13 Weeks & A Dad Update

September 8, 2014

It's been an eventful few weeks, hence the lack of baby posting. 
It's just hard to want to post a bump update with your Dad in ICU. 

But we have good news, he's still in... but he is getting out soon! 
But more on that in a second. 

Pregnancy Highlights:
How Far Along: 13 Weeks
Size of baby: Baby B is the size of a jalapeno
Maternity Clothes: All maternity pants, they are just more comfortable. No tops, I'm planning on wearing Pikos and tunics. 
Gender: We find out Wednesday!
Movement: I think I felt a flutter while I was laying in bed at Mom's house, but I can't be sure. 
Sleep: I have to get up to potty a lot, but that's not too uncommon. Just more frequent. I think half my sleep issue has been Dad being sick. 
What I miss: Nothing really, my meat aversion took care of that. 
Cravings: fruit and raw vegetables
Symptoms: I'm still sick, and my meat aversion isn't letting up. When I get over tired I start gagging easily and tend to puke.
Best Moment this week: We find out the sex Wednesday, can't wait! 
Funniest Moment: I thew up because I touched my nausea medicine and didn't set it down fast enough. 


Now as far as Dad goes, he's doing much better and it seems to be to the surprise of the nurses. I had several tell us this weekend that he "knocked on the pearly gates" several times. 

I was even stopped in the hall by a nurse I went to school with and he told me just how shocked he was that Dad was doing so well. 

That's the thing about him though, he's stubborn. Once they allowed him to wake up he found out what would get him out and started working towards it. 

Mom called today to say that he will likely be moved to the rehab hospital for physical therapy and can go home when he is better. Tomorrow they are removing a tube from his side that has been draining fluid (3 liters from his lungs in a night), so I know he's happy. 

I had to fuss at him though about the tube. The doctor told him they would have to wait a day for the OR to put it in, it's about the width of my thumb, but he wasn't having it. He didn't want to be knocked out again after the sedation and wanted it done that day so he had the surgeon do it bed side in ICU with only a local to numb it. 

He's a tough one. 

Dad still has some work to do before he can walk on his own, being out for two weeks got to him. He is miles ahead of where they thought he would be and the nurses have made that clear, all because he is so stubborn. 

So that's what's been happening lately, only better things to come!