hope everyone has a GREAT weekend full of sunshine and fun!!!! Live, Laugh and Love!!!

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Trick or Treat

We had a blast trick or treating with all our friends. I did really good and took it easy on the Rhino while Daddy walked Brody to the doors for candy. It only took him about 10 seconds to figure out what was going on and he was running to the those houses. It was so cute he would say..."TREAT!!!!" like it was a demand but then say "Tank Tou!" (which is Thank you!) when he got his candy... SOOOO CUTE!!! It was a little cold but thank goodness his bear outfit was warm and thanks to the Verhoff's we had a cool ride... hay in a trailor pulled by a Rhino... SO MUCH FUN!!! Here are some of the pictures-