July 25, 2008

3 Long Hours

At my OB appointment on Tuesday the doctor told me that I passed my glucose test and then she changed her story and told me that I barely failed it. I went into the lab today to get the 3-hour test and boy was that exciting. They had to draw blood 4 times over 3 hours and I had to drink that nasty syrup drink again. Let's hope my results come back negative for gestational diabetes!

July 23, 2008

He Keeps Growing!

Our little boy weighs 2 lbs. 8 oz. at this point and is in the 50th to 75th percentile in weight.

Two Lunches are Better than One

The baby has hiccups right now and that's a bit of a strange feeling.

Yesterday I had another OB appointment and I found out that I have to take the 3 hour glucose test because I barely failed the first test. I'm not looking forward to it. I'm gaining weight at a normal rate and the fundal height is still on par.

Yesterday at lunch I was eating some lunch and I started to feel really "off". I stopped eating for a minute and then tried again and the weird feeling wouldn't go away. All of a sudden I got really nauseous and I ran to the kitchen sink. My lunch came up until there was nothing left in my stomach. I guess the baby didn't like my lunch selection. I felt perfectly fine after that. I called my mom and I couldn't stop laughing about it. I told her that I wished Nathan was home so that he could have laughed too. It was strange and I had to pack another lunch to take to work. That one stayed down.

July 21, 2008

Baby on Board

I have a couple of appointments this week so you might actually be seeing a few more posts than usual.Listen to my debacle: Tuesday I try calling the lab I use to see if I need to fast for my glucose test (gestational diabetes test). My lab request form states that it is not a fasting test, but I wanted to make sure. No one answered my call so I left a message. Wednesday arrived and I decided to get the lab work done without getting a call back from the lab. So, of course I got to the lab and they asked if I fasted. I hadn't. The lab tech. then told me that I probably would want to if I wanted accurate results and that I probably should come back. The lab is about a 1/2 an hour away, so that was a wasted trip. C'est la vie. I got the lab work done on Friday, after fasting. It wasn't really that big of a deal, but kind of annoying. My experience with the glucose test wasn't too bad. I had to drink the sugary concoction down and wait 1 hour to get blood taken. I took one sip and thought that the drink wasn't too bad. I had changed my opinion by the last sip. Nasty stuff. I actually grabbed some breakfast after I left and I still couldn't get rid of the sugary flavor until lunch. One last note about the lab: The tech. tried was going to draw blood before the test and I commented on that. She then said, "Oh maybe I should look at the doctor's request". She then saw that she wasn't supposed to draw blood before, but only after the test. Crises averted!

Nathan has been working on the nursery this past week. We're painting the walls a light aqua color and I was putting on some decorative touches yesterday. Don't worry I know I'm not supposed to be painting! I'm hoping we can complete the nursery this week and then tours can take place. I'm thinking that we might purchase our crib at the last minute though to take advantage of the deal that Babies R Us has. If you have stuff left over on your registry you can purchase it with a 10% discount at the end of the pregnancy. Not too bad of a deal.

July 16, 2008


Nathan is painting the nursery this week! I am very excited to start getting everything ready for our little one. My mom is coming up for my baby shower in a few weeks and we want to have things as ready as they can be for her to look at. Obviously we won't have everything yet, but we'll have artwork up and some of the furniture in place. The photo above is inspiration for a bit of a design that I will be painting on one of the walls. You'll have to stay tuned to see how it turns out.

This is the crib that we have registered for, I don't think I've posted it on the blog yet. We'll end up having a mix of light and dark pieces in the room.