Monday, December 28, 2009


I've been kind of quiet lately because the holidays were a little hectic and then I had nothing at all to write about. It seems that nothing interesting is really happening lately, which is good but doesn't make for very good blogging. Maybe it is just me. I think I expected to be a little lighter and more fun this year. For the most part, Brett and I are very happy...but maybe the family drama is just overshadowing a lot of the lighter holiday cheer? Its completely silly and frustrating because nothing is really wrong at all - I mean, I don't know how my family would behave if we really had a problem since we are such a disaster when everything is going great!

We had my mother in law and sister in law staying with us for a few days. The puppies were more than thrilled with this. It was a load of excitement over new people in the house who don't know dog language so they get away with murder. Yes, my 70 lb lap dog actually decided to be a lap dog for my 100 lb (maybe) sister in law....meaning he sat on her and basically cut off all circulation but, boy, was he happy doing it!

The dogs got some kind of stomach bug that was going around at the puppy day care I take them to on Mondays (to let some energy out). So, I had several days of waking up to massive diarrhea in the family room and then days of cleaning carpets only to get the house clean and smelling fresh as the bug moved on to the next victim. It was a disaster. Luckily the 45 lb dog and the 70 lb dog got it all out of their systems before MIL and SIL came into town...though the 5 lb-er got it smack dab in the middle of their visit. But seriously, a Chihuahua's diarrhea is nothing compared to the 2 boxers.

I did have one doctor's appt and it looks like I have a UTI...still waiting on the confirmation. The nurse practitioner said that I have blood in my urine but I had already warned them that I think I have a UTI since I've been peeing non-stop and have had some pain and burning. However, I've only had a UTI twice before and both times it has gone from no symptoms to literally peeing blood in I'm a little surprised I'm not in more pain. She gave me a prescription but told me to take it only if it is unbearable otherwise I should wait to get the culture results today. I really hope its a UTI b/c otherwise blood in the urine is scary. Besides that, everything was great. I measured great. She was super-happy with my weight gain (21 lbs total) and with Teagan's responsiveness to any poking or using of the doppler.

We also did the L&D tour at our local hospital. It was interesting and informative and very very real. Those beds look really small and really uncomfortable. In the meantime, I am reading a book called "the thinking woman's guide to a better birth" that I received as part of my Baby Expo Grand Prize this summer and it is scaring the crap out of me! It is one of those books that makes you very cautious about modern obstetric care and modern day medicine's inability to let the body do what it is supposed to. Most of the stuff I already knew but it backs it up with medical literature and really spooks you about putting your care in your doctor's hands.

Okay, for nothing going on, this is a long, rambling update post. I'll be more fun next time.


PJ said...

I have an 80 pound lap dog myself. :) I swear having his head on your lap alone is kind of like having a bowling ball in your lap.

I don't know if I should be worried or not, because I haven't gained at all. In fact, I may have lost a few pounds with all of the getting sick and whatnot. Guess I'll find out either at my doctor's appointment on Wednesday or the follow up next week.

I'm glad everything seems to be going well for you!

Jill M. said...

Oh good grief, sorry about your holiday filled with family drama, doggy diarrhea and a UTI. Sounds like a blast! haha

Really good to hear that everything is perfect with Teagan!

lastchanceivf said...

I love that chihuahua. He's chubby like mine. But sorry about the doggie sickness and family drama...ugh.

Not Your Aunt B said...

Oh, I remember Boxer diarrhea. Awful. But glad you made it through, poop and family and all. 2010 is almost here!

Amber said...

I love ginormous lap dogs :)

Cute pics! Sherman is like "Mommmmmm.... Can I go play now??" And little dogs that are chubby are so much more fun than skinny little dogs. I love squishing their little rolls of fat. lol

Angie said...

Sounds like tons of fun over at your house!!! LOL Seriously, so happy to hear it's uneventful and that Teagan and you are doing well!!! You look great! Love the pics! Have a Happy New Year!

kayjay said...

Tee hee! Doggy pics are always fun and they made me smile.

Sorry to hear about the potential UTI - I thought I had one too but turns out it was just my not drinking enough water that day. I'm sure you've tried it but how about drinking some cranberry juice? The tannens in the juice make the walls of the bladder slippery so the bacteria has nothing to cling to.

I hear you about the family drama around the holidays...I'll trade you a post about my family drama for a post about yours!

PJ said...

hehe! Doing dishes sideways! I hadn't even thought of that.

Our laundry baskets are those big tall plastic ones. I think after reading your comment, I'm going to get some of the smaller ones that I can carry on my hip.

But you're right, I'm sure I will be gigantic pretty soon here. :P

Lost in Space said...

Love your "lap" dogs! I have my eye on the watch for a mastiff puppy. The bigger, the better.

Sorry for all the family drama. It seems to go hand in hand with the holidays. We have avoided visiting family for 2 years now just to stay free of it...well, that and IF. (-;

I hope your UTI is on the way to being done and over. I can't believe you are 34 weeks already!