Monday, April 16, 2012

shot in the face....and other ramblings

I woke up at 4:30 this morning with a pounding head. So bad that I couldn't get back to sleep until almost 6 and then had to get up at 7 for my appt. The one where they were going to shoot me in the face. Ok, not with a gun or anything....JUST a needle full of lidocaine. For those who aren't familiar with lidocaine, it is generally a dental anesthetic. But it wasn't to go in my mouth today, oh no. It would be going into my forehead. This nerve block procedure was intended to block the nerve above my left eye and hopefully yivw mw some relief. Well, the injection hurt. It was like the hardest little pinch you could imagine. It brought tears to my eyes. It took less than 45 seconds probably. My forehead I.mediately started feeling numb, but I could still feel a slight headache. By the time I got to the elevator I was in a full sweat and needing to sit down asap. I can o ly attribute that to the epinephrine in the lidocaine hitting me all at once. That feeling wore off pretty fast, but the headache didn't go away. I came home and took a pain pill. It started to go away, but then came back with a vengeance. And it's hung around all day. So basically, at this point I'm not a bwliever of the nerve block. I spent the day in bed, not being able to sleep because my head hurt that bad.
Potty training news for the day: she did good this morning, but she was wearing a pull up and she tends to treat those like a diaper. Tomorrow she will be walking into school with panties already on. Hopefully she does better. She had one accident tonight, and I'm not even really sure how it happened.
Lastly is the pity party: I feel like I'm letting everyone down when I'm sick in bed, especially since it has been a lot lately. But I can't control when and if my head is going to hurt. So idk what I'm supposed to do about it.
Baby B update: 16 weeks today. Baby is the size of a pear. Can't wait to feel more movements, and find out the gender!

Saturday, April 14, 2012

what a week

Well, actually couple weeks. I had an ob appt last week. It took a long time to find baby b on the Doppler. Had me freaking out for a while, but we finally found that heartbeat. Everything is going good. I'm still nauseous a lot of the time. My appetite comes and goes depending on the day. I throw up usually once a day and it's almost always at night.
The migraines have been a much bigger issue. I have spent a lot of time in bed, just hoping that I will wake up without a headache. I've had a couple of good days but foe the most part I have a headache all the time.
I went and saw an internal medicine dr this week who runs a headache clinic. I read news articles about him and he sounded amazing. He of course had the general response that our options are limited because I'm pregnant but he still has some things he wants to try. He mentioned physical therapy so we may end up trying that soon. Monday morning I go in to have an injection in my left eyebrow. My headaches are always right above my left eye. So he is going to inject lidocaine into that nerve and see if that will help. I'm not sure how long it will last. I know lidocaine is a short term anesthetic. But usually if I can get the pain to go completely away it will buy me a little more time pain free. We don't know how my body will respond to this, so my mil is going to drive me to the appt. There is a chance my eye could get really droopy, and I don't want to have to try to drive myself home after that. We will just have to see what happens.
One night this week I came home and paid down in bed. I was shortly joined by Lexi who spent the whole evening in bed with me. Then daddy even let us have a sleepover while he slept in the guest room! I love staring at that girl and snapping a million pictures of her.
We are having a round of severe storms here in Oklahoma. Last night we missed the worst of it, but there were some tornadoes. There have already been tornadoes tonight, two of which were caught on video by my aunt as they were headed to the cellar. It isn't supposed to get here until early morning so hopefully we won't be caught off guard in the middle of the night. We now live in a mobile home, which is permanently tied down, but it's still no match for an Oklahoma tornado. So if need be, we will go to the event center down the street because it has been rated for an ef4 tornado. I packed a little bag in case we have to run out. Lexi's bedroom is on the other end of the house and we didn't feel comfortable with her sleeping all the way down there with the threat of severe weather. So instead of trying to cram all of our bodies on 1 bed we brought her crib mattress to our room and she is currently snoozing away. Hopefully she stays that way.
Lexi stayed all night with nanny and poppy last night. Nanny worked with her on using the potty, and she did an amazing job today. We picked her up around 2 and she only had 3 accidents all day! I think she finally understands it. And she gets so excited when she pees in the potty. She has a song and a dance. I definitely need to try to capture it on video tomorrow. And we have to call someone every time and tell them that we went potty. I hope she keeps it up tomorrow. Then we can try having her wear panties to school.
Well, I better check the weather again and try to get some sleep. Ad always, I will try to update more regularly. :)