Tuesday, August 3, 2010
Right now we are in the process of making some very important decisions. Pediatrician and Day Care.
Although I wish that I could stay at home with Ellarie, that is not financially feasible. She is on the waitlist for the Chapman Development Learning Center at SJMC. If they call us and tell us that there is an opening, we can pay to retain a spot or put our name back on the waitlist. Ridiculous!!! I am not going to pay for you to do nothing especially in an economy like this. We are looking for alternatives. While we want good care for her, money is an issue. I am not going to pay an arm and leg for childcare, I do want great care for Ellarie. We are looking at home care, but we don't know anyone in the area, which means we will be visiting places that I found of the okdhs website. :/
We are also interviewing pediatricians. I found 3 groups that I was interested in that have rights to treat at SJMC. One group, the receptionist was extremely rude...so if I don't like the other 2, then I might reconsider. We are looking at Pediatric and Adolescent Care and Tulsa Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine.
We welcome input. This is a lot of work. A lot of appointments!
Monday, July 19, 2010
We found out that Ellarie dropped from the 13th to the 8th percentile. Under 10th percentile is small for gestational age and could be a growth problem. Our doctor seems to think that she is just small, but I am going back next monday for an US to check the cord blood flow and blood glucose test (this is standard at this point in the pregnancy). In 2 weeks, we go back to the doctor. In 3 weeks, we go back for the growth measurements US.
We are praying that we just have a tiny baby girl!
Monday, July 12, 2010
Mom got us a 6 inch from IGA - they made our cake...so it was fresh, but looked like our wedding cake!
In fact, Mollie was sneaky and got an extra bite!!!
In case you were wondering, Jonathan got me a NLT Bible...and I got him a pineapple slicer (he loves pineapple and has been wanting one for a while), a daddy's little monkey outfit for Ellarie from Gymboree and OSU cups that don't sweat!!!
Friday, July 2, 2010
One of the perks...my aunt is a genetic counselor and I was able to get a 3D image of Ellarie Paige! She moved her hand and we got a great picture!
We are so excited to meet her. Jonathan has been able to feel her moving around, which is pretty exciting. We are also excited about our anniversary/babymoon vacation that we were able to plan. We had a trip to LA planned before we found out we were pregnant so that we could run the Disneyland half marathon! I can still go and we are still participating. My dad will be there too because he was there for the Disneyworld Full Marathon in January...and don't think this will be Ellarie's first Half Marathon. It will actually be her 4th. We ran one in February, one in April and One in June. After the race, Jonathan and I are going over to Santa Monica to spend 2 days on the Pacific Ocean - the first time for both of us to hit the west coast. We are really looking forward to it. If anyone wants to offer rides to and from the airport...we would love them. $ for parking is ridiculous! I am always willing to help you in return :)
Oh...Jonathan has also decided he will be participating in the Redman Half Ironman...so he will be training for this crazy 70.3 miles. Yikes!
Got most of my registries done. Kind of frustrating because I want to register at Target....but they don't have everything...so I went to Babies R Us. And my in laws requested Walmart. And my running stroller is through Fleet Feet. I am pretty excited about my running stroller though...take a look!
Well, I am working on my Capstone project to finish my DPT...so I better get back to work!
Saturday, June 19, 2010
Saturday AM - go for my long run with fleet feet. Shower, eat, then go to work. When I arrive I found out that the 1st new patient they brought on Friday discharge back to the hospital - ICU!!! Medically Stable for therapy??? I think not!. I meet the other new patient...who has suffered a brain injury - traumatic, but relatively mild....my grandparents age. I finished my first session with him and went to get my next 2 patients out of bed. One was angry that I was making him work on a Saturday, but got of bed and came to the gym. As I was helping him get back into his chair from the therapy table, I noticed he had a BM all over the mat. Just wait this is not quite the cherry on top of my wonderful week....After I cleaned up the mat (the nurse aid cleaned the patient). I went back to meet the new patient and finish his evaluation. I had one thing left to examine, but he told me that he couldn't do anymore because he needed to go to the bathroom. I took him to his room and helped him to the toilet. I instructed him to pull the call light when he was finished. I went to the nurses station and gave his nurse a heads up that he wanted tylenol for his headache. She came to his room to administer the meds approx 5 min later ( I have been waiting outside his door) I told her she may want to just catch him at lunch as it was now nearly noon. I knocked on the door and asked him if he was okay. He said yes. I began to hear the sound of plastic rustling around. I was puzzled because the only things in the bathroom are toilet paper, toilet, sink, and shower. Hmm....
Then it hit me...his "buddy" came by and gave him a magazine....you know...one of those that always come in plastic. Yep! you got it! Cherry on top! What a week. I notified the RN and nurse aide of the situation and decided that the one thing I had left to examine was going to be documented as "not tested". Who knows how long he was going to be in there?
Hope your week was just as fun!
Tuesday, June 15, 2010
Does anyone else think that Kasey is CREEPY and cheesy? I think he is too intense and fake. His voice is so weird!!! A Tattoo???? Really? You are absolutely crazy! When she finds out you are gone!!!
Jonathan "the weatherman" is a geek and a loser. I was not impressed by the serenade, neither was Ali.
Ty. Cute Country boy...hope we get to see him more.
Roberto. Pearly whites. Handsome stud. So sweet.
Frank - Funny man. I like him. def has potential. You are right Kasey is nuts!!!
Kirk - He's growing on me. I think he is genuine.
Justin - I don't think he is as bad as the guys do...but I don't like him much.
Craig - Really not impressed yet. Not cute.
Jesse - Very cute. Wish she would have kept him and given Kasey the boot!
Chris L - Like him a lot. he is cute and really sweet.
Chris N. - Who are you?
Overall....these guys make me really love and appreciate my husband.
On another note...I am frustrated because I submitted for CEU reimbursement money for the course I am taking at TWU this summer (It will count as nearly all of my continuing education) but there is a glitch with the budget and there is no money for outside seminars. Well, I submitted in March and found out the problem at the end of May. Money was due June 1, so I paid the nearly 1,000 out of my pocket. I have still not heard anything about the glitch and resolution to the problem. A coworker was approved for 2 courses after I submitted as an oversight before the budget was found to be at 0.00. There is money in our on-site budget, but I do not need any of that since my requirements will be completed with my DPT classes. I (and other staff) was promised what I believe to be $1200 ever CEU period which this time is Jan 2010 - Dec 2012. This waiting period is so frustrating. I am stuck. I need some answers soon.
Obviously this has not been a good week at work. I am hoping that things begin to look up, but I doubt it since I am working this saturday in order to get a free PDO to use when Ellarie is here. I just want one day where things will work a little better.
To add to the stress...with all of the Thunderstorm that we had yesterday, Jonathan and I were not able to run - which believe it or not usually relaxes me. I am hoping he will feel up to running when he gets home from his bike ride with his buddy. He is considering doing a half ironman in September...I hope he decides soon.
Hoping that tomorrow is better than today.
Monday, June 14, 2010
Hopefully I will have some interesting things to say as the summer unfolds and my belly continues to grow.