Saturday, November 14, 2009

goodbye, little jetta

My 'ol clunker sold today. I will miss the way it clunks, the way it rumbles when the AC is on, the way the left front wheel screeched when you turned, the way it stalled at stop lights and stop signs, how I couldn't see how fast I was going at night due to the odometer light not working, the way I had to manually open the electric moon roof...

Most of all, I will miss not having a car payment for the past 3 1/2 years and the cheap car insurance.

Goodbye, ghetto car...


Monday, October 12, 2009

oh the joys of pregnancy

At this point, the only thing I can do is make the best of it all. I didn't foresee having a complicated pregnancy, as things up to this point were going so wonderful but now is the time to be thankful that things aren't any worse.

I failed the second glucose test and my OBGYN told me this morning that I have Gestational Diabetes. We're hoping that it can be monitored by diet only so I will be hooking up with a Dietitian and will have a diet plan made out for the remaining of the pregnancy. I'll have to check my blood sugar level several times a day. I now sympathize deeply for those who have to deal with having diabetes on a daily basis for the rest of their lives. Avoiding carbs and sugars will be the toughest thing. Especially tough as Dale is sitting here eating a plateful of pizza and I'm literally salivating and drooling at the mouth. The box of Ding Dongs I just bought will just have to go to waste too.  What a shame.

I'm 30 weeks and 2 days a long and will need to start my weekly visits with my OBGYN a little earlier. Dale and I have actually been going in every Monday for the past 3 weeks. The wonderful thing is that we get to see baby Everett through ultrasound on a weekly basis and we receive a photo of him to take home with us. :)

The amniotic fluid will be checked up every week as well too. It has increased the last 2 weeks so I am so thankful for that. I am still reminded that it's on the low end so lots of water and lots of sleep is vital. I don't mind having to mandatorily rest a lot though as I am so exhausted all the time.The baby is putting pressure on my sciatic nerve so my constant lower back pain leaves for restless nights.

Oh the joys of pregnancy. I'll write a little more on the positive note the next time. This was all new news to Dale and I today so I thought I'd share our pregnancy progress.

Everett's nursery is coming along. I'll post some photos soon of his room!

Friday, October 9, 2009

Start of a new blog

It's been years since I have been a "blogger" but thought now is a great time to start blogging again. Dale and I are expecting our first child in about 2 months and figure that we will have many special moments to share with everyone and what's not a better way than through a "family" blog?! In the meantime, I can share with you all my final days of pregnancy-as these next 2 months will probably be the longest months of my life. I have heard many a times from my previous preggo friends that the last month seems to be twice as long as the 7 months prior. Oh joy, I cannot wait.

I am currently waiting results for the 3-hour glucose test that I took this past Wednesday. I failed the 1-hour glucose test with a level of 170. The goal was to be under 140. I have always been a conscious/healthy eater--avoiding fatty and sugary foods and was a little startled when I failed the original test. Fingers are crossed for better news on the test results next week.

I was also diagnosed with low amniotic fluid but was able to increase the level within the past several days while being in temporary bed rest. I'm still on the low end but considered "normal." In the meantime, I've been ordered to decrease my work hours and spend as much time off my feet as I can. Failing to do so will again decrease the amniotic fluid level and can cause for preterm birth and/or the baby to get caught up in the umbilical cord. As hard as it is for me to not be out and about, spending a lot of time on the couch is one thing that I'm making a point to do.

Baby Everett is becoming more and more active as the days pass. He often has the hiccups, which I love feeling. It puts a smile on my face knowing that he's all nice and snuggled in my belly, growing by the day, and getting all ready to join Dale and I in this wonderful life that we have. It will be just that much more wonderful when he's finally here!