Thursday, March 29, 2007


Well, I'm back home... did some shopping after my doctor's appointment.

Does anyone else feel like they wait FOREVER at the doctor's office?! My appointment was for 9:30... I waited an hour just to get called back. The nurse did the fetal heart tones, weight, BP, all that good stuff... then I waited ANOTHER half hour for the doctor to come in the room. Ugh.

Anyway, my doctor said everything came back fine with my 3 hour GTT... so yay I passed! They also did a HGBA1C on me, which came back fine also... thank goodness.

One good thing... my weight hasn't changed from last month! I only have about 5 more pounds I can gain this whole last trimester, so I'm on the right track. I've been eating healthy... lots of fruits, veggies, milk, yogurt, etc. From what I've read, the baby gains about a half pound per week. I figure I have 12 weeks left, so that's 6 more pounds... right on target :-)

Well, I'm off to go visit my parents. I'll write again soon.


Well, this morning at 9:30am I have an appointment with my OBGYN. I'll be finding out the results of my glucose tolerance test. I reeeeeeeally hope I passed it. I think my chances are good, considering I was only over by one point on the 1-hr glucola... so we'll see. I'll let you know :-)

Tuesday, March 27, 2007

27w4d: 3hr GTT

Well, today I went and had my 3 hour glucose tolerance test. I haven't had so much fun in a long time. Ha.

The lady gave me a choice of whether to drink fruit punch or lemon lime. I figured I had fruit punch the first time and it wasn't bad, so I'd take it again.

I thought I'd get the same drink, only twice the amount. Instead, it was the same amount as last time, but twice as sweet. I managed to get it down-- not as quickly as last time, mind you-- and sat there wondering how I'd be feeling within the next 5 minutes. I was ok for a little bit, then gradually my stomach started getting sick. I didn't puke though. I wasn't about to have to start the test all over again. My boring wait in the lab waiting room wasn't totally terrible...the first hour went sooooooo slow but thankfully for some odd reason the next few hours went rather quickly. I got out of there around 11:15am.

I was cracking up though... boy, did that drink wake Aly up! My stomach was jumping up all over the place. She must have been on a sugar high, poor thing. I was getting kicked and punched twice as much as usual. She gradually eased up on the karate as the sugary drink wore off. I can only imagine what she was thinking... "Woah, mom... ease up on the sugar! Jeez!"

In other news.... I got a package of 'goodies' from a girl who I grew up with. She used to live a few houses up from me and is also pregnant with her first baby right now. She's due a month before me. I had bought her a few things off her registry, and she did the same for me! I got it in the mail today and was so excited! I LOVE baby stuff!!! She ended up getting me a few adorable sundresses, a hooded bath robe, washclothes, a bib and a little tote bag. I can't wait to use everything :-)

One more thing to talk about.

My 27th birthday is April 13th, and I have figured out what I would like to do. I told my husband that the best gift in the world would be for us to go have a 3D/4D ultrasound! He initially goes, "Honey, you've had a few so far, and you'll probably have another... why do you want that?" Then I told him how detailed it is, that will will get a DVD and everything... and showed him pictures online of 3d/4d ultrasounds. He goes, "Oh! I didn't know it was like THAT!" So he's all for it now too :-) We'll probably do it within the next few weeks :-) I'm off my birthday weekend, and it's pretty much planned already, so we'll probably do it on a weekday sometime. I can't wait! All we have to do is figure out a good day and then call and set everything up.

Well, I'm gonna go watch American Idol now. Have a great night!

Saturday, March 24, 2007


Oh, how I dislike you, overly-sweet fruit punch drink. It is because of you that I now have to drink an even sweeter nasty concoction and sit through 3 long hours in a lab waiting room, and get stuck with needles three times during the process.

You suck, fruit punch drink.

Yep, that's right.... I failed my one-hour glucola. But do you know how much I failed it by? One point. ONE.... LOUSY.... POINT. This is the reason I am upset. I have to do the three-hour test all because of one lousy point. The nurse at my OB's office said that the cutoff is 135, and I got 136. I told her, "You've got to be kidding me." She goes, "I know honey, I'm sorry... one lousy point. " I didn't even have a thing to eat beforehand, even though I was allowed to have a light breakfast. I drank Crystal Light, that's it... and still got a 136.

So now I get to wake up bright and early and spend my day off Tuesday in the hospital getting poked at. Boo hiss.

(Fruit punch drink, did I mention that you suck?)

Friday, March 23, 2007

27 weeks

Well, 27 weeks down... 13 to go! :-) From what I've read, I've officially entered my third trimester. Go me.

With the beginning of the third trimester has come extreme tiredness and....heartburn. Heartburn like I haven't had before. I don't know whether I just ate too much at work a few nights ago or what, but I came home from work with this awful feeling in my stomach, and just had the worst heartburn all day. Hubby and I went shopping at Sam's Club and things just got worse. I bought a sprite to try and ease the fire that had started in my chest, but it didn't help much. By the time I got home I was worshipping the throne in the bathroom. Not fun. I do have to say that I felt much better afterward. Guess there just isn't as much room in my tummy as before... things must be getting squashed in there now.

As evidenced by this post at 4am, I can't sleep either. Insomnia is setting in....again. I'm fortunate that as of right now, I'm still only waking up about once a night to pee, but that one time comes right smack in the middle of the night... afterwards, I can NEVER FALL BACK TO SLEEP. Like right now.... I woke up at 3:15 and just laid in bed staring at the ceiling for a half hour, listening to my hubby snore, before I got fed up and came out here in the living room to waste time on the computer. Ugh.

Anyway, enough griping.

Baby Aly has been alot more active lately... and her kicks are getting much stronger. I've read that babies may START moving head down around this time, but that it doesn't always happen yet. She still seems to be doing somersaults in there. I still get that feeling in my belly like you get when an elevator stops suddenly, and your stomach seems to go to your chest. THAT feeling. That's usually when she's rolling around like a mad woman. I still feel tap dancing on my bladder, though lastnight I felt movement up near my ribs AND down low at the same time. She must have been punching and kicking at the same time :-) So I can't really figure out where her head and feet are yet. I've come to the conclusion that the answer still is "all over the place."

In other news... yesterday after we went shopping, I felt so crappy I had to take a nap. I woke up and had a message on my answering machine from the nurse practitioner at my OB's office. Unfortunately, it was 5:30 and the office was closed, so I couldn't call her back to see what she wanted. She told me just to call her this morning sometime. I have no idea what she wants... the only thing I can think of is that it's about my 1-hour glucola results. I hope things turned out ok. The thing is, they have never called me if my results are negative or within normal limits, so I hope this isn't bad news that I failed it. That would royally suck, because I don't want to have to do the 3 hour GTT. Plus, now that my husband's a diabetic, I've been checking my blood sugars occasionally, and they've NEVER been high, even after eating. So we'll see.

Well, I'm gonna try laying back down now. Wish me luck.

Friday, March 16, 2007

26 weeks

26 weeks today!

Baby Aly has been doing great. I notice a lot of kicks about halfway between my belly button and my ribs! It's so weird to start feeling the kicks up higher now, instead of very low.

This weekend I have SO MUCH to do, baby-wise! Tomorrow morning I have to get my 1-hour Glucola done, so I want to wake up pretty early to do that. I was supposed to get it done earlier in the week, but I wasn't feeling all that great. The nurse at the office told me any time this week is fine to get it done, so I'm good.

Also this weekend, My husband and I are supposed to go get the crib, and tomorrow my parents and I are going to finish my registry at Walmart. I already did my registry at Babies R Us, so I'm halfway finished! My parents want to buy my stroller/carseat travel system, so they want to see which one I like. It'll be nice having them with me too, when I register. My mom is getting SOOOOOO excited about everything. Well, everyone is, but her the most!

I got a coupon in the mail from the Children's Place yesterday... I definitely made good use of it today! It's a "$10 off a $30 purchase" coupon. I went on the website and ordered a few cute dresses, a pair of jeans, a little sunhat, and a pair of white sandals!! I couldn't help it. I have no self-control where baby clothes are concerned. Even though I KNOW I have a baby shower coming up in a month and a half!!

Also, today there was a book sale at the hospital. After my shift was over, I went downstairs to check it out, and they had TONS of adorable baby/kids books. I bought a few thicker books with bedtime story collections, and one I bought was a Mother Goose one. It has a moon that lights up in the middle of the book, and Mother Goose talks and tells the stories. When the book is closed, she says Goodnight.:-) Too cute. I couldn't help but get those books too!!! I figure I'm going to be reading ALOT to our baby, so I might as well start my collection now!

Well, that's about it for now. Gotta go do some house cleaning. FUN! (yeah right.)

Friday, March 09, 2007


Wow.... 15 weeks to go! (Maybe!) It's so hard to believe. In less than 4 months I will be holding our little baby girl in my arms!!

She had me a little scared a few days ago, though! I don't know whether I just wasn't paying good enough attention or what, but I didn't feel her move much for a few days. Just little taps here and there. I was starting to freak out to my husband... he goes, "Honey, don't worry! She's just taking a break." I know babies have their calm days just like us, but it still made me worry. She was moving around alot yesterday though... lots of kicks to the bladder again too! (ouch!) Today she's been moving around on and off too, so I feel much better!!! She must have just worn herself out. Plus, I know she's running out of room in there, so that contributes to kicking less too! The thing is, now she may not kick as much, but she can deliver some WHOMPS in there too! She kicked right next to my belly button so hard yesterday it made me jump! Maybe she's in training to play soccer now.

Not much else going on lately... I have that one hour glucola on Tuesday, which | think will turn out fine. I've been checking my blood sugar with hubby's glucometer, and in the morning it's been in the low to mid 80's. I ate a PB&J the other day and checked it afterwards, and it had only gone to 101, never any higher than that... so that's a relief.

OH... and it occurred to me the other day that I REALLY need to get the ball rolling regarding registering for my baby shower! My shower is going to be May 5th (the soonest opening they had at the place where I want it... i wanted it in April). My mom wants to send my invitations out by the last week of the month, so I really need to get started on all this. A few of my friends who have babies have offered to go registering with me... they said they can help me pick things out according to what I truly need and will use the most versus what I only THINK I will need and probably won't use. So that will be a big help! Hubby already told me that he doesn't care if I take care of the registry... I don't think he has the patience for something like that! For our wedding, I just let him help with the big stuff. The little stuff, I took care of. I know he would be pacing around and getting upset waiting while I attempt to decide between 50 different types of bottles or baby blankets! He has very little patience where being in ANY store for more than 20 minutes is concerned. Are all guys like that?! :-)

Well, that's it for now. Have a great day :-)

Sunday, March 04, 2007


Wow...sorry about the lack of posting over the past (almost) few weeks. Alot has been going on, the biggest thing being the fact that my husband was just diagnosed with diabetes.... that was a big shocker, and so that's been the priority lately--getting things in order where he's concerned. His mom developed gestational diabetes while pregnant with him, so he was naturally already at risk for it. Over the past few weeks, he's just hasn't been feeling like himself... he's been tired, headachy, and been drinking water like crazy. At first he blamed it on the fact that he was plowing/salting, and gets all kinds of salt in his mouth when loading trucks up, etc... but things never got any better. Over the past 5 days, the symptoms just increased and our friend (whose boyfriend is diabetic) brought their glucometer over and checked my husband's sugar... it was 326. That day, he was drinking like crazy, peeing like crazy, and had blurred vision. We went to ER and he was started on medication... we go to an endocrinologist tomorrow for his first appointment and then hopefully he can start getting back to normal.

So THAT'S what's been going on. Needless to say, it's caused a major lifestyle change on his AND my part. I never realized all the CRAP we buy at the grocery store that really isn't all that healthy. Plus, now that I'm pregnant and could possibly get gestational diabetes, I really need to be careful too. We've been reading alot of information about diabetes, and figuring out what he can and can't have. I've paid more attention to carb content in foods during the past weekend than I have in all my life! It's amazing how many foods you THINK are healthy, but when you're diabetic, they aren't so healthy. Things we'd normally buy, we just had to pass up. I told him that at least this is teaching BOTH of us how to eat healthy.

I go for my 1 hour Glucola test on 3/13... I'm REALLY looking forward to drinking that overly-sweet orange drink. Um, yeah. After that, I have to go to Pre-admission testing for my anesthesia consult. I guess they'll be discussing my options regarding anesthesia during labor, whether I want an epidural (YES!) or to go natural. (NO!) I have zero pain tolerance, or I'd consider going natural. I give major kudos to mommies who go natural. My worst fear is getting to the hospital too late in labor, and not being able to get an epidural. Hell, I get extremely lightheaded and about pass out with bad period cramps, so I can only imagine what I'd be like during labor without any pain meds.


Dealing with little Aly, she's doing great. Moving around like crazy in there. We were playing a little game the other day... I started feeling her kick and figured I was home alone so I'd just talk my baby talk to my belly and see if Alyson reacted to me.

I felt her kick, and pressed down on my belly where she had kicked. She kicked back. Next, I started talking to her, and with each syllable, I'd press on my belly at the same time. I kept saying "Hi Aly" and "I love you Aly" and she went CRAZY! It's as if she felt me tapping on my belly and KNEW I was talking to her. This went on for about 5 minutes, and it had me cracking up. After that, I quit talking and she settled down and was quiet too. All the sudden, I started pressing on my belly and talking again, and there came the kicks, one after another! I love it. Nothing like some baby bonding time...hehe.

Not much else going on, pregnancy-wise. Just enjoying feeling my little one moving all around...not to mention watching my tummy get bigger! I've only gained about 10 pounds so far, and the doctor said I'm doing everything right. My belly is measuring right on target too... it's hard to believe my uterus is about 2 inches above my belly button already! I feel Aly kicking up there all the time. :-) I love all the new feelings and changes going on... something new every week, it seems!

Last but not least... updates on nursery pictures. Here's the progress I've made so far:

Pic of some of the furniture in the room. We still have to buy our crib...

And this is a close-up pic of the letters I bought for on the wall:

Once we get the crib, we'll just have last-minute things to do in there... things are coming along :-)
Well, back to watching Extreme Makeover! More later...