Day 81: Ending of a Chapter

March 14, 2011 at 3:54 PM | Posted in Baby Romaezi | 4 Comments
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This time next week I’ll be in labor.  If I’m lucky and the whole process is fast, I’ll already be a mom.  Kayvan and I have decided to count down to the next milestone which is our trip to L&D THIS Sunday night.  That means we are 6 days away!  That means this is my last week in the High Risk Pregnancy Department…or HRP as we familiar with hospital lingo call it.  This morning, as the lights were yanked on by the lab tech at exactly 6:00 a.m. (I just love being the first on the list) I realized that this is the LAST time I will be pulled from my beauty rest to be stuck in the arm and have the blood sucked from my body at such an hour.  Now, I am expecting the need for blood work at the end of this week…and an IV…and other medical interventions that I do not want to think about right now.  But they won’t be waking me at 6a.m. for blood draws anymore!!!  I’m looking forward to this week of “lasts.”  Some of them, like the blood draws, I’m happy to see go.  Others, like the non stress tests (yes, NSTs), ultrasounds, hearing baby’s heart rate every 4 hours during vitals and just being pregnant in general I know I’m really going to miss.  I’m sure having a baby in my arms will trump all of this. Continue Reading Day 81: Ending of a Chapter…


Day 71: Mixology

March 4, 2011 at 6:59 PM | Posted in Baby Romaezi | 5 Comments
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After quite some time of boycotting food service thanks to food from family, I am actually ordering food from the food folks here this week.  They have a new menu and just as I thought their service was mildly worth complimenting over the past two days, they messed up again yesterday.  No big deal, I’m used to it.  I am writing to share some exciting food related news.  Information I have discovered WAY too late.  This morning I wanted nothing more than a bacon egg and cheese sandwich.  That isn’t on the menu here so I ordered a cheese omelet, bacon, two pieces of toast, salt, pepper and some mayonnaise (yes, you have to specify the condiments you want).  And when they got here, I slapped them all together and it was DELICIOUS.  No, I can’t cook in here but I can assemble!  Then for lunch I was thinking of getting some milk and ice cream to stir together a chocolate milk shake.  I didn’t.  Instead I got orange sherbet and some sprite and made Continue Reading Day 71: Mixology…

Day 58: Time for a Housekeeping Rant

February 19, 2011 at 9:53 PM | Posted in Baby Romaezi, Crochet | 2 Comments
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It seems the last two nights or so of going to bed at 1 a.m. caught up with me  and by 9 p.m. I needed toothpicks to keep my eyes open.  I was working on a flower for a hat and just could not concentrate.  Rather than fight it, I put the flower down and went to sleep.  I was up by 7:30 this morning and took extra care to be really, really quiet so Kayvan could sleep in his little cocoon next to me (he sleeps with the blanket over his head in here).  The nurse came in and whispered “Do you need anything?” to me out of courtesy to him.  I whispered on the phone when I ordered my breakfast and even left the lights off as long as I could–which wasn’t long.

Who wasn’t quiet or respectful this morning?  Housekeeping.  Seriously lady, what theee eff.  You are early.  Normally, housekeeping doesn’t come until lunch time.  When you knock and I say “come in,” rather loud I might add.  Don’t knock again and open the door before I respond to you a second time.  Then, when I whisper to you “Could you please fill the soap in the bathroom?” take a freaking hint.  As if the man sleeping next to me with a blanket over his head isn’t clue enough.  Also, after I ask you if you wouldn’t mind closing the door behind you as “Code Dr. Red” blares over the PA system in the background, do not fill the napkin dispenser in my room and SLAM it 4 times in an attempt to close it.  Even I saw that you had the thing too full.  So your real problem was not that it needed to slam closed.  You could also be nice like all of the other housekeeping people too.  There, I’ve said my piece.

Awesome hubby headed home to finish the paint job on the baby room and he did an AMAZING job.  I absolutely LOVE LOVE LOVE it.  We’re way closer to ready for baby than we were 8 weeks ago.  Sure, there is still a lot to be done like baby laundry, assembling all of the baby stuff, steam cleaning the carpets in the baby room, etc.  But really, we are well on our way and some of the stuff that still needs to be done can wait if it absolutely has to.  Though, I’m sure it is NO FUN to assemble a baby swing.  The directions are hard enough to follow on a full night of sleep.  I don’t want to imagine figuring it all out in a sleep deprived stupor.  Check out the room!  We still need the monkey decals for the walls, but that will come later.  The rocker recliner hasn’t made it into the room yet but that will come once the carpets are steam cleaned and dry.  The little shelf that is currently next to the crib will go next to the rocker recliner.

I have a couple more hats done now too.  These two are actually custom requests.

The non stress test went well today…until literally 2 minutes before I was going to come of.  I had a stinkin contraction and they made me start all over, which means sitting on the monitor for 20 minutes.  Baby reacted well to the contraction which is good.  His heart rate dipped a little but it was at 120 which actually isn’t too bad.  I may complain about it, but I really don’t mind the non stress test.  I actually look forward to them because I get to hear my boy and it gives me peace of mind that he is doing OK in there.

Day 38: Nursery News

January 31, 2011 at 2:28 AM | Posted in Baby Romaezi | 4 Comments
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Blog is a bit late today.  Sorry!  Kayvan got back to the hospital around the time I was ready to blog and I missed him and wanted to catch up.  Yes, he was a whole 30 minutes away for an entire night and I missed him.  That is typical us I guess, probably amplified by the situation we are in.  I was talking to Kayvan this morning and asked if he slept well in our bed.  He told me no.  Granted, the guys were up late last night but Kayvan said that he couldn’t sleep last night because he kept thinking and worrying about me.  As if that weren’t enough, he couldn’t stop thinking about the fact that the last time we were in that bed, my water broke and this whole experience began.  I told him it was funny because I was up until 2 a.m. reading until I was exhausted since I’m not used to him not being Continue Reading Day 38: Nursery News…

Day 31: One Full Month

January 24, 2011 at 1:50 AM | Posted in Baby Romaezi | 9 Comments
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I cannot believe I’ve been sitting in the same place for an entire stinkin month.  Totally not my style, but hey, this isn’t my choice.  I’m so thankful we have been able to make it this long.  In 2 days we will hit my 28 week milestone, a huge one that I’m so looking forward to.  What have I missed this month (in no particular order)? Continue Reading Day 31: One Full Month…

Day 25: Ultrasound Today!

January 17, 2011 at 4:36 PM | Posted in Baby Romaezi | 14 Comments
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We just got back from our ultrasound and I am all smiles!  I love getting to see this little guy…even if it is only to measure the tummy and the legs and the fluid, etc. and I have to ask very very nicely to see his little face.  Now I don’t know the scale of measurement (I think it is cubic centimeters or just centimeters) but when we were admitted on 12/23 there was 3.5 of fluid.  We had a scary morning on 12/27 and had an ultrasound to measure fluid only and we were down to 1.3 of fluid.  As of this morning the fluid levels are back up to 3.1.  Still really low.  Any amount less than 8 is considered low.  The tech also measured his approximate weight.  At last measure, little guy was 1 lb 6 oz and now, 25 days later he is up to 2 lbs 4 oz.  I cannot put into words how happy I am that he is over 2 lbs!  The very reason I am all smiles.  As I said earlier, I asked very nicely for a picture of his little face.  The tech was super sweet and tried to get a good one for us.  She explained that with the low fluid levels the images never really come out well.  As you can see for yourself, she wasn’t exaggerating.  It also doesn’t help that the image below is a picture of a picture.  It is kind of like one of those 3D puzzles.  If you squint really hard you might be able to get the idea.  The top arrow is his left eye and the bottom is pointing at his nose.  I think that is a hand on the bottom right of his face but it is so dark over there that it is tough to tell.  If I were a gambling woman, I would put my money on this little bit looking JUST like Continue Reading Day 25: Ultrasound Today!…

Day 24: Scale of 1-10

January 16, 2011 at 4:39 PM | Posted in Baby Romaezi | 5 Comments
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Last night I went to bed with a headache.  It was mild enough that I was able to fall asleep without any Tylenol but when I woke for the 2 a.m. vital check my head was THROBBING.  I asked the nurse for Tylenol, which she brought.  When she handed me the pills she asked, “How bad does it hurt on a scale of one to ten?”  I said four but I really don’t think that was a good answer.  This morning that number popped into my head and I decided I don’t like rating pain on a scale of 1-10.  At the hospital closer to my house they have a pain chart on the wall with little faces that illustrate how you might feel per each number.  I like that chart.  It seems that I need that chart here.

Let’s hop back to the first few days here when I was in Labor and Delivery.  When I was admitted I was asked on a scale of 1-10 what number would I rank the most pain I have ever felt.  It was a hectic time with four people asking me different Continue Reading Day 24: Scale of 1-10…

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