Thursday, July 17, 2014

Amber has been GHOST

Yes, I just spoke of myself in 3rd person... I have not been on the BLOG in a long time. I love love love to blog and I have just let life get in the way. I can't say that things have been good... I can't say that they have been bad either... And that is only because I am trying to be optimistic! I will start writing more soon though!

Friday, March 28, 2014

Cervical Cerclage and Gestational Diabetes

Day 0: I went in to the hospital with both of the kiddos in tow… I had them stay up all night so they would be tired:) I got a room around 0815 and then was prepped… I didn't go in for the operation until about 1030. I was wheeled upstairs and straight in to the OR. I remember being put onto the OR table and my arms being put out like a cross onto lil jelly like pads for my wrists. It was now time to put my legs into the slings. I looked over and saw someone putting meds into my hand… And then… looking back at the lady who was struggling to get my left leg secure… That was it. LIGHTS OUT. The rest of the day was really a daze. I slept through the WHOLE day and Night. I remember seeing Gustavo…He helped me up to the bathroom and I got sick. I remember Mimi sleeping… And DJ leaving… But not much else…

If you DO NOT know what a cervical cerclage is… It is where they stitch up your cervix. It will help prevent pre-term labor.

Day 1: Not too much was going on. I moved rooms and had a little bit of pain.
Day 2: Same… None eventful
Day 3: I had to FAST… I was going to have a the Glucose Tolerance Test. I was woken at 0530… My blood was taken…. I drank the NASTY orange drink… And again my blood was taken. Again and Again! The doctor said if everything was good, I could leave… Well- That wasn't the case. My first results were high… And my second results were 12.5… I had to had insulin and begin having my blood drawn SEVERAL more times! I swear… If you were to look at my veins… You would feel SO Sorry for me! It looks like track marks! They were doing a sugar profile to ensure I was given the right dosage of insulin. That night, I gave myself my FIRST insulin shot and learned how to use the glucometer… (Maybe that is what it is called)
Day 4: I finally get to leave the HOSPITAL!!! YAY!

How do I feel about having Gestational Diabetes???
I am upset. It sucks. I have to poke my finger 6 times a day and take two insulin shots. I do not to eat any AWESOME ice cream… I have to CHART my pricks for my doctor… And honestly- I just feel crumby! One great thing… We got to see another U/S before I left the hospital and… Our shy baby… Looks like a GIRL! The doctor said he isn't for certain… But… It looks like we have a B/G set! I have to go back to the hospital tomorrow for an injection and then another appt on the following Saturday.

More to follow...

Saturday, March 22, 2014

22 March 2014 Appointment

I took Mimster to the appointment with me today! I thought that it would be a great way for her to bond with her twin siblings! She is always kissing my belly so… Why not! She was very excited to see them on the screen and could recognize their body parts! Very cute! They told me that the baby on the LEFT is a BOY! This is the baby that is always moving around! The babies keep switching from A to B and B to A… So it is getting harder to keep track! The other baby didn't want to be bothered and even turned it's back to us! Their HBs were strong and steady! The baby boy's HB is 146 and Shy baby is 158!  All in all… A great scan! Maybe we will see the sex next time!

When I saw the doctor, we discussed my weight loss… My Blood Pressure and I told him I think that I might have a UTI! I drink so much water but it is like it is NEVER enough! I was given meds and sent urine to the lab… I will hear the results in a day or two.

My doctor told me that I will be getting a Cervical Cerclage… WHOA, What!? And that I would be staying in the hospital for 3 days! I am REALLY not looking forward to that! It is now more than EVER… time that I start looking for some part time help around the house. NO MORE LIVE INs though!

I will be sure to blog about the experience! I always hate going under! 

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Welcome 2nd Trimester, I have been expecting you!!!

Being pregnant is NO easy tasking! When I was pregnant with Dj and Mimi… I do not remember feeling so crumby or sick… Perhaps the twins were the reason… I took time to remember all of these symptoms because FRANKLY… Everyone makes pregnancy seem like such a "WONDERFUL" experience! I will tell you how it has been for me without all the FLUFF!
Firstly- Everything was great until… January 24th 2014… That is when my life changed! I could no longer eat CHICKEN! (Seriously, eating chicken made me feel DEATHLY sick!!!)
I went to the doctor when I was about 5 weeks pregnant and complained to my doctor! I explained that I was losing weight and I could not eat anything! He told me it was in my head… (I had to Woosa and try not to cry! I wanted to punch him "in my head" I did!) I got him back though at my next appt! I told him I was still sick and it wasn't in my head. He asked, "Where is it then?" I said, "In my belly" in my Fat Bastard voice and rubbed my tummy! Well played, I think so! LOL

In the FIRST trimester… All kinds of FUNKY things are going on. You are farting and burping like a man… You smell everything! Basically- You are NASTY! At least I was. I was disgusted by myself! And I swear I smelled like grapefruit all of the time:/

My biggest pet peeve at this moment is… People breathing on me! Yuck! The kids have learned not to breathe on me! LOL

Week 1: I am not even technically pregnant at this time, so nothing to report
Week 2: I am not even technically pregnant at this time, so nothing to report
Week 3: I was in the hospital for spotting and Betas! First positive pregnancy test was 14 January 2014

Week 4: My first U/S was done! There was ONE sac and "A dot that could be something"… She was kind enough to circle the TINY sac!

Week 5: Morning Sickness is here… No- You do not like ANY food Amber! And if you try to eat it, You will pay! That was how my body was treating me! :(

Week 6: I was getting ready to fly America and went to the doctor before the flight… As soon as she started the U/S you could see TWO tiny sacs!!! And we heard 2 heartbeats! Gustavo's face was priceless and I basically screamed! Everyone in the waiting room knew we were having twins! The flight was HORRIBLE and I got sick several times. One of Gustavo's boss's was on the flight and taking care of me… (EMBARRASSING!)

Week 7: I went to the ER in America… Waited for hours but finally got some medicine to relieve the AWFUL morning sickness! My HCG was 191,000! That is a HUGE amount!

Week 8: I was still sick but found a lot of joy in eating cereal! It was what made my hunger pains go away. I would wake up in the middle of the night and eat a bowl of cereal! Chili cheese burritos, I love you American TACO BELL!

Week 9: I was in HONDURAS!!! My morning sickness is all day sickness and much worse at night. I found that eating a lil bit at a time was helpful… But then it was hard to always eat! Shortness of breath too!

Week 10: I was tired, constipated (TMI) and still had nausea! GAS! I ate a WHOLE jar of Dill Spear pickles...

Week 11: Vomiting, Indigestion, Gas, Nausea, All day TIRED! I swear I felt my babies move… It was NOT gas!

Week 12: Lower back pain, tired, emotional, crampy (Not sure if this is a word, if not… I invented it RIGHT now! It feels like period cramps!) , sleeplessness at night, and round ligament pain! It is NOT easier having to deal with all of this SO early! I am hoping that I will find relief soon. Sometimes I get jittery, which I think means that I need sugar. I can't be out too long or I will feel like I will pass out!

I will keep track of my symptoms the best I can… It is hard to remember to do anything! LOL
I am still not showing AT ALL… I have actually lost weight… So let's see what the 2nd trimester has in store for us!!!

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Emergency Response Exercise


 Government of Kuwait Emergency Response Exercise to be held on MARCH 19, 2014!

According to media reports, the Government of Kuwait will conduct an emergency response exercise on Wednesday, March 19 between 8:30 AM and 12:00 PM in the vicinity of Highway 40 and Road 208.  Various emergency response elements will be involved (As noted, this is an exercise.) Emergency vehicles, military aircraft, and emergency siren activations should be expected during this period. 

I think that they are basically telling us this for TWO reasons If you are smart…
1.  Stay away from this area during this time and date 
2. Don't freak out like we are being invaded or be nosey and go and see what is going on! LOL. 

It is sure to be a MESS!


Sunday, March 16, 2014

Banegas Babies

I have not blogged in a LONG time! I have a great excuse though!
We are pregnant!

We are having TWINS!

I will tell you that SO FAR this pregnancy has been very difficult! I have been SUPER sick! But… The babies are doing fine!

There is a picture of our Banegas Bundles!!!
I am thinking about blogging this adventure… But I am not too sure yet! I know I miss blogging and I have to do something because if not… I will go CRAZY! This is the BIGGEST thing going on in my life! The kids are excited!

Sunday, January 12, 2014

P2BK 2014 ***SAND VILLAGE***

I thought that today was the day! The day that the Sand village is open! I could not go… But Gustavo took the kids… Guess what… IT OPENS ON THE 30th! Jan 30th… I thought about all the rain that we have been getting and thought that it would be delayed!
They did have a good time there though… I will make sure that they go AGAIN!
Here are some pictures that they took of the "IN PROGRESS"
I am sure that it is going to be so amazing.

BTW- If you are wondering WHERE to go… It is The Kuwait International Fair (KIF) If you look that up you will be in the right spot!
Gustavo said that a couple of shops were open, the kids played on the playground and ate McDonalds… So I am sure it wasn't a complete fail!

ALSO- I see that the blog 2:48 has a lot of pictures… (I saw it in my BLOG roll!)
Here is a sneak peek video…
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=doviw5VcFsc&feature=youtu.be

I am SOOOOO excited!