Dee - EDD June 6 2010 - TEAM BLUE!
Jennifer - EDD June 23 2010-TEAM PINK!
Here we are guys!
Adrienne - Thanks for setting this up! Yeah for your big reveal in a few weeks. I can't wait. I think you guys are having a girl ;)
AFM - I can't believe that I am third on the list, how did that happen. I also realized that we don't have any July babies, so I know I still have a lot of time, but wow!
I met with my dietitian last night and it went really well. My fasting sugar has to be between 60 and 95 when I test in the morning and then after each meal it has to be less than 130. Last night at dinner I was 132, but this morning after lunch I was a 124, so we will see how dinner goes tonight. She gave me a whole bunch of information to pick out foods that are healthy and which ones are "free" and what I can do to have a balanced diet. So DH is helping me a TON I couldn't ask for a better helper. It's a hard situation for the two of us, because in the past my food intake is out of control and he was always trying to "help" me eat better(but really just trying to control). So for him to go from the control to helping is really great.
Anyone starting looking at Pediatricians? DH and I are going to start doing that in the middle of June and I am not sure what questions to ask? thoughts?
Adrienne - How exciting about the big reveal!
Adrienne--Yay for being next for the big reveal!! I can't wait to find out what you're having!
Jessica--I'm glad your DH is stepping up and being a food helper and not a food controller. I hope the sugar stuff is going well!
Megan--Boo for having a trip planned when you can get your anatomy scan done. That really stinks. But yay for a good first-tri screening!
Kassidy--I've not got anything done in the nursery either. For that matter, it's still got clothes piled in it from the renovations. It seems like you just got your BFP!
AFM--I had my 24 week appointment/follow-up u/s today. Everything is looking good, and Dot is tucked in nice and tight in my right hip. His/her feet are right around my belly button. And once again, I got to watch myself get punched from the inside. Apparently that's what I feel most of the time. Go figure. I'm growing a fighter. :)
And I'm finally one pound up from my pre-pg weight! I guess all the ice cream is starting to catch up with me now. Surely it's not the gallon of milk I drank by myself last week when DH was in Canada.
Oh, and I think I've decided on what I want for the nursery. Instead of getting a crib set, I'm going with solid colored bedding. My brother does pen/ink drawings, so I'm going to get him to draw some forest animals to hang on the walls, and my parents have a Smoky the Bear print that was in my nursery. With all the other little forest knick-knacks we've been collecting displayed around the room, I think it'll work, and not seem too cartoony. But first, I need to pick out carpet.
Jen - Thinking of you! hope things are going well.
Liz - Awesome about your appointment and the nursery! That has been so much fun getting everything together. I sit in the nursery now on the floor (since my glider isn't here yet) and just chill
Kass - I am excited to see your pictures from your U/S
AFM - I had my 30 week appointment today and it went really well. I am measuring right on and her heartbeat was 150bpm. She said she feels like she is a smaller baby and there is plenty of room in there and fluid. She said she will let me go to 42 weeks unless there is complications from my GD. If I can keep 50% of my sugars below the line and don't go on meds then I should be fine. If I have to go on meds or insulin they will induce if she hasn't come by the due date.
If you ladies can give my aunt some prayers. She had her surgery (double Bypass) and had a minor stroke during it. She can't move her left arm or leg, but can still wiggle her fingers and talk, so that's the good news. They think they can get her out of that, but they found 3 brain aneurysms. She had one about 15 years ago (my dad has one too) but had it taken care of (she almost died back then). The neurosurgeon doesn't sound like he knows what he is doing, so when she is out of the hospital for the heart stuff, my cousin is taking her down to Mayo Clinic to see about the aneurysms. I am just worried about her...one more thing to deal with
Kim - It's mainly the normal foods. Cut back on the carbs, but still have some. I am allowed 16 carb exchanges or choices a day which is about 240 carbs per day. I get more at lunch and dinner and less for breakfast and my 3 snacks throughout the day.
Most veggies are "Free" foods as are the meats, and cheeses and other things like that, which have fewer than 5 carbs per serving.
My problem is that I LOVE carbs. I mean before I was pregnant I lived on Mac & Cheese, Spaghetti, bread, taco's. I barely ate vegetables and didn't really eat any fruit or anything. I was definitely a meat and potatoes type of girl. But now I really have to watch it, so I am trying my hardest.
DH and I usually had ice cream before going to bed every night. I would have like 4 scoops of it with chocolate sauce on. Now I am eating the 1/2 cup serving, which is a little over one scoop with 1 cup of strawberries or raspberries and some nuts on top. Definitely a change, but it's enough of the sweet to give me a taste and not go overboard :)
Okay, monster personals. My life has been INSANE, but we'll get to that later.
Jess--I'm glad that baby girl looked good at your ultrasound!
Sorry to hear about the complications with putting your fence in and the sprinkler lines! Yay that it is done now (or nearly done)!
That is cool you went to a BFing class! How was it?
I'm so sorry about your friend's Mom. That is so sad, I feel awful for her!
I'm sorry about your Aunt as well! I will be thinking of her and hoping she recovers quickly!
Your Memorial Weekend sounds fun! I'll update about mine below.
Sorry your in-laws got pouty and your niece was fussy! But glad you had fun anyway!
Oh man, pediatricians. I don't even have a doctor for myself, I'm really not looking forward to trying to find one (or a pediatrician). I would love if I could find a family practice that I like, but I don't know. I am very into a holistic health approach and I would love to find a doctor that was supportive and knowledgable about, for instance, using diet or herbs to solve illnesses, etc. We'll see.
Kass--So sorry to hear about the stretch marks! I have some from puberty but they don't look like anything anymore, so it helps me to know that even if I get them, in a couple years they'll be faded. Hopefully that is true for you as well.
"Holy cow!!! How did I get to be 5th in line!!!!!!! " Actually you are the 4th now because Dee had her baby! Heheh!
Good luck with getting all the last minute things done. I know I will be freaking out as it gets closer and closer. I'm already sort of there, LOL!
Leona--SOOO happy that you seem to be "in the clear" with the bleeding. I know you are over the moon--I can't wait to meet your little miracle!
I feel like I understand where you are coming from with the worrying about your belly button. After I had spotting (and after having all the m/c's) for awhile it seemed like I was worrying about EVERYTHING--little pains, drinking too much water, eating too much sugar, accidentally eating gluten, etc . . . but now that it has been so long and everything still seems fine I haven't been worried as much.
So I feel like I understand your feelings and I think, after all you have been through, it is completely normal. But despite any further complications that may or may not arise, I feel pretty confident that in the end you will have your little bundle of joy. So don't give yourself a hard time about worrying (or about starting to relax). You are doing an amazing job with this baby!
Erin--It sounds like you are making the right move switching docs. I think pregnancy is definitely a time when you should not compromise your care or comfort--you really want someone you can trust. So good for you for being proactive!
Jen--I am reading your update from a week ago--what a rollercoaster! I guess the baby is probably here by now, though, but I am looking forward to an official update!
Liz--Good for you for being so productive while DH is gone!! I typically wallow when I'm alone--I'm better working with another person. That is funny that your room will match the cat, LOL!
I hope your follow-up u/s went well--I will look for an update as I progress here through personals.
Awesome deal on your crib!! You're right you can't beat that, woohoo!
I like your nursery idea! I always felt like the bedding sets were a lot of money when it is something you probably won't use for that long, so I think just getting solid color sheets is a great idea! And how nice to have original drawings (from your brother, no less) as wall decor! So cool!
I will give an update on the cats in my AFM. We like having many cats though, and we have a cat door, so they go in and out and we don't even have a litter box. So it's not that different having more--it is just more likely that one is actually home and wants to cuddle. Occasionally we'll get 3 or more in one room, but it doesn't happen very often.
Jennifer--I also CANNOT believe that you only have three weeks left! Holy crap! LOL! That is so cool you got to see her face clearly on the u/s, and it sounds like you are almost ready for her! I can't wait to "meet" her! :-D
Kim--I am still hoping for a boy but I will be happy either way.
How exciting that you got to see the little bean! Glad to hear that it is healthy! How are you feeling?
AFMy Memorial Weekend: We had a pretty relaxing one--my sister was staying with us--on Saturday day we finally got our garden planted, and Sat night we went to a friend's party and saw some friends we hadn't seen in a while, which was nice.
Sunday we completely cleaned out and reorganized our bedroom, including bringing the Baby's dresser into our room and putting the things I have in it. I thought I had a TON of clothes and stuff but now that it is in a dresser in size piles I realize I only have a few things of each size. But I know we'll get plenty of things at the shower so I'm not worried.
We went to the beach on Monday and I (and my sister) got SERIOUSLY sunburned. I didn't know that apparently old sunscreen doesn't really work. :-/ But I know now!! Anyway, now it is mostly tan except for in a few places, so that is nice.
AFMyCats: Holy Crap, this is a story. So for those who didn't know before, we have three cats of our own--Monty who is about 4, and was a barn cat before we adopted him as an adult, and Odin and Loki, who are 1.5, and we got as rescue kittens when they were just five weeks old last fall.
Now our good friend Anna found this really affordable condo in this family-friendly complex in a great neighborhood--only problem is that they don't allow pets. So she needed someone to take her two cats for a year or two while they lived there and tried to save up money for a house.
So we got the cats--Sofia who is long haired, and 2.5, and Tonio, who is short hair, 1.5. We kept them inside for almost two weeks--first in their own room and then we opened the door. Sofia seemed to fit right in and start acclimating, but not Tonio--he was so scared of our cats that he didn't want to leave his room.
Finally we let them outside for the first time, and I hoped that this would cheer up Tonio. Instead, we didn't see him again for four days and I was so worried. We finally saw him outside the window but when we tried to get him in, he ran away. The next day, same thing, finally on the third day (this was Tuesday night)I got him to approach a food and water bowl and grabbed him. But it was obvious from close up that something was seriously wrong with his mouth--it looked like it had been ripped open (and it had been like this already when we first saw him on Sunday).
So Wednesday morning, I brought him into the vet for an emergency visit, only to discover that he was missing like half of his tongue. It looked like it had been cleanly sliced (the long way). It was CRAZY. So they had to keep him there overnight on Wednesday, suture his tongue closed, and install a feeding tube.
On Thursday evening, James and I reported to the Vet's office to learn how to feed him through the tube. Basically, every 3 hours we have to give 5 mls of water through the tube, then 15 mls of formula, then 5 more mls of water. Twice a day we also have to give pain meds and an antibiotic through the tube. Since you can only give like one ml every minute or so, this whole process takes about a half hour.
So needless to say, I feel crazy, LOL! Luckily my friend Anna (his owner) is paying the bill. She came over last night to see him and she feels bad that we are going through this and I feel bad that he got hurt on "our watch", but oh well, these things happen with cats.
So that's our crazy cat dilemma!
Honestly this is only a small taste of what is going on in my life right now, but I guess that is all I got for now!! LOL!
I will just add one PG related detail (and question) though--I feel like I am really starting to feel pregnant. Like it is definitely uncomfortable to lay on my stomach at this point, and when I bend over (or hug someone with their own belly) I definitely feel like there's this hard little ball in my stomach! It is funny.
Question: I read in "Your Pregnancy Week by Week" that I should stop laying flat on my back at this point. Is that true? I know eventually you shouldn't lay on your back but it's not like I feel uncomfortable doing so at this point. When did you guys stop laying on your backs?
Okay, that's it for me for now. Hope everyone is well!
I still roll onto my back during the night. Apparently, once your uterus gets too heavy, it can cut off some blood flow to your extremities. I'm of the mindset that if my feet start going numb, my body will wake up and I'll roll. Plus, how bad can it be if so many OBs have women labor on their backs? ;)
And that's pretty crazy about Tonio. I'm glad you were finally able to catch him and get him seen by a vet. Good luck with all those feedings. I guess it's good practice for a little one, right?