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...