Dee - EDD June 6 2010 - TEAM BLUE!
Jennifer - EDD June 23 2010-TEAM PINK!
Heather - Glad you are enjoying being a mom!!
Thanks for the experience on the GD. I will cross my fingers that you don't have type 2 and that your fasting is just higher. My fasting is usually between 75 and 85. What I have been having trouble is my 1 hour after meals, but doing pretty well, so that's good :) I am pretty excited actually to learn all I am about the foods I am eating. I was eating stuff without really knowing what I was putting in my body and now I know SO Much more and it's only been a week. I am happy that I am learning better nutrition so I can teach my little one great nutrition.
Thanks for all the feedback about the back-laying, guys! I think I will probably keep laying on my back (perhaps with a slight prop so that I'm not FLAT) until it gets uncomfortable.
Leona--I'm glad the baby is able to move all the way around your uterus! I would still mention the belly button pain and lop-sidedness to your midwife at your next appt, though, just in case.
Woohoo for boxing up your non-pregnancy stuff! I did that last weekend but I have a feeling I will have to go through everything again in a couple weeks, since some pants and shirts I left out fit now but won't fit in another month or so (probably).
Have fun getting started on the nursery!
Jess--I'm so glad you are learning to manage your sugars, woohoo! That is really cool that you are getting into learning about nutrition. I've learned SO much too and it has definitely made me more aware. One of my friends remarked that I was a "label reader", which I've been for some time (since being vegan), but now with the Gluten-free diet, I've had to learn even more and be even more aware. I definitely like that I always know what I'm putting in my body and what the ingredients are--it's given me an overall sense for how my body reacts to different things and I feel a lot more "in tune", which is nice.
Your shower sounds really fun, and that is so awesome that you got so much stuff! The blanket sounds really cute!
Heather--Thanks for popping in! I am also in disbelief that in only a few weeks I will be halfway through! I know I really need to get going on organizing the upstairs so I will feel ready for the baby. Unless I work hard on it for the whole pregnancy I don't think I will get done! (More on this below).
That is so weird about your sugars! I hope they eventually go down and you don't have type 2!
And yay for Lucy! I'm so excited that you are a Mommy!!
AFM--To continue my rant about organizing my upstairs: We have four rooms upstairs: One is our room, which is pretty big, and then there is a much smaller room, and two medium rooms that are both fairly good sized as well. The small room USED to be DH's office and the room across from ours USED to be the library and the other room used to be the guest room/crap overflow room.
Well, a few months ago I took over DH's office because he basically messed it up two years ago, closed the door and never looked back. So it was super messy and never got used. I warned him a year/year and a half ago that I would take it away if he didn't clean it up and start using it, and finally made good on my promise about six months ago.
In order to help him clean it up, I gave him permission to set boxes of crap aside without going through them, so that we could get through it and actually get done. At this point, we made the small room the guest room and piled all the extra crap in the old guest room.
Now a few weeks ago I realized that it takes us YEARS to get a room set up, and since eventually I wanted the room that was the library to be the babies' room and the now crap room to be the library, I should probably put the nesting instinct to work for me and get going on those things right now.
At the same time I decided to reorganize/super clean/rearrange our bedroom, including moving all the unnecessary crap out of it.
So in the process of moving the library stuff over and trying to go through all the stuff leftover from James' office, our entire upstairs (with the exception of our newly rearranged and cleaned bedroom) is a shambles.
I am confident that it will take me the remainder of the pregnancy to get everything set--and my goal for the end of the pregnancy is to have the guest room and library completely clean and organized, and to have all our extraneous crap in the room that will eventually be the child's room when we feel motivated to move it out of our room. I also hope to start selling things on Ebay and try to get rid of some of our crap. (I guess I'm a bit of a hoarder at heart but not like those people who save roomfuls of old newspaper, I just hate the idea of filling up landfills with perfectly good stuff, even if we don't "need it" anymore).
Sorry for the rant. Trying to work on this stuff and trying to keep the living room and kitchen clean and do laundry and normal stuff at the same time just seems like it is too much for me. :-/
In good news--Tonio, our feeding tube kitty, ate two (small) cans of wet cat food yesterday! Woooohoooo! I brought him to the vet today with the hope of getting the feeding tube out, but they said to leave it in for now and keep feeding him through the tube until he is more consistently eating and drinking (we haven't seen him drink yet). But he is DEFINITELY looking MUCH better and acting much better and recovering quickly! Yay!!
It was a rough weekend with the feeding tube every 3 hours, let me tell you!
Anyway, hope everyone else is well!
Oooo! I think I felt the baby kick--twice yesterday and once the day before! I'm not certain that it wasn't gas or something else, but I'm leaning toward it being baby. We'll see what the next few days bring!
Hey girls sorry for the quiet weekend but we stayed super busy!
Adrienne - You have so much going on! I got caught up on your blog and I know I already comments, but if it takes you awhile to get organized then it takes awhile! There are so many things I want to do around here and just can't get the energy to do it right now I figure eventually (maybe 10 years from now) it will get done ;)
Kass - I am feeling the same way. DH and I were exhausted last night, but yet we stayed up until 11:45 we NEVER stay up that late, and then I was up at 6:50 (which is earlier than normal) and out at work by 8:15, seriously! but I was up most of Saturday night at my parents and last night, I just wasn't tired and my hips are starting to burn again...I thought she was down there, but I feel her right under my breasts right now. Funny how much she moves around for me.
AFM - I am having a bit of a conflict. I know I have talked about this girl that is in our group of friends before. We used to be pretty good friends. We would hang out w/o the others and do things all the time. Her and another friend of ours every Nov would have a girls weekend while the guys would go deer hunting. Well last summer we had the stuff that went on during the camping trip. However I never told her how I felt, or others, I mean I talked about what happened, but I don't think she ever heard how I felt. Then in Nov we did our girls weekend, although it was just an afternoon. and my other friend & I were a little irritated because she texted other people and posted on facebook the entire time we were out - even through dinner. After that we really stopped going to the Tuesday Night group things and then we went a bit in January, but she was gone. We just started going again. She comments on my facebook every once in awhile, but other than that mainly ignores me, only says something to me when we are out if I say something to her. She has never congratulated me on the pregnancy or asked how I was doing or anything. Well a week ago I was messing around with facebook and blocked some people (her being one of them) they could still see some things, but not all.
Then out of the blue I get an email on facebook from her today mentioning an article in Self magazine about pregnancy workouts and it was a "Since I can't post on your wall..."
So I emailed her back and said that she got on the list and I didn't mean for it to happen and I just took everyone off the list (sometimes I Hate facebook). I just don't get it. I mean on the one hand she ignores me, but then on the other hand she chats me up like we are friends again. I just can't figure her out...Anyway sorry this got long, I was just needing to vent and DH is getting sick of it.
Jennifer – so amazing that you’ll be holding your little girl by the end of the month! That’s wonderful that your mom will be in the delivery room with you guys.
Leona – have you talked to your doctor/midwife about your belly button (sorry if you’ve said already, I can’t remember)? It’s nice to know that the baby can move to the other side though.
Jess – sounds like you had a great weekend, and yay for doing so well with your eating!
Ugh for Facebook drama! What’s with people calling others out on putting them on a list or blocking them all together? I did a bit of a FB clean-up a few months ago, and people that never wrote on my wall or anything emailed me with “why did you block me?” or whatever. Get a life! Anyway, not sure what’s going on with this girl. Some people just don’t like it when others cut them out (even though it’s okay for them to do so).
Heather – nice to see you! Glad you’re loving life with little Lucy :D
Adrienne – sounds like you’re doing a lot of work getting stuff organized. I’m sure it’s hard right now when everything is in shambles, but it will be worth all that work in the end. So glad to hear that Tonio is eating!
Kass – Glad that the 3D u/s went well, and that you finally know why your hip has been hurting so much!
AFM - I *think* I've felt the baby move, but I'm not sure. Sometimes I get these little flutters or flips in my belly. I guess it will become more obvious in the weeks to come!
I have a job interview next week and I'm a bit worried about the pregnancy thing coming up. Not that they would (or are allowed to) say anything directly, but I could see someone saying "If we extended an offer to you and you were to accept, what would you expect in terms of maternity leave?"
And I'm not really sure what I should say! I don't want to say I'm taking a year and that's final, but I also don't want to say I'd go back to work after 3 months or something, and then not want/be able to. I was thinking something along the lines of taking 6 months off, then going back part time, but saying it's negotiable.
IDK - what do you ladies think? I figure I should have a plan of what to say in case it comes up.
Alyssa - I did talk to my MW about my belly button, she said she'd take a good look at it next week at my appointment, but she wasn't concerned.
I got a new baby girl today!
Kim - how exciting!! What a beautiful girl too! What happened to her ears?
How is everyone else doing? We have been very quiet the past while. Any big plans for the weekend?
AFM - not sure if you ladies remember me telling you about this lump I had on my bum. Well (warning: TMI), it came up to the surface in the last few days and burst :S So, I had to go to the doctor yesterday to get it drained, and now I have to get the gauze/dressing changed everyday (either at the doctor, or a nurse will come to our house) for the next two weeks!!! It's kind of embarrassing, but at the same time I'm glad it happened now and not when I am 8-9 months or something. Hopefully it will heal and I won't have the problem again.
Pregnancy-wise, I am feeling good! I still think I'm feeling movement, but not sure.