My Baby


Saturday, November 22, 2008


We just returned from our churches Thanksgiving banquet. We have so much to be thankful for this year, but mostly for the little blessing growing inside me. I am really sad that my friend Christian is moving to Texas. Not as bad news for me as for everyone else who will miss them because I have so much family in Texas and I can just add them to the list! We are planning to make it there in early January to visit the Fam. We will go to Austin, Dallas area, and Houston. Quite a trip, but the drive between each isn't bad so I think I can handle it.

As fare as being sick goes it depends on the day. I have had some really bad days recently and less where I don't get sick at all. I had surgery just over two weeks ago and it went well and I am healing least I think so.

I haven't posted the ITS A BOY!!! We were hoping to have a boy first, and we are. We are very excited. We are still arguing (deciding) between Isaac Benjamin or Benjamin Isaac. The first being my choice and the second being his family tradition to name your first child after yourself, which I don't really like naming your kids after you...I think its a little conceded :)

We registered for baby stuff and bought all of our baby furniture. We are almost done turning the office/storage bedroom into the babies room!

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Still OKAY!

So today is Sunday. It was a great Sunday. I was able to get up for Sunday school, church, and go to lunch after church! I still get nausea, but it has been 4 whole days that I have kept all my food down. Yesterday we went to the AWANA conference and the guest speaker was Steve Piggot. He was very funny and his message was on saying "Oh well" and finding the Joy in trials. I had been trying to find joy throughout these last few weeks because after all it is all part of the blessing God has given us, but sometimes it is very difficult. I need to learn to say "oh well" in situations that I can't control...which happens to be all of them, but I haven't quite figured this out. I also went to a great parenting class from the National Center for Biblical Parenting and loved the class. I didn't grow up in a christian home and the class was about discipline. I learned a lot and bought a book I started reading. I think it will be very useful for myself in how I deal with my own anger issues, and hope this will change my heart and how I will parent my kid(s).

Friday, October 3, 2008


This post was encouraged by Matt Nelson.

5. looks the same as going down.
4. Cheese...mostly because I love it so much and its not as good coming up.
3. Alfredo sauce...I think its the cream.
2. spaghetti because they are long and you have to cough them up.
1. DQ Blizzards...mostly I think any ice cream that curdles in your stomach before throwing it up.

I haven't posted for a long time :( life has been pretty hectic. I have not been at work for about 3 1/2 weeks, which means I have only actually worked as a pharmacist for like 2 weeks. I have had hyperemesis, which means I throw up a lot!! I have lost about 16 lbs. The weight loss would be great if I wasn't pregnant. I was in the hospital a few times, and then my doctor set me up with at home IV hydration. A nurse would come out to the house and put in an IV every 2 days or so, and I would hook myself up to lactated ringers with D5W that is electrolytes and sugar. I have been going to the doctor once a week. My last appointment was on Monday where I threw up 7 times before my 1pm appointment, in the waiting room, and 4 times in the office. My doctor had kept hoping that I would just get better any day since I was 13 weeks, but I wasn't.

So she decided that I needed a PICC line which is like a premanent IV that goes all the way into your chest. I went to Sacred Heart to get it put in and the IV therapist said my veins were to small and that she couldn't do it. So I had to go back the next day. They tried to put the PICC line in with ultrasound for imaging the veins, but the nurse could not get it in because I have such small veins and the one it could go in was spasming. Though she did try three times prior to quitting, which she said she hadn't walked away in a long time without getting one in. At this point I look like a junkie from all the bruising on my arms. I called my doctor and they set up an appointment for me the next day at Deaconess with Radiology to put it in. I really didn't want to go. It hurt alot the last try. I didn't sleep that night because I was so nervous. I ended up cancelling my appointment because I didn't want to go.

My logic was that on Tuesday I didn't throw up at all for the first time in 6 weeks. I told my doctor that I was going to try to keep down fluids and eat and see how it goes. I only threw up once on wednesday, didn't throw up on thursday, and so far have not thrown up today friday. So I am praying (and you can too) that the worst is over, and I will be able to go back to work soon.

I also had some spotting a few weeks ago, but the baby was fine. I also took a ride in an ambulance I was having extreme abdominal pain, but the baby was ok.

So I thank God for my little blessing and for it's safety through all of this!

Thursday, August 14, 2008


Well I was getting ready for my first doctors appointment when my husband handed me the letter I was waiting for from the Board of Pharmacy. I opened it and....I PASSED MY BOARDS AND MY LAW exam!!! I then went to my doctors appointment. There was some question about my due date they thought I was 10 weeks, but did an ultrasound and I am only 7 weeks. I did get pictures of the little peanut inside me!! This also means I have 5 more weeks of the first trimester and more nausea to come. I thought I was almost done with that part. So it has been a great day. I am now officially a Pharmacist and I got to hear and see my baby. The heart beat was a healthy 148 beats per minute. My due date is April 2nd, which is awfully close to April Fools Day.

Thursday, August 7, 2008


I took my law exam yesterday. I thought it went fairly well. We'll have to wait and see. I then spent most of my day with Christian, which was fun. I worked today and aside from nausea all day and some cramps it wasn't horrible. I looked at the schedule for the next two weeks though and they already have me scheduled as a Pharmacist starting Tuesday and I don't even know if I passed. They also had me scheduled during Family Camp, which I requested off two months ago so that did not make me happy. If that wasn't enough the district manager told me that I would have a day shift and I was scheduled 12 and 14 hour shifts. So I had to write the DM and explain these issues also noting that I was pregnant and could probably work 10 hour shifts, but not 12 or 14. I don't think that she will be thrilled with my email. I still haven't received my letter about whether or not I passed my Naplex. I should get it any day now. Since Ben is out of town fishing this week I am going to eat dinner, watch some TV, and go to bed.

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

My life

I got married in June of 2007. I graduated pharmacy school in May; yes that makes me Doctor Lee! I am pregnant!!! In just over a year my life has been blessed with all of these amazing gifts. I am getting used to being married, but still not quite accustomed to being a doctor, and now I am going to be a mommy! The mom part hasn't quite sunk in yet. I am only about 9 weeks along, which means 31 more to go I have morning sickness all day, as soon as I get hungry I feel sick and the last thing I want to do is eat, and I am tired all the time. As if these things weren't enough I just took my NAPLEX exam, which is the national exam for pharmacy licensure, and tomorrow I am taking my WA state law exam. I still have to wait to find out my NAPLEX results. I was so nervous for my test and being pregnant and nauseas definitely did not help. I have had the last two weeks off studying for my exam, but go back to work on Thursday. I work 10 hour shifts and currently I sleep all day so I am not sure how I am going to do at work. I do know that I need to bring lost of snacks so I don't get sick. We tore down a wall in our house which made my kitchen and dining room a mess for like 2 months, it is almost finished and I can't wait. I am not sure whats going to happen next, but I am thankful that God has a plan because I can't seem to plan anything right now!


Christian said today that I should start a blog. So I did, but I don't know how well I will do at keeping up on it so stay tuned to find out.