Friday, June 10, 2011

Demon Portals

This week's appointment was changed to today, so I'm past 31 weeks now. Next Thursday at 32 weeks we'll check Mei-mei's growth again.  From now on appointments will be twice a week for 20-minute Non-Stress Tests (NST).  This is to monitor baby's heart rate and any contractions.  A Bio-Physical Profile (BPP) will also be done at the weekly ultrasounds.  This measures fluid level, muscle tone, movement, and breathing motions.  Mei-mei passed both tests today with a score of 10 out of 10.

This week I finally emailed my parents and officially told them NOT to visit after Mei-Mei is born.  This has caused a bit of extra drama in my very dysfunctional family, but I stand by my decision.  It's just not a good idea to invite separated spouses to a party together.  Especially when one of them is crazy.  I've learned that my mother actually thinks there are five demon portals in her house.  So that's how those wily demons keep getting in!

Yesterday was my kids' last day of school.  We have no family around to help us, so it will be tricky juggling all my appointments and their baseball, T-ball, swimming, and tennis classes.  Add in trying to make them do their jobs and things can get pretty stressful around here.  Q and I were joking yesterday that it seems our piano has a demon portal in it.  When I try to get the kids to practice, they both act like they're possessed.

And while we're on the subject, I seem to be plagued with two demon portals myself - one has a yeast infection and another has hemorrhoids.  How's that for a segue?  The first can be dealt with fairly easily but the second has me seriously bummed and even somewhat panicked.  If it's this bad now, what sort of hell do I have to look forward to after Mei-mei makes her grand exit?  After David was born, I was unable to walk at times until I had surgery at six months postpartum.  After Tania I was in misery, though more functional, until she was 15 months old!  This problem doesn't get much press.  It is ugly what can happen to your poorly designed undercarriage when you push a baby out.  But it's all worth it in the end.

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

did you know that you can put extra virgin olive oil on your hemoriods... and within 1 hour the pain goes away... within days the hemoris goes away. just put some on your finger.... rub the area... with lots... my friend told me and its worked like a charm!! keep it on daily for extra protection

China Doll said...

Oh no... hope your demon portals get well soon.. or at least, don't get any worse! Glad to hear Mei-mei is doing so well :) xx

Jana said...

sorry to hear about your own demon portals. good thing your mom won't be bringing some more of her own. sounds like high drama if your parents were around, good for you for standing strong with them.

Alex said...

Way to go for standing up for yourself with your parents!!! And I hope your demon portals get better soon!!!

Oak said...

I hear you on the undercarriage - yikes! I highly recommend Mother's Love Bottom Balm for the post-delivery as well putting your tucks pads in the fridge, a little bit of heaven.

tasivfer said...

Wonderful that Mei-mei got 10 out of 10s!! Tell her to keep up the good work.

But your poor demon portal - OUCH! So it's not just infertility and loss people don't talk about. :-(

Suzy said...

Congratulations, your mother is actually crazier than mine! Didnt know that was possible ;)

And I seriously am lmao at your choice of words - that the ''roids have you "bummed"...

Hope your "demon portals" sort themselves out before the birth!