Sunday, October 18, 2009

Pumkin Patch

This weekend we finally made it out to the local Pumpkin patch. Kyle had a blast, the weather was awesome. The company was great, I couldn't have asked for more.

I hope you all had a wonderful weekend.

Saturday, October 17, 2009


So I am very excited, yesterday I order the new baby's crib. It took me so long, because I wanted to pay cash for it, and since it is coming from pottery Barn kids, it took me a little while to pull out and squirrel away that much cash in the house. Here's a picture of the crib I ordered. This was the last thing that we needed to purchase before the baby comes. I am getting pretty excited now it is all coming together. I also hung the curtains in the nursery this week. Now all we have to do is finish the dresser (we are refinishing Kyle's) and we are all done. I am very excited if you haven't noticed.

Have a great weekend.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009


I got a call first thing this morning from my mid wife. I then started to panic that it was bad news. since I was still going on the assumption that no news is good news. But she was happy to inform me that I passed. Whoo hoo.

Apparently I barely failed 1 out of the 4 times they took my blood. This is not all that unusual. You have to fail 2 out of the 4 to be considered diabetic/have gestational diabetes. That's why the test takes so long, some people just process sugars differently.

I'm glad its over with. I am thankful I passed. I do not wish the process on anyone.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

I hate the Lab!!!

Last week I took my regular 1 hour glucose test. Apparently I failed. Which brought me back to the lab today for a 3 hour glucose tolerance test. This is not fun at all.

I had to stop eating for 12 hours before I head into the lab. Thankfully a good friend was watching Kyle, or it could have been even more stressful. I get to the lab, and its packed. I pull my number and start waiting. I had 11 regular people in front to me. This did not include all the active duty personnel that take priority. After a 30 min wait, I find out that the girl I made the appointment with forgot to tell me that I didn't need to wait, and should have come straight up as soon as I got there. A little frustrating. But I get escorted back and get my blood drawn immediately. I then have t wait 30 mins to see if my fasting glucose level is OK.

This is where it begins to suck. I have to down 10 oz of really disgusting solution. It almost makes me throw up. Then I start to feel dizzy. I won't even begin to tell you about the random facts that I am beginning to learn about the pregnant lady sitting next to me.

I then have to get my blood drawn every hour on the hour for 3 hours. (I hope that made sense). I can't leave the lab, as an exercise including walking around the hospital can skew your results. The lab might possibly be the most boring place ever. Thankfully I didn't have Kyle and I brought a book with me.

I did tho meet some pregnant women that just shouldn't be having babies, and I am scared for their future educational needs. Also I met a phlebotomist that needs a lesson in Geography.

1. Australia is not in Europe.
2. We speak English in Australia, so it shouldn't be a surprise that I speak English well.
3. Australia really doesn't get that cold.
4. Not all of Australia is desert.
5. Kangaroo's come from Australia, and they aren't all that cuddly.

I was scared to continue on with this conversation.

All I can say is I am thankful it is all over. This is why I have decide that I hate the Lab.

I haven't heard back from my mid wife, so I am working on the assumption that no news is good news tonight, and will call to check on results in the morning. I will let you guys know the results when I get them. Lets just hope I don't have gestational diabetes, since I don't need to be having a bigger baby then I am already having.

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Friday, October 2, 2009

28 Weeks

How far along? 28 Weeks

Total weight gain/loss? 9.5 Lbs

Maternity clothes? Yes, I broke into the winter stuff this week. Last night the low was 25.

Sleep? Getting better, it seems like my bladder is finally cooperating.
Best moment this week? Having Kris back home with us. Being able to go see a movie with a friend.

Best baby moment? Reading and finding out that the babies eyes are now opening and closing.

Movement? All the time. I can actually see my belly move now when the baby kicks.

Food cravings? I am loving ice cream at the moment.

Gender? Boy

Labor signs? I think I started having braxton hicks this week.

Belly button in or out? Almost out. Some nights its half out, most of the time its kinda flat.

Symptoms? Nothing significant

What I miss? Being able to bend over.

What I am looking forward to? Ordering my new crib and bouncer.

Weekly wisdom: I bought newborn diapers today. They are so much smaller than I remember. Here are some pics of the comparison of what I am used to seeing and what the newborn ones look like.