Not Much New

Well not much happening here in the S household. I have a million things on my mind and what I need/want to get done here before summer! We really need to finish painting and we would also like to finish our basement. I got the ball rolling today and had my friends husband come and take some measurements and look at what exactly I want done down there. So hopefully within a short time we will have a ton more room and a place for all of A’s toys!

I have still been feeling pretty crappy most days but I really have to say that it makes me feel a bit more confident with the pregnancy because I never had this with A. As well I have been told that it means that overall the baby is doing better. This is a great thing and I expect this baby to stay in my belly until at least August…due date being the 25th! I have found this week as well that I just really have no energy at times and could stay in bed all day if I was able but of course that just can’t happen! The only really concerning thing to me is that I have been having chest pains for a couple of weeks now. Very off and on but sometimes it comes on so strong that I have to stop what I am doing. Yesterday it was pretty much an all day thing which had me kinda freaked out but today has been a bit better. It is something I will definitely have to bring up with the high risk team when I see them a week tomorrow!

Of course I think the other issue is that I know too much. I can’t be oblivious to things that happen in pregnancy as most mothers can. I know all too well the horrible things that can go wrong and it scares me half to death. I am trying to stay positive though with this one and have warned “her” (haha) that I expect her to wait until the right time to make an appearance and to not be like her brother.

J and I find ourselves talking a lot about the “what ifs” and how we both feel. I think this has helped us cope a bit better with the whole idea of another baby. The preemie thing is definitely not something that we ever ever want to experience again so I just hope that things go smoothly!

I find myself wondering a lot how A will be with the baby and how the baby will be with A. It is the one thing that I am really looking forward to. I just hope that this baby is a great brother or sister to A! I think it is going to be very good for him to have someone else to grow up with and to play with. ALL of the moms I have met that have children after their special needs child have told me that it was the best thing that they ever did for them. So we will just have to wait and see!!!!

A has been good as well. I can’t believe that so many people seem to be getting sick lately but he has been overall pretty healthy! *knock on wood* He had some funky rashes happening late last week but I have no idea what they were and out of nowhere they just stopped happening.


His auditory therapist has been starting with switch toys (he does use them with EI already) and she asked if she could try it using his head to control. I said sure but didn’t really think he would catch on but sure enough he was pushing his cheek over to make the toy go. What a smart little man eh?!

On Thursday, A’s cochlear implant decided that it wasn’t going to work anymore and I tried everything but still wasn’t working. I then called United Hearing (where I order all of his pieces from) and the first thing the lady said to me was “are you sure that you are trying to turn it on with the right button?” Ummmm HELLO he has had the thing for a year and a half, there is only three buttons on it, I can do it with my eyes closed…yes I am using the right button! So she tells me that if I have replaced all of the other pieces that it is most likely the actual processor which is the only part of the implant that I don’t have a spare of (you cannot have spares of these). So she tells me to call Cochlear USA and talk to them. So I call there Thursday afternoon. Talk to the lady and tell her what is happening. She tells me that she will have to call his audiologist at Toronto Sick Kids to get his mapping program from them to put in on a new processor and then send it out. So I asked how long this will take. She says she will call Sick Kids on MONDAY and then it takes usually two days to get in the mail. Hmmmm so he has to go almost a week without hearing?! Call Sick Kids on Friday!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I was upset and angry. I called Sick Kids on Friday and had them send them his mapping program to them right away. UGH people just don’t get it. Poor guy probably wonders what is going on.

And tonight I get a night out! Andrea (soon to be bride of my brother) and all of the girls from the wedding party are going to see Bride Wars. WOO HOO should be good!

4 responses

  1. Justinich Family

    So glad things are going well. I don’t have a child after my special needs child but my older son (about 3 1/2 years older) is great with Evan and I am so glad they have each other. Enjoy the movie, that one is on my list as well.

    February 1, 2009 at 7:17 pm

  2. The Hull Munchkins

    Sorry you’re feeling cruddy these days, but happy the new baby is growing and healthy! How exciting. We were so scared going through our post-preemie pregnancy too, but with a lot of help from medical science our son arrived at 42 weeks! He has been such a wonderful joy and so great for Abby! Especially now that he’s talking and singing and bringing her toys to play with. It’s truly priceless.I guess that’s why we are trying for #3. This one has been a little more complicated (17+wks) but hopefully it will all end up ok.Ashton is so adorable! I can’t believe those CI people can’t get things done quicker. That really aggravates me when people don’t do their jobs. You are such a great advocate for Ashton.What kind of chair is he using now? Just curious.-Patty

    February 2, 2009 at 9:49 pm

  3. Vickie

    He not going to like the baby at first, but then it will be the best thing ever!

    February 3, 2009 at 4:11 am

  4. The Sharpe Squad

    Glad things are going well for you this far!! Ashton sure is cute, Jack asks all the time for me to “put my Ashton on your ‘puter, mommy!”, then he’ll sit and tell me all about the pics of him. 🙂Ronda

    February 6, 2009 at 5:02 pm

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