Wednesday, October 21, 2009

A very boring three hours

Well I failed my one hour glucose test, just barely though. The cutoff is 140 and I was 148, so close. So here I sit, two needle sticks down, two more to go. The same thing happened with Logan and I passed the three hour test with flying colors, so I'm hoping that's the case this time around.
I've been home not feeling well the last few days. My sinuses are so backed up it feels like my eyes are going to explode. I'm pretty sure its a sinus infection, but I'll be stopping at the walk-in clinic on the way home just to be sure.
I figured since I was home anyways, mine as well get this test out of the way rather than have to take more time off work later. Probably not the greatest idea, but you do what you can.
So I'm passing the time with my latest Harry Potter book, I'm reading through the series again and am on book 4, love these books. Mindless reading is good sometimes.

Friday, October 16, 2009

The home stretch!

Can't believe we're already at this point. I'll be 30 weeks on Tuesday, officially in my 3rd trimester now. And we're on the cycle of every two weeks for doctor's appointments.

I had one today, and had the lovely glucose test. It wasn't as bad this time around because they didn't make my fast like I had to with Logan. Just had to avoid sugars prior too, and it was first thing this morning. I always wondered what evil monster decided to make a pregnant woman fast for 4 hours!

I had lovely fruit punch flavor for my glucola, my other option was lemon lime, can't imagine how awful that would've been, yuck! I think with Logan I had orange, which wasn't bad, it tasted like orange crush pop.

My visit with the doc went good, he called me Boring!! I'm feeling pretty good, didn't have any questions or concerns, my BP was good, weight gain was fine, all in all, pretty boring I guess. He said I was allowed to be boring, its not always a bad thing. Baby's heart rate was in the 140's, right where its been all along, it was kind of hiding out in the upper corner.

Baby has been VERY active lately which is always a cool, although sometimes painful thing. I think yesterday it was constructing something in there. Right after lunch I was sort of reclined back in my desk chair reading through some documents and I thought it was going to bust through my stomach, it was pretty hysterical. Such an amazing thing, always makes me smile or cringe depending on how hard the kicks are :)

Logan and I have been painting some artwork for the nursery, I'll post pics when we get them done. I need to get the valance sewn (I'm hoping to convince my mom to help, hint hint, nudge nudge), and we need to purchase diapers, wipes, formula, etc, just a few odds and ends and we should be ready for this baby! Can't believe it's getting so close!

We were in Northern Michigan last weekend at Uncle Tom and Auntie Tonya's, and it was raining on Sat. afternoon, and then changed to snow. I pointed the snow out to Logan, and he yelled "yay, it's Christmas and the baby is coming" So apparently snow falling should immediately trigger Christmas, it was so cute!

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Shaking up the medical system!

I had my usual 6 month follow up with my breast surgeon today, last visit with her was back in April. At the time we had not yet found out we were pregnant, I think it was only a matter of a week later that we found out. So today when she walked into the exam room and saw my big ole pregnant butt sitting there, she was ecstatic! Almost dropped my chart on the floor.

Now mind you this isn't the surgeon who actually performed my surgery. My current surgeon I was referred to when my original surgeon decided to up and move back home to Illinois. My original surgeon was actually the only one on my medical team that was against me getting pregnant, which seemed odd, because she was all about the latest advances in treatment and surgery, but getting pregnant, she was old school in that department.

My current surgeon was completely on board with the idea, so I think I started her day out right! And by the time I had gotten dressed and gone back out into the main office area, word had traveled fast and everyone was excited, and I was ordered to bring the baby in at my next appointment in April.

She was going to switch me to yearly appointments, but with all the body changes that happen during pregnancy, six months seemed like a safe bet to me. There is never a guarantee that they're going to get ALL the breast tissue, so when a normal woman gets pregnant her breasts tend to enlarge. Well a (for lack of a better word) no-breasted woman with gain a bit in whatever tissue may be left. So I do have some misshapen areas around my scars, but nothing hard or lumpy, so nothing to worry about.

In this case, I certainly don't mind shaking up medicine a bit! I'm happy to be the 'rebel' in this case:)

Monday, October 5, 2009

Fall is here

I think it's officially Fall in Noblesville. This weekend we put away most of the outside toys, finished pulling up the garden and covering it for the winter, mostly to keep the dogs out of the mud, and put the cushions from the porch swing away, all pretty good signs. And mornings have been noticeably chillier as well.

Fall is my favorite season, its not as great of a fall here as when we lived in Michigan, especially in Houghton, but its still a great season. I love the crunch of leaves, the crisp mornings, and mostly the fall smells, it truly is a season for the senses.

Not too much new on the home front. We've been having some issues at school with Logan, but it's a hump and this too shall pass. He's got some big changes coming up, so I'm sure that's part of it, but we're working through them along with his teachers and brighter days are coming I can feel it.

He got to spend the night at grandma's this weekend, I think she just needed the cheap slave labor for yard work, but he didn't seem to mind. He came home Sunday night, exhausted and was out like a light in about 10 minutes. So what did Richard and I do with our kid free night..........worked in the basement, how romantic, haha! We're working on finishing our basement space, its been a long and slow process, but its getting there, can't rush free labor. I think we were in bed before 11, does that mean we're getting old??

Things with baby are going well, its moving around ALOT lately, always a good feeling. I'll be at 28 weeks tomorrow, so nearing the official start of the home stretch.