Sunday, December 27, 2009

32 Weeks!

Sorry that I have been MIA lately. I am having such a terrible time with the pregnancy induced carpel tunnel - my right hand swells so bad that I literally cant type...anyway - here I am!

Things here are great. 33 weeks this week. I had my 32 week appointment last Tuesday and gained only 1 pound in the past 4 weeks for a total of 17! I'm doing pretty good if I say so myself! I thought I was going to gain so much more! She said she is going to give me an ultra-sound at 36 weeks to check her weight. Yeah - another chance to see Nola since its been so long. I know they say you cant see much cause she will be much bigger but I am still excited!

The gestational diabetes is under control - come to find out the only number that was off was my fasting number and she said it was only slightly but they wanted to be pro-active so it hasn't been hard to control....thank god!

Nola is kicking up a storm...I cant wait to see the cute feet that look like they might come out the left side of my belly!

Her room is coming along...still need some decorations and need to finish the curtains but besides that she is all set. All her swings, bouncy chairs, stroller and car seat and monitor and the rest of the good stuff is all put together and ready to go as well! I packed her bag today and just need to pack mine!

I know have wanted this for a long time but I cant help but be scared...I mean I am responsible for this little lady now for the rest of my and her life...that's a big thing! Its something that of course I want but cant help but be scared as well! I know Ill get over it the minute I meet her!

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Our Baby Shower

Better late than never - I haven't been able to write much because of the swelling in my hands but I am good today so here are some pictures of our baby shower that my mom put together with the help of my sisters on November 15, 2009. Place Card Table Hand Made Place Cards by my mom the artist! Picture of Baby Nola and the Shower Invitation at the place card table Our beautiful cake! The table with hand-made cards by my mom again so guests could write wishes for Nola and the center piece was the favor, Cream scarves for everyone! Diaper Cake made by my sisters! Jack and I Dad, Marica, Me, Jack, Meredith, Mom My parents and sisters and myself Jack & I with my noni (95) & nana (90)

Glucose Results

I failed my first glucose test. I took my 2nd glucose know the pain in the ass 3 hour one? Yeah - that one...last Friday...


Now, I am writing this a week later when I am not half as mad as I was when they called. I mean, I have only gained 16 pounds and I have not gone over board with what Ive eaten at all so of course I'm pissed. I was on weight watchers for 2 years before I was pregnant so why would I want to watch what I eat when I'm pregnant too! This is the worst and meanest thing that could happen to a pregnant person!

So...I was so mad when the nurse called me last week to tell me I failed that I didn't even ask her any questions..all I did was yes, yes, get the point. So the Jocelyn center for diabetes finally called Thur to set up a time for the class. CLASS? I was like what class? I'm not taking an all day class about this!!! Its only an hour and a half - thank god!

The women who met with Jack and I was very nice even though I was still bullshit! She said all my numbers were fine except my fasting level which is the first one they draw after you haven't eaten for like 9 hours....and she said even that number was not that bad but she said my OB was being know what I say to that...! So suffice to say, I have to check my blood sugar 4 times a day. Once when I wake up then an hour after each meal. So far they have all been fine but I'm freaking hungry! And Jack went to the grocery store and spent an hour getting all this sugar free etc stuff for me - I'm not a happy camper.

I know I shouldn't complain about something like this because I'm fortunate to even be pregnant but I cant help it - literally I cant help but be pissed about it! I mean..takes forever to get pregnant and not to mention I had to do IVF to get there then my down syndrome test comes back all screwed up and I end up doing a CVS and then this. I have to say I LOVE being pregnant and watching her kick etc but I also cant wait til shes here!

OK - enough withe bitching - I'm is what it is and I have to learn to deal!

Here are some recent preggo photos!

28 Weeks - Thanksgiving

28 weeks - Thanksgiving, Jack & I

28 weeks

30 weeks

30 weeks

Friday, December 4, 2009

Glucose Intolerance

I'm writing to you from the hospital lab! I didn't pass my first glucose test so here I am for my 3 hour exciting test. Now, the orange drink wasn't too bad but this lemon lime one she gave me was awful, it was like drinking white syrup! GROSS!!!

If I don't pass this test I'm going to be pissed. I really don't mean to complain because I truly am blessed but I need to.....Its very frustrating to not be able to get pregnant in the first place and then I get pregnant and I cant pass a single test... I failed my downs test and ended up having a CVS and then we have the glucose test and I fail. Now I know its only 2 tests but can I for once, pass a test on the first try!

Besides that everything is great. Nola's room is getting there....just have to order the chandelier and rods and then a few more little touches and it will be all done. Its weird to look in that room now knowing there will be a baby in there someday. It seems so strange.

She is really moving up a storm!!! 2 nights ago for the first time my right side of my belly was off to one side since she was sitting there...its so cute. I have to admit that I love to poke my belly and then she pokes back - its funny its like she knows I'm there..I'm really trying to enjoy it all since this is the only baby I plan on having. Jack was worried cause I kept poking her so he admitted he looked it up online to make sure it was safe and of course it is - which I told him it would be ...he said it says its actually good for the baby cause it helps them interact with you...hahah well that's good cause I poke her a lot!

I don't know what anyone else did but I haven't done much or read much on labor. I'm to scared... I'm not taking the birthing class which the doctor said was fine but I try not to think about it at all cause it freaks me out. I literally have no tolerance for pain and I know its going to hurt like a son of a gun! But if I prepare it will be even worse so I am better of not knowing really...but I do dread it to the fullest!