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Posted 04 Sep 2009 — by Mrs. Jenna
Category baby business, please and thank you

Maybe I’m more in tune to my body than I think. Maybe I AM in fact, Ms Cleo’s less-Jamaican intern.

I finally went to the doc yesterday because I was having a leaking sensation (again), and the midwife checked everything out and everything seemed good. He attributed the leaking sensation to the ridiculous amount of discharge I had. (gross) The tests he ran against it showed it wasn’t amniotic fluid, and that my cervix was still thick and tight, but the baby’s head was rightthere on my cervix. (PS – that makes my second internal – BOOO). He ran the test for the protein released when contractions are “going to work” and said he’d only call me if it came back positive, but that he didn’t anticipate that happening since everything looked good.

He just said to take it easy and come back in a couple weeks for my normal appointment.

And then at 8:00pm last night he called. The test came back positive. He said this test result means I have a slight chance of going into labor in the next two weeks. BUT he also said I could go full term, too. So, he basically said I have to come in next week for another internal, and I shouldn’t do anything out of the ordinary. Bed rest not required. If the BHs get close together again I need to come in and get hooked up to the monitors. He really was surprised that it came back positive. He said NOTHING from his exam pointed to this test coming back positive. He didn’t think steroid shots were necessary at this point (to mature the baby’s lungs).

(This is the webpage explaining the test.)

It seems like a lot of women have this test and still carry their babies to full term, but I’m still freaked out. I took today off so I could just lay and rest anyway…and I plan on doing that a lot this weekend. I’m still having contractions, and of course, they’re more uncomfortable than before, but I’m hoping that’s just because I had a dude’s hand up my vag for like, 10 minutes yesterday.

I was totally fine and being the calm one about it until I called my mom last night to tell her and then I cried like a baby. I’m not ready for an outside baby yet. AT ALL. Esp at this point.

But, it’s really kind of out of my hands. The whole pregnancy really is. I’m doing all I can to keep this baby healthy and inside…and if my body wants to be a jerk and send me into pre-term labor, then it will. Of course, I’ll still fight it till the end to keep this baby inside, but I can’t control anything. Which is a really shitty feeling.

Thoughts, prayers, good vibes – whatever you have to offer would be appreciated. I’l take what I can get at this point to keep this baby inside.

Dang, I’m failing…so here’s a sad post.

Posted 10 Mar 2009 — by Mrs. Jenna
Category not so much, please and thank you

I have not been a good blogger – TWO WEEKS have passed since my last post. I do have a bit of an excuse – I was in Mexico and have had some family stuff that have been a bit of a distraction.

Most recently, I found out my beloved grandmother’s cancer diagnosis has gone downhill. Almost 5 1/2 years ago she was diagnosed with ovarian cancer and only given 2-3 years. Well, she’s defied the odds and has been living her life to the fullest since (thanks to numerous courses of chemo and radiation). The tumor has never gone away, but it’s been kept at bay.

For the past few months she’s been off chemo, as she’s basically used every kind that would help her. Today was a regular checkup for her (with bloodwork and CAT scan) and it revealed the cancer has not only grown, but has also moved into her abdomen and liver. Her numbers have increased almost 10x what they were 2 months before. It’s not good.

My grandma is the rock of my family, and she’s become that even more so since we lost my grandfather a couple years ago, and my aunt less than a year ago.

Please keep her in your thoughts. We need her here for a lot longer. :)



Posted 05 Feb 2008 — by Mrs. Jenna
Category please and thank you

Today was another launch day at work. I’ve been here since 4am. Husband was nice enough to drive me to work since the trains don’t run that late (or is it early?). I’m exhausted and only half way through my work day. Buh.

Anyway – this weekend I went ahead and signed up for the 3 Day walk. I must be insane! Send me well wishes and donations here. Thanxxx.

Alright – I have to finish my large coke and prop my eyelids open with toothpicks now. Sometimes it’s unfortunate that sleeping at your desk is frowned upon.


Posted 14 Jan 2008 — by Mrs. Jenna
Category please and thank you

So, a whole workday kind of slipped by.

Coworker sent me a link to this today (click here), and then I sat and watched all of the episodes, and I love her.

At first, I was super weirded out by her, but after you get the hang of it (the show is her impersonating everyone in her life), she’s effing hilarious. It’s just ridiculous – she has the Minnesota voices down so well.

In episode 2, she mentions the fact that she gave herself a “party perm.” Love her. LOVE.

There’s 17 episodes. Watch them all.

Thanks, guardian auntie. :)

Posted 02 Jan 2008 — by Mrs. Jenna
Category blog bidnass, please and thank you

My favorite aunt-in-law just pointed me in the direction of this New York Times article about blogging and your employer.

And, so that I can ease my mind and continue to blog as usual, I’m pulling some of my work related blogs down. Although some of them I love – better to be safe than sorry. :)